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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – ARLIS/NA Internship Award 2007-2008

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award.The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.The deadline for applications is October 15, 2007.For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html

ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee
Cathy Billings (chair), Maureen Burns, Robert Gore, Kristen Regina, Rina Vecchiola

Winner of 2006-07 ARLIS/NA Internship Award Announced

The 2006 Internship Award of the Art Libraries Society of North America has been granted to Martha González Palacios. Ms. González Palacios plans to complete her MLIS degree in December at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. The award provides $2500 in funding to support interning in a library or visual resources collection that supports the arts (as well as one year of complimentary membership in ARLIS/NA). During her studies Ms. González Palacios has had experience working in art libraries and other academic collections but plans to use the internship to gain experience with an architectural collection.

More than 60 submissions were received for this very competitive award. The Internship Award Subcommittee read many excellent applications. We wish to thank all of the applicants for their efforts and ask those eligible to apply again next year. It is exciting to see so many talented people eager to enter our profession. We encourage them to continue the pursuit of such promising careers.

Sincerely,

Cathy Billings, Art Librarian and Gallery Manager, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, California

Maureen Burns, Humanities Curator, School of the Humanities, University of California/Irvine

Claire Eike, Library Director, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Angelica Lopez Moyes, Librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library

Henry Pisciotta (Chair), Arts and Architecture Librarian, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University

Apply Now for 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award!

* CALL FOR APPLICATIONS *

* 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award *

* DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2006 * 

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award. The ARLIS/NA Internship Program provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. This award will grant $2,500 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

WHO MAY APPLY

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, studio art or museum studies may apply for the award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or show an equivalent combination of coursework and experience. 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Once an award recipient has been selected, she or he will select an institution to act as host for the internship with the approval of the ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee. The intern will work on-site a minimum of 10 hours per week to complete a total of at least 150 hours. Only one Internship is awarded per year and is to be completed within the 2006-2007 academic year.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to Sub-Committee member Cathy Billings (application materials in electronic format are preferred):

  1. Resume;
  2. Current transcript in PDF format [this may be an unofficial version];
  3. An essay of up to 250 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectation of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit art libraries or visual resources collections; and
  4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

Cathy Billings

Art Librarian

Brand Library & Art Center

1601 W. Mountain St.

Glendale, CA 91207

cbillings@ci.glendale.ca.us

INTERNSHIP AWARD SCHEDULE OF DEADLINES FOR 2006-2007

  • October 3, 2006: Deadline for submission of applications.
  • November 15, 2006: Selection of recipient by Internship Award Sub-Committee.
  • January 5, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Spring 2007 internship.
  • April 13, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Summer 2007.
  • May 4, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Fall 2007 internship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit the ARLIS/NA Internship award page online at: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html

View descriptions of past recipients’ internship experiences at: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_winners.html

QUESTIONS

Contact the Sub-Committee Chair:

Henry Pisciotta

Arts and Architecture Librarian

University Libraries

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-6778

henryp@psu.edu