The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter congratulates Lauren Haberstock as the recipient of the 2020 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award.

Lauren recently graduated with her MLIS from the University of Arizona School of Information and will be a first time ARLIS/NA Conference Attendee.

The $500 award supports expenses related to attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference in St. Louis, April 20-24. This year, Lauren will be presenting her paper “Participatory Description: Decolonizing Descriptive Methodologies in Archives” as a part of the New Voices in the Profession panel, and is the co-conference liaison for ArLiSNAP.

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.