ArLiSNAP Meeting at Denver Conference: Call for Agenda Items

Please check the Announcements Board at the Conference for official Meeting Location.

Date: Saturday, May 3rd

Time: 1 – 2pm

Location: Conference Hotel, 3rd floor

Is there something you’d like to discuss at the ArLiSNAP meeting? Please leave a comment below.

Here is a draft agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Co-Moderators’ Report
  • ARLIS/NA Library Schools Survey
  • Defining ArLiSNAP Leadership Roles
  • Defining the Role of ArLiSNAP within ARLIS/NA
  • Obstacles to Participating in ARLIS/NA
  • Open Forum: News from LIS Students/Student Groups
  • Open Forum: Ideas/Suggestions/Potential Projects
  • Open Forum: Questions

Student Pub-Crawl 4: DENVER

Denver pubs will never know what hit them when the Art Librarians show up in town…

The 4th Annual ARLIS-NA Student Pub crawl will begin on Sat., May 3 at 8pm in the conference hotel lobby.

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This year, we are out with the baseball fans, so please eat dinner before starting out. The first two pubs do serve food, but there is no guarantee of seating.

Without further a do, the line-up:

1. Wynkop Brewing Co.
1536 Wynkoop St. (Wynkoop and 18th St.)
Housed in the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile building, the Wynkoop Brewing Company led the way in the resurgence of Lower Downtown. The interior boasts a warm Colorado pub feel with its hardwood floors, thick timber pillars and pressed tin ceilings. Throw in plenty of great food and park it here.

2. Fado Irish Pub
1735 19th St., Denver, Colorado; Tel. 303.297.0066
The Denver outpost of the national Fado Irish Bar chain does much of the same as its green brethren putting forth some authentic, artery clogging Irish food, heavily stocking the bar with Guinness, ales, whiskey and scotches, and promoting good will and joy through food and drink. This Denver bar is the neighborhood pub for all of the mountain dwelling Irish ex-pats and their descendents who need to be reminded of their homeland occasionally (read nightly). The musical selections, many nights at Fado Irish Pub see live acoustic and Celtic bands play, is as authentic as the food and booze selection—the boxty, especially, are spot on.

3. Nallen’s Irish Pub
1429 Market St., Denver, Colorado; Tel. 303.572.0667
Nallen’s Irish Pub is a straight up Denver bar that doesn’t let any of those pesky foodstuffs get in the way of your daily dosages of Guinness and whiskey. If you’re just into downing a quiet pint at Nallen’s Irish Pub, grab a spot at the bar in the afternoons or early evenings because this Denver bar becomes a Larimer Square hotspot hangout once the sun sets and raucous imbibers are released from their daily pens.

ArLiSNAP Volunteer Opportunities

ArLiSNAP is looking for volunteers. Submit a comment below or email Megan if you’re interested.

  1. Pub Crawl Organizer(s), ARLIS/NA Conference, Denver
    • determine meeting place
    • choose pubs for crawling, (first one probably should include dinner)
    • publicize the event (ahh! caution! pun!)
  2. Poster Designers
    • design ArLiSNAP promotional materials for the conference or general use
    • no specifications, your opportunity to be creative
    • no limit to the number of volunteers
  3. ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator
    • one position is available
    • term last for two years, beginning after the conference in May (attendance at the conference is not required)
    • should be a student interested in art librarianship or new professional (no more than 5 years in the field)
    • those interested will write a brief statement (as a comment posted here) detailing why they are a good candidate for the position and what they would contribute to ArLiSNAP as a Co-Moderator
    • for more information, take a look at last year’s election, or contact ArLiSNAP’s current co-moderators, Rebecca Cooper or Megan Macken

DEADLINE ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program Workshop

The deadline for registration for the ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program  & Workshop is Monday March 31. Please see below for more information.

The  ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee invites members to apply for  the year-long Mentoring Program, to commence at the annual conference in  Denver. In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form is required; it can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/afa/pdc/mentoringform.htm

Please note: Attendance at the free Mentoring Program workshop, scheduled for Fri. May 2, 8-12 a.m., is mandatory for participation in the year-long program. Workshop facilitators Heidi Hass and Tony White will work with mentor/mentee pairs to define responsibilities, refine expectations and goals, and set the groundwork for a successful mentoring relationship.

The Conference Mentoring Program is separate from the Mentoring Workshop and Pilot Program, and will take  place as usual. Alba Fernandez-Keys will announce the Conference Mentoring Program on ARLIS-L. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Heidi Hass & Tony White

Co-Facilitators, Mentoring Program Workshop

V. Heidi Hass
Head of the Reference Collection
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.New York, NY  10016-3403
TEL: 212 590-0381 FAX: 212-768-5681
NET: vhhass@themorgan.org

Tony White, MLS, MFA
Head, Fine Arts Library
1201 E. 7th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
antmwhit@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5743 or fax (812) 855-3443

Exhibits Hall Volunteers

Hello everyone!

I am looking for volunteers to help out in the Exhibits Hall at the ARLIS/NA conference in Denver.  Please take some time to volunteer and help out during the Exhibit Hall set-up hours, open hours, or lunch breaks during Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

For further information about the Exhibits Hall:  http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/exhibitors.htm

Please contact me off-list if you are interested.

Thanks,
Eumie Imm-Stroukoff
Exhibits Coordinator

Eumie Imm-Stroukoff
Librarian and Assistant Director, Research Center
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
eumie at okeeffemuseum dot org
Telephone:  505-946-1011
Fax:  505-946-1093

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ARLIS/NA Chapter Travel Awards

This post will be updated as more chapter awards are announced.

ARLIS/TWIN CITIES 2008 TRAVEL AWARD

I am pleased to announce the availability of the ARLIS/Twin Cities 2008 Travel Award for attendance at this year’s conference in Denver, CO, May 1-5, 2008. The deadline for application is February 22, 2008. You must be a current member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/Twin Cities to be eligible. For complete instructions and eligibility requirements please go to the chapter website at : http://www.arthist.umn.edu/slides/ARLIS/index.html and click on the Travel Award link at the bottom of the page.

Mail your application to Kay Streng (kay_streng at mcad.edu) and Janice Lurie (jlurie at artsmia.org) no later than February 22, 2008. The award recipient will be informed no later than Friday, March 7, 2008.

WILLIAM C. BUNCE / ARLIS MIDSTATES TRAVEL AWARD
The ARLIS/Midstates chapter is pleased to offer its annual Travel award of $500 for the Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Denver, Colorado, May 1-5. The award is given in honor of William C. Bunce who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999.

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of the William C. Bunce/ ARLIS Midstates Travel Award is to support a chapter members professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Only ARLIS/Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of the international organization and regional chapter is available at the:

ARLIS/NA Website
ARLIS Midstates Website

It is expected that the award will be made annually. The award will not be made however, if the chapter does not have sufficient funds and/or no applicants. Instead, any available funds will be rolled over for award the following year.

2. AWARD CRITERIA:
The Travel Award will be granted based on ARLIS/NA and chapter affiliation and on one or more of the following criteria. All criteria need not be met for the Travel Award to be granted.
a. Financial need
b. Level of chapter participation
c. First-time attendance
d. Contribution to the conference, e.g. speaker, moderator, recorder, committee member, and/or participation in the chapter business meeting.

3. APPLICATION:
a. Submit a letter of application indicating relevant award criteria, and how you will benefit from attending the conference.
b. Indicate level of funding from your institution.
c. Include a current resume.

Applications may be sent via email to Eileen Fry at fryp at indiana.edu,

OR by U.S. mail to

Eileen Fry
Henry R. Hope School of Fine Arts Visual Resources Center
FA 002
Bloomington, IN 47405

4. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
The deadline for application is February 6, 2008. Recipients will be notified the following week. Award recipients are not eligible to apply again for three years. After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development activities. For additional information please contact the ARLIS/Midstates Chapter Chair, Annette Haines at ahaines at umich.edu , or the Travel Award Ad Hoc Committee Chair, Eileen Fry at fryp at indiana.edu

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently inviting applicants for its annual Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award. The award honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg. This year $400 will be awarded to support and encourage involvement in ARLIS activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the 2008 ARLIS National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Letters of applications are due by Friday, February 22nd 2008 and the winners will be notified by Monday, March 3rd 2008.

Eligibility:

1.)Membership. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter [Note: Southern CA membership forms and checks can be sent along with the award application. For a copy of the chapter’s membership form see http://www.arlis-sc.org/membership.html].

2.) Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered (We strongly encourage folks who do not receive full funding to apply) .

3) Eligible applicants include Judith A. Hoffberg as well as current board members (as voted on by the membership at the Cerritos meeting on March 29, 2006).

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:

1.) Are attending the ARLIS National Conference for the first time, and/or

2.) Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions of the award:

1.) Award winner must commit to some level of conference participation such as workshop attendee, speaker, recorder, local arrangements volunteer, etc.

2.) Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in the Chapter newsletter, Canvas. This report will include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to his/her professional development.

To apply for the awards:

Please email or mail a letter of application to Skye Lacerte, Chair of the Travel Awards Committee by Friday, February 22nd 2008, briefly outlining your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you will be receiving from your institution (please limit information to a maximum of 2 pages). Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. The travel awards will be presented to the winners at the ARLIS/SC Chapter meeting in Denver (date and place to be determined).

Skye Lacerte Processing Archivist MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 250 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 tel 213/621-1783 fax 213/620-8674 slacerte at moca.org

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently inviting applicants for the Student Travel Award. This year $400 will be awarded to support and encourage involvement in ARLIS activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the 2008 ARLIS National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Letters of applications are due by Friday, February 22nd 2008 and the winners will be notified by Monday, March 3rd 2008.

Eligibility:

1.)Membership. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter [Note: Southern CA membership forms can be sent along with the award application – membership is free to students! For a copy of the chapter’s membership form see http://www.arlis-sc.org/membership.html].

2.) Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered (We strongly encourage folks who do not receive full funding to apply).

3) Eligible applicants include students registered in the MLIS program at UCLA and the MLIS programs at SJSU San Jose/CSU Fullerton.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:

1.) Are attending the ARLIS National Conference for the first time, and/or

2.) Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions of the award:

1.) Award winner must commit to attending the Chapter meeting at the conference.

2.) Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in the Chapter newsletter, Canvas. This report will include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to his/her professional development.

To apply for the awards:

Please email or mail a letter of application to Skye Lacerte, Chair of the Travel Awards Committee by Friday, February 22nd 2008, briefly outlining your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you will be receiving from your institution (please limit information to a maximum of 2 pages). Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. The travel awards will be presented to the winners at the ARLIS/SC Chapter meeting in Denver (date and place to be determined).

Skye Lacerte
Processing Archivist
MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel 213/621-1783 fax 213/620-8674
slacerte at moca.org

ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program

As you register for the upcoming conference, please take a moment to consider participating in the ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program!

The Mentor Program registration form is now active and can be found at:

http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/confmentor_form.htm

Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate in the Denver Conference Mentor Program. If you are attending your first conference and are just beginning to develop your ARLIS network, the Mentor Program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in the Society on a personal level.

Those requesting mentors will be matched with those volunteering to serve as mentors by the Program Coordinator, based on information drawn from the application form. Both mentors and their newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Mentors are expected to contact their mentees prior to the conference, meet with their mentee the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, give conference-attending tips, and introduce their mentee to new colleagues whenever possible during the conference.

Please note that the Denver Conference Mentor Program is separate from the year-long mentoring program and workshop.

Please fill out the form available on the volunteer section of the conference website before April 16th. For any questions, please contact Alba Fernendez-Keys, Mentor Program Coordinator at afernandez-keys@imamuseum.org .

Volunteers needed for Denver Conference Tech Kiosk

We’ve discussed it on here previously, but for those that missed it, I’m coordinating a new kind of program at the ARLIS conference in Denver… and I need your help!

The “Tech Kiosk” offers an opportunity for ARLIS members who haven’t had much exposure to Web 2.0 tools to get some hands-on experience. The Tech Kiosk will be located inside the exhibits hall, and is intended to allow conference goers to step up and try their hand at setting up a blog, a del.icio.us account, a flickr account, and more! The idea is to provide an opportunity for folks to try out these tools in a way that is casual and comfortable, and to let them walk away with experience (and an account) that they can continue to use after the conference!

So… where do you come in? If you’re well-versed in the basics of these kinds of Web 2.0 tools, and if you’re interested in helping your colleagues connect with the ways in which these tools can benefit art libraries, I’d love your help! We’ll need two “staffers” at the table from 8:45am to 12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday (May 3 & 4, 2008). I’m planning to have some basic “training” materials, as well as some common resources that everyone can use/point to when staffing the kiosk, so you’ll have plenty of guidance.

More details will follow, but if you’re interested, please email me (rebeccacooper AT gmail DOT com) and let me know the following:

1) What day/times you’re available (I’d prefer shifts of 2 hours)

2) Which technologies you’d feel most comfortable showing someone

Questions are also most welcome…

A side note: I’d love to staff the kiosk with ArLiSNAP folks, because I think this could be a great way of connecting new professionals with seasoned ARLIS/NA members. But everyone is welcome!

Merrill Wadsworth Smith Travel Award in Architecture

Funded for the first time this year and anonymously in honor of the late Merrill Wadsworth Smith. Merrill was an active member of ARLIS/NA serving as its President in 1991, and was the Associate Head Librarian of the Rotch Architecture Library at MIT.

The Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture will be unveiled at the 2008 Denver Conference and given to ARLIS/NA members who are actively, but not necessarily exclusively, involved with the field of architecture in visual and/or print collections including librarians,
visual resources curators, archivists, and students.

This is a wonderful gift to ARLIS/NA that will help us memorialize an honorable member and recognize those who epitomize the best of our profession.

The deadline for applications and nominations for the Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture is February 15th, 2008. Please find more information – http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html

Questions? Please contact Travel Awards Committee Chair, Jennifer Parker, jennifer.parker@colorado.edu.