Submitted by Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Co-Chair
Joan Stahl, Co-Chair
Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Co-Chair
Board Liaison: Peter Blank
Next Year’s Roster
Barbara Pryor, Co-Chair (continuing)
Patricia Thompson, Co-Chair (continuing)
Thomas Riedel (continuing)
Linda Tompkins-Baldwin (continuing)
The Research Committee worked on publicizing the awards and as a result we received a good pool of applications. Barbara Pryor wrote a column for the August 2000 Update and Pat Thompson wrote one for the December 2000 issue. Tom Riedel will be submitting the April 2001 article announcing the award winners. Although the John Benjamins Award was discontinued due to lack of applicants, funding remains strong for the H.W. Wilson and Worldwide awards. Wilson has made a commitment to fund $2000 per year through 2003. Although Worldwide was not made a similar commitment, their director, Jean Sue Libkind, has offered to establish a new award. This would indicate a strong interest in continuing to support research awards on the part of Worldwide.
H.W. Wilson Award
Wilson generously agreed to let ARLIS retain the $2560 returned by a previous recipient. Because of this, we were able to award $1500 each to two recipients.
Lamia Doumato, "Illuminated Manuscripts of the Crusader Era: A Bibliography"
Jonathan Franklin, "The Art Auction Catalogue: A Bibliographical Study"
Peter Erickson, co-editor. Early Modern Visual culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000)
Baxter, Paula A., co-author. Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry: A guide to History, People and Terms (Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 2000)
Zimon, Kathy E. Alberta Society of Artists: The First Seventy Years (Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2000)
1.E.5. Design and implement extended publicity, in print and electronic, for Research Fund and publications awards; include recognition of donors and winners; increase awareness of membership benefits with publicity targeted to chapters and to other associations. [Research C.] 
The award was publicized through the listserv and Update. Individual members of the Research Committee took responsibility for contacting local chapters to promote the awards.
1.E.8. Identify and report on research and publication awards and funding support available to members from sources outside the Society. [Research C.] 
See above 1.E.8
2.D.7. Create programs to support members' subject specialist roles in actively contributing to all professional and academic fields relevant to ARLIS/NA's mission; identify, define, and make recommendations on mechanisms. [Research C.] 
According to the 1997 Annual Report, this has been completed
4.A.21. Create communications links with funding sources and publishers of award winners. [Research C.] 
Issues for the Executive Board
Worldwide has offered to sponsor a new award for publications having an electronic research component. The Research Committee would like the Executive Board to consider approving the following proposed new award.
The purpose of the Worldwide Electronic Resources Award is to recognize outstanding publications promoting or incorporating electronic resources by ARLIS/NA members in librarianship or visual resources curating, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas, this award acknowledges and encourages electronic resources activity by the ARLIS/NA membership.
Projects may focus on the creation of publications in any format that improve electronic access to art information and benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship, as well as the broader world of librarianship, through such means as compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of our professions, or the enhancement of access to information. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, web-based databases and indexes, virtual exhibitions, CD-ROM products, and publications promoting electronic resources.
ELIGIBILITY - FORMAT & MATERIAL TYPES
All formats are eligible, including hard copy, fiche, video, audio, electronic, CD-ROM, etc. The following types of materials are not eligible: theses, dissertations, annual reports, posters, newsletters, or other types of materials judged by the Committee not to meet the purpose of the Awards.