The ARLIS Texas-Mexico Chapter announces Annie Sollinger, volunteer at the University of Texas at Austin Fine Arts Library and recent graduate of the School of Information at UT, as the recipient of the 2013 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. The $500 award will support expenses related to attending her first ARLIS/NA annual conference in Pasadena, April 25-29, 2013. Along with taking advantage of a broad selection of conference programming, she also plans on volunteering. Annie will be writing about her conference experience in the issue of the chapter’s newsletter, The Medium, that follows the conference.
The Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas and charter member of the ARLIS/Texas-Mexico Chapter. Professor Jones was the author of several standard works on art information research methods and a recipient of the 1996 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award. The combination of her enthusiasm, commitment to education, and love for art history serves as a model for art information professionals. See also: Remembering Lois Swan Jones. The Lois Swan Jones Award is made possible through contributions from chapter members and other supporters. Contributions in the form of checks made payable to the "ARLIS/TXMX LSJ Award" may be sent to the current treasurer listed on the officers page.
The Lois Swan Jones Professioinal Development Award supports and encourages the participation of an ARLIS/Texas-Mexico Chapter member in the ARLIS/NA annual conference by helping to defray conference expenses.
Award winners must commit to some level of conference involvement, which could include, but is not limited to, participation as a speaker, moderator, committee member, recorder, or volunteer with the local arrangements committee. Award winners must write a report of conference activities and experiences for the chapter newsletter, The Medium. The report should include an account of how the award helped the recipient's professional development. The chapter strongly encourages award winners to continue active involvement in the chapter by renewing their membership and serving on the LSJ award committee the following year.
Questions about the award may be submitted to Samuel Duncan, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 LSJ Professional Development Award committee includes:
Submitted by Samuel Duncan, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee, 2013-02-06