DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply Now for the ARLIS/NA New England Travel Award!

Do you live in New England?
Are you attending the 2018 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference?
Would you like $1,000 to help defray the cost?

Members of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter are eligible to apply for a Travel Award. One applicant will receive $1,000 to help cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

To be considered, complete the application form by Friday, November 10th, 2017 (extended from 11/3). The recipient will be notified no later than Friday, December 17th (early bird conference registration ends on 12/23).

To see the original post on the New England Chapter website, visit: http://newengland.arlisna.org/apply-now-for-the-arlisna-new-england-travel-award/

Travel Award: Mid-Atlantic Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award

Members of the Mid-Atlantic chapter are encouraged to apply for the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award. More information (including the award’s purpose and requirements) is available on the Mid-Atlantic chapter site, here. Students in the Mid-Atlantic region are additionally encouraged to join the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic chapter if they have not done so already. Joining is free for students! More information about joining for both students and professionals is available here. Once you are a member, you are eligible to apply for the Mid-Atlantic Conference Travel Award.

Award Highlights

DEADLINE: October 6, 2017
Required Materials:
-Must be a current member of ARLIS/NA and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter
-Current resume or curriculum vitae
-Letter including benefits of attendance, specific role in the conference (if applicable), and travel budget

**More information about these requirements and how to apply should be reviewed here before proceeding.

Opportunity: Kress Scholarship deadline extended

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are excited that for SEI 2017, which will be held June 6-9, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, they are able to provide the following scholarship. For more information about our instructors, curriculum, and to REGISTER, visit: https://seiworkshop.org

LOGISTICS for the APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships. Recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals.
  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 24, 2017.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on their studies or their careers.
  • All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff. More information is also available here.
  • Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2017 to the SEI Co-Chairs, emails listed below.
  • Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 10, 2017.
  • Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.

Here’s what two attendees said about last year’s SEI:

Heather Slania, National Museum of Women in the Arts
“At SEI, I developed an informal network of people I feel like I can follow up with on any sort of project, not just digital projects, if I need help in the future.”

Luiza Wainer, MLIS Student, University of Washington
“The courses offered provided me with a greater sense of the multitude of factors a visual resources librarian needs to consider in their day-to-day activities.”

We hope to see you there!

Jesse Henderson, SEI 2017 Co-Chair (jesse.henderson@wisc.edu)
Nicole Finzer, SEI 2017 Co-Chair (n-finzer@northwestern.edu)

Conference travel: Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award recognizes excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. The deadline for submission isn’t until mid-November. Next year’s winning paper, however, will most likely be written this spring or summer, which means now is the time to think about the award. By gearing your graduate student project toward a topic in art librarianship, you will have a submission ready to go in the fall, and gain experience and insight into issues critical to our profession.

In addition to a cash award and assistance with conference travel, the winner of the GMA is invited to present at the New Voices panel, and if accepted by the editorial staff, often publishes their paper in Art Documentation. I have served on the GMA sub-committee for several years and have learned so much from the submissions. Not only do you benefit from the exposure, but the Society and the profession benefit from your intelligent and creative contributions.

To learn more about the GMA and see past recipients visit https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/69-gerd-muehsam-award.

Announcing the 2017 ARLIS/NA Research Awards!

The ARLIS/NA Research Awards Sub-Committee is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Research Awards. These three awards recognize the professional, scholarly pursuits of ARLIS/NA members.

H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award 

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.

Worldwide Books Award for Publications

Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources

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, 2015 or 2016. 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 Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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 chair of the Research Awards Sub-Committee, Laurel Bliss (lbliss@mail.sdsu.edu).

Sincerely,

The ARLIS/NA Research Awards Sub-Committee

Laurel Bliss

Sally Brazil

Breanne Crumpton

Stephanie Frontz

Amy Furness

Lindsey Reynolds

Sara Stigberg

2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

Applications Due: November 21, 2016

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $500 award encourages active involvement of a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter in the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference held in New Orleans, February 5-9, 2017. 

The 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:

http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 21, 2016. The award committee will announce the winner on Friday, December 2, 2016. Direct all inquiries to the 2017 award committee chair: Helen Lueders (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2017 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s winner, Sarah Long.

Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might qualify and benefit from attending the conference in February!

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

Visual Resources Association Foundation 2016-2017 Internship Award

Award Description

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Who May Apply

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or other applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

Internship Description

Only one VRAF Internship is awarded per year. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical research and scholarship. Although the award recipient need not hold US citizenship or be a permanent resident of the US, the recipient must select an institution in the United States to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee. VRAF and VRA are not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. An up to date list of host institutions can be found here.

This Internship Award will be granted for the 2016-2017 academic year. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 200 hours. The intern will choose to initiate their internship in the fall of 2016 or the winter or spring of 2017. The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant’s home institution and be completed within one academic semester or two academic quarters. Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern and the internship supervisor will complete brief evaluations of the internship experience. This report must be received by the VRAF Internship Committee by March 1, 2017.

The VRAF Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been completed. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award.

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.

The recipient will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of their graduate course work but will be responsible for making those arrangements themselves.

How to Apply

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

  • A current resume.
  • A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
  • An essay of up to 400 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, learning expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief clear description of the proposed project is required.
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.
  • Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
    Margaret Webster
    Visual Resources Consultant
    Phone: 607-257-3365
    Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

Host Institutions

Responsibility for institutional selection will remain with the award recipients rather than the VRAF. The Internship Award Committee is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution but will gladly assist in the process. To help with this process, VRA’s Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) have compiled an ongoing list of institutions willing to host an intern.

Note to potential host institutions: You are invited to add your information to the VREPS Internship Award Host Sites by sending an email to Amy Lazet (alazet@COLLEGEFORCREATIVESTUDIES.EDU) with the following information: institution name, contact person, address, telephone, email, URL, and a brief description of the internship.

Deadlines for 2016-2017

  • July 31, 2016: Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
  • August 21, 2016: VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2016-2017.

The deadline for submission of evaluation forms and documents by the intern and the host institution will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship. The evaluation reports for a recipient who elects to complete the internship during the spring semester or quarter must be received by March 1, 2017. The remaining documents verifying the completion of the internship may be submitted later.

Monies from the Internship Award may not be used to cover indirect costs at institutions.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact the Committee Chair:
Margaret Webster
Visual Resources Consultant
Phone: 607-257-3365
Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

Full post: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/internship_award

Student Essay Contest: “indexing and retrieval of non-textual information” by ASIS&T

http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGAH/2016/01/15/2016-cfsp/

 

The Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) are seeking previously unpublished papers for a Master’s and a PhD student research paper award. Finalists will be invited to present their research at the Second Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (April 27 and 28) and winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and cash prize. Finalist presentations and papers will be archived with other material from the event and published in a formal 2016 Symposium Proceedings.

2016 Virtual Symposium website (details to come): http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGAH/2016/01/15/2016-symposium/

2015 Virtual Symposium Proceedings: http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGAH/2015/05/26/virtual-symposium-proceedings/

2016 Theme

The contest theme “indexing and retrieval of non-textual information” is open-ended to invite participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including arts, humanities, library and information science, and computer science. Suggested paper topics include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects in the areas of:

  • Digital curation of sound and image collections
  • Open access and non-textual material in the humanities
  • Linked data/linked open data
  • Discovery, access, and use of visual content
  • Data curation and data repositories
  • Working with multimedia source materials (maps, models, 3D reconstructions)
  • Visualization in digital collections
  • Search and discovery in the fine and performing arts

Who is Eligible?

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do NOT need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students’ work. Research undertaken as part of a course, an internship experience, or a thesis project is eligible but attempts should be made to anonymize the paper. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships and thesis projects being used in this research competition.

Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme and eligibility are open, papers should show an appropriate level of writing and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology or analysis. Paper submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • Cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, using APA citations and bibliography. Tables, graphs, images, etc…may appear within the body of the text.
  • No headers or footers (with exception of page number)
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text

Submission details should be made via electronic form and final papers emailed by the April 4, 2016 deadline (details below).

Papers will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting the above requirements may be excluded from the contest.

Students selected as finalists will be invited to present their research on April 27 or April 28 at the Second Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanitieshttp://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGAH/2016/01/15/2016-symposium/. Award winners will be selected based on the quality of student presentations.

Awards

Two (2) finalist papers may be awarded the Best Master’s Student Paper or the Best PhD Student Paper, including a monetary prize of $500 and 1-year ASIS&T membership. Finalist presentations and papers will be archived with other material from the event and published in a formal 2016 Symposium Proceedings.

Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/WUJrlUtSle and emailing the final paper to ASIST.SIGAH {at} gmail.com before 11:59 pm PST, April 4, 2016.

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

Deadline Extended! Apply for the 2016 ARLIS/NA Research Awards!

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!

H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award

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.

Worldwide Books Award for Publications

Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources

 

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
Hillary Veeder & Laurel Bliss, Vice-Chairs
Sally Brazil
Breanne Crumpton
Stephanie Frontz
Lindsey Reynolds
Sara Stigberg
Rina Vecchiola