For the sixth year in a row, Swets is pleased to announce our $1,000 scholarship contest to award the winning applicant attendance to the 2013 Annual Charleston Conference, taking place November 6-9, 2013.
Applicants are asked to complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the following topic:
“In the past we’ve always heard you need to do more with less. However, the new mantra seems to be to do less with less. To which do you adhere and why? Please address what information/metrics/services are essential and what can be eliminated?”
Last year’s scholarship winner, Hilary Davis, described the Charleston Conference as “the premier venue for learning and applying best practices.” Attending the show in 2012 gave Davis “abundant opportunities to extend existing collaborations and develop new partnerships with librarians and publishers.”
In order to apply, please submit an email including your essay and brief curriculum vita to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 3, 2013. All applicants will be notified via email of the status of their submission. Scholarship money must be used to attend the 2013 Annual Charleston Conference. Entries will be reviewed by a committee comprised of:
- Katina Strauch, Head of Collection Development, College of Charleston
- Chuck Hamaker, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
- Kristin McNally, Marketing Manager, Swets
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.