The 2014 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner is Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas, edited by Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Jennifer Dramer, and Ḳi-ḳe-in, and published by the University of British Columbia Press in 2013. The 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 award is administered by the Canadian Member-At-Large on the Executive Board who is also the Chair of ARLIS/NA Canada, and is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals. It was presented at the convocation of the 42nd Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
The 43rd Annual Conference, "New Frontiers on the Old Frontier", will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19-23, 2015. The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a paper, session, or workshop format.
Joan Benedetti is the 2013 recipient of the Society's Distinguised Service Award. The award was presented to Benedetti at the 42nd Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., May 1-5, 2014. The Society’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual of any country whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art librarianship.