Professional Development Committee Bulletin, January 2022

PDC Bulletin,

The PDC Bulletin is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please email pdc@arlisna.orgUpcoming ARLIS/NA Events

  • ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual Symposium, Friday, January 28, 2022. Register here: (Virtual Event)
  • Management SIG Conversation: Recruitment/Hiring, February 16, 2022, 2-3 p.m. ET, Register Here (Virtual Event)
  • Management SIG Conversation: Budgets, March 15, 2022, 2-3 p.m. ET, Register Here (Virtual Event) 
  • “Past, Present, Future: Aspiring to New Heights,” ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 5-9, 2022, Early Registration Rate from January 14-March 8, Regular Registration closes April 8, More Info Here

Calls for Proposals/Papers

  • CFP:  “Joint Annual Conference: Connection, Disconnection, Reconnection: How Are We Building Community Now?” 2022 ACRL New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) & New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG - A Special Interest Group of ACRL/NEC) - June 1-2, 2022 (virtual). 
    • Deadline: February 25, 2022, 11:59pm EST. 
    • Submit your proposal and find details about session formats and submission requirements here:
  • CFP: ALISE 2022 Annual Conference, October 24-26, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • CFP: 54th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association Conference - August 2022, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland (hybrid). 
    • Deadline: February 28, 2022. 
    • Proposals for the paper presentations, multimedia papers and workshops should be submitted online as 300-500-word abstracts with the title, using this FORM. Submissions for the Virtual Art Exhibition should be made using this FORM

Webinars, Virtual Conferences, and Learning Opportunities Beyond ARLIS/NA



  • ARLIS/NA Applauds Award 
  • Deadline: January 24, 2022 (extended)
  • ARLIS/NA Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance Award
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: January 28, 2022 
  • 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 colour)
  • Be interested in 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.

  • ARLIS/NA Howard Karno Award
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: January 28, 2022

      • 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.
    • ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Winberta Yao Travel Award: 
      • Award Amount: $425 to help cover registration expenses to support attendance at the 50th annual ARLIS/NA conference being held in Chicago April 5 through April 9, 2022.
      • Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 
      • Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of ARLIS/NA-MW and ARLIS/NA and live in the Mountain West region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming).
      • Details and How to Apply: 

  • Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award (to attend 2022 ARLIS/NA annual conference), ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: February 4, 2022

  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conference Attendance Award for International Exchange
  • Award Amount: Beginning at $1500
  • Deadline: February 14, 2022

Other Awards

  • Association of Print Scholars

Deadline: January 31, 2022

  • Center for Book Arts, 2022 Book Art Research Fellowship, Fellowship to include: modest stipend, access to CBA’s collections, institutional support during the research process. Fellows expected to spend 2-3 weeks on-site at CVA. 
  • Deadline: February 20, 2022

    • Code4Lib 2022 Conference Diversity Scholarships: Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants from North America - with the potential for a few international scholarships of up to $3000. 


    Compiled by the Professional Development Committee: Courtney Hunt (Chair), Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor, Michele Jennings, Martha Neth, Marty Miller, Claire Payne, Madison Sullivan