by Carolyn Edds
Leigh Montgomery announced the 2012 News Division Awards on Friday, May 4th:
The Special Libraries Association News Division Awards Committee presents the list of recipients for the News Division awards this year:
Joseph L. Kwapil Memorial Award: Charlie Campo
Agnes B. Henebry Roll of Honor Award(two recipients) Dana Gordon, Chris Hardesty
C. B. Hayden Fellowship: Jessica Baumgart
The awards will be presented at the News Division Awards Banquet and Reception on Monday, July 16 during the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago. Details to follow very soon. Kathryn Pease has returned to help plan this year’s event. As conference planner and chair-elect Debra Bade mentioned, the tickets are $55, and the early-bird conference rate is available through May 11.
We are grateful for this year’s Awards Committee, for generously giving their time and perspective: Amy Disch, Celia Donnelly, Linda Henderson, Peter Johnson, and Leigh Poitinger. Thanks to all.
Please join me in congratulating these honorees and remembering all of their good work for the SLA News Division.
Cheers from Leigh
Past-Chair, News Division
SLA News Division conference planner Amy Disch reminded us of the reception at the Library of Congress’ Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room and offered a potential discounted Newseum tour based on interest. RSVP to her by June 1.
“The News Division’s last scheduled event during the SLA conference is a reception on Tuesday evening, June 16 in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room of the Library of Congress from 6 to 8 p.m. Our host will be Georgia Higley, Head, Newspaper Section, Serial & Government Publications Division. Many of you have sent me your RSVPs, so thank you! If you’re interested in attending and haven’t contacted me, please send a message to adisch at dispatch dot com by June 1.
I have decided to add one more item to your conference to-do list, a tour of the Newseum on the morning of Wednesday, June 17. With a group of ten or more, we can get a discounted admission rate of $16 per person.
Please let me know if you would be interested in attending the Newseum tour by June 1 and if you have any other conference questions, please let me know.”
As conference planner Amy Disch pointed out in her message to Newslib about News Division programs during the SLA Annual Conference (Lyris might require you to log in to view the message), June 13-18, 2009, there are many fabulous reasons to attend this year’s event in Washington, DC. If the tour of NPR hosted by its librarians or the open house in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room at the Library of Congress don’t get you excited, perhaps the continuing education course Doing More with Less might pique your interest. Learn about negotiating, time management, dealing with the census, using social networking sites for research, and the humor publication The Onion through other conference sessions. Network with colleagues. Celebrate 100 years of the association.
Take advantage of SLA’s early bird discount by registering no later than Friday, April 3!
The News Division of the Special Libraries Association invites graduate students and December 2008 graduates interested in a career in news librarianship to apply for the Vormelker-Thomas Student Award.
The award, co-sponsored by the News Division and ProQuest, is a $1,500 stipend to assist students attending their first Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. The 2009 Annual Conference will be June 14-17, 2009 in Washington, DC.
1. Applicants must be members of the Special Libraries Association when they apply for the stipend.
2. Applicants must be attending their first SLA conference.
3. Applicants must be graduate students or December 2008 graduates interested in a career in news librarianship.
4. Applications must include:
• a word-processed essay (500-1,000 words) addressing an issue in news librarianship
• a letter of reference from a news librarian, a news editor, or a faculty member
• a resume
• a list of course work undertaken
• a statement of professional goals
• a statement of what the applicant expects to gain from attending the conference
5. Applications must be e-mailed no later than Wednesday, March 4th at 5 p.m.
E-mail applications to:
A Word document with these stipend application guidelines is available via the SLA News Division Web site.
The links and some notes for Technology Free-for-All with Derek Willis of The New York Times and me are on j’s scratchpad and forjournalists.com.
The News Division suite is in room 3315 of the Sheraton, just a short walk from the convention center. On Sunday night at 7:30 p, it opens for the mentor/mentee meet and greet. Monday is the silent auction. See you there for some sweet suite times!