Announcing our 2020 Travel Award Winner – Michelle Johnson!

We are very pleased to announce that Michelle Johnson is the recipient of this year’s ARLIS/NA Ontario’s Travel Award! The grant is intended to promote professional development among chapter members and to encourage their involvement in ARLIS/NA by defraying the expense of attending ARLIS/NA’s annual conference.

Michelle attends the University of Toronto’s Master of Information program and considers herself an “art librarian-in-training.” While pursuing her studies, she continues to work full-time at the Canadian Film Centre as the organization’s Manager of Annual Giving. Johnson earned her Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto in Art and Art History, and received a Masters in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. In 2019, she received a Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her research, focusing on moving image art and its accessibility to students.

Previously serving as the student representative for ARLIS/NA Ontario, she has recently been elected to serve as the Vice-Chair for the chapter, and will be transition into the Chair’s role in 2021. This will be the first time attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference.