If you are interested in scholarship in the field of art librarianship, check out the call for papers for next year’s ARLIS/NA conference. 2012 will be the 40th anniversary conference and it is being held in Toronto. The theme will be “Colouring Outside the Lines.” Abstracts are due by May 15th, so don’t delay! For more information, including abstract guidelines and thematic areas, see the online submission form.
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If you weren’t able to go to Minneapolis for this year’s joint ARLIS/NA VRA Conference, you still have a chance to keep up on everything that is happening at the conference. Greg Borman is writing a series of blog posts on ArLiSNAP’s blog summarizing his experience at the conference. These posts are a great way to see what’s happening in the world of art and visual resource librarianship from the comfort of your own home.
The ARLIS/NA calendar highlights two upcoming events of interest to art librarians.
First, the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta will be hosting the 4th annual Artist’s Book Symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public, so if you are going to be in the area, you should definitely check it out!
Then, from April 6th through the 9th, the Museums and the Web 2011 conference will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event promises to have a wide range of programs of interest to museum, library and archive professionals and there will also be a number of pre-conference workshops. Students who register by April 1st are eligible for the student registration rate.
If the 2011 VRA + ARLIS-NA Joint Conference will be the first conference you are attending, you may be interested in checking out this post on the conference blog. It gives tips and advice for first time conference attendees and also describes two events targeted towards first time attendees. So, take some time in advance to check out this advice so you can get as much as possible out of the conference!
If you are headed to Minneapolis for the 2011 VRA + ARLIS-NA Joint Conference or if you are still undecided about going, ARLIS/NA is offering a program for you. On Friday, March 18th at 2pm EST, ARLIS/NA will be hosting an online chat about the conference, which will include a discussion of events at the conference, things to do in Minneapolis and ways to get involved. Those interested in the chat will have to sign up for Meebo to participate. For more information, see the announcement on the ARLIS/NA website.
Make sure to stop by the ArLiSNAP Pub Stop! The location hasn’t been announced yet, but it promises to be a fun opportunity to meet other students and new professional members of a variety of art library associations, so be sure to save the date.
For those of you who are planning to attend the upcoming ARLIS/NA and VRA Annual Conference in Minneapolis this March, there is an opportunity to participate in a year long mentoring program that will be kicking off with an initial mandatory training program at the conference on Thursday, March 24th from 8 a.m. to Noon. For more information about the program, see the post on ArLiSNAP’s blog or check out the online application. Applications are due February 4th.
Proposals are being accepted for the New Voices in the Profession session at the ARLIS/NA and VRA joint conference in 2011. The session will provide a forum for papers by students or recent graduates on topics related to art, visual resources, digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference, the changing nature of libraries and other similar topics. Paper topics and abstracts are due by December 20th. For more information, including submission information, see the entry on the ArLiSNAP blog. Examples of papers presented at past sessions are available on the ARLIS website.
The College Book Art Association will be hosting their biennial conference at Indiana University, Bloomington from January 13-16, 2011. The conference’s theme will be “Word, Image, Text, Object” and it will offer a number of sessions on the intersection of books and art as well as tours of area libraries, art departments and at least one conservation labs. Spaces in many of the events are limited, so if you are interested, you might want to check out availability soon. Information on registering for the conference as well as specific events is available at thewebsite for the conference.