This ARLIS/NA Mountain West travel award was established in honor and
recognition of Art Librarian Winberta Yao, a co-founder and the first
president of ARLIS/AZ (Arizona). Winberta Yao worked at Arizona State
University from 1975-1997, although her interest in forming a chapter of
ARLIS began earlier, while she was working at the Phoenix Art Museum.
ARLIS/AZ, established in 1975, became ARLIS/MW (Mountain West), when the
states of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming joined the chapter
in 1997. Montana joined the chapter in 2003.
*Purpose: To encourage chapter and conference participation by supporting
travel expenses for attendance at the ARLIS/NA -MW annual conference or the
ARLIS/NA annual conference.
*Award amount: up to $700.00.
*Eligibility: Current ARLIS/NA – MW member living in the Mountain West
region including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and
Montana. Applicants must receive partial or no institutional funding toward
ARLIS conference travel.
*Award criteria: Preference is given to applicants who are first-time
attendees, and to those who are participating in the conference as a
speaker, panel member, session moderator or recorder of a session, or
serving on an ARLIS/NA committee.
*Conditions of the Award: Award winner must write a report of conference
activities and experiences for the chapter newsletter, Mountain Ledger. This
report should include an account of how the award helped the recipient’s
*To apply for an award, submit:
– A letter of application indicating the conference for which the
applicant seeks funding and addressing relevant eligibility and award
criteria. The application should include a description of interest and
expectations of the conference and its relevance to the applicant’s
– An estimate of conference expenses
– A one page resume listing employment history, educational
background, and professional activities. Include preferred mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address.
*Deadline for applications: February 26, 2007.
Successful applicant will be notified at least 5 weeks prior to the
*Send letter of application and resume to:
Allison Colborne, Winberta Yao Travel Award Committee
Art Librarian, Chase Art History Library
College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505-7634