Part of commemorating 50 years of ARLIS/NA means thinking about the Society's future. To that end, we want to focus energy on diversifying art librarianship by providing job experience and a professional network for early-career librarians of color through internships under the supervision of ARLIS/NA members and networking support from local chapters. This initiative supports several of the Society's strategic directions: Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Advancement, and Art Information Professionals.

The work begins with a $50K for 50 Years fundraising campaign to build an endowment. With an enthusiastic donor response, the endowment will fund at least one internship recipient in the first year. The campaign officially kicked off at the Montreal conference. We are on our way toward the goal, but we need your help!

To contribute to this campaign, please visit the Donate Now page and select the $50K for 50 Years Fund.

The full press release can be found here

 

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