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.

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

Digital Native American Studies workshops series

The Digital Native American Studies Project proposes to offer three three-day workshops that will educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native American Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study exploring the history, culture, politics, issues, and contemporary experience of indigenous peoples of America, intersects with a number of issues related to access, preservation, and methodology that are problematized through the development and deployment of digital tools and methods and the conduct of digital research. These workshops seek to pay attention to the ways in which digital objects, practices, and methods function within Native communities and through Native American Studies scholarship.
More info at the link: http://digitalnais.org/

Where and When

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
Workshop 1: June 29- July 1, 2016 at Yale University, New Haven, CT.  Deadline for applications for workshop 1 is May 10, 2015.
Workshop 2: Fall 2016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Workshop 3: Spring 2017, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Who should apply?

DNAIS seeks to support the broad community engaged in Native American studies, a community that includes:
  • Tribal Community members working with issues around digital research, preservation, and access
  • Academics from the disciplines of anthropology, archeology, philosophy, history, literature, new media, & museum studies
  • Librarians
  • Information scientists
  • Cultural Heritage professionals from Galleries, Archives, and Museums
Interested parties should apply to the workshop making sure to note the following content concentrations:
  • Workshop one, hosted by the Yale Indian Papers, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures from the territories east of the Mississippi River.
  • Workshop two, hosted by Northern Arizona University, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures located west of the Mississippi River.
  • Workshop three, hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will focus on issues of pedagogy and the application of Digital Native Studies research and method in the undergraduate, graduate, and extracurricular classrooms regardless of geographical context.
Limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute workshops, thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This funding will be awarded based on need. Subvention of travel and lodging costs will be handled pre-payment of flights and hotels. Parking, rail and car travel costs will be handled via reimbursement.

Partners

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).

The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Winberta Yao Travel Award is now accepting applications!

https://mwartlibraries.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/winberta-yao-travel-award/

The Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is pleased to invite applications for the Winberta Yao Travel Award. The recipient of the Winberta Yao Travel Award will receive $1000 to help cover registration/travel expenses to support attendance at the 44th annual ARLIS/NA conference being held jointly with VRA in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12, 2016.

For further details, please visit the conference website at: http://www.arlisna-vra.org/seattle2016/
Please note: Applicants must currently be members of ARLIS/NA-MW and ARLIS/NA and must 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 page at: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/travel.html

Applications are due by: Monday, January 11, 2016

Please refer inquiries and applications to Caroline Dechert at caroline.dechert@state.nm.us

2016 AASL Student Travel Award

The Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting applications for the 2016 AASL Student Travel Award. The award supports attendance at the AASL annual conference which will be held in Seattle, March 11-13, 2016. The application deadline is January 12, 2016. Details about the award follow.

PURPOSE

The AASL Student Travel Award is intended to introduce a library school student or recent graduate interested in a career in architecture school librarianship to the membership and activities of AASL through attendance at the organization’s annual conference.

AWARD

1. The amount of $600.00, to be awarded in person at the annual meeting

2. Waiver of annual AASL dues for a period of one year

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS

1. Students who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program or individuals who have graduated from an ALA accredited program within twelve months of the application deadline are eligible to apply for this award.

2. The recipient of the award must confirm in writing via e-mail that she or he is able to meet the requirement of conference attendance.

3. The recipient of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL Website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process consists of e-mailing a completed application form and a curriculum vitae to the chair of the AASL Awards Committee, Ed Teague, ehteague@uoregon.edu, no later than January 12, 2016. The application form can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/aaslawards/

MORE INFORMATION

Inquiries about the award should be directed to: Ed Teague, ehteague@uoregon.edu.

Learn more about AASL at http://www.architecturelibrarians.org/.​

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

The ARLIS/NA Midstates 2016 Bunce Travel Award is open to applications!

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2016 Bunce Travel Award

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, the Travel Awards Committee is pleased to offer the William C. Bunce Travel Award of $300for travel to the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 812, 2016.

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 (www.arlisna.org/join.taf) and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates website (midstates.arlisna.org/membership.html).

This Travel Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need; level of chapter participation; first-time attendance; and contribution to the conference.

To apply for this award please submit a letter of application, addressing relevant award criteria and how you will benefit from attending ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Seattle. You must also indicate the level of funding you expect to receive from your institution and include a current resume or CV. Please send applications via email to Karen Stafford (kstafford2@artic.edu) and Karyn Hinkle (karyn.hinkle@northwestern.edu).

We hope that these funds will help to offset a Midstates member’s expenses to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference. The application deadline is Monday, December 7. Recipients will be notified by December 14, 2015. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance and will not be eligible 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 activities.

For additional information, please contact a member of the Travel Awards Committee, Karen Stafford (kstafford2@artic.edu) or Karyn Hinkle (karyn.hinkle@northwestern.edu).

http://midstates.arlisna.org/travelaward.html