ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference

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Updated 10/22/2020

Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) invite you to save the date for our 2020 Virtual Conference: Visualizing Your Future Art Information Career.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. It will provide attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resources management the opportunity to learn about pursuing a career in art information, present their work through virtual posters, and discover projects and research seeking to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.

Our calls for students, new professionals, and experienced professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email copying the ArLiSNAP and VREPS emails:, 


The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 14th – Sunday, November 15th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


If you submitted for the poster session, DEI presentations, or panel sessions you will receive an email by 10/28 from a member of the conference planning team.


  • 10/21: Deadline for all calls
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
  • 10/28: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • 11/2: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • 11/11: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and DEI presentations slides)
  • 11/14+15: Conference dates

Call for Panelist Questions

We want to hear from you! To make sure we’re asking the questions you are most interested in, we are calling for students and new art information professionals to submit their questions in advance of the panels (see list below). Even if you can’t make it, panels will be recorded – so you can find out the answer at a later date! Panels include:

  • Peering into Publications: Processes and Opportunities
  • Get the Gig: Interview Skills and Advice
  • Show Me the Money (and Benefits): Knowing and Negotiating for What You’re Worth

Submit your questions about publishing, interviews, or negotiations for the experienced panelists using this form:

Form closes Thursday, November 5th. If you have any questions before submitting this form, please send an email copying the ArLiSNAP and VREPS emails:,