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ARLIS/NY Fall Business Meeting at NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library 10/27

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For those of you who are members of ARLIS/NA NY:

Dear ARLIS colleagues,

Our chapter has a very lively Business Meeting planned for next Monday, including the nominees for the 2015 Board, an open discussion about a national conference bid for New York, and the location could not be more central…

ARLIS/NY Annual Business Meeting
27 October 2014
New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library
CoLab, 2nd floor
455 Fifth Avenue [at 40th Street] New York, NY 10016

Draft Agenda
4:00-4:05 Welcome (Arezoo Mohseni)
4:05-4:10 Past and upcoming events report (Deirdre Donohue)
4:10-4:15 New Chapter mentoring program (Janis Ekdahl)
4:15-4:20 Development report (Beth Morris)
4:20-4:25 Membership report (Adam Hess)
4:25-4:30 Student/Early Professional Liaison report (Meghan Constantinou)
4:30-4:35 Social media report (Liz Lane)
4:35-4:40 News Editor report (Suz Massen)
4:40-4:50 Executive Board nominations, open call for nominations, and voting schedule (Janis Ekdahl)
4:50-5:20 Discussion about a bid for ARLIS/NA Conference in NYC (Suz Massen and Janis Ekdahl)
5:20-5:30 Questions and closing (Deirdre Donohue)

Please RSVP at:

We hope to see you there,


Deirdre Donohue
Stephanie Shuman Librarian
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse
New York NY 10036-7703
twitter: @icplibrary

Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Annual Conference

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The ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s annual conference will be held in Birmingham, AL Thursday, November 6 – Friday, November 7, 2014.  Please check out our program and conference details.  Members from any group are welcome to attend.
Sheila A. Cork
New Orleans Museum of Art
City Park
1 Collins Diboll Circle
P.O. Box 19123
New Orleans, LA 70179-0123

Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Registration

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ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting: Seattle, November 7-8, 2014

Join us for two days of tours, presentations, meetings and socializing with colleagues from museum, public and academic libraries.

Events include:

Meeting Fees:

  • Member meeting registration $55.00 USD or CAD
  • Non-member meeting registration $65.00 USD or CAD
  • Student meeting registration $40.00 USD or CAD
  • Member meeting (reduced rate) $30.00 USD or CAD (EXCLUDES lunch at Vios Café and mansion tour)
  • One-day meeting (reduced rate) $15.00 USD or CAD (EXCLUDES lunch at Vios Café and mansion tour)

To register and update your membership, visit the registration page.

To learn more about the meeting, including hotel accommodations and travel information, visit our ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting website.

And, remember, applications for the Northwest Chapter’s Travel Award ($200) should be submitted to Suzanne Rackover, Chair, by October 16th

Submit any questions about the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting to Traci Timmons, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, at

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Traci Timmons, M.A., M.L.I.S.

Librarian, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library

Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-654-3220



Chapter Opportunity: ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2014 Chapter Meeting Travel Award! – Deadline Thursday, October 16

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Climb the Space Needle!

Ride Seattle’s Great Wheel!

See some amazing architecture! (Asian Art Museum, Stimson-Green Mansion, Seattle Central Library)

Visit some great libraries!

Don’t be shy, apply!

$200.00 to go to the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting in Seattle, November 7-8, 2014.

MEETING INFORMATION: (still under development)

Applicants must be current members/affiliates of the Northwest Chapter, this includes members who are still currently students. If you have not yet joined the Chapter or renewed your membership for 2014 please contact me directly for details on membership and/or renewal.

The Chapter’s executive committee will consider these factors in evaluating the applications:
– Is this the first time the member has attended a chapter meeting?
– Is the member actively involved in the Northwest Chapter?
– What are the member’s specific goals for the chapter meeting (e.g. giving a paper, serving on a committee, professional development, organizing Seattle 2016)?
– What level of financial support is available from the member’s home institution?

Please send your application with the following information to Suzanne Rackover, Chair, ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter (

1. Name
2. Position/Title
3. Institution
4. Address
5. Phone number
6. Email address
7. Short explanation of why the Chapter should support your attendance at the annual conference (not to exceed 250 words).

All eligible applications submitted by Thursday, October 16 will be considered.

**In addition to attending the meeting, the award winner must also submit a written report on the conference to the Chapter Secretary by Friday, December 5, 2014. This report will be posted on the NW Chapter’s website and meeting information page

The executive committee looks forward to receiving many applications!

Kind regards,


Suzanne Rackover

Chair, ARLIS/NA-Northwest Chapter



Chapter Opportunity: ARLIS/NA/TXMX Student Award Deadline Extension

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2014 Student Award Deadline Extension

(Applications Due: October 6th, 2014)

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter has extended the deadline for our Student Award, generously funded by Eric Wolf, Head Librarian at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. This award covers both ARLIS/NA student membership dues of $50 and local chapter dues of $10 for one year and gives the new member a financial incentive to attend the local chapter annual meeting. By granting this award, we intend to encourage student involvement in the Art Libraries Society of North America on both a national level and, as importantly, on a local chapter level.

This is a big year for Texas! Our local chapter will have its annual meeting in Orange from October 17 through 19, 2014 where the Stark Museum, a southeast Texas gem, will open its doors to us. Next year, from March 19 through 23, 2015, the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference will take place in Fort Worth. As a student member of ARLIS/NA and the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter, these and future conferences will allow you professional development and networking opportunities related to all types of art libraries. Attending these conferences will give you the chance to see important works of art and architecture in large cities across the United States and Canada.

The award committee urges all students with interest and need to apply, and we especially encourage first-time conference attendees. To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding.

Apply for the Student Award by submitting a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to the Award Committee chair Lynn Wexler at The letter must include a statement of qualification and proposed conference program involvement.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, October 6th, 2014. The award committee will announce the winner on Friday, October 10th, 2014.

Direct all inquiries to the 2014 Award Committee chair: Lynn Wexler (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2014 committee are Joel Pelanne (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) and Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin).

Submitted by Lynn Wexler, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee


Lynn Wexler

Reference Librarian

Hirsch Library

MFAH Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005

  1. 713.353.1510f. 713.639.7795

Chapter Opportunity: DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Mountain West Virtual Conference Call For Proposals

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The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is extending the proposal deadline for our virtual conference Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. The new deadline is Friday, October 3rd.

Our chapter is experimenting with a new format that we hope will allow greater interactivity and immersion into the content. However, to pull this off we need a diverse set of presenters. If you have an interesting project that you are currently working on or recently finished, please consider presenting about it with us.

Here are the details:

  • Presenters will have their talks prerecorded by a member of our chapter and posted to a private site online.
    • 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.
  • A live Q&A session will happen in December with all the presenters.
    • 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.

Please consider submitting a proposal and being part of our experiment! We want to hear how you have experimented in your professional lives. Have you tried something new lately that the ARLIS community should hear about? Have you made changes, small or large, in your professional life? Let’s shake off our old habits and try something new together! Requirements:

  1. Proposals should relate to the theme: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship.
  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 5th.
  5. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.

Submit your proposals by Friday, October 3rd.

Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form

Luke Leither

Vice Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter

Art and Architecture Librarian

Willard Marriott Library

295 S 1500 E

SLC, UT 84112

Ph: 801/587-8452

Chapter Meeting: Registration and Agenda for the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Fall meeting

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Greetings ARLIS/NA:

You are warmly invited to join us for the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Fall Meeting being held this year in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday and Friday, October 30th and 31st. Here are the agenda and registration form from our website. Information about the meeting location at the Posner Center as well as transportation and hotel accommodations are included on the agenda page, and you can register by mail or online.

The deadline for registration is October 15. Contact me if you have any questions.

For those of you who are interested in attending the Duane Michals preview on Thursday evening at the Carnegie Museum of Art: Ohio Valley members will be given first preference since we were issued a limited number of invitations. Any invitations remaining will be issued first-come, first-served.

I am excited we are hosting the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley meeting in Pittsburgh!
We have a great line-up of activities and presentations and hope to see you here!

Mo Dawley

Chair Elect, ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley

Art and Drama Librarian

Senior Librarian

Carnegie Mellon University


ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall meeting registration deadline extended!

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The deadline for registration has been extended to Friday, September 26!

We will be voting in our new Vice President/President Elect and Treasurer! Also, there will be a silent auction!

See our website for the full schedule and registration information:

ARLIS/NA Upstate New York Fall 2014 Meeting: Friday, October 3rd at Skidmore College

We’d love to have you join us!

Yvette Cortes, President, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York

Chapter Opportunity: Call for interest in candidacy for ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Executive Board!

For those of you in the Upstate New York area, be sure to check out this chapter opportunity:


Hi all,

I’m issuing a call for interest in candidacy for the following Executive Board positions:

Vice-President/President Elect

The terms of office will begin on January 1, 2015. The election will be held at our Fall meeting on October 3rd
See our Bylaws for nominating procedures:

Please bring any nominations (including yourself!) to the committee’s attention:

Nominating committee for Vice-President:

Yvette Cortes:
Marsha Taichman:

Nominating committee for Treasurer:

Rose Orcutt:
Barbara Opar:


Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2014 Meeting- October 3 in Saratoga Springs – Registration is open!

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arlisna-colorARLIS/NA Upstate New York Spring 2014 Meeting

Friday, October 3, 2014 at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs


See our website for the full schedule and registration information:

We’d love to have you join us!


Yvette Cortes, President, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York