Fall 2007 ArLiS/NA Chapter Meetings

New England

The ARLIS New England Fall Meeting will be on Friday, September 21, 2007 in the meeting room of the Sterling Library at Yale University. The program will consist of a panel about the future of scholarly publishing in art and art history, and the speakers will be Hilary Ballon, Professor of Art History at Columbia University and co-author with Mariet Westermann of Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age
and Patricia Fidler, publisher for Art and Architecture editor at Yale University Press.

9 Coffee and registration
10:00 Business meeting for ARLIS/NE
11:00 Panel, questions and discussion; welcome by Allen Townsend, new director of Yale Art Libraries
12:30 Lunch-on your own; list of restaurants will be provided
2:00 Self-guided tours of the Center for British Art, the Yale Art Gallery, and the Yale Campus, and guided tours of the Beinecke (limit 15), Yale Special Collections (limit 15) and library of Center for British Art (limit 15)

RSVP by September 14 (the sooner the better) to michael.s.young@uconn.edu ; please specify which of the limited enrollment tours you would prefer.
Directions: http://www.library.yale.edu/libraries/smldirect.html
Parking: http://www.library.yale.edu/libraries/smldirect.html#dparking
Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating, enjoyable and gratis event!

Special thanks to Laura Tatum and Hannah Bennett of Yale University Libraries for their help in making this event possible.


This is an announcement that information about the Texas-Mexico chapter’s annual meeting is currently available online:

The meeting will be held in Dallas from October 25-28 in venues throughout the city, including an afternoon excursion to Waxahachie. The planners of the meeting hope that you will find much in the program to be of interest and enable you to experience parts of the Dallas area previously unexplored.

A link to the registration form is at the bottom of the meeting page referenced above. Please submit your completed form along with the registration fees to Craig Bunch (contact information is printed on the form) with a postmark no later than October 10, 2007–one month from today. Please note that hotel reservations should be made as soon as possible prior to the deadlines of October 4.

Ohio Valley

The Akron Art Museum is extremely pleased to host the Ohio Valley/ARLIS 2007 Fall Meeting. We invite you to participate in an informative meeting at the newly expanded and renovated Akron Art Museum on Friday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a dinner on Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to join us.

The agenda will include:

David Holmes from the Foundation Center – Cleveland,
Barbara Tannenbaum, Director of Curatorial Affairs of the Akron Art Museum,
Becky Bristol, Image Manager, Cleveland Museum of Art and Bryan Loar, Resource Librarian at Fitch, creators of the ARLIS/OV and ArLiSNAP websites,
And a moderated discussion by Pam Eyerdam, Head, Fine Arts Department, Cleveland Public Library on two topics – Collaboration between public and academic libraries and the ARLIS/NA Artist File progress.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, a buffet luncheon and admission to the galleries after the meeting.

If you have any questions or would like to receive a registration packet via US mail or email (current members will automatically be sent a registration packet), please contact Ellie Ward, by phone at 330-376-9186 ext. 221 or by email at eward@AkronArtMuseum.org.

New York

Please save the date of November 7, 2007 for the 2007 Fall New York Chapter Business Meeting.
The meeting will be held at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street (Between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue), from 4:30 to 7:00.

The Business Meeting will be held in the Auditorium

The preliminary agenda will feature:
Remarks from the President, Zimra Panitz
The Treasurer’s Report, Meg Black
The Secretary’s Report, Lana Bittman
The Membership Report, Eric Wolf
The results of the elections for changes to Chapter policies and procedures
Nominations for 2008 Executive Board Officers
Other Old and New Business

This will be followed by a brief talk on my current exhibition at the School, “Making an Entrance: Design Philosophy and the Entry in Western Architecture”

A reception will be held following the business meeting in the exhibition in our Gallery.

Please RSVP to Eric Wolf by November 2nd.  (eric@nysid.edu)


The ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter invites you to the 33rd Conference
in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held November
8-10, 2007
, at Vanderbilt University.

The program includes presentations on Vanderbilt’s Contini-Volterra
Photograph Collection, a digitizing project that covers 60,000
images of Italian art from the 11th to the 16th century. The
Director of the TV News Archive will discuss the world’s most
comprehensive archive of U.S. national news broadcasts. The Self
Taught Artists Resource (STAR) Collection will be demonstrated. A
presentation will highlight primary art research in Tennessee.
Listen to a true saga of uncovering information about a movie
illustrator. Hatch Show Print will present a session about its
famous American Poster Shop.

The Conference also includes a tour of two important Nashville art
centers, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Cheekwood
Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Conference information is available at the following ARLIS/SE
website: http://www.arlis-se.org/Nashville/index.html
All members, non-members, guests, and LIS students are welcome to

Twin Cities

The ARLIS/NA Twin Cities Chapter Fall Meeting will be held on Monday, November 12, 2007 at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. We will have a business meeting starting at 10:00 a.m., followed by a tour of the facility at about 10:45 a.m. Please RSVP to Kathy Heuer (kheuer@cva.edu) by November 8. We will be serving light refreshments and would appreciate knowing the number of attendees.

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located at Open Book at 1011 Washington Avenue South between 10th and 11th Avenues, near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. For directions and parking information please see http://www.mnbookarts.org/aboutmcba/ aboutmap.html. Also in regards to parking, please note that Minneapolis is observing Veteran’s Day on November 12 and parking will be free at street metered spaces.


  1. Chapter Meetings are a great way to meet experienced art librarians, students and new professionals and to get involved in ArLiS/NA. Feel free to post carpool info here.

  2. From my neck of the woods:

    The Fall meeting of the ARLIS DC-MD-VA chapter will be held on Thursday and Friday November 15-16, 2007 in Washington D.C.

    We’ll be focusing on newly renovated libraries and archival centers!

    On Thursday afternoon, November 15, we will meet at Dumbarton Oaks for a tour of the newly renovated library given by Sheila Klos. After the tour we will convene at a restaurant in Georgetown for drinks.

    On Friday November 16 we will meet at the newly renovated Phillips
    Collection Library for a tour of the facilities, and to hear about the first library automation system for the Phillips Collection Library. We will also hold a Chapter business meeting. We’ll be hosted by Karen Schneider and Sarah Osborne Bender.

    After lunch at Dupont Circle the group will take Metro to the Luce
    Foundation and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian’s
    American Art Museum. The Luce Foundation tour will be given by Georgina Bath; the Lunder Conservation Center tour will be given by Julie Heath.

    More information can be found here:

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