The ARLIS/NA + VRA Joint Conference 2016 Travel Awards are open!

The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending the 3rd joint conference of ARLIS/NA + VRA, to be held in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12, 2016.

Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna-vra.org/seattle2016/

The application form for the awards can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9C3V9H5

More information about the Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website: https://arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/64-conference-travel-awards

Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members.  Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST.

Awards Open to Current Members:

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer.
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.

Andrew Cahan Photography Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Members who are actively involved in the field of photography through reference, research, or bibliographic work.
Purpose: To encourage participation of members active in the field of photography who could not attend the conference without financial assistance.

Student Conference Attendance Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

 Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants:

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Howard Karno Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.
Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation.

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.


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