Spring Meeting at Roger Williams University – April 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the agenda for the ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting in Bristol, Rhode Island on Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Schedule

Roger Williams University School of Architecture Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Gather in the Exhibition Gallery in the SAAHP building for check-in and conversation with coffee, tea and a light breakfast.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Presentation by Sara A. Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History

“Amazing Groves:  Landscape and Memory at Bristol’s North and South Farms”

Beginning around 1870, George Rogers Hall, the first American to introduce Japanese trees and shrubs to the U.S. in the nineteenth century, established a groundbreaking collection on his estate in Bristol.  This talk examines the importer’s extraordinary garden and the utility of both his plantings and his memory to his heirs and successors.  Over time, stakeholders engaged variously in preservation, transformation, and veneration of the site, reshaping the landscape as they laid claim to his legacy.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Chapter business meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    

Drive from RWU into downtown Bristol.  Enjoy lunch and a chance to explore Bristol on your own.  Please see below for a list of dining choices.

 

Byfield School, Bristol

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Presentation and tour by Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Art and Chairman of Arts in Common.

Just before 2:00 p.m. we will meet at the Byfield School on the corner of Church Street and High Street on the Bristol Town Common.  Professor Rich will talk about the work that Arts in Common is doing, in collaboration with others, to create an arts and culture district in Bristol.  The early nexus of the district is three former public school buildings currently in various stages of renovation and adaptive reuse.  A Providence Journal article from January provides some background on the project.

Additional Information

For additional details, sights around Bristol, and restaurant recommendations, see this document.

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!

Fall Meeting at Yale – October 21st, 2016

yalelibraryBeinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 9:30 am – 12 pm

  • 9:30 am – 10 am: check-in
  • 10 am – 11 am: Business Meeting
  • 11 am – 12 pm: Tour of the Beinecke Library

Lunch on your own, 12 pm – 1:45 pm

  • If this is your first time in New Haven, we will provide a list of recommendations

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University: 1:45 pm – 3 pm

  • 1:45 pm – 2 pm: gather at the Haas Arts Library
  • 2 pm – 3 pm: Tour of the Library

Additional Details

For the full agenda and additional details, please see this document.

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2016 Freitag Award winner

We are pleased to announce that Otto Luna is the recipient of this year’s Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award.

Otto Luna received a BA in Art History from Fordham University and a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College, CUNY. He worked as an art indexer and abstractor for the H.W. Wilson Company in New York and EBSCO Information Services in Ipswich, MA. He is currently the Visual Resources Librarian at the University of New Hampshire and resides in Beverly, MA.

The Wolfgang Freitag Award is made possible through the generous donations of New England Chapter members. Awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one recipient annually, it is intended to aid and encourage the professional development of chapter members and to ensure the vibrant future of the art librarianship profession.

Otto will use the Award to attend the 2017 Summer Education Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, which will help him acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully accomplish his goals as the Visual Resources Librarian at UNH.

Please join us in congratulating Otto!

Spring Meeting at MassArt – April 29th, 2016

Join us in Boston Friday, April 29th for the ARLIS/NA New England and VRA New England joint 2016 Spring Meeting.

We will be starting the day at the new Design and Media Center and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a light breakfast and business meetings. Later we will visit the Isabella Gardner Museum. Hope to see you all there!

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Agenda and other information

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Image: Munsell artifacts from the MassArt Munsell archives