2018 ARLIS/NA National Conference Travel Award Winner

The ARLIS/NA New England Chapter is thrilled to announce that the recipient of our 2018 ARLIS/NA National Conference Travel Award is Denise O’Malley! Denise will receive an award of $1,000 toward covering conference expenses. Money for this award is generously donated by ARLIS/NA New England Chapter members.

Denise has been working in public services at the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, for 11 years and is currently working on her MLS at Simmons. Denise plans to use the award to attend the ARLIS/NA National Conference in New York where she is interested in learning more about expanding notions of access through more dynamic outreach and creating ways of leveraging existing resources. In particular, Denise is very interested in the workshop, From the Margins to the Center: Cultivating a Critical, Reflective, and Radical Practice in Art Librarianship, which would be extremely relevant given the marginalized populations that she work with at the community college where she teaches Art History and where questions of access, place, race, and rights are realities not abstract notions.

Denise’s application was chosen from a very competitive submission pool, which we feel reflects the excellent work being done by art library professionals in New England. Please join us in congratulating Denise!

UPDATED: Apply Now for the ARLIS/NA New England Travel Award!

Do you live in New England?

Are you attending the 2018 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference?

Would you like $1,000 to help defray the cost?

Members of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter are eligible to apply for a Travel Award. One applicant will receive $1,000 to help cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

To be considered, complete the application form by Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Friday, November 10th, 2017. The recipient will be notified no later than Friday, December 17th (early bird conference registration ends on 12/23).

See you in New York!

2017 Seibel Award Winner!

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board, I am pleased to announce that Marlan Sigelman is the recipient of this year’s Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship.
Marlan is currently an archival assistant for The Poetry Project in NYC and serves as the events and communications officer for the student chapter of AMIA at Simmons.  Marlan is interested in art librarianship as well as art archives, especially photography/moving image and rare books, and is looking forward to continuing to learn about this field!
The Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of New England Chapter members. Awarded in the amount of $500 to one recipient annually, it is intended to support and encourage future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, conference attendance, housing, materials, etc.).
Please join us in congratulating Marlan!

Fall Chapter Meeting at the Clark Art Institute

2017 ARLIS/NA NE & Upstate NY Fall Chapter Meeting 
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA,
Friday October 13, 2017

9 am – 10 am Refreshments and welcome

10 am – 11 am ARLIS/NA Chapter business meetings (NE and Upstate NY)

11am  – 12:30 Choose one of two gallery tours: looking at prints in the new Print Room with Jay Clarke, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; or a walk through the newly installed Decorative Arts galleries with Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate

12:30 – 2pm Lunch at the Clark’s Cafe 7 with an option to purchase a brown bag lunch and eat al fresco

2 – 4pm View highlights from the Library’s Special Collections. View the permanent collections and stroll the grounds at the Clark

4 – 4:30pm Refreshments and farewell

RSVP by October 2, 2017

Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!

Applications are due September 20th, 2017.

Please send applications or questions to:

Katie Riel, ARLIS/NA NE Past Chair

kriel@massart.edu


PURPOSE

The purpose of this award is to support and encourage future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, housing, materials, etc.)

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.

ABOUT

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.