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

Demystifying the CFP: join the #ARLIS2018 conference proposal webinar this Monday (4/17)!

Curious about the ARLIS/NA CFP process and looking for guidance?

Coming up Monday, April 17 at 1:00PM CDT / 2:00pm EDT: Demystifying the CFP: How to Propose a Conference Session. Lindsay King and Dan Lipcan, Program Co-Chairs for the ARLIS/NA 2018 conference to be held in New York City from February 25-March 1, will host this webinar to discuss the proposal process and answer any questions you might have about how the program will be crafted.

Topics to be addressed will include the submission form, proposal types, the blind peer review process, the Program Committee’s approach to how submissions will be judged, and the program planning timeline. There will be plenty of time for questions.

The proposal submission deadline for papers, sessions, and workshops is Monday, May 1, 2018, and the form may be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/newyork2018/submissions/openconf.php.

This webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal after the webinar.

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9141802949699356419