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Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group



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The Midstates Chapter of Art Libraries Society of North America is made up of art and architecture librarians and visual resource professionals from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter Mission Statement:

The chapter strives to promote professional development and networking through meetings, workshops, lectures, and tours.


Announcements and Recent Events


Presenters needed for Lightening Round

By popular demand, we will be holding a lightning round presentation session on Saturday morning of the joint fall meeting of the VRA Midwest, ARLIS/NA Midstates and Twin Cities chapters. The session will be very informal; the only constraint on the presentations is that they must not exceed 7 minutes. The presentations need not be limited to any particular subject. It would be wonderful to hear about members' new projects and initiatives.

If you need some inspiration, the meeting survey results indicated that there is an interest in topics such as digital humanities/digital projects, space usage, e-books, and outreach. PowerPoint is one presentation means, but there will also be a laptop with a fast Internet connection available for other types of demonstrations. If you are interested in participating in the lightning round on Sept. 13th, please send an email expressing your interest, including a preliminary title, to Jacob Esselstrom at jeesselstrom@wisc.edu.


Save the date! The ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter is joining forces with ARLIS/NA Twin Cities and VRA Midwest for a joint conference in Madison, Wisconsin September 12-13.

If you plan to attend, please register here. A $5 donation at the event would be appreciated.

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Tour Descriptions


Welcome our new Treasurer, Melanie Emerson

Melanie is Head of Readers Services at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the
The Art Institute of Chicago and is a welcome addition to our administrative team. She has replaced Suzanne Mackenzie Salisbury who relocated out of the midstates area.


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