Reminder: ARLIS/NA Conference Deadlines Coming Up!

Two major deadlines for the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans are coming up within the next week!

Travel awards:

Applications for travel awards, three of which are specifically allocated for student travel! All travel award applications are due Monday, October 31, and current membership in ARLIS/NA is only required for one of the student awards. For more information, check out the Conference Award Travel page of the ARLIS/NA website and find application form here.

New Voices in the Profession:

The New Voices in the Profession session of the ARLIS/NA annual conference is always a great opportunity for students and new professionals to present their work and get some conference experience while engaging with the larger ARLIS/NA community. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017 conference in New Orleans is this Friday, October 28!

Details from the Professional Development Committee:

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2017 ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans are now being accepted!

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art Librarianship, but could also pertain to digital library projects, visual resources, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme of collaboration and diversity, “Arts du Monde,” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Ian McDermott, imcdermott (at) lagcc.cuny.edu by October 28, 2016:

Presentation title

Presentation abstract (250 words)

Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

Chapter Opportunity: Get involved with ARLIS/NA-Southeast!

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA will host the annual conference in New Orleans February 5-9, 2017, so opportunities to get involved are already developing and will continue to develop in the coming months.

The ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter serves professionals (and students!) who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you live in any of these places, check out the chapter website and see how you can get involved. Here are some current opportunities to highlight:

  • The chapter is hosting its own annual conference November 16-18 in Sarasota, FL, at the Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art. More information can be found on the conference website.
  • Chapter Vice-President Kimberly Windham encourages ARLIS/NA-SE members who are located in Florida to apply to serve on the Program Planning Committee for the Sarasota conference. Serving on this committee is a great chance to network and build valuable skills! Interested members may submit a letter of interest to her at kimberly(dot)windham(at)famu(dot)edu
  • The Southeast Chapter also continually runs an informal mentoring program for chapter members. Whether you are a student or new professional, mentoring programs can be very helpful as you get started in your career. More information can be found here and the program comes highly recommended!

Chapter Event: ARLIS/NA Northern California and VRA No Cal Spring Meeting 5/19/16

Attention Northern California folks! The local ARLIS/NA and VRA Chapters are holding a joint spring meeting on May 19. Attendees do not need to be members of either chapter, but they will be encouraged to join! The agenda looks like a great opportunity to explore and learn.


Details from the Chapters:

Please join us in Berkeley on Thursday, May 19 for the ARLIS/NA Northern California and VRA No Cal joint 2016 Spring Meeting!

We will be starting the day at Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive. The afternoon will be business meeting and a workshop by Cultural Heritage Imaging.

RSVP

Agenda and details for you to join us!

Chapter Event: ARLIS/NA New England and VRA New England Spring Meeting 4/29/16

Students and new professionals are encouraged to join the New England chapters of ARLIS/NA and VRA for their Spring Meeting in Boston on April 29, 2016. Attendees should either be members of one of the chapters or interested in joining and there is no cost to attend.
Details from the chapters:
Join us in Boston Friday, April 29th for the ARLIS/NA New England and VRA New England joint 2016 Spring Meeting.
We will be starting the day at the new Design and Media Center and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a light breakfast and business meetings. Later we will visit the Isabella Gardner Museum. Hope to see you all there!

Chapter Event: LIS Career Day this Saturday 4/16/16

From the ARLIS/NA New York Chapter, which is supporting this event:

Join METRO for LIS Career Day on Saturday, April 16!

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is uniting local professional community members that students, new grads, and transitioning professionals need to know — topping National Library Week off with a bang!

This event features two practical, career-oriented panels, as well as library vendors, hiring managers, professional organization representatives, internship managers, and library school faculty to join us to share their knowledge. You’ll leave the event with lots of resources and introductions to experienced professionals to help you start (or re-start) your library career.

Where:
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Richard Harris Terrace 
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

When:
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

This event is free but space is limited.

Link to event page.

For more ARLIS/NA New York Chapter events, they have a fine calendar here.

ARLIS/NA Mountain West + VRA Wild West Virtual Conference 2016: Call for Proposals

See below for the ARLIS/NA Mountain West and VRA Wild West Chapters’ Virtual Conference 2016 Call for Proposals, due August 1. Students and new professionals are encouraged to submit! And you don’t even have to be a member of ARLIS/NA or VRA to do so!


 

ARLIS/NA Mountain West + VRA Wild West

Virtual Conference 2016 Call for Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter and The Wild West Chapter of VRA are teaming up to bring you a virtual conference in 2016. We would like to cordially invite you to submit proposals for the Virtual Conference 2016. With an extended deadline we also have decided to broaden the scope. Please feel free to submit a proposal for any project you have completed or that is a work-in-progress. The only criteria we ask proposals be limited to is work within the arts.

The extended proposal deadline is Monday, August 1.

Based on the success of the Mountain West Chapter’s new virtual conference format, we are eager to use the virtual format again. Similar to the last virtual conference, we need a diverse set of presenters. If you have an interesting project that you are currently working on or recently finished, please consider submitting a proposal to present it to your peers. Please note, this call for proposals is open to any; not only members of VRA and ARLIS.

Perhaps you had a proposal turned down for the ARLIS/NA national conference. Here is another opportunity to share it!

Here are the details:

  • Presenters will have their talks prerecorded by a member of our chapter and posted to a private site online.
  • A live Q&A session will happen in December with all the presenters.
  • Conference attendees will be given access to the site and will be able to watch all the presentations at their leisure.
  • Each talk will be accompanied by a discussion board for questions and comments.
  • Sessions will be recorded in late October and posted in November.
  • Each person will have a set amount of time to take and answer questions.
  • This session will be moderated by a member of the Mountain West chapter.
  • The Q&A Session will be recorded and posted to the site if attendees are unable to watch in real time.

Requirements:

1. Proposals need to be focused on the arts but the can include just about any subtopic.

2. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes.

3. Presenter will work to find a time to record their presentation with a designated member of the Mountain West chapter.

4. Presenter must be available for a live, virtual Q&A session on December 2.

5. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.

Click here to submit your proposal online: http://goo.gl/forms/SLbVY4S6oM

Please contact John Burns (burns at dixie dot edu) with any questions.