Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this Fall! The conference, Critical Librarianship in the Arts, will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017. The conference will consist of a keynote speaker followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences to share projects and ideas.

Our keynote speaker will be Jennifer Ferretti. Jennifer is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is well-known for her “Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ and Information Resources” Libguide, which offers different types of resources to interpret and view Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” through multiple lens. We have invited her to talk about Critical Librarianship in the Arts and what it means to her.

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference is focused on critical librarianship in the arts. As defined on critlib.org, critical librarianship is “a movement of library workers dedicated to bringing social justice principles into our work in libraries.” Do you have an example of critical librarianship through art that you would like to discuss? Or a unique perspective on how the arts could fight social justice? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Presenters need to be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of October 14, 2017. Presenters need to be available for a practice session the week before to test equipment. A date and time for the practice session will be determined at a later date.

Submit your proposal via this link by Thursday, August 31st.

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact the ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators, Courtney Baron, courtneylbaron@gmail.com, and Breanne Crumpton, becrumpton@gmail.com.

Best,

ArLiSNAP and VREPS

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.

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

ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Call for Proposals

ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Annual Conference
Sarasota School
Call for Proposals:  Lightning Rounds

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 30

Please submit proposals to:  programplanningcommittee@gmail.com

The Art Libraries Society of North America Southeast Chapter is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference, Sarasota School, which will be held in Sarasota, Florida from November 16-18.

Since the time of Ponce de Leon, Sarasota has inspired exploration.  Join us, along with our hosts at The Ringling, as we explore the emerald green Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art, the mid-century modern architecture of the Sarasota School, and the bespoke design of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design.  Inspire your colleagues with a lightning round presentation, then let the natural beauty of Sarasota’s sunsets, the city’s stylish architectural treasures, and the aesthetic delights of The Ringling inspire you!

Please submit proposals for moderated Lightning Round presentations, 10 minutes in length, to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com.  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).

 We look forward to reading your proposals, and to seeing you at the conference!

Sincerely,

2016 Program Planning Committee

Kim Windham, Chair
Elisa Hansen, co-Chair
Katy Parker
Leah Sherman
Janet Thomas
Jennifer Friedman
Kristina Keogh

ADSL Afternoon Chat: Makerspaces and Alternative Modes of Outreach and Engagement

Join the Art & Design School Libraries Division (ADSL) for an afternoon chat on the topic of makerspaces and alternative modes of outreach and engagement next Tuesday, August 2 from 3-4pm EST // 12-1pm PST. Whether you’re a veteran of the maker movement or a true newbie, you’re invited to bring your questions, ideas, and experiences with adapting library spaces to foster art practices and experimentation.

Prior to the chat, ADSL will share a set of guiding questions to shape the discussion. In the meantime, you can learn more about makerspaces and alternative outreach from our list of suggested readings on the ADSL blog.

Link to chat (via GoToMeeting): https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/825326981

More information can be found at https://artdesschlib.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/mark-your-calendars-adsl-afternoon-chat-next-tuesday/

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.

RSVP

Agenda and details for you to join us!

Digital Native American Studies workshops series

The Digital Native American Studies Project proposes to offer three three-day workshops that will educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native American Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study exploring the history, culture, politics, issues, and contemporary experience of indigenous peoples of America, intersects with a number of issues related to access, preservation, and methodology that are problematized through the development and deployment of digital tools and methods and the conduct of digital research. These workshops seek to pay attention to the ways in which digital objects, practices, and methods function within Native communities and through Native American Studies scholarship.
More info at the link: http://digitalnais.org/

Where and When

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
Workshop 1: June 29- July 1, 2016 at Yale University, New Haven, CT.  Deadline for applications for workshop 1 is May 10, 2015.
Workshop 2: Fall 2016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Workshop 3: Spring 2017, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Who should apply?

DNAIS seeks to support the broad community engaged in Native American studies, a community that includes:
  • Tribal Community members working with issues around digital research, preservation, and access
  • Academics from the disciplines of anthropology, archeology, philosophy, history, literature, new media, & museum studies
  • Librarians
  • Information scientists
  • Cultural Heritage professionals from Galleries, Archives, and Museums
Interested parties should apply to the workshop making sure to note the following content concentrations:
  • Workshop one, hosted by the Yale Indian Papers, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures from the territories east of the Mississippi River.
  • Workshop two, hosted by Northern Arizona University, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures located west of the Mississippi River.
  • Workshop three, hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will focus on issues of pedagogy and the application of Digital Native Studies research and method in the undergraduate, graduate, and extracurricular classrooms regardless of geographical context.
Limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute workshops, thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This funding will be awarded based on need. Subvention of travel and lodging costs will be handled pre-payment of flights and hotels. Parking, rail and car travel costs will be handled via reimbursement.

Partners

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 Event: LIS Career Day this Saturday 4/16/16

From the ARLIS/NA New York Chapter, which is supporting this event:

Join METRO for LIS Career Day on Saturday, April 16!

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is uniting local professional community members that students, new grads, and transitioning professionals need to know — topping National Library Week off with a bang!

This event features two practical, career-oriented panels, as well as library vendors, hiring managers, professional organization representatives, internship managers, and library school faculty to join us to share their knowledge. You’ll leave the event with lots of resources and introductions to experienced professionals to help you start (or re-start) your library career.

Where:
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Richard Harris Terrace 
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

When:
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

This event is free but space is limited.

Link to event page.

For more ARLIS/NA New York Chapter events, they have a fine calendar here.