For the sixth year in a row, Swets is pleased to announce our $1,000 scholarship contest to award the winning applicant attendance to the 2013 Annual Charleston Conference, taking place November 6-9, 2013.
Applicants are asked to complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the following topic:
"In the past we've always heard you need to do more with less. However, the new mantra seems to be to do less with less. To which do you adhere and why? Please address what information/metrics/services are essential and what can be eliminated?"
Last year's scholarship winner, Hilary Davis, described the Charleston Conference as "the premier venue for learning and applying best practices." Attending the show in 2012 gave Davis "abundant opportunities to extend existing collaborations and develop new partnerships with librarians and publishers."
In order to apply, please submit an email including your essay and brief curriculum vita to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 3, 2013. All applicants will be notified via email of the status of their submission. Scholarship money must be used to attend the 2013 Annual Charleston Conference. Entries will be reviewed by a committee comprised of: . Katina Strauch, Head of Collection Development, College of Charleston . Chuck Hamaker, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services, University of North Carolina – Charlotte . Kristin McNally, Marketing Manager, Swets
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. It develops and delivers services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. The company's active role in today's complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual "100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry." It is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard which affirms the company's stringent operation and client service procedures. For more information on Swets see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.