Students & Young Professionals Group/ Career Transition Day/ Student Scholarships/ Mentoring Overview
Selection and Qualifications:
- Nominated by the Chapter President subject to the advice and consent of the Chapter's Executive Board which also confirms the appointment.
- Must be a members of the Chapter.
Terms: The appointments are for one year, however with the approval of the Executive Board the appointment may be renewed and continued indefinitely. Appointment is effective upon approval of the Executive Board.
- Young Professionals Group
- Career Transition Day
- Student Scholarships
- Mentoring/Spend a Day with a Special Librarian
The above committees are dedicated to offering resources to students such as the yearly career day, mentoring, student scholarships as well as social events for students and young professionals.
Career Transition Day provides information and networking opportunities for professionals who are experiencing career disruption, re-entering the job market, or transitioning careers.
A competitive award given to a student in each of the library schools in the area, based on an essay in response to a specific topic.
DC/SLA also promotes two student scholarships each year in the spring - the Catherine Jones Memorial Student Assistance Fund award (see below) for $2,000 and one by InfoCurrent for $2,000. This committee also identifies additional funding opportunities within SLA.
Catherine Jones Memorial Student Assistance Fund:* Named for Catherine Jones, a SLA and chapter leader who died suddenly at the 1996 SLA Winter Meeting, the fund transitioned from a student loan fund to a scholarship award for students actively pursuing an MLS. Cathy Jones was honored in this way for her service to the chapter, to SLA as a member of the Board as treasurer, and Chair of the Professional Development Committee and for her mentoring of students, particularly those she taught in her Reference Class at Catholic University from 1983 until her death.
The Young Professionals Group sponsors social and volunteer activities. All events are posted to DC/SLA's calendar, DC/SLA's listserv, and the two student groups' listservs.
The committee chairs should be present at any meeting of the Chapter Executive Board and Advisory Council in which their committees will be discussed, or in which the chair has requested a place on the agenda.
- Submits a written annual report to the Chapter President not later than November 5 of each year. This report is incorporated into the President's report that is submitted to SLA Headquarters, with highlights appearing in the December Chapter Notes.
- Completed files, working papers, and correspondence of any specific year shall be transferred to the Chapter Archivist for review, selection and storage.
Requests for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenditures may be submitted to the Treasurer, and should be accompanied by receipts if available and brief statements concerning the nature of the expenditures. Unplanned expenses over $100 needs to be approved by the Treasurer and the President's approval.