[Siguse-l] Fwd: [Sig-l] New Leader Award. Apply now. Deadline May 15th!

Rong Tang rong.tang at simmons.edu
Mon Apr 14 09:00:45 EDT 2014

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From: Kathryn La Barre <klabarre at illinois.edu>
Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Subject: [Sig-l] New Leader Award. Apply now. Deadline May 15th!
To: "asis-l at asis.org" <asis-l at asis.org>, sig-l at asis.org

Are you a current ASIST member in your first three years of membership?

Please consider applying to be one of the New Leaders in the 2014 cohort.
Eight awards are available for 2014.  Awardees will be assigned a mentor,
and will receive travel and conference fee support for the 2014 and 2015
annual meetings.

How do I apply?
Find out full details of this award and the application process here (and

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the New Leader
Kathryn La Barre klabarre at illinois.edu

ASIS&T New Leaders Award Guidelines

*Objective*To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify
potential for new leadership in the Association.

*Eligibility*Only members in their *first three years of membership* are
eligible to apply (student or regular).

*Deadline*The application is due no later than *May 15, 2014*.

*Award amount *If selected, you will receive:

   1. Up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement to defray the cost of
   attending the Annual Meetings.  This must be split over two consecutive
   Annual Meetings, with the reimbursement cost of a single meeting not to
   exceed $700.

   2. Free conference registration for these two years (excluding seminars,
   workshops and other special events, although these can be reimbursed from
   the travel expenses provided).


ASIS&T New Leaders Award Application<http://www.softconf.com/asist2/NEw_LDR/>

   1. Each applicant must submit a statement (no more than 500 words)

   a. Why you would like to attend the ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting

   b. What benefits you would derive

   c. Your previous involvement in ASIS&T (if any)

   d. Your plans for future involvement in ASIS&T
   2. Along with your application, applicants must select the regional or
   student chapter to which they feel most connected (if applicable), a SIG
   (or multiple) and/or ASIS&T committee (such as Membership) in which they
   would like to be involved. Applicants are asked to select no more than 3 in
   each category (across chapters, SIGS, and committees) and to present these
   on their application in rank order. The rank order indicates the Chapter,
   SIG, or Committee in which the applicant would most like to become
   involved. If the applicant is already heavily involved in one of these
   units, it is suggested that they choose a new unit with which they have
   less familiarity.

   3. The selection committee will check all potential awardees to ensure
   that the applicant is a current member of ASIS&T.

   4. The application should be submitted online by* May 15, 2014*. A
   current CV/resume of the applicant should be uploaded with the application
   no later than May 15th, 2014.


   1. The applications will be reviewed by the selection committee,
   comprised of members from Chapter Assembly, SIG Cabinet and the ASIS&T
   Board. At least four members will comprise this committee.

   2. The selection committee will make selections based on the potential
   of the applicant to contribute to the Society. In addition, an effort will
   be made to distribute applicants across multiple SIGs, Chapters, and

   3. No more than 8 awards will be made for 2014.

   4. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2014.

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Rong Tang, PhD.
Visiting Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (February
2014-June 2014)
Associate Professor
 Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Director, Simmons Usability Lab
Simmons College
rong.tang at simmons.edu
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