EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the successful candidate for its sponsorship of an international librarian to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The successful candidate is Muhumuza Emmy from Busitema University,Uganda.
In addition to attending the conference, Muhumuza will become a member of the SLA and join the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division for one year. He will also participate in the PAM International Relations Committee for one year.
“We are really thrilled to be helping a librarian who would never have the funds, and therefore the opportunity, to attend the SLA. Not only are we giving $1000 to support travel costs, we are also covering Muhumuza’s registration costs to the conference and as a member of SLA.” commented Charlotte Van Rooyen, Head of International Marketing at EDP Sciences. Charlotte will also attend the conference and looks forward to the Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast where Muhumuza and EDP Sciences will be recognized.
In response to the application question ‘What do you hope to gain from attending the 2019 SLA conference?’ Muhumuza responded:
“As an Electronic Resources librarian involved in training library users on how to access and use these resources, and more so my campus having science disciplines on its programs, attending this conference will enable me add more knowledge and skills in serving the library clientele efficiently. This will also be a platform for me to interact and network with participants from different science based institutions, learn about their cultures and how they serve their users.”
EDP Sciences would like to congratulate Muhumuza and wishes him a successful conference.
There was a second, successful candidate who, unfortunately, had to withdraw due to personal circumstances. EDP Sciences will continue to offer two sponsored places each year.