Join ArLiSNAP at the 2018 ARLIS Winter Conference!

The ARLIS 2018 Winter Conference will be held in New York City from February 25-March 1. Registration for the conference is now open, and we hope that you’ll consider attending one of ArLiSNAP’s events while you’re in town.

Attend our Annual Meeting
Sunday February 25 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm

At our annual meeting we will discuss what ArLiSNAP has been up to in the last year and our plans for 2018. Let us know what kind of content and information you hope to see in the next year and hear about upcoming opportunities to volunteer and participate in our community.

ArLiSNAP Night Out!
Tuesday, February 27 | 7:30pm

Join ArLiSNAP at The Stag’s Head on Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:30 PM. Our night out is an opportunity to meet other students and new professionals from around the country to talk about our conference experiences. The pub is just a short walk from the conference, at 252 E 51st St, and we hope to see many of you there!

Register for our Workshop
Thursday, March 1 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Attend ArLiSNAP’s career development workshop featuring a career advice panel hosted by our co-moderator Breanne Crumpton. Get tips on writing the perfect cover letter and receive expert and peer critiques on your resume. In our final panel, learn more about the academic publishing industry and how to get started as an author.

The workshop is free! Read more about our speakers and activities here.

 

Questions about ArLiSNAP’s events at the winter conference? Email our conference liaison at michelle.wilson(at)rutgers.edu

Michelle Wilson
ArLiSNAP Conference Liaison

ARLIS/NA Conference to be held in Montréal in 2021!

ARLIS/NA Conference in Montréal, Canada in 2021

Original post by Jessica Herbert, ARLIS/NA MOQ, Nov 20, 2017. See full post here

In 2021, we invite you to discover Montréal: one of the largest French speaking cities in the world, a UNESCO city of Design, a festival town, a food lover’s paradise, an art metropolis, a technology hub. The Montréal-Ottawa-Québec (MOQ) chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America proposes to host the 2021 ARLIS/NA conference in Montréal in late March 2021, to allow for milder winter temperatures.

Why Montréal? Over the last decade, the downtown core has benefited from a significant Quartier des spectacles revitalization project, which links together public spaces, the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, concert halls, theatres, galleries and restaurants in a dynamic and accessible setting. Art and design are intertwined in the daily life of the city, with hundreds of public artworks. Our proposed timing for the conference would provide a particularly intriguing opportunity to experience art’s role in this city’s civic life, as it would coincide with the annual Art Souterrain festival which features hundreds of public art exhibits in Montréal’s underground city.

For the 2021 conference, we propose a theme centering around the idea of convergence. The city of Montréal itself is a site of convergence, as a place where both French and English are commonly spoken, different languages and cultures come together, and a blend of old and new is manifested in its history, architecture and integration of technologies. This theme also reflects the nature of ARLIS/NA and the MOQ chapter, which are composed of members from a variety of different backgrounds, working in small and large institutions, including public libraries, academic institutions, museums as well as many independent professionals and students. The theme of convergence can be expanded to explore the relationship between professional practice with community and arts organizations like art hives and fablabs. It can also focus on the convergence of new technologies, such as 3D printers, virtual reality, and digital artists’ books and how they have become integrated into the practice of librarianship.

Since the ARLIS/NA conference was last held in Montréal in 1995, with the theme of Art and the Francophone World, the city has continued to evolve, particularly in the arts and cultural sector. We will provide an itinerary that will allow attendees to revisit some historical highlights of the city, while learning about newer initiatives and cultural institutions that have developed over the past twenty years, including organisations with a focus on digital technologies, such as the Société des arts technologiques and the Phi Centre.

 

 

Join us in La belle province in 2021!

 

On behalf of the Montréal-Ottawa-Québec chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Register for our Fall 2017 Virtual Conference!

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are pleased to announce our 2017 Fall Virtual Conference: Critical Librarianship in the Arts. The conference will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017.

To register for this free event, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6211153665740783363. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

As defined on critlib.org, critical librarianship is “a movement of library workers dedicated to bringing social justice principles into our work in libraries.” We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian of Maryland Institute, College of Art, who will be be speaking on what critical librarianship means to her in a keynote address:

Art is Information (and neither are neutral).

Our keynote lecture will be followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals discussing projects with a focus on Critical Librarianship. Our speaker panel will include:

Arielle Lavigne, University of Washington
“Processing Protests in the Pacific Northwest – Technically and Emotionally”

Following the Women’s March on Seattle, archivists at the University of Washington solicited donations of images from the Women’s March, and from the seemingly continuous stream of marches, protests, and rallies that have followed it. This presentation addresses questions the archive has been dealing with as they collect and process these collections, discusses the resources relied on in attempting to develop controlled vocabulary that was explicitly anti-racist and feminist, and shares some of the images that are most illustrative of the difficulties they experienced.

Marianne R. Williams, University of Arkansas
“X Degrees of Separation: Exploring Visual Literacy through Google’s Experimental Search Strategies”

Google Arts and Culture has launched a series of online experiments using machine learning techniques that analyze the aesthetic elements of artworks and allow for the browsing of huge amounts of visual information. How can a tool like this be used in curatorial practice or visual research, and what issues or problems might arise? 

Haylee Freeman, UCLA
“The Writing on the Wall: An Inspection of Graffiti Terminology and Bias in Controlled Vocabularies”

Technological tools and systems used and created within libraries, archives, and museums are often thought of as insignificant and neutral, and yet the systems are often sites where bias is both reflected and reinforced. Despite the continual development of the Getty’s Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) this presentation highlights the failure of the AAT in representing, in depth, underrepresented art forms. This presentation expands, illustrating how critical race theory can be utilized as a framework that identifies the underrepresentation of graffiti in the AAT as racial bias.

Mari Khasmanyan, UC Santa Barbara
“On Mission: Forging Community Through San Francisco’s Chicano Print Collections”

San Francisco’s iconic Mission Gráfica and La Raza Graphics print collections were a major addition to the world-class Chicana/o Latino graphic print holdings of the UC Santa Barbara’s California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives. Challenges in acquiring, preserving, processing, and providing culturally relevant physical and digital access yield insights into understanding the Chicano/Latino visual arts movement.

Only current ARLIS/NA and VRA members may attend this event. Additional access approvals may be made on a case-by-case basis. Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org.

Michelle Wilson, ArLiSNAP Conference Liaison

Call for Proposals: Southeast Annual Conference in Savannah, GA – DUE 9/15

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is accepting proposals for presentations and lightning rounds for the 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held in Savannah Georgia from November 15-17. The lightning rounds are particularly great opportunities for students and young professionals to present their work and gain valuable conference experience. 

Lightning Round Proposals

Lightning rounds are meant as a way to share a topic or innovative idea in a fast and concise yet comprehensive visual presentation. Each round will follow the PechaKucha Lightning Talk format of no more than 20 slides, timed at 20 seconds apiece. Topics should reflect an area of interest within art libraries, such as: assessment, collections, digital scholarship, instruction, outreach, or spaces.

Eligibility :
Currently enrolled students in a MLIS, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Design Arts, ArtHistory, or related graduate program
New professionals in one of the aforementioned fields (under 5 years post-degree)
Proposals should contain a title and short description of the presentation you would give, as well as your name, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if any), and whether you are designated as a student or young professional.

Please submit proposals for moderated PechaKucha Lightning Round presentations to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

Presentation Proposals (20 minutes + Q&A)

Presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following topics and themes:

  • Assessment: Assessment Plans, Performance Funding Metrics, Altmetrics
  • Collections: Archives, Special Collections, Open Educational Resources, Collection Development
  • Digital Scholarship: Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Resources, Metadata, Scholarly
  • Communication, Institutional Repositories, Asset Management
  • Instruction: Information Literacy, ACRL Frameworks, Curriculum Development, Embedded Librarianship, Instructional Technology, Professional Development
  • Outreach: Marketing, Promotion, Institutional Partnerships, Subject Liaisons,
  • Programming Spaces: Makerspaces, Renovations, New Construction, Learning Labs

Proposals should contain a title and short description of the presentation you would give, as well as your name, phone number, email address, and institutional affiliation (if any).

Please submit presentation proposals to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

For more information about this conference and the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter, visit http://southeast.arlisna.org/ 

Proposal guidelines above are copied from a message from the Southeast Chapter’s 2017 Program Planning Committee, who is comprised of:
Patricia Gimenez, Chair
Katy Parker
Leah Sherman
Teresa Burk
Marissa Mozek
Heather Koopmans

Call for Proposals: Architectural Records Section at SAA 2017

The Architectual Records Section Steering Committee is seeking presentation proposals for our meeting at SAA 2017 in Portland, Oregon. We are setting aside time for a PechaKucha variety hour. If you would like to submit a proposal (e.g. a topic, initiative, problem, question, or program that you are working on or thinking about), please fill out this brief Google form by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We will be following up with proposal author shortly after the deadline.
The PechaKucha presentation format was developed by associates of Klein Dytham architecture. According to the PechaKucha website, “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.” (http://www.pechakucha.org/faq)
Link to the form:

https://goo.gl/forms/kbWMrebivOO0XJY03

Demystifying the CFP: join the #ARLIS2018 conference proposal webinar this Monday (4/17)!

Curious about the ARLIS/NA CFP process and looking for guidance?

Coming up Monday, April 17 at 1:00PM CDT / 2:00pm EDT: Demystifying the CFP: How to Propose a Conference Session. Lindsay King and Dan Lipcan, Program Co-Chairs for the ARLIS/NA 2018 conference to be held in New York City from February 25-March 1, will host this webinar to discuss the proposal process and answer any questions you might have about how the program will be crafted.

Topics to be addressed will include the submission form, proposal types, the blind peer review process, the Program Committee’s approach to how submissions will be judged, and the program planning timeline. There will be plenty of time for questions.

The proposal submission deadline for papers, sessions, and workshops is Monday, May 1, 2018, and the form may be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/newyork2018/submissions/openconf.php.

This webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal after the webinar.

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9141802949699356419

Opportunity: Kress Scholarship deadline extended

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are excited that for SEI 2017, which will be held June 6-9, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, they are able to provide the following scholarship. For more information about our instructors, curriculum, and to REGISTER, visit: https://seiworkshop.org

LOGISTICS for the APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships. Recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals.
  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 24, 2017.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on their studies or their careers.
  • All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff. More information is also available here.
  • Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2017 to the SEI Co-Chairs, emails listed below.
  • Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 10, 2017.
  • Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.

Here’s what two attendees said about last year’s SEI:

Heather Slania, National Museum of Women in the Arts
“At SEI, I developed an informal network of people I feel like I can follow up with on any sort of project, not just digital projects, if I need help in the future.”

Luiza Wainer, MLIS Student, University of Washington
“The courses offered provided me with a greater sense of the multitude of factors a visual resources librarian needs to consider in their day-to-day activities.”

We hope to see you there!

Jesse Henderson, SEI 2017 Co-Chair (jesse.henderson@wisc.edu)
Nicole Finzer, SEI 2017 Co-Chair (n-finzer@northwestern.edu)

VRAF Workshop on Visual Literacy

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy, to be held on February 22, 2017. This workshop will be hosted by the International Center for Photography in conjunction with the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” and is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn is one of four workshops being offered in the second year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions. 

As our culture moves from an oral tradition to a visual one, strong visual literacy skills will be increasingly essential to interpreting the information around us. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will provide participants with critical looking skills, as well as tools and techniques for enhancing the visual literacy of others. Part one of this workshop will be held at the International Center for Photography Museum, exploring visual literacy through objects in the exhibit “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.” The afternoon session will be hosted at the International Center for Photography School. Through a variety of interactive exercises, this session will explore more advanced visual literacy concepts, and examine how participants might apply their new skills to their own work and institutions.

Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will be taught by Nicole E. Brown, the Multidisciplinary Instruction Library at New York University. Nicole’s research interests include innovative teaching practices and incorporating new literacies into teaching and learning environments. As a member of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, she works to promote the integration of visual literacy into library instruction, and co-wrote Visual Literacy for Libraries, an ALA Editions book co-written with the three members of the Visual Literacy Task Force. 

The fee for this day-long workshop is $125.  To learn more about the workshop, and to register, please visit http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/regional_workshops/visual_literacy_at_the_international_center_of_photography/

If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director,bwhitlow@wustl.edu. For questions about the International Center for Photography venue, please contact Paul Rogers, Director of Public Programming and Content at ICP, PRogers@icp.org.

2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

Applications Due: November 21, 2016

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2017 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $500 award encourages active involvement of a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter in the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference held in New Orleans, February 5-9, 2017. 

The award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas, by underwriting participation of members of the Texas-Mexico Chapter at the ARLIS/NA annual meeting.

The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees. To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding. Previous winners are eligible. Applicant must be a member in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/Texas-Mexico.

A description of the award, application procedure, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website:

http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 21, 2016. The award committee will announce the winner on Friday, December 2, 2016. Direct all inquiries to the 2017 award committee chair: Helen Lueders (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2017 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s winner, Sarah Long.

Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might qualify and benefit from attending the conference in February!

Submitted by Helen Lueders, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee

Reminder: ARLIS/NA Conference Deadlines Coming Up!

Two major deadlines for the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans are coming up within the next week!

Travel awards:

Applications for travel awards, three of which are specifically allocated for student travel! All travel award applications are due Monday, October 31, and current membership in ARLIS/NA is only required for one of the student awards. For more information, check out the Conference Award Travel page of the ARLIS/NA website and find application form here.

New Voices in the Profession:

The New Voices in the Profession session of the ARLIS/NA annual conference is always a great opportunity for students and new professionals to present their work and get some conference experience while engaging with the larger ARLIS/NA community. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017 conference in New Orleans is this Friday, October 28!

Details from the Professional Development Committee:

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2017 ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans are now being accepted!

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art Librarianship, but could also pertain to digital library projects, visual resources, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme of collaboration and diversity, “Arts du Monde,” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Ian McDermott, imcdermott (at) lagcc.cuny.edu by October 28, 2016:

Presentation title

Presentation abstract (250 words)

Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address