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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