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Call for Proposals: AASL 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) Programming Committee is excited to release a call for session proposals for the 43rd Annual Association of Architecture School Librarians Conference, March 11-13, 2021.

We invite individuals from across our community to share insights and experiences. Whether you offer decades of knowledge or are just beginning your career, we want to hear from you on our conference theme:

Expanding the View: Prospects for Architecture Libraries

The Association of Architecture School Librarians seeks to expand our view by:

  • Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library profession, our own institutions, and promoting social justice. 
  • Pushing the boundaries of knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation by investigating new modes, relationships, and technologies.
  • Exploring interdisciplinary collaborations between architecture and allied disciplines in university libraries, classrooms, and digital spaces.
  • Expanding the library’s role in learning, teaching, and research through digital humanities, data curation, visualization, and other emerging technologies.

Conference programming will include different formats: lightning-talks, conference papers, group workshops, and discussion panels.

  • Lightning Talks: 5-minute presentations limited to 15 images/slides at 20 seconds each,
  • Conference Paper Presentations: 15-minute presentations, with five additional minutes for audience questions.
  • Group Workshops: 1-hour participatory sessions where the audience gets to explore a new tool or process using their laptops.
  • Discussion Panels: 45-minute discussion/debate between a group of four or fewer presenters on a single topic, with 15 additional minutes reserved for audience participation.

Submission Deadline: Midnight PST Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please note that proposal abstracts will be included in the conference program. Please use this Google Form to submit your proposals: If you have any questions regarding submissions for our sessions, please contact the 2021 Programming Committee at

Call for Proposals: TLA Plenary – The Many Publics of Performing Arts Collections

The Theatre Library Association seeks papers addressing the theme of the 2019 TLA Plenary Session at the ASTR Conference: The Many Publics of Performing Arts Collections.

Librarians, archivists and curators work with performing arts collections in a variety of public and private institutions (libraries, archives, museums, private collections, working theatres, etc.) and serve a large population that includes performing arts professionals, the entertainment industry, community members, social activists, scholars, students, and the general public. This session will discuss how librarians, archivists and curators serve their many publics and partner with them to keep the performing arts alive and relevant. Both case studies and more general reflections will be presented.

Organizer and Moderator: Dr. Francesca Marini, Texas A&M University

Papers should address performing arts collections in various contexts, in public and private institutions (libraries, archives, museums, private collections, working theatres, etc.). Papers may present specific topics, case studies, or general reflections based on experience. Examples of topics: how performing arts collections support the creation of new art and new performances; how performing arts collections support social change; how performing arts collections are used in K-12 education; how artists use their own private archives; etc. Papers should keep these questions in mind throughout their narrative:

  • Whom do we collect for?
  • Who are the publics/stakeholders of performing arts collections?
  • Who uses performing arts collections and how?
  • Whose voices and stories are being collected, and how are they described?
  • How is access facilitated, and how is it impeded?

Please send proposals to Dr. Francesca Marini, Texas A&M University, fmarini @, by July 12, 2019, including:

  • Paper title
  • 3 to 5 keywords representing the paper topic
  • Name(s) of the presenter(s)
  • Title(s) and affiliation(s) of the presenter(s)
  • 300 to 500-word abstract. Please include a brief explanation of the topic’s relevance and its connection to the Plenary theme.
  • Short bio of each presenter

Proposals will be reviewed by Dr. Francesca Marini (TLA President and ASTR/TLA 2019 Liaison) and the Vice-president. Presenters will be notified by July 19, 2018.

Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

Sponsored by the Theatre Library Association, this scholarship acknowledges outstanding accomplishments of promising students specializing in performing arts librarianship and currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program or an archival training program.

This year’s theme: “How can performing arts library/archives professionals help create a more equitable and inclusive society?”

You might want to discuss what initiatives you have started or been involved with, comment on initiatives led by others, propose possible new approaches, and other topics.

Submit: A 500-to-1000-word essay on the topic: “How can performing arts library/archives professionals help create a more equitable and inclusive society?”; the application form; an up-to-date resume; and contact information for three references.

For more info, see: (you have to scroll about halfway down the page for the Brooks McNamara Scholarship)

2018-2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) is seeking candidates for the 2018-2020 fellowship. NYARC is comprised of the research libraries of the MoMA, the Frick, and the Brooklyn Museum. The fellowship provides an early career librarian (degree conferred in 2017 or before) the opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries via hands-on training and collaboration. This is a paid, full-time position with health benefits and funding for travel to the ARLISNA annual conference.

The application deadline is June 15. Read more here:

Please welcome your new Social Media Liaison: Larry Eames

Hi Hi! My name Larry Eames (she and he pronouns) and I’m excited to be serving as your social media coordinator!

I’m currently working on my MLIS at the University of Washington iSchool and working at Suzzallo Library as a Graduate Reference Assistant in Government Publications, Maps, Microforms, and Newspapers. You can find me personally on Twitter @liblarrian. I’m excited to get more involved with ArLiSNAP after the 2018 New York ArLiSNA conference and I’m even more excited to connect with all of you!
Before Library School, I received a BA in Religious Studies and an MA in the Humanities focused on Art History and Print Culture. Outside of class, I play D&D and enjoy knitting and listening to podcasts on Seattle’s many rainy days. Right now, I’m hooked on Spirits Podcast, the CBC’s Because News, and Scriptnotes, but I’m always taking recs.