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

The ARLIS/NA Learning Portal is now Open Access!

The ARLIS/NA Learning Portal holds recordings of webinars and conference sessions, and other great resources created by the organization.

And as of last week, it’s no longer members-only! That’s great news for students, aspiring art librarians, and people who can’t afford memberships (or travel to annual conferences).

The news item is here, which has instructions on how to create your free account to access the Portal’s content (including our own Virtual Conference from earlier this year!).

(In writing this I discovered that we don’t have a post category for “Free Stuff” — what do you think? Would this be useful?)

Free Webinar this afternoon! ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts on Info-Lit and Visual Literacy

https://arlisna.org/news/news-events/738-webinar-using-the-acrl-framework-to-incorporate-visual-and-digital-literacies-into-instruction

Somehow I missed seeing this earlier, but I just registered and I think I should be able to attend, despite the post saying that registration closed yesterday.

The Professional Development Committee’s Education Subcommittee has joined forces with Arts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to present the webinar “Using the ACRL Framework to Incorporate Visual and Digital Literacies into Instruction” on November 6 at 1:00 p.m. (CT), 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Librarianship affords the opportunity to create flexible and inclusive information literacy instruction that is informed by the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education for Higher Education. The webinar presentations will highlight strategies using the ACRL standards and framework to introduce students to diverse systems of thought and artistic production and allow students to gain transferable skills that can be applied in other disciplines and professional experiences.

The webinar’s guest presenters are:

Nicole Beatty, arts and humanities librarian, Weber State University. The presentation is titled “Standards and Frames: Teaching with Mami Wata.”

Amber Welch, art librarian & instructional technology consultant, Mount Holyoke College. The presentation is titled 
“Engaging Students in New Modes of Research: WordPress for Digital Art History Projects.”

The webinar moderator is 
Alexander Watkins, art & architecture librarian, University of Colorado Boulder.

The event is reserved for ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts members. Registration will close on November 5, 2015, one day before the webinar. For assistance, contact webinars@arlisna.org. 
The webinar will be recorded and the video will be made available on the Learning Portal within two weeks after the webinar. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Free Lecture/Webcast: Rick Prelinger Speaks at the Toronto Internation Film Festival Centre

TIFF Higher Learning presents:

*Reel Heritage – Rick Prelinger on The Future of Memory
<http://tiff.net/fall2015-series/higher-learning-fall-2015/higher-learning-reel-heritage-rick-prelinger-on-the-future-of-memory>*

*Friday October 23, 11am12:30pm EST*

In recent years, traditional moving-image archives have faced challenges
from the dramatic shift towards digital production and distribution, the
effective end of photochemical preservation technology, the marginalization
of the theatrical viewing experience, and the public demand for universal,
instant and free access to media. In this public talk, Rick Prelinger,
Founder of the Prelinger Archives and Associate Professor of Film & Digital
Media at UC Santa Cruz, sets out a number of possible visions for the
future of archives, and discusses some of the innovations that many
cultural heritage institutions have already begun to experiment with today.

Rick Prelinger founded Prelinger Archives in 1982. This collection of
60,000 advertising, educational, industrial and amateur films is now held
by Library of Congress. In 2000 he collaborated with Internet Archive to
build an open-access, freely downloadable digital moving-image collection
that now contains over 6,500 titles. He has made seventeen urban history
compilation films and two experimental feature films that have played at
venues around the world. He currently is a professor of film and digital
media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

*Watch the live stream:* tiff.net/reelheritage

*Attend in-person:* Tickets are free and are available two hours before the
event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell
Lightbox, located at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West.

This event is part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative, an on-going series
of educational sessions dedicated to the access to and management of moving
image collections in Ontario and beyond. Through panel discussions,
workshops, film screenings and networking sessions, Reel Heritage will
bring together scholars, archivists, filmmakers, curators, and
postsecondary students to examine the opportunities and challenges faced by
both large moving image collections and smaller repositories, such as those
found in regional archives and small libraries.

This event will also be added to Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub
<http://www.tiff.net/education/events> for the benefit of postsecondary
students, faculty and practitioners.

ARLIS/NA New England’s “Virtual Snapshot: What’s up with Art librarianship?” webinar on 11/9/15

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The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), New England Chapter invites you to join us for a virtual tour of the art library/visual resources profession on Monday, November 9, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm EST.
Whether you’re an art library veteran, art library-curious, or somewhere in between this will be an illuminating look at some of the exciting work happening in the field. ARLIS/NA or regional chapter membership is not required for attendance.
To register for this free event, please visit: http://bit.ly/1RFtEnH. Note that the webinar meeting space will open at 7 pm EST, and the official event start time is 7:30 pm EST.
Speakers and topics include:
Jesi Buell, Instructional Design and Web Librarian, Colgate University
Information and Visual Literacy Instruction Tools
Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) are examples of a successful Blended Learning tool at Colgate University. These interactive, digital tutorials allow for student learning outside the classroom which increases time in Library sessions, put lessons in context, and encourages autodidactism. This presentation will show examples, give advice on best practices, and explain how the Instructional Design Librarian plans on putting together a visual literacy DLO.
Jasmine Burns, Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington
Visual Resource Collection Management
During this presentation, I will discuss my plans for a large data migration from a homegrown institutional image repository (created by my predecessor in the mid-1990s) into ARTstor’s SharedShelf. I will give a background of the structure and uses of current system, map out my overall migration plan, and share my projected timeline for the process.
Sarah Carter, Director, Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville
Creative Outreach and Programming
The Bridwell Art Library connected the artistic practice of self portraits to a wider audience by designing and implementing a social media campaign highlighting “Shelfies in Art History.” This presentation will focus on the collaborative exhibit design and promotion that made the exhibit and social media campaign a success with not only our patrons, but within the wider community of Louisville.
Lareese Hall, Architecture + Art Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Artists’ Book Collections
If you had to use just six books in your artists’ book collection to explain your collection philosophy what would you choose? This is the premise for a video series that looks at artists’ books in academic environments and at what it means to “collect”.
The presentations will be followed by some Q&A time.
If you’re never attended a webinar before or would like assistance with the technical logistics, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Hope to see you on 11/9!
Sincerely,
Ashley Peterson (ARLIS/NA NE Chapter President)
Amber Welch (ARLIS/NA NE Chapter Secretary)
Webinar Co-Moderators