Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Art Libraries Society of North America is in the fourth year of a six-year grant to support international travel that promotes the exchange of ideas and information among art librarians.
The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Digital Library Federation are supporting eight new travel awards meant to foster collaboration among museum and digital library communities.
Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues, and alert members to new developments. The news for August 2016 follows: