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ARLIS/NA

Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group



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The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic group of library and information professionals dedicated to art, architecture, design and visual resources. The 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. The chapter meets twice a year, supporting our professional network, sharing information and visiting member institutions. We welcome all interested members of ARLIS/NA and all students enrolled in regional library and information science programs to become members of the Midstates Chapter. Participation in our meetings is open to all.

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


Midstates Fall Meeting: October 19-20, 2018

The fall meeting will take place in Indianapolis.
Dates: Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20
Venue: Herron Art Library and IUPUI University Library, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) invites those engaged in work related to visual arts and information science to submit a proposal for a presentation at the annual Fall meeting on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in Indianapolis. Submissions are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Presentations - a talk of 20 minutes, given by one or more presenter, with or without the use of visual aids
  • Lightening-round talks - a talk of 3-5 minutes, given by one presenter, with or without the use of visual aids; particularly suited for emerging trends
  • Poster presentations - a visual presentation in poster format about ongoing or completed projects; presenters may provide handouts and/or speak with viewers in an informal setting.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on a variety of issues related to art, design, and visual culture, including:

  • book arts
  • cataloging issues
  • collaboration and partnerships across institutions
  • collection development
  • copyright and open access related to visual materials
  • critical librarianship
  • digital humanities
  • diversity and inclusion in the art library
  • information literacy for artists and art historians
  • museum librarianship
  • outreach to users
  • challenges in special collections
  • web archiving
  • Submission guidelines:
    Submit an abstract of 300 words to Sarah Carter at saccarte@indiana.edu.
    Specify your preferred presentation format (presentation, lightening round talk, poster presentation).
    Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 18th

     


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