ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

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ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Seeking Nominations for the 2016 Vice-Chair

Thomas Edison

(NPG.86.194)
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
-attributed to Thomas A. Edison

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic is seeking nominations for the 2016 Vice-Chair. Seize this opportunity to serve your Association and develop your leadership skills.

The Vice-Chair acts as chief executive officer in the event that the Chair is unable to serve, assists with programming, keeps meeting minutes, and automatically serves as Chair the following year.

The Chair acts as chief executive officer of the Chapter. With the assistance of the Vice-Chair and Treasurer, the Chair plans the activities of the Chapter, communicates about meetings, serves as chair of all special project committees, submits the annual report and otherwise liaises with officers and committees of the national association, and shall automatically become the Immediate Past Chair in the following year.

The Vice-Chair must be a 2016 member of the local and national chapters. The elected officer should make every effort to attend the national annual conference. Students are eligible to serve, keeping in mind the three year term of service.

If you have someone you’d like to nominate or would like to volunteer, please email Jacqueline Protka, Chapter Chair, at j-protka@nga.gov.

Official ballots will available in late November/early December.

Smithsonian Libraries: Opportunities for Research 2016-2017

The Smithsonian Libraries, situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the Institution. The Libraries offers exceptional research resources ranging from 13th-century manuscripts to electronic journals. We are happy to offer the following fellowship opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program: $3,500 per month for up to six months to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Collections include printed materials on world’s fairs; manufacturer’s commercial trade catalogs from the 19th and 20th centuries; natural history rare books (pre-1840 works on topics such as botany, zoology, travel & exploration, museums & collecting, geology, and anthropology); air and space history (late 18th to early 20th centuries); James Smithson’s library; rare materials in European and American decorative arts, architecture, and design (18th to 20th centuries); and history of art and artists (exhibition catalogs, catalogues raisonnés, serials, dissertations and artists’ ephemera).

The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program: $3,500 per month for up to six months for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of the Dibner Library’s Special Collections in Washington, D.C. Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology has manuscripts and rare books dating primarily from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Collection strengths are in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, classical natural philosophy, theoretical physics (up to the early 20th century), experimental physics (especially electricity and magnetism), engineering technology (from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century), and scientific apparatus and instruments.

The Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program: $45,000 for nine consecutive months to support scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period. Available to post-doctoral scholars only. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for all programs is January 15, 2016 for appointments between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017. Fellowship recipients are expected to be in residence during their appointments. For further information about the Smithsonian Libraries’ Resident Scholar Programs listed above, including application information, please visit our web site: http://library.si.edu/fellowships.

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