Fall ARLIS/NA NE meeting

Hampshire College and Smith College – 10/10/14



Schedule for Hampshire morning:
9:30- 10 am:  registration, name tags, coffee, fruit, pastries in the Seydel Reading Room, 2nd floor Harold Johnson Library, Hampshire College
10-10:30  am:   Jennifer Gunter King, Director of the Library will give a quick background on the Reading Room
Time to browse the Special Collections books and regular books in the Seydel Collection
10:30- 11:30:  Business meeting in the Hampshire College Art Gallery (ground floor of library building)
Paintings by Deidre Leber on display:

11:30 – drive to Smith College.   See link for direction.  http://tinyurl.com/leuqfuz
12:00 Lunch at the Smith Museum cafe

Schedule for Smith afternoon:

Mika Palamara, Director of the Smith College Imaging Center, will lead a tour of the Imaging Center’s new classroom and makers facility.

Sherry Poirrier, Image Collections Curator, and Jon Cartledge, Digital Imaging Specialist, will discuss the deaccessioning of the Imaging Center photo collection.
Barbara Polowy, Hillyer Art Librarian, will display and discuss artists’ books from the Smith College Fine Art Library.
Elisa Lanzi, Library Director of Digital Strategies, and Nanci Young,College Archivist, will discuss “The History of Women’s Education Open Access Portal Project,” a collaborative NEH project, led by Bryn Mawr, to create a prototype for a digital portal containing letters, diaries, and scrapbooks of the first generations of its students.


At 4pm, the Smith College Museum will be free and open to the public.

ARLIS/NA 2014 Conference in D.C. – May 1-5, 2014

The 2014 ARLIS/NA conference in D.C was a great success. With robust sessions and outstanding events it was a conference to remember.

Some photos below from events.


Spring Meeting at North Bennet St. & AMS – March 28, 2014

ARLIS/ NA New England Chapter Spring Meeting

Friday, March 28, 2014

North Bennet Street School & American Meteorological Society


North Bennett St. School – Bookbinding Department



9:30am – Coffee and muffins 3rd floor, Windgate Gallery  North Bennet Street School

(150 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109)

10am – Program begins – presentation about North Bennett St. School and studio tour

12am – Lunch in the North End

2pm – Meet at American Meteorological Society

(45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693)

Business meeting

Coffee / snack

  • Updates from the board – Online registration, Archives, Logo contest, announce travel award winners, ARLIS/NA national conference D.C.
  • library volunteers for Panopticon Mentoring project
  • Break out group discussions by job position (tech, public, etc.)

What is your biggest challenge?”

“What changes/innovations in the field are you most excited about?”

Optional tour of 45 Beacon Street by AMS librarian and Curator Jinny Nathans

Ashley Cummock-Rose at Wm Morris Hunt Memorial Library

Ashley Cummock-Rose: Surreal Stories

Fall Meeting at UMass Dartmouth – October 18, 2013

ARLIS/ NA New England Chapter Fall Meeting

Friday, October 18, 2013

Claire T. Carney Library – UMASS Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth

ARLIS/ NA New England Chapter’s Fall meeting was held on Friday, October 18th at the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth.  The Library has recently undergone a major renovation and expansion project, which was recently highlighted in the September/ October 2013 issue of American Libraries. http://lib.umassd.edu/about/library-building-renovation-and-expansion-program.

Please note that the day’s agenda has been updated with 2 additional items: a presentation by DesignLab architect Kelly Ard Haigh on the interior renovation of the Claire T. Carney Library and an afternoon architectural walking tour of the campus led by Bruce Barnes, UMASS Dartmouth librarian emeritus and creator of the website “Paul Rudolph and his Architecture”. The updated agenda is below:

9:30 – 10:15 – Coffee and greetings

10:30 – 11:15 – Business meeting

11:15 –11:30 – Presentation on the Brutalism of UMass Dartmouth’s Campus Architecture by art historian Anna Dempsey

11:30 – Noon – Presentation on the interior renovation of the Claire T Carney Library by Kelly Ard Haigh – New addition!

12:00 – 12:30 – Tour of the Claire T. Carney Library

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch on Campus (the cost for lunch will be $10)

1:30 -2:30 – Campus Architecture Walking Tour led by Bruce Barnes– New addition!




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