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European Chapter Awards

European Chapter Student Engagement Award

The European Chapter has sponsored a Student Engagement Award since 2021. 

Nature of the Award

The award shall consist of a cheque for US$500.

Purpose of the Award

The Student Engagement Award has been established to assist promising students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in the European Chapter.  

The Award

The European Chapter Student Engagement Award is intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T, and specifically in the European Student Chapter, by students enrolled in Library & Information Science programs located in Europe. 

An award of US$500 will be provided to assist the winning student in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying conference expenses, e.g., travel or registration expenses. The monetary award will be issued to the winning student in advance of the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. An award certificate will be presented at the Chapter Assembly meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. 


Applicants must:

  • Be ASIS&T members and European Student Chapter (ESC) members in good standing at the time of application. If you are not a member, you can join now. See for details.
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Library and Information Science in a country included in the European Chapter region.
  • Have not previously won the European Chapter Student Engagement Award.

Current and former European Chapter Board members are not eligible for the award.  Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T. Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant’s eligibility for the awards.

Important Dates

Application due date: Friday, August 20th, 2021 

Awards notification date: Friday, September 10th, 2021  

Nomination Procedure

Applications should be submitted through the Google form found here by the deadline.

Applicants may be nominated or self-nominated. 

The following must be provided:

  • The nominee’s full name, title, institution, institutional address, phone, and email address.
  • A 500 word statement explaining how attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting will enable the nominee to a) increase their contribution to ASIS&T generally and to the European Student Chapter specifically; b) contribute to their own personal development.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter, in which the applicant highlights their suitability for the award.
  • 2 letters of support of the nominee.
  • Optional: Explanation of financial need, if applicable and should the nominee choose to disclose.


The European Chapter Student Engagement Award is administered by the European Chapter’s Awards Jury, which consists of the European Chapter Chair, Incoming Chair, and Past Chair.


Selection will be based on the applicant’s statement, CV, and cover letter as follows:

60%.  Statement 

20%.  CV

20%.  Cover letter

The award will be granted to the highest scoring application.  

Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.


European Chapter Community of Information Science Fellows

Europe is a region of diverse professional, academic, and research contributions spanning areas within Information Science across countries.  ASIS&T’s European Chapter recognises the unique and influential contributions of individuals to the area of Information Science, through its Community of Information Science Fellows, including:

  • Professionals in Europe, whose contributions in libraries, museums, archives, and other information centres are the centre of the work we all support.
  • Academics in Europe, whose contributions to research and education have furthered the discipline and inspired others to participate in our field.
  • Researchers in Europe, whose contributions to research help to shape our discipline.

They are our champions of Information Science in the European Chapter, sharing their expertise and leadership to our community.

Our yearly Fellows can be found on the Fellows page.


Information Science Trends: Doctoral Poster Awards

The European Chapter's Information Science Trends (IST'21) conference had its first Student Poster Competition this year. We congratulate the following two students who both won Best Poster:

Miaomiao Chang
University of Strathclyde
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I find it really exciting and meaningful to be a doctoral student who attended an ASIS&T event for the first time and won a membership to ASIS&T for my research poster.  Winning the award increases my confidence and courage in sharing my work with others from different countries in the LIS field. I am excited about the future to fully take advantage of my ASIS&T membership in order to develop and strengthen relationships in relation to my studies and academic research.


David Carrie
University College Dublin
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As a doctoral student who is beginning my studies in September 2021, winning a membership to ASIS&T through my doctoral poster presentation has helped bolster my confidence in my work and has also given me an opportunity to develop a sense of community with others in the LIS field. Presenting my doctoral topic to the members of ASIS&T as part of the Information Science Trends conference was the first step in developing an openness in terms of discourse and collaboration. I look forward to making use of my ASIS&T membership to further develop these relationships and my own knowledge.