Category Archives: Professional Development

Call for Nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

Call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ARLIS/NA New England is open! This is a three year position. For 2020, this person would be serving as Vice-Chair; 2021, as Chair; 2022, as Past-Chair.

As of now, the position descriptions are as follows:

Vice-Chair [Year 1]: Assists the Chairperson, act as chief executive officer in the event the Chairperson is unable to serve, assists with general functions of the Chapter Board, and coordinates fundraising as needed.

Chair [Year 2]: Acts as chief executive officer, plans the activities of the Chapter, shall be a member ex-officio of all special project committees of the Chapter, and shall be responsible for the drafting of the mid-year and annual reports.

Past-Chair [Year 3]: Serves an advisory role, as needed, during the year; administers the chapter’s awards, and assists with general functions of the Chapter Board.

To see the current bylaw descriptions of these positions, please see the chapter website.

We’ll be accepting nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect until November 25th. If multiple nominations are received, an election will be held and current members can vote for 30 days. If only one nomination is received, a 30 day open comment period for current members will be held. If no comments or additional nominations are received, the election will be called by acclamation.

Please email arlisna.newengland@gmail.com with your nominations or questions about this position.

Apply now for the Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award!

Are you looking to fund a new project? Or are you doing research related to art librarianship intended for publication or presentation? Or, maybe you have your eye on a conference you would like to attend?…

Apply for the Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award for $1000 in award funding to defray the costs associated with a variety of professional development activities.

Apply by Friday, November 8, 2019 by sending application materials to John Schlinke, ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Past-Chair, jschlinke@rwu.edu. Applicants will be notified of results by Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

For application details: http://newengland.arlisna.org/resources/scholarships-awards/freitag/

Virtual Snapshot: Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship

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ARLIS/NA New England Chapter’s webinar, Virtual Snapshot: Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship, is now available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal! You can access an audiovisual recording of the event, as well as slides from the panelists’ presentations.
 
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), New England Chapter, in partnership with ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts, hosted a free virtual conversation about the state of scholarly communication in arts librarianship on Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:30 pm – 8:30 p.m. EST.
The discussion illuminated the range of scholarly activities that art and visual resources professionals are engaging in, and addressed the process of preparing a research agenda, participating in presentations, or finding alternate avenues in which to engage in scholarly discourse. Panelists spoke about the management and evolution of their own processes, and addressed challenges and perceived barriers to participation.
 
Speakers and presentation topics:
 
Siân Evans & Jenny Ferretti, Maryland Institute College of Art
#Libeyrianship: Using pop culture to promote information literacy
Katie Greer, Oakland University
Start with the low-hanging fruit: Forays into the scholarly conversation
Heather Saunders, Nipissing University
Blogging as a Springboard for Scholarly Activity
 
This was a fantastic event with a great group of panelists. We hope you’ll check it out!

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”.

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