Chapter Meeting: ARLIS-CP Meeting on Community Engagement, Kansas City, 12-14 June 2014

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Dear Colleagues,

If any of you are in Kansas City, Missouri next week, please feel free to join the ARLIS-Central Plains Chapter meeting at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, 12-14 June 2014.  Our meeting theme is Community Engagement and Art Libraries.  If you can join us, please notify Tracey Boswell, ARLIS-CP Chair tboswell@nelson-atkins.org .

Cheers! Marilyn Carbonell and MJ Poehler

 

13 June 2014: Friday:  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Art Reference Library, Reference Desk (816) 751.1216

o   8:30 – 9:45 Business meeting including reports from ARLIS/NA, convener, Tracey Boswell, ARLIS-CP chair

  • 8:35 Welcome – Catherine Futter, The Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Senior Curator, Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 

o   10 – 11:30 Arts Community Engagement

Panel Presentations & Discussion:

  • Jennifer Holland, Evaluator, Interpretation Services, Education Division, Nelson-Atkins Museum on Visitor Studies, Evaluation and Visitor Motivation Research (Museums)
  • Rina Vecchiola, Library Director, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Washington University on Library User research: LIbQual+ and a Washington University Libraries adaptation of a University of Virginia instrument (Academic Libraries)
  • Anne Lacey, Art and Humanities Librarian, Kansas City Kansas Public Library on the Art Exhibition Gallery program and local artists at the KCK Public Library (Public Libraries)

 

o   11:40 – 12:45 PM  -Library Practice: Artist Files / Projects and Reports

Panel to start discussion. Everyone to share updates, including cataloging practices and outreach

  • Marilyn Carbonell, Head, Library Services, Nelson-Atkins Library initiative for regional artists
  • Suzy Frechette, Head, Fine Arts Department, St. Louis Public Library, ARLIS/NA History
  • Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Process Outline
  • Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Cataloging Practice
  • Janet Simpson, Executive Director, Kansas City Artists Coalition http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/

 

o   12:45  – 1:45 Networking Lunch at Reserved Tables, Rozzelle Court Restaurant.

 

o   1:45 – 2:30 Provenance Research for Nazi-Era Art at the Nelson-Atkins – Lens 2

  • Nicole Myers, Associate Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, the Nelson’s project and National initiatives
  • MacKenzie Mallon, Department Assistant, European Painting and Sculpture, on examples of resources and information searches

 

2:30 – 3:15 Travel to Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS  66210. (16 miles from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64111, carpooling encouraged)

 

3:15 – 4:00 Nerman Museum of Art on the Johnson County Community College campus

  • Bruce Hartman, director, will welcome us with a short talk addressing the museum’s strategies for engaging with the students and faculty of JCCC.  Talk will be followed by unguided museum viewing.
  • http://www.nermanmuseum.org  | (913) 469-3000

 

o   4:00 – 5:00  Walking Tour of Johnson County Community College art on campus, with Tracey Boswell

 

o   6:30 PM —  Café Sebastienne, inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64111.  Phone: (816) 753-5784.

o    Post-Dinner – Explore the Kemper Museum, open until 9:00 PM

 

14 June 2014: Saturday

o   9:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Public Library Engagement with Its Communities

Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 West 10th, Kansas City, Missouri, Meet in the Stanley Durwood Vault.  The Kansas City Missouri Public Library was named the 2014 winner of American Library Association Excellence in Library Programming Award.  The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs.

Coffee service graciously provided by the Library. KCPL has a covered garage parking across the street  http://www.kclibrary.org/central

Presenters:

  • Cheptoo Kositanny-Buckner, Deputy Executive Director, on New Digital Initiatives
  • Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs, on Public Programming Challenges
  • Eli Paul, Manager, Missouri Valley Special Collections, on Regional History Initiatives, such as the Black Archives, and a behind-the-scenes tour in MVSC

 

o   Lunch afterwards, if anyone is interested downtown or Webster House (near Moshe Safdie’s bulding: the Kauffman Performing Arts Center), etc.

o   Explore the Museums, our Libraries, and Kansas City’s attractions on your own!

 

Co-Organizers:

·        M.J. Poehler, Library Director, Kansas City Art Institute mpoehler@kcai.edu

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