Apply today for the 2019 ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Lois Swan Jones Travel Award!

2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award, which supports the participation of an ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter member at the ARLIS/NA 47th annual conference to be held in Salt Lake City, March 26-30, 2019.

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 deadline for applications is Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

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.
  • The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees!

 

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 2019 Award submissions is January 11, 2019. The award this year is $750.

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 2019 annual conference can be found here:  http://arlisna.org/saltlakecity2019/ .

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

Submitted by Helen Lueders, Chair of 2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee – feel free to contact me with any questions at hlueders@mfah.org.

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