Attending the Joint Conference in Seattle? Consider participating in the Career Development Workshop!

We hope that you’re aware of the [FREE] joint ArLiSNAP/VREPS workshop in Seattle (http://arlisnavra2016.sched.org/event/4XK0/), where we’ll explore issues related to career development, including a resume and cover letter review session. We’ll discuss our experiences searching for and finding jobs, and we encourage you to discuss yours as well. There are still spots in the workshop, and we hope that you’ll come!

Best,

Marsha Taichman

Marie Elia (VREPS Co-chair)

Molly Schoen (VREPS Co-chair)

Calling all fashion and photography enthusiasts!

Calling all fashion and photography enthusiasts! Volunteer photographers are invited to capture ARLIS/NA members’ legendary style for the Librarian Wardrobe blog —http://librarianwardrobe.com. For inspiration, here are the pics from last year’s conference in Fort Worth It’s wonderful that Librarian Wardrobe has agreed to partner with ARLIS/NA again for the conference in Seattle.

In order to volunteer be you should be…
* An information professional or LIS student
* Willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
* Able to collect at least 3-5 photos during the conference
* Comfortable engaging with fellow conference-goers. Photos must be taken with consent (no candid pics) and include the photographed subject’s position/job title, type of library, and location.

Click here to sign up!
If selected, you’ll be introduced to LW’s admins in order to submit your photos to them directly.
Please sign up by February 29th.

Sincerely,
Carla-Mae

(Fashion, Costume & Textile SIG moderator)

2016 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award

Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands territory?

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to be more involved in professional associations?

The Southeast Chapter Travel Award is an excellent opportunity to help fund your conference travel.

Our best candidate will receive a $500 (USD) award to attend the joint ARLIS/NA and VRA conference in Seattle, WA on March 8-12, 2016.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this award is to cultivate a talented, dedicated, and educated group of professionals for the ARLIS/NA organization as well as the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter.

Funds from this award may be used to pay for travel, lodging, registration and meals associated with professional development activities at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual meeting these criteria may apply for the award; however first-time attendees are given preference.

  • Currently reside in the geographic area served by the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Membership in ARLIS/NA-SE and ARLIS/NA at the time of application is not required,
  • although preference will be given to current ARLIS/NA-SE members.
  • Currently be either employed in the field of art librarianship and/or visual resources curatorship, or enrolled in an educational program leading to a graduate degree.
  • Current students, individuals beginning their professional career within the field of Art Information in the past five years, and paraprofessionals who are becoming active in ARLIS/NA or ARLIS/SE for the first time may be included.
  • All individuals meeting these criteria may apply for the award; however, first-time attendees are given preference.
  • Recipients of the award may not reapply in future years.

AWARD RECIPIENT DUTIES

The travel award recipient is expected to:

  • Participate in the ARLIS/NA Conference Networking program (if they have not previously done so).
  • Attend the ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter meeting at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
  • Submit a written report on his or her conference activities within one month of the conference. The report should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webmaster to be posted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webpage.
  • Serve on the 2017 Professional Development Travel Award Committee and subsequently chair the committee in 2018.

Award applications will be accepted up until midnight on Friday, January 29th, 2016. The award winner will be contacted no later than Friday, February 5th, 2016.

​Click here for the application form, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://goo.gl/forms/I4izZfyIaj

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Courtney Baron (courtneylbaron@gmail.com) and/or Sara DeWaay (sdewaay@uncc.edu).

Reminder: the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Deadline is December 21st!

The deadline to apply for the ARLIS/NA Research Awards has been extended to Monday, December 21, 2015. There is still time for you to submit your application(s) to be considered for these awards!
The H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award provides funds, up to $3,000, to be used in support of future and in-process research projects that contribute to and benefit the art librarianship and visual resources profession, and librarianship in general.
The Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources bestow cash prizes – up to $2,000 each – for outstanding print and online art publications that have been published within the past two years, 2014 or 2015. These publications may be in the form of a book, a website, an article, etc.
So whether you need funding to support your research endeavors or you have completed a print or an online publication that you are proud of, the Research Awards Sub-Committee would be delighted to recognize your scholarly contributions to our profession! Please consider self-nominating or nominate the work of an ARLIS/NA colleague that you feel deserves recognition.
Applications for the three awards will all be due on or before Monday, December 21, 2015.
Award guidelines and application forms are available on the ARLIS/NA Awards Committee webpage and are accessible via the links provided above. Past H.W. Wilson and Worldwide award winners are listed from here as well.
If you have any questions regarding the award applications and/or the eligibility of a project, please contact the Vice-Chairs of the Research Awards Sub-Committee; Hillary Veeder (hillary.veeder@ttu.edu) and Laurel Bliss (lbliss@rohan.sdsu.edu).
Sincerely,
The ARLIS/NA Research Awards Sub-Committee

Call for Papers: New Voices in the Profession Panel at the ARLIS/NA+VRA Joint Conference 2016

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2016 ARLIS/NA + VRA conference in Seattle are now being accepted!

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but could also pertain to digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme “Natural Connections” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP, VREPS, and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Karen Stafford at kstafford2@artic.edu by December 28, 2015:

Presentation title

Presentation abstract (250 words)

Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

Please welcome your new Conference Planning Liaison, Breanne Crumpton!

BreanneCrumptonProfileHello Fellow Art Librarians and Aspiring Art Librarians. I am currently the GlaxoSmithKline fellow for the reference library at the North Carolina Museum of Art through the end of next May. I graduated this past May (2015) with my MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration with a double major in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

I have numerous experiences with a variety of cultural institutions. I worked at UNC’s Music Library for three years during my undergraduate and have volunteered at many locations including the High Point Museum, UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives, and Greenhill, an art gallery in downtown Greensboro.

My interests in art librarianship lies with advocacy (especially for art museum libraries), making connections between libraries and the artist community, as well as encouraging art and artist professional development in other library spaces (such as academic and public libraries). I am looking forward to being the new Conference Planning Liaison because I feel there are a lot of interesting and valuable projects continuously going on across the country and the opportunity to share these ideas and gain feedback is paramount. I look forward to working with everyone and thank you for this opportunity!

2016 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

Applications Due: December 28, 2015

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2016 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $750 award encourages active involvement of a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter in the ARLIS/NA 44th Annual Conference held in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12th, 2016.

The LSJ award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas, by underwriting participation of members of the Texas-Mexico Chapter at the ARLIS/NA annual meeting. The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees. To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding. Previous winners are eligible. Applicant must be a member in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/Texas-Mexico.

A description of the award, application procedure, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website.

The deadline for applications is Monday, December 28, 2015. The award committee will announce the winner on Monday, January 11, 2016. Direct all inquiries to the 2016 award committee chair: Helen Lueders (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2016 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s winner, Becca Pad.

Submitted by Helen Lueders, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee

Reminder: December 4th deadline for the Internship Award!

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award.

 

VRA Travel Award Deadline Extended – Monday, November 16th

VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2016 joint VRA/ARLIS conference in Seattle, Washington March 8-12.  The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the week commencing December 7.

Before you apply, PLEASE READ “Travel Award Rules, Guidelines and Tips” for VRA Travel Awards Applicants, and “Types of Travel Awards”, both linked here as PDFs:

http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2015-VRATARulesGuidelinesPlusTips1.pdf

http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Types_of_Travel_Awards_TACommOct2015.pdf

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION (also accessible from the VRA Travel Awards Committee webpage):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e3F1av8kSLM38xKkSIT3Lh6sf_GlzQe-y8j9cSTwB_M/viewform

You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that upon winning an award an applicant who is not a member of VRA must purchase a membership.

Please also note that award checks are distributed at the conference and as such, recipients will not have access to those funds ahead of the conference to set against travel expenses.
In order to allow funding to go further, Tansey awards will be distributed according to financial need i.e. full awards (up to $850) may be given to some, whilst lower amounts may be awarded to others with partial institutional/ other support. N.B. Travel Awards are only intended to assist people’s attendance at the conference, so you should be prepared to seek funding from elsewhere.

For 2016, we are fortunate to have generous financial support from sponsors and funds provided by the membership including:

* Two New Horizons awards of $850 each.  These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR  professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees
* A New Horizons student award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resources

* Kathe Hicks Albrecht award of $850
* Tansey fund awards ranging from $250 to $850 each

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award: Application Deadline is 2015-12-04

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.

 

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award.

 

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:

Philip Dombowsky (Chair)

Bailey Diers

Jennifer Garland

Gina Solares

Traci Timmons