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ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter Travel Awards – Applications due Saturday

Hi all,

Just one last reminder that the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter is offering two travel awards for the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference taking place in Fort Worth, TX, March 19-23, 2015. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as gain insight on growing trends and important issues. The last day to submit your application is this Saturday, January 31st.

Information about the conference and travel awards below:

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/fortworth2015/

To learn more about the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter or become a member, please visit our website: http://southerncalifornia.arlisna.org/

To apply, please read the eligibility requirements, selection guidelines, and conditions of receiving the awards below and submit a letter of application. Letters of application are due by Saturday, January 31. Recipients will be notified by Saturday, February 14.

Letter of Application:
The letter of application should briefly outline your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing your employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you may be receiving from your institution (if any). Please limit application letters to two pages and specify in your email for which award you are applying.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:
1. Are attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference for the first time, and/or
2. Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

1. Award winner must commit to attending the SoCal Chapter meeting at the conference.
2. Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in Canvas, the SoCal Chapter newsletter. This report should include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to professional development.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. Please email your letter of application to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee chair, Clarice De Veyra at clarice.deveyra@gmail.com

The student travel award supports and encourages student involvement with ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter, $300 will be granted to the award recipient.

1. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter.
Chapter membership forms can be sent along with the award application and membership is free to students!

2. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered for the award. We strongly encourage those who do not receive full funding to apply.

3. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program working towards a library degree.

This award honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009), $300 will be granted to the award recipient.

1. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter.

2. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered for the award. We strongly encourage those who do not receive full funding to apply.

3. Current board members are eligible for the award.

We look forward to your applications!


arlisnapThe new issue of the ArLiSNAP Newsletter is here once again to catch you up on all the news and posts from the last week.

Receive our newsletter in your inbox every Monday by subscribing via the link below. Nominate yourself or an associate to be highlighted; keep up with ARLIS news and exhibits from around the world; jot down important events and upcoming deadlines; say your piece in one of the ArLiSNAP discussions; or view and apply for jobs you might have missed. Thanks for reading!

Newsletter 029: Jan. 19-25, 2015

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Thanks for attending the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

We hope that all our attendees enjoyed the Virtual Conference last Saturday! The recording of the event will be available within the next few weeks via the ARLIS Learning Portal. We will update the blog with the information about accessing the recording as soon as it’s available.


A snapshot of our many talented speakers! Thanks to all for your informative presentations.


For those who were able to attend, we would love to hear from you! What did you find most useful about the event? What would you change, if you could? Let us know in the comments below, or email Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail[dot]com) and Rachel (rkschend[at]gmail[dot]com).

Job Opportunities

Fine Arts Librarian – Binghamton University – Binghamton, NY

Associate Chief Librarian for Reader Services, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art – NY, NY

Archivist – Hunt Slonem Studio – NY,NY

Archivist – Sperone Westwater – NY,NY

Reminder: Deadline Jan. 25 for New Voices Call for Proposals

Proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 19-23) are now being accepted!

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme “New Frontiers on the Old Frontier” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP, the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee and the Fort Worth Conference Program co-chairs.

If interested, please submit the following to Maggie Portis at mportis@pratt.edu by January 25, 2015:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (400+ words)
  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

The revised deadline of January 25th ensures that selected presenters will have time to register before the February 5th priority deadline and that presenters names will be published in the printed conference guide.

ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Winner

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Congratulations Becca Pad! On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter, I would like to announce this year’s recipient of the 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. As a MIS student at the University of Texas at Austin and the Ask a Librarian Graduate Research Assistant at the Perry Castaneda Library, Becca still finds time to support ARLIS/NA. At the ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, she will present a poster with her colleague Laura Schwartz titled: Art and Design Book Club: An Outreach and Engagement Tool, UT Austin Fine Arts Library.

The $500 award will support expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas from March 19–23, 2015. In addition to taking advantage of a wide selection of conference programming, Becca will write an article on her conference experience for the issue of the Chapter’s newsletter The Medium that follows the conference.

The LSJ award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas and charter member of the Texas Chapter. Established in 1992, the award supports and encourages participation of a member of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter at the national level by helping with conference expenses. Professor Jones authored several standard publications on art information research methods and received the 1996 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award. The combination of her enthusiasm, commitment to education, and love for art history serves as a model for art information professionals.

I would also like to thank our Chapter contributors who made this year’s award possible. For full information about the LSJ award, including a list of previous winners, visit: http://www.arlis-txmx.org/lsj-award

Lynn Wexler

Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee

Announcement: 2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award Winner

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On behalf of the 2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Travel Award Committee, I am pleased to announce that Sara DeWaay is our 2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award winner!

Sara is the Art & Architecture Librarian at the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She will be presenting a poster on an in-progress project of redesigning a space in the Architecture Branch Library to have a multitude of uses for the library and campus as a whole! She also plans on including information about involving students in this process!

Sara is a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NA-SE, but a first time annual conference attendee. She’s excited to learn more about what’s happening in art librarianship and to make more connections with the chapter and the association.

Join is in congratulating Sara!

Olivia Miller & Courtney Baron
2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award Committee

Olivia Miller, MSLS
Public Services Librarian

James Addison Jones Library
Greensboro College
815 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


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