Funds attendance at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Funding opportunities for members and non-members who wish to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST.
The application wll be available starting on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

AWARD APPLICATION FORM 

Awards Open to Current Members

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer.

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.

Student Conference Attendance Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

 

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be one of the following:
    • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
    • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
    • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column. 

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA. 

Howard Karno Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.

Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation. 

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

 

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Awards Open to International Applicants

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel ($1,000–$2,500)

Purpose: For European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). For more information regarding purpose, eligibility, and application procedures, see the Kress Foundation Award for International Travel page.