ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Awards

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Awards Committee, it is our pleasure to announce the following award recipients:

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award:

Megan Sallabedra, a first year MLIS student in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies with a BA in History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz, and an MA in Curatorial Practice in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California. Megan expects to earn her MLIS in 2019 and this will be her first ARLIS/NA conference. She has worked for the past several years in the field of fine arts in a range of roles – from organizing exhibitions and related programming at the exhibition space 356 Mission in Los Angeles, to selling art books at Ooga Booga, managing private art collections and public art projects at Lendrum Fine Art, to advanced research and writing on contemporary artists and practices as part of her own ongoing professional interests. She set her sights on a career trajectory in an art library setting after taking on a project with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Balch Art Research Library – prioritizing, digitizing and cataloging their holding of artist files, and she currently works part time as a Graduate Reference Assistant in the UCLA Arts Library.

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award:

Lorie S. Kim, a first-year student in UCLA’s MLIS program, specializing in Archival Studies. For her undergraduate degree in visual culture at the University of Southern California, Lorie wrote a senior research thesis on “The Convergence of Eastern and Western Design and Its Effects on the Development of Global Fashion.” Along with her academic studies, she has seven years of professional experience in the arts, which inspired both her aspirations for graduate studies in Library and Information Science and her professional pursuit of art librarianship and archival work. As an Exhibitions Intern in the Exhibitions Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for approximately two years, she assisted with all levels of exhibitions coordination, including maintaining the museum’s collections database and supporting a range of collections management projects. More recently she interned at the Los Angeles location of the Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery where her projects included digitization of curator Paul Schimmel’s archive of press material and organizing the libraries’ giveaway book collection. She then served as the representative for Los Angeles in the gallery’s global five-person Library Team, as the Los Angeles contact for Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ activities, as the Los Angeles gallery’s bookshop manager, and as the coordinator of Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ local Book & Printed Matter Lab, a small exhibition space for publication-related presentations and public programming. She now serves as a cataloger at ARCANA, an art bookstore in Culver City. This will be Lorie Kim’s first ARLIS/NA conference and she plans to attend the ‘Consulting with Artists: Creating, Describing, and Disseminating the Visual Arts’ workshop and the behind-the-scenes tour of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Please join us in congratulating Megan and Lorie and please help us welcome them to ARLIS/NA when you meet them in New York City!

Now Accepting Applications for Travel Awards!

The 44th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference is taking place in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12, 2016. It is the 3rd joint conference with the Visual Resources Association (VRA). Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as to gain insight on growing trends and important issues.

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

For more information visit our Travel Awards page.

2015 Travel Award Recipients!

Please join us in congratulating the 2015 recipients of the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter Travel Awards. Both winners are active participants in our local chapter and we are excited to have them join us at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas this year!
ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award
Emilee Mathews, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, UC Irvine
 
At this year’s conference, Emilee has a full plate! As a member of the Communications and Publications Committee, Emilee will be presenting the year’s activities of the Multimedia & Technology Reviews (MT&R) publication as well as soliciting applications for one of the MT&R editorial positions at an exhibits booth. Emilee will also be moderating the Academic Libraries Division meeting and finally, will be co-presenting a poster based on original research about digital humanities, information science, and new media.
ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter Student Travel Award
Erin Hurley, MLIS Candidate, UCLA, 2015
Erin is a second year MLIS student at UCLA and this will be her first time attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference. Erin is a Reference Desk Assistant at the UCLA Arts Library and an intern at LACMA’s Balch Research Library. In addition to her membership in the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter, Erin is also president of the UCLA student chapter of the Special Libraries Association and The Horn Press at UCLA, a club dedicated to letterpress and book arts. Erin hopes to serve as an ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter officer in the future.

Apply for a 2015 Travel Award!

This year, the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference is taking place in Fort Worth, TX on March 19-23, 2015. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as to gain insight on growing trends and important issues.

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

To learn more about how to apply and eligibility requirements visit the Travel Awards page.

2014 Travel Award Winners!

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 winners of the Travel Awards of the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter. The winners are both first-time attendees and active members of our professional community and we are excited to have them join us at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington DC.

ARLIS/SC Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award, Claire Kennedy, Archivist at John Baldessari Studio
The Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award is awarded to Claire Kennedy who works as the archivist to artist John Baldessari in Venice, California. She also plays an important role as the Vice Chair Elect of the Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA.
ARLIS/SC Student Travel Award, Clarice De Veyra, 2014 MLIS Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles
The Student Travel Award goes to Clarice De Veyra, a student at UCLA in the MLIS program, new member of ARLIS/NA and an active board member of the Special Libraries Association Southern California Chapter (SLA-SCC).
A big thanks to everyone who applied for the Travel Awards and to Isotta Poggi for again fulfilling the role of ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Committee.