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.