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Save the Date + Call for Presenters: ArLiSNAP / VREPS 2022 Fall Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP & VREPS present the 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Saturday, November 5th 2022

Hey ArLiSNAP!

We are teaming up with the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) to hold our annual 2022 Fall Virtual Conference and invite you to save the date for November 5th, 2022 and join us!

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.

TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, 10/19: Deadline for submissions
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested (see below!)
  • Rolling basis: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday, 10/23: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 10/31: Technology Check-In / (optional) practice session
  • Tuesday, 11/01: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/05: Conference date

SUBMISSION FORM

You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
https://forms.gle/rKyqaPSeaoitwcFV8

CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2022 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

Fresh Eyes 2.0

Following the success of the inaugural Fresh Eyes session during our last virtual conference, we are bringing the Fresh Eyes session back. 

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 

CALL FOR STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUY:

Do you have an ongoing research project? Are you currently working on a thesis, dissertation, or paper for your program? If so, we’d love to hear about it and provide an opportunity for you to get feedback from other students and professionals in the field while it’s still in progress.  

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invite you to share your current research initiatives in the field of art information and visual resource management. 

Proposals can encompass ongoing or in-progress research and writing. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of topics. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative if you are working with a larger team. 

Presenters will provide an overview of their current project, share where they are at in their process, and where they feel they would like support, or share any questions that have come up throughout their research or writing process. 

Following the presentations, the session will break out into virtual rooms organized around each presenter for a smaller group discussion. Participants can ask questions, offer feedback, and connect with one another to build a group of support for research and writing. 

Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com!

We hope to see you there!

Registration Open: ArLiSNAP / VREPS Virtual Conference 2021

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Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) invite you to save the date for our 2021 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

SAVE THE DATE
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 13th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpfu-oqzojGdHnnXsq6bJ7tj2-j7jMTp2P

You will receive a link to join via Zoom when you register. If you have any questions, please send an email to arlisnap.na@gmail.com

Schedule

1:00 pm ET | 10 am PT – Welcome!

1:10 pm ET | 10:10 am PT – Fresh Eyes Lighting Talks

2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT – Skill Shares

  • If you would like to weave along during our Beginner Weaving Skill Share, bring a book or empty picture frame, a few large binder clips or tape, and any ball of yarn.

2:20 pm ET | 11:20 am PT – Break 

2:30 pm ET | 11:30 am PT – Poster Q&A + Social 

3:30 pm ET |12:30 pm PT – The End!

ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference 2021

light blue and purple conference banner

(updated 11/01/21)

Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) invite you to save the date for our 2021 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 13th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.

SCHEDULE

1:00 pm ET | 10 am PT – Welcome!

1:10 pm ET | 10:10 am PT – Fresh Eyes Lighting Talks

2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT – Skill Shares

  • If you would like to weave along during our Beginner Weaving Skill Share, bring a book or empty picture frame, a few large binder clips or tape, and any ball of yarn.

2:20 pm ET | 11:20 am PT – Break 

2:30 pm ET | 11:30 am PT – Poster Q&A + Social 

3:30 pm ET |12:30 pm PT – The End!

REGISTER NOW!

Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpfu-oqzojGdHnnXsq6bJ7tj2-j7jMTp2P

You will receive a link to join via Zoom when you register. If you have any questions, please send an email to arlisnap.na@gmail.com

TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, 10/20: Deadline for all calls
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
  • Friday10/22: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday10/29: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 11/08: Technology Check Session
  • Tuesday, 11/09: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/13: Conference date

SUBMISSION FORM

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
https://forms.gle/KaLhwP1c6htRNm1SA

CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2021 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Fresh Eyes: Celebrating Our Successes as New Professionals

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a huge project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 

Building Belonging

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invites you to share current initiatives in the field of art information focusing on fostering a sense of belonging. Proposals can encompass ongoing, completed or in-progress projects that aim to reshape our art information spaces physically or virtually, for you, your colleagues, or patrons. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of lenses on how we can rethink and reshape our field. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative. 

This session will feature three 15-minute virtual presentations with a live Q&A. Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded or not. 

CALL FOR SKILL SHARE MINI WORKSHOPS

We are committed to learning and a community that extends beyond our scheduled sessions and agenda. Do you have something you’re currently working on, passionate about, recently discovered, or a practice you find helpful or restorative? During our breaks between sessions, we are looking for volunteers to share their passions and skills with us. Some ideas include a guided breathing exercise, new pandemic hobby, self-care strategy, or in-progress project. These skill shares are meant to be casual and offer space to learn and share what we’re learning with each other.  

We will have two breaks during which we want to highlight your knowledge, skills, and interests. If you would like to participate in our Skill Share, please tell us a little bit about what you would like to do and approximately how long you think it would take (3-10 minutes). 

Save the Date + Call for Presenters: ArLiSNAP / VREPS 2021 Fall Virtual Conference

Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) invite you to save the date for our 2021 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 13th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, 10/20: Deadline for all calls
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
  • Friday, 10/22: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday, 10/29: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 11/08: Technology Check Session
  • Tuesday, 11/09: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/13: Conference date

SUBMISSION FORM

You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
https://forms.gle/KaLhwP1c6htRNm1SA

CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2021 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

Fresh Eyes: Celebrating Our Successes as New Professionals

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a huge project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 

Building Belonging

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invites you to share current initiatives in the field of art information focusing on fostering a sense of belonging. Proposals can encompass ongoing, completed or in-progress projects that aim to reshape our art information spaces physically or virtually, for you, your colleagues, or patrons. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of lenses on how we can rethink and reshape our field. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative. 

This session will feature three 15-minute virtual presentations with a live Q&A. Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded or not. 

CALL FOR SKILL SHARE MINI WORKSHOPS:

We are committed to learning and a community that extends beyond our scheduled sessions and agenda. Do you have something you’re currently working on, passionate about, recently discovered, or a practice you find helpful or restorative? During our breaks between sessions, we are looking for volunteers to share their passions and skills with us. Some ideas include a guided breathing exercise, new pandemic hobby, self-care strategy, or in-progress project. These skill shares are meant to be casual and offer space to learn and share what we’re learning with each other.  

We will have two breaks during which we want to highlight your knowledge, skills, and interests. If you would like to participate in our Skill Share, please tell us a little bit about what you would like to do and approximately how long you think it would take (3-10 minutes).

Call for Questions: Panels at the ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2020 Virtual Conference

We want to hear from you! To make sure we’re asking the questions you are most interested in at the upcoming ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference: Visualizing Your Future Art Information Career, we are calling for students and new art information professionals to submit their questions in advance of the panels (see list below). Even if you can’t make it, panels will be recorded – so you can find out the answer at a later date! Panels include:

  • Peering into Publications: Processes and Opportunities
  • Get the Gig: Interview Skills and Advice
  • Show Me the Money (and Benefits): Knowing and Negotiating for What You’re Worth

Submit your questions about publishing, interviews, or negotiations for the experienced panelists using this form: https://forms.gle/8MjsiUqoShRGBkCWA. Form closes Thursday, November 5th
This conference is open to all but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. It will provide attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resources management the opportunity to learn about pursuing a career in art information. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/arlisnap-vreps-virtual/. If you have any questions before submitting this form, please send an email copying the ArLiSNAP and VREPS emails: arlisnap.na@gmail.com, vreps@vraweb.or

ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference: Meet Our Presenters!

The ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) 2019 Fall Virtual Conference: Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional is just around the corner and we could not be more excited to introduce our presenters for this year’s event. 

As a quick refresher, this year’s theme is access because as information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.

The conference will take place at 1-3PM CST October 26, 2019 and you can register for free by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043 .

You do not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA or VREPS to register. 

Without further ado, let’s meet our presenters!

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper (she/her/hers) is the Research & Visual Arts Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She is the liaison to Art & Art History, Theatre & Dance, and Film & Media Studies, and is the curator of both the zine and artists’ book collection at the College. When not at work, she can be found fulfilling some well-known librarian stereotypes – knitting and hanging out with her cats, Beatrice & Louis. 

 E Marcovitz

E Marcovitz (they/them/theirs) is a senior Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies double major at Franklin & Marshall College. This summer they worked on the zine cataloging project on campus, in addition to their jobs in Lancaster nannying and gardening. When not completing coursework, they can be found going for walks, doing jigsaw puzzles, and making zines.

Anna and E’s presentation is entitled One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers.

Jackie Fleming

Jackie Fleming (she/her/hers) graduated from Bradley University in 2017 with her BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She then attended graduate school at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While attending the iSchool program, she worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art. She graduated in 2019 with an MSLIS in Library and Information Science and a Graduate Minor in Art History. Jackie now works as the Visual Literacy and Resources Library in the Scholars’ Commons of the Herman B. Wells Library at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research interests include: visual literacy instruction, visual communication, art history, and studio art.

Jackie’s presentation is entitled Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections.

Ann McShane

Ann McShane (she/they) is the Digital Collections Archivist at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Digital Resources Coordinator for the Redrawing History project. Ann holds a B.A. in History from Earlham College, a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University, and is a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Will Fenton

Will Fenton (he/him/his) is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Creative Director of Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America (funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage). He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in August 2018 (Department of English).

Ann and Will’s presentation is entitled Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation. Ann will be presenting on behalf of herself and Will.


ArLiSNAP & VREPS Virtual Conference – Oct. 26, 2019

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Virtual Conference.

The conference will take place at 1-3PM CST October 26, 2019. 

Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional

As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.

Our webinar will include three presentations which will be followed by a time for Q&A between our presenters and conference attendees.

Our presenters will be:

Anna Boutin-Cooper and E Marcovitz, Franklin & Marshall College

  • One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers

Jackie Fleming, Indiana University

  • Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections

Will Fenton and Ann McShane, The Library Company of Philadelphia

  • Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation

Hilary Wang and Lauren Haperstock, ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons and Masters of Library and Information Science students at Pratt Institute and University of Arizona respectively, will moderate the discussion

To register for this free event, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org.

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Call for Presenters! ArLiSNAP / VREPS Joint Virtual Conference 2019

ArLiSNAP and the Visual Resource Association’s Emerging Professionals and Students group (VREPS) welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2019 Virtual Conference.

Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional

As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, we provide access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them. Whether we are creating metadata, altering policy, working with our communities and/or underserved populations, or evaluating a content management system, we are tasked with pushing against systemic barriers to access or protecting sensitive materials from inappropriate access. In arts contexts, how do we consider access within the paradigms of copyright, privacy, cultural protocols, and other issues?

We invite presentation proposals that share research and projects highlighting access in art libraries and visual resource collections for our annual virtual conference, which is an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals across North America. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Presentations are expected to last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. 

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 PM CST. 

Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, August 30th. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software on Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM CST.

If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons, Hilary Wang (hwang63@pratt.edu) and Lauren Haberstock (lhaberstock@email.arizona.edu).

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP and VREPS November 2018 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2018 Virtual Conference:

New Media Challenges and Solutions for Art Information Professionals  

New media art, objects, and scholarly projects in the digital realm are challenging our traditional definitions and methodologies for collection, preservation, and research as information professionals. As the scope for new media continues to expand, how are we defining, describing, and cataloging new media objects? How are we preparing for and anticipating storage and conservation needs? How do we respect artist intent and support scholarly research around these born-digital objects?

We invite proposals that share research and projects featuring new media in art librarianship and visual resources management for our annual virtual conference, an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career librarians across North America.

The webinar will take place on Saturday, November 10th at 1PM CST. Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, September 14th. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software in the evening on Thursday, October 4. If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaison, Michelle Wilson at michelle.elizabeth.wilson@gmail.com.

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