The Worldwide Books Award for Publications recognizes outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas this award acknowledges and encourages scholarly publication by the ARLIS/NA membership. The 2020 recipient is Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries, edited by Olivia Piepmeier and Stephanie Grimm.
The H. W. Wilson Foundation Research Award supports research activities by ARLIS/NA individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts. The award encourages the professional development of the membership in their capacities as information intermediaries and as subject specialists in the arts. The recipient for 2020 is Robert Craig Bunch for his project Dreams, Visions, Other Worlds: Interviews with Texas Artists, a monograph underway with Texas A&M University Press.
Both awards were presented at the 48th annual ARLIS/NA virtual convocation on April 22, 2020. The members of the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Sub-Committee are Andi Back (Chair), Jade Finlinson, Jeanne-Marie Musto, Marianne Williams, Megan Williams, and Kathy Woodrell.