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Travel Award Announcement: Congrats to Jillian Ewalt!

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter, the Nominating Committee would like to congratulate Jillian Ewalt, recipient of the 2019 Travel Award.  A new member of the chapter, Jillian is the Librarian at the Marian Library at the University of Dayton.  This will be Jillian’s first ARLIS/NA conference and she will be presenting a poster titled, Apparition or Icon? Integrating Critical Visual Literacy into Primary Source Instruction.  Congratulations Jillian!

2019 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Alison Huftalen, Head Librarian, Toledo Museum of Art

Edith Serkownek, Head, Fashion Library, Kent State University

ARLIS/NA-OV is pleased to announce the results of the election for Vice Chair/Chair Elect. Congratulations to Caitlin McGurk!

The following are members of the 2019 Executive Board:

Stephanie Kays, Chair
Caitlin McGurk, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Kiana Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
Marsha Miles, Web Editor
Stefanie Hilles, Past Chair

Thank you to Chris Mannix and Kate Joranson, our Nominating Committee, for organizing the election. 

Position Available at Kent State University

Head, Joseph F. Morbito Architecture Library

Purpose or Function of Position: Provides administrative, programmatic and operational leadership and direction for the Joseph F. Morbito Architecture Library. Manages daily operations and functions of the Architecture Library, oversees the Materials Collection, and supports the teaching and research programs of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. This is a 12 month, full time, non-tenure track faculty position. It reports to the Assistant Dean.

Registration is Open for Fall Meeting

It’s that time of year again to register for the ARLIS Ohio Valley Fall Meeting! You can register online or print out the registration document and send it in with a check enclosed.

*Registration Deadline is October 5th

*New events this year:

SILENT AUCTION: We will be hosting our first silent auction this year! Interested in donating to the silent auction? Please fill out the donation form by September 27, 2018

LIGHTNING ROUND PRESENTATIONS: During the business meeting lunch hour this year, we will be holding a lightning round of presentations! Please consider this a call for presentations, and get back to us before October 5th with a 3 minute presentation proposal. These are meant to be casual, with slides or without, and could simply be an update of what you’re doing at your library.

See the Fall Meeting page for more details.

Thank you all and looking forward to seeing you at the Fall Meeting!

Save the Date for the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter meeting October 11-12!

Join the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter Thursday evening for a tour at Columbus College of Art & Design Packard Library and dinner at Schokko Cafe at the Columbus Museum of Art. Friday will include the meeting and events at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 11 & 12, 2018

Location: Columbus, Ohio at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

*NEW event* We will be hosting our first silent auction this year! Interested in donating to the silent auction? Please fill out the donation form by September 27, 2018:

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Last chance to apply for the Spring Travel Award

This is your last chance to apply for the Spring Travel Award.  Deadline has been extended to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (Jan. 12).

Please do consider applying as the award can offset any costs of your trip to ARLIS/NA.

ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley is accepting applications for our Spring 2018 Travel Award. If you are an art librarian or library student living in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, or western Pennsylvania, you can apply for a $250 grant to help defray the costs of attending the 2018 ARLIS/NA 46th Conference, February 25 – March 1, 2018, in New York, N.Y.  Interested ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter members should follow the application procedures below and send as PDF attachments to Alison Huftalen ( and Heather Saunders ( by January 11, 2018. The winner will be notified no later than January 12, 2018.

Not a member? Visit the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter blog at to join! Our professional membership costs $25 per year and our student membership is free with proof of ARLIS/NA membership. Memberships span the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.


  1. Letter of application to the TravelAward Committee addressing any relevant award criteria; indicating how you will benefit from or contribute to the conference; and specifying any available travel funding from your institution.
  2. A current resume.

2018 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Alison Huftalen, Toledo Museum of Art
Phone: 419-255-8000 x7386

Heather Saunders, Cleveland Museum of Art
Phone: 216-707-2538