Watch the What’s Up With Art Librarianship Webinar!

For those who couldn’t join us last week, or for those who did and want to relive the magic:

ARLIS/NA New England Chapter’s webinar Virtual Snapshot: What’s Up With Art Librarianship? is now available to view on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal!

To watch the webinar on the Portal, follow this link. Access to the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal is open to anyone (not just ARLIS/NA members!) interested in current issues in art librarianship. You will be prompted to create a username and password. Additionally, the webinar is available to watch here on the ARLIS/NA New England YouTube channel.

The webinar is a virtual tour of the art library/visual resources profession. Whether you’re an art library veteran, art library-curious, or somewhere in between this is an illuminating look at some of the exciting work happening in the field right now.

Presenters and Topics
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”.

ARLIS/NA NE VP Nominations!

Do you have a passion for visual arts librarianship? Are you looking to amp up your professional involvement?
 
The ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board is seeking nominees (self-nominations welcome) for a new Vice-President/President-Elect. The position will commence on January 1, 2016. This is a three-year term, transitioning to President in the second year and Past President in the third. For more information about the position visit http://newengland.arlisna.org/ by-laws page or contact Kate Thornhill, kthornhi@lesley.edu
 
If interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please submit a letter of intent by Monday, December 14. The letter should include the name and contact information of the nominee, the intended position, and a brief statement about the candidate’s suitability. Letters should be sent to Kate Thornhill kthornhi@lesley.edu; please also copy Ashley Peterson at apeterson@smfa.edu.
 
If your nomination is accepted you will be contacted no later than Friday, December 18.

 

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, and the official event start time is 7:30 pm.

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!
Ashley Peterson (ARLIS/NA NE Chapter President), apeterson@smfa.edu
Amber Welch (ARLIS/NA NE Chapter Secretary), awelch@mtholyoke.edu
Webinar Co-Moderators

RSVP for the Fall 2015 Meeting in Providence

The ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board is excited to announce the agenda for our Fall Meeting, coming up soon on Friday, October 23 in Providence, RI. Please feel free to join us for some or all of the day’s events!

RSVP

Please use this form and let us know whether you plan to attend.

You can also use the form to arrange carpooling or share any news or announcements that we will bring to the business meeting, in the event that you cannot attend.

Agenda

Providence Public Library (PPL), 10 am – 12 pm

  • 9:30 am – 10 am: check-in, 3rd Floor Meeting Room. Please use the entrance at 225 Washington Street. (per PPL policy the Board cannot provide coffee and breakfast; make sure you’re fed and caffeinated before you arrive!)
  • 10 am – 10:45 am: ARLIS/NA NE business meeting, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
  • 11:00 am -12:30 pm: presentation about PPL’s history and library tour

Lunch on your own in downtown Providence, 12 pm – 2 pm

  • We will provide a list of options!

Rhode Island School of Art & Design (RISD) Library, 2 pm – 4:30 pm

  • 2 pm – 2:45 pm: Tour of the RISD library, with brief staff talks
  • 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Refreshments in the Picture Collection room, sign up for a focused discussion topic
  • 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Focused discussions, or visit the RISD Museum. Discussion topics will include:
    • Reference and instruction with Ellen Petraits and Alice Whiteside
    • Library architecture and collection development with Carol Terry
    • Archives, including artists’ books and special collections, with Andy Martinez with Claudia Covert
    • Visual + Material Resource Center with Mark Pompelia
    • Technical Services with Bob Garzillo and Marc Calhoun

Getting to Providence

Providence Public Libary Address: 150 Empire Street Providence, RI 02903

RISD Library Address: 15 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

Providence is accessible by the MBTA commuter rail, on the Providence/Stoughton line. The commuter rail stop is about a mile’s walk from the Providence Public Library, and about a half-mile’s walk from RISD. The PPL and RISD are about a half-mile apart from each another.

If you drive, check out the Park Downtown Providence page for information.

 

 

We are very excited to explore Providence, and we hope you’ll join us!