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Index of Chapter Travel Awards

Many of our thoughts will turn to annual conferences after the new year.  Although the ARLIS/NA website serves as a clearing house for the organization’s various conference, travel, and research awards, there has not previously been a way to collect similar information for chapter-level awards. The following information regarding chapter awards is available from the Index of Chapter Awards, which is linked from ArLiSNAP’s Resources page.

This page provides an index to funding awards available for young professionals and students via local ARLIS/NA chapters.  Whenever possible, this list includes all awards for which students and new professionals are eligible to apply.  This information is current as of November 2008.

Travel, professional development, and/or membership awards not available from this chapter as of 11/08

Travel Award available seasonally; visit the chapter website for updated information

Three awards available: Travel Award; Special Travel Award; Membership Award

Conference Travel Award

Travel, professional development, and/or membership awards not available from this chapter as of 11/08

William C. Bunce/ARLIS Midstates Travel Award

Ohio Valley Chapter Travel Award

Twin Cities Chapter Travel Award

The Marietta Bushnell Boyer Conference Travel Award

Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship
Travel Award

Celine Palatsky Travel Award

Annual Professional Development Award

Caroline Backlund Travel Award

Travel, professional development, and/or membership awards not available from this chapter as of 11/08

Lois Swan Jones Award

Winberta Yao Travel Award

Travel Award available seasonally; visit the chapter website for updated information

Travel, professional development, and/or membership awards not available from this chapter as of 11/08

Judith Hoffberg Travel Award

– Compiled by Sarah Carter, 11/08 launches new website

Villa Park, IL — Visitors to will notice a new look and feel today as the newly-redesigned site launches. The redesign brings in line with current web standards and adds new content and features. Note that old links willl be broken; please update your links and bookmarks.

Highlights of the redesign include:

  • Better integration of the forum and other interactive site features.
  • Job ads that, as always, are free to both job seekers and employers.
  • New content on education and career development, including information on MLIS scholarships as well as on funding conference attendance and other CE opportunities.
  • A more standards-compliant and accessible design.
  • A new logo designed by Wendy Koff, Librarian and Web Designer.
  • Updated links to outside resources; all links were checked manually in October 2008.
  • Improved organization — information for both job seekers and employers is now easier to find.
  • Opportunities for sponsorship — relevant organizations can easily reach an audience of librarians and info pros.

British Architect to Redesign City Library

New York Times reports about plans to renovate the New York Public Library:

Some are bound to question whether the library can raise the necessary funds, given the current financial crisis. But library officials said they were determined to press on. “We are committed to this program,” Ms. Marron said. “We recognize the world is different than what it was, and it might take a longer time. We’re not going to be foolhardy.” “Libraries are needed in times like this,” she added. “More people need to borrow books, to get job information — it’s free. So I think everybody strongly believes the library is needed more than ever.”

Weekend/Evening Reference Librarian (part-time permanent) – School of Visual Arts

DATE AVAILABLE:        September 2008
DEPARTMENT:             Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO:              Associate Library Director
SCHEDULE:                  Seasonal: Fall and Spring semesters only
Saturday: 2pm-5pm; Sunday: 2pm-6pm
One weekday evening (specific day may vary per semester)6pm-9pm

SALARY:  $24.00/hour

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provides assistance with reference services and administrative support in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening.


  • Primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalogue and electronic resources.
  • Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services and other areas of Visual Arts Library, as required by supervision.


  • MLS and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in the history of art and design.
  • Ability to work total of 10 hours per week during weekends and one weekday evening.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in reference services
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Experience using online art and design databases.
  • Strong customer services skills.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

No walk-ins please.  The School of Visual Arts is an EOE.

Catalog Librarian – SCAD, Savannah, GA

SCAD-Savannah seeks a qualified catalog librarian for Jen Library. The person in this position will be responsible for original cataloging and cataloging projects for new and retrospective materials not currently included in the online catalog. Cataloging experience in a professional or preprofessional position, preferably in an academic library, required. Must possess working knowledge of all MARC formats, AACR2r, and LCSH/LC classification schedules; experience in using online services and CD-ROM products; basic computer competencies; serials and other non-book formats cataloging experience; experience with name, subject and series authority control; familiarity with automated cataloging systems; familiarity with national issues and trends in cataloging and use of online catalogs; and supervisory experience, preferably of full-time staff. Master of Library Science or equivalent such as Master of Library and Information Science required. Knowledge of Millennium system preferred. 

Please apply online to

Reference Librarian – SCAD, Savannah, GA

SCAD-Savannah seeks qualified applicants for a reference librarian position. The main responsibilities include assisting patrons in the use of information sources, bibliography instruction, library orientations and research workshops to individuals and classes, and creation of instructional materials. Qualified applicants will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ALA accredited MLS degree, an undergraduate degree in a subject discipline taught at SCAD and reference experience.

Please submit applications to:

Visual Resources Curator – Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University Libraries seeks a Visual Resources Curator who will be responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, and providing outreach for the visual resources collections and services while contributing to the library’s digital initiatives.  Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Curator acquires, processes, and catalogs images for both the digital image and slide collections with primary support for the School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation.  In addition, the Curator supervises the work of the part-time Digital Resources Assistant and student employees and is responsible for overseeing the training of faculty in the use of the visual resources collections.

The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for making visual resources available to users and is expected to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of visual image cataloging procedures and standards.  The Curator is also responsible for providing services to image collection users by instructing them on the use of presentation tools, helping them find images for presentations, or answering questions as they relate to image collection. The ideal candidate must exhibit a proficiency in computer applications such as MS Office Suite, FileMaker Pro or MS Access, and MS Photoshop.  A working knowledge of Madison Digital Imaging Database (MDID2) is preferred, as well
as knowledge of the fair use guidelines within U.S. Copyright law, as they apply to visual resources.  The Curator must be detail-oriented, able to successfully manage multiple projects, and proficient in both verbal and written communication.

A Master’s degree in Art History, Architectural History, or a related field is required.  A Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science with substantial education in art or architecture history may be substituted. Also required is 2 – 5 years experience working in a visual resources collection and 1 – 2 years supervisory experience.  An equivalent combination of education and work related experience will be considered.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Human Resources
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

or email: indicating Ref #08-121.

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

Metadata Library Assistant – The Granger Collection, NYC

The Granger Collection, a historical picture library in Manhattan, is seeking a Metadata Library Assistant to manage its database and web-services department. Candidates will ideally have a background in Library Science and experience with large image collections and image-based digital asset-management systems.  Ease with new technology, avid attention to detail, and superior teamwork skills are required.  Perfect opportunity for a motivated graduate student or recent graduate with some experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all metadata and controlled vocabulary of digital image collection.
  • Developing and maintaining keyword library and hierarchical thesaurus.
  • Developing metadata standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Reviewing image records for accuracy and consistency among metadata, captions, and keywords in accordance to house rules and industry standards.
  • Daily review of website search log to improve and enhance keyword library, image access, and retrieval.
  • Providing clients with search and reference assistance.
  • Collaborating with Deputy Director on new digital projects, initiatives, and technology.


  • MLS/MLIS or currently enrolled in MLS/MLIS ALA-accredited graduate program.
  • Knowledge of visual resources cataloging and indexing, various metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority files.
  • Familiarity with digital imaging best practices.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of history or fine art highly desired.


  • Full-time employment
  • Starting salary of $35,000
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Collegial working environment
  • Start Date: Immediately

To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter by attachment (.doc or .pdf) to with ‘Metadata Library Assistant’ in the subject line.  Because of the volume of responses, we are unable to take any telephone inquiries and will be contacting only qualified candidates.

Since 1964 The Granger Collection has offered art directors, photo editors, and designers an increasingly convenient and reliable source for the history of the world in pictures from before the Stone Age to the dawn of the Space Age.

Applied Design Librarian – Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA

Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) is seeking an experienced art/design librarian. We’re an accredited, publicly funded college located near Seattle, WA. We have a 59 year history of providing high quality technical and professional education programs, serving the Puget Sound region from its campuses in Kirkland and Redmond. Our employees enjoy living and working in a region offering an unsurpassed quality of life.

As the college’s Librarian for Applied Design, you will:

·          Build the college’s Applied Design collection
·          Provide technical assistance to students, staff, and faculty
·          Support general library operations
·          Collaborate with faculty, administration, and industry representatives
·          Help students develop the skills and competencies necessary to be successful in today’s world of work.

For complete job details and to submit the required online application, please visit

LWTC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Technician – The Art Center Design College, Albuquerque, NM

The College seeks an individual who will articulate and advance the mission of the College and the department.  The successful candidate will be a progressive leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills who will work collaboratively with the Tucson campus.

The successful applicant must:

  • Possess two years of library experience in an academic library
  • Have a high school diploma and preferably an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in library technology
  • Have the ability to train and supervise library staff
  • Have a working knowledge of technological resources
  • Be able to train customers in the use of technology
  • Possess administrative experience with strong skills in communication, consensus building and multidisciplinary cooperation
  • Be responsible for the organization and dissemination of information and services through the effective utilization of library resources.
  • Serve as an advocate for the Library and provide leadership and support for faculty, students and staff
  • Support diversity, gender equity, and fair treatment of all individuals

The Art Center Design College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that strives to recruit people who reflect the diverse mix of the student body.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:

The Art Center Design College
2525 N Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Fax (520) 325-5535

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.