The ARLIS/NA executive board approved revival of our informal affiliation with the Digital Library Foundation. The immediate benefit will stem from the society’s taking part in the DLF’s GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards program. The program is designed to offer museum and library staff with new opportunities to meet with experienced DLF members to share new viewpoints and develop new strategies for meeting the challenges of the developing digital environment.
ARLIS/NA members will be eligible to apply to be a DLF Cross-Pollinator Fellow, which includes one complimentary registration for the DLF Forum to be held October 14-16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. ARLIS/NA will provide reciprocal registration to a DLF member for the the society’s 48th annual conference in St. Louis, April 21-25, 2020.
To be eligible for these registration awards, an applicant must be a member in good standing of ARLIS/NA. Special consideration will be given to professionals working in art museums or with art collections. Later in 2019, DLF-affiliated individuals will have the opportunity to apply for free registration at each partner conference. Preference will be given to those who have never received a Forum Fellowship. The DLF Forum Scholarship Committee, made up of community volunteers, will make award decisions. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-July.
To apply, please fill out this form by Monday, June 10, at 11:59pm EDT. Applicants will not receive more than one award but may apply for awards in up to two categories.