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2014 Distinguished Service Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is pleased to announce Daniel Starr as the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the twenty-fourth person who has been honored. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual of any country whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field, has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art information.

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2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee is pleased to announce Adam Beebe as the 2015 award recipient. Beebe is a student in the MLIS program at the University of Alabama and has a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from Tulane University.

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2014 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award Winner

Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., a National Gallery of Art Online Edition was awarded the 36th annual George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award at the Art Libraries Society of North America’s annual conference held in Fort Worth, TX, March 19-23, 2015. Established in 1980, the Wittenborn Award honors the memory of George Wittenborn, a premier New York art book dealer and publisher, and is given annually to North American publications demonstrating excellence in art publishing.

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What Our Members Are Saying: Isabel Ayres

Isabel Ayres

Head of Library and Museum Archives, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil

I have always been passionate about fine arts. I attended an art history course at Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) just after earning my graduate degree in library science while I was working in a business school library. At that time I completed some drawing and engraving workshops as well. I finally had the opportunity to work in an art library at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2008, after years working in an academic library. At that time, I was looking for specialized information when I found the book Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship (edited by Joan M. Benedetti) published by ARLIS/NA. I was pretty excited when I got my book from the post office! It became my companion in this new and beautiful journey. I was very impressed by the quality of articles and the similarity in dealing with the various situations that I encountered in my museum library. The online publications about cataloging were very helpful too.

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