Hello ArLiSNAPpers! I’m sure many of you, like me, are just settling in to a new school year, and that means it’s time to start thinking about student groups. At my school, we’re having our first informational meeting about forming student groups on Friday.
Part of my role as your Student Group Liaison is to update a list of all the student groups out there so that we can more effectively distribute information about ArLiS, highlight successes, and address some of our collective challenges. If your school has an ArLiS student chapter, please feel free to get in touch with me (my contact info is over to your right).
If you don’t have a student chapter and are interested in starting one, or if you lead a non-ArLiS student group (e.g. SLA, ALA, SAA) and some of your members are interested in art librarianship, we would also love to hear from you! As someone in a program with no art librarianship focus, I’m particularly interested in how student groups can create support and opportunities that may not be built into the program.
How many of you are in programs where there’s an ArLiS student chapter? A group that isn’t affiliated with ArLiS, but focuses on art librarianship? A program with no related groups?
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing what you all are up to!