The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently inviting
applicants for its annual Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award. The award
honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg. This year $400 will
be awarded to support and encourage involvement in ARLIS/NA activities
by helping to defray the costs of attending the 2011 joint VRA +
ARLIS/NA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letters of application are due by February 18, 2011 and the winners
will be notified by February 28, 2011.
1. Membership. Applicants must be members in good
standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter [Note:
Southern CA membership forms and checks can be sent along with the
award application. For a copy of the chapter’s membership form see
2. Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial
or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be
considered (We strongly encourage folks who do not receive full
funding to apply).
3. Eligible applicants include current board members
(as voted on by the membership at the Cerritos meeting on March 29,
Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill
the following guidelines:
1. Are attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference for
the first time, and/or
2. Are actively participating in the conference in
such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.
Conditions of the award:
1. Award winner must commit to attending the Chapter
meeting at the conference.
2. Award winner must submit a written conference
report for publication in Canvas, the Chapter newsletter. This report
will include an account of the recipient’s personal conference
experiences and how the award contributed to his/her professional
To apply for the award:
Please email a letter of application to Teresa Soleau, Chair of the
Travel Awards Committee by February 18, 2011, briefly outlining your
reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical
statement listing employment history, educational background,
professional activities, and how much funding you will be receiving
from your institution (please limit information to a maximum of 2
pages). Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the
requirements of conference attendance. The travel awards will be
presented to the winners at the ARLIS/SC Chapter meeting in
Minneapolis on Saturday, March 26, 2011 (place to be determined).
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