ARLIS/WNY has presented a professional development award to a chapter member since 1994. This award is intended to help members, particularly new professionals, become involved in ARLIS/NA by attending the Annual ARLIS/NA Conference. The 2011 conference will be held jointly with the Visual Resources Association in Minneapolis from March 24-28. This year’s award of $400 will cover registration.

The conference website is at

Applicants for the award must be dues-paying members of ARLIS/WNY and ARLIS/NA. All ARLIS/WNY members are eligible for the award. The chapter’s officers, members who have never attended the national conference, and those who will be participating in the conference as speakers, session/program moderators, moderators of a section, division or roundtable, or serving on committees are especially encouraged to apply for the award.

Applicants for the award should include a current resume and a letter describing the applicant’s participation in the conference (if applicable), the benefits anticipated from conference attendance, and all travel funding expected from the applicant’s institution or other sources.

Please email materials to Sherman Clarke,,
by March 11, 2011, 5pm.

Award will be announced March 15, 2011.


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