Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship through the New England Chapter – DEADLINE 9/20/17

This award supports and encourages future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, housing, materials, etc.) The Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship was established in the summer of 2001 to honor ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Life Member Elmar Seibel, a respected book dealer, bibliographer, curator, and collector, and esteemed friend to art libraries and art librarians regionally, nationally, and internationally. Elmar Seibel is founder and president of Ars Libri Ltd., in Boston, a company that has since 1976 served as a resource for scholars, librarians, collectors, and artists.

**Applications are due September 20th, 2017.**

Please send applications or questions to:
Katie Riel, ARLIS/NA NE Past Chair / kriel@massart.edu

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be aspiring art information professionals currently enrolled or accepted into a fully accredited New England school of library and information science.

AWARD

$500 in award funding will be distributed to one applicant during the calendar year. Chapter members have generously contributed to the Seibel Scholarship fund over the years and donations are always welcome.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should send a letter describing themselves and their interest in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage with proof of enrollment (course schedule, transcript, etc.) in, or an acceptance letter from, an accredited New England school of library and information science.

Award recipients are required to provide a written account of how they use the Seibel funds to help finance their education and/or professional growth. This account must be submitted to the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board no later than one month from the date of award disbursal.

For more information visit: http://newengland.arlisna.org/1816-2/

SEI 2016: Kress Scholarship Announcement

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2016 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI).

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, has generously agreed to increase its support this year, sponsoring six scholarships for SEI 2016, which will be held June 7-10, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills: museum staff, VR curators, librarians, archivists, and all those managing digital image media. It will feature a curriculum addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students and more experienced staff the opportunity to stay current in a rapidly changing field, as well as significant networking opportunities.

The six Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals. Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 12, 2016. Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 11, 2016. Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.

Applicants for the 2016 Kress Scholarship should 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 on the website. Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2016

Please e-mail your application to SEI Co-Chair Greta Bahnemann at: bahne002@umn.edu

SEI registration will open in January 2016.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching! Apply for Rare Book School Scholarships by October 30th

There are several types of scholarships awarded by RBS each fall, all of which are conducted through a single application process. Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 cycle. Applicants who submit a completed application by the 30 October deadline will be considered for all of the awards for which they are eligible. Scholarships are awarded without reference to admission to any particular course. Once a student is admitted to an RBS course, the scholarship award may be redeemed. Applications for first-time and returning RBS students will be read by separate committees.

Scholarships are awarded in the fall and take effect in January. Scholarship recipients must claim their award within two years (e.g., scholarships awarded in December 2015 must be claimed by 31 December 2017).

For more details and a complete list of scholarships, please visit http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships/

Call for Papers: Archivaria’s 40th Anniversary issue (Association of Canadian Archivists)

Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)

Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves

In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that “the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members.” This “useful service” has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.

Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, “the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others.”[1]

In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.

We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:

· the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,
· the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,
· the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,
· the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,
· the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers,
genealogists, etc., and
· speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (laura_millar@telus.net<mailto:laura_millar@telus.net>) by 14 November 2014.

Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the “Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria” at http://archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria.

Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.

Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at laura_millar@telus.net.

[1] T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.

Call for Papers: Archivaria's 40th Anniversary issue (Association of Canadian Archivists)

Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)

Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves

In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that “the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members.” This “useful service” has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.

Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, “the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others.”[1]

In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.

We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:

· the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,
· the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,
· the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,
· the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,
· the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers,
genealogists, etc., and
· speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (laura_millar@telus.net<mailto:laura_millar@telus.net>) by 14 November 2014.

Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the “Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria” at http://archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria.

Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.

Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at laura_millar@telus.net.

[1] T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.

Scholarships and Grants!

Scholarship Opportunity

Once again California Rare Book School (CalRBS) is able to offer Kress Foundation-Dr. Frankllin Murphy Scholarships for Week 3 to those art librarians, art historians, and graduate students preparing to enter these fields.  The scholarships cover tuition for one course and provide $1,000 toward the travel expenses of attending.  They are competitive.  Apply by September 15, at www.calrbs.org.

CalRBS 2014 Course Schedule

Week 3 (November 3-7, 2014)
San Francisco/Berkeley

“Books of the Far West, with an Emphasis on California” taught by Gary Kurutz at the California Historical Society

“History of the Book in East Asia” taught by Peter Zhou & Deborah Rudolph at the Starr East Asian Library, UC Berkeley)

“History of Typography” taught by Paul Shaw at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Questions???  www.calrbs.org

Reminder: VRAF Professional Development Grant

Application deadline for this grant is Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014-2015 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for two VRAF Professional Development Grants, one to support the advancement of an emerging professional and the other to support the work of an established career professional.  These grants can be used to support conference attendance, enrollment in a workshop, or participation in research activities.  More information, including the application form, is included below. For consideration, submit your application to Linda Callahan, lcallaha@mtholyoke.edu, by Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, you may also contact Linda Callahan, lcallaha@mtholyoke.edu. The recipients of the VRAF Professional Development grants will be announced by Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Guidelines and Application Form: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/professional_development_grant/

Application Form:
http://vrafoundation.org/downloads/VRAF_PDGrantCall_for_Applic2014.docx
http://vrafoundation.org/downloads/VRAF_PDGrantCall_for_Applic2014.pdf

Student Essay Award: Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award from ASIS&T

Here’s another opportunity to get published, fund a conference trip, and notch up your resume:

The Best Student Research Paper Award is organized by the Association for Information Science and Technology, and rewards a masters-level research effort that in some way involves technology. (Metadata? Cataloguing technology? Arts databases? Digitization techniques? Tumblr for institutions?) The prize includes possible publication in the society’s journal, and $500 to defray the cost of attending the annual conference.

The deadline for submission is June 15th. Your submission needs to fall under the general scope of the Journal of the Association for Science and Information Technology. The award will be presented at their annual conference, in Seattle this year, October 31st – November 4th.

Eligibility:

Any student in a Masters degree-granting institution can submit a paper. Doctoral theses are not eligible.

Papers submitted must fall into the scope of JASIST and must be endorsed by a faculty sponsor for submission to the contest.

Papers submitted should be original manuscripts (not previously published) and should not be submitted to other publications or groups while they are being considered by the Jury.

You’ll need to submit a cover letter with your personal information, the paper (without identifying information), and “no more than two letters of endorsement from faculty sponsors.”

Your work will be judged on “technical competence in information science, significance of information science findings, originality, and clarity of expression.” You’ll find the electronic submission process at the awards page.

Student Essay Award: Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award from ASIS&T

Here’s another opportunity to get published, fund a conference trip, and notch up your resume:

The Best Student Research Paper Award is organized by the Association for Information Science and Technology, and rewards a masters-level research effort that in some way involves technology. (Metadata? Cataloguing technology? Arts databases? Digitization techniques? Tumblr for institutions?) The prize includes possible publication in the society’s journal, and $500 to defray the cost of attending the annual conference.

The deadline for submission is June 15th. Your submission needs to fall under the general scope of the Journal of the Association for Science and Information Technology. The award will be presented at their annual conference, in Seattle this year, October 31st – November 4th.

Eligibility:

Any student in a Masters degree-granting institution can submit a paper. Doctoral theses are not eligible.

Papers submitted must fall into the scope of JASIST and must be endorsed by a faculty sponsor for submission to the contest.

Papers submitted should be original manuscripts (not previously published) and should not be submitted to other publications or groups while they are being considered by the Jury.

You’ll need to submit a cover letter with your personal information, the paper (without identifying information), and “no more than two letters of endorsement from faculty sponsors.”

Your work will be judged on “technical competence in information science, significance of information science findings, originality, and clarity of expression.” You’ll find the electronic submission process at the awards page.

Student Essay Award: Book History Essay Prize

Book History, a yearly scholarly journal on the history of printing and publishing, gives away an annual essay award to graduate students writing about books. It’s composed of a $400 cash prize and publication in the journal.

http://www.sharpweb.org/book-history-essay-prize/

“The deadline for submission for each editorial year is 31 August. Please contact either Ezra Greenspan or Jonathan Rose for more information.”

It doesn’t seem to require that the essay be written for class credit, or suggest a word limit or range. So, if you don’t have any appropriate pieces lying around, you can start writing now to meet that end-of-summer deadline. You’ll want to follow the rather loose guidelines for submission to the journal, at the bottom of this page:

“Authors should send to the appropriate editor one copy of their work – either in hard copy or in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file, or both – which should be typed double spaced (including notes and citations) and documented in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. The manuscript may be submitted as an email attachment, after advance notice to the editor. The title page should include the author’s name, telephone number, postal address, and E-mail address. Contributors are welcome to submit illustrations and graphs with their texts. Due to the journal’s book-length format, essays of unusual length are welcome. Submissions acceptable to the editors will be double reviewed by outside experts in the field.”

Access to previous issues of Book History can be had through membership in SHARP or Project Muse. You might also be interested in this list of past essay prize winners.

Nominations & applications are now being accepted for ARLIS/NA Research Awards

Nominations & applications are now being accepted for these ARLIS/NA Research Awards:

Worldwide Books Awards for Publications

Worldwide Books Awards for Electronic Resources

Given in recognition of outstanding publications/electronic resources by ARLIS/NA Individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts.

The form of recognition may range from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $1,500.

Nominated works must have been published during the 2010 or 2011 calendar year.

Separate applications for each format.

Publications: Guidelines   /   Application Form (pdf)

Electronic Resources: Guidelines   /   Application Form (pdf)

H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award

This award of up to $3,000 supports research activities by ARLIS/NA members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts.

The award seeks to promote research which benefits the professions of art librarianship and visual resources as well as the broader library profession.

Proposals may address the compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of the professions, or the enhancement of access to information.

Eligible projects include those which result in original scholarship in the arts (performing, architectural, visual, etc.) or aspects of visual and material culture.

Guidelines   /   Application Form (pdf)

Applications and accompanying material for all awards must be postmarked by February 3rd, 2012.

Winners will be notified by February 24, 2012. Awards will be presented at the annual conference convocation in Toronto, in March.

Questions? Please contact the Research Award Committee Co-Chairs
Kathy Edwards, Clemson University, kathye@clemson.edu
Cara List, University of Oregon, clist@uoregon.edu