ArLiSNAP’S Night Out

Friday, March 20 – 8:30 pm, T&P Tavern

Join us after the Welcome Reception for some drinks and food!  Meet other students and new professionals to discuss your conference experience in an informal setting.The T&P Tavern is located just a couple blocks from the conference hotel making it a convenient walk. We hope to see you there!


Student Research Paper Award from ASIS&T: “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?”

http://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/asistsc/studentresearchaward/

The deadline for this award is March 25th, 2015 – it appears to be only open to current students, not recent graduates, although you might want to confirm that via email if you’re interested. The monetary award amount will be announced in February for both the Masters and PhD prizes; winners are invited to present their research during the virtual Symposium in April, and may possibly be invited to present during the ASIS&T Annual Conference in November.

SIG-AH AND SIG-VIS STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER AWARD

Call for Student Papers: “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FINALIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 10, 2015

FINALIST PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, April 22 or Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) are seeking papers for a Master’s and PhD student research paper award. Finalists will be invited to present their research during a virtual Symposium in the spring (April 22 and 23) and two (2) winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and cash prize. Winners may also receive an invitation to present on a possible panel at the 2015 Annual Conference in St. Louis (November 6-10).

Theme

The contest theme “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?” is open-ended to invite participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including arts, humanities, library and information science, and computer science. Papers should explore the role or application of information and technology in the arts and humanities and may include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects in the areas of:

  • eHumanities/arts and humanities eScience
  • Digital reference and eResearch discovery platforms
  • Text/data mining and the use of large-scale corpora
  • Scholarly communications and digital publishing
  • Data visualization
  • The role of information technology in managing images and audiovisual resources
  • The use of images and audiovisual resources in information practices
  • Digital Humanities
  • Technology implementation projects
  • Research assessment and altmetrics

(The list is meant to be illustrative, not prescriptive.)

Who is Eligible?

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do NOT need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students’ work. Research undertaken as part of a course, an internship experience, or a thesis project is eligible. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships and thesis projects being used in this research competition.

Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme and eligibility are open, papers should show an appropriate level of writing and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology or analysis. Paper submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, and must follow a standard citation style (APA preferred). Tables, graphs, images, etc…may appear within the body of the text.
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text
  • Separate cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less

Submission details should be made via electronic form and final papers emailed by the March 25, 2015 deadline (details below).

Papers will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting these requirements may be excluded from the contest.

Spring 2015 Symposium

Finalists will be invited to present their research during a virtual Symposium on April 22 and 23, 2015. The Symposium will highlight student research projects amidst the larger discussion of the applications and uses of information and technology in the arts and humanities. Finalists will be selected based on the selection criteria above, as well as the possible contribution of the research to the Symposium.

Awards

Two (2) finalist papers may be awarded for Best Master’s/MLIS Student Paper or Best PhD Student Paper, including a monetary prize. Based on the quality of submissions, additional awards may be made for merit-worthy papers.

Award monetary prize amounts will be announced in February.

Winners may be invited to present on a possible panel at the 2015 ASIS&T Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, November 6-10, 2015 (pending panel acceptance on the Conference schedule).

Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/tSFJjckVId and emailing the final paper to ASIST.SIGAH {at} gmail.com before 11:59 pm PST, March 25, 2015.

Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the final paper submission cover page. Finalist and Best Paper selections will be made by a panel of judges.

If you have any questions, please email Jeremy McLaughlin at Jeremy.mclaughlin {at} sjsu.edu

Student Research Paper Award details:                                                                                      http://bit.ly/SIGStudentRsrch

Student Research Paper Award Submission Form:                                        http://goo.gl/forms/tSFJjckVId


ARLIS/NA Affiliates session at the College Art Association conference in 2015

*Please excuse cross-postings*

ARLIS/NA at CAA

Please mark your calendars and join us for the ARLIS/NA Affiliated Society Session at CAA on Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:30-7:00 pm:

CAA 103rd Annual Conference

Hilton New York – Petit Trianon, 3rd Floor

1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

ARLIS/NA Affiliated Society Session – Thursday, February 12, 2015

5:30-7:00 pm

Documenting artists: creating, collecting, and preserving ephemeral material

Session Abstract

Librarians, archivists and scholars have long recognized that unique valuable artist information often only exists in ephemeral objects: early career postcards, flyers, press releases. Institutions have a legacy of collecting this information. The names of these collections are varied, often called artist archives or artist files, but the goal the same: to document artists’ legacy through collections of ephemera, publications, and press. As the use of these materials in scholarship rises and influence on curatorial practice is evident with the increased inclusion of archival material in exhibitions, how are institutions innovating to maximize access?

Presenters

Tony White (Co-Moderator)

Director of Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Francine Snyder (Co-Moderator)

Director, Library & Archives, Guggenheim Museum

From Marginal to Mainstream: Art Ephemera as Research Material at RKD

Roman Koot

Head, Library & Archives, Netherlands Institute for Art History

The RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History – manages a collection of more than 2 million items of art and artist’s ephemera (invitations, leaflets, posters, etc.) and press material. The collection, which concentrates on modern and contemporary art, is the result of many years of collecting. It includes many precious items by and on (international) conceptual artists etc. The material is being used by scholars, curators and students as primary source material and serves as an important complement to the RKD extensive collections of reproductions, archives and books and catalogues.

In 2014/2015 a selection of art-historically important printed ephemera from the period 1800 to 1960 is being digitized (app. 12.000 items). After digitization these items will be made available through the RKD’s publicly accessible collection databases. By adding relevant metadata integrated searches will be possible via the search engine RKD Explore (www.rkd.nl). At the same time a pilot has been started to include digital born ephemera into the collection databases.

Artist Files Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City: Supporting Artists and Community Engagement

Marilyn Carbonell

Head, Library Services, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Spencer Art Reference Library of the Nelson-Atkins Museum is leading a partnership with Kansas City’s artists with community support through the Artist Files Initiative.  Engaging our community is a major focus of the Nelson’s strategic plan. Through this artist-curated documentation project, participants actively partner with the library to preserve the legacy of their active careers.  Area artists have responded very positively to the project, which provides online discovery to through OCLC WorldCat and the library catalog.  The library uses social media to highlight participating artists.  This museum library project is differentiated by its support from local artists’ organizations, galleries, business leaders, museum leaders and community arts organizations.  The rich trove of documentary information is available for art reference enquiries and for social, cultural and economic studies of artists’ contributions to their community.  The project can be replicated in any community by a public, academic or museum library.

Making the Fleeting Permanent: The “Winnipeg Effect” and Communities of Collaboration

Liv Valmestad

Art Librarian, University of Manitoba

This paper will highlight projects involving the archiving and collecting of artist materials that have been undertaken in Winnipeg, Canada, such as Prairie Prestige, UM Public Art Project, and the upcoming Winnipeg Effect. These endeavours represent a variety of collaborative efforts among universities, libraries, archives, and many cultural organizations. The Winnipeg Effect provides an excellent case study, and functions as an overarching umbrella, bringing together the four prongs/sectors of visual cultural in Winnipeg: art institutions and organizations; art dealers’ archives, institutional archives and archives of individual artists; educators; and members of the public. Materials will be assembled in collaboration with over 26 art institutions and organizations including artist-run centres, non-profit cultural organizations, and public art galleries and museums. Issues such as copyright, funding, collecting, storage, and accessibility will be discussed. By actively preserving what is happening today, for the art history of tomorrow, these projects benefit students, researchers, and the greater cultural community.

The Future of Artist Files: Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Samantha Deutch (co-presenter)

Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection, Frick Art Reference Library

Sally McKay (co-presenter)

Head of Special Collections Services, Research Library, Getty Research Institute

The information Art Librarians have saved and provided access to researchers which once was provided in paper form and kept as Artist Files is now only available digitally and while many people believe that art galleries and artists are preserving this information, they are not.

The Artist Files Special Interest Group of the Art Libraries Society of North America has been exploring ways to preserve and provide access to this information. Co-Moderators Sally McKay and Samantha Deutch will discuss, in addition to another collaborative project, a National Directory, formed by the group in 2007, which helps users locate these often elusive materials. The other collaborative initiative currently involves representatives from four separate Institutions using Archive-it to capture, store, and provide access to this information, now and in the future.


Sign up for ARLIS/NA-MW’s Virtual Conference 12/5

*please excuse-cross postings*
 Greetings!
The ARLIS/NA-Mountain West chapter would like to invite you to participate in our annual virtual conference. The theme for this year is Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. In keeping with this theme, our conference is trying an experimental new format that includes both asynchronous and synchronous components. Here’s how it works:
  • Presentations have been recorded ahead of time and uploaded to the conference website so that you, the participant, can watch them all at your own pace.
  • Live discussions boards, bios, pictures, slidedecks and other links are included for each presenter page.
  • A live Q&A will be held on December 5th, 9-11:30am MST. This will allow everyone to interact directly with the presenters with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. If you are not able to attend, this session will also be recorded for everyone to enjoy later.
To join us for our conference, simply visit the ARLIS/NA-MW website and sign up today. Price of admission is $20 for chapter members and $30 for everyone else. Participants will be enrolled in the conference via their email address and will have unlimited access to the site and the presentations.
Please sign up today and participate in this experimental new conference!
Regards,
Luke Leither
Vice Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter 
 
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Luke Leither
Art and Architecture Librarian
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 S 1500 E
SLC, UT 84112

One Week Left to Submit Your Proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

We are very excited about the plans coming together for this event, and look forward to seeing your proposals! Have a look at the requirements here.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should get in on this fabulous opportunity:

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Submit your proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

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ArLiSNAP and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this winter! The conference is titled Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015.  This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences.

 

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. Have you been working on a project using technology in a new way? Do you have thoughts to share on topics such as metadata and visual resources, copyright and the arts, or visual literacy? Would you like to share your work with the ARLIS and VRA communities? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Other sessions in this event will include:

  • A roundtable of new professionals, who will share advice about starting out in your career. The speakers will answer questions about their work, as well as their thoughts on the best ways to gain experience and job hunt in this field.
  • A panel on initiatives in art archiving, where speakers working on documentation and preservation will discuss their work, and suggest ways for students to get involved.
  • A keynote speech from art librarian Elizabeth Lane, who will discuss her current work and her thoughts on the future of the profession.

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Ideally, presenters will be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015. However, pre-recording the presentation prior to the event may also be possible.

 

Submit your proposal via this link by Saturday, November 15th.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Tisdale, ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, at ellen.j.tisdale [at] gmail [dot] com.


Opportunities & Ways to Get Involved with ARLIS

The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Requirements
•       Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
•       The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
•       One submission is allowed per person or group

Required Format
•       Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
•       Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
•       All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Judging Criteria
•       Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Deadline
•       Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.

Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:

Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, alanmich@uw.edu
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.

Poster Proposals for ARLIS/NA 2015: Deadline Approaching

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014

The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a poster format. The many worthy proposers of papers and sessions which could not be accommodated in the conference program are encouraged to consider adapting their proposals to a poster format.

To quote from the 2014 Conference Poster Guidelines, “A poster consists of a visual display accompanied by pertinent handouts. . . . The visual poster display can take any form or look, provided it is confined to the 30” x 42” area. Creating the opportunity for conversation is the main goal of the poster session . . .”

Poster Session Coordinator Craig Bunch will be happy to answer all of your questions—or direct you to someone who can. Successful applicants will be notified in early November.

Please submit your application by completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arlisposter

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Seeks Authors

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2014 issue of the Society’s newest online publication. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list provided in the review form by Friday, October 17, 2014.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.


Call for Proposals: the Association of Canadian Archivists 2015 Conference

The theme for the next ACA conference is “Perspectives on the Archival Horizon” — “We can change how we view the world, but we must start from where we now stand; and we must bear in mind our position will influence how others perceive us.”

I’d be more than happy to collaborate on a session or presentation for the ACA 2015 conference in Regina, you know, if anyone wants to talk about art archiving, outreach, funding models, copyright and users’ rights …..

*eyebrow waggle*

http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/professional_development/Conference_docs/2015-Regina/callforsubmissions2015.pdf

The conference will be June 11-13, 2015, and the deadline for proposals is October 3rd. Links to submission forms can be found in the PDF, or on the website.

The call for student papers and posters will come out later this year!


Scholarship Opportunity! (sort of)

There are all sorts of homespun efforts to give money to students and new professionals that need it. Like this one:

http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=3751

ArchivesNext (a.k.a. Kate Theimer) has been crowdsourcing money for scholarships so that people can attend the Society of American Archivists yearly conference.

We’re giving money to people to fund their registration for the SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Rather than pay for full travel or lodging for just a few people, I try to give a little bit of help to as many people as possible. This effort is not affiliated with SAA in any way. Your donations are not tax deductible. It’s simple. You send me money. I give it all away within a few weeks to colleagues who need it.

The SAA conference this year is August 10-16, 2014. The scholarships are awarded by random draw and, while individual awards may not be large, the money has the potential to help out lots of people like us to attend this amazing conference for the first time. You need to be an SAA member to apply. My quick math based on the information provided is that scholarships are probably in the $200 range.

On Saturday June 28 I will draw names out of a hat and notify the lucky people. This will allow you to register by the early-bird deadline of July 7. Once you forward me the confirmation of your registration, I will send you a check.

…. One year there were a surprisingly large number of people whose names got pulled from the hat who backed out because they hadn’t realized how high the other costs of attending the meeting would be…. please do a bit of homework first and make sure you think you really can attend the conference before you apply.

For both donors and applicants, the deadline this year is June 27th.


ArLiSNAP in DC

We’re just a few short days away from the start of ARLIS/NA 2014 in Washington, DC! Keep ArLiSNAP in mind as you plan your conference activities – we’ve got two official events lined up for the week.

ArLiSNAP’s Night Out (Annual Pub-stop)
Friday, May 2 – 8:30pm, Capitol City Brewing Company

Your Dumbarton Oaks after party! Join us for drinks and friendly conversation – we’ll start at Capitol City Brewing Company, conveniently located across the street from the Washington Grand Hyatt conference center.

 

ArLiSNAP Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, May 4 – 8:00am, Penn Quarter A

Join ArLiSNAP to discuss issues of relevance to art library students and new professionals, including all of the latest developments and ongoing projects from the group and our members. Agenda forthcoming.


Washington, DC Conference Networking Program

You’re invited to participate in the Conference Networking Program in Washington, DC!

If you are attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference you may have questions or want help developing your professional network. The Conference Networking Program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues.

For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in your profession at a personal level. Conference veterans are expected to contact their newbie prior to the conference, meet with them the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the organization, give conference-attending tips, and introduce new members to others at any events to help that person build his or her own network within the organization. The estimated time commitment is a couple hours, spread over the course of the conference.

Those requesting Conference Networking partners will be matched based on the information drawn from the registration form by coordinators from the Professional Development Committee. Both mentors and newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Prerequisites to be a mentor are to have attended one or more recent ARLIS conference and be reasonably well acquainted with the organization. The only prerequisite for newcomers is to be a first or second time conference attendee.

This is a fun and collegial program that has had much success and positive feedback! Both veterans and newcomers have found the program greatly enhances their conference experience.

Please submit the registration form by April 15: http://goo.gl/Y7jT9V

If you have any questions, please contact Caley Cannon (ccannon@scad.edu) or Maggie Portis (mportis@pratt.edu).


Free conference registration opportunity for students and new professionals

Dear Students and New Professionals of ARLIS/NA,

The Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC) is giving away four free registrations to students and new professionals for the ARLIS/NA Conference in DCMay 1-5, 2014.

WALRC is a voluntary, non-profit organization of art and architecture libraries and research institutions in the metropolitan Washington area. WALRC is also a funding source for publications which document the art historical collections of Washington area libraries. You do not have to be from the Washington, DC Metro area to be considered as WALRC encourages everyone to utilize our libraries for research.

The deadline for applying is March 12, 2014. We will notify all applicants by March 15, 2014. Please fill out the following form to be considered:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jiqO5Cj9FpqTmoIHrHB4wN1Dh1QrqZukwQrs7K9Tcpk/viewform


Call for Presenters: Emerging Technologies Forum, ARLIS/NA 2014

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:

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FORUM, COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.[https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Emerging_Tech_Forum_2014]


ARLIS/NA-Mountain West Chapter virtual conference

The ARLIS/NA-Mountain West Chapter is hosting a virtual conference: Wide Angle: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information which will take place on November 15, 2013. This conference will include presentations on artists and film, open content and visual resources, archives and artists, the digital humanities, visual literacy and more!

To view the program please go to the conference website at
 http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/2013_reg.html
A registration link is provided on the website but can also be found here:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1273069
Registration will be available until October 31, 2013.
We hope you will join the Mountain West Chapter for an inspiring, diverse, and informative conference!
Nicole Beatty
Vice Chair/Chair Elect, ARLIS/NA-MW

Arts & Humanities Librarian


Seeking Fashion Photographer(s) for the ARLIS/NA Conference!

Are you a fashion blogger or photographer, or have always wanted to give it a try? Do you have an appreciation for librarian style in particular? Will you be at the 2013 ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena?

If you answered “yes” to these, consider volunteering as an ARLIS correspondent to Librarian Wardrobe!

Our own Heather Koopmans has discussed the idea with the contributors at LW, and would like to find 1-2 individuals who are willing to help spread the word of ARLISian style. You must be:

  • planning to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena
  • willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
  • comfortable with approaching ARLIS attendees to obtain their photo and a few other necessary details (no candid pics)
  • able to collect at least five photos at the conference

If you’re interested, please contact Heather at hkoopman (at) scad (dot) edu, and she’ll put you in touch with Librarian Wardrobe.

Thanks for considering!


Help ArLiSNAP! Volunteer! Make buttons!

Getting geared up for the conference? Want to help out in a fun and very easy way?

ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Membership Committee are seeking volunteers to staff our table in the exhibits hall on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. ArLiSNAP will be hosting a make-your-own-buttons booth for donations, and the Membership committee will have ARLIS informational handouts at the ready. For a student or first-time attendee, this can be a great opportunity to take a break from the conference and meet and greet passersby.

Interested? View a list of timeslots on the ARLIS/NA Membership site, then drop a comment here or an email to me (sgrimm@uscb.edu) with your preferences.


Educational Opportunities!

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great conferences, CFPs, scholarships and more opportunities below!

SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2013
http://sei.vrafoundation.org
Registration will be opening for The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI ) on January 21, 2013. Currently in its tenth year as a joint program between The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2013 will be held once again at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June
18-21, 2013.
The SEI curriculum is suited to information professionals new to the
field, as well as more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals serving in a range of professional roles have
benefitted from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals,
university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals
responsible for image rights and reproductions. Reduced tuition is offered to VRA and ARLIS/NA members.
This intensive workshop specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging,
the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your
professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and
brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual
resources to professional development and future career roles.
Any questions? Contact the SEI co-chairs Betha Whitlow (bwhitlow@wustl.edu) and
Amy Trendler (aetrendler@bsu.edu) with questions.

The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI 2013.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/, has generously agreed to sponsor five scholarships for the 2013 ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management.  SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-21, 2013. The intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules At SEI 2013, expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI.

 Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $770 for tuition, room, and incidentals. If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2013 website: http://sei.vrafoundation.org/kress2013.html

The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held April 25-29th in Pasadena, CA.
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/pasadena2013/
For more information about the Travel Awards, and to access the application form, please visit: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013travel
Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members.  Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!
Application deadline for all awards listed below: January 31st, 2013, 11:59pm EST.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ACRL ARTS SECTION’S ANNUAL DISCUSSION FORUM SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013

Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians?  Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum to be held on Saturday, June 29th from 10:30-11:30 during theALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

  • Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design (see list of possible topics below). It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in.
  • There is no requirement for presenters to be Arts Section members to participate. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
  • Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes with a short Q&A after.

Please email your proposals to Yvette Cortes (ycortes@skidmore.edu). The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 8th. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after.

Possible topics:

  • ·        Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
  • ·        Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
  • ·        Emerging technologies in arts libraries
  • ·        Inventive collection management and development in the arts
  • ·        Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
  • ·        Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
  • ·        Evaluating the needs of arts users
  • ·        Use of images in information literacy instruction
  • ·        Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits

If you have questions, please contact me.

Yvette Cortes
Chair, ACRL Arts Section Publications & Research Committee

 


Conference Travel Awards: Deadline Extended!

Students and new grads, take note! If you’d like to attend the Pasadena 2013 conference, the ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee has a number of funding opportunities available. They accept applications through this coming Monday, February 4, so get yours in soon!

See all of the awards and application information here.


CFP: New Voices in the Profession

Call for Papers – New Voices Panel at ARLIS/NA Conference

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2013 ARLIS-NA conference in Pasadena are now being accepted!

New Voices 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.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences/conf_index.html). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Kim Detterbeck at kimberly.detterbeck@purchase.edu by January 11, 2013:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (250 words)
  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

Please feel free to re-post. http://arlisnap.org/2012/11/07/cfp-new-voices-in-the-profession/


Upcoming professional development opportunities

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and more opportunities below!

 

Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States

Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.

You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/

 

Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online)

The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:

Image metadata

Project planning with images

Geolocation metadata

Image collections across systems and platforms

Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach

Visual literacy standards implementation

Digital capture

We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects.

Please submit proposals or questions to robin.leech@okstate.edu. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:

Name

Institution

Address

City/State/Zip

Phone

Email

Proposal Title

Brief proposal description (150 words or less)

Expected outcomes

Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.

Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.

 

The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors for the Seattle ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference! The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by theACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities. You do not have to be a member to be a contributor, but it’s a great opportunity to get involved with the ACRL Arts Section. It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience! You can see previous ArtsGuides here:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/arts/artswebsite/artsguide/artsguides

Please let me know which section you’re interested in contributing to:

Visual Arts & Museums

Galleries

Architecture

Dance

Music

Theater

Submissions would be due by December 3, 2012. If you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible.

Yvette Cortes

Chair, ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee

ycortes@skidmore.edu

 

“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”

You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses, driving directions or planning trips via public transportation, but have you considered how this same technology could be used at your library to improve library services? RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25, ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.

Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece

Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

Questions about registration? Contact registration@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5.