The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship in architectural study, and the SAH Membership Grant

The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to

  1. see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
  2. think about their profession deeply
  3. acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

The Award

In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments….

Criteria for Application

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. The winner will be announced in December 2014 and the fellowship can begin as early as January 1st, 2015. More details about the application process and requirements are at the link above. I think a librarian or archivist focusing on architectural documentation or preservation issues could put forth a convincing argument for this award ….

SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals

This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society’s subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2015.

Criteria for Application
This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines. An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and is within five years of having received a terminal master’s degree or PhD. The fellowship applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH’s current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH.

Application Details
Applications will be accepted for 2015 SAH memberships through September 12, 2014.

To apply, you will need to provide: A current curriculum vitae (5 pages max)


Summer Study Abroad Course: “Follow the Fringe”

Summer Study Abroad Course: “Follow the Fringe”, 2nd Season.  Application period closes February 14.  Space is limited!.

The University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, announces a Study Abroad course offering this summer.  Directed by Mary Edsall Choquette, iSchool faculty, the course, “Follow the Fringe: Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Movements in Media,” offers 12 students the opportunity to travel to Scotland and participate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of archival documentation and preservation of, and access to, performance activity information.  It specifically focuses on documentation and preservation of movement phenomena performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.  Students will research and follow a performance group from the CalArts Festival Theater Summer Program, California Institute of the Arts, which has participated in the Edinburgh Festival for11 years.

The Festival Fringe in Edinburgh is the oldest performance festival of its type.  While several “fringe festivals” now happen in cities in the United States, the Edinburgh festival is the mother of all and has the historical elements making it most worthy of initial research and practical experience.  It provides a unique experience to investigate strategies for documentation of performance phenomena and the creation of archives, adding to the history of the event.

Building on a model for live performance documentation and preservation created by Dr. Choquette, students will plan a documentation strategy specific to this project; implement that strategy; collect the resulting media and data in a digital archive; and place the digital archive in a shared repository in Edinburgh, at CalArts, and at the University of Maryland.  Students will also create metadata for access purposes.

Students will live and work for 2 weeks in the heart of Edinburgh, among thousands of people performing and working at the festival as well as audience participants and the residents of the city.  This provides a unique experience of living in a city being lit by culture 24/7 during the 2-week stay.

Students will be exposed to real life in Scotland through tours of libraries and archives, and independent touring experiences and will be exposed to the world of festival culture through practical experiences; by living among festival participants; and through audience activities.  Students will blog regularly and tweet daily about their experiences; resulting data will be included in the digital archive.

Throughout these various experiences, students will document and collect found cultural information and will collectively produce a digital “Movement Mash-up Mural” upon return from Scotland.  The Mural will be premiered at a public event at Maryland’s iSchool.

This course directly relates to the iSchool’s mission of engaging in collaborative and innovative research, teaching, and service.  It also responds to the iSchool’s vision of transforming the way individuals, organizations, and communities connect with information.  The course also reflects the iSchool’s commitment to diversity and community across cultures.

The schedule for the course is as follows:

Start date*:  7/15/2014
Date of departure from US: 7/27/2014
Earliest return date: 8/10/2014
End date*: 8/19/2014
*On campus workshop dates TBA.

For more information on the  “Follow the Fringe” course and to apply for admission, please see the online course brochure:

Questions can also be directed to Mary Edsall Choquette:

IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award 2014

The IFLA Education & Training Section in collaboration with ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH has the pleasure to announce the 6th IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award for 2014.

The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award will honour students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented at the upcoming 80th IFLA Congress, 16–22 August, 2014 in Lyon, France

Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive the IFLA Congress registration fee plus grant for economy airfare and economical lodging to attend the IFLA Congress 2014, in total up to 1000 €.  The winner will also receive a 1 year free IFLA membership, plus the recommendation for publication of the paper in the IFLA Journal. Second and third place finalists will receive a certificate plus 1 year free IFLA Education & Training Section membership.

The finalists will be announced in May 2014. The winner will be announced officially during the Press Conference of the Congress in Lyon.

For details, please visit:

Last date of submission of applications: 1 May 2014

Call for Papers: 7th International Digital Curation Conference

7th International Digital Curation Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS Title: “Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape”
5 – 7 December 2011
Bristol, UK

IDCC11 will be presented by the Digital Curation Centre, UK in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). The Programme Committee invites submissions of papers that reflect current concerns in digital curation and specific concerns arising from our conference theme:

  • Lessons learned from the inter-disciplinary use of open data: examples of enablers, barriers and success stories
  • Curation of mixed data collections, with open and sensitive or private content
  • Gathering evidence for benefits of data sharing
  • Building capacity for the effective management, sharing and reuse of open data
  • Scale issues in the management of sensitive data
  • Tensions between maintaining quality and openness
  • Linked data, open data, closed data and provenance
  • Technical and organisational solutions for data security
  • Developing new metrics for open data
  • Ethical issues and personal data
  • Legislation and open data

Full details of the Call for Papers can be found at:

Submissions will be accepted from 9 May 2011.

International Librarianship event at Baruch College

SLA-NY invites you to an exclusive students-only event on International Librarianship featuring Jane Kinney Meyers, founder of the Lubuto Library Project.

Jane Kinney Meyers is a professional librarian with 20 years of experience working and living in Africa. While living in Malawi for four years, she developed a network of research libraries for the country’s Ministry of Agriculture under the auspices of the World Bank. Ten years later she returned to neighboring Zambia, where she worked on projects for the American Library Association and Johns Hopkins University. While there, she became involved with services to street children offered by the Fountain of Hope, a drop-in shelter in Lusaka, Zambia. Serving on the shelter’s board, she established a reading program and created a library for the children. Upon her return to the U.S. in 2001, she developed the concept, approach and organization of the Lubuto Library Project, based on the success and impact of the library in Lusaka.

Please join us at Baruch College on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm for a presentation and meet-and-greet with Jane. This event will take place in Room 135 at Baruch’s conveniently located Information and Technology Building at 151 East 25th Street in Manhattan. Please announce your presence at the Public Safety Desk just before the turnstiles to gain admittance into the building. For a map to Baruch, visit:

Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, April 13th at

All students are welcome – SLA Membership is encouraged but not required in order to attend this event.

SLA Travel Grant for non-G8 Librarian


The Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities (MAHD) of SLA will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to $2,000.00 US for a professional librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference. The awardee will also receive free registration to the conference and to all MAHD ticketed events and will be expected to attend all MAHD programs and events.


Click here for more information:


Lyon, 1 – 4 September 2008

For the sixth edition of its Book History Workshop, organised in
collaboration with the Rare Book School (University of Virginia),
the Lyon-based Institut d’histoire du livre is offering four
advanced courses in the fields of book and printing history.

Courses on offer this year are:

Sandra Hindman
(new course, in English)

Michael Twyman
(course in French)

James Mosley
(existing course, for the first time in English)

Kristian Jensen
(course in English)

The Book History Workshop is aimed at book and printing
historians and at the many other specialists who encounter
questions related to book and printing history in the course of
their work: researchers, teachers, archivists, librarians, museum
curators, antiquarian booksellers, collectors, designers, etc.

The four-day courses offered by the Institut d’histoire du livre
cover various aspects of the history of the book and graphic
communications. Subjects are dealt with from both theoretical and
practical points of view through illustrated lectures,
discussions and close study of original documents. The courses
make abundant use of the collections of Lyon City Library and
Museum of Printing.

The courses will take place in Lyon from the 1st to the 4th
September 2008. Classes will be held at the Ecole normale
supérieure – lettres et sciences humaines (Lyon) with sessions at
the Lyon City Library and Printing Museum.

Tuition fee: 490 euros (mid-day meals included).

In order to facilitate access to collections of original
documents the number of participants is limited to twelve per

For further information see:

or contact:

Anne-Laure Collomb
Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu
30 boulevard Vivier-Merle
69003 Lyon

alcollomb at bm-lyon dot fr

Hell at the Library, Eros in Secret

Don’t miss this New York Times article, and perhaps consider renaming your special collections section:

A Library Exhibition Not for the Children’s Room

Published: January 16, 2008

Student-designed ARLIS/ANZ Website Prototype Chosen

Since September of this year, the ARLIS/ANZ President’s blog detailed the exciting process of choosing a new website designed by Communication Design students at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

In September President Ellen Thompson reported that students were,

“looking at ways to incorporate blogging, wiki and forum technology into the Arlis/ANZ site itself, so that eventually we don’t have to hang third-party freeware off the site, and can communicate with each other and our Chapter colleagues from within our ‘home’. The only way is up, in terms of the functionality we can expect from our future Arlis/ANZ site”

Indeed, the chosen website design does everything mentioned above, and more! Check out the prototype, which is up for demonstration purposes, but awaiting more substantial content. They’ve incorporated space for an image gallery, videos, discussion forums (with spaces for each chapter), a wiki, and more!

Best wishes to the ARLIS/ANZ group on their stunning new web presence!

Pratt SILS Study Abroad: London, Florence

Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science

(originally posted on ArLis-L by Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM
Dean, Pratt-SILS)

London Program, 2008

We are delighted to announce Pratt-SILS London Program, 2008 – the 2nd summer school program and Bloomsbury Conference in partnership with University College London, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies (UCL SLAIS), on E-Publishing and Publications. We are now accepting applications and we invite you learn about this special program which at UCL located in the Bloomsbury district of London, recognized as a world capital of the publishing industry. To learn more please visit the program Web site at Explore last year’s exciting program. This year as last the program include trips to Cambridge and Oxford publishing firms, the Bodleian and British Libraries and the National Archives at Kew.

Summer School on E-Publishing

First Bloomsbury Conference of E-Publishing and Publications

5th Summer Institute in Florence

Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science is pleased to announce its 5th Summer Institute in Florence, “Florentine Art & Culture, Research and Documentation,” a 3-credit, 3-week course, May 26-June 13, 2008. We are now accepting applications. This year’s Florence program promises to be more exciting than ever owing to a number of new aspects that enrich and broaden the student experience. The course will be taught by Professor Anthony Caradonna, distinguished faculty of Pratt’s School of Architecture and of its long-established Rome program, working with Prof. Giannini, Dean of Pratt-SILS. Now, as an interdisciplinary course, we are collaborating with Pratt’s School of Architecture brought together by the broad program theme, “I-ARTE” (Information, Art, Research, Technology and Education). Students have the option of a 3-day trip to Rome guided by Prof. Caradonna and a 2-day trip to Bologna, historic city of learning, art and libraries and universities. We invite applications from graduate students in LIS, art and architecture, history of art, library and museum professionals and art educators. Please visit the Florence Web site for detailed information and an application form.

Hello from Arlis/ANZ

Hi ArliSNAP and Sara – who left a kind comment on my new blog, which I’m using to communicate with the Australian and New Zealand Arlis group.

Arlis/ANZ is only just beginning to use this technology to help our membership communicate and interact – spread as we are over two countries and many thousands of kilometres with only a relatively small membership in terms of numbers. Your comment about how useful blogging technology has been in the ArliSNAP environment is inspiring, and encouraging to me that this is indeed the way to go.

I’m very happy to have had contact from a sister Society and would welcome visitors to our site and our blog – please leave any comments or suggestions that you think might be useful as we follow your lead in the use of this technology.

kind regards

Ellen Thompson

President – Arlis/ANZ

Session Update from Atlanta: Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons: Developing and Accessing Diverse Collections

Friday May 28th, 2007 11:00 a.m.
Moderated by Laurel Bliss

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Pratt Institute, SILS, 4th Summer Institute in Florence

Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science is pleased to
update you on its 4th Summer Institute in Florence, “Florentine Art & Culture,
Explorations and Documentation,” a 3-credit, 3-week course, May 28-June 15,

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Pratt-SILS Summer Programs Abroad in Art Librarianship

Pratt-SILS is proud to announce its summer program in Florence, now in its 4th year,
and a new 2-week summer 07 program and conference in partnership with
University College London, School of Library, Archives
and Information Studies focusing on E-Publishing and publications.
Please visit the program Web-sites for detailed information and application.
Programs are open to graduate students in LIS or related field, and professional librarians.

Pratt-SILS International Summer Programs 07

We are happy to answer your questions.
or call the Pratt-SILS office 212-647-7682

Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM
Dean, Pratt-SILS
144 West 14th St. 6th fl.
New York, New York, 10011

Coordinator of Intellectual Property and Visual Image Cataloger: Chantilly, VA

Visual Image Cataloger
Do you have a passion for images, and would you like the opportunity to learn or improve your cataloging skills? We are a well-established leader in educational publishing seeking an intelligent, highly motivated, cataloger. This is a unique opportunity to enrich your own life. Read the rest of this entry »

Intute & ArLiSNAP

I just wanted to send out a big, public thank-you to Intute for indexing ArLiSNAP.  to view our entry, go to here.

“Intute is a free online service providing access to the very best web resources for education and research. All material is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists to create the Intute database.”

For more information on Intute, go to

For more information on Intute’s Art & Humanities division, go to

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the position of Drue Heinz Librarian.  The Academy is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities.

The Library collection, which comprises about 138,000 volumes, aims to provide various levels of support in the academic disciplines represented in the fellowship fields (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies).

The Library. located in Rome, is currently undergoing a major renovation, to be completed in September 2007. The Library is also in the process of changing its integrated library management software to “Millennium” (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), as part of the URBS library consortium (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche).

Prospective applicants should refer to the complete Position Posting on the Academy’s website at for additional information about position responsibilities, professional qualifications and application requirements.

The closing date for applications is October 10, 2006.

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
212 751 7200
212 751 7220 FAX