The ARLIS/NA-TC-Chapter is pleased to offer a $400 award for professional development to enhance the professional development of early, mid, and late career ARLIS/NA members by supporting attendance at the ARLIS/NA annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 20-24, 2020, ARLIS/NA regional chapter meetings, enrollment in the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, or a one-year membership to ARLIS/NA for first-time members


Applicants for the award must be current ARLIS/NA and/or ARLIS/NA-TC members at the time of application. Applicants who receive partial or no institutional funding toward the cost of attending conferences or workshops or for professional memberships will be given priority. Preference is given to chapter officers, conference speakers, moderators, ARLIS/NA committee members, students, first-time conference attendees, or new ARLIS/NA members but all are encouraged to apply. Travel or enrollment must occur within 18 months of receiving the award.  Awardees must use award funds in their entirety for membership, or registration or travel costs for conference or workshop attendance. If an awardee chooses not to use award funds over and above the cost of ARLIS/NA-TC membership, additional awards may be given at the discretion of the award committee, or the remaining funds will be reserved for future ARLIS/NA-TC programming or awards. A person who receives an award will not be eligible to apply for another award until after 3 years.

Timeline and Process

Applications are due on December 20, 2019.

Applicants seeking the $400 award are asked to present a letter (via e-mail) to members of the Award Committee. The letter should include a statement of qualifications, the amount of expected institutional funding, proposed conference program involvement, and expected benefits or outcomes. 

This award is intended to cover the cost of a single member-rate early registration to the ARLIS/NA conference plus fees for at least one workshop or tour, or registration for similar ARLIS/NA affiliated assemblies. 

Please send letters of application to the head of the Award Committee, Beth Goodrich at .

Administration of the Award 

The Award Committee will review all applications and select a recipient. The recipient will be informed and asked to accept or decline the award in writing. If the first choice award recipient declines, an alternative person from the applicant pool will be selected and offered the award. Upon receiving written acceptance of the award, the ARLIS/NA-TC Secretary/Treasurer will send the recipient a check four to six weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Award recipients are asked to write a brief conference recap for the chapter web site and give a short presentation at the first chapter meeting following the conference. 

Conference Reports

2019 Travel Award Report – Jennifer Reistenberg

2016 Travel Award Report–Bailey Diers

2014 Travel Award Report–Margit Wilson