Head, Art + Architecture Libary, Virginia Tech
I was a rogue art historian when I first learned of ARLIS/NA. The organization became a welcome presence shortly after I finished my doctoral work in art history at Northwestern University and proceeded to enroll in the graduate library science program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The year was 2006. Pat Thompson, head of the Sloane Art Library at UNC (and a great mentor, to boot), introduced me to ARLIS/NA, its wide-ranging activities, and many of its regional ARLIS/SE members.
Recipients of the 2014 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Awards for International Travel have been announced. The generous multi-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the Art Libraries Society of North America funds awards for European travel and additional for European art information professionals to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.