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Student Pub-Crawl 4: DENVER

Denver pubs will never know what hit them when the Art Librarians show up in town…

The 4th Annual ARLIS-NA Student Pub crawl will begin on Sat., May 3 at 8pm in the conference hotel lobby.

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This year, we are out with the baseball fans, so please eat dinner before starting out. The first two pubs do serve food, but there is no guarantee of seating.

Without further a do, the line-up:

1. Wynkop Brewing Co.
1536 Wynkoop St. (Wynkoop and 18th St.)
Housed in the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile building, the Wynkoop Brewing Company led the way in the resurgence of Lower Downtown. The interior boasts a warm Colorado pub feel with its hardwood floors, thick timber pillars and pressed tin ceilings. Throw in plenty of great food and park it here.

2. Fado Irish Pub
1735 19th St., Denver, Colorado; Tel. 303.297.0066
The Denver outpost of the national Fado Irish Bar chain does much of the same as its green brethren putting forth some authentic, artery clogging Irish food, heavily stocking the bar with Guinness, ales, whiskey and scotches, and promoting good will and joy through food and drink. This Denver bar is the neighborhood pub for all of the mountain dwelling Irish ex-pats and their descendents who need to be reminded of their homeland occasionally (read nightly). The musical selections, many nights at Fado Irish Pub see live acoustic and Celtic bands play, is as authentic as the food and booze selection—the boxty, especially, are spot on.

3. Nallen’s Irish Pub
1429 Market St., Denver, Colorado; Tel. 303.572.0667
Nallen’s Irish Pub is a straight up Denver bar that doesn’t let any of those pesky foodstuffs get in the way of your daily dosages of Guinness and whiskey. If you’re just into downing a quiet pint at Nallen’s Irish Pub, grab a spot at the bar in the afternoons or early evenings because this Denver bar becomes a Larimer Square hotspot hangout once the sun sets and raucous imbibers are released from their daily pens.

DEADLINE ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program Workshop

The deadline for registration for the ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program  & Workshop is Monday March 31. Please see below for more information.

The  ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee invites members to apply for  the year-long Mentoring Program, to commence at the annual conference in  Denver. In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form is required; it can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/afa/pdc/mentoringform.htm

Please note: Attendance at the free Mentoring Program workshop, scheduled for Fri. May 2, 8-12 a.m., is mandatory for participation in the year-long program. Workshop facilitators Heidi Hass and Tony White will work with mentor/mentee pairs to define responsibilities, refine expectations and goals, and set the groundwork for a successful mentoring relationship.

The Conference Mentoring Program is separate from the Mentoring Workshop and Pilot Program, and will take  place as usual. Alba Fernandez-Keys will announce the Conference Mentoring Program on ARLIS-L. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Heidi Hass & Tony White

Co-Facilitators, Mentoring Program Workshop

V. Heidi Hass
Head of the Reference Collection
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.New York, NY  10016-3403
TEL: 212 590-0381 FAX: 212-768-5681
NET: vhhass@themorgan.org

Tony White, MLS, MFA
Head, Fine Arts Library
1201 E. 7th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-5743 or fax (812) 855-3443

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ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program

As you register for the upcoming conference, please take a moment to consider participating in the ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program!

The Mentor Program registration form is now active and can be found at:


Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate in the Denver Conference Mentor Program. If you are attending your first conference and are just beginning to develop your ARLIS network, the Mentor Program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in the Society on a personal level.

Those requesting mentors will be matched with those volunteering to serve as mentors by the Program Coordinator, based on information drawn from the application form. Both mentors and their newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Mentors are expected to contact their mentees prior to the conference, meet with their mentee the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, give conference-attending tips, and introduce their mentee to new colleagues whenever possible during the conference.

Please note that the Denver Conference Mentor Program is separate from the year-long mentoring program and workshop.

Please fill out the form available on the volunteer section of the conference website before April 16th. For any questions, please contact Alba Fernendez-Keys, Mentor Program Coordinator at afernandez-keys@imamuseum.org .

Volunteers needed for Denver Conference Tech Kiosk

We’ve discussed it on here previously, but for those that missed it, I’m coordinating a new kind of program at the ARLIS conference in Denver… and I need your help!

The “Tech Kiosk” offers an opportunity for ARLIS members who haven’t had much exposure to Web 2.0 tools to get some hands-on experience. The Tech Kiosk will be located inside the exhibits hall, and is intended to allow conference goers to step up and try their hand at setting up a blog, a del.icio.us account, a flickr account, and more! The idea is to provide an opportunity for folks to try out these tools in a way that is casual and comfortable, and to let them walk away with experience (and an account) that they can continue to use after the conference!

So… where do you come in? If you’re well-versed in the basics of these kinds of Web 2.0 tools, and if you’re interested in helping your colleagues connect with the ways in which these tools can benefit art libraries, I’d love your help! We’ll need two “staffers” at the table from 8:45am to 12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday (May 3 & 4, 2008). I’m planning to have some basic “training” materials, as well as some common resources that everyone can use/point to when staffing the kiosk, so you’ll have plenty of guidance.

More details will follow, but if you’re interested, please email me (rebeccacooper AT gmail DOT com) and let me know the following:

1) What day/times you’re available (I’d prefer shifts of 2 hours)

2) Which technologies you’d feel most comfortable showing someone

Questions are also most welcome…

A side note: I’d love to staff the kiosk with ArLiSNAP folks, because I think this could be a great way of connecting new professionals with seasoned ARLIS/NA members. But everyone is welcome!

Merrill Wadsworth Smith Travel Award in Architecture

Funded for the first time this year and anonymously in honor of the late Merrill Wadsworth Smith. Merrill was an active member of ARLIS/NA serving as its President in 1991, and was the Associate Head Librarian of the Rotch Architecture Library at MIT.

The Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture will be unveiled at the 2008 Denver Conference and given to ARLIS/NA members who are actively, but not necessarily exclusively, involved with the field of architecture in visual and/or print collections including librarians,
visual resources curators, archivists, and students.

This is a wonderful gift to ARLIS/NA that will help us memorialize an honorable member and recognize those who epitomize the best of our profession.

The deadline for applications and nominations for the Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture is February 15th, 2008. Please find more information – http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html

Questions? Please contact Travel Awards Committee Chair, Jennifer Parker, jennifer.parker@colorado.edu.

2008 ARLIS/NA Travel Awards

The Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending the 36th annual ARLIS/NA conference to be held in Denver, Colorado May 1-5, 2008. Deadline for applying is January 31, 2008. Click here for more information and the online application form.

  • Conference Travel Awards Open to Current ARLIS/NA Members:
  • Student Conference Attendance Award ($750)
    Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
  • Andrew Cahan Photography Award ($1000)
    Eligibility: Members who are actively involved in the field of photography through reference, research, or bibliographic work.
  • AskART Conference Attendance Award ($1000)
    Eligibility: Members who are actively involved in the field of American art through reference, research, bibliographic work, the overseeing of significant art research collections, or who are researching subjects or themes related to American art.
  • Conference Travel Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants:
  • Howard & Beverly Joy Karno Award ($1000)
    Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.
  • Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($750)
    Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
  • Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($750)
    Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Chair – ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee

Jennifer Parker
Art and Architecture Librarian
University of Colorado, Boulder

Gerd Muehsam Award Call for student papers

 Art Libraries Society of North America announces its 2007 Gerd Muehsam Award

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

The Award Winner will Receive:

  • $500
  • Up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 36thAnnual Conference in Denver, CO, May 1 to May 5, 2008
  • Registration fee to this Conference
  • A one year membership to ARLIS/NA


  • The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding 18 months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline.
  • The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment.
  • One submission is allowed per person.

Required Format:

If a paper, it must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.  In addition, authors should inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.

If an Internet project, a 250 word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.

Finally, applicants should include their mailing addresses, their email addresses and telephone numbers.

Judging Criteria:

Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.


Entries must be postmarked by the end of the day, Monday, November 19, 2007.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by the end of March 2008.

This announcement as well as additional information about ARLIS/NA can be viewed at: http://www.arlisna.org/ and http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html

Please Address Entries To:

Tony White, Chair
Gerd Muehsam Award Committee

Please Mail Entries To:

Tony White
Head, Fine Arts Library
Indiana University
1133 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN  47405

Call for Papers- New Voices 3

New Voices showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS) at the annual ARLIS-NA conference, this year to occur May 1-5, 2008 in Denver, CO (www.arlisna.org). Five papers, including the Gerd Muesham award winner, are presented on a variety of topics that engage with Arts and Visual Resources Librarianship. Topics may include and are not limited to: Digital Libraries, Archives, Cataloging/Metadata Standards, Instruction and Outreach, Marketing, Asssessment, Book Arts.

Selected speakers must be able to give a 15 minute presentation of their work from a finished, scholarly paper with A/V files that are submittable for later, post-conference proceedings. Current students are given first preference as speakers, and are encouraged to apply for ARLIS-NA travel awards.

If interested, please send an abstract and contact information by Sept. 25 to Sarah Falls at the University of Richmond. sfalls@richmond.edu

Museum Residences – Denver, Colorado

 Architectural Record

Studio Daniel Libeskind and Davis Partnership Architects wrap a parking garage with apartments and breathe life into a cultural district.
By Beth Broome

First there was the museum gift shop, then the café. Soon, signature museum architecture became a must-have. The commodification of the institution seemed complete. But museums have taken the phenomenon a step further with apartment towers, such as Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Davis Partnership Architects’ Museum Residences, which sits directly across a small plaza from the Denver Art Museum’s new Frederic C. Hamilton Building. These condominiums offer the ultimate amenity: an opportunity to bring—almost literally—the museum right into your home.

For more, go to http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/bts/archives/multifamhousing/07_museumres/default.asp

(might be something of interest to check out in Denver – BL)