Share your work at the ARLIS/NA Conference: Emerging Technology Forum and New Voices Panel still accepting submissions!

These events are great opportunities for students and new professionals.

New Voices in the Profession

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme “Art + Politics” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website ( Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP, the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee and the Washington, D.C. Conference Program co-chairs.

If interested, please submit the following to Kim Detterbeck at by February 19, 2014:

Presentation title

Presentation abstract (250 words)

Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

Emerging Technology Forum

The Conference Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Section (ArLiSNAP) are pleased to announce that the Emerging Technology Forum will be featured again in Washington. The session will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.

The Emerging Technology Forum will feature presenters sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies through hands-on demonstrations at technology stations and brief presentations. PLEASE NOTE: The Forum will be held concurrently with the exhibits and the poster sessions.
Have you harnessed a technology tool to make your job more efficient, your teaching more effective, or your collections more accessible? Consider sharing your expertise and experience with your fellow conference attendees.

Submission deadline: Friday,February 21, 2014

Requirements for Participation: Presenters will be required to prepare a hands-on component to demonstrate tableside at a technology station for the duration of the 2-hour session, prepare and give a brief five-minute presentation to a larger group during the 2-hour session, and provide handouts about the technology.

Presenters will be asked to provide their own hardware (laptops/tablets, etc.) for their demonstration station. WiFi will be provided.

Possible Topics:

·        Blogging (example: Tumblr)

·        Citation Management (example: Zotero)

·        Concept Mapping (examples: Compendium, FreeMind)

·        Crowdsourcing

·        Content Management Systems (examples: Omeka, Drupal)

·        GIS Mapping

·        Photo Sharing

·        Social Media (example: Pinterest)

Demonstrations of free or open-source technologies are preferred.

Examples of presentations featured in the inaugural forum held in Pasadena in 2013:

·        Building Interfaces to Digital Collections with Viewshare – Jefferson Bailey

·        Pinterest As More Than a Collection of Images – Shannon Lane

·        Crowdsourcing Projects, from Start to Finish – Mary-Michelle Moore & Fallon Bleich

·        If This Then That: Taming the Web Using IFTTT – Caitlin Pereira

·        Getting from Chaos to Strategy: Process Delineation in the Digital Age – John Trendler

·        Expanding Zotero’s Image Universe: Building Translators to Harvest our Digital Collections – Alexander Watkins