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Thursday, March 19
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Thursday March 19, 2015 8:00am - 6:00pm
Texas Prefunction (along Whip wall) - Second Floor Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

ARLIS/NA Executive Board Pre-conference Meeting
Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Art Y'all! Dallas Cowboys Contemporary Art Collection

Kick off your contemporary art experience by joining our tour of the AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys and a world-class collection of contemporary art. This unique docent-led tour of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection brings you face-to-face with works by famous artists: Mel Bochner, Matthew Ritchie, Olafur Eliasson, Annette Lawrence, Lawrence Weiner, Anish Kapoor, Jenny Holzer, and many others who celebrate and challenge the culture of celebrity sports in our present-day society.
  
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his family hired an art advisor to form an advisory council of curators and cultural leaders from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Together, they selected paintings, sculptures, photographs, and digital media, including sixteen commissioned works of art, to make up this collection. See the two largest pieces in the stadium, each covering nearly 4,000 square feet of wall space: an untitled relief by Jim Isermann and From a Legend to a Choir by Trenton Doyle Hancock. The Art Ambassador for the Dallas Cowboys, Phil Whitfield, who worked closely on site with the artists during their installations, will lead this tour. Before the tour, download the free AT&T Stadium Art app.
 
Maximum Participants: 39
 
Fee: $35
 
Accessibility: Walking, standing, getting on and off bus, climbing and descending stairs.
 
Transportation: Chartered bus. Meet your tour wrangler at 1:15 p.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Omni Fort Worth.


Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 4:00pm
AT&T Stadium 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011

3:00pm

Fort Worth Architecture Walking Tour: The Old Frontier in the New Frontier
Mosey through Fort Worth, a model of downtown redevelopment. Livability.com recently voted Fort Worth as the #1 downtown in the country. Join architect John Roberts as he leads you on a sightseeing tour of the city's architecture, which includes many historical buildings, and take a serious look at varied architectural styles from the late 1800s all the way to the present. View examples of Victorian, Neo-classical, Neo-Gothic, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Modern, Post-Modern, and Eclectic styles, and see works by notable local and world-renowned architects. Now when you hear a local say, “Cowtown Moderne,” you will know they mean Art Deco. 

Maximum Participants: 15
 
Fee: $15
 
Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets.
 
Transportation: Walking from the Omni Fort Worth. Meet your tour wrangler at 2:45 p.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Omni Fort Worth.

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Various locations in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX

5:00pm

Performance on a Grand Scale: Bass Hall
A preeminent cultural icon of the Dallas-Fort Worth community, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth: the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts. Occupying a full city block in downtown Fort Worth, the Bass Performance Hall was built in 1998 entirely with private funds.
 
Go backstage on a tour that spotlights the ornate limestone architecture of the 2,056-seat multipurpose Hall, which is typical of the classic European opera house form. The Hall takes center stage for its superb acoustics, exceptional sight lines, and ambience, on level with the great halls of the world. Designed by David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc., the building includes an 80-foot diameter Great Dome, artfully painted by Scott and Stuart Gentling, which tops the Founders Concert Theater. Two 48-foot tall angels, sculpted out of Texas limestone by Marton Varo, embellish the Grand Façade. As you behold the beauty of this grand hall, imagine the performances held here in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Maximum Participants: 20

Fee: $10

Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets, climbing and descending stairs.

Transportation: Walking from the Omni Fort Worth. Meet your tour wrangler at 4:45 p.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Omni Fort Worth.

Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Society Circle Event
Sponsored by Margaret McDermott and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
 

The Society Circle Reception will be held at the Café Modern in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tadao Ando’s striking, minimalist building has been named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Museums.” Cocktails and hors d’oeurves will be served from this restaurant, which offers a sustainable menu from local artisans. Gallery tours of the collection, led by museum staff, will also be available during the evening.
 
Attendance at the Society Circle Reception is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, you may donate to this year's Society Circle later in your registration form. 

Donations to the Society Circle can be targeted toward four existing funds - the Conference Speakers Fund, the Internship Fund, the Alternative Voices Speakers Fund, the Travel Grant Fund, or can be unrestricted and used wherever the need is greatest.
 
Transportation: In the heart of the cultural district, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is approximately three miles from the Omni Hotel downtown. You may take a cab or share a ride with other members.


Thursday March 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
 
Friday, March 20
 

7:00am

Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 6:00pm
Second Floor Lobby Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Workshop
Sponsored by Texas Women's University, School of Library and Information Studies

Instructors:

Jessica Shaykett, Librarian, American Craft Council 
Heather Slania, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts 

This workshop is a kick off to the year-long Career Mentoring Program, which is celebrating its 10th year! The purpose of the workshop is to provide training for mentors and mentees to create and maintain a successful mentoring relationship throughout the upcoming year. The presentation 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.


Those interested in the career mentoring program must complete a separate registration with the Mentoring Subcommittee before registering for this workshop. 

Maximum Participants: 24
 
Fee: Free 

Friday March 20, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Lassoing Attention, Corralling the Class: Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy for the One-Shot
Instructors:
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lindsay Keating, Arts & Architecture Librarian Project Assistant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Jill E. Luedke, Art & Architecture Librarian, Temple University
 
Pioneering pedagogies that use mindfulness and reflective techniques in the classroom can help students settle their minds and roundup their attention to be more receptive learners. A growing number of programs and centers point to alternative teaching approaches that incorporate mindfulness, contemplation, and engaged learning environments. Notable educators are undertaking poignant research and writing on the topic of mindfulness in education. Research demonstrates that “contemplative pedagogy” and the integration of mindful practices into higher education facilitates the achievement of traditional educational goals such as improved cognitive and academic performance. 

Incorporating mindfulness practices into library instruction can create engaging learning environments in which both teacher and student are focused and attentive to each other. Teaching librarians often arrive to classrooms where students, distracted by competing priorities and electronic devices, are not tuned into the guest lecturer. How can librarians compete with these distractions? By personalizing the classroom and creating a collective body with mindfulness practices, instructors have the opportunity to cultivate student awareness and focus. Mindfulness pedagogy removes the assumption that the mind is both radically distinct from and of greater value than the body, and erases the foundational dichotomization of mind and body.
 
In this workshop, the spirit of the ancient East meets the grit of the Wild West to create an engaged learning environment. Using research on the benefits of contemplative and mindfulness-based pedagogies, mindfulness techniques will be discussed then applied. Facilitated mindfulness group exercises will offer various methods attendees can apply in their classrooms, and from which they can guide students in gaining lifelong research skills with greater awareness, patience, and focus.

Participants should dress comfortably for light exercise.
Participants will receive an ARLIS/NA yoga mat to take home!
 
Maximum Participants: 25
 
Fee: $70 (includes materials fee)

Friday March 20, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:45am

Art Discovery Group Catalogue Q&A
Co-moderators: Kathleen Salomon, Rachel Longaker

Friday March 20, 2015 8:45am - 9:45am
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:45am

Texas-Mexico Chapter
Friday March 20, 2015 8:45am - 9:45am
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:45am

What Can I Do With This Image?
Speakers:
 
Rethinking Reproduction Fees — Anne Young, Manager of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art
 
Image Rights and the Digital Scholarly Monograph — Patricia Fidler, Publisher, Art and Architecture, Yale University Press 

The Role of Copyright in Museum Strategies — Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor in Law, Tulane University Law School, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Tulane Center for IP Law and Culture Co-Inventor and Director, Durationator Copyright Experiment
 
Moderator:
Ian McDermott, Collection Development Manager, Artstor
 
The easy availability of art and cultural heritage images has paradoxically resulted in confusion when it comes to use and reproduction. Students, scholars, and curators often have very unrealistic expectations of Fair Use, and many turn to their librarians to interpret copyright law and facilitate licensing. However, image permissions for scholarly publishing pose a continuous challenge to even the most knowledgeable librarians. Open content resources are an attractive solution, but the wide variety of permitted uses can perpetuate confusion. The demand for high quality images for scholarly publishing remains high even still, and librarians, scholars, and publishers all play critical roles in the advocacy and use of image collections. This panel will explore how images for scholarly publications are made available and present tools that librarians can use to navigate the murky waters of image ownership. 

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s image licensing model actively supports students, researchers, and scholars, by not charging reproduction fees for study, presentation, or scholarly publication. Anne Young will review this model and the external image resources with which the IMA has partnered to promote access to its collection images.

Image rights and reproductions for both print and digital art books remain a primary concern for scholars and publishers alike. Yale University Press recently led a Mellon-funded grant to investigate models for digital scholarly monographs. Patricia Fidler will summarize Yale University Press's past work and discuss future steps.

Elizabeth Townsend Gard will talk about The Durationator, a software tool that determines the copyright status of any work anywhere in the world. Her presentation will feature a demonstration of the Durationator and a discussion of how this tool can impact a museum’s ability to share images of their collections online.

Friday March 20, 2015 8:45am - 9:45am
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:45am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Friday March 20, 2015 8:45am - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:45am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Friday March 20, 2015 8:45am - 6:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

BRIT: Sustainable Architecture in Texas
The BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas), a research center with a herbarium of over 450,000 specimens and a botanical library, is a prime example of a sustainable LEED platinum building and campus. See up close what qualifies as a LEED platinum building under the guidance of a certified LEED architect.

The building was designed to accomplish several key goals: reduce energy and water consumption, enhance indoor environmental quality, and use recyclable and renewable materials. This was achieved through daylighting, photovoltaic panels (solar energy), low-flow and low-energy fixtures, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, wool and linen furnishings, certified wood products, and recycled-content steel and rubber, to name a few. In addition, the BRIT landscape — with its native plants, vegetated walls, bioswalls, living roof, and retention pond — was designed to eliminate use of potable water, reduce overall maintenance costs, curb energy consumption, extend the life of building materials, mitigate urban heat island effects, and manage onsite stormwater. Become sustainable savvy.
 
Maximum Participants: 23
 
Fee: $30
 
Accessibility: Walking, standing, getting on and off bus.
 
Transportation: Bus. Meet your tour wrangler at 9:15 a.m. at the Houston Street entrance of the Omni Fort Worth.

Friday March 20, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107

9:30am

Texas Tranquility: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Return to nature as you stroll through one of Fort Worth’s premier outdoor spaces, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Explore the lush 110-acre park filled with over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in 23 specialty gardens. The one-hour docent-led tour of the Japanese Garden begins at 10:00 a.m. and highlights the natural elements: stone, earth, water, and leaf. This half-day visit allows additional time for lunch and exploration on your own. The Gardens Restaurant’s hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and admission to the optional butterfly exhibit may be purchased at the door. Treat yourself to the tranquility that comes with beautiful gardens.
 
Maximum Participants: 23
 
Fee: $30, lunch is not included.
 
Accessibility: Walking on uneven surfaces, standing, getting on and off bus, climbing and descending stairs.
 
Transportation: Bus. Meet your tour wrangler at 9:15 a.m. at the Houston Street entrance of the Omni Fort Worth.

Friday March 20, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107

9:30am

DAM! Dallas Art Museums
What an opportunity! Visit three fabulous Dallas art museums: Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art, all located within a short walking distance from each other from in the Dallas Arts District, your drop off point. Your ticket price includes admissions to all three museums and any special exhibitions. Explore these collections at your own pace and grab lunch at one of the many restaurants, museum cafés, or food trucks in the nearby Klyde Warren Park.
 
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) reigns as one of the largest art museums in the country. Walk through and view an encyclopedic collection spanning 5,000 years of art history and one of the highlights, the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection of Impressionist paintings and European decorative arts. The DMA showcases the Reves Collection in a 16,500-square-foot wing designed to replicate five rooms of the couple’s French home, the Villa La Pausa, which was originally built by Coco Chanel. See the U.S. premiere of Michaël Borremans: As Sweet as It Gets and Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga. Stop in the ARLIS/NA open house hosted by the Mildred and Frederick R. Mayer Library.
 
Walk across the street to the Nasher Sculpture Center, home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. View works by Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth and Auguste Rodin, to name a few, in a building and garden designed by Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. In addition to the permanent collection, take in Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, a retrospective of the renowned American sculptor.
 
The Crow Collection of Asian Art, located across the street from the Nasher, features paintings, scrolls, screens, sculptures, and architectural pieces from Japan, China, India, Korea, and Southeastern Asia. View the permanent exhibition on the art and culture of the Japanese samurai that highlights a recent acquisition of a complete set of samurai armor. Take in the exhibition Seeing and Believing: Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma to round out your day tour of Dallas Museums of Art.
 
Maximum Participants: 39
 
Fee: $35, includes admission to museums and special exhibitions. Lunch is not included.
 
Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets, getting on and off bus.
 
Transportation: Chartered bus. Meet your tour wrangler at 9:15 a.m. at the Houston Street entrance of the Omni Fort Worth. The bus will depart for the Dallas Arts District at 9:30 a.m.

Friday March 20, 2015 9:30am - 3:00pm
Various locations in Dallas, TX Dallas, TX

10:00am

Artists' Files SIG
Co-Coordinator: Samantha Deutch

Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

OCLC Update
Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

Think Big: Considering Large-Scale Digitization
Instructors:
Drew Krewer, Digitization Operations Librarian, University of Houston
Teresa Soleau, Digital Library Specialist, Getty Research Institute 
Luciano Johnson, Digital Preservation Librarian, Frick Collection 
Neil Sreenan, Manager, Digital Asset Systems, Dallas Museum of Art

As institutions ramp up digitization efforts, cultural heritage professionals are faced with a wide range of challenges and opportunities. This unconference-style workshop is intended for those interested in or currently involved with large-scale digitization models. The workshop will consist of lightning presentations by members of the library and museum communities who are engaged with both large-scale and small-scale digitization and metadata efforts.

The core of this workshop, however, will be participant-defined and tailored to address specific institutional challenges in hopes of providing a practical forum for solving problems related to large-scale digitization. Potential discussion topics might include: “big data,” project management, audio/video, automation, discovery of digital collections, digital imaging technology, and more. All participants should plan on actively contributing to the discussion and should be prepared to share questions (and practices) with the group.
 
Maximum Participants: 30
 
Fee: $50

Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Cataloging Section

Moderator: Tamara Fultz


Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

OCLC Research Library Partnership Roundtable Luncheon
Friday March 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Sharing the Reins: New Angles on Instruction
Speakers:

Can Only Librarians Do Library Instruction? Collaborating with Art History Graduate Students to Teach Information Literacy — Katie Morrison, Arts Education and Regional Services Director, Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Alexander Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder

Embedded Faculty: Flipping the Concept of Embedded Librarianship to Create New Collaborations — Skye Lacerte, Modern Graphic History Library Curator, Special Collections, Washington University

Co-moderators:
Yuki Hibben, Assistant Head of Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
Heather Koopmans, Head of Reference, Jen Library, Savannah College of Art and Design
 
Librarians have long been at the forefront of initiating new ways to generate interest in collections and services. However, our communities are growing, scholarly practices are diversifying, and expectations of the library are expanding. In this time of rapid change, even the most dynamic librarians cannot ‘do it all’ on their own.

This session will illustrate two examples of how librarians have invited and engaged faculty and students to take leading roles in providing library services. More than collaboration, librarians can identify, develop, and empower key partners outside of the library to teach information literacy sessions, plan outreach events, build collections, and serve as spokespersons. By developing such partnerships, community awareness and engagement are strengthened, student and faculty partners enrich their personal research practice, and libraries gain fresh insights about their constituents — with relatively minimal expense of librarian time.

Katie Morrison and Alexander Watkins will examine a “train the trainers” model of information literacy education in a World Art Studies course at the University of Colorado, where graduate instructors ran their own information literacy classes following sessions with an art subject librarian. Katie and Alexander will also report on mutual benefits for librarians, graduate instructors, and undergraduate students recorded in the final analysis.
 
The Modern Graphic History Library reversed the traditional idea of an embedded librarian by appointing a faculty member with special interest and subject expertise to an embedded ʺFaculty Directorʺ position. Skye Lacerte will discuss this new approach to embedded librarianship at Washington University and how it proved to be a powerful tactic. With the Faculty Director working closely with library staff and advocating for the library’s collections and programs, this novel approach benefitted both the faculty of WU and the library. 

Friday March 20, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Visualizing the New Frontier: Recent Advances in Image Recognition Technology
Speakers:

Beyond TinEye: A New Toolkit for Digital Image Archives — Louisa Wood Ruby, Head, Photoarchive Research, The Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection

FACES: Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems — Conrad Rudolph, Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of California, Riverside

How Computers are Reading the Picture — Andrew Ellis, Director, The Public Catalogue Foundation, London, UK

Moderator:
Deborah Kempe, Chief, Collections Management & Access, The Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection
 
Visual image analysis is a relatively new tool on the digital frontier. While most programs that analyze data to date have been text-based, this session’s presenters will highlight significant developments in image-based analysis that will be invaluable to future art researchers as well as catalogers.
 
The Frick’s Photoarchive partnered with JQuery pioneer John Resig to apply his groundbreaking computer vision analysis software to their digitized image collection. Louisa Wood Ruby will discuss how this collaboratively developed toolkit for image analysis has already revolutionized the Frick’s cataloging practices and how it will be invaluable for the success of the newly formed International Digital Photoarchive.

Conrad Rudolph will talk about three University of California, Riverside scholars who launched a research project to test — for the first time — the use of facial recognition software to help identify unknown subjects of portrait art. This project may ultimately enrich the understanding of European political, social, and religious history.
 
Andrew Ellis will describe how the UK’s Your Paintings project is working with Oxford University’s Visual Geometry Group (Department of Engineering Science) on various projects including one that uses advanced image recognition software to tag the UK’s oil painting collection.

Friday March 20, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

The Art of DH: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Tools for Art Librarians
Instructors:
Sarah Osborne Bender, Visual Resources Curator, American University
Sarah Falls, ‎Head of the Fine Arts Library, Ohio State University
Jenna Rinalducci, Art and Art History Librarian, George Mason University

We’ve all heard about digital humanities. The research data is often visual in nature, but how does it fit into the work that art libraries do? 

During this four-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to a variety of free and open-source software tools that can be used to support research using digital humanities methodologies. Tools for activities such as visualization, timelines, and mapping and image recognition will be covered to help art librarians re-envision art resources and better support researchers as they move toward new modes of inquiry. Participants are encouraged to identify small data sets, images, or other information that they would like to organize in new ways and bring to the course. The first three hours will provide a survey and light training of these tool, while the last hour will allow for more engaged work using a specific tool and data set, hopefully yielding innovative results! 

Approximately one month before the workshop, a set of links will be sent out for download of software. Each participant will be expected to blog on a Wordpress site about their expectations for the workshop, as well as results. Participants may have the opportunity to share innovative projects created through this workshop as part of the conference's Poster 2.0/Emerging Technology Forum joint event.

All participants must bring their own laptops. 

Level: Introductory to topic, but must possess intermediate technology skills.

Maximum Participants: 25

Fee: $50

Friday March 20, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Friday March 20, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Decorative Arts SIG
Coordinator: Jessica Shaykett

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Strategic Planning Committee
Coordinator: Carole Ann Fabian

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Local Libraries Open House
Several local libraries will open their doors and welcome conference attendees to view their spaces and collections. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and visit each library at your own pace. All participating libraries are within 3 miles of the conference hotel, the Omni Fort Worth. Details on public transportation options can be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/fortworth2015/about.php

  
Participating Libraries:

The Kimbell Art Museum
The Library is located on the lower level of the Piano Pavillion.
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107 

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Fee: Free

 

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Various locations in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX

2:00pm

Exhibits Set-up
Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:45pm

Customizing Services to Meet Patron Needs
Speakers:

The “Other” Accessibility: Making Art Libraries, Archives, and Visual Collections More Accessible to People with Disabilities — Michelle Strizever, Photo Archivist, U.S. House of Representatives
Christopher Corrigan, Digital Reference Librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress

Approaches to Better Serving International Users — Andrea Malone, Foreign Languages & Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of Houston

Librarians and Gender-Based Topics — Lou Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, Lou Weaver Consulting 

Moderator:
Carla-Mae Crookendale, Visual Arts Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Accessibility bolsters the research experience, increasing use and access for everyone. Michelle Strizever and Christopher Corrigan will explore methods to make art library collections, websites, and spaces accessible to patrons with disabilities. In addition, they will teach you how to provide better access to all art library patrons and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
As libraries become increasingly diverse because of their growing international user populations, enhancing services and programs is more essential than ever. Andrea Malone will share her experiences and present strategies for ensuring international users have successful interactions when using the library.

Transgender leader and advocate Lou Weaver will discuss how libraries can better address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patrons. Learn how librarians can develop library facilities, services, and collections that are more inclusive and comfortable for patron groups whose unique needs may not be apparent.

Friday March 20, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

International Relations Committee
Chair: Christina Peter

Friday March 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Friday March 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Hitch Your Wagon: Mentoring Everywhere
Speakers:

Hitch Your Wagon: Mentoring Everywhere — Maggie Portis, Art & Architecture Librarian, Pratt Institute
Heather Slania, Director of the Library Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Eric M. Wolf, Head Librarian, The Menil Collection
V. Heidi Hass, Director of Research Services, The Morgan Library & Museum
Kim Collins, Art History/Classics Librarian and Humanities Team Leader, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
Kai Alexis Smith, Librarian-in-Residence, Kresge Law Library, University of Notre Dame  

Moderator:
Maggie Portis, Art & Architecture Librarian, Pratt Institute

Maggie Portis will lead an interactive session that conceptually expands mentoring by identifying and discussing unexpected arenas for future mentoring. Geared towards mid- and late- career librarians whose mentoring needs and relationships continue to shift, this session will kick off with Heather Slania, the mentoring committee chair, who will discuss the first ten and the next ten years of ARLIS/NA mentoring. A lightning round of speakers will then highlight areas for facilitated discussions. Discussion topics will include: identifying mentors, being a mentor and a mentee at once, arranging mentoring opportunities, keeping expectations real, solving problem-based mentoring, and navigating sticky situations. Maggie will close with a discussion on the Imposter Syndrome and how it can impede mentoring. This will lead to the final activity where participants share one thing at which they excel with someone new.

Friday March 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Chapter Chairs Roundtable
ARLIS/NA Executive Board, Chapters Liaison: Sarah Sherman

Friday March 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Teaching Librarians SIG
Co-Moderator: Jamie Vander Broek

Friday March 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Library Services for Working Artists: Beyond Research to the New Frontier of Practice
Speakers:

The Picture Collection: A Century of Inspiration — Billy Parrott, Managing Librarian, Art and Picture Collections, Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library

Artist in the Library: A Case Study — Claire Kennedy, Archivist/Librarian, Studio of John Baldessari

Public Libraries: The Working Artist’s Toolbox — Dayna Holz, Librarian, Art & Music Department, Berkeley Public Library

Moderator:
Dayna Holz, Librarian, Art & Music Department, Berkeley Public Library

Students, historians, faculty, and curators go to art libraries to research the work of artists. But how do artists themselves use art libraries? What more we can do as librarians to support their work? This session will explore ways art librarians can work with practicing artists and how we can reach out to this population of content creators to meaningfully engage with library resources and services.

Since 1915, the Picture Collection of the New York Public Library has been inspiring creativity in its users. Billy Parrott will discuss how it remains relevant even in this digital age of Google Images as an unparalleled visual resource for creative people.

Claire Kennedy will explore relationships between artists and academic, public, and personal libraries. Using a case study, she will specifically discuss her role as librarian and archivist to the artist John Baldessari and examine the types of resources artists find useful for artistic inspiration and production.

Public librarians support working artists by developing targeted collections, curating exhibitions in public space, and providing a bridge between art school and becoming a rock-star artist. Dayna Holz will explore some of the techniques librarians employ to effectively serve this patron base.

Friday March 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Communications and Publications Committee

Chair: Hannah Bennett


Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Membership Committee
Chair: Kimberly Detterbeck

Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

First Time Attendees Reception
Sponsored by AMALIVRE

Welcome to your first ARLIS/NA conference! Carole Ann Fabian, ARLIS/NA President, will host this popular welcome reception for first time attendees. Come mix and mingle with members of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board, other members of the Society, and your fellow first timers. Throughout the conference, we welcome you to attend sessions, workshops, tours, events, and business meetings. Ribbons on badges identify attendees as speakers, moderators, board members, and more, making it easy for you to introduce yourself to new people. Everyone will be pleased to meet you, and you might even find yourself being recruited to serve on a committee, special interest group (SIG), division, section, or chapter board. Enjoy your time in Fort Worth!

This event is open to all first-time conference attendees. We look forward to meeting you!

Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Welcome Reception at the Fort Worth Water Gardens Events Plaza
Sponsored by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, ARLIS/NA Central Plains Chapter, ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter, ARLIS/NA New York Chapter, ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter, ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter, ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter, ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter, ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York Chapter


Mingle with colleagues and friends, old and new, at the Fort Worth Water Gardens Events Plaza. Designed by architect Phillip Johnson, the rushing waters in the Water Gardens have long been a beautiful feature in the city. The reception will take place outside in the plaza of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and even if the temperature is chilly, a warm Texas welcome!

In case of inclement weather, the reception will move to the atrium of the Convention Center. 

Transportation:
This reception is directly across the street from the Omni Hotel. 

Friday March 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fort Worth Water Gardens Events Plaza 1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:30pm

ArLiSNAP Night Out
The ArLiSNAP Night Out is an informal networking event for students and young professionals. This year, we're meeting at T&P Tavern, a couple of blocks from the Omni Fort Worth, the conference hotel. Drop in for a few minutes or stay all night! 


Friday March 20, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
T&P Tavern 221 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Saturday, March 21
 

7:00am

Exhibits Set-up
Saturday March 21, 2015 7:00am - 8:45am
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00am

Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Saturday March 21, 2015 7:00am - 6:00pm
Second Floor Lobby Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a continental breakfast before your busy day of conferencing!

Saturday March 21, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Texas Level Foyer Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Yoga
Wake up with your ARLIS/NA colleagues and enjoy an energizing yoga practice lead by Deborah Ultan Boudewyns. A great way to start off a busy day of conferencing!

Saturday March 21, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Leadership Breakfast
Sponsored by F.A. Bernett Books

This event is by invitation only.

Saturday March 21, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Exhibits Opening Reception
Sponsored by Erasmus Boekhandel

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Fort Worth Architecture Walking Tour: The Old Frontier in the New Frontier
Mosey through Fort Worth, a model of downtown redevelopment. Livability.com recently voted Fort Worth as the #1 downtown in the country. Join architect John Roberts as he leads you on a sightseeing tour of the city's architecture, which includes many historical buildings, and take a serious look at the varied architectural styles, from the late 1800s all the way to the present. View examples of Victorian, Neo-classical, Neo-Gothic, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Modern, Post-Modern, and Eclectic styles, and see works by notable local and world-renowned architects. Now when you hear a local say, “Cowtown Moderne,” you will know they mean Art Deco. 
 
Maximum Participants: 15

Fee: $15

Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets.

Transportation: Walking from the Omni Fort Worth. Meet your tour wrangler at 8:45 a.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Omni Fort Worth.

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Various locations in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Saturday March 21, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Art & Design School Division
Moderator: Christine Mannix

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Diversity Committee
Diversity Committee Chair: Kai Alexis Smith

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Finance Committee
Chair: Deborah Barlow Smedstad

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Space Planning SIG
Coordinator: Kristina Keogh

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Visual Resources Division
Moderators: Hannah Marshall, Mark Pompelia

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

1 + 1 = 3 (The sum IS more than the parts.) : Connections Within and Between Texas Digital Collections
Speakers:

Stronger Together: Making Connections Through the Portal to Texas History — Tara Carlisle, Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma Libraries, formerly Project Development Librarian, External Relations, Portal to Texas History, University of North Texas
 
Exhibitions in Context: Dallas Museum of Art and the Portal to Texas History — Hillary Bober, Archivist, Dallas Museum of Art

Made Together in Texas: Building the Hill Texas Archive Through Partnerships and Collaborations — Michelle Johnson, Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Moderator:
Margaret Culbertson, Director, Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center, Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

By initiating and encouraging partnerships and collaborations, the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive and the Portal to Texas History successfully created substantial digital collections that collect and curate disparate digital collections and data. These virtual collections and their metadata enable a wide range of users to satisfy both traditional and unexpected research needs. The speakers will review a sampling of these partnerships, including the Dallas Museum of Art’s cataloging and presentation of archival exhibition materials through the Portal. The session will explore the collaborative process, digital and metadata results, and current usage of collections, while also considering how these factors might influence future digital collection building and collaboration.

The Portal to Texas History consists of more than half a million digitized materials from over 250 partner institutions within Texas. Tara Carlisle will discuss how researchers can discover interesting connections between formerly disparate collections through this shared online repository. By successfully pooling collections to create a rich resource for scholars, educators, and students, the Portal serves as a model for collaboration.

Hillary Bober will outline the tangible and intangible benefits of the Dallas Museum of Art Archives partnership with the Portal, as both a vendor and an access and discovery tool. The cataloging and presentation of past exhibition materials in the context of both the Portal and the Dallas Museum of Art website will be a highlight.

The William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive is a hybrid digital database containing collections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and partner institutions, as well as primary sources. Michelle Johnson will discuss this digital home for a variety of file formats and metadata schema. She will also expand on the importance of successful collaboration and good communication among partner institutions as they strive for data uniformity.

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Future of Art Bibliography: Sustaining Collaboration in an Evolving Landscape

Speakers:

Art Discovery Group Catalogue 
— Wendy Fish, Director, British Architecture Library

The Cicognara Project — Alexandra Büttner, Project Coordinator, Heidelberg University Library

Web Archiving: An International Perspective — Kristen Regina, Director, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
   
Co-moderators:
Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
Kathleen Salomon, Assistant Director, The Getty Research Institute

Five years since its inception, the Future of Art Bibliography (FAB) initiative has accomplished a great deal in provoking institutions to imagine the ‘collective collection’ and to develop collaborative methods of work to achieve that goal. FAB has helped to launch three platforms that aggregate content and define a new bibliographic arena for collecting institutions. In each instance, ARLIS/NA member institutions have formed collaboratives and engaged service-providing organizations to develop platforms that collocate new forms of bibliographic records and digital content.

While FAB has maintained its focus on creating an aggregate discovery space for bibliographic records, digitized content, and archived websites, the landscape around the projects continues to shift and evolve. With three trajectories in production mode, FAB faces the question of how these three complementary projects overlap with other national and international projects that also seek to harmonize emerging content with bibliographic discovery. The 2015 FAB session will report on the progress of each of these projects and set them within the context of other national and international collaborative efforts. In addition, the session will discuss long-term strategic goals, business models, and operational sustainability across the FAB initiative projects.


Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

This Town is Big Enough for All of Us: Managing Assets Across an Organization
Speakers:

Keep them doggies rollin’: Digital Asset Flow in the Large Museum — Evan B. Towle, Librarian for Digital Collections and Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art

On the LAM: Integrating Library, Archives, and Museum Collections in an Open Source Information Management System — Tessa Brawley-Barker, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone
Julia Weist, Senior Archival Consultant, Whirl-i-Gig

Wrangling Digital Assets and Breeding Collaboration in Digital Repository Work — Nicole G. Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian, Digital Collections, Northwestern University

Moderator:
Evan B. Towle, Librarian for Digital Collections and Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Real-life models defy the prescribed script for digital asset management and call on information professionals to build new workflows into already built organizations. This panel presents three scenarios addressing disparate digital materials, constituents, and needs. In one, a large museum concentrates workflow and organizational health around digital assets. In another, a small museum utilizes a single tool and workflow for bibliographic, collection, and archival assets. In the third, a large university adopts the needs of widely disparate collections in both the humanities and sciences. 

While books in a library travel a well-worn path, digital assets in a museum do not. More than a technical obstacle, this is an organizational one. Evan Towle will address the journey of digital assets and metadata through the Philadelphia Museum of Art and their organizational readiness for comprehensive digital asset management.

As a solo museum librarian at Glenstone, Tessa Brawley-Barker will discuss her collaboration with external developers and other internal departments to create an interoperable information management system and discovery platform for the library, archives, and art collections. With Julia Weist from Whirl-i-Gig, she will give a system demonstration and discuss project goals, successes, and challenges.

Nicole Finzer will discuss the role of the library supporting digital repository work by providing an overview of how Northwestern University Library manages the life cycle of digital assets. Her focus will be the use of scrum methodology, which defines the library’s technical needs by involving an array of stakeholders to articulate the policy, criteria, and strategies for ingesting digital assets, to successfully collaborate across multiple units across campus.

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45am

Silent Auction Open
Come bid on the items you've been anticipating all week! The annual silent auction will take place concurrently with Poster 2.0 for your browsing convenience. Generously given by ARLIS/NA members, chapters, and vendors, fabulous donations of handcrafted items, books, art, and more will be on display all day Saturday. 

Bid throughout the day and come back during ARLISpalooza from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. to enjoy the exciting conclusion and to find out if you've won!

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Society in funding student travel awards. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Silent Auction Coordinator:

Edward Lukasek 
email: elukasek [at] mfah.org
telephone: 713-639-7322

 

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 4:30pm
Room: Texas G 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:30am

Performance on a Grand Scale: Bass Hall
A preeminent cultural icon of the Dallas-Fort Worth community, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth: the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts. Occupying a full city block in downtown Fort Worth, the Bass Performance Hall was built in 1998 entirely with private funds.
 
Go backstage on a tour that spotlights the ornate limestone architecture of the 2,056-seat multipurpose Hall, which is typical of the classic European opera house form. The Hall takes center stage for its superb acoustics, exceptional sight lines, and ambience, on level with the great halls of the world. Designed by David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc., the building includes an 80-foot diameter Great Dome, artfully painted by Scott and Stuart Gentling, which tops the Founders Concert Theater. Two 48-foot tall angels, sculpted out of Texas limestone by Marton Varo, embellish the Grand Façade. As you behold the beauty of this grand hall, imagine the performances held here in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Maximum Participants: 20

Fee: $10

Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets, climbing and descending stairs.

Transportation: Walking from the Omni Fort Worth. Meet your tour wrangler at 10:15 a.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Omni Fort Worth.

Saturday March 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Cataloging Problems Discussion Group
Moderator: Sherman Clarke

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Development Committee

Development Committee Chair: Ann Roll


Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Distinguished Service Award Committee

Current Chair: Susan Craig


Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Graphic Novels SIG
Coordinator: Tara Spies Smith

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Public Librarians SIG

Moderator: Dayna Holz


Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Texas I Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Creating New Worlds: The Digital Humanities and the Future of Art Research Methodologies
Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning

Speakers:

Reading Requires Seeing: Teaching Computers to See Texts
 — Neal Audenaert, Assistant Research Engineer, Texas Center for Applied Technology, Texas A&M University

Applying the Lens to the Visual: Finding One’s Way into Large Data Sets
— Peg Knight, Senior Product Manager, The Arts, ProQuest

#arthistory: Mining Social Media to Historicize the Contemporary — Spencer Keralis, Research Associate Professor, University of North Texas

Supporting the Big and the Boutique: Visualizing Digital Humanities and Digitizing Visual Culture — Liz Grumbach, Project Manager, ARC and 18th Connect, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University

Moderator:
Sarah Falls, ‎Head of the Fine Arts Library, Ohio State University

Digital Humanities is a collective term that describes a new means of conducting research and presenting scholarly output throughout all fields in the Humanities. Currently in its infancy, DH initiatives on campuses and art research centers take many different forms, often anchored by local champions or collections and flavored by institutional cultures and the research needs of those whom the initiatives support. Beliefs persist that the arts languish somewhere behind the curve of mainstream academia in embracing new means of discovery that are conversely reliant on visual media. This panel will prove that for arts research methodologies, careful movement forward and consideration are needed to further disciplines.

At the crux of arts-based research methodologies is the study of the image. At the basis of art historical research is the comparison of images and tracing of progression of styles. Large textual data sets provide researchers valuable archival and research information, but digital image sets and the apparatus to study them visually are also needed to help the discipline progress forward to new research paradigms. As librarians, how do we help with that progression? How does the work take place to help our users define sets of images for study and relate them to textual data? Are there tools for image analysis and for managing large research sets? How can existing image metadata be used in the context of the Digital Humanities and in supporting our researchers?

Work continues at Texas A&M University to design tools that help scholars explore, analyze, and understand visually constructed meaning in document images in large-scale collections. Neal Audenaert will present an overview of this current work with an emphasis on the University's collaboration with the HathiTrust Research Center's Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis.

As interest in Digital Humanities swells and researchers innovate around examining large corpora of data, new opportunities for revealing huge repositories also emerge. Peg Knight will consider some of our earliest collaborations with researchers and highlight some groundbreaking data mining work on visual data sets.

The ubiquity of image- and video- based social media platforms like Instagram, Tumblr, and Vine give art history students an opportunity to engage dynamically with contemporary imagery in a live setting. Spencer Keralis will describe how engaging critically with images in social media can provide valuable insights into audience response to contemporary and historical art. This interaction offers students exposure to concepts of metadata, text mining, information literacy, data visualization, and copyright and fair use.

Liz Grumbach will discuss the challenges and rewards of supporting visual culture projects from the perspective of a Digital Humanities initiative, in particular the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) at Texas A&M University. The IDHMC supports and guides faculty projects, participates in large grant-funded projects, and has recently opened the new Humanities Visualization Space. By considering these endeavors, Liz will present project details, potentials tools, and methods for cultivating and managing visual culture projects.

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

How the Web Was Won: Collaborative Approaches to Web Archiving
Sponsored by Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium

Speakers:


Establishing and Growing a Multi-Institutional Web Archiving Collaboration for the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY) — Anna Perricci, Web Archiving Project Librarian, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University

Collaboration Beyond Crawling — Jefferson Bailey, Program Manager & Partner Specialist, Internet Archive

Strong Links: Web Archive Management at NYARC — Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, NYARC National Digital Stewardship Resident, The Frick Collection

Going Paperless, Getting Lost: The Future of Artist Ephemera — Anne Simmons, Reference Librarian for Vertical Files and Microforms, National Gallery of Art Library

Moderator:
Sumitra Duncan, NYARC Web Archiving Program Coordinator, Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection

Gain insight as speakers examine collaborative approaches to archiving web-based art and architecture resources and learn how each initiative is helping shape the new frontier of art librarianship. As materials are increasingly available as web-exclusive content, creative solutions are required to capture potentially ephemeral resources. Presenters will share actionable insights, representing collaborative web archiving initiatives at Columbia University Libraries, the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), the Internet Archive, and from within the ARLIS/NA Artists Files Special Interest Group (SIG).

Anna Perricci will detail the challenges faced and progress made in the formation of the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism, and Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY). Funded by a multi-year grant fostering collaborative web archiving, CAUSEWAY is a pilot project curated by art and architecture librarians in the Ivies Plus Art and Architecture Group.

The Internet Archive's Jefferson Bailey will focus on strategies for collaboration outside the area of collection development by examining ways that institutions can support and enhance web archiving through joint, coordinated efforts in areas such as research and development, assessment, policy, technical infrastructure, and user services.

As the first National Digital Stewardship Resident embedded in a multi-institutional library collaboration, Karl-Rainer Blumenthal will relay quality assurance and long-term preservation strategies for the web archive collections shared among the partners of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC).

Anne Simmons will discuss how information, once conveyed solely through paper media, has moved online. This shift has created a crisis for those preserving the documentation of an artist's career. The Artists Files SIG attempts to address these concerns with recent efforts, including an initiative using Archive-It to capture, store, and provide access to artists’ born-digital ephemera.

Limited Seating
Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Moving the Needle: Advancing the Profession Through Publishing
Speakers:
 
I am not just Head Librarian, I am also a client: Art Librarians as Scholars — Eric Wolf, Head Librarian, The Menil Collection
 
Crossing the Publishing Frontier: Writing Opportunities in Art Librarianship — Shannon Marie Robinson, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian, University Libraries, Denison University
Hannah Bennett, Librarian, School of Architecture Library, Princeton University
Laurel Bliss, Fine Arts Librarian, Library & Information Access, San Diego State University
Judy Dyki, Library Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Patrick Tomlin, Head, Art + Architecture Library, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Alexander Watkins, Assistant Professor/Art & Architecture Librarian, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder
Terrie Wilson, Art Librarian, Michigan State University
Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet, Consulting Editor, Hack Library School

Moderator:
Shannon Marie Robinson, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian, University Libraries, Denison University

Many art librarians have advanced subject degrees and expertise. Eric Wolf will talk about how scholarly publishing not only allows us to grow as specialists, but also as librarians, raising our profile and stature among our colleagues. Such activity is personally fulfilling and helps us understand our constituencies. Scholarly activity without a faculty or curatorial title can present some strange, interesting, and at times funny situations.

Writing and publication provide opportunities for librarians to move their profession forward. Experienced editors and writers of ARLIS/NA Reviews, ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, the Society’s scholarly journal Art Documentation, and the book The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian will discuss publishing options and practicalities. These presenters will offer perspectives on writing reviews, sending queries to editors, understanding the peer-review process, and collaborating with authors. Writers of reviews, articles, book chapters, and blogs will share their experiences and discuss publishing expectations associated with tenure-track positions.

In addition, speakers will also present perspectives on writing for online publications and will address aspects of open access publishing, including author agreements, post-print, and institutional repositories. By providing practical information on writing and publication that includes getting started in publishing, overcoming writer's block, and managing time, attendees will take away useful tools for their professional development.

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:30pm

Artstor User Group Lunch
Saturday March 21, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Exhibits Closed
Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

ArLiSNAP
Co-Moderator: Ellen Tisdale

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Materials SIG
Moderator: Mark Pompelia

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Mountain West Chapter

Chapter Chair: Nicole Beatty


Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Travel Awards Committee
Chair: Tamara Fultz

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Urban and Regional Planning SIG
Coordinator: Marsha Taichman

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Doing Digital Art History: Redefining Art Librarianship
Sponsored by ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter

Speakers:


Reframing the Portfolio at Mid-Career: Digital Humanities and the Liaison Librarian — Susette Newberry, Art Librarian, Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, Olin & Uris Libraries, Cornell University

Digging into Digital Art History Data — Lindsay King, Public Services Librarian, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

Art Librarian Recast — Lyndsay Bratton, Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian, Shain Library, Connecticut College

Moderator:
Heather Gendron, Head, Sloane Art Library / Coordinator of Assessment, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In response to developments in digital scholarship, many arts and humanities librarians find themselves racing to acquire technical expertise to help scholars take advantage of emerging tools and strategies. The three presenters in this session will examine ways to meet these challenges through the implementation of innovative digital tools and reimagined roles for librarians that supplement and complement existing models of scholarship and professional practice.

Speakers will also consider professional development strategies, such as their participation in two summer institutes funded by the Getty Foundation. These institutes are aimed at helping art librarians learn alongside faculty to meaningfully engage with the tools and critical perspectives of digital humanities. They will also discuss work in progress on collaborative digital humanities projects. These opportunities situate librarians at the frontiers of scholarship as partners in creating and disseminating knowledge.

Experienced librarians have already mastered many digital humanities building blocks. Susette Newberry will reflect on the Getty-sponsored “Rebuilding the Portfolio” institute and the importance of reframing expertise. She will also highlight the liaison librarian’s role in extending knowledge of digital art history through collaborations that embrace emerging modes of discipline-focused scholarship and pedagogy.

The Getty-sponsored “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library” institute taught scholarly digital tools to art historians already working on various projects, as well as critical perspectives on what “doing digital art history” means. Lindsay King will talk about her work at the institute analyzing art-historical data in the Vogue Archive.

Lyndsay Bratton will discuss strategies for navigating new iterations of art librarianship in the Digital Age, as shrinking budgets and changing technological landscapes inspire increasingly multilayered job titles. Her newly created role rooted in an instructional technology department throws into relief the challenges of bridging traditional and emerging professional identities.

Limited Seating
Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Telling Stories: Regional Artists and Their Art
Sponsored by Jane Myers McNamara

Speakers:


Interviews with Texas Artists — Craig Bunch, Assistant Librarian, McNay Art Museum and author of Collage and Assemblage in Texas: The Interviews

Working with Raw Materials — Pete Gershon, Program Coordinator, Core Residency Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and author of Painting the Town Orange: The Stories Behind Houston’s Visionary Art Environments

Stories Potters Tell: Documenting Clay and Community in Minnesota's St. Croix Valley — Jessica Shaykett, Librarian, American Craft Council

Moderator: 
Pete Gershon, Program Coordinator, Core Residency Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston author of Painting the Town Orange: The Stories Behind Houston’s Visionary Art Environments

“Life is short, but art endures,” wrote Hippocrates. Indeed, art objects are likely to survive across generations, but the life stories of their makers, especially those of obscure regional artists, are far more ephemeral and too often lost to time. Fortunately, there are intrepid art historians, journalists, and researchers who seek to capture this information and preserve it for posterity. How do they organize their projects? How do they choose their subjects? What facts are gathered, and how is this information recorded, stored, and disseminated? This panel of three researchers will answer these questions as they discuss their experiences in documenting the work of regional artists.

Having interviewed 64 Texas artists from 2010 to 2013 for his forthcoming book from Texas A&M University Press, Craig Bunch will discuss his project in terms of how it came to be and how it progressed. The use of found materials is one of the major threads running throughout the book, tentatively titled: Interviews with Texas Artists.
 
Pete Gershon will discuss the process of collecting interviews and finding other primary and secondary source material he used to write the book Painting the Town Orange: The Stories Behind Houston’s Visionary Art Environments

In the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota, an anomalous community of potters host an annual cooperative tour attracting thousands of visitors nationally. Jessica Shaykett will share how staff at the American Craft Council Library initiated an ambitious year-long project to record and distribute the personal narratives of participating ceramists.

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Collaborations Abroad: Success Stories from International Art Libraries
Speakers:

Building Bridges of Collaboration: Spotlight on Latin American Art
— Isabel Ayres Maringelli, Chief of Library and Museum Archives, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Ranieli Piccinini Machado Shinohara, Librarian, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Class, Not Mass: A New Database for Art and Museum Libraries, Archives, and Related Institutions — Sybille Hentze, Chief Librarian, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Andrea Neidhöfer, Chief of Archive, basis wien, Vienna, Austria

The Virtual Monastic Library of Abbey Lorsch: Potential and Challenges of an International Digitization Project — Alexandra Büttner, M.A., Heidelberg University Library, Germany, Heidelberg, Germany

A Local or a Worldwide Libraries Network? — Fernando Corona, Library Coordinator, National Museum of Art, México City, México

Moderator:
Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Communication & Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC and ARLIS/NA Board Liaison to the International Relations Committee

The arteLA group is an example of how to break the old, but still present, frontier between countries in Latin America. Isabel Ayres Maringelli and Ranieli Piccinini Machado Shinohara will talk about their goal to disseminate Latin American Art Information Resources by strengthening collaboration among Latin American Art Librarians and to establish collaborative relationships with other continents.

Andrea Neidhöfer and Sybille Hentze will discuss a big problem with online directories — in this case, a directory of art institutions — which is keeping them up-to-date while administering data like addresses, opening hours, staff changes, or other developments in regard to user modalities. User experience has demonstrated that the larger the number of institutions a directory contains and the wider its geographic scope, the less precise and reliable the information it offers. One runs the risk of losing users, who will not use the platform again. This is why librarians have made deliberate selections, in terms of geography (Austria) and discipline (the visual arts), when filling their database. They believe that limitations with regard to personnel and time, both of which are indispensable for administering a database, are necessary in order to improve the quality of a database and, above all, sustain it in the long run.

Through the international digitization project “Bibliotheca Laureshamensis — digital,” the dispersed library collection of the UNESCO-World Heritage Site Abbey Lorsch has been reconstructed online. Alexandra Büttner will present a paper that focuses on the potential and challenges of virtually reuniting medieval manuscripts from institutions as far apart as Los Angeles and Bucharest.

One of our problems in a contemporary globalized world is the aim of concentrating resources in large spaces that simulate big warehouses. Fernando Corona will talk about a similar thing that is happening in the world of libraries. With the propensity to concentrate everything, we forget that a network is exactly the opportunity of interconnections.

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Exhibits Open
Saturday March 21, 2015 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:45pm

Book Arts SIG
Co-Moderator: Michelle Strizever

Saturday March 21, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Poster 2.0 (ARLISpalooza)
The Conference Committee, in partnership with the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee, is pleased to offer a new session that combines the best of two worlds — the informal and highly visual nature of a traditional poster session with the hands-on component of a technology forum.

Poster 2.0 will feature over 30 participants showcasing a wide-range of professional and research projects in a creative and interactive environment. Topics include productivity tools, promotion of special collections and archives, outreach and instructional initiatives, libraries as exhibition spaces, digital humanities, best practices for collecting and cataloging unique materials, and more. Learn from colleagues presenting innovative projects, topics, and tools as you walk through this joint session.


Titles & Presenters:

Collecting the New Arcadian Journal at Art Libraries in America
 — Karyn Hinkle, Senior Reader Services Librarian, Bard Graduate Center

What’s Your Story?: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Oral History Project — Eumie Imm Stroukoff, Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
 
The N Project: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Collection Material — Dan McClure, Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art

The Case Study of an Art Librarian in a Medical School — Amy Andres, Art History Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth Library, Qatar

The Artist and the Librarian Project: How to Think Like an Artist in the Library — Sarah Burris, Reference Librarian/Non-Fiction Selector, Bay County Public Library
 
Inspired Archives: Introducing Students to the Visual Culture of a University — Katie Greer, Assistant Professor, Oakland University

Ask an Expert: Lessons Learned from Repackaging Reference for Exhibition Spaces — Matthew Gengler, Head of Access Services, Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art

Are You Close Enough?: Libraries and Embedded Digital Humanities — Sara Outhier, Digital Media Librarian, Southern Methodist University; Michelle Hahn, Music Catalog Librarian, Southern Methodist University

Database-Driven: Exploring the Underlying Symmetry between New Media Theory and Library Science — Emilee Mathews, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California, Irvine; Sylvia Page, Librarian, Memphis College of Art

Art and Design Book Club: An Outreach and Engagement Tool, UT Austin Fine Arts Library — Becca Pad, Graduate Student, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin; Laura Schwartz, Head Librarian, Fine Arts Library, University of Texas at Austin

Incorporating the Scholar’s Voice in Discovery: Metadata Integration with Google Forms — Gary Ginther, Fine Arts Librarian, Ohio University Libraries

Teach, Learn, Use, Create: Versatile Design for the Architecture Library Sara DeWaay, Arts and Architecture Librarian, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Tumblr Enriches Exposure [to] and Use of Art Special Collections — Lindsay Keating, Special Projects Assistant, Arts and Architecture Library, University of Minnesota; Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota

The Role of the Library in the Research-Creation Process of Fine Arts Undergraduate Students at the University of Victoria — Tad Suzuki, Learning & Research Librarian (Fine Arts), University of Victoria (Canada)



Multimedia Resources Statistics: Understanding Usage of Non-Text Resources — Jennifer Hoyer, Library Relations Associate, Artstor; Katie O’Connell, User Services Associate, Artstor; Elizabeth Schneider, User Services Associate, Artstor

Bringing the Outside Inside: Brazilian Graffiti and “String Literature” on the Walls Are Not Your Typical Art in the Library Exhibit — Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Fine Arts Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Expanding Art History for the Digital Age: Digital Humanities in the Visual Resources Center — Lynn Cunningham, Principal Digital Curator, Visual Resources Center, University of California Berkeley

Brand Library & Art Center Renovation Project — Alyssa Resnick, Administrator, Arts and Culture, Glendale Library; Cathy Billings, Senior Library, Arts & Culture Supervisor, Brand Library & Art Center

Fresh Off the (Closed) Shelf: The Banff Centre Library’s Transition to an Open Stack Artists’ Books Collection — Nicole Lovenjak, Library Practicum, Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, The Banff Centre

The Better to See You With: The University of North Texas Libraries’ Artists’ Book Competition — Julie Judkins, Principal Archivist, University of North Texas; Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections, University of North Texas Libraries

The “Aha!” Moment: Library Support for the Cognitive Process of Creativity — Carla-Mae Crookendale, Visual Arts Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Alexander M. Troup Collection: One Collection, Countless Disciplines — Emily Aparicio, Library Specialist I, University of North Texas Special Collections; Amanda Montgomery, Library Specialist II, University of North Texas Special Collections

The Materials Laboratory as a Teaching Tool — Kasia Leousis, Architecture and Art Librarian, Auburn University

Using the Unique: Emory's Archives Research Program — Kim Collins, Art and Classics Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University

Design Students Unlock Open Access — Sarah Polkinghorne, Subject Librarian  for Art & Design, Drama, and Psychology, University of Alberta

The Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings: Plans for an Expert Tagging Space — James Shulman, President, Artstor

Omeka and the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus: Two-step or Shootout? An Experiment towards Linked Open Data — Alison Larson, MLS Student, University of North Texas

Something Old and Something New: Building a Special Collection of Artists’ Books — Anna Korus, Library Manager, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta; Roxy Garstad, Collection Assessment Librarian, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta

Please See Attached: The Challenges of Collecting PDF Exhibition Catalogs at the Thomas J. Watson Library — Andrea Puccio, Assistant Museum Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tina Lidogoster, Assistant Museum Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Web Archiving Comics at the Library of Congress — Megan Halsband, Reference Specialist, Comic Books, Library of Congress

Using the Durationator Technology to Conduct Copyright Searches — Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Glazer Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University

RAW Beauty: Data Visualization with RAW from DensityDesign — Helen Lane, Head of Research and Instructional Services, Fashion Institute of Technology

Testing the Waters: Harnessing the Power of Technology in the Virtual Conference Environment — Luke Leither, Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Utah

The Roman Forum and Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications — Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Special Collections Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Using Piktochart to Create Presentations and Infographics — Ellen Tisdale, Library Assistant, University of Manitoba Libraries

Using OpenRefine for Exploring Library Collections — Mary Wahl, Digital Services Librarian, California State University, Northridge


Saturday March 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Second Floor Lobby Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Silent Auction Closing (ARLISpalooza)
Come bid on the items you've been anticipating all week! The annual silent auction will take place concurrently with Poster 2.0, for your browsing convenience. Generously given by ARLIS/NA members, chapters, and vendors, fabulous donations of handcrafted items, books, art, and more will be on display all day Saturday starting at 9:45 a.m.. 

Bid throughout the day and come back during ARLISpalooza from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. to enjoy the exciting conclusion and to find out if you've won!

Consider donating items for this worthy cause. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Society in funding student travel awards. 

If you would like to donate an item, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Silent Auction Coordinator:

Edward Lukasek 
email: elukasek [at] mfah.org
telephone: 713-639-7322

 

Saturday March 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room: Texas G 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Digital Cicognara Project
Note: invitation only.

Saturday March 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Canadian Chapter

Chapter Chair: Sylvia Roberts


Saturday March 21, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Exhibits Closing Reception
Sponsored by Oxford University Press

Saturday March 21, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Academic Libraries Division
Moderator: Emilee Mathews

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

ArLiSNAP Facilitated Discussion
Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Collection Development SIG
Co-Coordinators: Paula Gabbard, Chris Sala

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Midstates Chapter
Chapter Chair: Leigh Gates

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Northwest Chapter
Chapter Chair: Traci Timmons

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Ohio Valley Chapter
Chair Elect 2015: Mo Dawley

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas I Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Social Media Facilitated Discussion
Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Southern California Chapter
Chapter Chair: Derek Quezada

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Architecture Section
Moderator: Cathryn Copper

Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Chapter Vice-Chair: Jacqueline Protka

Saturday March 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Whiskey & Rye Bar, Omni Fort Worth

6:00pm

SEI Meet-up/Reunion
Coordinator: Megan Musolff, SEI Committee Chair

Reunite with your SEI colleagues and raise a toast to this joint project of VRA and ARLIS/NA as it embarks on its 12th year! Previous attendees of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management as well as instructors, co-chairs, implementation team members, and sponsors are welcome to attend. If you are thinking about registering for a future SEI or hosting SEI at your institution someday, this event is also for you!

Saturday March 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Whiskey & Rye Bar, Omni Fort Worth

6:30pm

International Guests Reception
Sponsored by the Sid Richardson Museum

International guests are invited to attend a cocktail reception at the Sid Richardson Museum in the historical Sundance Square. The Museum's collection focuses on numerous, prominent Western artists, including Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The exhibition, Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West, will display Catlin’s cartoon books, which he produced during his encounters with Native Americans in the 1830s.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only; limit 50 guests.

Transportation: This museum is a short walking distance from the Omni Hotel. Wranglers outside the hotel will guide guests. If you need to make other arrangements for transportation, it will be made available to you.

Saturday March 21, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sid Richardson Museum 309 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Sunday, March 22
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a continental breakfast before your busy day of conferencing!

Sunday March 22, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Texas Ballroom Foyer Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Public Policy Committee
Chair: Patrick Tomlin

Sunday March 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Yoga
Wake up with your ARLIS/NA colleagues and enjoy an energizing yoga practice lead by Deborah Ultan Boudewyns. A great way to start off a busy day of conferencing!

Sunday March 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Sunday March 22, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Second Floor Lobby Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Exhibits Opening Reception
Sponsored by Sotheby's Institute of Art

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Sunday March 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Cataloging Advisory Committee
Chair: Laurie Chipps

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Getty Research Portal Advisory Group

Co-moderators: Kathleen Salomon, Rachel Longaker


Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

New England Chapter
Current Chapter Chair: Gabrielle Reed

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Blazing New Trails in Library Architecture
Speakers:

ʺMove to the Light”: Humanism and the Art Museum Libraries of Louis I. Kahn: The Kimbell Art Museum and the Yale Center for British Art — Kraig Binkowski, Chief Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art

Learning from Hunt Library: The Use of High-Tech Spaces — Karen DeWitt, Director, Design Library, North Carolina State University

New Library Architecture: Innovative Buildings = New Ways of Working? — Margaret Smithglass, Registrar and Digital Content Librarian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

Moderator:
Catherine Petersen, Library Director, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Libraries are continually ascending from the basements of Beaux-Arts mansions, embracing light-filled study rooms, and supporting the needs of creative researchers. This session’s speakers offer creative solutions and exciting possibilities for 21st century learning spaces.

The libraries of the Yale Center for British Art and the Kimbell Art Museum along with the museums that house them were designed by the great American architect, Louis I. Kahn. Kraig Binkowski will look closely at the unique humanistic experience that Kahn created for these learning spaces.

Design faculty and students at North Carolina State University fully embrace the visualization spaces at the innovative Hunt Library. Karen DeWitt will talk about spaces and technologies in Hunt Library, how design students and faculty use them, and offer suggestions for technologies that could be added to enhance existing libraries to support design faculty and students.

The physical spaces of academic, public, and special libraries have all experienced enormous changes in user needs and behaviors in the last decade. Margaret Smithglass will present highlights of recent international design work that not only supports these changes but facilitates new methods of research and communication for all patron types. 

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Known Unknowns and Unknown Knowns: Privacy, Secrets, and the Limitations of Archives
Speakers:

Cultural Expectation of Privacy and Archives in Qatar — Tiffany Schureman, University Archivist, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar; co-author, Annabel Armstrong-Clarke, Digital Media Archivist, Virginia Commonwealth University

Spies Like Us?: Scholars, Spies, and Secrets in ICFA's Archives — Shalimar Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections

Cultural Protocol vs. Academic Privilege: Researching Indigenous Cultures — heather ahtone, James T. Bialac Assistant Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

Moderator:
Shalimar Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections

Researchers encounter two types of secrets in archives. Sensitive information may be restricted to address issues of privacy or confidentiality. Alternatively, records relevant to a particular query are either not preserved or were never created. Archivists must mediate a balance between providing the public with broad access to archival materials and respecting the concerns of individuals, whether creators, donors, or subjects. The papers in this session will explore the lacunae and limits of archives, whose holdings may not adequately reflect the voices of marginalized communities or whose policies must be adjusted to respect differing cultural norms. The speakers will also consider the ethics embedded in managing archives, as they relate to privacy, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and even a bit of espionage.

In Qatar there is an expectation of privacy as it relates both to images of people and names associated with images. Tiffany Schureman will present a paper she co-authored with Annabel Armstrong-Clarke that discusses how the Virginia Commonwealth University Archives tries to find a balance between respecting the cultural importance of privacy in this region and providing access to images.

Using examples from the Dumbarton Oaks Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Shalimar Fojas White will investigate parallels between archival work and espionage. She will also explore how discovering links to intelligence agencies enriched the understanding of the archives’ creators, as well as the ethical issues involved with managing scholarly archives that contain sensitive information.

The academic community has constructed an extensive body of knowledge on Indigenous communities using “traditional” Euro-American a priori accepted assumptions. heather ahtone will examine how the published body of knowledge about tribal communities is not synchronous with the lived body of knowledge held by tribal communities.

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

New Voices in the Profession
Speakers:

Wrangling a Ringling: The Personal Art Library of a Circus Magnate — Mēgan Oliver, Assistant Librarian, The Ringling Museum

Beyond Paper, Beyond Art: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Art Documentation — Lauren Gottlieb-Miller, PhD Student, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Instagram in Art Librarianship: Sharing a Snapshot and Taking a Shot at Using Instagram as a New Librarian — Stacy R. Williams, Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, University of Southern California Libraries

Belonging: A Brief Study on Artists’ Books and Institutional Classification
 — Eva Athanasiu, 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award Winner

Moderator:
Alice Whiteside, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

Returning for its ninth 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. For many, this is their first professional speaking engagement.

This panel began at the ARLIS/NA 2006 Annual Conference in Banff and has since received wide attention and praise. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers give the conference attendees a glimpse of academic interests and current discourses of the newest ARLIS/NA members. The New Voices session is organized by the Professional Development Committee, ArLiSNAP, and the Gerd Muehsam Award Committee.

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
Room: Texas G 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:30am

Membership Brunch with Special Speaker, Ronnie Self
Membership Brunch
Sponsored by Amon G. Carter Foundation

Special Speaker, Ronnie Self
Sponsored by Artstor


This year’s Membership Brunch will feature a talk by Ronnie Self, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston, who will speak on Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano’s architectural work for the Kimbell Art Museum. Prior to founding his firm Ronnie Self Architect in Houston, Self worked in the Paris office of Renzo Piano Building Workshop for twelve years. Self’s book, The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010, was released in April 2014.

Fee: $25

Sunday March 22, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:30am

Exhibits Closed
Sunday March 22, 2015 10:30am - 12:45pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Membership Meeting
Hosted by the Executive Board and open to all ARLIS/NA members, please join your colleagues at the annual membership meeting and show your support as the new officers of the Executive Board take office. The meeting will feature updates on society activities, a financial report, a preview of the 2016 conference in Seattle, Washington, a forum for discussion, and much more.

Sunday March 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:45pm

Exhibits Open
Sunday March 22, 2015 12:45pm - 5:15pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Central Plains Chapter

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Thomas Young


Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Reference & Information Services Section
Past Moderator: Elizabeth Lane

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Women and Art SIG
Coordinator: Siân Evans

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Beyond the Page: Wrangling Alternative Formats
Sponsored by Amigos Library Services

Speakers:


Contemporary Artists' Recordworks in Academic Libraries — Susan Thomas, Coordinator of Reference Services, Assistant Professor, Long Island University

Preserving Digital Art: The Challenges that Digital Art Presents to the Traditional Art World — Carmen Cowick, Preservation Librarian, Amigos Library Services

Quality Control Tools: Resources for Managing and Reformatting Audiovisual Materials — Kristin MacDonough, Coordinator for the AudioVisual Artifact Atlas, Technology and Preservation, Bay Area Video Coalition

Moderator:
Lori Salmon, Senior Librarian, New York Public Library

Complex formats such as audiovisual materials, digital artworks, and other new media are increasingly collected by libraries of all types, not simply special archives. Alternative formats present a variety of challenges for catalogers, policymakers, and preservationists. In this session, panelists will share their experience providing access to three alternative formats: audiovisual materials, digital art, and multi-media projects. They will also present good practices for preserving these complicated — but important and increasingly common — materials.

Contemporary artists’ recordworks  provide opportunities for librarians to work solo or collaborate with music librarians and educators to collect a unique genre of artists’ books. Susan Thomas will describe recordworks — analog objects that combine audio recordings like vinyl records, cassettes, or CDs with printed matter — and discuss how they reflect the enduring popularity of analog media among creatives.

Carmen Cowick will offer advice on how to preserve digital art by discussing the various approaches to preservation undertaken by different institutions and art professionals. She will also share resources describing best practices for digital art and resources for continuing education programs for art librarians/museum professionals.

Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation was a two-year NEH-funded project organized through the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in partnership with independent consultants. Kristin MacDonough will present and demonstrate the resulting projects, the open source software (QCTools), and the development of the online resource (AudioVisual Artifact Atlas).

Limited Seating
Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Focus on the Learner: Strategies for Improving PowerPoint Presentations
Speaker:

Focus on the Learner: Strategies for Improving PowerPoint Presentations — Lee A. Hilyer, Head of Access Services, M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston

Slide presentations are common at meetings, conferences, and in the classroom. But are they effective at helping the audience understand the content, or do they merely serve as teleprompter for the speaker? Learning and instructional research indicates that the current way many people prepare and deliver slide presentations may actually hinder learning instead of supporting it. Lee Hilyer will present three simple, evidence-based rules you can use to create more effective, learner-focused presentations.

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Place-Based Discovery: Broadening Access with Geolocation
Speakers:
Margaret Smithglass, Registrar and Digital Content Librarian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
Chris Sala, Architecture Librarian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

Moderator:
Martha González Palacios, Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon

There is no doubt that geospatial metadata can aid the discovery of resources by providing contextually situated information. For materials related to the built environment, geocoding street addresses or other geographical identifiers adds tremendous value; these facilitate the use of maps as access points, in addition to more traditional interfaces like library catalogues or finding aids.

In this session, Chris Sala and Margaret Smithglass will present two projects currently underway at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library that leverage geospatial metadata to enhance discoverability. They will introduce geolocation in general terms and suggest strategies and tools for geospatial metadata enhancement of legacy records by discussing the two projects, The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library and the Built Works Registry (BWR), each with very different parameters and goals.

One case demonstrates how geotagging records can enhance limited geographical data available from well-established controlled vocabularies, such as Library of Congress Subject Headings, while the other shows the use of geospatial metadata to disambiguate name variations of architectural structures.

Sunday March 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Auction Catalogs SIG

Co-coordinator: Prima Casetta


Sunday March 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture
Speaker:

Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture —
Josh Been, Social Science Data Librarian, M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston

This presentation will highlight the ever-increasing data needs of architecture researchers in higher education, and the ways libraries can take initiative to provide them with access to the necessary data, software, and research support. Josh Been's focus will be on using ArcGIS software and cloud applications but will also include a discussion of free and affordable software and training opportunities.

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Archaeology and Classics SIG
Coordinator: Amy Ciccone

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Interlibrary Loan SIG
Moderator: Elizabeth Lane

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Southeast Chapter
Vice President/2015 President: Kasia Leousis

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Web Archiving Birds of a Feather Meetup
Organizer: Sumitra Duncan

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Linked Open Data: Interconnectivity Amplified
Speakers:

The Getty Vocabularies and Linked Open Data
Jon Ward, Senior Vocabulary Program Editor, Getty Research Institute
 
Migrating to Linked Open Data: The University of Oregon’s Approach — Sarah Seymore, Digital Metadata Technician, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries
Julia Simic, Metadata and Digital Production Librarian, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries

Co-moderators:
Dan Lipcan, Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Beth Morris, Assistant Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and current Director of the W3C, has called linked open data (LOD) efforts “the most potentially world-changing” movement. Linked data, the first practical expression of the Semantic Web, forms a set of best practices for publishing and connecting structured data by utilizing URIs (Unique Resource Identifiers) and RDF (Resource Description Framework).

The Semantic Web will allow structured data to be discovered, enhanced, and/or acted upon automatically, thereby making the data more useful beyond the confines of individual repositories. LOD sets allow others, including machines, to connect, visualize, and interpret data in ways that the original publisher may not have imagined. Addressing this critical work will help the ARLIS/NA community maximize the accessibility and interoperability of our works of art and research resources.

In this session, Sarah Seymore and Julie Simic will discuss how the University of Oregon migrated its digital collections to a new content management system and to linked open data (LOD). Specifically, she will give a practical description of the methodologies used for transitioning to LOD with a focus on the visual resource and historic photograph collections.

Jon Ward will present his paper that explores issues surrounding releases of the Getty vocabularies — Art & Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), Union List of Artist Names® (ULAN), and Cultural Objects Name Authority® (CONA) — as LOD, which have been described as “game changers” in accessing art information.

Limited Seating
Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Multi-National Perspectives on the Future of Collection Development
Sponsored by YBP Library Services

Speakers:


A Terrible Beauty: Challenges and Opportunities in Art Publishing in the UK — Martin Flynn, Head of Information Services, Word & Image, Victoria and Albert Museum

The Space You Leave Behind is as Important as the Space You Fill: Some Observations on North American Art Publishing — Sandra Brooke, Librarian, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Publishing Trends in Latin America — Gary Ginther presenting for Selene Hinojosa, Collection Development Librarian, Alkek Library, Texas State University

Moderator:
Gary Ginther, Fine Arts Librarian, Ohio University

In this session, academic and museum librarians will discuss art publishing trends in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Latin America. The panel will explore emerging patterns in publishing: print vs. e-book, experimental and traditional publishing, and the challenges and opportunities information professionals face. The speakers will discuss how they advocate for print publications, which continue to be the predominant format for art publishing, as well as how they explore the emergence of the e-resource in the arts.

Art publishing in the UK demonstrates a growth in sales of hard copy books. Martin Flynn will examine the reasons behind this trend together with its implications for art libraries. In addition, he will explore the influence of factors such as public subsidy, library purchasing, and e-publishing models. He will also outline the ways in which the Victoria and Albert Museum is negociating the still-preferable landscape of print publishing, while keeping an eye on emerging print models.

Even as print remains a durable medium for art documentation and artistic expression, mainstream and experimental publishers in North America are increasingly responding to the pressures and rising potential of electronic platforms. Sandra Brooke will share her experience of investigating the possibilities of the electronic platform in her work at Princeton University.

Gary Ginther, presenting for Selene Hinojosa, will discuss current challenges and emerging patterns in his overview of art publishing trends in Latin America, particularly Mexico. The focus will be book fairs and specific publishers for purchasing Latin American books.

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:15pm

President's Choice: A Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: How It Will Help the Visual Arts Community
Speakers:

Peter Jaszi, Professor, Washington College of Law, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University

Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and Past President, College Art Association

Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director, Dallas Museum of Art

Co-moderators:

Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and President ARLIS/NA
Patrick Tomlin, Head, Art & Architecture Library, Virginia Tech and Chair, ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee

The President's Choice session will present the Code of Best Practices published by the College Art Association in February 2015. This publication presents a clear set of guidelines about the responsible use of copyrighted materials by identifying instances in which the doctrine of fair use may be applied. The ARLIS/NA President and the Public Policy Committee Chair will welcome distinguished guests: Peter Jaszi, the principal author of the Code and a leading authority on copyright and fair use along with Anne Collins Goodyear and Maxwell L. Anderson, two other leading proponents of fair use in the museum community. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

The development of the Code was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:15pm

Postcards From the Edge VIII: I Didn’t Know Urban Planning Was About …

Speakers:

Barbara Becker, Professor, School of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington
Patrina Newton, Senior Planner, Economic & Community Development, City of Fort Worth Planning Department
Brian Chatman, Content Strategy Coordinator, City of Fort Worth Open Data Portal
Cecilia Smith, Ph.D., Geospatial Librarian, Texas A&M University

Moderators:
Kathy Edwards, Research and Collection Development Librarian, Clemson University
Rebecca Price, Architecture, Urban Planning, and Visual Resources Librarian and Liaison, University of Michigan
Marsha Taichman, Visual Resources Librarian, Cornell University

In this year’s Postcards from the Edge session, a planning educator, two professional planners from the City of Fort Worth, and an anthropologist-turned-geospatial librarian will lead us through the wide-ranging academic and professional terrain of urban planning. Although not native to arts librarianship, planning is often co-located with design programs in schools or colleges dedicated to the built environment. More than a few architecture librarians carry additional responsibility for urban and regional planning and urban design, which necessarily include transportation, sustainability, resource management, housing, social justice, municipal order, policy and public affairs, historic preservation, urban agriculture, and more. Together the group will explore the challenge of meeting the multi-faceted and interdisciplinary needs of the planning community.

Barbara Becker, former Dean of the UT-Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, will address the academic scope of planning education and the needs of scholars and students. At the city scale, Senior Planner Patrina Newton will introduce Fort Worth’s planned Urban Villages and describe the issues, considerations, and data gathering that shape complex urban initiatives. Content Strategist Brian Chatman will explain the information design behind Fort Worth’s recently launched Open Data Portal and share some of the challenges of representing large data sets for public access. Finally, Texas A&M Geospatial Librarian Cecilia Smith, will demonstrate GIS tools and resources used by scholars and practitioners to collect, collate, analyze, and visualize data about urban environments and populations.

Architecture & Urban Planning Librarian Rebecca Price will facilitate discussion at the end of the presentations. 

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 4 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Awards Committee
Committee Chair: Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG
SIG Moderator / Coordinator: Lauren MacDonald

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Museum Libraries Division
Moderator: Catherine Petersen

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Texas H Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Professional Development Committee
Chair: Maggie Portis

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Systems Meet-up
Organizer: Lily Pregill

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Found in Translation: Controlled Vocabularies in Other Languages
Speakers:

A Controlled Vocabulary to Support Art Documentation — Vánia Mara Alves Lima, Department of Library Science and Documentation, School of Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo
Ivani Di Grazia Costa, Library and Documentation Center Coordinator, São Paulo Museum of Art 

Cracking the Moche Code: Expanding Access to a Scholarly Photographic Archive — Shalimar Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Moderator:
Tamara Lee Fultz, Associate Museum Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Controlled vocabularies have been utilized in the library world for so long that it is hard to envision a need for new vocabularies. From the Library of Congress vocabularies, to ALA’s RBMS thesauri, and to the Getty vocabularies, it may seem that every topic under the sun is covered. But that can only be a myopic view in the global digital world: if we want true interoperability for our systems in order to share our data on the Semantic Web, then vocabularies must consider all the world’s languages and their inherent complexities.

The speakers in this session will address how their institutions are dealing with issues of language within their vocabularies: such as how to develop methodologies for describing art in a language other than English and how to describe collections of non-Western art when the iconographic terminology does not exist in English. 

The São Paulo Art Museum and the University of São Paulo are working together to develop a methodology to update, improve, and manage a controlled vocabulary for art information. Representatives Vánia Mara Alves Lima and Ivani Di Grazia Costa will discuss the effort to define terms and establish categories along with the future steps necessary to establish conceptual relationships.

The Christopher Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive visually documents the art and iconography of the Moche people of ancient Peru. Shalimar Fojas White will discuss the issues faced by Dumbarton Oaks in expanding access to a scholarly archive for non-specialist audiences. A particular challenge is the archive’s unique subject classification scheme.

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Exhibits Closing Reception
Sponsored by The MediaPreserve

Sunday March 22, 2015 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Room: Texas A-E Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Discussion
Coordinator: Sam Duncan

Sunday March 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room: Texas G 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Convocation with Keynote Speaker, Mari Carmen Ramírez
Sponsored by Artstor

This year's Convocation will be held at the conference's beautiful Omni Fort Worth Hotel and feature our keynote speaker, Mari Carmen Ramírez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A globally renowned authority on modern and contemporary Latin American art, Ramírez has published extensively and curated numerous award-winning exhibitions, including Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America (with Héctor Olea). She has also conceptualized and implemented the ICAA Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art Project, a major digital archive and book series focused on primary sources. In 2005 Ramírez received the Award for Curatorial Excellence granted by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. That same year, TIME magazine named her one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.”

Following the Convocation, buses will promptly depart to the Reception at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Sunday March 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room: Texas F Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:15pm

Convocation Reception
Sponsored by ProQuest, Kimbell Art Museum, and City Club of Fort Worth

The Convocation Reception will be held at the Kimbell Art Museum’s recently opened Piano Pavilion, situated 65 yards away from the iconic Louis Kahn building that was completed in 1972. Cocktails and appetizers will be served as attendees enjoy the sleek and elegant design of the new pavilion and views of the Kahn Building across the lawn. 

During the reception, guests will enjoy free access to the Piano Pavilion galleries and gift shop.

Transportation: The last bus will depart at 10:00 p.m. to return to the Omni Hotel.

Sunday March 22, 2015 7:15pm - 10:00pm
Kimbell Art Museum, Piano Pavilion 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107
 
Monday, March 23
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Monday March 23, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am
Second Floor Lobby Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

ARLIS/NA Executive Board and Conference Planners Post-conference Meeting (Invitation only)
Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

LGBT SIG
Coordinator: Edward Lukasek

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Photographers' Self-Publishing: Contexts for Collecting Contemporary Photobooks
Speakers:

Ker-Pow! The ICP's Photobook Explosion — Deirdre Donohue, Stephanie Shuman Librarian, ICP Library, International Center of Photography

The Photobook in Flux — Tony White, Director, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Photobooks From a photo-eye Perspective — Melanie McWhorter, Manager of photo-eye's Book Division, photo-eye

The Photobook Industry From a Photographer's Perspective — Keliy Anderson-Staley, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston

Co-moderators:
Heather Gendron, Head, Sloane Art Library / Coordinator of Assessment, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jon Evans, Chief Librarian, Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Digital publishing allows photographers, from the self-taught to the well-established, new avenues for the promotion of their work and for creative exploration. Once considered by some as a type of “vanity” publishing, self-publishing today is widely accepted as a key part of artists’ portfolio-building and marketing strategy. Book publishing has become wildly popular for photographers, many of whom publish in multiple formats, from zines, apps, and print-on-demand books, to open editions, e-books, and “traditional” print books. They often self-fund publishing endeavors, selling books on their websites or through other means outside the librarian’s “normal” collecting stream. Needless to say, collecting photobooks in this environment is a challenge. Speakers will discuss the opportunities and economics of contemporary photobook publishing and will offer advice on keeping up with, collecting, and curating collections of contemporary photobooks.

Deirdre Donohue will talk about the transformative effects of digital publishing on artists at the International Center for Photography and the resulting impact on the ICP’s library. The ICP has embraced print-on-demand technology with MFA theses and Board presentations produced by Lulu and a new imprint called icp.edu launched in Fall of 2014.

Tony White will present a discussion and survey of photobooks, photozines, and related self-published materials by artists, designers, and photographers. In addition, he will address collection development and preservation opportunities, resources, and challenges, as well as touch on terms and terminology.

As both photographer and manager of photo-eye’s Book Division, Melanie McWhorter will present her perspectives on recent trends in photobook publishing and collecting. Using highlights from some of the incredible photobooks published in recent years, she will also outline the changes she has witnessed and the reasons why investing in photobooks is important.

Having made single-edition artist books, self-published through Blurb, and published with a publisher who required no financial contribution, Keliy Anderson-Staley has seen how the industry works at multiple points along the spectrum. She will discuss strategies photographers use to publish their work in the current environment and why they choose to self-publish.

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Room: Sundance 6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Room: Sundance 2 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00am

Get to Know Dallas: Through the Eyes of Calatrava, Pei, and Foster
Tour Dallas with Mark Lamster, the architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News. Travel over the Continental Avenue Bridge West Dallas Gateway to well-known architectural highlights: the famous Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava; the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall, designed by I. M. Pei and home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; and the Winspear Opera House, designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.

Visit historical landmarks: Dealey Plaza, Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Arts District in the “heart of the city," and Historic Fair Park, the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and home of the famous State Fair of Texas. Take a break and enjoy a box lunch in one of the restored courtrooms of the Dallas Post Office and Federal Courthouse. 

Attendees have the option to take the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to DFW airport or Love Field from downtown Dallas in lieu of returning to Fort Worth. From downtown, it takes 50 minutes to arrive at DFW’s Terminal A and 30 minutes to arrive at Love Field.

Maximum Participants: 22

Fee: $50, includes lunch.
 
Accessibility: Walking, standing, maneuvering city streets, getting on and off bus.

Transportation: Bus. Meet your tour wrangler at 8:45 a.m. at the Houston Street entrance of the Omni Fort Worth.

Monday March 23, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm
Various locations in Dallas, TX Dallas, TX

9:30am

ARLIS/NA Executive Board Post-conference Meeting (Open to all)
Monday March 23, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Room: Sundance 3 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

Self-Schedule Room
To reserve Self-Schedule Room, please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday March 23, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room: Sundance 5 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Artists’ Books [Everywhere]: Creating an Innovative Reference Tool for Your Region
Instructor:
Michelle Strizever, Photo Archivist, U.S. House of Representatives

Collections of artists’ books tend to be hidden and difficult to access. Artists’ Books DC is a local, in-depth, and independent digital reference tool that increases access and outreach for hidden collections. As a successful tool for reaching researchers, the Artists’ Books DC model can be replicated in other regions.

The workshop will explain the steps necessary to create an in-depth, innovative reference tool about all the artists’ books collections in a region, including: how to research collections, what information to include, who the audience is, how to create the website, how to build community relationships and get feedback, and how to advocate for funding.

Attendees will learn to create social media campaigns that entice researchers to visit. While this workshop focuses on artists’ books digital reference tools, it provides a model of a robust resource for access and outreach that can be mobilized for many types of collections.

Maximum Participants: 20

Fee: $50

Monday March 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room: Sundance 1 Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

ARLIS/NA Leadership Institute (Invitation only)
Speaker:
Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training

Co-moderators:
Carole Ann Fabian, ARLIS/NA President
Kristen Regina, ARLIS/NA Vice President/President-Elect

Monday March 23, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Stockyard 3