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CONFERENCE CANCELLED.

We regret to inform you that ARLIS/NA will not be holding its 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO because of the serious health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, April 20
 

7:30am CDT

Registration and Hospitality Desk
Register for the conference, pick up registration materials, get conference information, or schedule an open room.

Moderators
CH

Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Monday April 20, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Pre-Function West 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
Monday April 20, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

Laumeier Sculpture Park
This tour requires pre-registration.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Founded in 1977 as a nonprofit arts organization, it presents more than 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park. Artists include Vito Acconci, Donald Judd, Jenny Holzer, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ernest Trova and Jackie Ferrara, who designed the first site-specific sculpture for the Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Plan for an interactive, hour-long hike led by a docent that will engage you in the relationship between art and nature and a visit to the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. All participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and weather, and to wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways.

Maximum participants: 22

Fee: $45

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus leaves from the conference hotel at 8:15 am. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start. Tour starts on site at 9:00 am.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Monday April 20, 2020 8:00am - 11:30am CDT
Laumeier Sculpture Park 12580 Rott Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127
  Tours

8:00am CDT

Pre-Conference Executive Board Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries

Monday April 20, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

9:00am CDT

ARLIS/NA Yearlong Mentor Program Workshop
This workshop will be the catalyst for the year-long mentoring program, which pairs emerging and established leaders in the art library community and providing them with the tools to support and carry out a successful mentoring relationship.

Our program begins with a workshop at the 2020 St. Louis, Missouri conference and continues until the 2021 Montreal, Canada conference. The three-hour workshop will be led the ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee. Prior to the workshop, there will be light pre-work that includes an introduction to mentoring; characteristics of mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship; realistic goal-setting; appropriate behavior and expectations; methods of communication; and benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring. The presentation will continue building on these topics through PowerPoint, discussion, group-work, and working in your mentoring pairs.

Go to the ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee homepage if you’d like to learn more about the program and being a mentee or mentor. If you have questions, contact Megan Lotts at megan.lotts@rutgers.edu.


Moderators
ML

Megan Lotts

Art Librarian, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Monday April 20, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

9:00am CDT

Central Print Letterpress Workshop
This tour requires pre-registration.

The program begins with an explanation of letterpress process and history. A demonstration of printmaking and book arts techniques will follow featuring inking techniques, a demonstration on press use, and creating a folio. Central Print's printmaking instructor will help participants create a themed set of printed cards, while its book arts instructor helps participants create a folded folio to hold their curated collection of cards. Time will be spent on concept development, exploring language, creating pattern and texture, and proofing images. Each participant will have one bound folio of index card-sized prints that can be leafed through, read, and rearranged to explore its construct of meaning.

In addition to inks and stock papers, the workshop will use found papers, antique printing cuts and type, woodblocks that have already been carved with a wide variety of images and textures. All materials provided.

Founded in July 2014 and located in the historic neighborhood known as Old North St. Louis, Central Print is a studio and classroom space in a renovated storefront, formerly Sobel’s department store.

Maximum Participants: 10

Fee: $85

Accessibility: Standing.

Transportation: Coach bus leaves from conference hotel by 9:00 am. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Monday April 20, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Central Print 2624 N 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63106

10:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

11:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:30pm CDT

Leadership Institute
Attendance by invitation only.

12:30pm-1pm: Arrivals and Lunch
1pm: Institute begins
5pm: Institute ends
 
The theme of this year’s leadership institute is “Design Thinking,” focusing on leadership practices for collaborative design. Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor of Performing Arts (Design) at Washington University, will facilitate the discussions.  Rob is director of the Beyond Boundaries Program at the university and an expert in design thinking, and has led human-centered design workshops for many years to a wide variety of audiences. 
To foster inclusiveness, we are inviting leaders from across the organization and making available as many spots as we can for members who are aspiring leaders.  
Participants will develop leadership practices for collaborative design, learn the steps of the creative process, and work in groups to create a project that meets a specific goal, takes aesthetics into consideration, and conforms to a set of restraints. They will experience the importance of visual and verbal communication, prototyping, quick decision making, and iteration as early elements of innovation and group work. Reflection will focus on strengths and challenges in group project work and ways to ensure that the best ideas are heard and implemented.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries

Monday April 20, 2020 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lenox Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

1:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

1:00pm CDT

Emil Frei Studio: A Century of Stained Glass
This tour requires pre-registration.

The internationally renowned Emil Frei stained glass studio originated in St. Louis in the late nineteenth century, when it specialized in “Munich Style” narrative windows. The studio’s designs for the Holy Family Church in Watertown, New York won the Grand Prize at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. Prior to World War II, the family maintained studios in St. Louis and Munich. By 1951, the firm had completed projects for more than 5,000 churches internationally. Its designs may be found at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as well as the Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in New Orleans, LA.

The family business continues to create new monumental window designs, and dedicates considerable efforts to restoration work. Join Aaron Frei on a tour of select stained glass window sites in St. Louis, including the beautiful Marquette Gallery, home to St. Louis University’s rare books collection.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $40

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from the conference hotel at 1 pm. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Monday April 20, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

1:00pm CDT

St. Louis Architecture Bus Tour with John Guenther
This tour requires pre-registration.

Join The Society of Architectural Historians St. Louis and Missouri Valley Chapters president John C. Guenther, FAIA on a remarkable tour of the city’s most notable sites.

The tour begins by visiting the site of St. Louis’ origins. Situated on Cathedral Block, designated in 1764 by Auguste Chouteau, co-founder of St. Louis, the Old Cathedral was a focal point of the City of St. Louis for religion, civic activity, and education. We then walk to the entry plaza of the new museum entrance of the Gateway Arch to view Eero Saarinen’s winning national competition entry to commemorate the United States’ westward expansion through the Louisiana Purchase.

Next, we visit the 1891 Wainwright Building designed by Louis Sullivan, considered to be the first expression of the new high-rise building type.

We next travel to the 1907 Central Branch of the St. Louis Public Library—the crown jewel of the St. Louis Public Library system – designed by Cass Gilbert. We will tour the Steedman Architectural Library – a gift from George Fox Steedman (1871-1940) of his collection of many of the most influential and beautiful architectural books ever published.

Our last site is a tour of the Fabulous Fox – one of the crown jewels in William Fox’s motion picture empire designed by C. Howard Crane. It has been the setting of a wide array of concerts, plays, and various performances since its opening on January 31, 1929, as a 5,000-seat movie house. Restored in 1982, the Fabulous Fox continues to delight patrons to this day, from its dramatic, exotic lobby to its magnificent performance hall to its smallest detail.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $40

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Monday April 20, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

1:00pm CDT

Teaching in the Art Library: From Pedagogy to Praxis
While teaching is often a core responsibility of art librarianship, many MLIS programs do not adequately prepare their students. This beginner’s workshop is intended to provide a foundational introduction to teaching, setting up librarians who are either new to the field or simply new to teaching for success. This workshop will cover a wide range of skills and pedagogy necessary to any new teacher, including lesson planning, creating outcomes based learning objectives, a basic introduction to pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching & learning, and more as time allows, delivered in an active, engaging manner by fellow expert art librarian teachers. Workshop participants will work individually and in groups to explore the content, and will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience creating their own learning objectives and lesson plans. Workshop participants will also learn about ways to manage teaching anxiety, tips for communicating with faculty, and will have a basic introduction to curriculum mapping as it benefits a program of instruction at their institution. This workshop will require some pre-work and readings.

Fee: $40

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Stine (she/her)

Courtney Stine (she/her)

Director of the Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm an Assistant Professor and Director of the Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville. I've been an ARLIS/NA member since 2013 and I chair the Travel Awards Subcommittee. Talk to me about information literacy, feminism, and burnout in librarianship... Read More →
avatar for Eva Sclippa

Eva Sclippa

First Year Engagement Librarian, UNC Wilmington
Teaching SIG Co-Coordinator
avatar for Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College


Monday April 20, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

2:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

3:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

3:00pm CDT

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
This tour requires pre-registration. This tour is also offered on Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 pm.

Nestled in grassy fields on 10.5 acres in Kirkwood, Missouri, the  Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is a unique and significant residence designed by the legendary architect. It was Wright’s first building in the St. Louis area, and is one of only five Wright designs in Missouri. It is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining its original furnishings and fabrics. With a floor plan composed of two intersecting parallelograms, it is considered one of Wright’s most geometrically complex homes. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Maximum participants: 22

Fee: $60

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from the conference hotel at 3 pm. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Monday April 20, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park 120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

4:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Monday April 20, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
 
Tuesday, April 21
 

7:00am CDT

Yoga
Join Deborah Ultan Boudewyns for rejuvenating Yoga sessions. Bring your own yoga mat, or a hotel room towel.

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

7:00am CDT

Registration and Hospitality Desk
Register for the conference, pick up registration materials, get conference information, or schedule an open room.

Moderators
CH

Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Pre-Function West 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

ARLIS Canada Chapter
The Canada Chapter represents Canadian art information professionals within ARLIS/NA. The Chapter fosters communication among art and architecture librarians and archivists, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and other art information professionals across Canada.

Membership is open to all Canadian members of ARLIS/NA and all other interested ARLIS/NA members. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting and we strongly encourage Canadian members to attend!  You can learn about chapter activities on our website: http://canada.arlisna.org/


Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Mid-Atlantic Chapter
The Mid-Atlantic chapter will conduct its Winter business meeting during the annual conference. An agenda will be shared prior to the meeting at http://midatlantic.arlisna.org/meetings/upcoming-meetings/. The chapter includes members from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and our meetings are open to all attendees.

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Mountain West Chapter
The Mountain West chapter will conduct our business meeting during the annual conference. An agenda will be shared via the chapter's listserv prior to the meeting. The chapter includes members from Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Our meetings are open to all attendees. 

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Beene

Stephanie Beene

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of New Mexico

Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

New England Chapter
This meeting is open to all attendees. 


We'll discuss upcoming projects within the chapter, such as the Spring and Fall meetings, and have a chance to catch up with each other and what our institutions are doing. Please join us!



Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

8:00am CDT

Ohio Valley Chapter
The Ohio Valley Chapter includes members from Ohio, (Western) Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Please join us for our annual winter/spring business meeting where we'll discuss chapter business and future projects.

Our meeting is open to all attendees.

Moderators
CM

Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Westminster Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Southern California Chapter
Moderators
JF

Jennie Freeburg

Librarian / Archivist, Gagosian

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Dufour

Jenna Dufour

Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California, Irvine


Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

8:00am CDT

Twin Cities Chapter
BYO beverage, and join the Twin Cities chapter for casual conversation and an opportunity to share what's new at your organizations and otherwise informally network. Open to anyone from the Minnesota/upper Midwest region.

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: O'Connor Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Walkshop with Eric Ellingsen
This tour requires pre-registration.

Join Eric Ellingsen for a multi-modal walkshop that promises to an immersive experience. This be a will a chance to slow down, find your way and listen to where you are. This will be a sensory-based walk that will require use of attention and awareness in order to find your way. The walk will be low impact and paced. More detailed itinerary to follow.

Eric Ellingsen, a non-disciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, will lead this walk. Ellingsen aims to develop collective and individual imaginations through process-oriented work, perception, and action-based research across the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, and art. Through the design and choreography of situations, encounters, public art installations, curation, poetry, walks, and performances, Ellingsen seeks to construct alternative ways of perceiving and using public spaces that empower communities and citizens as agents in the design and self-determination of their own spaces, stories, and lives.

Maximum participants: 15

Fee: $30

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Walk from the conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer at the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator



Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:45am CDT

9:00am CDT

Let Mortal Heroes Tell Your Tale: Reimagining Benchmarking and Data Visualization Strategies for Tech Services Units
To work in technical services is to face a never-ending battle against innumerable foes. Every technical services team in an art library faces the same epic dilemma: how to demonstrate your worth to your institution. You know how ruthlessly efficient your workflows are, but how can you prove it to the world? Without being able to compare against other units in other institutions, your only point of comparison is yourself, which means every success sets the bar higher next time.

In this interactive panel, presenters from technical services units in art libraries of varying sizes and institutions, from large museum libraries to mid-sized academic libraries to solo librarian situations, will present actual data from their libraries, with varieties of data visualizations. We’ll discuss how to create meaningful metrics for core tech services functions that are rarely reported on, to demonstrate activity levels, and some simple visualizations that help tell your tale. Then we’ll talk about how we can find data points for benchmarking activity to compare across institutions, and how session participants and others can plan to do this as a group moving forward. Following that, we’ll open the floor for discussion of how best to present the data you have for your library. Let mortal heroes tell your tale of tech services triumph!

Moderators
avatar for Bronwen Bitetti

Bronwen Bitetti

Librarian, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Puccio

Andrea Puccio

Collections Management Librarian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
avatar for Karen Stafford

Karen Stafford

Associate Director, Art Institute of Chicago


Tuesday April 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Reimagining Canadian Art Practices and Art Collections: From Publication to Preservation and Promotion
What initiatives can we, as librarians, educators, museum professionals, archivists, and curators, take to create research opportunities, raise awareness, and provide access to art publishing on a national scale?
This panel examines two initiatives that art librarians from Canadian universities have undertaken at individual and institutional levels. The approaches seek to enrich bibliographic information about, and exhibition histories of, Canadian artists while improving access to reference publications and collections.
John discusses ongoing research into a reference publication and artist book titled Who Was Who Was Who in Contemporary Canadian Art. This print and Open Access book draws on work from a research residency at Artexte and subsequent contact with art libraries across Canada. A biographical dictionary of Canadian artists and their pseudonyms, it explores intersections of academic enquiry and art making while offering a critical framework for reconsidering traditional biographic approaches to art history.
Sara discusses re-development of the Canadian Art Exhibition Catalogue Collection at the University of British Columbia Music, Art & Architecture Library. This reference collection preserves historic catalogues and is a record of art practice in Canada, with strong regional representation. It compiles items previously dispersed in the library system and reinvigorates promotion of Canadian art in a high-profile reading room enriched with iconic imagery through collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Both case studies offer opportunities for research, record keeping, and pedagogy, outlining the potential for new ways of relaying information in support of academic research and creative process.

Learning Objectives:
• How to conceptualize art publishing as an evolving area of research and artistic practice.
• Collaborating with subject specialists and arts organizations to build cross-institutional research networks.
• Methods for documenting and providing access to information about artists, art making, and exhibition histories.
• Strategies through case study – and future possibilities – for assessment, collection development, preservation, and resource sharing.

Moderators
avatar for Jenna Dufour

Jenna Dufour

Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California, Irvine

Speakers
avatar for John Latour

John Latour

CPAC Program Co-Chair, Teaching & Research Librarian - Fine Arts, Concordia University Library
John Latour is the Teaching & Research Librarian - Fine Arts at Concordia University. He has a BFA in Studio Arts (University of Ottawa), a MLIS (McGill University) and a MA in Art History (Concordia University). John's research areas include Canadian contemporary art, artists' books... Read More →
avatar for Sara Ellis

Sara Ellis

Art Librarian, University of British Columbia Music, Art & Architecture Library


Tuesday April 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

9:00am CDT

SIG Lighting Round and Networking Session
Join the Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) for a lightning round and networking session featuring ARLIS/NA Special Interest Groups. SIGs represent areas of interest, passion, and ongoing professional questions within our community. They are a great way to meet and learn from other art librarians, join ongoing projects, and contribute to discussions about our field and practices. After short presentations by SIG representatives, attendees are encouraged to join our open networking session to speak with those reps and each other. This event is ideal for anyone seeking opportunities to get involved with ARLIS/NA whether they are students, new professionals, or just new to ARLIS/NA!

Moderators
avatar for Michele Jennings

Michele Jennings

Art Librarian, Ohio University
AO

Alex O'Keefe

Yale University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

10:00am CDT

Diversity Forum
Program Description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Meeks

Amanda Meeks

Librarian, UofA
SF

Shannon Finnegan

Shannon Finnegan is a multidisciplinary artist making work about accessibility and disability culture. She has done projects with Banff Centre, Friends of the High Line, Tallinn Art Hall, Nook Gallery, and the Wassaic Project. She has spoken about her work at the Brooklyn Museum... Read More →
CJ

Cyree Jarelle Johnson

Cyree Jarelle Johnson is a writer and librarian from Piscataway, New Jersey. He holds an MSLIS from Drexel University, an MFA from Columbia University, and a BA from Hampshire College. He is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at Pratt Institute Libraries. SLINGSHOT, Johnson’s... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Starlight Ballroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Art Librarian Parents and Caregivers SIG
Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Fletcher

Stephanie Fletcher

E-Resources/Reference Librarian, Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Decorative Arts SIG
This meeting is open to all attendees.  

We will share events and accomplishments by members, discuss topics of interest and revisit the progress of ongoing projects.

The Decorative Arts Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is a forum for sharing ideas pertinent to the field of decorative arts, craft, and design librarianship. The group is primarily composed of members from academic, museum and special libraries concerned with cultivating shared resources for managing decorative arts collections, as well as developing professional skills to best serve students, faculty, researchers and curators.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Goodrich

Beth Goodrich

Librarian, American Craft Council
I joined American Craft Council as the librarian in 2017. I manage the library, archives, and digital collections for the organization and provide research and reference support for ACC staff, members, and the public. I received my BA in theatre arts and communications from Kalamazoo... Read More →
BH

Beth Hylen

Reference Librarian, Corning Museum of Glass

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

International Relations Committee
Moderators
avatar for Beverly Mitchell

Beverly Mitchell

Assistant Director, Art & Dance Librarian, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Westminster Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

New York City Chapter
New York city chapter meeting.

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Nominating Committee
Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: O'Connor Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Artstor + JSTOR Forum User Group Meeting
Join us for lunch and an update on our latest tools and plans for their future development. We’ll be discussing the many improvements we’ve made to the Artstor Digital Library, including classroom teaching tools, image groups, and accessibility. We’ll also be presenting some of the results of our pilot program to make Artstor content available on JSTOR for institutions subscribing to both resources. Then we’ll move on to JSTOR Forum, covering its simpler, more intuitive new interface as well as other recent changes. Finally, we’ll spotlight some of the freely available Public Collections made possible by Forum subscribers and discuss their usage and discoverability.

Please RSVP via Sched if you plan to attend!

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Zodiac 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:00pm CDT

Makerspace
SCIP (Stimulating Creativity in Practice) SIG Makerspace
This year’s conference makerspace features a variety of hands-on art and craft activities. Stop by during open hours to create, play and unwind.

Moderators
avatar for Jill Chisnell

Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Memorabilia Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:30pm CDT

Book Art SIG
Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Collection Development SIG
Moderators
avatar for Chantal Sulkow

Chantal Sulkow

Reference and Collections Librarian, Bard Graduate Center Library

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

12:30pm CDT

Digitial Humanities SIG
Moderators
avatar for Ellen Tisdale

Ellen Tisdale

Architecture & Humanities Librarian, University of Manitoba

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:00pm CDT

Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee
This is a meeting for the members of the Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee.

Moderators
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Courtenay McCleland

Head of Digital Projects & Preservation, University of North Florida

Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Art, Libraries, & Librarianship in a Time of Endless Possibilities
The roles and boundaries of art librarians and art libraries are blurring. Spaces are becoming less definable as well as the roles and skill sets as librarians. The authors in this session suggest that the figurative and physical space of librarianship is moving towards generalized roles which are less definable - providing the freedom to pursue more possibilities.
 
This session combines three research projects that attempt to understand aspects of change in Art Librarianship and Academic Libraries. By embracing change authors recognize the creative possibilities that come with being flexible and adaptable with one’s use of time and architectural spaces.

Those attending will hear about important recent publications in art librarianship and library design, unusual examples of current library architecture, and will learn about the results of a survey on current skills for art librarianship.

Papers included (alphabetical by last name):

Megan Lotts, The Art Librarian Wears Many Hats: a survey of skills needed for art librarians in the 21st century- In the 21st century Art Librarians wear many hats such as, collectors, curators, hardware specialists, programmers, researchers, social media managers, social workers, teachers, technology support, writers, as well as sometimes providing candy and tissues to students, faculty, and staff in times of need. As collection and staff budgets are dwindling, the skill sets of Art Librarians are widely expanding as the field continues to move away from the traditional ideas of subject background, foreign language proficiencies, and professional studies such as cataloging, indexing, and abstracting. This presentation will look at the history of Art Librarianship, discuss the current skill sets needed by Art Librarians in higher education, and provide insight for individuals pursuing a career in Art Librarianship. The methodology includes a literature review and a national survey of art librarian skills sets in the 21st century.

Henry Pisciotta, Curiosity and Design for Academic Libraries- The literature on library architecture is bifurcated: designers have often emphasized form and librarians’ function.  As the design specialists in our academic libraries, art librarians can mediate, advocating for the value of good design in library facilities planning.  Three recent areas of scholarship might help consolidate these discussions: the literature on libraries as “social infrastructure,” another on the architectural aspects of embodied cognition, and the little-explored psychological research on curiosity.  Writings on social infrastructure can help us understand the current reallocation of space from collections to people.  Embodied cognition provides scientific support for the important subliminal impacts of design.  The psychology of curiosity explains some library buildings that seem capable of stimulating inquiry and exploration.  These thoughts will be illustrated with recent projects by major firms, emphasizing the 2019 Charles Library at Temple University by Snøhetta, and contrasted to the ideals of 1970s library design.
 
Paulina Rousseau, Creating Opportunities: Planning, Implementing, and Assessing a Mentorship Program- Planning, Implementing, and Assessing a Mentorship Program- While LIS programs offer theoretical training that assist new graduates and young professionals in building confidence in a skill set that can move their careers forward, a mentorship at the beginning of one’s career can have an incredible impact by helping to build professional connections, modelling proper communication so that the new professional feels heard, and can help the mentoree to understand professional cultures and norms. Mentors benefit by being given the opportunity to give back to their profession, strengthens their interpersonal relationship skills, and can re-energize the mentor’s enthusiasm for the work that they do.
This year the ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter is the planning phase of a mentorship program that will pair established professionals with new graduates planning careers in art libraries or memory institutions. The goal of the mentorship program is twofold - to give ARLIS-ON members an opportunity to connect with professionals that have experience in an area that they would like to pursue, and to support ARLIS-ON student and professional members make new connections within the profession/institution and arts focused communities, and the presenters will discuss their planned phases for the project.


Moderators
avatar for Ginny Moran

Ginny Moran

Research & Instruction Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Ginny Moran is a Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a past-chair of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter, past moderator of the ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division, and currently serves as co-chair of the Association for College & Research... Read More →

Speakers
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Paulina Rousseau

University of Toronto Scarborough Library
avatar for Henry Pisciotta

Henry Pisciotta

Arts and Architecture Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
Talking in session 7 - Listening to Architecture. Looking for written criteria / guidelines/ rules for displaying student works in libraries. Interested in most things. Unfortunately.
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Megan Lotts

Art Librarian, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Now Screening: How Films and Video Enhance Documentation of the Decorative Arts
The Dec Arts SIG has developed a proposal for a media-rich panel session for 2020, in a somewhat unusual and fun format that we have not used recently for the ARLIS/NA conference. In our 60-minute panel session, four to five panelists will each show short clips from films and videos about the decorative arts, and discuss why they are important to the history of decorative arts (5 to 10 minutes for each presenter).

Because craft and the decorative arts involve particularly hands-on techniques, understanding the processes employed in the decorative arts is important to researchers, and video therefore greatly enhances the experience of decorative arts research. Amplifying the conference’s “preserve, enhance, re-imagine” theme, we will screen videos from a variety of genres, including films that show how various decorative arts techniques are accomplished, others that document individual pieces, and others that present biographies of artists working in design/dec arts. We will screen a wide variety of video formats: archival artists-at-work footage from the American Craft Council library; clips from PBS's seminal “Craft in America” television series; live demonstrations by glass artists on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel; films from the Library of Congress's large film collection; and feature-length documentaries and commercial films on decorative arts and design. We will show how dec arts librarians have long been reimagining ways to document the decorative arts through their libraries’ video collections, and are working on the best ways to preserve such types of documentation in library collections.

This panel session will incorporate time at the end for a short interactive discussion, reflection, brainstorming, sharing, and questions. It will include a takeaway handout on decorative arts filmography and vendors, which will be collaboratively elaborated on during the session and eventually form the basis of an online resource to be published on the Decorative Arts SIG’s website. In addition to seeing important examples of artists and pieces of decorative art live on video, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about sources for identifying and collecting dec arts films, libraries with strong collections of decorative arts and design on video, and producers and vendors for dec arts video and film.

In the spirit of the ALA Film & Media Round Table (FMRT)’s recurring screening sessions offered at the ALA Annual conferences, “Now Showing @ ALA,” the Dec Arts SIG envisions a lively and hopefully very popular video screening session that meshes well with the Preserve, Enhance, and Reimagine conference themes.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John Burns

John Burns

Electronic Resources Librarian, Dixie State University Library
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Beth Hylen

Reference Librarian, Corning Museum of Glass
avatar for Beth Goodrich

Beth Goodrich

Librarian, American Craft Council
I joined American Craft Council as the librarian in 2017. I manage the library, archives, and digital collections for the organization and provide research and reference support for ACC staff, members, and the public. I received my BA in theatre arts and communications from Kalamazoo... Read More →
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Kathy Woodrell

Library of Congress


Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

1:30pm CDT

Telling Stories with Library Data: Visualization Projects and Tools
This panel will include both presentations and demonstrations, focusing on the use of data visualization and digital humanities tools in art libraries to elaborate on institutional narratives through existing or new data.

One presentation will explore how libraries can begin leveraging their data to create meaningful visual narratives and gain new insights about themselves. Through an examination of Watson Library’s use of Power BI – a powerful data visualization tool provided by Microsoft – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it will investigate the way a library's data can be used to create visualizations that stakeholders can engage with, providing the context necessary for a compelling story. These visualizations allow one to see the evolution of a library over time, transforming numbers into narratives and giving stakeholders a deeper insight into the impact of the library.

Another presentation will give a brief overview of Ensemble@Yale, a crowdsourced transcription project using Zooniverse’s Project Builder that enlists volunteers to generate structured metadata from digitized theatrical performance programs in Arts Library Special Collections at Yale University. The ultimate goal is to create a database of people involved in these productions, which will be used to make the images and data searchable within the library’s digital collections interface. The data produced will enable new approaches to illuminating and researching this institutional history, and the presentation will also explore creative visualizations using samples of the final database.

These presentations will be followed by a demonstration of various data visualization and digital humanities tools that can be integrated into different stages of a project workflow. Drawing on the tools from the first two presentations—including Power BI, Project Builder, OpenRefine, Gephi, and Tableau—the demonstration will highlight out-of-the-box options for data collection, cleaning, visualization, and sharing.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings

Assistant Museum Librarian, Systems, Metropolitan Museum of Art
AO

Alex O'Keefe

Yale University
avatar for Catherine Derose

Catherine Derose

Program Manager, Digital Humanities Lab, Yale University Library
avatar for William Blueher

William Blueher

Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Reimagining the Frame: Connecting Art to the Framework in Theory and in Practice
One of the greatest and most intriguing challenges information literacy instructors face is the task of imparting a deep and nuanced understanding of the information ecosystem to students in a limited time frame, and often in a context in which straightforward checklist definitions are expected. Art information professionals often face the additional challenges of working with a layer of discipline-specific concepts, issues, and practices, such as artists’ files and catalogues raisonnés. Since its formal adoption in 2016, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a more organic approach to information literacy, reconceptualizing the research and information creation process as one based on interconnected concepts and dispositions rather than a specific list of skills. Instead of outlining specific skills and outcomes, the ACRL Framework provides flexibility for discipline-specific needs. However, developing discipline-specific learning objects and outcomes by oneself and in the absence of a simple “checklist” can prove challenging, as can the task of applying the Framework to research within a specific discipline.

In this session, participants will work together to contextualize the framework in art. First, they will be briefly introduced to a sampling of projects in which their peers have successfully integrated the Frames into their instruction practice, and then work to generate a full complement of Framework-specific plans. Working in facilitated groups, attendees will first identify specific ways in which their assigned Frame connects to the field of art and art history, and then produce a learning activity to help guide students through the Frame. At the end of the session, each group will present out to the others on their work, providing all attendees with a path forward for teaching each of the six Frames in their own classrooms.

Moderators
avatar for Eva Sclippa

Eva Sclippa

First Year Engagement Librarian, UNC Wilmington
Teaching SIG Co-Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Claire Powell

Claire Powell

Ringling College of Art + Design
avatar for Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College
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Alexander Watkins

University of Colorado Boulder


Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

1:30pm CDT

Peter H. Raven Library at the Missouri Botanical Garden
This tour requires pre-registration.

Tour the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Peter H. Raven Library with director Doug Holland. The tour will include the general collection, special collections, herbarium, and conservation lab.

The Library includes more than 250,000 items! And the collections contain more than books. Botanical artwork, field books, photographs, as well as modern and historical maps are but a few of the other objects housed in the Garden's Library. The Library's collections of modern to centuries-old botanical literature are essential for scientists who name and describe plants. While the collections focus on plant names and descriptions, the Library is also rich in other subjects such as the study of edible and medicinal plants, the art of botanical illustration, and the history of scientific exploration.

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. As of 2020 the collection has nearly 7 million specimens.

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. For over 158 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.

Maximum participants: 23

Fee: $50

Accessibility: Walking through library spaces and labs.

Transportation: Bus from the conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

2:00pm CDT

Digital Cicognara Library Project Open Forum
The Digital Cicognara Library is an international initiative to recreate in digital form the remarkable private book collection of Count Leopoldo Cicognara (1767–1834). Assembled in the Romantic era, Cicognara’s collection of some five thousand early imprints comprises the foundational literature of art and archaeology. The "Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità" (1821), Cicognara’s two-volume inventory of the library, remains an essential tool for scholars and bibliophiles. In 1824, Cicognara sold his book collection to the Vatican Library.

The project's web site is hosted by Princeton University and features the full text of the "Catalogo ragionato" combined with black-and-white scans of the original volumes in the Vatican and modern bibliographic descriptions. When complete, the site will provide links to one or more high-resolution, color facsimiles of matching copies from partner libraries. and corresponding bibliographic information. Thanks to generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and partner institutions, the Digital Cicognara Library will be an open-access resource.

This session will provide attendees with an update on the project's progress and future plans for development.

Moderators
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Holly Hatheway

Head Librarian; Project Director, Digital Cicognara Library, Princeton University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Digital Cicognara Library Project Parters Meeting
Moderators
HH

Holly Hatheway

Head Librarian; Project Director, Digital Cicognara Library, Princeton University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Tuesday April 21, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

3:00pm CDT

Mission Critical: Cultivating Our Fundraising Skills
Whether in a small museum environment, mid-sized art and design center, or large research setting, it has become vital for art information professionals to pursue financial support through individual donors, friends groups, or community partners. New initiatives and ongoing programs invariably require that we employ well established methods to support our institutional mission and goals. In challenging economic times it’s often essential that we explore creative ways to sustain activities that are central to our missions, whether they be for capital campaigns, operating expenses, special collections acquisitions, or digital initiatives. Unfortunately, relatively few art information professionals have backgrounds in institutional advancement, grant writing or donor relations. Frequently, our limited exposure to the individuals and departments that are central to these pursuits means that we lack critical insight into the art of fundraising. As a result, we find it necessary to learn many of these skills independently by trial and error or through a trusted mentor.

This session will highlight key aspects of fundraising through the insights of three proven leaders in the realms of academic, museum, and art and design school libraries. Speakers will address topics such as:
• Working with your development or advancement department
• Establishing and managing friends groups
• Cultivating donors and trustees
• Collaborating with faculty or curatorial colleagues
• Connecting with foundations
• Fostering strategic partners

Each of the presenters serves or has served at the director level in their respective organizations and has led successful fundraising initiatives to raise millions of dollars for their institutions. Collectively, they bring more than 100 years of experience to bear in working with advancement departments, grant funding entities, and private donors.

Objectives

Attendees will come away from the session with the following key take-aways by learning to:
• Collaborate with advancement staff in support of library initiatives
• Create strategies for long-term donor cultivation
• Establish and manage affinity or friends groups

Moderators
avatar for Jon Evans

Jon Evans

Chief of Libraries and Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Speakers
avatar for Ann Whiteside

Ann Whiteside

Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Services, Harvard University
Digital Collections and teachingDigital preservation
avatar for Milan Hughston

Milan Hughston

Retired, former Chief of Library, Museum of Modern Art
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Sandra Ludig Brooke

Avery Director of the Library, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens


Tuesday April 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Reimagining Unique Collections through Digitization
This panel examines how archival, rare, and special collections are preserved, enhanced, and reimagined through the process of digitization. Panelists from academic, nonprofit, and museum libraries discuss strategies and best practices for ongoing digitization projects that support new directions in the life cycle of unique collections.  Topics discussed include the use of digital platforms, preservation efforts, creating metadata, copyright issues, accessibility, and the challenges and opportunities these projects have revealed.

At the University of Kansas the digital platform Omeka was used to build an online archive, bringing together humanist commentary with digitized archival images of a 125-year-old, world-renowned natural history diorama. Online access to the historic images of this exhibit allow the enhancement of its narrative and the ability to reach a wider audience. Affordances of a digital platform, such as interactive mapping, timelines, and the creation of metadata allows for the contextualization and comparison of materials which are physically dispersed.

In 2017, the American Craft Council received a large donation of books and artist file materials from the Friends of Fiber Art International, along with a large monetary donation for digitization of the artist files. Since then, digitization has been completed. Approximately one third of the digital objects have metadata records and have been published online into the ACC’s digital collections. Beth Goodrich, Librarian at the American Craft Council, will highlight the selection process for digitizing materials and the challenges (and unanticipated benefits) of requesting permission from the artists to make the content available online.

The Fashion Resource Center and the Textiles Resource Center are two of the special collections at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both operate as hybrid research facilities embedded within academic departments, which maintain unique hands-on collections that support artistic practice and scholarship across campus. The Fashion Resource Center’s collection consists of more than 600 garments and 200 accessories that exemplify avant-garde designs, fabrics, and construction techniques by some of the most prominent designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Textile Resource Center holds a collection of almost 400 objects from the historic and contemporary world of textiles. Melanie Emerson discusses the process of providing greater accessibility and discoverability of these materials through the Library's Digital Collections.

The Frick Art Reference Library has been acquiring and digitizing early 20th-century exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, and ephemera, documenting the spread of Modernism and focused on the geographic areas of Central/ Eastern Europe and Japan. Christina Peter, Head of Acquisitions at the Frick will touch upon her role in determining the criteria for digitization, creating metadata, and navigating copyright issues.

Kirsten Painter will report on her digitization project for the Seattle Art Museum: she is digitizing a porcelain collector’s personal slides, interviewing the collector, researching porcelain history, and creating an Omeka digital exhibit. This project enhances our understanding of both porcelain collecting overall as well as SAM’s own collection, and reveals both the obstacles and benefits of digitizing fragile, unusual materials.

Moderators
avatar for Andi Back

Andi Back

Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Kansas

Speakers
avatar for Christina Peter

Christina Peter

Head, Acquisitions, Frick Art Reference Library
avatar for Beth Goodrich

Beth Goodrich

Librarian, American Craft Council
I joined American Craft Council as the librarian in 2017. I manage the library, archives, and digital collections for the organization and provide research and reference support for ACC staff, members, and the public. I received my BA in theatre arts and communications from Kalamazoo... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Emerson

Melanie Emerson

Dean of the Library + Special Collections, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
avatar for Andrea Pitt

Andrea Pitt

University of Kansas


Tuesday April 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Getty Research Portal Open Advisory Meeting
An open working meeting of the Getty Research Portal Advisory Group. The Getty Research Portal is a free online search platform which provides global access to digitized art history texts by aggregating metadata from contributing institutions. The Portal, a collaborative initiative of the Getty Research Institute founded in 2012 with a number of international art libraries, is a multilingual and multicultural union catalog that affords researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. With a growing number of participating institutions (37 at present), the Portal now provides access to more than 160,000 digitized volumes. The Advisory Group convenes representatives from participating institutions periodically to consult on the Portal and any parties interested in becoming potential contributors are encouraged to join. Observers are also welcome.

Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

4:00pm CDT

LGBTQ SIG
Speakers
avatar for Vaughan Hennen

Vaughan Hennen

Digital Design and Access Librarian, Dakota State University


Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Management SIG
Moderators
avatar for Caitlin Kilgallen

Caitlin Kilgallen

Associate Library Director, School of Visual Arts
avatar for Heather Slania

Heather Slania

Director, Heather Slania, ARLIS/NA Education Liaison

Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Texas-Mexico Chapter
Please join us at the Texas-Mexico Chapter meeting to discuss ongoing chapter business, our upcoming fall meeting, and potential future projects.
 
Our meeting is open to all attendees.

Moderators
Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

4:30pm CDT

Directory of Digital Art History
Michelle Wilson and Samantha Deutch present on ARLIS/NA’s new publication, Directory of Digital Art History (DAHD).

Moderators
avatar for Samantha Deutch

Samantha Deutch

Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection
avatar for Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Digital Publishing Librarian, Columbia University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

5:00pm CDT

Big Ten Academic Alliance Libraries (BTAA)
Big Ten Academic Alliance Libraries (BTAA) are looking at the strong potential for high-level collaborations with collection development, shared staffing, and digital preservation efforts. Years past, we used met as the CIC group. With these types of changes ahead it will be healthy for us to meet, renew as a group, reconnect and see how we can work together in prep for future BTAA changes.

Speakers

Tuesday April 21, 2020 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

5:00pm CDT

Materials SIG
Moderators
DM

Darin Murphy

Head of SMFA Library at Tufts, Tufts University

Tuesday April 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

5:00pm CDT

First-Time Attendees and International Attendees Reception
Reception hosted by Laura Schwartz, ARLIS/NA President, and our ARLIS/NA Membership Committee. Mix and mingle with members of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board, members at large, as well as your fellow attendees. Ribbons on badges identify attendees as speakers, moderators, board members, and more, making it easy for you to introduce yourself to new people.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries


Tuesday April 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Zodiac 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

6:00pm CDT

Welcome Reception at the St. Louis Art Museum
Reconnect with colleagues at the Saint Louis Art Museum! Nestled atop the expansive Forest Park, the museum’s Cass Gilbert-designed main building was completed for the 1904 World's Fair, when it served as the Palace of Fine Arts. More than 100 years later, it expanded to include a new gallery pavilion designed by British architect David Chipperfield.

The ARLIS/NA Welcome Party affords the opportunity to explore the Museum's internationally renowned collection and its noteworthy campus. Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks kindly provided by our host.

Doors to the museum will not open until 6 pm, but members are encouraged to take in the sculpture garden or the view from Art Hill.

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach buses running to/from conference hotel entrance on Lindell Blvd. will start at 5:30 pm. Coach buses running to/from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s East Building (Taylor Hall) will conclude at 8:30 pm.

Moderators
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Tuesday April 21, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
St. Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
 
Wednesday, April 22
 

7:00am CDT

Yoga
Join Deborah Ultan Boudewyns for rejuvenating Yoga sessions. Bring your own yoga mat, or a hotel room towel.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

7:00am CDT

Registration and Hospitality Desk
Register for the conference, pick up registration materials, get conference information, or schedule an open room.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Pre-Function West 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

7:30am CDT

Poster Sessions Set-Up
Poster presenters will set up posters according to their assigned number in the display area in the Lindell Prefunction area. The poster session coordinator will be available to assist.

Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell Prefunction 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

Architecture Section and Urban and Regional Planning SIG Joint Meeting
Moderators
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Rachel Castro

Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona

Speakers
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Stephanie Beene

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of New Mexico


Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

8:00am CDT

Auction Catalog SIG
Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Cataloging Section
Moderators
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Adam Robinson

Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Chapter Leaders
This is an annual meeting for ARLIS/NA chapter officers.  Officers in attendance will meet the incoming Chapters Liaison, Stefanie Hilles, and discuss chapter activities, goals, and responsibilities for the year.  Current chapter initiatives will be discussed, including bundled membership options. The group will also brainstorm methods for increasing chapter membership.

Moderators
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Stefanie Hilles

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Miami University
Stefanie Hilles is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at Wertz Art and Architecture Library at Miami University, where she liaisons to the art, architecture, and theater departments, manages their collections, and instructs information literacy sessions. She also curates exhibitions... Read More →

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Diversity Committee
Moderators
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Amanda Meeks

Librarian, UofA

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Northwest Chapter
Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Westminster Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

SCIP (Stimulating Creativity in Practice) SIG
Moderators
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Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: O'Connor Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Solo Art Information Professionals SIG
The Solo Art Information Professionals Special Interest Group acts as a platform for discussion for ARLIS/NA members who are solo professionals. Solo art information professionals are librarians, archivists, or visual resource curators who have no professional peers within their immediate department. They often serve as the head of the library or visual collection and may have support staff such as assistants, interns, or volunteers. They are found in all types of organizations including special libraries, art and architecture school libraries, museum libraries, branch libraries, and independent art agencies. For solo professionals, ARLIS/NA provides a crucial means to connect with the wider community. This special interest group enables solo professionals to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities unique to their positions.

Moderators
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Jillian Suarez

Librarian, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

9:00am CDT

Development Committee
Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Exhibits Hall Opening Reception-sponsored by TBD
Enjoy a beverage and snack break while you mingle with fellow conference attendees and visit vendors.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

CV Review Sessions
Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) helps early career librarians navigate all levels of the job hunt. We want to help you put your best foot forward with a well-organized and polished CV by signing up or dropping in for one-on-one constructive criticism and advice from peers and veteran librarians. Remember to bring a copy of your resume to receive personalized feedback.

Moderators
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Lauren Margaret Haberstock

University of Arizona
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Hillary Wang

Pratt Institute

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Posters On View
Take a self-guided tour of your ARLIS/NA colleagues' work, which will incite your curiosity, bring new insights to the profession, and turn your sights onto innovative practices.

1.    Artist Files in the Transit Library: Connecting Collections
Bronwyn Dorhofer, Research Librarian, Sound Transit

2.    Artists Need Visual Literacy: Why Universities with Art and Design Programs Should Require Visual Literacy Courses Designed for Studio Art Majors through the Use of Feminist Pedagogy
Jackie Fleming, Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington

3.    As easy as 1, 2, 3: A model for organizing artists’ books
Yuki Hibben, Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University

4.    Assessing the Needs of Scholarly Users of NYARC’s Web Archives
Mary Bakija, MLIS Student, Pratt Institute

5.    Benchmarking Library Social Media Channels to Increase Engagement
Phoebe Stein, Digital Services Librarian, School of Visual Arts, NYU

6.    Comics & Graphic Novels in the Liberal Arts - Building a Collection from the Ground Up
Janis DesMarais, Visual Literacy and Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross

7.    Digital Humanities, Fair Use, and New Art Technologies
Julie Carman, Research Librarian, Central Washington University

8.    Exotic Animals in Japanese Art: Curation, Collaboration, and Experiential Learning Using Library Exhibit Space
Christiane Ramsey, Visual Arts Librarian and Timothy M. Davis, Asian Studies Librarian, Brigham Young University

9.    La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook
Angela Weaver, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Puget Sound

10.    The Francis Bedford Archive: Nineteenth-Century Architectural Photography in England and Wales
Claralyn Burt, Academic Year Graduate Intern, National Gallery of Art

11.    Leveling the Playing Field: Board Games as Critical Collections
Shaleigh Westphall, Library Assistant, Pacific Northwest College of Art

12.    LibArt: A Model for Exhibiting Student Art in Academic Libraries
Andrea Pitt, Art & Architecture Library Operations Manager, The University of Kansas

13.    Material Order SEARCH: a Shared Catalog of Materials Collections
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

14.    Micro/crafting: Reimagining Data Through Art and Embroidery
Stacy R. Williams, Head, Helen Topping Architecture & Fine Arts Library, University of Southern California

15.    More Than a Pretty Picture: Integrating Art and Visual Literacy with the ACRL Framework
Mary Wegmann, Collection Development Librarian, Sonoma State University

16.    Open Access Collections: Past, Present, & Future
Rachel Hoster, Ask a Librarian Specialist, University of Michigan

17.    Oral History as Care: Preserving Memories & Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships
Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College

18.    Processing the National Palace Museum, Taipei Collection
K. Sarah Ostrach, MLIS Candidate ’20, University of Maryland

19.    Radical Revisions: Using an Information Literacy Course Grant to Drive Collection Development
Sarah Carter, Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University

20.    Recommended reads for visual literacy: A new bibliographic resource for librarians
Dana Thompson, Research and Instruction Librarian, Murray State University

21.    Reconstructing the Built Environment: SAH Archipedia & the Architecture of Digital Scholarship
Amanda Clark, Library Director, Whitworth University

22.    Reflecting, Reimagining and Defining: One-on-One Studio Consultations for Visual Artists and Musicians at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Yale School of Art M.F.A. Graduate Program
Allison Comrie, Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

23.    Starting From Scratch: Developing a New Arts Library Programming Team
Tess Colwell, Arts Librarian for Research Services and Alex O'Keefe, Arts Digital Projects Librarian, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

24.    Suggestions For Making Artists' Books More Accessible
Marsha Taichman, Visual Resources & Public Services Librarian, Cornell

25.    Visual Thinking for Art Librarians and Artists: Unlocking Your Creativity to Generate Ideas, Solve Problems and Communicate More Effectively
Rebecca Barham, Art Research Librarian, University of North Texas

26.    When the Instructor Becomes the Student: How Sitting in on Classes Strengthens Libraries' Departmental Impact
Leah Sherman, Visual & Performing Arts Librarian, Florida State University



Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell Prefunction 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Makerspace
SCIP (Stimulating Creativity in Practice) SIG Makerspace
This year’s conference makerspace features a variety of hands-on art and craft activities. Stop by during open hours to create, play and unwind.

Moderators
avatar for Jill Chisnell

Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Memorabilia Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

10:00am CDT

Wassan Al-Khudhairi Keynote
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, where she has organized Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre, Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project, Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation, Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse and SUPERFLEX: European Union Mayotte. Prior to her position at CAM, Al-Khudhairi was the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  During her time in Birmingham, she organized the first large-scale exhibition of the museum’s contemporary collection,Third Space / shifting conversations about contemporary art. In 2019, Al-Khudhairi received the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and the AAMC Foundation Award for Excellence for the Third Space catalogue.  She was invited to be a Curator for the 6th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan in 2017 and Co-Artistic Director for 9th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea in 2012.  Serving as the Founding Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, Al-Khudhairi oversaw the opening of the Museum in 2010 and co-curated Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art and curated Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab.

Speakers
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Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, where she has organized Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre, Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project, Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation, Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Starlight Ballroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

10:00am CDT

Exhibits Open
The Exhibits Hall will be open for conference attendees to meet vendors and to learn more about the products and services they offer.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

11:00am CDT

ARLIS/NA Annual Membership and Business Meeting
Moderators
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Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, University Libraries Ball State University, ARLIS/NA Past President

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Starlight Ballroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Central Plains Chapter
Moderators
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Katrina Windon

Accessioning and Processing Archivist, University of Arkansas
Katrina Windon is the Accessioning and Processing Archivist for the University of Arkansas Special Collections. Windon holds an MSIS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Archivist.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Documentation Committee
Moderators
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Samantha Deutch

Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Ogle Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Midstates Chapter
The Midstates Chapter serves the region including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Our members are art and architecture librarians, visual resources curators, museum professionals, archivists and special collections librarians, collectors and appreciators, book publishers and dealers, content providers, educators, artists, and students.

This meeting serves as one of two annual business meetings. We will share professional work as well as discuss chapter business and future meetings.

Participation in our meetings is open to all.

Moderators
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Sarah Carter

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington
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Melanie Emerson

Dean of the Library + Special Collections, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Professional Development Committee
Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: O'Connor Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Southeast Chapter
ARLIS/NA Southeast (SE) is the Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA, the Art Libraries Society of North America. We serve professionals who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Open to all attendees.

Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Westminster Boardroom 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

Exhibits Closed for Lunch
The Exhibits Hall will close for lunch.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:00pm CDT

OCLC Research Library Partnership Roundtable Luncheon
Limited to staff at RLP-affiliated institutions and invited guests.



Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP)
Moderators
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Michele Jennings

Art Librarian, Ohio University
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Alex O'Keefe

Yale University

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Cataloging Advisory Committee
Moderators
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Andrea Puccio

Collections Management Librarian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

12:30pm CDT

Exhibitions SIG
Moderators
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Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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Elizabeth Meinke

Exhibitions Coordinator, Case Western Reserve University
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Carol Ng-He

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Retirement SIG
Moderators
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Mary Frechette

Head, Fine Arts Department, St. Louis Public Library

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Teaching SIG
Moderators
avatar for Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College
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Eva Sclippa

First Year Engagement Librarian, UNC Wilmington
Teaching SIG Co-Coordinator

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

1:15pm CDT

Campus Next: East End Transformation at Washington University in St. Louis
Pre-registration is required for this tour.

A sweeping campus planning, design and construction project has transformed the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis two years after the start of construction. The largest capital project in the university’s recent history, the East End Transformation project was officially dedicated Oct. 2. It encompasses 18 acres of the Danforth Campus, adds five new buildings, expands the university’s world-class Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, relocates hundreds of surface parking spaces underground, and creates an expansive new park.

The reimagined landscape builds on the original 1895 campus plan by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, while at the same time being forward-focused. Four of the new buildings were designed by architecture firm KieranTimberlake and a sculpture park designed by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects. Nearly six acres of surface parking lots have been converted to green space, furthering the university’s commitment to sustainability. The underground parking garage is designed to be converted into classrooms and labs, a plan that foresees a future less dependent on automobiles. Walking paths connect academic buildings in different schools, making interdisciplinary collaboration easier.

Jane Kojima, Director Communication, Facilities Planning & Management, will lead a tour of the newly completed East End at Washington University in St. Louis. There will time included after the tour for self-exploration of the Sam Fox School grounds, including the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Weil Hall and the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $15

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: The tour begins at 1:45 pm. Walk, public transportation or ride share. For those who are taking Metrolink (public transportation), meet the tour volunteer at the front desk at 1:15. The volunteer will walk the group to the Central West End Metrolink station.

Moderators
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Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
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Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

1:30pm CDT

Convocation Rehearsal
Rehearsal for Convocation and the awards ceremony.

Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Featured Vendor Talks 1
We are offering a chance for vendors and sponsors to give a 10-minute presentation to conference attendees on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23. This is not intended to be a sales pitch but rather an informational presentation, and can be product demonstrations, question & answer format, or training opportunities.

These sessions will be timed by a moderator. We will schedule 4 presentations during each time slot, with time for questions and answers at the end.

Presentations TBA


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

International Perspectives: Panel Presentations from Art Information Professionals Abroad
This plenary session, sponsored and moderated by the International Relations Committee, invites international art and architecture information professionals to present on their libraries, archives and institutions. Such opportunity enables an exchange of ideas, information, and dialogue between ARLIS/NA members and international colleagues. In alignment with the theme for the 48th annual conference, the topics for these presentations include: library and archival collections; preservation strategies; space planning initiatives and projects; diversity, inclusion, and advocacy; international collaborative projects; advancement of the profession; institutional research and information instruction; and visualization and digital humanities.

Moderators
avatar for Beverly Mitchell

Beverly Mitchell

Assistant Director, Art & Dance Librarian, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University
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Isotta Poggi

Associate Curator of Photographs, Getty Research Institute

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

1:30pm CDT

Linked Data for Art Libraries: New Approaches to Metadata
This session will focus on the presentation and discussion of projects that implement linked data. Presentations about practical application of Wikidata, BIBFRAME, and other linked data tools and methodologies will demonstrate the viability of linked data in art libraries and elucidate pathways towards the incorporation of linked data into library activity.

Rather than theoretical discussions of how linked data will impact libraries and discovery, this session will look at how linked data projects have been executed – and the resulting outcomes and workflows. The main intent of this session is to demonstrate viable and realistic ways that linked data has been applied to library projects and metadata. Through the presented strategies, resources, and workflows attendees will have concrete examples of how linked data is evolving and how it can be applied.

Dr. Benjamin Zweig, Digital Projects Coordinator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present “Opening Up: Wikidata and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.” This paper describes the National Gallery of Art’s recent contribution of collection records for 120,000 artworks to Wikidata, an open-access structured data knowledge base created and maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation. In early 2019, the National Gallery of Art began contributing basic art object data to Wikidata based on its collection records in TMS. The initiative represents a new direction in the Gallery’s history of open access initiatives, moving into the world of open data in addition to its longstanding commitment of providing open-access images of its collection. Reasons for release of the Gallery’s data on Wikidata, which this paper will discuss, includes the ability to reach large new audiences, enriching collection records with help from the Wikidata community, and merging the Wikidata entities with the 53,000 images of artworks the National Gallery of Art donated to Wikimedia Commons in 2019. In particular, this paper will discuss how contributing the Gallery’s art object data to Wikidata can specifically enhance art historical research, and will also address the challenges involved in the undertaking, notably data remodeling limitations and reconciliation practices required to merge Gallery data with Wikidata.

Mary Seem, Assistant Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library, will discuss the implementation of BIBFRAME record creation. As a cohort member of the second phase of the LD4P, Mellon-funded grant on BIBFRAME the Frick Art Reference Library draws on its rich collection of historic auction catalogs, web archived material, and monograph collections as a case study for the implementation of BIBFRAME. With the grant less than six months from the end of its two-year timeline, this presentation offers a chance for attendees to see a linked data project in action, the completed steps, and the strategies that have developed thus far. At the core is this presentation is the construction of different metadata application profiles, training materials, and documentation.

Moderators
KW

Karly Wildenhaus

Senior Metadata Specialist, New York Public Library

Speakers
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Mary Seem

Lead Acquisitions Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Re-imagining Critical Visual Literacy in Higher Education
Since its creation in 2018 by the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group, the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force (VLTF) has actively pursued its charge to re-envision the 2011 ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education through the dual lenses of recent scholarship and the 2016 ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Products of the VLTF’s work thus far include a second draft of a new visual literacy framework; a glossary of updated terms and concepts drawn from an extensive, ongoing literature review; and a Zotero bibliography of over 400 sources. In the months leading up to ARLIS/NA St. Louis, we will gather empirical data on outsider and stakeholder perspectives via interviews, providing us with a structured scan of how librarians and affiliated professionals perceive, use, and define “visual literacy” in the 21st century. Our aim is to identify and define the skills, competencies, knowledge practices, and dispositions that enable students to be critical consumers of visual information, now and into the future.
In this interactive session, members of the VLTF invite ARLIS/NA members—as frontline professionals in visual literacy pedagogy--to examine our study method and accumulated data, to critically and creatively engage with our data analysis, and contribute their collective wisdom and expertise to the enterprise of ‘reimagining’ visual literacy for a new generation.
We will begin by briefly summarizing the task force’s progress on the new visual literacy guidelines draft, then present our empirical research strategy and instruments and share summaries of data and feedback gathered from the identified stakeholder groups. Attendees will be able to provide task force members with feedback as members of one of the primary groups with a professional stake in the outcome of the VLTF’s work.
In the following break-out sessions and forum discussions, task force members will guide participants in Futures Thinking exercises informed by a constructivist instruction approach, designed to creatively explore new critical visual literacies informed but not necessarily constrained by current standards and frameworks. Attendees will reimagine the present from the perspective of their visual literacy practice 5 and 10 years in the future, exploring how critical visual literacies factor into various scenarios and reflecting on values and assumptions underlying each ‘future.’ Participants will utilize mind mapping, sketching, and other visual methods to make associations between scenarios, self-reflect, and connect with peers through several think-pair-share activities and discussions.
Through this series of structured activities, audience members will engage in conceptual and practical exercises that will allow for the group as a whole to think broadly and holistically about Visual Literacy, and its future - both as a theoretical framework and as a practical tool for use in libraries and education. Conference attendees will also be able to contribute to the discussions through virtual means, such as the VLTF’s website.

Moderators
Speakers
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Maggie Murphy

Visual Art & Humanities Librarian, UNC Greensboro
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Stephanie Beene

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of New Mexico


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

No Refunds: Managing Gifts and Navigating Donors
Whether due to downsizing baby boomers, or what many media outlets are calling the “Marie Kondo Effect,” libraries and cultural institutions have seen a swell in gift offers in recent years. While gifts contribute to the unique constellation of materials that define and enrich our libraries, archives and museums, managing gifts, as well as navigating relationships with donors and donor families can be complex and challenging. Some financial donors make specific requests for the management of their funds that can be difficult to adhere to; some collection donors may give outside of the scope of the library’s focus; others may desire a level of involvement in the institution that pushes boundaries. The gifts themselves may require customized workflows, resources for addressing duplicates and conservation issues - all of which can require hours of additional processing time and labor that libraries may struggle to support. In this session, panelists will discuss the colorful topic of donor relations and the life of the gift well after it has been given from various perspectives including those of academic libraries, museum libraries and special collections. Topics covered will include: donor cultivation, standardization and restriction of institutional policies on collections and gifts, managing unsolicited and even unwanted donations, forming personal relationships with long-term donors, the cost of donations in labor and space, inheriting legacy donors from predecessors, establishing workflows for handling duplicate materials, addressing conservation issues with fragile gifts, and, in some worst case scenarios, preparing for and handling infestations. We hope attendees will learn from our experiences and insights and take away specific examples they can incorporate into their gift management and donor relations policies.

Moderators
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Sarah Carter

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington

Speakers
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Malia Van Heukelem

Art Archivist Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
Malia oversees the Jean Charlot Collection, a large collection of artist papers, plus the Archive of Hawaii Artists & Architects at Hamilton Library. Previously, she worked in the Library's Preservation Department, and has served as Collections Manager for the state's Art in Public... Read More →
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John Burns

Electronic Resources Librarian, Dixie State University Library
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Chantal Sulkow

Reference and Collections Librarian, Bard Graduate Center Library
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Christina Peter

Head, Acquisitions, Frick Art Reference Library
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Emily Guthrie

Library Director, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Exhibits Open
The Exhibits Hall will be open for conference attendees to meet vendors and to learn more about the products and services they offer.

Moderators
CH

Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

2:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

2:30pm CDT

ARLIS/NA Oral History Project Recording Session
Attendance by invitation only.

Moderators
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Samantha Deutch

Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection
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Annie Sollinger

UMass Amherst

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

2:30pm CDT

Rare Books at Washington University in St. Louis
This tour requires pre-registration.

Come see a selection of rare books from both the Bernard Becker Medical Library and John M. Olin Library! For the first time in years, these collections will share the same campus. From early anatomy to contemporary artists’ books, a wide array of specimens—mainly containing gorgeous illustrations—will be on display. Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books, and Martha Riley, Archives and Rare Books Librarian, will be available to discuss the collections and answer questions.

The Bernard Becker Medical Library, located on the campus of the Washington University School of Medicine, has maintained a collection of rare medical texts devoted to scholarship and teaching since 1912. The rare book program developed considerably over the past century, and the Library now holds nine distinct Rare Book Collections totaling approximately 23,000 books and journals. The collections are open to the medical community, historians, and to the general public. The collections’ strengths include ophthalmology, neurology, anatomy, deaf education, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology.

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, located on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, rare book collections include over 60,000 printed pieces and represent all the disciplines the University Libraries collect. The collections’ primary strengths are in the areas of literature; the material culture of the book, including the history of printing, graphic design, and the book arts; and aspects of American and world history.

Maximum participants: 25

Fee: $15

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: The tour begins at 3:00 pm. Walk or ride share. For those who are walking, meet the tour volunteer at the front desk at 2:30. The volunteer will walk the group to the Bernard Becker Medical Library. After the session a volunteer will be on hand to walk to the group to the convocation ceremony, just a short 5 minute walk away.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Bernard Becker Medical Library 660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

3:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

3:00pm CDT

Strategic Directions Committee Town Hall
Making the Society We Want to Be: Strategic Directions Town hall
Transparency is fundamental to building a more inclusive organization, providing everyone with access to decision-makers and decision-making. There is a growing consensus in ARLIS that we must all work towards building a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment so that all members have the opportunity to succeed in their profession and contribute to the organization. This interactive town hall will feature members of the Strategic Directions Committee and the Executive Board discussing recent initiatives to foster transparency across the society. Feedback will be actively solicited through discussion prompts, as well as interaction and feedback directly from the members. Members of the Executive Board will be present and feedback will be incorporated into future projects and initiatives of the Strategic Directions Committee.

Moderators
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Emilee Mathews

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Speakers
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, University Libraries Ball State University, ARLIS/NA Past President
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Lori Salmon

Head, Institute of Fine Arts Library, New York University


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Cataloging, Curating, Creating, and Collecting: Conversations with Photobooks
Photobooks continue to evolve as a genre. At this panel presentation sponsored by the ARLIS Photography SIG, you will hear from colleagues who are interacting with photobooks in innovative ways via exhibits, cataloging and collection building.

Starting a Photo Book Club
Tess Colwell

During spring 2019, Yale University’s Arts Library formed a small group of library colleagues to develop a photobook club, geared as an outreach opportunity to School of Art students. The Arts Library has been collecting books by photographers for decades as part of its mission to document trends in the art world to support teaching and research at Yale. Each month, the club meets in a casual lunchtime setting to discuss a unique theme or topic about photobooks. This presentation will detail the process of forming the group and takeaways from the meetings and program so far.

Cataloging Exhibition-Specific Photobooks
Deidre A. Thompson

In 2014 and 2016, the Phoenix Art Museum mounted the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. After its run, the photobooks displayed in the exhibition were transferred to the library at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. The backlog consisted of photobooks by established photographers as well as novices, and as a result required a mixture of copy and original cataloging. In this presentation, I will detail how I enhanced existing records in WorldCat to reflect the specific exhibition and created original MARC records, emphasizing LCSH, exhibition specific fields, and LCGFT.

Collection development that reimagines the use of primary photographic books and prints
Deborah Ultan

Developing a primary research collection on photography that narrates the history of photography’s techniques and aesthetics in a way that bravely preserves cultural icons from people to architecture, from image to poetry, led to the acquisition of the complete 21st Editions publications and publisher’s production archives at the University of Minnesota. Acquired in 2018, 21st Editions now serves as a vital study collection. Collection goals in tandem with this acquisition profile photography research materials that support historic inquiry about artists, technique, process, media, and the imagination. This presentation will focus on collection development that reclaims the use of primary photographic books and prints in a way that integrates curricula and class projects, and more widely, becomes a meaningful draw for community study, events, exhibitions, and symposia.

Independent photobooks: creating, distributing, collecting, exhibiting
Dianne Weinthal

The exhibition “Various Library Books,” on view during the summer of 2019 at the Arts Library, University of California, Los Angeles, celebrated the power of the photobook medium, but primarily sought to redistribute it. With intentional acquisition and curation, we can highlight more recent and historically overlooked works worthy of our collective attention. This presentation acknowledges the saturation of photobook publishing and offers suggestions for how to support independent presses.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Promoting Minicomics in Special Collections and Special Collections in Minicomics
The Information Age has empowered a wide range of sequential artists to pursue narratives and art styles not represented within major comics publishing companies. Web publishing has the benefit of being less-costly than traditional print runs, but independent creators often still need physical products to sell at comic conventions and in their online stores. Many of these creators turn to minicomics for inexpensive merchandise. Minicomics, also known as small press or ashcan comics, are often printed and assembled by the artists themselves. This inexpensive and accessible format creates inspiring collections in libraries, especially in special collections and archives.

This session will address the relationship between special collections and mini-comics creators in two ways. First, the presenters will discuss how they have partnered with sequential art faculty on a minicomics assignment. This assignment is coupled with a visit to special collections and will educate them on special collections, handling archival collections, and primary source research. The students’ assignment will be a mini-comic inspired by special collections that can then be reproduced by the library for promotional purposes. Students will be provided with a sheet that specifies what information must be included with on the back page of each minicomic as well as suggested minicomic topics. At the end of the quarter the students will promote their works at a minicomics expo where the library will also have a table to promote the minicomics in special collections.

Second, the presenters will discuss how they have promoted the minicomics held in special collections. The minicomics collections are a mix of student and faculty work and work from outside artists. The special collections librarian and the sequential art liaison librarian teamed up to identify the most engaging student minicomics to feature in social media posts. These posts not only highlight materials with lower usage statistics but also draw more students to the library’s social media and encourage them to donate their work to the library. By promoting student work in special collections, the library fosters a lasting relationship with students. The students from the minicomics class also each select a favorite minicomic held by special collections to be highlighted in library social media posts. These guest posts encourage the students to engage in deeper primary source research, explore a variety of minicomics formats, and provide a student view of special collections on library social media.

Moderators
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Christine Mannix

Instruction Librarian, Columbus College of Art & Design
Instruction librarian and keeper of the CCAD Historic Art Book Collection.

Speakers
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Stephanie Noell

Special Collections Librarian, University of Texas at San Antonio
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Sauda Mitchell

Savannah College of Art and Design


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

3:00pm CDT

What’s Past is Prologue: Historical Artworks and Contemporary Creativity
A bookseller and an artist, a team of information professionals, and a librarian/archivist consider contemporary practices and ways of thinking, working, and creating that are informed by medieval manuscripts, historical collections, and notable art exhibitions, respectively. Their various collaborations with the historical record result in the generation of new artwork, systems of access, and programming, respectively.

Facsimile editions of medieval illuminated manuscripts preserve original manuscripts, whose delicate status prevents their accessibility. A facsimile vendor and an artist’s partnership resulted in a 21st-century illuminated manuscript of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century Divina Commedia. The bookseller educated the artist about historical Dante manuscripts, which inspired the project. The artist will speak about the medieval techniques he used and reinvented.

A groundbreaking craft exhibition, “OBJECTS: USA” opened on October 3, 1969, and toured throughout the United States and Europe for the next three years. On the occasion of the show’s 50th anniversary, an art librarian/archivist who oversees a related archive will consider the impact of this historic exhibition on the field of craft, and discuss how contemporary institutions interpret their collections through new exhibitions and programming.

George Cochrane: Artist, New York, NY and Giovanni Scorcioni: Founder, FacsimileFinder.com, Republic of San Marino
“Medieval Facsimiles: A Beacon to Illuminate Contemporary Art”

Beth Goodrich: Librarian, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN
“Reimagining the Object: The 50th anniversary of ‘OBJECTS: USA’”

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Friedman

Rebecca Friedman

Assistant Librarian, Marquand Library, Princeton University
Assistant Librarian Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology Princeton University

Speakers
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Beth Goodrich

Librarian, American Craft Council
I joined American Craft Council as the librarian in 2017. I manage the library, archives, and digital collections for the organization and provide research and reference support for ACC staff, members, and the public. I received my BA in theatre arts and communications from Kalamazoo... Read More →
avatar for Giovanni Scorcioni

Giovanni Scorcioni

Facsimile Finder
I'm the founder of FacsimileFinder.com, the largest distributor specializing in illuminated manuscript facsimile editions for the North American library market. I can help you with your collection development policies in art history and provide you with expensive items at competitive... Read More →
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George Cochrane

Independent Artist


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

3:30pm CDT

Posters Opening
Take a self-guided tour of your ARLIS/NA colleagues' work, which will incite your curiosity, bring new insights to the profession, and turn your sights onto innovative practices.

1.    Artist Files in the Transit Library: Connecting Collections
Bronwyn Dorhofer, Research Librarian, Sound Transit

2.    Artists Need Visual Literacy: Why Universities with Art and Design Programs Should Require Visual Literacy Courses Designed for Studio Art Majors through the Use of Feminist Pedagogy
Jackie Fleming, Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington

3.    As easy as 1, 2, 3: A model for organizing artists’ books
Yuki Hibben, Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University

4.    Assessing the Needs of Scholarly Users of NYARC’s Web Archives
Mary Bakija, MLIS Student, Pratt Institute

5.    Benchmarking Library Social Media Channels to Increase Engagement
Phoebe Stein, Digital Services Librarian, School of Visual Arts, NYU

6.    Comics & Graphic Novels in the Liberal Arts - Building a Collection from the Ground Up
Janis DesMarais, Visual Literacy and Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross

7.    Digital Humanities, Fair Use, and New Art Technologies
Julie Carman, Research Librarian, Central Washington University

8.    Exotic Animals in Japanese Art: Curation, Collaboration, and Experiential Learning Using Library Exhibit Space
Christiane Ramsey, Visual Arts Librarian and Timothy M. Davis, Asian Studies Librarian, Brigham Young University

9.    La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook
Angela Weaver, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Puget Sound

10.    The Francis Bedford Archive: Nineteenth-Century Architectural Photography in England and Wales
Claralyn Burt, Academic Year Graduate Intern, National Gallery of Art

11.    Leveling the Playing Field: Board Games as Critical Collections
Shaleigh Westphall, Library Assistant, Pacific Northwest College of Art

12.    LibArt: A Model for Exhibiting Student Art in Academic Libraries
Andrea Pitt, Art & Architecture Library Operations Manager, The University of Kansas

13.    Material Order SEARCH: a Shared Catalog of Materials Collections
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

14.    Micro/crafting: Reimagining Data Through Art and Embroidery
Stacy R. Williams, Head, Helen Topping Architecture & Fine Arts Library, University of Southern California

15.    More Than a Pretty Picture: Integrating Art and Visual Literacy with the ACRL Framework
Mary Wegmann, Collection Development Librarian, Sonoma State University

16.    Open Access Collections: Past, Present, & Future
Rachel Hoster, Ask a Librarian Specialist, University of Michigan

17.    Oral History as Care: Preserving Memories & Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships
Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College

18.    Processing the National Palace Museum, Taipei Collection
K. Sarah Ostrach, MLIS Candidate ’20, University of Maryland

19.    Radical Revisions: Using an Information Literacy Course Grant to Drive Collection Development
Sarah Carter, Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University

20.    Recommended reads for visual literacy: A new bibliographic resource for librarians
Dana Thompson, Research and Instruction Librarian, Murray State University

21.    Reconstructing the Built Environment: SAH Archipedia & the Architecture of Digital Scholarship
Amanda Clark, Library Director, Whitworth University

22.    Reflecting, Reimagining and Defining: One-on-One Studio Consultations for Visual Artists and Musicians at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Yale School of Art M.F.A. Graduate Program
Allison Comrie, Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

23.    Starting From Scratch: Developing a New Arts Library Programming Team
Tess Colwell, Arts Librarian for Research Services and Alex O'Keefe, Arts Digital Projects Librarian, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

24.    Suggestions For Making Artists' Books More Accessible
Marsha Taichman, Visual Resources & Public Services Librarian, Cornell

25.    Visual Thinking for Art Librarians and Artists: Unlocking Your Creativity to Generate Ideas, Solve Problems and Communicate More Effectively
Rebecca Barham, Art Research Librarian, University of North Texas

26.    When the Instructor Becomes the Student: How Sitting in on Classes Strengthens Libraries' Departmental Impact
Leah Sherman, Visual & Performing Arts Librarian, Florida State University



Moderators
Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell Prefunction 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:30pm CDT

CV Review Sessions
Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) helps early career librarians navigate all levels of the job hunt. We want to help you put your best foot forward with a well-organized and polished CV by signing up or dropping in for one-on-one constructive criticism and advice from peers and veteran librarians. Remember to bring a copy of your resume to receive personalized feedback.

Moderators
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Lauren Margaret Haberstock

University of Arizona
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Hillary Wang

Pratt Institute

Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Wednesday April 22, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

5:00pm CDT

Convocation and Awards Ceremony with Keynote Speaker, Adrienne Davis
Adrienne Davis holds appointments as the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law; Vice Provost; and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds courtesy academic appointments in the Departments of African and African-American Studies; History; Sociology; and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, all in the School of Arts & Sciences. Davis is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, where she served on the Executive Committee of the Yale Law Journal. 
Davis joined the law faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in January 2008 and was appointed vice provost in January 2011.  As Vice Provost, Davis focuses on faculty diversity and development, consulting and collaborating closely with the University’s schools;managing a suite of programs; and chairing key searches for the next generation of University leaders. From 2015 until 2017 she chaired the University’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, which was charged with designing a University-wide plan for diversity.  She also works closely with other stakeholders at the University on a range of institutional policies, initiatives, and programs.  As a teacher and scholar Davis is a feminist and critical race theorist who focuses on “the law of daily life,” or how law regulates and affects people’s daily interactions, decisions, and identities.  She has written extensively on the gendered and private law dimensions of American slavery, the legal regulation of intimacy, and theories of justice and reparations.  She is the co-editor of the book, Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America (NYU Press). In spring 2019, Davis was named the founding Director of the University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. The Center brings faculty and students across Washington University’s seven schools to study how race and ethnicity are integral to the most complex and challenging issues of our time. Davis is deeply involved in several St. Louis civic institutions. She is Secretary to the St. Louis Art Museum’s Board of Commissioners and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Opera Theatre St. Louis, the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Our Little Haven, and the St. Louis Visionary Awards.  She is a member of the Links, Inc., St. Louis Chapter, and for three years chaired their Arts Facet.  She previously served on the boards of Laumeier Sculpture Park and December literary magazine.
 

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Davis

Adrienne Davis

Vice Provost, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, Washington University in St. Louis
Adrienne Davis holds appointments as the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law; Vice Provost; and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis.  She holds courtesy academic appointments in the Departments of African... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium 320 South Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO

7:00pm CDT

Convocation Reception
Join your colleagues for a festive evening of food, drink, and music to move to by DJ Crim Dolla Cray.

The Starlight and Zodiac Ballrooms are the crown jewels of The Chase Park Plaza with their floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor terraces, and panoramic views of Forest Park and the St. Louis Arch. Guests arrive eleven floors up and enter an incomparable setting that pairs history and contemporary Art Deco design.

Crim Dolla Cray is a DJ and creative from St. Louis City. She spins her vinyl collection of late '60s and '70s disco, funk, rock and soul all around town, including at SLAM Underground, First Fridays at Grand Center, the Riverfront Times Music Showcase and Cherokee Street Cinco De Mayo. You can catch her at the B-Side every second Saturday, or tune in to her KDHX show Beyon’ Cray on Wednesday nights.

Speakers


Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Starlight/Zodiac 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
 
Thursday, April 23
 

7:00am CDT

Yoga
Join Deborah Ultan Boudewyns for rejuvenating Yoga sessions. Bring your own yoga mat, or a hotel room towel.

Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

Academic Division
Moderators
avatar for Ginny Moran

Ginny Moran

Research & Instruction Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Ginny Moran is a Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a past-chair of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter, past moderator of the ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division, and currently serves as co-chair of the Association for College & Research... Read More →

Speakers
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Courtney Stine (she/her)

Director of the Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm an Assistant Professor and Director of the Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville. I've been an ARLIS/NA member since 2013 and I chair the Travel Awards Subcommittee. Talk to me about information literacy, feminism, and burnout in librarianship... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Art and Design School Division
Open to all! New members welcome!

Come vote on a new Vice Moderator and help us establish priorities for the coming year. We will establish possible areas of interest for an ADSL conference panel next year and brainstorm ways to maintain casual conversation with one another throughout the year.

Moderators
avatar for Katy Parker

Katy Parker

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

8:00am CDT

Membership Committee
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Museum Division
Moderators
avatar for Alison Huftalen

Alison Huftalen

Head Librarian, Toledo Museum of Art

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

8:00am CDT

OCLC Shared Print/Offsite Storage Discussion

Staff from OCLC Research Library Partnership Institutions and any other interested parties are invited to discuss current questions/challenges/strategies/successes in the realm of offsite storage and shared print management.

Featured topics will include an update on the Print Archive Network Forum that took place at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia in January and a progress report on the joint CRL-OCLC project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, to optimize the registration and discovery of shared print retention commitments.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Visual Resources Division
The VRD supports members who are engaged in the acquisition, cataloging, curation, preservation, discovery, and circulation of visual content in analog and digital formats. All ARLIS/NA members are welcome to join our annual meeting to discuss professional needs as they relate to visual materials, as well as upcoming initiatives for the Division.

Moderators
avatar for John Burns

John Burns

Electronic Resources Librarian, Dixie State University Library
avatar for Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy

Visual Art & Humanities Librarian, UNC Greensboro

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Department of Walking Tour with Michael Allen
This tour requires pre-registration.

Join the Department of Walking on a walk that crosses the Delmar Divide and examines the ways in which race, class and public policies have made one street a significant division. Beginning in the Central West End and traveling to the adjacent Fountain Park neighborhood, the tour examines how two neighborhoods that developed similarly in the early twentieth century became estranged in the later part. The tour opens speculation on how to make a whole and equitable city -- how a street like Delmar might be a bind instead of a barrier.

Your guide is Michael Allen, an urban and architectural historian who teaches in the graduate architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis and directs the Preservation Research Office. Allen founded the Department of Walking as a vehicle for engaging the ways in which social struggles and political change is encoded in the built environment of cities like St. Louis.

Maximum participants: 15

Fee: $30

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Walk from the conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer at the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers
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Michael Allen

Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis



Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

8:00am CDT

Posters On View
Take a self-guided tour of your ARLIS/NA colleagues' work, which will incite your curiosity, bring new insights to the profession, and turn your sights onto innovative practices.

1.    Artist Files in the Transit Library: Connecting Collections
Bronwyn Dorhofer, Research Librarian, Sound Transit

2.    Artists Need Visual Literacy: Why Universities with Art and Design Programs Should Require Visual Literacy Courses Designed for Studio Art Majors through the Use of Feminist Pedagogy
Jackie Fleming, Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington

3.    As easy as 1, 2, 3: A model for organizing artists’ books
Yuki Hibben, Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University

4.    Assessing the Needs of Scholarly Users of NYARC’s Web Archives
Mary Bakija, MLIS Student, Pratt Institute

5.    Benchmarking Library Social Media Channels to Increase Engagement
Phoebe Stein, Digital Services Librarian, School of Visual Arts, NYU

6.    Comics & Graphic Novels in the Liberal Arts - Building a Collection from the Ground Up
Janis DesMarais, Visual Literacy and Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross

7.    Digital Humanities, Fair Use, and New Art Technologies
Julie Carman, Research Librarian, Central Washington University

8.    Exotic Animals in Japanese Art: Curation, Collaboration, and Experiential Learning Using Library Exhibit Space
Christiane Ramsey, Visual Arts Librarian and Timothy M. Davis, Asian Studies Librarian, Brigham Young University

9.    La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook
Angela Weaver, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Puget Sound

10.    The Francis Bedford Archive: Nineteenth-Century Architectural Photography in England and Wales
Claralyn Burt, Academic Year Graduate Intern, National Gallery of Art

11.    Leveling the Playing Field: Board Games as Critical Collections
Shaleigh Westphall, Library Assistant, Pacific Northwest College of Art

12.    LibArt: A Model for Exhibiting Student Art in Academic Libraries
Andrea Pitt, Art & Architecture Library Operations Manager, The University of Kansas

13.    Material Order SEARCH: a Shared Catalog of Materials Collections
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

14.    Micro/crafting: Reimagining Data Through Art and Embroidery
Stacy R. Williams, Head, Helen Topping Architecture & Fine Arts Library, University of Southern California

15.    More Than a Pretty Picture: Integrating Art and Visual Literacy with the ACRL Framework
Mary Wegmann, Collection Development Librarian, Sonoma State University

16.    Open Access Collections: Past, Present, & Future
Rachel Hoster, Ask a Librarian Specialist, University of Michigan

17.    Oral History as Care: Preserving Memories & Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships
Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College

18.    Processing the National Palace Museum, Taipei Collection
K. Sarah Ostrach, MLIS Candidate ’20, University of Maryland

19.    Radical Revisions: Using an Information Literacy Course Grant to Drive Collection Development
Sarah Carter, Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University

20.    Recommended reads for visual literacy: A new bibliographic resource for librarians
Dana Thompson, Research and Instruction Librarian, Murray State University

21.    Reconstructing the Built Environment: SAH Archipedia & the Architecture of Digital Scholarship
Amanda Clark, Library Director, Whitworth University

22.    Reflecting, Reimagining and Defining: One-on-One Studio Consultations for Visual Artists and Musicians at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Yale School of Art M.F.A. Graduate Program
Allison Comrie, Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

23.    Starting From Scratch: Developing a New Arts Library Programming Team
Tess Colwell, Arts Librarian for Research Services and Alex O'Keefe, Arts Digital Projects Librarian, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

24.    Suggestions For Making Artists' Books More Accessible
Marsha Taichman, Visual Resources & Public Services Librarian, Cornell

25.    Visual Thinking for Art Librarians and Artists: Unlocking Your Creativity to Generate Ideas, Solve Problems and Communicate More Effectively
Rebecca Barham, Art Research Librarian, University of North Texas

26.    When the Instructor Becomes the Student: How Sitting in on Classes Strengthens Libraries' Departmental Impact
Leah Sherman, Visual & Performing Arts Librarian, Florida State University



Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell Prefunction 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Cahokia Mounds
This tour requires pre-registration.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Cahokia Mounds is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. Located at the Cahokia archaeological site near Collinsville, Illinois, it is a striking example of a complex chiefdom society, with many satellite mound centers and numerous outlying hamlets and villages covering nearly 1,600 hectacres and including some 120 mounds. Monks Mound is the largest Pre-Columbian earthwork in the Americas, covering roughly the same footprint as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Nearby Woodhenge, discovered by Dr. Warren Wittry nearly 60 years ago, is believed to be a solar calendar used to observe celestial events.

Bring your own picnic lunch, walking shoes, and a hat.

Maximum participants: 54

Fee: $60

Accessibility: Longer periods of walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
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Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
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Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Cahokia Mounds Historic Site 30 Ramey Street Collinsville, IL 62234

8:00am CDT

Registration and Hospitality Desk
Register for the conference, pick up registration materials, get conference information, or schedule an open room.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Pre-Function West 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

9:00am CDT

Ivy Plus Art + Architecture Affinity Group
A meeting of members of the Ivy Plus Art + Architecture Affinity Group.

Moderators
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Heather Gendron

Director, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University Library
Hi! I'm Director of the Robert B. Haas Arts Library at Yale University and a past president of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Previously, I was Head of UNC Chapel Hill’s Sloane Art Library, Adjunct Professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science... Read More →

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
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Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

9:00am CDT

CV Review Sessions
Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) helps early career librarians navigate all levels of the job hunt. We want to help you put your best foot forward with a well-organized and polished CV by signing up or dropping in for one-on-one constructive criticism and advice from peers and veteran librarians. Remember to bring a copy of your resume to receive personalized feedback.

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Lauren Margaret Haberstock

University of Arizona
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Hillary Wang

Pratt Institute

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Engaging and Inspiring Students Visually by Reimagining Encounters with Special Collections
Recent years have seen a growth in collaborations between art librarians, special collections curators, and other academic partners to enhance and reimagine student interaction with and creation of visual materials. Collaboration, visual literacy, active learning, critical thinking, and student engagement are key to the success of these endeavors.
In Exhibiting STEAM: Engaging Art Librarianship in the STEM Narrative, Hilles and Boehme will discuss two exhibitions they spearheaded which created dialogues between arts and sciences. In one, they highlighted the photographs of microscopic subjects created by faculty and students, and, in the other, they curated an artist books’ exhibit where science served as inspiration and subject.

In Polaroids from Heaven: Experiential Learning with Special Collections, Ewalt will present on the methods and pedagogies she employs in visual literacy instruction to help students analyze and draw inspiration from photographs of Marian apparitions and supernatural phenomenon.

Leousis and Schmidt will discuss their collaboration, in Reimagining the Special Collections Classroom: Creating an Active Learning Laboratory for Art, Architecture, and Design Students, where they use a flipped classroom approach and hands-on activities to create student-centered and student-led workshops, in which students analyze and engage with visual materials from special collections.

In Hybrid Symbols of Identity and the Royal Chicano Air Force: Integrating Information Competencies in an Intermediate Studio Art Class Using University Library Archives and Special Collections, Harper and Ventis will present on a project in which printmaking students evaluate how Chicano identity was created and constructed in the RCAF poster collection, and students then create images incorporating symbols related to their own hybrid identities.

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Speakers
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Ginny Boehme

Science Librarian, Miami University
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Kasia Leousis

Head, Library of Architecture, Design and Construction, Auburn University
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Stefanie Hilles

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Miami University
Stefanie Hilles is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at Wertz Art and Architecture Library at Miami University, where she liaisons to the art, architecture, and theater departments, manages their collections, and instructs information literacy sessions. She also curates exhibitions... Read More →
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Jillian Ewalt

University of Dayton


Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Innovation and change in larger art museum libraries: a review of trends and challenges: revisiting the 2016 report on The State of Art Museum Libraries.
This panel will focus on current trends and challenges of five of the larger encyclopedic art museum libraries in the United States. Their directors will represent the libraries. The participants will address major issues, challenges and initiatives in their libraries, including leadership and management, organizational development and change, outreach and programming, collection development and management. The panel’s goal is to give an overview of the current challenges and initiatives that are shared in all libraries, especially large art museum libraries, but topics will be coordinated in advance so that speakers can bring out the priorities, initiatives and features that are characteristic of the individual library.

Moderators
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Kenneth Soehner

Arthur K. Watson Chief Librarian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Speakers
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Jon Evans

Chief of Libraries and Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

9:00am CDT

The Cataloging Manual Reinvented: the New RDA Toolkit and the 3R Project
RDA and the RDA Toolkit have undergone a substantial revision known as the 3R project (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign). This revision impacts how catalogers apply RDA and significantly alters how they access content and instructions in the RDA Toolkit. Members of the ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee will present the updates to RDA and the major conceptual and functional changes made to the Toolkit with a focus on the needs of art catalogers. Panelists will also present on the Cataloging Advisory Committee’s efforts to propose changes to RDA, on the creation of an RDA Toolkit application profile for cataloging art material, and the committee’s ongoing revision of the "Cataloging exhibition publications: best practices" document (published by ARLIS/NA in 2010) to comply with the new RDA standards. Time will be allotted for questions and the opportunity to discuss potential future proposals for changes and additions to RDA our community would like to see incorporated.

Moderators
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Andrea Puccio

Collections Management Librarian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Speakers
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Karen Stafford

Associate Director, Art Institute of Chicago
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Alexandra Provo

Metadata Librarian, New York University


Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Update on the State of Art & Design School Libraries Report
In this interactive session the Art & Design School Libraries report research team will offer an update on their progress, detail steps for the future, and invite input. In March 2019, the ARLIS/NA board tasked the Art & Design School Libraries Division with following in the steps of the Academic and Museum Divisions in developing a report detailing the state of art libraries and art librarianship in the specific realm of art and design school libraries. The final report is due to be presented in Spring of 2021 at the annual ARLIS/NA conference, and this session is an opportunity for members to learn about preliminary findings and participate in discussions that will help direct the next phases of the report. The research team, in collaboration with the Advocacy & Public Policy Committee, will also be looking for volunteers to help with future reading and edits, as well as nominations for schools that could be the subject of case studies. Please join us to learn more about this exciting project and find out how to get involved.

Moderators
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Serenity Ibsen

Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art
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Katy Parker

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

9:00am CDT

Exhibits Open
The Exhibits Hall will be open for conference attendees to meet vendors and to learn more about the products and services they offer.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Makerspace
SCIP (Stimulating Creativity in Practice) SIG Makerspace
This year’s conference makerspace features a variety of hands-on art and craft activities. Stop by during open hours to create, play and unwind.

Moderators
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Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Memorabilia Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

10:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
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Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

10:30am CDT

Ephemera as Evidence: The Importance of Connecting Book Artists and Librarians to build Special Collections
The relationship between the librarian and artist should be mutually beneficial and productive. By the library preserving ephemeral material made both in the studio and classroom, creators and librarians ensure future access, reflection on pedagogical progression, and artistic longevity. It should be incumbent upon librarians, who, through their affiliation with institutions, generally wield more power, to build authentic, gladdening relationships with creators. This is because an informed, engaged librarian’s actions can impact creators, institutions, and researchers for the better.

We propose a workshop on the topic of librarians and artists planning, building, and sustaining dynamic dialogue, with an emphasis on the way open dialogue affects collections over time. Participants will interact with pre-selected ephemeral objects by [one printmaker], as an avenue to engage in discussions surrounding collecting ephemera, developing relationships with art faculty, and the importance of getting ephemera into the hands of students.

The workshop will build upon [the authors’] conversations with [an artist] and special collections librarians to discuss the development of collections at [three large institutions]. Particular attention will be given to the relationship between [the artist] and the librarian/collector, as well as the importance of ephemeral work at [one particular major research institution].

The authors will first present, then lead group discussions. Conversations and topics will include issues like (but not limited to) the ephemeral objects and the ACRL Framework, critical pedagogy with ephemeral materials, collaborating with art faculty, and reflecting on past relationships with studio art faculty and planning for the future.

Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the importance of ephemeral works in their collection and strategies for both creating and building ephemeral collections and building lasting relationships with studio art faculty and community artists.

Bring an item of ephemera with you for this interactive panel!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Vaughan Hennen

Vaughan Hennen

Digital Design and Access Librarian, Dakota State University
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Courtney Becks

Librarian for African American Studies and Jewish Studies Bibliographer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Sarah Carter

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

10:30am CDT

If You Build It, Will They Come?: Reimagining Strategies for Embeddedness as an Art Librarian
Art librarians new to their position, whether in the beginning of their career or established as mid-to-late career librarians, are tasked with developing a rapport with their constituents. This often involves negotiating the fall-out of the various strategies utilized prior to their arrival at an institution; updating programming, instructional, or collections policies; and simply absorbing and synthesizing a seemingly staggering amount of information. In cases of positions with long vacancies, it can be imperative to fill in the gaps and nurture existing relationships before embarking on new projects or reaching out to additional stakeholders. While time is the most important and ineffable part of building a presence with and deep understanding of the faculty, students, and researchers you serve, this panel explores strategies that help this process along--keeping the best parts of existing practices while maximizing your own expertise, addressing new and emerging needs in your department(s), and deepening your engagement and embeddedness with your constituents.

Papers on this panel include:

“Not Yet Embedded: Building Effective Liaison Relationships”
Courtney Hunt, The Ohio State University
Building liaison relationships in an academic library takes time. In a climate where subject specialists are no longer primarily responsible for collection building, but also relationship building, what are some strategies that can cultivate effective partnerships? This paper addresses how a new art librarian is tackling some of these issues in a position was that was vacant for about four years. Some tactics include setting up office hours in departmental offices, collection open houses, and a new program for library instruction that engages with students through active learning strategies and assessment. This paper will examine the presenter's intentional and targeted programming, events, and collaborations to analyze what has worked and what hasn’t, after a year on the job.

“Order Up: A Teaching Menu to Engage Art and Design Faculty”
Michele Jennings, Ohio University
Teaching menus are commonly utilized by instruction librarians in academic libraries in order to give teaching faculty a sense of “what is possible”--namely, what pedagogical strategies or specialized materials are at the librarian’s disposal beyond one-shots or database demos. This paper details the process of developing a teaching menu aimed directly at studio art, design, and art history classes--from lesson planning and designing adaptable slides and worksheets, to integration of critical pedagogy practices and determining appropriate assessment techniques. While the creation of the presenter’s teaching menu is student-centered, there will also be discussion of the strategic use of the planning process and deployment of the teaching menu in reaching new faculty (or faculty new to the presenter) as well as enriching existing relationships.

"Strategies for Developing Trusting Relationships with Museum Professionals"
Beth Owens, Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art

Establishing trust with art museum professionals can be a daunting task for a newly appointed librarian, especially one in a position recently vacated by someone with a thirty-year tenure. In order to be effective, it is critical to build rapport as quickly as possible. Research into a potential acquisition of artwork cannot happen if the curator doesn’t have trust in your abilities. A conservator might not reach out for help locating a resource if a connection has not been formed. A faculty member may not request library instruction if they haven’t become acquainted with you. This paper will address some of the strategies utilized by the presenter to develop relationships and build trust with curators, faculty and students, as well as several other departments within the museum, during the first eighteen months in the position.

"Deeply Embedded: A Joint Faculty Position"
Lindsey Reynolds, University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Ever been to a job interview where the hiring committee wanted you to describe your vision for the position? Ever been to a job interview where that was not merely a conceptual exercise? In 2016 the University of Georgia hired an art librarian to turn an under-used visual resources center into a full-service art library branch within the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This paper addresses setting expectations, maintaining existing relationships, and creating new ones with a particular focus on research in the studio arts.

Moderators
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Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Speakers
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Lindsey Reynolds

Librarian, University of Georgia
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Michele Jennings

Art Librarian, Ohio University
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Beth Owens

Research & Scholarly Programming Librarian, Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

10:30am CDT

Preserve, Enhance, Reimagine: Examining Architecture and Urban Planning Through a Social Justice Lens
According to The New Geography’s recent report, if you ask an American about their country, they’ll probably be pretty pessimistic. At a time of rapidly changing demographic and cultural landscapes, and with frustration over inequalities, American national politics has not found a way to generate consensus. But if you asked the same American about their local communities, you often hear a different story. More people are getting involved in local issues, and, despite differences, communities are working together to solve problems. When America is viewed from the bottom up instead of from the top down, a picture emerges of conditional optimism.
This panel re-evaluates and re-imagines our roles as critical information professionals in this local, conditional optimism. In particular, as art and architecture librarians contributing to local communities, visual and information literacy instruction and programming, and social justice frameworks, this panel will thoughtfully reflect upon our roles as information professionals and proponents of social justice. With the recent updates to the ARLIS/NA Art, Architecture, and Design Information Competencies (2018- 2019),[1] and with recent events that speak to the ongoing challenges of American cities, we ask:

- How do we collaborate with communities to preserve and enhance important histories and narratives, while simultaneously dismantling the structures that perpetuate discrimination and injustices?
- How can we become increasingly aware of the structures that reinforce prejudices and unfair treatment of communities, which restrict our understanding of how a socially just world might exist?

Taking Saint Louis as our springboard in this investigation due to relatively recent media coverage (e.g., Ferguson protests, Igoe Pruitt urban renewal, Cori Bush election coverage, among other examples), we will examine the intersections of social justice, urbanism, city planning and urban renewal, environmental racism, and several community engagement initiatives. Following the call to “shed library neutrality rhetoric for social justice,” (Pagowsky, 2015), we will highlight initiatives within libraries, archives, and other organizations which are activating and organizing for social justice, creating change in and with communities, and preserving histories. While St. Louis serves as one example, there are many cities which fit the themes of this panel: urban plight and renewal; social justice and community/grassroots initiatives; and information professionals working with community members to highlight their voices through various initiatives within archives, visual resources, zines, workshops, programming, and more. Some of the local initiatives which will be considered include the public-private initiative, Chouteau Greenway, which looks to "[connect] people with [St. Louis’s] most treasured places, creating inspiring experiences and equitable opportunities for growth;” and The Justice Fleet, a mobile network of experiences that fosters healing through art, play, and dialogue housed inside box trucks, which ventures into various neighborhoods to engage community members in discussions about implicit and explicit bias, social justice, and empathy.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify grassroots and community initiatives in St. Louis that address issues of inequity in urban planning and architecture
- Describe how social justice, city planning, and urban renewal intersect
- Discuss how art and architecture information professionals can engage with communities to preserve histories and to support programs that dismantle structural injustice

This session is sponsored/jointly presented by the Architecture Section and the Urban and Regional Planning SIG.

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Castro

Rachel Castro

Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona

Speakers
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Michael Allen

Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
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Susan Colangelo

President & Executive Director, Saint Louis Story Stitchers
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Kai Alexis Smith

School of Architecture and Planning Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Stephanie Beene

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of New Mexico


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

11:00am CDT

Affiliated Organization Liaisons
This meeting is a time for new, outgoing, and continuing ARLIS/NA liaisons to affiliated organizations to meet with the president, vice-president, and members of the board's Affiliates and Liaisons task force. Discussion points will include liaison responsibilities, the new Basecamp space for affiliated liaisons, and news, success stories, and questions from the affiliated liaisons.

Moderators
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, University Libraries Ball State University, ARLIS/NA Past President

Thursday April 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

11:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:00pm CDT

Exhibits Closed for Lunch
The Exhibits Hall will close for lunch.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Thursday April 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:15pm CDT

St. Louis Architecture Walking Tour with John Klingman
This tour requires pre-registration.

Join Tulane University professor emeritus John Klingman on a downtown St. Louis walking tour that covers over 150 years of history. Beginning at the north end of the recently restored Gateway Arch National Park, the tour includes Eads Bridge, the first to cross the Mississippi River, and Eero Saarinen's Mid-Century Modernist Gateway Arch. Moving West from the river, the tour passes the Old Cathedral and the Old Courthouse, followed by Warren Byrd's award-winning Citygarden park. The tour officially concludes at Louis Sullivan’s Wainwright Building, one of the most important works of late nineteenth-century American architecture.

For those who wish to continue on post-tour, John has offered to lead a walk to the amazing City Museum. Single day admission ticket not included.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $30

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: The tour begins at 1:00 pm. Public transportation or ride share. For those taking Metrolink, meet the tour volunteer at the front desk at 12:20 pm. Participants are responsible to meet the tour leader at designated starting point, near Laclede’s Landing Metrolink stop.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Thursday April 23, 2020 12:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Downtown St. Louis Laclede’s Landing Station

12:30pm CDT

Advocacy & Public Policy Committee
Moderators
avatar for Serenity Ibsen

Serenity Ibsen

Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Archaeology & Classics SIG
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Regency 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

ARLIS/NA Editorial Board
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

12:30pm CDT

Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Graphic Novels SIG
Artist Talk: Sacha Mardou on Comics, Discovery, and Vulnerability
Sacha Mardou was born in 1975 and grew up in Manchester, England. She studied English Literature at the University of Wales and began making mini-comics after graduation. In the years since she has made comics for web, print and film and is the author of the two-volume graphic novel series “Sky in Stereo”. Her weekly therapy comics have been featured on Bored Panda and Huffpost, you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook (@msmardou @sachamardou). Mardou now lives in St Louis, Missouri with her family. Sacha will have books available for attendees to buy as well.

Moderators
avatar for Joan Jocson-Singh

Joan Jocson-Singh

Head, Technical Services, Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, CUNY
Joan Jocson-Singh is the Institute Librarian at the CalArts Library in Valencia, CA. She has previously worked as Head of Technical Services at Lehman College and as the Acquisitions Order Unit Librarian at Columbia University's Butler Library. She earned her BA in Art (Drawing) and... Read More →
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Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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Tara S. Smith

Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Art & Design Librarian, Anthropology Librarian, Communication Studies Librar, Texas State University Alkek Library - Rio
Tara is also the Co-coordinator of the Graphic Novels SIG. 


Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

12:30pm CDT

Web Archiving SIG
Moderators
avatar for Sumitra Duncan

Sumitra Duncan

Head, Web Archiving Program, Frick Art Reference Library
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Andrea Puccio

Collections Management Librarian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

12:30pm CDT

Women & Art SIG
The Women & Art SIG is dedicated to improving coverage and raising awareness of cis- and trans-women artists and designers within the ARLIS/NA community - and in the library, archive, and information communities at-large. Join us for a conversion as we reevaluate our mission and plan our activities.

Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:00pm CDT

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
This tour requires pre-registration. This tour is also offered on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 pm.

Nestled in grassy fields on 10.5 acres in Kirkwood, Missouri, the  Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is a unique and significant residence designed by the legendary architect. It was Wright’s first building in the St. Louis area, and is one of only five Wright designs in Missouri. It is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining its original furnishings and fabrics. With a floor plan composed of two intersecting parallelograms, it is considered one of Wright’s most geometrically complex homes. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Maximum participants: 22

Fee: $60

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from the conference hotel at 1 pm. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park 120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

1:30pm CDT

Career Development Panel
Organized by Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP), this Career Development Workshop will provide meaningful discussions for students and new professionals breaking into the field of art librarianship. Our panel, representing hiring and management experiences from both academia and museums, offers a unique opportunity for participants to ask questions about every step in the job search process, what to do when starting a new position, and how to think forward to advance their career in art librarianship.

Moderators
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Michele Jennings

Art Librarian, Ohio University
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Alex O'Keefe

Yale University

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

1:30pm CDT

Family-Un/Friendly: Reimagining Our Institutions’ Leave Policies
Despite the tremendous influence that caregiving exerts on their professional and personal experiences, GLAM professionals often receive vague answers or contradictory information when they inquire about formal, written policies concerning family-friendly benefits, such as parental leave, medical or caregiver leave, return-to-work guidelines, lactation room access, telework or remote work opportunities, and flex time. Another challenge in the GLAM field is that academic institutions often offer more varied and generous leave policies than museums, archives, and other arts institutions, which can cause confusion for employees who switch from one type of job to the other. Furthermore, leave policies are not always communicated or enforced consistently across an entire institution, which forces vulnerable employees to negotiate with their supervisor or Human Resources representative on their own. New hires, parents with recently born or adopted children, caregivers of adult children or parents, and pregnant or breastfeeding women are examples of employees who may seek out their employer’s leave policy only to find it is insufficient, outdated, or even nonexistent. In the absence of a robust, formal policy readily available to the entire organization, employees who require time off work to care for themselves or their families are often left without guidance or institutional support at a time when they need it the most.

The goal of this session is twofold. First, we plan to equip attendees with real examples of family-un/friendly leave policies from GLAM institutions so that they can learn more about their peers’ policies and be empowered to advocate for improved policies at their own institutions. Second, we aim to educate our colleagues in positions of power -- supervisors, directors, and administrators -- that most policies in GLAM institutions are insufficient and that formal, updated, competitive, and generous policies are necessary in order to successfully recruit and retain employees. Data from recent studies about family-friendly leaves in academic institutions will inform our conversation and will reiterate the need to enact more extensive and inclusive leave policies across GLAM professions.

We encourage you to bring your institution’s own leave policy so that we can review and reimagine it together, identify strengths and weaknesses, and equip you to advocate for yourself and your coworkers when you return to your home institution. Please ensure your institution’s leave policy is publicly available before you share it with the group.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Fletcher

Stephanie Fletcher

E-Resources/Reference Librarian, Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Featured Vendor Talks 2
We are offering a chance for vendors and sponsors to give a 10-minute presentation to conference attendees on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23. This is not intended to be a sales pitch but rather an informational presentation, and can be product demonstrations, question & answer format, or training opportunities.

These sessions will be timed by a moderator. We will schedule 4 presentations during each time slot, with time for questions and answers at the end.

Presentations TBA

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Innovative Pedagogies for Information and Visual Literacies: Memes, Tabletop Roleplaying Games, and Video Tutorials
Art librarians are always looking for ways to engage patrons in inventive learning opportunities around information and visual literacies outside of the classroom instruction structure. This panel brings together three librarians who will share projects intentionally designed to create these opportunities using a range of innovative approaches. The panelists will share their insights into how they have successfully implemented new ways of reaching out, as well as best practices for those who would like to try something similar. David Greene will discuss how art librarians can employ design thinking to create information literacy video tutorials that best suit the unique needs of their patrons. Participants will learn strategies that will help keep their tutorials clear, succinct, visually appealing, and easy to maintain as the need for edits and modifications inevitably arise. Maggie Murphy will explore the idea of interdisciplinary visual literacy instruction for undergraduate students outside of art and design disciplines through co-curricular programming on memes. Using a grant-funded project she developed with colleagues Jenny Dale and Brown Biggers as a model, she will discuss how memes can serve as a lens for talking about information ethics, creativity, rhetorical strategies, critical evaluation, and more, in relation to artistic practice, everyday visual culture, and digital communication. Katy Parker, former Research and Instruction Librarian at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will share methods for tying information literacy, collection development, and outreach planning into one project to benefit the diverse needs of art and design students through a project to develop the tabletop RPG collection at the Jen Library.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Talmer Whiteneir Jr.

Kevin Talmer Whiteneir Jr.

Senior Library Assistant, Ryerson and Burnham Library and Archives, Research Center, The Art Institute of Chicago
Kevin Whiteneir Jr. is an interdisciplinary artist and art historian whose work discusses the relationships between gender and queer experiences as they relate to race, the effects of (neo)colonialism, and its parallels with performance, ritual, religion, and witchcraft. Whiteneir... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Dale

Jenny Dale

Information Literacy Coordinator, UNC Greensboro
avatar for Katy Parker

Katy Parker

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design
avatar for Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy

Visual Art & Humanities Librarian, UNC Greensboro
avatar for David Greene

David Greene

Liaison Librarian, McGill University
Art History // Communication Studies // Architecture // Urban Planning @ McGill University2021 President, ARLIS/NA-Montreal-Ottawa-QuebecLooking forward to meeting you!
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Brown Biggers

UNC Greensboro


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

1:30pm CDT

Who's At Work? Our Roles as Academic Art Librarians
Who’s at work as an academic art librarian? Some of our jobs require subject-specific degrees in addition to an MLIS, others don't. Some jobs provide faculty status and are even on the tenure-track with scholarship expectations, others are classed as staff. Does being faculty allow you to be a better advocate for your library? Does being staff allow you to have more flexibility in defining your role? Do you read position postings and think, "Wow, this seems like three different jobs?" This panel will present individual academic librarian experiences as well as highlight information gathered as part of the 2019 State of Academic Art Libraries Report, exploring how these variations in job requirements and shifts in position responsibilities impact who is able to work in our libraries, and how this promotes or inhibits our professional goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Centering our discussion on art and architecture librarians as subject specialists, and the ways this impacts teaching and learning, we will address current trends and opportunities in the field, as well as explore avenues to advocate within one's personal context. Come prepared to learn, engage, and leave ready to put ideas into action.

Moderators
avatar for Courtney Stine (she/her)

Courtney Stine (she/her)

Director of the Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm an Assistant Professor and Director of the Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville. I've been an ARLIS/NA member since 2013 and I chair the Travel Awards Subcommittee. Talk to me about information literacy, feminism, and burnout in librarianship... Read More →
avatar for Ginny Moran

Ginny Moran

Research & Instruction Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Ginny Moran is a Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a past-chair of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter, past moderator of the ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division, and currently serves as co-chair of the Association for College & Research... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Schilling

Evan Schilling

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:30pm CDT

Exhibits Open
The Exhibits Hall will be open for conference attendees to meet vendors and to learn more about the products and services they offer.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

2:00pm CDT

A&AePortal Advisory Meeting
Presentation of product roadmap and editorial updates on the Art and Architecture ePortal for subscribers and interested institutions.

Moderators
avatar for Sara Sapire

Sara Sapire

New Business and Product Manager, A&AePortal | Yale University Press
I am the New Business and Product Development Manager at Yale University Press. I will be sharing our exciting new platform for digital art and architectural history books called the A&AePortal that we are launching in the Spring. Talk to me about a demo!

Thursday April 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland B 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

2:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

2:00pm CDT

Missouri History Museum Library and Archives
This tour requires pre-registration.

Since its founding in 1866, the Missouri Historical Society (MHS) has been collecting archival materials, books, artifacts, art and photographs documenting the history of the region and state. In the 1990s MHS added architectural archives, sound and moving images to its collecting areas, and launched an active digitization program.

The MHS Library and Research Center is an adaptive reuse of a historic 1920s era Byzantine-style synagogue designed by St. Louis architecture firm Maritz & Young and consulting architect Gabriel Ferrand. The former sanctuary with its ornate plaster work ceiling is now the library’s Reading Room. The tour will highlight visual resources and architectural archives, and include processing, storage and digitization areas.

Maximum participants: 25

Fee: $45

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Thursday April 23, 2020 2:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Missouri Historical Society Lirbary & Research Center 225 S Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

3:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

3:00pm CDT

New Voices in the Profession
Returning for its fourteenth year, New Voices in the Profession provides professionals new to art librarianship or visual resources the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master's thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life. New professionals are defined as either students in MLIS or Master's programs leading to a career in art librarianship or visual resources, or those within five years of Master's level study. The New Voices session is organized by the Professional Development Committee, ArLiSNAP, and the Gerd Muehsam Award Committee.

Lauren Haberstock, "Participatory Description: Decolonizing Descriptive Methodologies in Archives," discusses the existing state of archival description and makes recommendations for areas in which decolonizing methodologies might be employed to better address the nuances of multicultural, community, and participatory archives.

Meghan Lyon, "Digital Embodiments of Artists’ Archives: Digitized Collections and their Web-based Platforms," discusses the presentation and organization of digitized materials and analogous records from artists’ archives on the web considering the disruption of the hierarchical arrangement associated with archival description.

Janna Singer-Baefsky, "Why Have There Been No Great Art Libraries: The Role of Radical Cataloging in the Reassessment of Art History," discusses how, if at all, radical cataloging can restructure the art library to mimic our current reassessment of the history of art.

Andrew Wang, "Reimagining Critical Information Literacy Instruction for Interdisciplinary Art and Design Upperclassmen" discusses a scaffolded two-part lesson plan for junior and senior Visual Studies students that incorporates open-ended, interactive activities that critically adapts two frames from ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Moderators
Speakers
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Meghan Lyon

Duke University
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Janna Singer-Baefsky

2020 Celine Palatsky Travel Award recipient, Digital Assistant David Zwirner Gallery, Pratt Institute MS LIS Fall 2020
LM

Lauren Margaret Haberstock

University of Arizona


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

3:00pm CDT

Put a Creative Spark in Your Leadership
Where do creativity and leadership intersect? What strategies and tools can we borrow from artists to improve or even transform our approaches to leadership? Using inspirational quotes and advice from a variety of visual and performing artists, designers and makers as well as from leadership literature, this interactive panel will invite participants to explore a variety of methods that they can use both at work and in developing and nurturing a personal creative practice.

The demands of day-to-day operations, administrative tasks and teamwork can become routine, ordinary and stale. Work-life balance is a constant challenge and it can be difficult to set aside time and energy for personal creative practice. How do you make time at work and outside of work for creative thinking?

Being a leader doesn’t have to mean putting out your creative spark and, in fact, we argue that creativity is essential to being a great leader. Join us in exploring practical approaches and strategies that you can use individually and share with work teams and throughout your organization, such as positive reflection and envisioning, playful learning, and experimentation.

Moderators
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Megan Macken

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Oklahoma State University

Speakers
avatar for Heather Gendron

Heather Gendron

Director, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University Library
Hi! I'm Director of the Robert B. Haas Arts Library at Yale University and a past president of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Previously, I was Head of UNC Chapel Hill’s Sloane Art Library, Adjunct Professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science... Read More →
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Carol Ng-He

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
avatar for Jill Chisnell

Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

3:00pm CDT

The Institution of Zines: Cataloging, Archiving, and Teaching the Counterculture
Whether through preservation efforts or in aid to class instruction, zines have become a part of library and archive culture. In this panel, presenters will discuss their experiences with zines in the classroom, the library, and the archive, addressing the challenges
these unique materials present.

Autumn Wetli, “Intimacy to Institution,” will discuss the need to think critically about the ethics surrounding the institutionalization and digitization of zines.

Steenz, “Defining and Cataloging Zines,” considers how librarians and educators can provide access to zines, while also staying true to the paradigm of zine culture.

Shira Loev Eller, “Soviet Counterculture, Poison Girls, and Glue Sticks,” describes co-leading a do-it-yourself zine workshop for students at George Washington University. This workshop helped create community through art-making, engaged students with special collections materials, and provided an opportunity to learn about counterculture history.

Stefanie Hilles and Alia Levar Wegner, “The Revolution will be Archived,” discusses a collaborative project which aimed to create a zine archive at Miami University to serve the teaching needs of student and faculty users. The project team sought to reimagine the archive as a student-centered teaching collection that would be used during the art librarian’s popular zine instruction sessions.

Moderators
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Steenz

Freelance Cartoonist, Editor, and Cartooning Professor

Speakers
avatar for Shira Loev Eller

Shira Loev Eller

Art and Design Librarian, George Washington University
Talk to me about artists' books, art and design students, collection development, library instruction, liaison work, and art librarianship in an academic library.
avatar for Autumn Wetli

Autumn Wetli

Undergraduate Collections Librarian, University of Michigan Library
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Stefanie Hilles

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Miami University
Stefanie Hilles is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at Wertz Art and Architecture Library at Miami University, where she liaisons to the art, architecture, and theater departments, manages their collections, and instructs information literacy sessions. She also curates exhibitions... Read More →
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Alia Levar Wegner

Digital Collections Librarian, Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

3:00pm CDT

Posters Take Down
Poster presenters will remove their posters from the display area in the Lindell Prefunction area.

Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell Prefunction 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

4:00pm CDT

CV Review Sessions
Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) helps early career librarians navigate all levels of the job hunt. We want to help you put your best foot forward with a well-organized and polished CV by signing up or dropping in for one-on-one constructive criticism and advice from peers and veteran librarians. Remember to bring a copy of your resume to receive personalized feedback.

Moderators
LM

Lauren Margaret Haberstock

University of Arizona
HW

Hillary Wang

Pratt Institute

Thursday April 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Artist Files SIG
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Critical Librarianship SIG
Moderators
avatar for Evan Schilling

Evan Schilling

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo

Thursday April 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

4:00pm CDT

Marbling Workshop & Happy Hour with Megan Singleton
This workshop requires pre-registration.

Join artist Megan Singleton in her studio, located in the historic Soulard neighborhood, for happy hour. Please bring your own snacks and beverages; all other materials will be provided.

This workshop will explore the art of paper marbling. Megan will teach participants about the different materials and techniques used to marble paper and fabric, and how to create vibrant designs. Experiment with a range of different colors and tools to create mesmerizing swirled and speckled prints.

Megan Singleton is a practicing artist and educator located in St. Louis, Missouri. Her ecology-based work crisscrosses the boundaries of contemporary craft, combining sculpture, hand papermaking, installation, and digital applications. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Louisiana State University and BFA in Photography from Webster University.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $75

Accessibility: Standing.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Thursday April 23, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

4:30pm CDT

Exhibits Closing Reception (Beverages)
Join your fellow conference attendees and the vendors at a farewell reception.

Moderators
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Cambria Happ

Executive Director, ARLIS/NA Headquarters

Thursday April 23, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Khorassan Ballroom 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

5:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

5:00pm CDT

Cataloging Problems Discussion Group
Informal discussion of cataloging issues. CPDG has met at the ARLIS/NA conference since the 1970s and allows us to hash over detailed issues. Attendance has varied from 25 to 75. Related to Cataloging Section and CAC but CPDG is totally informal and nitty gritty.

Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Empire Room 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

5:00pm CDT

Photography SIG
Moderators
Thursday April 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Maryland A

5:00pm CDT

Space Planning SIG
Moderators
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Miki Bulos

Research Librarian, Lucas Research Library

Thursday April 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

6:30pm CDT

Society Circle Reception
Society Circle donors are invited to the Samual Cupples House and Gallery at St. Louis University.

The historic Samuel Cupples House on the campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri serves as a gallery for SLU's collection of fine and decorative art dating from before 1919. The Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection is shown throughout the house, which was once the home of wealthy St. Louis entrepreneur Samuel Cupples. Construction of the house and stables began in 1888 and the house was completed in 1890.

Acquired by SLU in 1946 and originally known to students as the Chouteau House, the building was used as a student center — the basement once hosted a bowling alley and bar — and for academic advising, among other functions. In 1973, Maurice McNamee, S.J. took on the task of restoring the house to its original appearance.

Cupples House was placed on the National Historic Register in 1976.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries


Thursday April 23, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Cupples House at St. Louis University 3673 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO 63108
 
Friday, April 24
 

8:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

8:00am CDT

Conference Co-Chairs Meeting
Attendance by invitation only. This meeting will provide 2021 conference co-chairs an opportunity to debrief with 2020 conference co-chairs.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am CDT

Reimagining Privacy for Art Libraries in the Digital Age
As institutions that support communities for whom intellectual freedom and expression are paramount, art libraries face unique challenges in protecting their patrons’ privacy and confidentiality, both of which are “essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association.”¹ These ethical responsibilities have long been an integral part of the intellectual mission of libraries, but as political uncertainty threatens already vulnerable communities, art library users increasingly engage in their own forms of activism, and pressure grows on librarians to demonstrate value through assessment tools that invade patron privacy, there is an increasing urgency for art librarians to enhance and reimagine their outreach to cover the tools and strategies necessary for patrons to take control of their digital lives.

The ARLIS/NA Advocacy & Public Policy Committee presents a workshop that expands upon the Privacy section of our monthly news alerts and enacts ARLIS/NA’s growing commitment to advocacy. Led by a prominent privacy activist with extensive experience leading educational programs for librarians, attendees to the workshop will have the opportunity to discuss what are the threats to privacy in art libraries today, learn about the available technical tools and best practices, and consider how ARLIS/NA members could contribute to broader movements to enact privacy protection at the policy level. Possible topics will respond to current events at the time of the conference and might include: facial recognition, data leaks, use of social media, and the disproportionate impact of surveillance technology on vulnerable populations that use art libraries (such as activists, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people of color).

1. “Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights,” American Library Association, July 7, 2006.

Presented by the ARLIS/NA Advocacy & Public Policy Committee.

Fee: $50

Moderators
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Karly Wildenhaus

Senior Metadata Specialist, New York Public Library

Speakers
avatar for Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina

Library Freedom Project
Along with founding the Library Freedom Project, Alison is a librarian, internet activist, and a core contributor to The Tor Project. Alison is passionate about fighting surveillance and connecting privacy issues to other struggles for justice. She believes that a world without pervasive surveillance is possible... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C

8:00am CDT

National Building Arts Center Archives Service Project
This workshop requires pre-registration.

The National Building Arts Center (NBAC) promotes public awareness of the crucial roles of architecture, manufacturing, construction, and urban design in the built environment. Founder Larry Giles began collecting architectural artifacts while working in the demolition/salvage business, hoping to establish a national museum dedicated to the building trades. Since NBAC acquired the 15-acre site formerly occupied by the Sterling Steel Casting Company – across the river from Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch -- its holdings have expanded to include building machinery, hardware, signage, print journals, an extensive library, and corporate archives. NBAC recently accepted the Brooklyn Museum’s architectural artifacts that gallerist Ivan Karp collected at demolition sites in New York City. You can read more about the NBAC in this article.

The NBAC has numerous hidden collections that are in need of processing. This workshop will focus on basic foldering and rehousing of archival collections. The service project will be led by two archives staff from Washington University in St. Louis. No archival experience is necessary to attend.

Maximum participants: 10

Free to attend

Accessibility: Long periods of standing, some walking.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteers by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

8:00am CDT

Tunnel Book Workshop
This workshop requires pre-registration.

Participants of this workshop will enjoy a showcase of historic and contemporary tunnel books in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections and receive all supplies and instructions needed to create a tunnel book of their own! This workshop will be held in Special Collections, located in Olin Library, at Washington University in St. Louis. Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books, and Danielle Creech, Head of Preservation and Digitization, will lead the workshop.

Tunnel books, also known as a “peep shows,” originated in the mid-18th century and mesh storytelling with 3-dimensional art. As a moveable book related to pop-up books, tunnel books are made of a series of layered sheets to create the illusion of depth. Though they can look complicated, tunnel books are great for beginners.

Learn more about tunnel books here.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $75

Accessibility: Standing.

Transportation: Mass Transit or other shared ride. For those taking Metrolink, meet the tour volunteer at the front desk at 8:00 am.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Olin Library, Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130

9:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
avatar for Rina Vecchiola

Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Friday April 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

9:00am CDT

That’s Exactly How We Feel: Creating a New Praxis for Empowering Leaders and Thinkers in Art Librarianship
Continuing the conversation started at ARLIS/NA 2019, the LGBTQ Special Interest Group proposes a workshop focused on finding stability and confidence amongst the uncertainty and new challenges that one experiences as an art information professional. The workshop will address how identity, experience, and professional transitions impact the workplace. Five panelists, representing a major art museum library; an academic library at a small public university; land-grant and public university research libraries; and nonprofit collections will discuss how experience, identity, circumstance, and position influences and interacts with professional identities. 
 
Presentations and breakout sessions will include ways in which speakers have handled: successes through workplace, personal, and health challenges; new leadership expectations; changeover of duties; promotion to management; anxiety to new positions and responsibilities; overcoming library/institution/city/geographic  community boundaries, and solutions to address institution siloing. 
 
Proposed schedule for the 2 hour workshop: 
Introductions and overview (5 minutes)
Speakers Presentations (10-15 minutes each, 60 minutes) 
Group breakouts, led by panelists (40mins)
Critical Engagement (10 mins)
Workshop Wrap-Up (5-10 minutes)

This is a free workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Fletcher

Stephanie Fletcher

E-Resources/Reference Librarian, Art Institute of Chicago
avatar for Vaughan Hennen

Vaughan Hennen

Digital Design and Access Librarian, Dakota State University
avatar for Diane Dias De Fazio

Diane Dias De Fazio

Acquisitions & Collections Development Librarian, Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of art
avatar for Evan Schilling

Evan Schilling

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo


Friday April 24, 2020 9:00am - 11:30am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

9:00am CDT

Post-Conference Executive Board Meeting
Moderators
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, University Libraries Ball State University, ARLIS/NA Past President

Friday April 24, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Plaza Room 212 South Kinghighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

10:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
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Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Friday April 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

11:00am CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
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Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Friday April 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

12:00pm CDT

Open Meeting Space
Open Meeting Space. Please fill out a form to request: https://forms.gle/GNXD3bziwzejnyKQA

Moderators
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Rina Vecchiola

Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University - St. Louis

Friday April 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: TBD 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

1:00pm CDT

Gay Home Movie Documentary Screening
Join Geoff Story, producer and director, and Beth Prusaczyk, producer and research director, for a selected screening of the Gay Home Movie Documentary and a brief question and answer session.

In April of 1996, Geoff Story went to an estate sale at a mansion on Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis. In the attic he found two old home movie reels. One of the film canisters was simply titled, Picnic. The films turned out to be 25 minutes of a gay pool party, most of which was shot during WW2. After only a few viewings, and for fear of damaging the movies in the projector, Geoff shelved them for 20 years.

In the Spring of 2017, Geoff digitized the home movies. He turned his bedroom into a makeshift theater and had multiple screenings to gauge interest for a potential documentary. Around that time, Beth Prusaczyk saw a few stills on Instagram and showed an immediate interest. She soon joined the project as a producer and director of research.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

1:00pm CDT

Japanese Book Binding Workshop
This workshop requires pre-registration.
Participants of this workshop will view amazing bindings from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections rare book collections that highlight historic Japanese binding structures. Attendees will learn about three traditional Japanese stab binding sewing patterns (four-eye, tortoiseshell and hemp leaf). They will then be able to choose their favorite sewing pattern of the workshop to create their very own fukuro-toji (pouch binding). Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

This workshop will be held in Special Collections, located in Olin Library, at Washington University in St. Louis. Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books, and Danielle Creech, Head of Preservation and Digitization, will lead the workshop.

Maximum participants: 20

Fee: $75

Accessibility: Standing.

Transportation: Mass Transit or other shared ride. For those taking Metrolink, meet the tour volunteer at the front desk at 1:00 pm.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator

Speakers


Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Olin Library, Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130

7:00pm CDT

City Museum
Spend a night with your colleagues at the City Museum. The museum is housed in a 10-story 600,000 square foot former shoe company warehouse in Downtown St. Louis. Artists Bob and Gail Cassilly's vision was to transform it into “a city within a city.” With a cadre of sculptors, welders, and painters dubbed the Cassilly crew, they began work immediately but showed no one what they were doing. The City Museum is a mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of found and repurposed objects.

Fee: $16. Participants will purchase tickets at the door.

Transportation: Metrolink. For those who wish to take public transportation, meet by the front desk 45 minutes before the start of the event.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Andrea Degener

Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
KR

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Friday April 24, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
City Museum 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103