2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award, which supports the participation of an ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter member at the ARLIS/NA 46th annual conference to be held in New York City from February 25-March 1, 2018.

This year, the $750 award will be awarded to help defray the costs of attending the conference – students and professionals are both encouraged to apply! The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees, but previous recipients are eligible as well.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of ARLIS/NA. This year’s award will also include one year of membership in the ARLIS Texas-Mexico chapter, required for eligibility.
  • Applicants who are fully funded to attend the conference through their institution of employment or education are not eligible.
  • Applicant may live outside of Texas or Mexico.
  • Applicant is eligible even if the member has previously received the award. The committee shall consider the merits of the individual application independent of past decisions.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicant should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the award committee chair via email (Helen Lueders at hlueders@mfah.org). The letter must include a statement of qualification explaining eligibility and interest, the amount of expected institutional funding (if any) for conference attendance, and proposed conference program involvement.
  • Deadline for 2018 Award submissions is November 22, 2017. The award this year is $750.00

A description of the award, application procedure and selection factors, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website: http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/ and information about the 2018 annual conference can be found here: http://arlisna.org/newyork2018/.

**Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might qualify and benefit from attending the conference in February – current or recently graduated library & information studies students, colleagues, friends! **

Submitted by Helen Lueders, Chair of the 2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee – feel free to contact me with any questions at hlueders@mfah.org

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