IOP Publishing’s PAM Travel Stipend

9 Jan 2016

IOP Publishing is committed to supporting the library community. Since 2009, IOP Publishing has provided funding for new PAM librarians with four $1,000 stipends to help defray the costs of traveling to the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference for the first time.

In 2013, the travel stipends were renamed the “Louise Leckner Memorial Travel Stipends” in honour of an IOP Publishing staff member who was proud to be a part of the SLA Annual Conference programme.

Winners

2016

The following winners received $1,000 stipends to help defray the costs of traveling to the SLA Annual Conference.

Jessica Simpson, Texas Tech University

Heidi Tebbe, North Carolina State University

Kelly Durkin, Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library

2015

The following winners received $1,000 stipends to help defray the costs of traveling to the SLA Annual Conference.

Kayleigh Bohémier, Yale University

Rebecca Hutchinson, University of Waterloo

Minh Le, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Therese Triumph, University of North Carolina

2014

The following winners received $1,000 stipends to help defray the costs of traveling to the SLA Annual Conference.

Chris Doty, Emory University

Ethan Masella, Brandeis University

Zachary Sharrow, College of Wooster

Qinqin Zhang, Western University

2013

For 2013, in Louise Leckner’s memory, IOP Publishing doubled the stipend value to $2,000 apiece for the following recipients to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, USA:

Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa

Manuel de la Cruz Gutiérrez, University of Houston

Kathleen Gregory, University of Denver

Shirley Zhao, Dartmouth College

2012

Elizabeth Cheney, University of California

John Kromer, Miami University in Oxford

Laurie Hunter, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Rebeca Befus, Michigan State University

 

For more information, go to the PAM website.

Rules and criteria

  • Applicants must be recent graduates of a library science programme, in the first three years of their professional librarianship, employed by a physical sciences library or a subject specialist for one or more of the Physics Astronomy Mathematics Division (PAM) disciplines and first-time attendees of the SLA Annual Conference as a professional librarian.
  • Applicants should submit a brief letter (approximately 750 words), answering the questions: How do you meet the criteria?; What do you hope to gain from attending the SLA conference?; How do you expect/hope to be involved with the PAM division? and submit a current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Applications are judged by the travel stipend committee.

Additional information

  • Winners are announced two months prior to the SLA meeting and awards are presented at the PAM Business Meeting.