AASL CONFERENCE AWARDS (Student and New Member)

Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) announces

AASL Conference Student Award
Students who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate library school program or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation) are eligible to apply for an award that includes: $250.00 for conference travel, a waiver of the student conference registration fee, and a waiver of AASL membership dues for a period of one year.

AASL Conference Travel Award
Current AASL members who have belonged to the organization for a period of three years or less, or current AASL members who are first time conference attendees are eligible to apply for a travel award in the amount of $250.00.

Please see below for complete descriptions of the awards, application forms, and deadlines.

AASL CONFERENCE STUDENT AWARD

Purpose:
The conference award is intended to introduce library school students, interested in a career in architecture school librarianship, to the membership and activities of AASL through attendance at the organization’s annual conference (March 7 – 10, 2007, in Philadelphia, PA).

Award Amount:
Varies yearly.
For the 2007 AASL Annual Meeting the proposed award includes:

1. $250.00 for travel expenses (given in the form of a check from AASL to the recipient after the post-conference report is received following the annual meeting)
2. Waiver of the annual meeting registration fee (at the student rate)
3. Waiver of annual AASL dues for a period of one year

Eligibility:
Students who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate library school program or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation) are eligible for the award.

Guidelines:
• Applicants must submit a completed application form, accompanied by a current résumé, to the Award Committee by the specified closing date
• Recipients of the award must confirm in writing (e-mail will suffice) that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance
• Recipients of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals
• In a year in which no suitable applications are received, or if AASL funds are insufficient, the grant will not be awarded

Criteria:
• Meets eligibility requirements
• Quality of the application form and résumé submitted
• Potential for service in AASL

Deadline for Applications:
31 January 2007

Applications can be submitted by e-mail, mail, or fax to:
Michele Laing
AASL Travel Awards Committee
Musagetes Architecture Library
UW School of Architecture
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON
CANADA N1S 2H4

Fax: (519) 622-3525
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AASL CONFERENCE STUDENT AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Name:

Please indicate your preferred contact address

o Home Address:

E-Mail:

Phone:

o University/College Address:

E-Mail:

Phone:

Fax:

Are you a:

o Full-time student
o Part-time student
o Recent library school graduate
If yes, please provide the name of the school attended plus month and year of graduation:

Please detail your reasons for applying for the AASL Conference Student Award and the anticipated benefits of attending:

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AASL CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARD

Purpose:
The travel award is intended to encourage attendance and participation at the annual AASL conference and in the activities of the organization, and to support the professional development goals of librarians employed in architecture school libraries in the United States and Canada.

Award Amount:
$250.00 annually.

Eligibility:
Current AASL members who have belonged to the organization for period of three years or less, or current AASL members who are first time conference attendees are eligible to apply.

Guidelines:
• Applicants must be professionals employed as an information or visual resources specialist serving faculty and students in a school of architecture
• Applicants must submit a completed application form, accompanied by a current résumé, to the Award Committee by the specified closing date
• Recipients of the award must confirm in writing (e-mail will suffice) that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance
• Recipients of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals
• In a year in which no suitable applications are received, or if AASL fund are insufficient, the grant will not be awarded

Criteria:
• Meets eligibility requirements
• Financial need
• Participation in AASL conference sessions
• Potential for service in AASL

Deadline for Applications:
31 January 2007

Applications can be submitted by e-mail, mail, or fax to:
Michele Laing
AASL Travel Awards Committee
Musagetes Architecture Library
UW School of Architecture
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON
CANADA N1S 2H4
Fax: (519) 622-3525

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AASL TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Name:

Please indicate your preferred contact address

o Home Address:

E-Mail:

Phone:

Fax:

o Work Address:

E-Mail:

Phone:

Fax:

Are you a:

o New member
o First time conference attendee

Are you participating in any AASL conference sessions?
o Yes
o No

Do you expect to receive financial assistance to attend the AASL annual conference from your employer or any other body?
o Yes
o No
If yes, please provide details:

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List other professional library organizations to which you belong:

Please detail your reasons for applying for the AASL Travel Award and the anticipated benefits of attending:

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Beth and Ann!

    from AASL-L:

    The AASL Conference Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the Association’s inaugural awards for travel to the annual conference.

    Beth Dodd, Curator, Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin, is the 2007 recipient of the AASL Conference Travel Award. Beth has an academic background in architecture and planning and has been involved with the Society of American Archivists, the regional archives group, the Society of Southwest Archivists, as well as the ARLIS/NA Texas/Mexico Chapter. Beth is a featured speaker at the Philadelphia conference, presenting on Architectural Archives Best Practices.

    Ann Armstrong, a student at the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, California, has been awarded the AASL Conference Student Travel Award. Originally from Canada, Ann received an MA in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal, enjoying work experiences at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the National Gallery of Canada, and the McCord Museum before moving to the U.S. Here, she volunteered at Taliesin West and the de Young Museum prior to beginning her studies to become a librarian. Ann is also Vice Chair/Chair Elect 2007-2008 of the Northern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA.

  2. Hi,
    I’ve been trying to find an old friend of mine, Ann Armstrong. We went to school together in Canada but lost touch a few years back.

    One of the recipients of the Association’s inaugural awards for travel to the annual conference fits her description.

    Is there any way of getting in touch with her through your organization or having my contact information passed along to this Ann Armstrong to see if it is indeed, the Ann Armstrong I would like to locate?

    Thanks,
    Stephanie Hooker

  3. Hi Stephanie,

    Ann’s information is listed in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)’s Member Directory. If you are not a member of ARLIS/NA, please forward your contact information to me at webmaster@arlisnap.org, and I will forward it on to Ann.

    Thanks.

  4. Thank you Bryan. Stephanie managed to find me through SJSU SLIS (amazing since we have over 1200 students) and I am the Ann Armstrong she knows and loves! I promise my next post will be vaguely art-librarian related. For those of you going to the conference in Atlanta, the Northern California chapter has sent some prime raffle prizes so buy lots of tickets!

  5. I’ve been thinking that I like the term “online community” better than “blog” when describing ArLiSNAP. I was delighted to see these comments, especially the happy ending. Although much of the time we deal with things (books, slides, digital images, etc.), I think that librarianship is a unique field because collaboration and community building are not only encouraged but put into practice. The university is a place where students and scholars vie for top positions, top grades, and fellowships, but a great deal of creative thinking rises from interdisciplinary collaboration and serendipitous connections, and that’s where we come in.

    All that to say, I think it’d be great if posts weren’t all “art-librarian related.” :) Sometimes the random ones are a good reminder that we’re not a bunch of stereotypical librarians, drones, or avatars (although since I’ve never met Bryan Loar in person, I can’t prove that he’s not a machine), we’re a community of real people who share interests in art and books and the technology to make them available to everyone.

  6. I think what we have with ArLiSNAP is definitely an “online community” that happens to have a blog as one component. I really like how we mashed-up the idea of a blog to become much more.

    I’m conflicted about including other topics of interest beyond art librarianship. I think it should still be somehow related, and, if it is not apparent, the author should try to make that distinction. I’ve posted topics on my own blog that I don’t think necessarily fit in here.

    After studying Cartesian philosophy with a healthy dose of Hume, I can’t, with certainty, say that I’m not a machine. It is true…I am particular to my leopard skin (click here for “proof”).

  7. I suppose I should clarify. What I really meant to say: “All that to say, I think it’d be great if posts weren’t all [directly] “art-librarian related” [in the sense that Ann’s comment is personal, but is actually related to art librarians (since she is one)]. Comments that have some connection to art librarianship, even a loose connection, should be welcome, in my opinion. Thanks for bringing this up, Bryan.

  8. I have thought about this topic quite a bit as well. ARLIS-L and VRA-L each have their share of fun, non-business related posts and I think that’s what keeps this profession interesting. There are issues within the larger realm of Librarianship that I don’t post about here, but I think would still be of interest to our members. For instance, has anyone seen the new Tumblr concept , which is described as being an online scrapbook? Plus, I’ve recently run across Scrapblog, which is another way users record their experiences visually. While not totally related to our professional goals, they are changing the way users think about access to information.

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