The 2011 NEASIST Student Travel Award goes to:
adrienne.smith2 at mail.mcgill.ca
School of Information Studies (Knowledge Management stream)
for her essay addressing the questions:
* Why she wishes to attend the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
* How she believes she will be able to use the conference experience to further her career
* How might NEASIST or ASIS&T benefit if she receives the award
Ms. Smith’s essay was impressively well-written and persuasive. She concludes that “simply joining professional associations does not automatically impact one’s career; like knowledge, a membership becomes more valuable the more it is used. Conferences and events like the Annual Meeting are opportunities to ‘get known’ and to begin building relationships with colleagues working in diverse environments. I believe that this conference experience will help me to establish a presence among my peers while maintaining momentum during my transition from a student to a professional.”
Ms. Smith will receive up to $1000 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gulf:
Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work” which takes place October 7-12, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Congratulations to Adrienne Smith for her excellent essay!
Read it here:
Finally, many thanks to the wise and diligent Jury members: Remlee Green, Lisa Junghahn and Beata Panagopoulos.