The joint meeting of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) and Western New York chapter of Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will be held at Scholes Library, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY on Monday, June 13th. The day’s schedule will include tours of the kiln rooms and other ceramics facilities, visits to the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art and the Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum, business meetings for each chapter, and tours of the libraries and VR collections.  Katie O’Connell, who was our Fall 2010 Student Travel Award winner, will present her work on Flickr and Luna use at Cornell. We hope students and prospective librarians will join us at this exciting meeting.

Purpose:
To encourage students and prospective librarians to explore careers in art and architecture librarianship through contact with art library colleagues at the ARLIS/WNY Fall Meeting, scheduled for June 13, 2011 in Alfred, NY.

Value:
$100 to defray travel/lodging and meal expenses or (for local applicants) $20 for Monday lunch.

Application:
To apply for the travel award, please submit by email:

1. A letter of application (no more than two sides in length) stating where you learned of the award, your specific interest in art librarianship and expectation of the conference in Utica, your professional goals, and why you think you are a worthy candidate for the award.

2. A resume listing education background, employment history, and professional activities and/or interests. Please include your telephone and email address, as well as the names of two references including title, email, addresses, and telephone numbers.

The deadline for submission is Friday May 27, 2011.
Candidates will be notified by Friday June 3 of the travel award decisions.

Please submit applications via email to:

Kathy Corcoran
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 797-0000 x2123
kcorcor@mwpai.org

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