Dear fellow ARLIS students,
There’s a small contingent of MLIS students at UCLA who are interested in art librarianship. Currently, our department does not have an official art librarian student group however we’ve informally gathered for organized tours of art libraries and meetings with art librarians. Our hope is to continue to visit libraries, organize events and reach out to more art librarians working in Southern California in the hopes of becoming a more “official” student group.
Which brings us to reach out to other fellow students involved with ARLIS. We would like to get acquainted with current student groups and to let you know that we exist too!
We are also curious to learn about your groups in general and find about your past, present and future events and activities.
How directly you are involved with ARLIS/NA? And if you are, what those involvements are or have been? Weve heard that ARLIS doesnt officially have student chapters like other professional organizations such ALA, SLA, etc. And wondering what the reason behind that is?
In the interest of possibly naming our group and possibly starting our own website, what are your groups’ names and websites (if applicable)? We are familiar with the AMLISS at Chapel Hill and the new ArLISNAP website. And we are also familiar with the website of The Student Affairs Discussion Group of ARLIS-NA based out of Richmond.
And we would like to see if anyone has any insightful suggestions and lessons learned from starting up a group at your university.
We would greatly appreciate hearing any word of wisdom you have to share and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
Sarah Sherman and Chizu Morihara
2nd MLIS Students, UCLA
Originally posted on the ARLIS/NA-Student listserv on Sept. 13, 2006. Reposted here with permission from Sarah Sherman.