The ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) 2019 Fall Virtual Conference: Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional is just around the corner and we could not be more excited to introduce our presenters for this year’s event.
As a quick refresher, this year’s theme is access because as information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.
The conference will take place at 1-3PM CST October 26, 2019 and you can register for free by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043 .
You do not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA or VREPS to register.
Without further ado, let’s meet our presenters!
Anna Boutin-Cooper (she/her/hers) is the Research & Visual Arts Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She is the liaison to Art & Art History, Theatre & Dance, and Film & Media Studies, and is the curator of both the zine and artists’ book collection at the College. When not at work, she can be found fulfilling some well-known librarian stereotypes – knitting and hanging out with her cats, Beatrice & Louis.
E Marcovitz (they/them/theirs) is a senior Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies double major at Franklin & Marshall College. This summer they worked on the zine cataloging project on campus, in addition to their jobs in Lancaster nannying and gardening. When not completing coursework, they can be found going for walks, doing jigsaw puzzles, and making zines.
Anna and E’s presentation is entitled One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers.
Jackie Fleming (she/her/hers) graduated from Bradley University in 2017 with her BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She then attended graduate school at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While attending the iSchool program, she worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art. She graduated in 2019 with an MSLIS in Library and Information Science and a Graduate Minor in Art History. Jackie now works as the Visual Literacy and Resources Library in the Scholars’ Commons of the Herman B. Wells Library at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research interests include: visual literacy instruction, visual communication, art history, and studio art.
Jackie’s presentation is entitled Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections.
Ann McShane (she/they) is the Digital Collections Archivist at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Digital Resources Coordinator for the Redrawing History project. Ann holds a B.A. in History from Earlham College, a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University, and is a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Will Fenton (he/him/his) is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Creative Director of Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America (funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage). He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in August 2018 (Department of English).
Ann and Will’s presentation is entitled Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation. Ann will be presenting on behalf of herself and Will.