Frost-Gershenfeld SLA Travel Award

A student enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of Washington Information School will receive an award of $1,200 to help cover expenses at the 2013 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in San Diego June 9-11.  (If you are graduating, the University Commencement is June 15th and the iSchool Convocation is June 16th.)

This year’s conference keynote speaker is Mike Walsh, best-selling author of FUTURETAINMENT, CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow and a leading authority on the digital future.

See for more information on the conference.

To Apply:

Interested students should submit a one-page statement describing interest in and anticipated value from attending the national conference of the Special Libraries Association.  (There are no specific requirements as to margins, font, spacing, or word count for the one page, but applicants are urged to state their case succinctly.)

The recipient of the award will submit a short report on the conference experience for publication on the SLA-UW web site by October 4, 2013.  You can read a report from 2012 award recipient Lauren Work for her impressions of last year’s conference in Chicago at .

Students who have received other awards or funding for the 2013 SLA conference are not eligible for this award. Please be aware that reimbursement may be in the form of direct payment or in the form of reimbursement, depending upon your financial aid.

Application statements are due by Wednesday, April 24th  at 5:00 PM.

Statements should be submitted via email to Nancy Gershenfeld ( ).  The award will be chosen by a panel consisting of Nancy Gershenfeld, a member of the local professional SLA chapter and one or more Information School students.

The winner will be notified by email on or before Friday, May 3rd.

This award is underwritten by Nancy Gershenfeld in memory of Roxanna Frost, the late Director of the Microsoft Corporate Library and an alumna of the University of Washington MLIS program who passionately supported special libraries and the leadership potential in each member of the organization.


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