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Call for Participation: 2019 Research Roundtable at the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting in Houston

Are you planning on attending the Texas-Mexico chapter meeting in Houston in October?

We would love you to present your recent research and other projects at the Research Roundtable at our Annual Chapter Conference on October 20, 2019. Your colleagues want to know what you’ve been up to and this is a great opportunity to share with them!

All topics relevant to art librarianship welcome. In particular, our chapter’s spring survey results indicate topics of high interest include collection development, digital collections, reference and user services, library management, and artists’ books.

Presentations should be 10-20 minutes in length.

Please submit title and short description of the presentation, your name, and institutional affiliation to Helen Lueders at hlueders@mfah.org. Deadline to submit is Friday, September 20, 2019. Accepted presenters will be notified Friday, September 27, 2019.

Conference Website: http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/annual-meetings/

Roundtable Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2019, 10 – 11 AM

Location: Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts Houston 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Hope to see you all in Houston soon!

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New Chapter Survey

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Executive Committee wants to hear from you! Please complete the new chapter survey to let us know how we can best serve the values, interests, and goals and contribute to members’ professional growth. The survey is open to all, and we look forward to all responses, which will help shape future chapter activities.

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2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Recipient – Elizabeth Schaub!

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter congratulates Elizabeth Schaub as the recipient of the 2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award.

Elizabeth has been a member of ARLIS/NA since 1998, serving on numerous committees and currently acting as an Art Documentation peer reviewer. Elizabeth has also been a member of the Texas-Mexico chapter since 1998 and has served in many leadership positions including as the chapter’s president in 2006. She lives and works in Austin where she is the director of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection Director.

The $750 award supports expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in New York, February 25-March 1, 2018. This year, Elizabeth will be presenting a paper during a conference session that focuses on the subject scope drift in the visual resources profession.

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.

 

 

 

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One more week to apply for the 2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award – Due November 22nd!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $750 award provides funding to send a Texas-Mexico Chapter member to the ARLIS/NA 46th Annual Conference in New York, February 25-March 1, 2017.

To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding for the conference. Applicant must be a member in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/Texas-Mexico. Previous winners are eligible. A description of the award, application procedure, and a list of previous recipients can be found here: http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/

The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees. We also strongly encourage members of the chapter to promote this award within their own institutions.

Please let anyone you know who might qualify and benefit from attending the conference know about the award and encourage them to apply!

The award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas, by underwriting participation of members of the Texas-Mexico Chapter at the ARLIS/NA annual meeting.

Please feel free to send any inquiries to the 2018 award committee chair: Helen Lueders (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) at hlueders@mfah.org.

Other members of the 2018 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s awardee, Mark Pompelia.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 22, 2016.

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New Issue of The Medium

The Spring 2017 issue of the Medium in now available for your reading pleasure. Read about chapter members’ experiences at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in New Orleans, catch up on chapter business, and more.

Thanks to all contributors and to Eric Wolf, the editor of the latest issue!

Chapter Meeting

Registration is open for Mexico City!

We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2016 ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Conference in Mexico City is officially open. This year’s annual chapter meeting and conference will be held October 12-15, 2016. See all the details of our exciting program and helpful trip planning tips on our Annual Meeting page.

Early bird registration rates continue through September 6.

We look forwarding to seeing you in Mexico City!

 

Lois Swan Jones Award

2016 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Winner

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.

I would also like to thank our Chapter contributors who made this year’s award possible. Read more about the LSJ award, and view a list of previous winners.

Helen Lueders

Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee

Chapter Meeting

2015 Letterpress Workshop

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November 7, 2015

ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico members participated in a post-annual fall meeting workshop at BlackHare Studio in Robinson, TX.

Printing at BlackHare Studio

Left to right: Edward Lukasek, Virginia Green (instructor and Baylor Art Professor), Heather Ferguson, Alison Larson(seated), Sha Towers, Jon Evans, Joel Pelanne (seated), Sam Duncan (seated)

The workshop, originally scheduled for 2 hours, kept the attendees engaged for much longer! The finished product was a tri-part print of two famous artist quotes including a  title page that lists the names of the collaborators.

To see more images from this event, click on:

Sam Duncan’s flickr

Heather Ferguson’s dropbox