ANNOUNCEMENT: ARLIS/NA 2007-2008 Internship Award Recipient Selected

The Art Libraries Society of North America is pleased to announce Shilpa Rele as the recipient of its 2007-2008 Internship Award.  This prestigious award grants $2,500 to support a period of internship for a student preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. In addition to the $2,500 stipend, Ms. Rele will receive a one-year complimentary membership in ARLIS/NA.

Shilpa Rele is presently a MLIS candidate in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles and is scheduled to graduate in June 2008. She also holds masters degrees in art history from the University of Minnesota and in history from the University of Mumbai in India. She has been an active member of UCLA’s student chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) as well as an officer of ARTiFACTS, a UCLA student group promoting art librarianship, visual resources curatorship and museum informatics. Ms. Rele is focused on a career as a visual resources professional and is particularly interested in issues related to information retrieval and digital preservation of visual collections. As has been the case in recent years, the Subcommittee read many excellent applications and is particularly pleased to note that over twenty-four different graduate programs from Canada and the United States were represented. While only one ARLIS/NA Internship Award is granted each year, ARLIS/NA does maintain a list of paid and unpaid internship opportunities; interested students and potential hosts are encouraged to visit the Internship Roster website for more information. ARLIS/NA Internship Award Subcommittee Members:

Cathy Billings, Art Librarian & Gallery Manager, Brand Library, Glendale, CA (

Maureen Burns, Humanities Curator, University California, Irvine

Robert Gore, Visual Arts Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

Kristen Regina, Librarian, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC

Rina Vecchiola, Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


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