Lois Swan Jones Award Recipients

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter congratulated Mark Pompelia as the recipient of the 2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. Mark currently lives in  Rhode Island and works as the Visual + Material Resource Librarian at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Fleet Library.  Mark has been a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter since his days working at Rice University and continues to take an active role in the chapter.

The $500 award supported expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in New Orleans from February 5-9, 2017. While Mark was at the conference, he served as the chair of the Finance Committee, acted as co-moderator for the Materials Special Interest Group, and co-presented a poster on Material Order, a shared materials database and consortium between Harvard University Graduate School of Design and RISD’s Fleet Library.

Helen Lueders
Chair, Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee


Year Recipient Award Amount
2017 Mark Pompelia (RISD) $500
2016 Sarah Long $750
2015 Becca Pad (MIS Student, The University of Texas at Austin) $500
2014 Alison Larson (MLS Student, The University of North Texas; Crouch Fine Arts Library, Baylor University) $500
2013 Annie Sollinger (Austin) $500
2012 Mark Pompelia (Rhode Island School of Design) $500
2011 Mary Wegmann (UT Austin) $500
2010 Elizabeth Schaub (UT Austin) $500
2009 Nicole Davis $500
2008 Catherine Essinger $500
2007 Beverly Mitchell; Kathryn Pierce $500 each
2006 Janine Henri $750
2005 Katherine O’Dell $500
2004 Elizabeth Schaub $750
2003 Mary Leonard $875
2002 Polly Trump $500
2001 Joanna M. Cook; J. Brandon Pope $500 each
2000 Jon Evans $500
1999 Carl Close $700
1998 Beth Dodd
1997 Polly Trump
1996 Laura Schwartz
1995 Allen Townsend; Monica Fusich
1994 Janine Henri
1993 Deborah Barlow; Ann Jones
1992 Janine Henri $200