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2020 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference Travel Award Winner

The ARLIS/NA New England Chapter is pleased to announce that Abigail (Abi) Sweeney is the recipient of the chapter’s 2020 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference Travel Award. Abi has been working at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design since 2006, and is currently serving as the vice-moderator of the Art and Design School Library (ADSL) Division of ARLIS/NA.  At the 2020 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, she will be stepping into her new role as moderator of the division.  During the conference, Abi and the current moderator will be reviewing their progress to date on a comprehensive report of the ADSL Division, to include current and ongoing challenges.  In particular, Abi will be covering her findings on issues related to staffing and professional development. The final report is scheduled to be presented at the 2021 conference in Montreal. 

The ARLIS/NA Annual Conference Travel Award will help defray Abi’s expenses related to attending the 2020 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We would like to extend our thanks to our chapter’s donors, whose contributions help make this award possible.

Congratulations Abi!

Call for Nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

Call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ARLIS/NA New England is open! This is a three year position. For 2020, this person would be serving as Vice-Chair; 2021, as Chair; 2022, as Past-Chair.

As of now, the position descriptions are as follows:

Vice-Chair [Year 1]: Assists the Chairperson, act as chief executive officer in the event the Chairperson is unable to serve, assists with general functions of the Chapter Board, and coordinates fundraising as needed.

Chair [Year 2]: Acts as chief executive officer, plans the activities of the Chapter, shall be a member ex-officio of all special project committees of the Chapter, and shall be responsible for the drafting of the mid-year and annual reports.

Past-Chair [Year 3]: Serves an advisory role, as needed, during the year; administers the chapter’s awards, and assists with general functions of the Chapter Board.

To see the current bylaw descriptions of these positions, please see the chapter website.

We’ll be accepting nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect until November 25th. If multiple nominations are received, an election will be held and current members can vote for 30 days. If only one nomination is received, a 30 day open comment period for current members will be held. If no comments or additional nominations are received, the election will be called by acclamation.

Please email arlisna.newengland@gmail.com with your nominations or questions about this position.

Bookworks Meetup – Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Join ARLIS/NA New England for a meetup with colleagues at the Bookworks exhibition at Tufts. We will speak with curator Dina Deitsch and Darin Murphy of the SMFA library at Tufts, look at the work on display, and then head over to Semolina for dinner/drinks with anyone who would like to join.

The Details:

When: Thursday, November 14th, 5-7pm (followed by optional dinner/drinks)
Where: Tufts University Art Galleries, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there! 

Apply now for the Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award!

Are you looking to fund a new project? Or are you doing research related to art librarianship intended for publication or presentation? Or, maybe you have your eye on a conference you would like to attend?…

Apply for the Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award for $1000 in award funding to defray the costs associated with a variety of professional development activities.

Apply by Friday, November 8, 2019 by sending application materials to John Schlinke, ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Past-Chair, jschlinke@rwu.edu. Applicants will be notified of results by Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

For application details: http://newengland.arlisna.org/resources/scholarships-awards/freitag/

Apply now for the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference Travel Award!

Are you planning to attend the 2020 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference?

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

ARLIS/NA New England Chapter members are eligible to apply for the chapter’s annual travel award.  One applicant will receive $1,000 to help cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

To be considered, please complete the application form by Friday, November 8, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of results by Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

For more details: http://newengland.arlisna.org/resources/scholarships-awards/travel/

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash.