Seattle 2016: Joint Conference Convocation and Awards Ceremonies

Join your colleagues and friends in a celebration of scholarship and professional excellence.

Friday, March 11, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Grand 3 Ballroom, The Seattle Westin

Sarah Bergmann, Director of the Pollinator Pathway, will give the conference keynote address, followed by a joint ARLIS/NA + VRA awards ceremony.

Note that some awards will be given at the individual ARLIS/NA and VRA membership meetings (details below).

We will then continue the celebration.

Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave

Coaches will be provided for transportation to the reception.  If you prefer to enjoy a 15 minute walk to the reception, meet official conference shepherds in the Westin lobby to go in a group.

Awards at Convocation

  • ARLIS/NA Worldwide Books Awards for Publications
  • ARLIS/NA H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award
  • VRA Nancy DeLaurier Award
  • ARLIS/NA Melva Dwyer Award
  • ARLIS/NA George Wittenborn Award
  • ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award
  • VRA Distinguished Service Award

Awards at the ARLIS/NA Annual Membership and Business Meeting
Friday March 11, 2016 9:00am – 10:30am
Grand 3 Ballroom The Seattle Westin

  • ARLIS/NA Freitag Internship Award,
  • ARLIS/NA Gerd Muehsam Award
  • ARLIS/NA Travel Awards
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art Research Award

Awards at the VRA Annual Business and Membership Meeting
Thursday March 10, 2016 7:30am – 9:30am
Grand 3 Ballroom The Seattle Westin

  • VRA Foundation Internship Award
  • VRA Foundation Award
  • VRA Travel Awards


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