Category Archives: ARLIS/NA Annual Conference

ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Winberta Yao Travel Award

The Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to invite applications for the Winberta Yao Travel Award. The recipient of the Winberta Yao Travel Award will receive $395, the cost of standard early rate registration for attendance at the 51st annual ARLIS/NA Conference being held in Mexico City from April 18-21, 2023.

Applicants must be current members of ARLIS/NA MW and ARLIS/NA and live in the Mountain West region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming). 

For application instructions and additional details, please visit the Winberta Yao Travel Award webpage at:

For further conference details, please visit the conference website at:

Applications are due by 9am MST on Monday, February 27, 2023.

For information/inquiries, contact:

Winberta Yao Travel Award Committee, ARLIS/NA MW Chapter

Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor,

Rachel Castro,

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

Dear ARLIS/Southern California colleagues,

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter we are delighted to announce the 2023 Chapter travel awards for the 51st Annual Conference in Mexico City from 4/18 – 4/21. This year the Chapter is offering 1 award for $700. 

The application deadline for the award is Monday, February 27, 2023.  It is open to students, staff, and professionals at all levels.

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

This award honors the Chapter’s founder, Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009). $700 will be granted to the award recipient.


Membership: Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter.

Financial need: Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered. Eligible applicants may include current board members.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:

Are attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference for the first time,

Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions of the award: Award winner must commit to some level of conference participation such as workshop attendee, speaker, recorder, hospitality desk volunteer, etc.

Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in Canvas, the Chapter newsletter.

This report will include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to their professional development.

Letters of application are due by Monday, February 27, 2023.

Recipients will be notified by Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance.

Please reach out to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee members with any questions: Amy Ciccone ( and Laura Darlington (

ARLIS/NA Southeast Professional Development Award

Apply for the ARLIS/NA Southeast Professional Development Award!

  • Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands territory?
  • Are you hoping to attend the 51st  ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, April 18-21, 2023?
  • Are you looking forward to a regional ARLIS meeting, international ARLIS conference, or another professional development opportunity sponsored by the Art Libraries Society?

To encourage the professional development of our members, the Art Libraries Society of North America Southeast Chapter (ARLIS/NA-SE) will sponsor one $700 (USD) award for the strongest applicant to participate in an ARLIS-related professional development event or activity. Please see below for eligibility and required duties of the award recipient.

To apply, complete the online application form by 11:55 pm EST Wednesday, February 22, 2023. The recipient will be notified by February 27th, in order to catch the early registration rate ending March 6th. All applicants will be notified regardless of outcome.


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 defray expenses associated with professional development activities at an annual ARLIS/NA conference, ARLIS regional meeting, or other ARLIS-sponsored professional development activity


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

  • Currently resides 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 in librarianship.
  • 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.
  • Recipients of the award may not reapply in future years.

Award Recipient Duties

The Professional Development Award recipient is expected to:

  • Attend an event (such as a conference) or activity (such as a professional development training or institute) sponsored by ARLIS. The event or activity may be in person or virtual.
  • If attending the ARLIS/NA Conference:
    • 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.
  • For any professional development event or activity:
    • Submit a written report on his or her conference activities within one month of completion. The report should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webmaster to be posted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webpage and to the ARTifacts Editor for inclusion in our chapter newsletter.
    • Serve on the 2024 Professional Development Travel Award Committee and subsequently chair the committee in 2025. 

Previous Award Winners

Delmas Foundation Funding for ARLIS/NA 2023 Conference Attendance in Mexico City

Announcing conference attendance grants for attendees from Latin America, student members, and first-time attendees! 

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation* has very generously provided ARLIS/NA with a grant of $12,000 to support attendance at the Society’s upcoming Mexico City conference. We will be offering sixteen awards of $750 each to applicants who are attendees from Latin America, student members, or first-time attendees.  

If you are a first-time attendee, a student member, or if you live and work in Latin America, we invite you to submit a request for travel support.  We will be accepting applications through February 22nd, but the awards will be dispersed on a rolling basis.  We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.  

To be considered for a Delmas Foundation grant award, fill out this form.

If you have questions, contact Rebecca Price:


Call for Proposals: New Voices in the Profession Session in Mexico City

Hello ARLISNA Students and New Professionals!

The Professional Development Committee and ArLiSNAP invite proposals from students and new professionals for the annual New Voices in the Profession panel to be held at the 51st annual ARLIS/NA conference in Mexico City.

New Voices in the Profession provides professionals new to art librarianship or visual resources the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life. New professionals are defined as either students in MLIS or Master’s programs leading to a career in art librarianship or visual resources, or those within five years of Master’s level study.

This year we are pleased to present New Voices as a hybrid session so that panelists can present their work to the widest possible audience. Interested panelists should note that they will be required to present in person in Mexico City, and that translation services will be available for those who prefer to present in Spanish. The session is currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. CDT.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view conference proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS/NA website ( Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee in a blinded review process.

Submissions to New Voices should include a title for the presentation, a 250 word abstract, and details regarding the submitter’s title and institutional affiliation, and should be sent to PDC chair Courtney Hunt at by Friday, February 17.

ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award – William C. Bunce Travel Award

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award Committee, we are pleased to offer the William C. Bunce Travel Award to one member to cover conference fees up to $600 for attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Mexico City from April 18-21, 2023.

This award is given in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award is intended to support a Midstates chapter member’s professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference.

Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter website.

This Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria:

●   financial need

●   level of chapter participation

●   first-time conference attendance

●   contribution to the conference

To apply for this award, please submit a brief letter (400 words or less) addressing relevant award criteria and how you will benefit from attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, along with a current resume or CV, via this Google form.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2023 at midnight CST. The recipient will be notified by the end of February to receive the award in advance of the early rate registration deadline for the conference. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance. Recipients are ineligible to apply again for three years.

 After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development. Additionally, recipients also serve on the Travel Award Committee the following year.

If you have any issues accessing or submitting the application form, or have any questions about the award, please contact committee chair Becca Pad at


William C. Bunce Travel Award 2023 Committee

ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Conference Travel Award

ARLIS/OV Travel Award 2023

The Travel Award Committee of ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley is now accepting applications for the 2022 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award. The $250 award provides funding to help support attendance at “Transformación”, the annual ARLIS/NA conference in Mexico City, April 18-21, 2023. Interested ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter members should follow the application procedures below and submit electronically to Stefanie Hilles ( by February 6, 2023. The winner will be notified no later than February 10, 2022.

Not a member? Either join the Society and chapter via bundled membership (link) or, if you’re already a Society member, visit the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter website at Membership – Ohio Valley ARLIS/NA to join the chapter! Our individual membership costs $20 per year and our student membership is free with proof of ARLIS/NA membership. Memberships span the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.


1.       Letter of application to the Travel Award Committee addressing any relevant award criteria; indicating how you will benefit from or contribute to the conference; and specifying any available travel funding from your institution.

2.       A current resume.

2023 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Stefanie Hilles, Arts and Humanities Librarian, Miami University 

Michele Jennings, Art Librarian, Ohio

DLF GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award for the 2023 ARLIS/NA Conference (free registration)

DLF GLAM Cross-Pollinator Awards have returned!

If you are affiliated with a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Member Institution, you can apply to have your registration for the 51st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City covered by a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award.
Apply by Friday, February 3, 2023, using this lightweight application form. Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of “cross-pollinator.” Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.

(If you are interested in receiving free registration to the 2023 DLF Forum as an ARLIS/NA member, stay tuned to ARLIS-L this spring for details.)

Apply now for the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance and Travel Awards

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Travel Awards Subcommittee is now accepting applications for the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance and Travel Awards to support attendance at the ARLIS/NA 51st annual conference in Mexico City, Mexico on April 18-21, 2023. Applications are due January 20, 2023 by 8 pm EST through this form:

Deliberations are expected to be complete by January 27, 2023 and the subcommittee will notify travel awards recipients by the end of January.

Please get in touch with Travel Awards Subcommittee chair, Courtney Stine, at if you have any questions.

Award Open to Current ARLIS Members:

Student Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1200)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants (ARLIS/NA membership not required):

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1200)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)

· Be one of the following:

  • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
  • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act (“aboriginal peoples” means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
  • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of “visible minorities” means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)

· Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient’s attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1200)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: February 6th, 2023

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award, which supports attendance and participation in the ARLIS/NA 51st annual conference to be held in Mexico City, Mexico from April 18-21, 2023. This year’s award is provided through the generous fundraising efforts of Janine Henri and our chapter’s members.


  • 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.
  • LIS Students and new professionals are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicant should submit a letter of application and CV/Resume to the award committee chair via email (Lauren Gottlieb-Miller at The letter must include a statement explaining eligibility and interest, the amount of expected institutional funding (if any) for conference attendance, and proposed conference program involvement.
  • Deadline for 2023 Award submissions is February 6th, 2023. The award this year is $1000.00. The winner will be announced during the week of February 20th.

A description of the award, application procedure and selection factors, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website: and information about the 2023 annual conference can be found here:

2023 Lois Swan Jones Award Committee:

Lauren Gottlieb-Miller (Chair) – The Menil Collection

Shari Salisbury – The University of Texas at San Antonio

Lindsey Jackson – The University of Texas at Austin