Join the discussion! #arlischat on Twitter tonight!

Continuing the discussion from this past Friday’s ARLIS Lunchtime Chat, we’ll be discussing pre-conference preparation and advice for this year’s meeting in a #libchat-style session. Below are a number of questions to get you started. Have more? Reply here or send us a tweet @arlisnap, using the hashtag #arlischat and #arlis2013.

The chat format is simple:

  • We’ll post the questions below via @arlisnap on twitter.
  • Tweet your replies with the question number and with our two tags, #arlischat and #arlis2013.
  • Have more questions? Post them here or tweet @arlisnap, using the #arlischat tags. (See our previous post for a more detailed example.)

Want to follow the discussion? Track the tags #arlischat and #arlis2013

Chat officially goes live at 7pm EST/4pm PST!

  • Q1 What are you most looking forward to attending or doing?
  • Q2 What are your networking or icebreaker tips?
  • Q3 If you’re involved in a committee, how did you get started?
  • Q4 What do you wish YOU had known as a first-time attendee?
  • Q5 What workshops or tours are you attending?
  • Q6 What are the best ways to get around Pasadena?

Feel free to jump in at any point in the conversation!

Continue the discussion! #arlischat on Twitter

Are you a seasoned member of the ArLiSNAP gang or have conference advice and feedback to share? Have questions or want to continue the discussion from this afternoon’s lunchtime chat?

Starting this Tuesday, April 9, join us on Twitter for a #libchat style discussion. New to #libchat? It’s simple!

  • We’ll post a list of questions here and on the @arlisnap twitter feed, with a corresponding question number (Q1, Q2, etc).
  • Tweet your responses using the question number and the chat hashtags, #arlischat and #arlis2013
  • Have more questions? Tweet them to @arlisnap using the hashtag #arlischat and we’ll add to the list!

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You can post questions or volunteer to get the conversation started in our comments.

Reminder: Lunchtime chat today!

Happy Friday, arlisnappers!

Be sure to join us at 2pm EST/11am PST at http://arlisna.speeqe.com/ for today’s ARLIS/NA lunchtime chat, “Preparing for Pasadena.”

“Please join us for an informal and informative discussion about the ARLIS/NA community and our upcoming conference! Learn more about fun things to do in Pasadena, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS/NA. This pre-conference Lunchtime Chat with Cathy Billings and Sarah Sherman (Program Co-Chairs) and Alyssa Resnick and Lynda Bunting (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!
Join us at http://arlisna.speeqe.com/. There is no need to pre-register – simply head to this URL when the chat is about to begin.  When you enter the chatroom, type in /nick [Your Name]  to change the generic, assigned nickname to your actual name.
Chats are free and anyone may attend. Sharing and discussion are encouraged during this interactive event, so bring your questions and ideas! (Chats are text-based, similar to having an IM conversation – no audio involved).”

ArLiSNAP and PDC will also be sponsoring a Twitter #libchat in the coming weeks for any follow-up conference questions or concerns, so keep an eye out here for that!

Lunchtime Chat!

Mark your calendars for an upcoming pre-conference lunchtime chat, organized by ARLIS/NA’s Professional Development Education Sub-Committee.

Preparing for Pasadena: Crafting Your 2013 ARLIS/NA Conference Experience

Friday, April 5th, 2013

11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Guests:

Cathy Billings, Brand Library & Art Center

Sarah Sherman, Getty Research Institute

Alyssa Resnick, Glendale Public Library

Lynda Bunting, Blum & Poe

 

Please join us for an informal and informative discussion about the ARLIS/NA community and our upcoming conference! Learn more about fun things to do in Pasadena, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS/NA. This pre-conference Lunchtime Chat with Cathy Billings and Sarah Sherman (Program Co-Chairs) and Alyssa Resnick and Lynda Bunting (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!

Chats are free and anyone may attend. The URL for this chat will be announced on ARLIS-L the morning of Friday 4/5/2013. Hope to see you there!

Patrick Tomlin

Alice Whiteside

ARLIS/NA Professional Development Education Sub-Committee

Lunchtime Chat, Friday 10/8: “Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration”

We hope you can join us for another chat this Friday!  Instructions for joining the chat are at the bottom of our Lunchtime Chats page here:  http://www.arlisna.org/chats/index.html If you were unable to attend the “Yours, Mine, Ours” conference, this is a great opportunity to discuss some of the issues and themes presented.  If you did attend the conference, we’d love to chat with you about your impressions, insights, etc.

A Post-conference chat: Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration
October 8th, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Join Günter Waibel and members of the ARLIS/NA Education Subcommittee to share ideas, inspirations, and questions stemming from this conference. The conference investigated strategies for fostering collaboration within and between libraries, museums and archives.

Discussion Leaders: Günter Waibel, Program Officer, OCLC Research; Heather Gendron, Art Librarian, Sloane Art Library, UNC Chapel Hill; Adrienne Lai, NCSU Libraries Fellow

Related links:
Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration conference

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chat Friday 10/1: “Breaking Out of the Glass Case: Collaborative Exhibitions in Library Spaces”

Join us for the first Lunchtime Chat of the 2010-11 season, tomorrow, Friday October 1. Chats are free and open to all; to view and participate in upcoming events, visit the ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chats webpage at http://www.arlisna.org/chats/index.html . Scroll down for instructions and to enter the Meebo chat room. On behalf of the Professional Development/ Education Subcommittee, I hope to see you there!

—  Heather K

Breaking Out of the Glass Case: Collaborative Exhibitions in Library Spaces

October 1, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Libraries can be powerful sites for collaboration with artists and art institutions. A wide range of visitors pass though our spaces every day, providing ample opportunities to connect people, art, and information. Our guest moderators – an artist/curator and a librarian – will discuss the ways in which they have created such interactions within their respective communities. Looking at case studies from public and academic libraries, this chat will offer ideas and insights to all who are interested in bringing art into the library.

Discussion Leaders: Lorna Brown, artist and independent curator; Laura Graveline, Visual Arts Librarian, Dartmouth College
ARLIS/NA Education Subcommittee contacts: Heather Koopmans (hkoopman@scad.edu) & Adrienne Lai (adrienne_lai@ncsu.edu)

Related links:

Paths To Employment – ALA Online Chat 9/15

Via ALA collib-l: Check out this chat about jobseeking; could be especially relevant for those with technical services interests.

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Are you new to the field and are looking for ways to gain professional experience? Are you a new graduate that is having a hard time finding an entry level position?

There are strategies to building a network and getting on a path toward your goals. The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to share those strategies with you.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday September 15th, 2010 at 10 am Pacific Time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don’t worry. The transcript will be made available in ALA Connect.

This chat is open to all ALA members of all types.

To join the chat:
On September 15th log in to ALA Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look for the Meebo chat room embedded in to our ALA Connect page http://connect.ala.org/node/85257.

Learn more about ALCTS http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/index.cfm

Learn more about the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-ignmbr.cfm

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chat on VRCs and Academic Libraries: Friday, April 16

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime chat: “Visual Resource Centers and Academic Libraries: Shall the twain meet?”

April 16, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern
Moderators: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns and Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota

This chat is a lead-up to an in-person discussion at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4pm as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting.

* Are you interested in discussing the relationship between libraries and visual resource centers in the academic environment?
* Have you participated in a new conceptualizing of your visual resources unit? Will you be doing so in the near future?
* Is your visual resources center part of the university library system? Or soon to be?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us for a lunchtime chat to discuss opportunities for visual resource centers and libraries, and their potential partners on the college campus.

Discussion questions include:

1. What is the future of visual resources on the college campus – and the corresponding relationship of visual resource centers to libraries within the academic environment?
2. If you are currently facing the merger of your visual resources center into your library, what factors determined this merger? Who on campus lobbied for this or against the merger?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the library or of being a stand-alone unit? Some talking points may include: budget concerns; staffing; integrated library systems; changing image use on campus
4. What are some of the future trends concerning image use and how are these trends affecting visual resource centers and libraries?

Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota, and Greta Bahnemann, Special Projects Assistant, University of Minnesota invite you to join them for a follow-up conversation at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting hosted by Nicole Finzer. Please bring your questions and comments as well as ideas and opinions as we explore this timely issue and look to the future.

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/
Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.

Don’t Forget: “Boston Bound” Online Chat This Friday!

Whether you are new to ARLIS/NA, are simply attending your first conference or are a long-time veteran of the conference, please join Brian Loar and Jennifer Friedman to learn more about what to expect, or to share your own sage advice.

Lunchtime Chat, This Friday, April 9th, 2010:

ARLIS/NA 101: Boston Bound
Accessible, informative, and fun. This chat will cover the basics of ARLIS/NA community and its annual conference. Learn what makes ARLIS/NA fabulous, get insider tips for navigating the conference, and learn ways to get involved.

Moderators: Bryan Loar, Ann Whiteside, Jennifer Friedman

April 9th, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

  1. What are your expectations and what do you want to gain from the conference?
  2. What resources are available for first-time conference attendees?
  3. What’s there to do in Boston?
  4. What makes ARLIS/NA unique?
  5. How can I get involved?

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/
Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.

Friday, March 12: ARLIS/NA Chat “The Future of Art Indexing”

Join the next ARLIS/NA Chat, this Friday, March 12:

*The Future of Art Indexing*

Recent discussion about BHA has brought to the fore a possible near-term  chilling reality — one in which access to both retrospective and current indexing may be severely curtailed. More broadly and across the disciplines, scholarly publications everyday become more available in digital formats. Some content becomes available through open access venues online, while others are available through subscription sources.

* What impact does this trend have on the future of art indexing?
* Do art researchers look to indexes as a primary discovery tool and will they use them at all as inevitably more and more content becomes available to them online in full-text?
* If we believe as a community that art indexes will continue to be a necessary and relevant discovery mechanism, how will the community support indexing projects going forward?

Please join us in an online discussion about this fascinating, challenging and changing element of our research landscape.

Moderator: Carol Ann Fabian, Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
March 12, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain– 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern

Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/ Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.