It is a pleasure to announce that Heather Slania is the 2012 recipient of the ARLIS DC-MD-VA Chapter’s Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award. The Backlund Award provides a stipend for attendance at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

Heather is the Director of the Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. This will be her first year presenting at the conference. She will be a New Voices in the Profession panelist, and will be session moderator for The Changing Landscape for Museum Libraries and Librarians.

Please join me in congratulating Heather Slania.

Sally Stokes
Chair
Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award Committee
ARLIS DC-MD-VA