Call For Proposals — ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual Conference

*please excuse cross-postings*

The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is now accepting proposals for our Fall virtual conference titled: Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. 

In the spirit of experimentation, this virtual conference will be structured differently than others you might have participated in. In order to take full advantage of the virtual forum and to accommodate people’s busy schedules, Testing the Waters will be part asynchronous and part synchronous. Here’s how it will work:

  • Presenters will have their talks prerecorded by a member of our chapter and posted to a private site online. 
    • Conference attendees will be given access to the site and will be able to watch all the presentations at their leisure. 
    • Each talk will be accompanied by a discussion board for questions and comments. 
    • Sessions will be recorded in late October and posted in November.
  • A live Q&A session will happen in November with all the presenters.
    • Each person will have a set amount of time to take and answer questions.
    • This session will be moderated by a member of the Mountain West chapter.
    • The Q&A Session will be recorded and posted to the site if attendees are unable to watch in real time.

Please consider submitting a proposal and being part of our experiment! We want to hear how you have experimented in your professional lives. Have you tried something new lately that the ARLIS community should hear about? Have you made changes, small or large, in your professional life? Let’s shake off our old habits and try something new together!



  1. Proposals should relate to the theme: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship.
  2. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes.
  3. Presenter will work to find a time to record their presentation with a designated member of the Mountain West chapter.
  4. Presenter must be available for a live, virtual Q&A session on December 5th. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.

Submit your proposals by Friday, September 19th


Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form 


ARLIS/SE Chapter Conference in New Orleans


A reminder that ARLIS/SE will host its annual conference and business meeting in New Orleans, LA from November 21 – November 23. Conference details, registration, hotel, and travel information are now available on the website.

This looks like a great conference for anyone in the area!

ARLIS/Southeast Chapter Conference, Nov. 21 + 22


From the ARLISSE website:

The 2013 ARLIS/SE Chapter Conference Program and registration form are available below, and from the “Chapter Conference” page on the website. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Edwards at kathye [at]

Schedule with Speakers: 2013 Chapter Conference Program, Hotel, & Travel Details (PDF)

2013 Chapter Conference Registration Form (PDF)

Kathy Edwards

2013 ARLISSE Chapter President

On behalf of the 2013 Program Committee:

Sheila Cork, New Orleans Museum of Art

Kasia Leousis, Auburn University

Kathy Edwards, Clemson University

ARLIS/Ohio Valley Fall Conference

The ARLIS/Ohio Valley Fall conference will be held on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 in Granville, Ohio at Denison University. This year’s meeting is hosted by Vice-Chair Shannon Robinson, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian.

Enjoy tours at local museums and libraries, unwind over dinner at Brews Cafe and network with your art library colleagues. If you haven’t joined recently or haven’t attended a fall conference in a while, please consider doing so this year!

The meeting will feature presentations by:

  • Jennifer Krivikas, Head of the Design, Architecture, Art, Planning Library at University of Cincinnati, on the VRA conference experience;
  • Chris Mannix, Public Services Librarian at the Columbus College of Art & Design on the California Rare Book School experience;
  • Special guests Tom Gates and Joe Clark from Kent State University’s Fashion and Architecture Libraries.

See for more details and registration. 

Questions? Please contact Shannon Robinson ( or Ellie Ward (

Student Travel Award for ARLIS/WNY meeting, Oct 3-4

If any student in the upstate New York area would like to attend the October 3-4, 2013 ARLIS/WNY chapter meeting and conference, there is a travel award for you! Be sure to apply by September 23rd.

Student Travel Award for the ARLIS/WNY Conference, October 3-4, 2013
At the Watson Homestead, Painted Post, New York
Posted on September 12, 2013

To encourage students and prospective librarians to explore careers in art and architecture librarianship
through participation in ARLIS/WNY activities, specifically the Fall 2013 Meeting at the Watson

$110 to cover registration for the day and a half conference. Registration includes the program, food,
and shared lodging at the Watson Homestead.

To apply for the travel award, please submit by email:
1. A letter of application (no more than two sides in length) stating where  you learned of the award,
your specific interest in art librarianship and  expectation of the conference at the Watson Homestead
your professional goals, and why you  think you are a worthy candidate for the award.

2. A resume listing education background, employment history, and professional activities and/or
interests. Please include your telephone and  email address, as well as the names of two references
including title, email,  addresses, and telephone numbers.

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 23, 2013

Candidates will be notified as soon as possible.

Please submit applications via email to:|  Barbara Opar, Syracuse University  (