2017 Travel Award Committee
Elizabeth Ehrnst, Chair
Archives and Digital Collections Librarian
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Arts and Humanities Librarian
Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
for the award, submit the following information below in an email with "Winberta Yao Travel Award" in the subject line to:
A letter of application indicating the conference for which the
applicant seeks funding and addressing relevant eligibility and
award criteria. The application should include a description of
interest and expectations of the conference and its relevance to
the applicant's professional development.
estimate of conference expenses and amount of applicant's institutional funding.
A one-page resume listing employment history, educational background,
and professional activities. Include preferred mailing address,
telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address.
Deadline for Applications: closed
This travel award was
established in honor and recognition of Art Librarian Winberta
Yao, a co-founder and the first president of ARLIS/AZ (Arizona).
Winberta Yao worked at Arizona State University from 1975-1997,
although her interest in forming a chapter of ARLIS began earlier,
while she was working at the Phoenix Art Museum. ARLIS/AZ, established
in 1975, became ARLIS/MW (Mountain West), when the states of Colorado,
New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming joined the chapter in 1997.
Montana joined the chapter in 2003.
To encourage chapter and conference participation by supporting
travel expenses for attendance at the ARLIS/NA annual conference or the ARLIS/NA-MW annual conference. If, for any reason, the travel award is not granted for the ARLIS/NA conference, the call for applications will be reposted before the next ARLIS/NA-MW annual meeting.
This award is dependent on Chapter member donations, and whatever additional amount the Chapter’s Winberta Yao travel award committee, in discussion with the Chapter executive board, sees fit to add to the donations, each year. The amount for 2018 is $1,000.
Current ARLIS/NA-MW and ARLIS/NA member living in the Mountain West region including
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Applicants must receive partial or no institutional funding toward
ARLIS conference travel.
Preference is given to librarians and to students currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited school of library and/or information science. Priority is also given to first-time attendees, and to those who are participating in the conference as a speaker, panel member, session moderator, session recorder, or ARLIS/NA committee member.
of the Award
Award winner must write and submit a report to the Winberta Yao Travel Award committee chair of conference activities and experiences for the chapter newsletter, The Mountain Ledger. This report should include an account of how the award helped the recipient's professional development. Award recipients are strongly encouraged to take future committee and leadership responsibilities in the Mountain West Chapter.
Guidelines approved by Mountain West Chapter membership, 11/12/09