Category Archives: ARLIS/NA Chapter Meetings

ARLIS Northwest Chapter Meeting: April 29, 2 pm PST

The Northwest Chapter executive is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting, kindly hosted by Vice-Chair/Chair Elect Sara Ellis via Zoom. The Chapter business meeting will take place in the fall, so this is an informal chance to catch up with your colleagues across the region.

Topic: ARLIS Northwest Chapter Virtual Meeting
Time: Apr 29, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2019 Fall Chapter Meeting in Seattle

The ARLIS/NA NW and VRA-PRC Fall 2019 Meeting will take place on Friday, November 8th at the Allen Library, University of Washington from 8:00am-4:00pm.


8-8:45: Coffee and pastries at Starbucks

9-9:45: Convene in Allen Auditorium – History of UW Presentation by Alan Michelson and Joshua Polansky

9:45-11:15: Chapter Meeting

11:45-1: Lunch at Off the Rez Cafe

1:30-2:30: Conversation with Ashley Verplank McClelland at the Burke Museum

2:30-4: View exhibitions in the Burke Museum

For full details and registration, visit

ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Fall Meeting, October 11

ARLIS/NA New England will hold their fall meeting at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT on Friday, October 11th from 10am-5pm. For more details, check out the meeting agenda.

The Chapter is excited that their meeting coincides with a Turner exhibition curated by the Tate! Mystic Seaport Museum is the only American venue for it and if you join Chapter meeting, you can see it for free.

Aren’t able to attend? The Chapter is also holding a Zoom meeting from 10:30am-12pm of their business meeting followed by a brainstorming session for the annual conference proposal in Providence 2024.

The New England Chapter is encouraging all new members to fill out a round robin update form by Friday, October 4th, whether you’re able to attend the meeting virtually or in person. The responses will be made available to Chapter members and common trends will be summarized at the fall meeting.

Attendees (virtual or in-person) are asked to RSVP by Monday, October 7th.

Joint Fall Meeting – Ohio Valley Chapter and Great Lakes VRA Chapter on October 25

The ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter will be holding a joint meeting with the VRA Great Lakes Chapter at Oberlin College on October 25, 2019. The registration deadline is October 18th.

Call for Lightning Round Presentations!

Lightning Round Presentations are open to both ARLIS/OV and VRA chapter members. To submit a proposal, fill out the Lightning Round Presentation Proposal Form by October 18th with a 5-minute presentation proposal. The Chapter intends these presentations to be casual, with or without slides, and could simply be an update of what you’re doing at your library.

For full meeting details, visit the Chapter’s website.

Texas-Mexico Chapter Fall Meeting, October 18-20, in Houston

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter fall meeting will be held in Houston, Texas, October 18 – 20, 2019! This year’s conference will provide opportunities for chapter members to visit Houston museums and libraries and catch up with fellow TXMX colleagues. The weekend’s tours and activities will be centered in the vibrant and diverse Houston Museum District.

The Chapter is planning a welcome reception where students and new professionals will have an opportunity to forge professional connections.


Registration is open through October 4th with student rates as low as $30! The Texas-Mexico Chapter hopes to encourage burgeoning art information professionals’ network and growth.
Visit the EventBrite page to register: 2019 Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting EventBrite Registration

For details on accommodations and a preliminary schedule, visit the TXMX Chapter page.

Save the Date – Northern California Chapter’s Fall Meeting, November 1

Attention Californians! The next ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, on the University of California campus. This meeting marks the first time their Chapter will meet jointly with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. This all-day meeting will include a tour of the Art History/Classics Library, a no-host lunch at the Faculty Club, and a guided tour of the Phoebe Hearst Anthropology Museum ($10 fee per person). Mark your calendar, and registration details will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Tour of the Art History/Classics Library, Doe Library (Lynn Cunningham, Art Librarian)

Northern California Chapter Business Meeting

Joint luncheon with Special Libraries Association at the Men’s Faculty Club (designed by architect Bernard Maybeck)

Tour of Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology led by
Research Anthropologist Ira Jacknis

Explore the Berkeley campus on your own.

Midstates Chapter Fall Meeting, October 4-5 (Free for students!)

The ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Fall 2019 meeting will be held at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Friday, October 4. The $20.00 meeting fee is waived for students. To register, visit the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter website:

Friday, October 4

8:30 – 9:00am, Breakfast, Welcome, and Introductions
deSalle Auditorium, Cranbrook Art Museum

9:00 – 10:15am
Business Meeting

10:15 – 10:30am

10:30 – 11:30am

11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch at Reflections Cafe, Cranbrook Institute of Science

1:00 – 2:00pm
Professional topic discussion (stay tuned for an opportunity to select the topic)

2:30 – 4:30pm
Guided Cranbrook Walking Tour: (extra cost of $30)

2:30pm Meet Center Staff at Cranbrook Art Museum
2:45pm Historic Cranbrook Campus walking tour
3:15pm Saarinen House tour
4:10pm Return to Cranbrook Art Museum, admission included in tour price

Optional Evening Activities:
6:00-7:30pm Claire Bishop lecture, deSalle Auditorium in the Cranbrook Art Museum.

The Cranbrook Institute of Science is open until 10:00pm on Friday evenings. Admission after 5:00pm is free on the first Friday of each month (underwritten by MASCO Corporation Foundation). All of the galleries will be open. Planetarium shows are $5.00 each and last approximately 45 minutes. Friday showing times: 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm. and 9:00pm. Observatory is open 8:30-10:00pm, weather permitting.

Saturday, October 5

9am Meet for breakfast/coffee followed by DIY tours

Saturday will be a “Day in Detroit”. Indicate your interests on the registration form and the Midstates Chapter will facilitate informal group tours of Detroit. Potential sites include the DIA, MOCAD, Riverfront Walk and Eastern Market, Detroit Walking Tour, Public Art (e.g., Heidelberg Project, Street Art, Belle Isle, etc.).

ARLIS Midstates Chapter Announcement/CFP for students

Have you recently completed research on a topic related to art librarianship, including museums, visual resources, special collections, teaching and learning,  outreach and audience engagement, or digital stewardship? 

Would you like to share your research and findings with the ARLIS/NA Midstates and gain valuable presentation experience?

The ARLIS/NA Midstates chapter is currently soliciting student proposals for brief presentations to take place at the Fall business meeting, which will be held at the Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, MI on Friday October 4th. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes long and include some sort of visual component, e.g. slides. 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email Autumn Wetli at with your name, institutional affiliation, and a short abstract. Proposals are due by the end of Saturday August 31st, 2019. 

Not into presenting, but still interested in attending? Join us! 

Participating in Midstates is a great way to learn about art librarianship, meet wonderful people, and learn about regional art institutions and museums. Chapter membership is not required to attend.


The fall business meeting will take place at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, one of the nation’s top-ranked schools devoted exclusively to graduate education in art, architecture, craft, and design. The 19-acre campus is located just outside of Detroit, Michigan, and was designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. The sculpture-filled campus of landscaped courtyards and thoughtfully-constructed buildings is set against woods, lakes, and streams.


Friday, October 4 will include a business meeting, presentations, a facilitated group discussion on professional topics, lunch, and a tour of campus. Evening activities might include dinner in Detroit or a local lecture from art historian Clare Bishop, who is speaking at Cranbrook.

On Saturday, October 5 members will be able to choose from a variety of Detroit art activities. Options may include a public walking tour, a public art tour, or a visit to the Detroit Institute of Art.
Reserve your spot by contacting Autumn Wetli at

Tour the Glass House with the New England and NY Chapters

ArLiSNAP members are invited to join the New England and New York Chapters for a 2-hour group tour of The Glass House in New Canaan, CT on Monday, July 22nd at 1pm. If interested, sign up here.

  • Registration is first-come, first-served, and your spot isn’t secured until payment.
  • New England and New York chapter members receive a discounted price ($37) and priority registration until Tuesday, July 16th, though they expect enough space for non-members to join.
  • Non-members that sign up will be placed on a wait list. After Tuesday 7/16 at 5pm, they’ll be notified by email if there’s an available space on the tour and be prompted to pay $47.
  • The tour fee is non-refundable.

This is a great opportunity to meet chapter members and tour a 20th-century architectural landmark!

Fall 2018 U.S. Chapter Meetings are Underway

Hit close to home with ARLIS/NA by attending your regional chapter meeting! Upcoming meetings dates for United States chapters are below (in alphabetical order). Some require preregistration or fees, so check the websites for chapter-specific information. Have fun, and keep in touch about your experiences on our Slack!

Central Plains

10/18-20 | St. Louis, MO
RSVP was due 9/30 – contact Chapter if interested in attending

Mid-Atlantic + Southeast joint meeting

11/15-17 | Richmond, VA
RSVP by 11/2


10/19-20 | Indianapolis, IN

New England

10/12 | Worcester, MA
RSVP by 10/8


10/12 | Vancouver, BC

Ohio Valley

10/11-12 | Columbus, OH
RSVP by 10/5
*Call for lightning-round presentations; deadline 10/5


(See Mid-Atlantic listing)

Southern California

10/19 | Santa Clarita/Valencia, CA


10/26-28 | Austin, TX
RSVP by 10/12
*Call for papers; deadline 10/10

Upstate New York

11/2 | Syracuse University, NY