Carole Ann Fabian
(716) 645-7700 ext.2 / fax (716) 645-6207
TAC chair: Carole Ann Fabian
TAC members: Jacqui Allen, Margaret Boylan, Janice Chadbourne, Paula Epstein,
Alan Michelson, Barbara Rockenbach
Awards Committee Chair: Clayton Kirking
Board liaison: Kay Teel
Co-chairs: Nensi Brailo, Kitty Chibnik
met at the ARLIS/NA-VRA Conference in Baltimore; discussion focused on Awards
available for 2004. Award criteria and selection process were reviewed.
Timelines for award announcements, submission deadlines, review deadlines and
award notification dates were set.
Committee worked with AWS web master Derek Crosley to update the Travel Awards
announcements web page and the online application form http://www.arlisna.org/forms/travelaward2003.html.
application form was used by ALL applicants this year, insuring complete and
standardized applicant information.
commitments were secured for all awards. The Research Libraries Group increased
their level of sponsorship for both the RLG Conference Award ($2000) and the RLG
Asia/Oceania Award ($2000).
updated distribution lists for international and student travel awards. Award
announcements were placed Vicky Roper via email and in print to names,
organizations and addresses that TAC supplied.
Committee reviewed 42 applicants for eight awards as follows:
Conference Travel Award (7 applicants for 2 awards)
University of Arizona
Libraries Group Award (7 applicants)
Fine Arts Division
University of British Columbia Library
Asia/Oceania Award (4 applicants)
National Institute of the Arts Library & Resource Centre
The Australian National University
Beverly Joy Karno Award (2 applicants)
Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango
Cahan Photography Award (5 applicants)
University of Maryland
Libros Travel Award (5 applicants)
University of Art and Design
O'Reilly Student Travel Award (13 applicants)
Dept. of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
Strategic Plan Action Items 2000-2005
and maintain funding for a domestic travel award.
(I C) ARLIS/NA supported the Conference Attendance Award for the second
Committee would like to clarify its role in “developing” as opposed to
“administering” the Travel Awards. Specifically, direction is needed
regarding responsibility for securing ongoing commitments for existing Travel
awards through external sponsors under the ARLIS/NA comprehensive committee
structure. Timely attention to sponsorship commitments is essential to TAC
success in maintaining a workable timetable for announcement, application,
review and notification.
Travel Visa restrictions have made it difficult for international awardees to
secure travel visas in the short time between our announcement of awards and the
national conference dates. The 2004 TAC suggests that the incoming TAC and
Executive Board consider some alternatives to the existing Committee structure