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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!

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.

Spring Meeting at Roger Williams University – April 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the agenda for the ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting in Bristol, Rhode Island on Friday, April 21, 2017.

RSVP

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Schedule

Roger Williams University School of Architecture Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Gather in the Exhibition Gallery in the SAAHP building for check-in and conversation with coffee, tea and a light breakfast.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Presentation by Sara A. Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History

“Amazing Groves:  Landscape and Memory at Bristol’s North and South Farms”

Beginning around 1870, George Rogers Hall, the first American to introduce Japanese trees and shrubs to the U.S. in the nineteenth century, established a groundbreaking collection on his estate in Bristol.  This talk examines the importer’s extraordinary garden and the utility of both his plantings and his memory to his heirs and successors.  Over time, stakeholders engaged variously in preservation, transformation, and veneration of the site, reshaping the landscape as they laid claim to his legacy.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Chapter business meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    

Drive from RWU into downtown Bristol.  Enjoy lunch and a chance to explore Bristol on your own.  Please see below for a list of dining choices.

 

Byfield School, Bristol

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Presentation and tour by Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Art and Chairman of Arts in Common.

Just before 2:00 p.m. we will meet at the Byfield School on the corner of Church Street and High Street on the Bristol Town Common.  Professor Rich will talk about the work that Arts in Common is doing, in collaboration with others, to create an arts and culture district in Bristol.  The early nexus of the district is three former public school buildings currently in various stages of renovation and adaptive reuse.  A Providence Journal article from January provides some background on the project.

Additional Information

For additional details, sights around Bristol, and restaurant recommendations, see this document.