Weinthal and Sallabedra Recognized

Announcing two award-winning Arts Library Reference Desk Assistants!






Dianne Weinthal is the 2019 recipient of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award. The Student Travel Award supports and encourages student involvement in ARLIS/NA activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Dianne’s conference participation was also supported by the Breslauer Professorship Fund (UCLA). Dianne is a first year Master of Library & Information Science student at UCLA. She is focused on photography as artwork, as visual resource, and as digital information. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Stanford University in 2014, where she also completed the Stanford Fellowship in the Arts program at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This was Dianne's first time attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, and she was one of four speakers whose papers were selected for presentation on the New Voices in the Professional session. This paper, "Institutional Interoperability: The Andy Warhol Photography Collection at Stanford University as Case Study" draws on her recent professional experience as Assistant Archivist for the Andy Warhol Photography Collection at the Cantor Arts Center.






Megan Sallabedra is the recipient of the ARLIS/NA’s 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award for her paper, "Finding the Material: Collecting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Ephemeral Works of Art," written for Professor Maureen Whalen's Intellectual Property for Librarians and Archivists course at UCLA's Graduate School of Information Studies. The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), a distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students. Megan is a second-year student pursuing a Master of Library & Information Science degree at UCLA. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art and Visual Culture from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from USC. She has experience working in photography archives, art galleries, and museum libraries, and has organized exhibitions and managed public artwork installations. The award was announced during the Convocation and Awards Ceremony at the 2019 ARLIS/NA Annual conference in Salt Lake City.