Conference Attendance and Travel Awards

Funds attendance at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference. 

Funding opportunities for members and non-members who wish to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Friday, January 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST. 

Please note that the working language of the conference is English. 

AWARD APPLICATION FORM


Awards Open to Current ARLIS/NA Members

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1,000) 

Eligibility:

Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, appointed affiliate liaison, appointed Editorial Board member, and/or chapter officer.

Purpose:

To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, appointed affiliate liaisons, the Editorial Board, and moderators of divisions, sections, and special interest groups.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Student Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1,000) 

Eligibility:

Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose:

To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1,000) 

Eligibility:

Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be one of the following:
    • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
    • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
    • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in color)
  • Be interested in a career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. 

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Purpose:

To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Howard Karno Award (1 award/$1,000) 

Eligibility:

Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.

Purpose:

To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation. 

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance 

(1 award/$1,000) 

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility:

Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose:

To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Travel Awards Subcommittee

Subcommittee of the Awards Committee.
Courtney L Stine

Courtney L Stine

Director, Bridwell Art Library

Chair

Jenna L Dufour

Jenna L Dufour

Visual Arts Librarian

Member

Stephanie Beene

Stephanie Beene

Fine Arts Librarian, Art, Architecture, & Planning

Member

Giana Ricci

Librarian for the Fine Arts

Member