University of Iowa Libraries' cARTalog

Feeling nostalgic? Check out cARTalog! The cARTalog grows from the empty drawers of the University of Iowa Libraries’ main card catalog, which was retired in 2004. A small community of library staff—motivated by both nostalgia and library subculture– has come together to give the card catalog cards themselves a rebirth, in order to celebrate the […]

10 Questions to ask your new employees…

There’s a great post on Library Garden that lists 10 questions that managers should ask new hires.  I love the spirit of this post, because it suggests that managers should be open to the fresh perspective of a new employee, and should take his/her observations as an opportunity for improvement.  I imagine that if my […]

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: Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate […]

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 […]


Are you interested in a career in art and design librarianship? ARLIS/UK & Ireland are taking bookings for the following event: TAKING THE PLUNGE 2008 : ART LIBRARIANSHIP AS A CAREER OPTION  ARLIS/UK & Ireland Students and Trainees Event Who:  Students, trainees, library assistants and anyone interested in a career in art librarianship. When:  Saturday […]

RSS Feedss of Saved Searches at

Rachel at the Liminal Librarian writes, I’m pleased to announce improvements to the combined library jobs database at Job Postings on the Internet. For job seekers: You can now save searches as RSS feeds! Only interested in jobs in Illinois, reference positions, or those that mention Web 2.0? Do a search and click “Save […]

Student-designed ARLIS/ANZ Website Prototype Chosen

Since September of this year, the ARLIS/ANZ President’s blog detailed the exciting process of choosing a new website designed by Communication Design students at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. In September President Ellen Thompson reported that students were, “looking at ways to incorporate blogging, wiki and forum technology into the Arlis/ANZ site […]