Bye bye #42 and Hello #43Posted: June 1, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlis/na, arlisna2014, arlisna2015, conference 2 Comments
So it’s one month since ARLIS/NA #42 and my life is back to normal. For me that means work and summer classes, and pondering the issues of arts librarianship. Washington DC invigorated and affirmed me, and yet, also challenged me with the realization that I have ALOT to learn. And since I have a small role on the planning committee for the 2015 conference, I now know we have a big act to follow. As a regional chapter travel award recipient, I was required to write a post-conference report for the chapter’s newsletter. I decided to post it here as well. Although it’s geared for the TX-MX audience, Arlisnappers may enjoy references both general and specific to themselves throughout. I encourage all students and new professionals to apply for their respective chapter travel awards for next year. You won’t regret it!
ARLIS/NA 2014 Conference Report, Washington, DC
If you had run into me on the first day of ARLIS/NA 2014, I think there would be no doubt as to the amount of excitement and nervous anticipation that I exuded. I was practically giddy just to be in Washington DC for my first ARLIS/NA conference. From the moment I knew that I would definitely be attending, I was scouring the conference schedule, planning how to get the most out of every session, workshop, and tour. It was frustrating to be sure! I must have changed my mind at least a half dozen times. There were just too many concurrent and/or overlapping events that piqued my curiosity to make it all doable without cloning myself. I will attempt to recap the highlights, although it will not fairly encompass the fun I also had in chance conversations and in friendships established from collegial rapport.
My conference began with the Society of the Cincinnati Tour on Thursday morning, followed by the Mentoring workshop in the afternoon. I was pleased to see this late add-on tour as my conference duties precluded attendance at any others. As a small tour group of five, we were treated to an intimate visit to the collection vault. One of the tour participants agreed to serve as my recorder for my session the next day. That was such a relief since I had attempted and failed to secure one prior to the conference! Afterwards, the workshop focused my goals in arts librarianship and paired me with Canadian librarian Jennifer Garland as my mentor. I am looking forward to a productive year to come with her guidance. Dinner with fellow first-time attendees Courtney Baron and Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet familiarized me with Penn Quarter as we enjoyed Mexican inspired fare and lively comparisons of our respective library schools and work experiences.
On Friday morning, I moderated the session Meet the Policy Experts, and then attended Pro amore liborum: Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship in the afternoon. I mingled with several of the Texas contingency at our chapter meeting. Unfortunately, I missed the First Time Attendees’ Reception, but Friday night, after a visit and dinner with relatives in the area, I hung out with the ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) crowd at Capitol City Brewery across from the Grand Hyatt. Surrounded by some dangerously smart students as well as a few more mature, but no less enthusiastic professionals, I was delighted to finally meet in person some online friends that I have been communicating and collaborating with as a Discussion Liaison over the past year in ArLiSNAP. See http://arlisnap.org
I volunteered for Exhibits set-up on Saturday morning early and although most of the work had already been completed by that time, I had a fortuitous encounter with a past ARLIS/NA President, Ted Goodman, who gave me a crash course in exhibits management. I couldn’t have received it from anyone more experienced or more versatile in this area! It was the perfect initiation for duties I will have in Fort Worth next year. I later wandered through the Eastern Market and found myself at Capitol Hill Books – the layout of which was both a treasure hunter’s dream and a librarian’s nightmare!
And yes, of course I bought a book there! After a Metro adventure back to the hotel, I enjoyed Retooling Art Reference and Information Services: Collaborative Tools, Strategies, and Models, and later, the Emerging Technology Forum. Following a spin through the Exhibit Hall and Posters, it was off to the Convocation and Reception at the Library of Congress, or as Susan Stamberg referred to it during her keynote address, “the Mothership” – a truly inspiring evening that I will always associate with an incredible experience.
I jumped up Sunday morning for an 8am ArLiSNAP business meeting and then sandwiched the Membership Brunch and Meeting between morning and afternoon sessions Collaborating to Achieve and Activist Outreach in the Book Arts. A pleasant surprise on Sunday evening occurred when I happened upon fellow chapter members on their way to dinner for an informal planning meeting for 2015. Together we digested the enormity of the task before us along with some excellent seafood. Thanks for inviting me along, ladies!
Is it any wonder that I was completely exhausted by the time I got home Monday afternoon? I had a fabulous time start to finish. My brain is still processing all the new information and ideas, yet I feel more clearly focused in the direction I want to go in future coursework and in dedication to finishing my degree in 2015. It was such a pleasure to meet, talk to, and learn from so many interesting people and to get to know some of our chapter members a little bit better. I cannot neglect to thank Cheryl Payne from MFAH for agreeing to be my roommate, although we had never met previously. My experience would not have been possible without the ARLIS/NA-TXMX chapter’s generous support, for which I am truly grateful. I look forward to seeing everyone again at the fall meeting in Orange, TX, and of course, for more artful adventures!
Alison A. Larson
MLS student, UNT
Art Reference, Weekend Operations, Baylor University, Crouch Fine Arts Library
Lois Swan Jones Travel Award Winner, 2014
And so, with that, we move forward to #43 in Fort Worth! Don’t forget that proposal deadline is in 12 short days! http://arlisna.org/news/news-events/302-43rd-annual-conference-call-for-proposals
An exciting NEW idea has emerged in the past month among the ArLiSNAP Liaison crew regarding an “unconference” session proposal. This session would focus on current trends/hot topics in arts librarianship and be lead by ArLiSNAP Canadian Liaison Allana Mayer. She needs your brainstorming minds FAST! In these last few days before the proposal is due, you have the chance to submit your thoughts and ideas for this session by replying to this post. ArLiSNAP has also put out a call for a Conference Planning Liaison to assist Allana in this project. Be a part of what we hope will be groundbreaking new frontiers!
ArLiSNAP Meeting Agenda Draft – comments welcome!Posted: May 3, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna2014, conference 2 Comments
Got something to say? Here’s your chance! Below is the draft agenda for our meeting on Sunday morning. If you’d like to add anything, feel free to post a comment here or on our Facebook page, or send a message to one of the ArLiSNAP moderators.
- New member welcome
- Introduction of new co-moderator, Rachel Schend
- Potential group discussion points:
- Where do you like to talk? Is Facebook preferable to blog comments?
- What needs are being unfulfilled by the blog, content-wise, and the solicitation of volunteers to submit more content to the site such as guest post about their current projects
- Liaison roles, or suggestions about specific projects that liaisons might wish to implement and reaffirmation that the current liaison positions fulfill the needs of ArLiSNAP members
- Internships – let’s talk about it!
- Success stories & ArLiSNAP member news
Suggestions and talking points welcome!
ArLiSNAP in DCPosted: April 29, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington, Opportunities: Conferences, [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna2014, meeting Comments Off on 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.
RISS #arlis2014 Conference News: SEE YOU IN DC!Posted: April 21, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna2014 Comments Off on RISS #arlis2014 Conference News: SEE YOU IN DC!
Hello there, conference goers!
The #arlis2014 Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) will meet Sunday May 4, 2014, from 8:00- 9:00am, in the Conference Theater of the Grand Hyatt. We know that is early, but we will be ready to wow you with a cheery overview of all that outgoing Moderator Emilee Mathews has accomplished this past year. We have a few agenda items on the table already, but we wanted to cast a line out to interested RISS members, past, present and future. What would you like to talk about at RISS?
In the meantime, add the RISS section meeting to your conference schedule and make time for the following RISS workshop and RISS session.
Workshop: They Didn’t Cover this in Library School: Applying Public Policy to Institutional Guidelines for Scholarly Communication and Fair Use
Thursday, May 1 8am-12pm, Farragut Square Room
Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
Christine Sundt, Editor of Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation
Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, American Association of Museums
Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries
Session: Retooling Art Reference and Information Services: Collaborative Tools, Strategies, and Models
Saturday, May 3 1-2:30pm, in McPherson Square Room
Sara Snyder, Information Technology Specialist, Archives of American Art
Elizabeth Botten, Archives Specialist, Archives of American Art
Kraig Binkowski Chief Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Elizabeth Morris Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Fran Scott, Director of Library Services, Georgian Court University
I look forward to your input. See you in DC!
Your incoming RISS Moderator,
ARLIS/NA Conference Attendees: Vote for a Pubstop!Posted: April 5, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington | Tags: arlisna2014, pub stop Comments Off on ARLIS/NA Conference Attendees: Vote for a Pubstop!
For all those who can join us for the pubstop in Washington, we want to hear from you! We have two interesting options close to the conference hotel so far:
Capitol City Brewing Company: right across from the hotel, lots of beer choices, basic pub food.
Co Co Sala: Chocolate boutique with a full menu, some items more expensive.
If you have another spot in mind, leave your suggestion in the comments below!
Volunteers needed: be a Librarian Wardrobe photographer at ARLIS/NA 2014!Posted: March 29, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington, Opportunities: Volunteer, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: arlisna2014 Comments Off on Volunteers needed: be a Librarian Wardrobe photographer at ARLIS/NA 2014!
Calling all fashion and photography enthusiasts! Volunteer photographers are needed to capture ARLIS/NA members’ legendary style for the Librarian Wardrobe blog — http://librarianwardrobe.com.
For inspiration — here are last year’s photographers and their pics from Pasadena. It’s wonderful that Librarian Wardrobe has agreed to partner with ARLIS/NA again for our conference in D.C.
In order to volunteer be you should be…
- An information professional or LIS student
- Willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
- Able to collect at least 3-5 photos during the conference
- Comfortable engaging with fellow conference-goers. Photos must be taken with consent (no candid pics) and include the photographed subject’s position/job title, type of library, and location.
If selected you’ll be introduced to LW’s admins, in order to submit your info and photos to LW directly. Please sign up by April 7, 2014.
Chapter Award: Congrats to the Winner of ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Travel Award!Posted: March 27, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: ARLIS/Upstate NY, arlisna2014, Travel Awards Comments Off on Chapter Award: Congrats to the Winner of ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Travel Award!
Congratulations to Sandra Brown, the recipient of the 2014 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Travel Award Award! The $200 award will help to defray the expense of attending the 2014 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., May 1-5.
Sandra, a MSIS candidate at SUNY Albany, will be co-presenting a workshop, “Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists Books” at the conference.
“The workshop will combine a discussion of makerspaces along with hands-on practice in several bookbinding techniques. We’ll be working with book structures that could easily translate to creative programing in library spaces. The workshop will also allow attendees to experiment with politically themed content in their new book creations. I’ve been really fascinated with the growing makerspace buzz in the library field because of my long connection with studio arts programming. My presentation partners from the Women’s Studio Workshop offer instruction, equipment, and studio space for printmaking, papermaking and book arts in the Hudson Valley. One of the goals of the WSW space is to support artists who need certain equipment to work on a project but don’t have them readily available in their own home studio. I am interested in the parallels between WSW’s community focused studio space and library makerspaces that offer similar access to creative tools. I love that libraries can be incubators for thought, idea, and material creation. I hope our workshop will help fuel some artistic inspiration for other ARLIS members!
I am looking forward to my first ARLIS conference so much. I know it will be an inspiring event, and it will feel a bit celebratory for me too since I will also be wrapping up my last semester of MLIS coursework in early May. What an exciting time for me to be able to participate!”
Pre-conference JittersPosted: March 23, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna2014 Comments Off on Pre-conference Jitters
It’s just under six weeks until ARLIS/NA Conference 2014 http://www.arlisna.org/washingtondc2014/index.php in Washington, DC, and I am eagerly looking forward to attending my first, of what I hope will be, many ARLIS/NA conferences to come. That being said, I am also a mess of nervous anticipation. I have logged in to the Conference SCHED no less than a dozen times to look at sessions, tours, and activities. http://arlisna2014.sched.org/ There is so much I want to do, but I am resigned to the fact that I cannot physically be in three places at once, no matter how many times I rearrange my choices. I have made a priority list though, which includes the ArLiSnap meetings, sessions geared for academic librarians, my regional chapter meeting, and Exhibits Hall events.
So I have had to remind myself that “firsts” are never without some fear and trepidation regardless of excitement level or experience. And it is going to be great fun to be there with professionals in the field! If like me, this is your first ARLIS/NA conference as a student or new professional, then perhaps you are filled with the same concurrent enthusiasm and anxiety.
Here’s my short list of concerns:
1 – LODGING -still up in the air for me – I have a reservation at the conference hotel, The Grand Hyatt, which I cannot afford on my own, but refuse to cancel until absolutely necessary. (I do have alternate arrangements should I not be able to find a roomie)
2- PUBLIC SPEAKING– this one is going to be difficult to avoid since I am a moderator!
3- ATTIRE- ????? I guess I will take a little bit of everything.
What is on your list? Do you have some concern or question about the conference? Be aware that as a first-timer, you can also request a conference “guide” and there is also First Time Attendees reception scheduled for Friday, May 2, 4:45-5:45 hosted by Gregg Most, current ARLIS/NA President. Hopefully, I’ll see you there!
Last Call: Join us at the DC Lofty hostel in Washington!Posted: March 21, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington | Tags: arlisna2014, conference lodging, Washington Comments Off on Last Call: Join us at the DC Lofty hostel in Washington!
Arlisnappers are currently reserving spots in an all-female dorm room at DC Lofty, and would like to invite any conference attendees who have yet to arrange their lodging in Washington to join us! Contact Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail[dot]com) for more details.
With the conference approaching in just a few weeks, it’s time to decide which sessions to attend! Which ones are you looking forward to the most? If you have any questions about the conference, post them on our blog or facebook page. For those who can’t make it to the conference this year, which sessions are you most interested in hearing about? ArLiSNAP writers will share what they learned in a few sessions after the conference, so be sure to let us know which ones interest you the most!
Reminder: Reserve your spot for conference lodging with other ArLiSNAP members!Posted: March 14, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington | Tags: arlisna2014, conference lodging Comments Off on Reminder: Reserve your spot for conference lodging with other ArLiSNAP members!
If you’re looking to share a room at the Grand Hyatt or the nearby DC Lofty hostel, get in touch with co-moderator Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail[dot]com). More details about lodging options can be found here.
Early bird pricing for conference registration ends March 20th! See details here. Early rate and regular rate is the same for students, but for members who are not students the price does increase after March 20th.
Poll: Lodging for conference attendees!Posted: March 7, 2014 Filed under: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Washington | Tags: arlisna2014, conference, conference lodging 1 Comment
We want to help make this conference as easy and accessible for arlisnappers as possible. For that reason, we are exploring the different lodging options available. If you would like to share a room with other members, we would love to hear from you! Which of the following options would you prefer?
For an idea of pricing at the Grand Hyatt, have a look at the conference website.
For an idea of hostel pricing, have a look at the options listed here.
If you have other ideas or tips for conference lodging, leave us a comment here! If you would like to get in contact with other members looking for roomies, send your preferences (male or female, the dates you will be arriving and leaving Washington) to co-moderator Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com).
Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC!
Reminder: ARLIS/NA Travel Award Applications Due Feb. 5Posted: February 3, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Awards, Opportunities: Travel Awards, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: arlisna2014, awards Comments Off on Reminder: ARLIS/NA Travel Award Applications Due Feb. 5
REMINDER: Conference Travel Awards – Apply Now!
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the followingTravel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held May 1-5, in Washington, DC. Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members, so be sure to see the full list of awards!
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014TravelAwards
More information and a full list of the available Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/washingtondc2014/index.php
Application deadline for all travel awards: February 5, 2014, 11:59pm EST.
Call for Presenters: Emerging Technologies Forum, ARLIS/NA 2014Posted: February 1, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Calls for Papers, Opportunities: Conferences, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: arlisna2014, conferences Comments Off on 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.
- Blogging (example: Tumblr)
- Citation Management (example: Zotero)
- Concept Mapping (examples: Compendium, FreeMind)
- 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
TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FORUM, COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.[https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Emerging_Tech_Forum_2014]
Apply now: ARLIS/SE 2014 Travel AwardPosted: January 27, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Awards, Opportunities: Professional Development, Opportunities: Travel Awards, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: arlisna2014, awards Comments Off on Apply now: ARLIS/SE 2014 Travel Award
Are you an art library student or professional living in the ARLIS Southeast geographic region? Consider applying for the 2014 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award! Full details on the award and a link to the application are available on the ARLIS/SE website.
Call for Papers – New Voices in the Profession Panel at ARLIS/NA ConferencePosted: January 24, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Calls for Papers, [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna, arlisna2014 Comments Off on Call for Papers – New Voices in the Profession Panel at ARLIS/NA Conference
Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2014 ARLIS-NA conference in Washington, D.C. are now being accepted!
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 (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences/conf_index.html). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by February 19, 2014:
- Presentation title
- Presentation abstract (250 words)
- Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address
ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2014 Conference Travel AwardPosted: January 22, 2014 Filed under: [ ArLiSNAP ] | Tags: arlisna2014, Conference Awards, Northwest Chapter Comments Off on ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2014 Conference Travel Award
Are you an Art Librarian or Library Student living in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and/or Yukon Territory? Then you should apply for the Northwest Chapter Travel Award!
An award in the amount of $500 (USD) to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Washington, D.C., May 1-5, 2014 will be given to one member of the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter.
Applicants must be current members/affiliates of the Northwest Chapter, this includes members who are still currently students. If you have not yet joined the Chapter or renewed your membership for 2014 please contact Suzanne Rackover, Chair, ARLIS/NA-Northwest Chapter directly for details on membership and/or renewal.
The Chapter’s executive committee will consider these factors in evaluating the applications:
– Is this the first time the member has attended an annual conference?
– Is the member actively involved in the Northwest Chapter?
– What are the member’s specific goals for the conference (e.g. giving a paper, serving on a committee, chairing a session, professional development)?
– What level of financial support is available from the member’s home institution?
Please send your application with the following information to Suzanne Rackover, Chair, ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter (email@example.com)
5. Phone number
6. Email address
7. Short explanation of why the Chapter should support your attendance at the annual conference (not to exceed 250 words).
All eligible applications submitted by Friday, February 15th will be considered. This timeline ensures applicants have ample time to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline.
**In addition to attending the conference, the award winner must also submit a written report on the conference to the Chapter Secretary by Saturday, June 14th, 2014. This report will be posted on the NW Chapter’s website (http://nw.arlisna.org/travel_award_reports.htm).