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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.

 

Welcome to 2015 with ARLIS/NA New England!

Hello, ARLIS New England!

First, an introduction: I’m Ashley Peterson, the current President of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter. I took the reins from Gabrielle Reed on January 1, and will be serving through the end of 2015. The other Board officers and I are excited about the year ahead! Read on to see what’s in store…

Membership Renewal: First and foremost, make sure your ARLIS/NA New England membership is up-to-date! You can renew here. Please note that you can join at either the Member or Associate level—see our website for more information.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: If you’re not familiar with the Art + Feminism Wikipedia campaign, check it out! MassArt will be hosting an editing event on March 7 from 11 am-5 pm. If you’re interested in participating, get in touch with Gabrielle Reed at gabrielle.reed@massart.edu.

National Conference: If you’ll be in Fort Worth this March, come join your fellow New England Chapter members for a meeting on Sunday, March 22 at 9:30 am in Sundance 3.

Spring and Fall Meetings: Dates and locations TBD. As always, you can expect to catch up with colleagues and visit institutions doing creative, cutting-edge work in arts librarianship and cultural heritage.

Art Documentation Twitter Chats: We will be facilitating Twitter conversations about the spring and fall Art Documentation publications. Join us to discuss what you find interesting from the issues!

Informal Meet-Ups: Grab some drinks and see some art with your ARLIS/NA New England colleagues. We’ll be gathering in Boston a few times this year; keep an eye out for official announcements.

Resume Workshop with VRA and SLA New England Chapters: ARLIS/NA NE will be will be reaching out and coordinating with VRA and SLA for an arts librarianship/visual resources/cultural heritage resume workshop at Simmons this fall. If you’re a new professional or just need to polish your resume, stay tuned and stop by!

Fall Webinar: the Board will be facilitating a webinar about arts librarianship/visual resources careers. More information to come.

I look forward to seeing and meeting you all throughout the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!

Sincerely,
Ashley Peterson
President, ARLIS/NA New England Chapter
SMFA Librarian
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
apeterson@smfa.edu | 617-369-3653