FIAA Alumni OLA Super Conference Grant


About the Grant

Alumni of the Faculty of Information and its predecessors (e.g., Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), FLIS, FLS, SLIS, etc.) are invited to apply for a full conference registration* to the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference 2020 being held January 29 - February 1, 2020.

FIAA Alumni OLA Super Conference Grant

*Not included are costs such as pre-conference events; ticketed events; travel; accommodation; or food. If circumstance prevents the recipient from using the grant, it reverts to the FIAA Awards & Grants Committee.

Qualifications

In order to be considered for the grant, all of the following criteria must be met.  The applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information or its predecessors (e.g. Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), FLIS, FLS, SLIS, etc.).
  • Not have received a similar grant from FIAA (e.g., Student Conference/Research Grant, Alumni OLA Conference Grant, Alumni Professional Development Grant) in the past three years.
  • Clearly demonstrate how attendance at the OLA Super Conference will benefit the applicant’s career and professional development.

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee a successful application as applications are assessed on a competitive basis. The Committee reserves the right to not award the registration if submissions lack sufficient overall merit.

The successful applicant will be required to submit an article, 300-500 words in length, for inclusion on the Faculty of Information website. The submission of a photo of the grant recipient is also highly encouraged.

Application Process & Deadline

Please submit one application package containing the following items:

  • A written statement (maximum 2 pages) detailing the applicant’s year of graduation, program of study, and how attendance at the OLA Super Conference 2020 will benefit their career and professional development.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • A letter of support from an employer, peer, or professional colleague.

Questions and complete application packages can be sent to: Alexia Loumankis (Chair, FIAA Grants & Awards Committee) alexia.loumankis@utoronto.ca.

The deadline date for the FIAA Alumni OLA Super Conference Grant applications is Friday, November 22, 2019.