Category Archives: ARLIS/NA Chapter Meetings

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chat Friday 10/1: “Breaking Out of the Glass Case: Collaborative Exhibitions in Library Spaces”

Join us for the first Lunchtime Chat of the 2010-11 season, tomorrow, Friday October 1. Chats are free and open to all; to view and participate in upcoming events, visit the ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chats webpage at . Scroll down for instructions and to enter the Meebo chat room. On behalf of the Professional Development/ Education Subcommittee, I hope to see you there!

—  Heather K

Breaking Out of the Glass Case: Collaborative Exhibitions in Library Spaces

October 1, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Libraries can be powerful sites for collaboration with artists and art institutions. A wide range of visitors pass though our spaces every day, providing ample opportunities to connect people, art, and information. Our guest moderators – an artist/curator and a librarian – will discuss the ways in which they have created such interactions within their respective communities. Looking at case studies from public and academic libraries, this chat will offer ideas and insights to all who are interested in bringing art into the library.

Discussion Leaders: Lorna Brown, artist and independent curator; Laura Graveline, Visual Arts Librarian, Dartmouth College
ARLIS/NA Education Subcommittee contacts: Heather Koopmans ( & Adrienne Lai (

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Paths To Employment – ALA Online Chat 9/15

Via ALA collib-l: Check out this chat about jobseeking; could be especially relevant for those with technical services interests.


Are you new to the field and are looking for ways to gain professional experience? Are you a new graduate that is having a hard time finding an entry level position?

There are strategies to building a network and getting on a path toward your goals. The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to share those strategies with you.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday September 15th, 2010 at 10 am Pacific Time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don’t worry. The transcript will be made available in ALA Connect.

This chat is open to all ALA members of all types.

To join the chat:
On September 15th log in to ALA Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look for the Meebo chat room embedded in to our ALA Connect page

Learn more about ALCTS

Learn more about the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG)

AMLISS Meeting

Friends over at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Art & Museum Library & Information Student Society (AMLISS) will be kicking off the new semester with a meeting on August 31st at 7 p.m.  Check them out.

Their listserv indicates that it is in room 301.  I’m guessing that’s 301 here…

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
216 Lenoir Drive • CB #3360 • 100 Manning Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
(919) 962-8366 • Fax: (919) 962-8071 •

Have questions? Contact David Parisi, President; Frances McVay, Vice-President; Tessa Cierny, Treasurer; Shay Beezley, Secretary; or John Cowhig, Webmaster.

UNC Directory

Conference Mentoring at ALA Annual

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The New Members Round Table (NMRT) Mentoring Committee is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for their Conference  Mentoring Program for the ALA Annual Conference in June!

Attending your first ALA Conference?
Overwhelmed by all the programs and events available at Annual?
Sign up for a Conference Mentor today!

The Conference Mentoring Program is open to all ALA members and is  designed to connect a first time conference attendee with a ‘seasoned  professional’ who can help them navigate the ALA Annual Conference. If you are on your way to becoming a librarian, or are new to the  profession, this program is for you!

Interested in having a Conference Mentor?  For the guidelines and an  online application form please visit

The application deadline is May 15, 2010 for first consideration.

Applicants will be matched with a Conference Mentor in June and  communicate via email or telephone prior to the conference and then  meet during the conference.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Mentoring Committee at  nmrt_mentoring(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please note that this mentoring program is not structured to provide career guidance, it is focused on issues related to the ALA Annual Conference.  NMRT also offers a Career Mentoring program that will begin taking applications at the end of the summer.  Please watch for an announcement regarding Career Mentoring later this year.

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chat on VRCs and Academic Libraries: Friday, April 16

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime chat: “Visual Resource Centers and Academic Libraries: Shall the twain meet?”

April 16, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern
Moderators: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns and Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota

This chat is a lead-up to an in-person discussion at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4pm as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting.

* Are you interested in discussing the relationship between libraries and visual resource centers in the academic environment?
* Have you participated in a new conceptualizing of your visual resources unit? Will you be doing so in the near future?
* Is your visual resources center part of the university library system? Or soon to be?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us for a lunchtime chat to discuss opportunities for visual resource centers and libraries, and their potential partners on the college campus.

Discussion questions include:

1. What is the future of visual resources on the college campus – and the corresponding relationship of visual resource centers to libraries within the academic environment?
2. If you are currently facing the merger of your visual resources center into your library, what factors determined this merger? Who on campus lobbied for this or against the merger?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the library or of being a stand-alone unit? Some talking points may include: budget concerns; staffing; integrated library systems; changing image use on campus
4. What are some of the future trends concerning image use and how are these trends affecting visual resource centers and libraries?

Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota, and Greta Bahnemann, Special Projects Assistant, University of Minnesota invite you to join them for a follow-up conversation at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting hosted by Nicole Finzer. Please bring your questions and comments as well as ideas and opinions as we explore this timely issue and look to the future.

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page:
Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.

Don’t Forget: “Boston Bound” Online Chat This Friday!

Whether you are new to ARLIS/NA, are simply attending your first conference or are a long-time veteran of the conference, please join Brian Loar and Jennifer Friedman to learn more about what to expect, or to share your own sage advice.

Lunchtime Chat, This Friday, April 9th, 2010:

ARLIS/NA 101: Boston Bound
Accessible, informative, and fun. This chat will cover the basics of ARLIS/NA community and its annual conference. Learn what makes ARLIS/NA fabulous, get insider tips for navigating the conference, and learn ways to get involved.

Moderators: Bryan Loar, Ann Whiteside, Jennifer Friedman

April 9th, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

  1. What are your expectations and what do you want to gain from the conference?
  2. What resources are available for first-time conference attendees?
  3. What’s there to do in Boston?
  4. What makes ARLIS/NA unique?
  5. How can I get involved?

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page:
Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.

Conference Networking Sign Up

Never attended an ARLIS/NA annual conference before? Attended once but would like to get more out of it?

If so, consider taking part in the Conference Networking Program to get the most of your conference experience. For newcomers, it’s a fast way to meet people and learn about the profession.

Seasoned conference attendee?

Volunteer to show first or second time attendees the ropes by sharing your experiences with sessions, committee meetings, SIGS, the vendor hall and much, much more! For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and help welcome new colleagues into the profession.

Networkers will be matched with mentors by the Program Coordinator based on information supplied by you in the registration form such as subject area interest and library type. You will both be informed of your match before the conference so that contact and arrangements to meet can be made prior to the conference.

Mentors should make sure you both meet within the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, share conference-attending tips, and introduce networkers to colleagues whenever possible throughout the conference. Most who take part in this program find it a rewarding experience that builds new and lasting friendships.

Interested? Please fill out and submit this form by April 10, 2010.

Please direct questions about the program to Sarah Falls. Please note that this is not the year-long mentoring program, and will only cover the annual conference.

Sarah Falls

Director of the Library

New York School of Interior Design

170 E. 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

sfalls [at] nysid [dot] edu

212-472-1500 x 216

Friday, March 12: ARLIS/NA Chat “The Future of Art Indexing”

Join the next ARLIS/NA Chat, this Friday, March 12:

*The Future of Art Indexing*

Recent discussion about BHA has brought to the fore a possible near-term  chilling reality — one in which access to both retrospective and current indexing may be severely curtailed. More broadly and across the disciplines, scholarly publications everyday become more available in digital formats. Some content becomes available through open access venues online, while others are available through subscription sources.

* What impact does this trend have on the future of art indexing?
* Do art researchers look to indexes as a primary discovery tool and will they use them at all as inevitably more and more content becomes available to them online in full-text?
* If we believe as a community that art indexes will continue to be a necessary and relevant discovery mechanism, how will the community support indexing projects going forward?

Please join us in an online discussion about this fascinating, challenging and changing element of our research landscape.

Moderator: Carol Ann Fabian, Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
March 12, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain– 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page: Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.

Marketing event for Atlanta-area emerging librarians

If you live in/ near Atlanta, you might want to check out this upcoming event (Via the Georgia Library Association listserv):


WHEN:  Saturday, March 13, 2010, 3 – 5 PM

COST: Free

Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) and Special Library Association (SLA), Georgia Chapter, join together to host an information program on library marketing.  Dr. Christie Koontz from the Florida State SLIS program will speak about the importance of marketing library services and how to plan effective promotional strategies.

Dr. Koontz is the Director of GeoLib, a program that offers digital geographic information and marketing solutions to libraries.  Dr. Koontz teaches marketing and conducts research at Florida State, as well as serving on several committees of state, national and international library and information organizations.

Event RSVP and info page: