Pasadena 2013 Post-Conference Evaluation

Welcome back, everyone! For those who made it to Pasadena, hope you all had uneventful travel home and are back in the swing of things.

Via ARLIS-L and next year’s conference planners: the Pasadena Post-Conference Evaluation is available through tomorrow, May 10. Share your thoughts on this year’s conference scheduling, session content, workshops and tours, and any suggestions for next year’s meeting!

Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Pasadena2013Evaluation

We also had some great feedback and discussion at the ArLiSNAP meeting during the conference; I’ll be posting those minutes and revisiting that discussion via the blog in the very near future, so stay tuned!

 

Seeking Fashion Photographer(s) for the ARLIS/NA Conference!

Are you a fashion blogger or photographer, or have always wanted to give it a try? Do you have an appreciation for librarian style in particular? Will you be at the 2013 ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena?

If you answered “yes” to these, consider volunteering as an ARLIS correspondent to Librarian Wardrobe!

Our own Heather Koopmans has discussed the idea with the contributors at LW, and would like to find 1-2 individuals who are willing to help spread the word of ARLISian style. You must be:

  • planning to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena
  • willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
  • comfortable with approaching ARLIS attendees to obtain their photo and a few other necessary details (no candid pics)
  • able to collect at least five photos at the conference

If you’re interested, please contact Heather at hkoopman (at) scad (dot) edu, and she’ll put you in touch with Librarian Wardrobe.

Thanks for considering!

Agenda for 26 April Annual Meeting in Pasadena

Going to ArLiS/NA Pasadena?  Meet us there!  April 26th at 12:30 PM

What will we be discussing?

  • The connection between student groups, local groups and ArLiSNAP and ascertaining how ArLiSNAP and ArLiS at large may be of use to these groups

  • Are there other ways to connect to ArLiSNAP members for discussion such as twitter, skype, etc?

  • What needs are being unfulfilled by the blog, content-wise, and the solicitation of volunteers to submit more content to the site such as guest post about their current projects

  • Talk about how we are looking for new liaisons: chapter & student especially

  • Suggestions about specific projects that liaisons might wish to implement and reaffirmation that the current liaison positions fulfill the needs of ArLiSNAP members

  • Planned changes to the ArLiSNAP blog and soliciting assistance with content migration and implementing a consistent tagging system

  • How to create diversity within the field and attract new voices to the profession

  • Suggestions for bars to go to after El Chollo

Have any more suggestions? Please let us know!

Help ArLiSNAP! Volunteer! Make buttons!

Getting geared up for the conference? Want to help out in a fun and very easy way?

ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Membership Committee are seeking volunteers to staff our table in the exhibits hall on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. ArLiSNAP will be hosting a make-your-own-buttons booth for donations, and the Membership committee will have ARLIS informational handouts at the ready. For a student or first-time attendee, this can be a great opportunity to take a break from the conference and meet and greet passersby.

Interested? View a list of timeslots on the ARLIS/NA Membership site, then drop a comment here or an email to me (sgrimm@uscb.edu) with your preferences.

Bring Your Own Conference (BYOC) to Pasadena

Have you heard?  ARLIS/NA is instituting an unconference at Pasadena.

We invite you to attend the Bring Your Own Conference (BYOC) session on Sunday April 28, 2013 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
Join organizers and colleagues to determine the program topics and break into small groups for discussion and presentations.  This is an opportunity to extend conversations with your colleagues, hash out problems that have been on our mind, and propose solutions.  If you’ve attended an inspiring panel or SIG, then bring your ideas to the unconference to continue the discussion.  This is also a great place to talk about any projects your are currently working on in your graduate program.
Never attended an unconference before?  No problem!  In a nutshell, unconferences are flexibly designed to allow all participants to contribute their expertise.  The topics won’t be selected ahead of time (although we are gathering ideas on a collaborative Google Doc), and discussion rather than traditional lecture will be the order of the day.  Ideas proposed thus far are “Marketing Show and Tell,” “Apps Discussion,” “Wikipedia Takeover by Art Librarians,” and ” Interactive Tools in the Classroom.”
Please review information at the session wiki and add the session to your Sched. If you aren’t attending in person, follow along virtually with the Twitter hashtag #arlisbyoc13.
Contact Sarah Carter or Jill Luedke with specific questions or suggestions.

Still time to sign up for the Conference Networking Program!

If you are attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference you probably have questions about making the most of the conference or developing your professional network. The Conference Networking Program provides conference newbies with a more 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 your profession at a personal level. Conference veterans are expected to contact their newbie prior to the conference, meet with them once arriving at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the organization, give conference-attending tips, and introduce new members to others at any events to help that person build his or her own network within the organization. The estimated time commitment is a couple hours, spread over the course of the conference.

Those requesting Conference Networking partners will be matched based on the information drawn from the registration form by coordinators from the Professional Development Committee. Both veterans and newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Prerequisites to be a veteran are to have attended one or more recent ARLIS conference and be reasonably well acquainted with the organization. The only prerequisite for newcomers is to be a first or second time conference attendee.

This is a fun and collegial program that has had much success and positive feedback. Both partners have found the program greatly enhances their conference experience.

Please submit the registration form by April 15: http://goo.gl/2im6U

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Portis, mportis@pratt.edu.

Reminder: Lunchtime chat today!

Happy Friday, arlisnappers!

Be sure to join us at 2pm EST/11am PST at http://arlisna.speeqe.com/ for today’s ARLIS/NA lunchtime chat, “Preparing for Pasadena.”

“Please join us for an informal and informative discussion about the ARLIS/NA community and our upcoming conference! Learn more about fun things to do in Pasadena, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS/NA. This pre-conference Lunchtime Chat with Cathy Billings and Sarah Sherman (Program Co-Chairs) and Alyssa Resnick and Lynda Bunting (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!
Join us at http://arlisna.speeqe.com/. There is no need to pre-register – simply head to this URL when the chat is about to begin.  When you enter the chatroom, type in /nick [Your Name]  to change the generic, assigned nickname to your actual name.
Chats are free and anyone may attend. Sharing and discussion are encouraged during this interactive event, so bring your questions and ideas! (Chats are text-based, similar to having an IM conversation – no audio involved).”

ArLiSNAP and PDC will also be sponsoring a Twitter #libchat in the coming weeks for any follow-up conference questions or concerns, so keep an eye out here for that!

Reminder: register now for early-bird conference pricing!

Pasadena 2013 looms ever nearer! Register by the end of this Wednesday, April 3 to take advantage of early-bird pricing. For all of you new professionals who no longer have that cushy student discount to take advantage of, this can mean some pretty significant savings.

Student registration pricing remains the same, but if you’re hoping to attend a workshop, those go open to the public on April 4, so you’ll want to get your name on those lists as quickly as possible.

Still undecided about the conference? Why not take a look at the online program to see the many amazing presentations, panels, workshops, and tours being offered?

Need a roommate? Check #arlis2013roomies on twitter or ping the arlis-l listserv!

Overwhelmed by it all? Give the Conference Survival Guide a look.