Announcing the 2015 DLF + VRA Cross-Pollinator

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) and DLF are pleased to support one travel grant for the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and Visual Resources Association (VRA) Joint Conference Natural Connections, to be held March 8-12, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. This award falls under a reciprocal program with VRA that will also bring a practitioner who typically attends their conference to the DLF Forum 2016 in Milwaukee, November 7-9, 2016. (Application for that award will open in April 2016.)

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Cross-Pollinator, Meagan Duever!

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian
University of Georgia Libraries’ Map & Government Information Library

Meagan Duever is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries’ Map & Government Information Library. She assists patrons in using geospatial resources, incorporating spatial components into their scholarship. She holds a BA and MA in Geography from Western Michigan University, and a Master’s of Library & Information Science and GIS Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The purpose of this grant is to extend the opportunity to attend this event to a digital library practitioner who would not typically go, but who can envision and articulate a connection with their work and who sees great value in building a dynamic and diverse peer network.

In Meagan’s own words:

The ARLIS/NA + VRA Joint Conference would benefit my growing work with digital humanities and[pullquote1 align=”right”]Learning the vocabulary and the research process helps us to better identify, describe, and promote our digital collections to art and design scholars.[/pullquote1] provide me with the opportunity to connect with other librarians supporting geohumanities’ researchers and learn from their experiences as we build our own program. I’m also interested in learning about the
research process as it relates to visually-based scholarship and the tools and technologies they are incorporating. Learning the vocabulary and the research process helps us to better identify, describe, and promote our digital collections to art and design scholars.

Congratulations, Meagan!

We invite you to learn more about the DLF’s growing number of Cross-Pollinator Awards here.