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

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2018 Fall Chapter Meeting in Vancouver, BC – Fast Approaching!

Registration is now open for the joint ARLIS/NW + VRA-PRC 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC!

Friday, October 12, 2018
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7


Preliminary Program
– ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter and VRA business meetings
– Talk on Allyship with guest speakers
– Emily Carr University Campus exhibitions tour
– Lunch
– Reconciliation workshop
– Optional activities on Saturday

Meeting Registration
Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or in person the day of the meeting (cash/cheque).

Register online

ARLIS/NA MOQ Fall Meeting / ARLIS/NA MOQ réunion d’automne

The Montréal-Ottawa-Québec chapter (ARLIS/NA MOQ) is excited to announce our Fall meeting which will be held on Friday, November 24 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal.

Please see the programme attached.


Le chapitre Montréal-Ottawa-Québec (ARIS/NA MOQ) est heureux d’annoncer notre réunion d’automne qui aura lieu le 24 novembre au Centre Canadien d’Architecture à Montréal.

Le programme de la journée est ci-joint.

ARLIS-NA MOQ_Rencontre d’automne 2017_CCA

ARLIS/NA Ontario Fall Meeting – Nov. 10th

Registration is now open for the ARLIS/NA Ontario 2017 Fall Business Meeting in Hamilton! This season’s meeting will take place tomorrow Friday, November 10, beginning at the Hamilton Public Library. The day will include a tour, lunch and stroll through Hamilton’s many art galleries. Itinerary is as follows:

  • 10:30am-12pm:  Fall Business Meeting at 5th Floor Boardroom of central branch of Hamilton Public Library
  • 12-1:30pm: Group lunch at the George Hamilton Restaurant and Bar (not included in registration cost)
  • 1:30-3pm:  Tour of HPL Art Collection and Archives, and talk with Community Librarian about Arts Programming
  • 3-5-ishpm:  Tour of James Street North small businesses, art galleries, and artist run centres
  • 6-11pm: For anyone wanting to take in a bit more of what Hamilton has to offer, the meeting will coincide with the James Street Art Crawl!

*A carpool van from a central location in Toronto may be available if there is sufficient interest.

Visit the ARLIS/NA Ontario website for more information and to register!

Twitter chat: #critlib on Visual Literacy, May 17th at 9pm EST

visual culture/literacy

Tomorrow night, join us on Twitter at #critlib to talk about visual culture and literacy for librarians. You’ll need a Twitter account to participate, but not to observe. (And you can wait a few days until someone storifies the tweets if you want to read them later in a more functional chronological display.)

I’ll be in transit during most of the chat but I hope to pop in. (As you may recall, I have some opinions about visual literacy in the digital age.)

Chapter Event: ARLIS/NA Northern California and VRA No Cal Spring Meeting 5/19/16

Attention Northern California folks! The local ARLIS/NA and VRA Chapters are holding a joint spring meeting on May 19. Attendees do not need to be members of either chapter, but they will be encouraged to join! The agenda looks like a great opportunity to explore and learn.

Details from the Chapters:

Please join us in Berkeley on Thursday, May 19 for the ARLIS/NA Northern California and VRA No Cal joint 2016 Spring Meeting!

We will be starting the day at Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive. The afternoon will be business meeting and a workshop by Cultural Heritage Imaging.


Agenda and details for you to join us!

Chapter Event: ARLIS/NA New England and VRA New England Spring Meeting 4/29/16

Students and new professionals are encouraged to join the New England chapters of ARLIS/NA and VRA for their Spring Meeting in Boston on April 29, 2016. Attendees should either be members of one of the chapters or interested in joining and there is no cost to attend.
Details from the chapters:
Join us in Boston Friday, April 29th for the ARLIS/NA New England and VRA New England joint 2016 Spring Meeting.
We will be starting the day at the new Design and Media Center and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a light breakfast and business meetings. Later we will visit the Isabella Gardner Museum. Hope to see you all there!

Chapter News: ARLIS/NA NW Chapter Meeting & Travel Award Winner

The Northwest Chapter Meeting is just a week away! If you plan to have lunch and do the mansion tour on Friday, please register by 5pm Monday, November 3rd. You can still pay at the meeting in person, if you prefer not to pay online. We just need our numbers by then. Thank you!

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Northwest Chapter Meeting: Seattle, November 7-8, 2014

Join us for two days of tours, presentations, meetings and socializing with colleagues from museum, public and academic libraries

Events include:

Meeting Fees:

  • Member meeting registration $55.00 USD or CAD
  • Non-member meeting registration $65.00 USD or CAD
  • Student meeting registration $40.00 USD or CAD
  • Member meeting (reduced rate) $30.00 USD or CAD (EXCLUDES lunch at Vios Café and mansion tour)
  • One-day meeting (reduced rate) $15.00 USD or CAD (EXCLUDES lunch at Vios Café and mansion tour)

To register and update your membership, visit the registration page.

To learn more about the meeting, including hotel accommodations and travel information, visit our ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting website.

Submit any questions about the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting to Traci Timmons, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, at tracit@seattleartmuseum.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!


On behalf of the executive team of the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter I would like to offer my congratulations to Jenna Dufour, MLIS candidate at the University of British Columbia, on being awarded the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting Travel Award.

Jenna’s enthusiasm for the field, her want to engage with others in the profession, and commitment to her peers (she was involved in the creation of the student group AMALA: Art and Music Archivists and Librarians Association at UBC), were all contributing factors to our decision.

Please join me and the rest of the Northwest Chapter executive board in congratulating Jenna!

Traci Timmons, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter

Traci Timmons, M.A., M.L.I.S.

Librarian, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library

Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-654-3220

Email: tracit@seattleartmuseum.org

Web: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Learn/Library/SAM.asp

ARLIS/NY Fall Business Meeting at NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library 10/27

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For those of you who are members of ARLIS/NA NY:

Dear ARLIS colleagues,

Our chapter has a very lively Business Meeting planned for next Monday, including the nominees for the 2015 Board, an open discussion about a national conference bid for New York, and the location could not be more central…

ARLIS/NY Annual Business Meeting
27 October 2014
New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library
CoLab, 2nd floor
455 Fifth Avenue [at 40th Street] New York, NY 10016

Draft Agenda
4:00-4:05 Welcome (Arezoo Mohseni)
4:05-4:10 Past and upcoming events report (Deirdre Donohue)
4:10-4:15 New Chapter mentoring program (Janis Ekdahl)
4:15-4:20 Development report (Beth Morris)
4:20-4:25 Membership report (Adam Hess)
4:25-4:30 Student/Early Professional Liaison report (Meghan Constantinou)
4:30-4:35 Social media report (Liz Lane)
4:35-4:40 News Editor report (Suz Massen)
4:40-4:50 Executive Board nominations, open call for nominations, and voting schedule (Janis Ekdahl)
4:50-5:20 Discussion about a bid for ARLIS/NA Conference in NYC (Suz Massen and Janis Ekdahl)
5:20-5:30 Questions and closing (Deirdre Donohue)

Please RSVP at: http://arlisny.silkstart.com/events/arlisna-new-york-fall-business-meeting

We hope to see you there,


Deirdre Donohue
Stephanie Shuman Librarian
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse
New York NY 10036-7703
twitter: @icplibrary

Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Annual Conference

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The ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s annual conference will be held in Birmingham, AL Thursday, November 6 – Friday, November 7, 2014.  Please check out our program and conference details.  Members from any group are welcome to attend.
Sheila A. Cork
New Orleans Museum of Art
City Park
1 Collins Diboll Circle
P.O. Box 19123
New Orleans, LA 70179-0123