Friday, November 18, 2011

Student Essay Competition

Essay Contest at the University of South Carolina
to be recommended to the ALA Student-To-Staff Competition

Topic: What do you hope to learn from attending and volunteering at the ALA annual conference? In what ways will this contribute to your long-term professional development?

Essay requirements: The essay should be approximately between 750-1,000 words in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. The essay should be double spaced with a cover page. The cover page should list your name and email address – do not include your name on the actual essay.

To be eligible for the essay competition, you:
Must be a member of LISSA (if you are unsure, email Meredith at
Must be an ALA student member (to be recommended for the program)
Must be a current student at the time of the ALA conference (Summer 2012) or recent graduate (no earlier than May 2012)

Essay is due JANUARY 9th, 2011 (first day of Spring classes)

About the Student-To-Staff Program:

"Each year 40 library students are chosen to assist ALA staff during ALA Annual Conference. In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities." Basically, the program covers everything except travel.
More information can be found here-

About this year's annual conference:
The 2012 ALA Annual Conference will be June 21-June 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (FUN!)

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