The Texas-Mexico Chapter congratulates Sarah Long as this year’s recipient of the 2016 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. Long received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2013 and was the library assistant in charge of acquisitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Hirsch Library for eight years until a recent move took her to Rhode Island. She continues to maintain her membership ARLIS Texas-Mexico membership in order to stay connected with her former colleagues and friends.
The $750 award will support expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in Seattle, Washington from March 8-12, 2016. In addition to taking advantage of a wide selection of conference programming, Sarah will write an article on her conference experience for the issue of the Chapter’s newsletter The Medium that follows the conference.
The LSJ award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas and charter member of the Texas Chapter. Established in 1992, the award supports and encourages participation of a member of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter at the national level by helping with conference expenses. Professor Jones authored several standard publications on art information research methods and received 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.
Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee