by: Paula Gabbard
phone/FAX: (212) 854-6745 / (212) 854-8904
Committee members: Kay Teel (Board Liaison), Jacqueline Allen, Roberta Blitz,
Margaret Boylan, Barbara Reed, Jeff Ross (Chair), Laura Tatum, Liv Valmestad.
Committee members: Kay Teel (Board Liaison), Jacqueline Allen, Margaret Boylan,
Paula Gabbard (chair), Jeff Ross, Suzanna Simor, Liv Valmestad.
Tom McNulty stepped down by his own choice early in the year.
of the year:
20-26, 2003 Conference. We set up a calendar for the coming year, after
congratulating ourselves for our success in the previous year (8 papers and 1
web-project, The winning paper by Donny Smith:
The Surrogate vs. the Thing, written while he was a student at Drexel
University.) Award was presented to Donny Smith at the convocation.
Each committee member reviewed the faculty/library school list, then sent an
e-mail announcement to faculty, deans, listservs at library schools throughout
the country. This list of
institutions is derived from the ALA web-site of institutions offering North
American Library Masters Degree Programs (89 total) (http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oa/lisdir.html#us).
The committee members again email GMA announcement to all functional email
addresses used in April.
Submission postmark deadline.
Gabbard sends the submitted 8 papers, one web-project, and ballots to committee.
Deadline for committee to return ballots to Gabbard.
Winner and other applicants are notified, as well as committee members,
headquarters, treasurer, etc. (9 qualified papers and 1 web-project.
The winning paper by Ann C. Shincovich (University of Pittsburgh): An
Examination of Copyright Issues related to the Creation of a Digital Resource
for the Artists’ Books Collection at the Frick Arts Library.
New York City ARLIS/NA Conference. Paula
Gabbard and Suzanna Simor will step off committee, Jeff Ross will become chair,
new committee appointments: Roberta Blitz, perhaps more.
look at this current year’s submissions shows that, they all came from schools
we contacted, and three faculty we had specifically contacted were named as
professors for which the papers were written or projects were designed.
Most of the faculty listed on the papers/projects are specialists in
fields other than visual resources or art librarianship, for example, library
management, information retrieval, preservation management, etc.
Muehsam Award Ballot 2003 (Condensed sample ballot)
this paper or project according to the criteria listed below. Score each
category with the lowest number as the weakest score and the highest number as
the strongest score. Please add
specific and detailed comments for the best several submissions, as they may be
incorporated into the awards presentation.
Assign a letter grade (A to F with pluses and minuses) to each paper.
If no paper or project merits a grade higher than B+ from anyone, then we
will communicate by email to decide whether we wish to grant any award.
If there is too wide a disparity between our scores, I will want to
communicate with you as well. If
there is a tie in scoring the winner, I will review the two submissions and
break the tie, but will keep you informed as to the logic of my decision.
Relevance to art librarianship or visual resources curatorship:
3 4 5 6
Research and scholarship:
3 4 5 6
3 4 5 6
Clarity and organization (including style, readability, design, grammar,
punctuation, and spelling):
3 4 5 6
Terminology and vocabulary:
score (please note this on top of front page as well):____________