Congrats to all Travel Award Winners!

ARLIS/NA SE 2014 Professional Development Travel Award:

On behalf of the 2014 Professional Development Travel Award Committee, it is my pleasure to announce our 2014 award recipient: Courtney Baron

Courtney is an MLIS student from Valdosta State University. For those of you who attended the ARLIS SE annual meeting last November in New Orleans, you may remember her poster presentation on “Archiving MFA Theses in the Digital Age: Considerations at Lamar Dodd School of Art.”Washington DC will be her first ARLIS/NA conference and she will be moderating a session on Preserving Civic Heritage Saturday May 3 from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. You are all cordially invited to attend an interesting session and to support our chapter pal.

ARLIS/NA New England Travel Award Recipients:

On behalf of ARLIS/NA New England I’m proud to announce our travel award recipients: Darin Murphy from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Anne Haas from Bowdoin College. Please Congratulate them both when you see them in DC.

Darin Murphy currently serves as the Director of SMFA Library Services and Visual Resources at the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has been employed by the Museum of Fine Arts and the SMFA since 2008. Prior to that he worked at the Harvard Fine Arts Library in the Slides and Digital Images Department and at the Harvard Business School Library in Historical Collections.

Anne Haas was Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University (BA) and Florida State University (MSLS).First library job was as a children’s and young adult librarian in the Cuyahoga County Pubic Library System, (Cleveland, Ohio) in the mid-1970s. Served as Art Librarian, Pierce Art Library, Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, since 1986.  Held board positions for the New England Chapter of ARLIS/NA from 1999-2004, and occasionally served as Moderator for RIG Section  and the Academic Libraries Division.  The new Digital Humanities SIG will be yet another ‘new thing’ in this endlessly morphing field. There is something new to learn every day.

When I started out, we had a card catalog, and now we are doing everything online, and I am old enough to appreciate this with an acute sense of wonder. ARLIS colleagues are always creative, innovative, and smart; the fact that so many emails to the list start with “To the Collective Wisdom” says it all. Thank you for the opportunity to attend this conference, and for the many years of help, support, and insight from the members of this amazing organization.

Gabrielle V L Reed
ARLIS/NA New England President
Public Services Librarian
Morton R. Godine Library
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Announcing the Winner of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Bunce Travel Award:

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, the Travel Awards committee is pleased to announce that Amanda Meeks has been selected as the recipient of the William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award, supporting professional development through attendance at the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Amanda will receive $600 for travel to the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, May 1-5, 2014.

Congratulations, Amanda!

An active contributor and first-time attendee, Amanda will share her experience as the outreach coordinator at Chicago’s Read/Write Library and discuss her bicycle outreach program during the panel discussion “Activist Access and Outreach in Book Arts.” Afterward she will lead a workshop on the care and preservation of artists’ books. As the ARLIS/NA Book Arts SIG co-chair she will also be leading that group’s meeting and coordinating other aspects of programming and events related to book arts in the DC area.

The committee would like to thank all of the Bunce Award candidates for their excellent applications.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Washington, DC!

The ARLIS N/A Midstates Travel Awards Committee
-Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Archivist and Librarian, Julian Samora Library, University of Notre Dame
-Marsha Stevenson, Visual Arts Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
-Sara Stigberg, Art Collection Public Services Librarian, Northwestern University

ARLIS/NA D.C./Md./Va. Announcing the Winner of the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award:

The Caroline Backlund Award Committee of the D.C./Md./Va. Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the 2014 winner of the Backlund Professional Development Award, intended to support attendance at the annual ARLIS/NA conference. This year’s recipient is Daniel Moore, of Virginia Beach, Va.
Dan will present a poster, “Leveraging the Semantic Web: An Exploration of Linked Data.” Dan writes, “The virtues of Linked Data can open up surprising and rewarding enterprises for art librarians and visual resource curators. My poster is a first step in exploring these new avenues as I seek to contribute new tools to activate scholarly research in the arts and the humanities.”

Please join us in congratulating Dan, and be sure to view his poster at the conference – coming up in less than two months here in Washington!

Sally Sims Stokes
Chair, Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award Committee
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