Are you an current ASIST member in your first three years of membership? Would you like to help to provide input and perhaps even assist in revisiting an ASIST Chapter, SIG and/or Committee?
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 below):
If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the New Leader Committee, Kathryn La Barre
ASIS&T New Leaders Award Guidelines
To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association.
Only members in their first three years of membership are eligible to apply (student or regular).
The application is due no later than JUNE 2, 2014.
If selected, you will receive:
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.
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
Each applicant must submit a statement (no more than 500 words) detailing:
- 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
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.
The selection committee will check all potential awardees to ensure that the applicant is a current member of ASIS&T.
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.
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.
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 Committees.
No more than 8 awards will be made for 2014.
Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2014