Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for a library school student to attend the annual SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA) conference. The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer an introduction to academic librarianship, provide professional growth opportunities and encourage involvement with SUNYLA.

The Scholarship is a voucher covering:

  • Travel (maximum $ 350) and lodging costs
  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals

You qualify if:

  • You are currently enrolled in a New York State ALA-accredited MLS program or its equivalent,  OR you are a NYS resident attending an ALA accredited library school online or in another state.
  • You have graduated from an MLS program within the last 12 months, but are not yet professionally employed in a library.

For 2021:

Although we are hopeful that in-person attendance at the 2021 conference will be possible, the conference is being planned as a hybrid format with low-to-no-cost remote attendance options; therefore the Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship will not be awarded this year.

Questions? Contact the Committee Chair:



Dan Kissane (May 23, 1963-November 19, 2004) was a Reference and Instruction Librarian at SUNY Oneonta’s Milne Library.  He was an active and valued member of SUNYLA as well as other associations including the American Library Association.  For more information about Dan, please see an article written about him on page 18 of the February 2005 issue of the SUNYLA Newsletter.