ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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Backlund Award Announcement

The ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is pleased to announce that Jennifer Page, Library Manager at the National Museum of Women in the Arts has been awarded the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City in March 2019! Jennifer has been at NMWA since 2011, and she serves on the Society’s Membership Committee.

Thank you to all of the members of the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Travel Awards Committee:

Gregory Most (National Gallery of Art), Chair
Mary Louis Castaldi (University of the Arts)
Yuki Hibben (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Christopher Needham (US Department of Defense) Winner of the 2018 Backlund Award

2019 Chapter Officer Positions

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic will be voting on two officer positions in early December: Vice-Chair and Treasurer. This is a great professional development opportunity and chance to to serve your association. If you have someone you’d like to nominate or would like to volunteer, please email Kim Lesley, Chapter Chair, at Duties are as follows:


  • Serve a two year term, beginning on January 1, 2019
  • Maintain bank and PayPal accounts
  • Manage chapter expenses and dispense funds for Mid-Atlantic Travel Awards and ARLIS/NA Annual Conference Donation
  • File 990-N (e-postcard) annually with IRS
  • Maintain membership statistics
  • Produce quarterly reports regarding funds and membership statistics
  • Responsible for taking meeting minutes
  • Serves in the absence of the Chair
  • Will serve as Chair the next year (2020) and Past Chair the year after (2021)

Students are eligible to serve, keeping in mind the two and three year terms of service. All chapter officers must be current members of the local and national chapters.

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