Asia Pacific Chapter of ASIS&T

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Leaders Award – NEW Deadline June 2!

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):
https://www.asis.org/awards/asistnewleadersaward.html

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the New Leader Committee, Kathryn La Barre

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).

NEW Deadline
The application is due no later than JUNE 2, 2014.

Award amount
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.

Selection
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

2 thoughts on “DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Leaders Award – NEW Deadline June 2!

  1. Shivanthi Chandrika Weerasimghe

    It is nice to know that there is an Asia/P chapter of Asis&t. I have been a member till about 2007, of sig iii, after I was the winner of the IPC in 2004. I would like to join the AP Chapter, please let me know how I could join.

    thanks

    Shivanthi
    Librarian, Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
    President elect of the Sri Lanka Library Association
    (to be President in June 2014)

    1. Songphan Choemprayong Post author

      Dear Shivanthi,

      I am glad you are interested to join us. We are in the process of recruiting members into the chapter.

      If you are a current ASIS&T member and affiliated with other chapter already, please send an email indicating your intention to move your affiliation to Asia Pacific Chapter to songphan.c[at]chula[dot]ac[dot]th.

      If you are not a current member and would like to renew your membership and be affiliated with our chapter, you may renew your membership at http://www.asis.org/Join/join.html and indicate in the application form that you would like to join our chapter.

      You are also welcome to join our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/asistasiapacific/.

      If you have any questions and suggestions for our chapter, please feel free to send email to any chapter officers.

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