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Texas-Mexico Chapter Fall Meeting, October 18-20, in Houston

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter fall meeting will be held in Houston, Texas, October 18 – 20, 2019! This year’s conference will provide opportunities for chapter members to visit Houston museums and libraries and catch up with fellow TXMX colleagues. The weekend’s tours and activities will be centered in the vibrant and diverse Houston Museum District.

The Chapter is planning a welcome reception where students and new professionals will have an opportunity to forge professional connections.

Registration

Registration is open through October 4th with student rates as low as $30! The Texas-Mexico Chapter hopes to encourage burgeoning art information professionals’ network and growth.
Visit the EventBrite page to register: 2019 Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting EventBrite Registration

For details on accommodations and a preliminary schedule, visit the TXMX Chapter page.

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

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

ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Winner

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Congratulations Becca Pad! On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter, I would like to announce this year’s recipient of the 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. As a MIS student at the University of Texas at Austin and the Ask a Librarian Graduate Research Assistant at the Perry Castaneda Library, Becca still finds time to support ARLIS/NA. At the ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, she will present a poster with her colleague Laura Schwartz titled: Art and Design Book Club: An Outreach and Engagement Tool, UT Austin Fine Arts Library.

The $500 award will support expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas from March 19–23, 2015. In addition to taking advantage of a wide selection of conference programming, Becca will write an article on her conference experience for the issue of the Chapter’s newsletter The Medium that follows the conference.

The LSJ award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas and charter member of the Texas Chapter. Established in 1992, the award supports and encourages participation of a member of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter at the national level by helping with conference expenses. Professor Jones authored several standard publications on art information research methods and received the 1996 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award. The combination of her enthusiasm, commitment to education, and love for art history serves as a model for art information professionals.

I would also like to thank our Chapter contributors who made this year’s award possible. For full information about the LSJ award, including a list of previous winners, visit: http://www.arlis-txmx.org/lsj-award

Lynn Wexler

Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee

Chapter Award: ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award

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2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

(Applications Due: January 12, 2015)

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $500 award encourages active involvement of a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter in the ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19–23, 2015.

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. A description of the award, application procedure, and a list of previous recipients are available on the Chapter’s website:

http://www.arlis-txmx.org/lsj-award

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 12, 2015. The award committee will announce the winner on Monday, January 26, 2015. Direct all inquiries to the 2015 award committee chair: Lynn Wexler (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2015 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s winner, Alison Larson (University of North Texas).

Submitted by Lynn Wexler, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee

 

Lynn Wexler

Reference Librarian

Hirsch Library

MFAH The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005

  1. 713.353.1510 f. 713.639.7795

lwexler@mfah.org