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Call For Proposals — ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual Conference

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The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is now accepting proposals for our Fall virtual conference titled: Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. 

In the spirit of experimentation, this virtual conference will be structured differently than others you might have participated in. In order to take full advantage of the virtual forum and to accommodate people’s busy schedules, Testing the Waters will be part asynchronous and part synchronous. Here’s how it will work:

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

Submit your proposals by Friday, September 19th

 

Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form 

Joint Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Midstates-VRA/Midwest-ARLIS/NA Twin Cities fall meeting

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Save the date! The ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter is joining forces with ARLIS/NA Twin Cities and VRA Midwest for a joint conference in Madison, Wisconsin September 12-13, 2014.

Information and an online registration form is now available on our chapter web site for the Joint ARLIS/NA Midstates-VRA/Midwest-ARLIS/NA Twin Cities fall meeting in Madison, WI:

http://midstates.arlisna.org/home.html

 

Friday September 12

12:00-12:30 – Meet at Kohler Art Library

12:30-12:45 – Walk to Robinson Map Library http://www.geography.wisc.edu/maplib/

12:45-1:45 – Tour Map Library

1:45-2:00 – Walk to DesignLab in College Library http://designlab.wisc.edu/

2:00-2:45 – Tour DesignLab

2:45-3:00 – Walk to Chazen Museum of Art http://www.chazen.wisc.edu

3:00-4:00 – Split into two groups and tour Chazen Print Room or Object Study Room or explore the museum on your own

4:00-4:15 – Walk to Elvehjem Building for chapter business meetings

4:15-5:15 – Chapter business meetings in L166 and L170

5:15– ? – Adjourn to the Memorial Union Terrace or Rathskeller

 

Saturday September 13

8:45-9:00 – Meet at the Madison Public Library Central Branch http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/central

9:00-10:00 – Tour the Public Library

10:00-10:30 – Walk to Elvehjem Building

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break at the Kohler Art Library

11:00-12:30 – Lightning Round Presentations (room L140)

12:30 – Adjourn for lunch (on your own) and other Madison sights

 

Leigh Gates
Director of Library Services
Harrington College of Design
200 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606

Chapter Newsletter: The Mountain Ledger, Summer 2014, ARLIS/NA-MW

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The Mountain Ledger, v. 31, no. 1 (Sum 2014) the chapter newsletter for ARLIS/NA Mountain West, is now available.  http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/TML/v13n1.htm
 
Message from the Chair:
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the newsletter, our web editor, Chris Erbolato-Ramsey, and our exceptional editor, Marly Helm.
 
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Marly has resigned her position as editor of the newsletter.  She has held this position for 6 years and has done an extraordinary job.  MW would like to thank Marly for all of her hard work as editor! In January, I will be taking over as the new editor and I know I will have big shoes to fill 
 
Sincerely,
 
Nicole Beatty
Chair, ARLIS/NA-MW

Of interest to Portland ArLiSNAPers: VRA Pacific Rim Chapter Meeting

The Visual Resources Association Pacific Rim Chapter is meeting in Portland, Aug. 6th. Even if you are not a member of VRA, this looks like a great chance to meet fellow colleagues in the area!

CHAPTER MEETING INFORMATION: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

August 6, 2014
Portland, Oregon

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17Yd5kcwuOPVjAKsAm1inGlLH2ZKgsfV50N45-AJq1kw/viewform?usp=send_form

Please complete the online form at the link above. Day-of payment will be accepted, but please register so we know to expect you!

Registration fees are below. This includes a light breakfast in the morning. It does not include lunch, as that will be self-catered.

VRA Chapter Members: $20
Students: $15
Non-members: $25

Brief Draft Schedule:

Our day begins at the beautiful Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), located in downtown Portland.http://pnca.edu/

Our day continues at the offsite photo, video, and archival repository of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS)http://www.ohs.org/ This includes a jaunt through Oregon history with PICA’s newest Artist-in-Residence Matthew Cowan.

Please read the attached pdf for detailed information about the schedule, agenda, OHS outing, maps, transportation/parking and more!

Cheers!
Your Lovely Local Planners,
Brooke Sansosti and Stephanie Beene

 

 

Chapter News: ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter, Summer 2014

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 Summer 2014 ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter

I’m pleased to report that the summer 2014 issue of the Midstates Newsletter is now available.
http://midstates.arlisna.org/MidNewsSummer2014.pdf

In this issue you’ll find:

– Letter from the Chair by Leigh Gates
– Living His Story Exhibition at Milner Library, Illinois State University by Kathleen Lonbom
– ARLIS/NA Midstates Bunce Travel Award Report by Amanda Meeks
– From the ARLIS/NA Chapters Liaison by Sarah Sherman
– New ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Officers
– ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Financial Report by Melanie Emerson
– Member News

Thanks to all the contributors for making this another great issue!

-Amy

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Amy Trendler
University Libraries…A destination for research, learning, and friends
Architecture Librarian
Ball State University       765-285-5858
Muncie, IN 47306         aetrendler@bsu.edu

Chapter Meeting: ARLIS-CP Meeting on Community Engagement, Kansas City, 12-14 June 2014

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Dear Colleagues,

If any of you are in Kansas City, Missouri next week, please feel free to join the ARLIS-Central Plains Chapter meeting at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, 12-14 June 2014.  Our meeting theme is Community Engagement and Art Libraries.  If you can join us, please notify Tracey Boswell, ARLIS-CP Chair tboswell@nelson-atkins.org .

Cheers! Marilyn Carbonell and MJ Poehler

 

13 June 2014: Friday:  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Art Reference Library, Reference Desk (816) 751.1216

o   8:30 – 9:45 Business meeting including reports from ARLIS/NA, convener, Tracey Boswell, ARLIS-CP chair

  • 8:35 Welcome – Catherine Futter, The Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Senior Curator, Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 

o   10 – 11:30 Arts Community Engagement

Panel Presentations & Discussion:

  • Jennifer Holland, Evaluator, Interpretation Services, Education Division, Nelson-Atkins Museum on Visitor Studies, Evaluation and Visitor Motivation Research (Museums)
  • Rina Vecchiola, Library Director, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Washington University on Library User research: LIbQual+ and a Washington University Libraries adaptation of a University of Virginia instrument (Academic Libraries)
  • Anne Lacey, Art and Humanities Librarian, Kansas City Kansas Public Library on the Art Exhibition Gallery program and local artists at the KCK Public Library (Public Libraries)

 

o   11:40 – 12:45 PM  -Library Practice: Artist Files / Projects and Reports

Panel to start discussion. Everyone to share updates, including cataloging practices and outreach

  • Marilyn Carbonell, Head, Library Services, Nelson-Atkins Library initiative for regional artists
  • Suzy Frechette, Head, Fine Arts Department, St. Louis Public Library, ARLIS/NA History
  • Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Process Outline
  • Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Cataloging Practice
  • Janet Simpson, Executive Director, Kansas City Artists Coalition http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/

 

o   12:45  – 1:45 Networking Lunch at Reserved Tables, Rozzelle Court Restaurant.

 

o   1:45 – 2:30 Provenance Research for Nazi-Era Art at the Nelson-Atkins – Lens 2

  • Nicole Myers, Associate Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, the Nelson’s project and National initiatives
  • MacKenzie Mallon, Department Assistant, European Painting and Sculpture, on examples of resources and information searches

 

2:30 – 3:15 Travel to Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS  66210. (16 miles from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64111, carpooling encouraged)

 

3:15 – 4:00 Nerman Museum of Art on the Johnson County Community College campus

  • Bruce Hartman, director, will welcome us with a short talk addressing the museum’s strategies for engaging with the students and faculty of JCCC.  Talk will be followed by unguided museum viewing.
  • http://www.nermanmuseum.org  | (913) 469-3000

 

o   4:00 – 5:00  Walking Tour of Johnson County Community College art on campus, with Tracey Boswell

 

o   6:30 PM —  Café Sebastienne, inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64111.  Phone: (816) 753-5784.

o    Post-Dinner – Explore the Kemper Museum, open until 9:00 PM

 

14 June 2014: Saturday

o   9:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Public Library Engagement with Its Communities

Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 West 10th, Kansas City, Missouri, Meet in the Stanley Durwood Vault.  The Kansas City Missouri Public Library was named the 2014 winner of American Library Association Excellence in Library Programming Award.  The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs.

Coffee service graciously provided by the Library. KCPL has a covered garage parking across the street  http://www.kclibrary.org/central

Presenters:

  • Cheptoo Kositanny-Buckner, Deputy Executive Director, on New Digital Initiatives
  • Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs, on Public Programming Challenges
  • Eli Paul, Manager, Missouri Valley Special Collections, on Regional History Initiatives, such as the Black Archives, and a behind-the-scenes tour in MVSC

 

o   Lunch afterwards, if anyone is interested downtown or Webster House (near Moshe Safdie’s bulding: the Kauffman Performing Arts Center), etc.

o   Explore the Museums, our Libraries, and Kansas City’s attractions on your own!

 

Co-Organizers:

·        M.J. Poehler, Library Director, Kansas City Art Institute mpoehler@kcai.edu

Chapter News: Forthcoming ARLIS/NY Tour at Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) kindly invites ARLIS/NY members to a tour of our recently opened exhibit:  Waterweavers: the River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture.

The tour will start at 6:00 p.m. with a reception at the BGC Library afterwards where attendees can view our display of contemporary Colombian artists books.

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What: Waterweavers exhibition tour
When: Thursday, June 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Where: Gallery at the BGC, 18 West 86th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
To register: http://arlisny.silkstart.com/events/bgc-waterweavers-exhibition-tour
Waterweavers: The River in Colombian Visual and Material Culture

Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas

Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2014 Meeting: June 6 at RIT

Attention all Upstate NY ArLiSNAPers!

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2014 Meeting
Friday, June 6, 2014 at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Hosted by RIT

Spring 2014 Registration Form

 

9:00 – 9:30: Registration and Coffee
RIT, Wallace Center, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor of Library

9:30 – 10:30: Business Meeting
RIT, Wallace Center, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor of Library

10:45 am to 11:45: “RIT’s Cary Collection: Highlights from 45 Years“, presented by Steven Galbraith, Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection
RIT, Wallace Center, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor of Library

11:45 am to 12:45 pm:Graphics Atlas: An Introduction“, presented by Alice Carver-Kubik, Photographic Research Scientist, Image Permanence Institute
RIT, Wallace Center, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor of Library

1:00 – 2:00: Box lunches. Location, TBD

2:15 – 3:15: Tours of Vignelli Center for Design Studies, by Jennifer Whitlock, Vignelli Archivist or Image Permanence Institute, by Alice Carver-Kubik, Photographic Research Scientist
Map will be provided along with Guides to get you to these buildings

3:15 – 4:00: Printing a Letterpress Keepsake, with Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Assistant Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection
RIT, Wallace Center, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor of Library

Map of RIT Campus: http://maps.rit.edu/
Library is WAL on map

Pick up visitor pass at Welcome Booth, Visitor Parking in E Lot