The Executive Committee of ARLIS/NA New England is pleased to announce that Clara Scholtz is the recipient of this year’s Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!
Clara is a Master of Library and Information Science student at Simmons University concentrating in Cultural Heritage Informatics, as well as a practicing artist. She is coming to her studies at Simmons with experience working in the Downtown Art Center (DAC) in Los Angeles as an instructor and assisting them with the organization of their collection of artwork and archival materials. She also worked as a gallery guide and attendant for the Dia Art Foundation.
“I intend to work as an art librarian and educator upon completing my MLIS, at a public library, academic library, or museum,” Clara shares. “A goal of mine as an informational professional is to increase access to cultural heritage materials and knowledge for communities of marginalized people, including people with disabilities. I deeply appreciate ARLIS/NA New England Chapter’s support of this goal, thank you.”