ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter Travel Awards – Applications due Saturday

Hi all,

Just one last reminder that the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter is offering two travel awards for the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference taking place in Fort Worth, TX, March 19-23, 2015. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as gain insight on growing trends and important issues. The last day to submit your application is this Saturday, January 31st.

Information about the conference and travel awards below:

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/fortworth2015/

To learn more about the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter or become a member, please visit our website: http://southerncalifornia.arlisna.org/

To apply, please read the eligibility requirements, selection guidelines, and conditions of receiving the awards below and submit a letter of application. Letters of application are due by Saturday, January 31. Recipients will be notified by Saturday, February 14.

Letter of Application:
The letter of application should briefly outline your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing your employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you may be receiving from your institution (if any). Please limit application letters to two pages and specify in your email for which award you are applying.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:
1. Are attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference for the first time, and/or
2. Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions:
1. Award winner must commit to attending the SoCal Chapter meeting at the conference.
2. Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in Canvas, the SoCal Chapter newsletter. This report should include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to professional development.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. Please email your letter of application to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee chair, Clarice De Veyra at clarice.deveyra@gmail.com

ARLIS/NA SoCal CHAPTER STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
The student travel award supports and encourages student involvement with ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter, $300 will be granted to the award recipient.

Eligibility:
1. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter.
Chapter membership forms can be sent along with the award application and membership is free to students!

2. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered for the award. We strongly encourage those who do not receive full funding to apply.

3. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program working towards a library degree.

ARLIS/NA SoCal CHAPTER JUDITH A. HOFFBERG TRAVEL AWARD
This award honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009), $300 will be granted to the award recipient.

Eligibility:
1. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter.

2. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered for the award. We strongly encourage those who do not receive full funding to apply.

3. Current board members are eligible for the award.

We look forward to your applications!

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