ARLIS Northern California Chapter
Submitted by: Nensi Brailo,
ARLIS/NC Chair 2002
Phone: 510-594-3659; Fax: 510-594-3711
Chapter Officers 2002
Nensi Brailo – Chair and
Lorna Corbetta-Noyes – Vice-Chair
Regina Kammer – Secretary
Chapter Officers 2003
Lorna Corbetta-Noyes – Chair
Regina Kammer – Secretary
Nensi Brailo – Treasurer
Position of Vice-Chair vacant
as of January 2003
ARLIS/NC held two meetings in 2002.
SPRING 2002 MEETING: Combined VRA/NC & ARLIS/NC Chapters Meeting
Date: April 19, 2002
Location: Sonoma State University, Visual Resources Collection
Speaker: Ira Bray, Electronic Information Resources Consultant, California State Library
Tour: Women Artists’ Archive (http://libweb.sonoma.edu/special/waa/about.html), Jean and Charles Schultz Information Center, Special Collections
Business Meeting Highlights:
The Chair announced that Minutes from November 8, 2001 meeting at Exploratorium
were available on the ARLIS/NC website. Nancy Bennett Colace gave Treasurer’s
report. There was $1500 in
Chapter’s account; Treasurer's report included discussion of membership: there
were a total of 70 members on the address list, of those, 41 were dues paying
members. The 2002 membership
directory was handed out at the meeting. Instructions
for signing up onto the ARLIS/NC listserv were located on the inside front cover
of the directory, and members were encouraged to sign on to the listserv as this
is not done automatically with membership.
Election of new officers: It
was noted that membership was declining, possibly due to a decrease in jobs in
the field, also possibly due to lack of newcomers to the field.
The Chair mentioned that efforts were made to try to get SJSU library
school and art history students to join. Seeking
more private sector/corporate members was also recommended.
Officers for 2002 were: Chair, Nensi Brailo and Secretary, Regina Kammer.
The position of Vice-Chair and Treasurer remained open. As the national organization requires a minimum of two
officers the Chapter remained in good standing. However, a Vice-Chair was needed
to learn the ropes and continue the Chapter for 2003. The Chair took on Treasurer's duties and the Secretary took
on directory production for the following year since no one volunteered for
Treasurer. Sue Koskinen continued
to maintain the Chapter’s website.
Discussion of next meeting: The
announcement was made that the next meeting would be held in Fall 2002; summer
meeting would not take place. ARLIS/NC
was invited to VRA/NC's Fall meeting. ARLIS/NC’s
goal was to hold three meetings per year, one joint meeting with VRA plus one or
two ARLIS-only meetings. It was
suggested that ARLIS have the Spring 2003 meeting at U.C. Berkeley with Guenther
Waibel, Digital Media Developer at Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, and
Mary Elings who works with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) at the Bancroft
Library as guest speakers. It was
suggested that the location for the Spring 2004 ARLIS meeting could be the new
San Jose State University/San Jose City Library which should be open by then.
ARLIS/VRA Annual Conference Report (by both ARLIS/NC & VRA/NC attendees):
Edith Crowe reported on Seminar
V: Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?: Information Literacy and the
Visual Learner and Tour 12: Principia College Historic District and the
Architecture of Bernard Maybeck. Karen
Kessel made a report on Workshop I: Leadership Workshop for Mid-Career Managers
in Libraries and Visual Resources Collections.
Trudy Levy reported on Plenary Session I: NINCH Copyright Town Meeting:
"The Changing Research and Collections Environment: The Information Commons
Today” as well as Session II: Common Ground: Standards for Cataloging Images
and Objects. Nensi Brailo made a
report on Plenary Session II: The Three V's: Visual Technology, Visual Culture,
and Visual Literacy. Giovanna
Jackson gave a slide show of the various tours she attended: Tour 1: Two Usonian
Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright; Tour 6: Historic Buildings of Springfield,
Illinois: Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana Thomas House and the Abraham Lincoln Home
National Historic Site; Tour 12: Principia College Historic District and the
Architecture of Bernard Maybeck; and Tour 7: Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site.
Guest Presentation: Ira Bray,
Electronic Information Resources Consultant, California State Library
Perspectives on Digital Imaging Projects and the Library Services and Technology
Act gave a presentation which focused on LSTA-funded local history digitization
projects from an application perspective, and information on projects in
progress. For more information about the grants and the
application process, see: http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_gsla.asp.
Following Ira Bray’s
presentation Giovanna Jackson gave an overview of the Mini Workshop: Project
Management for Librarians & Visual Resources Professionals (based on the
ARLIS/VRA Annual Conference workshop).
Tour: Women Artists’ Archive, Sonoma State University, Jean and Charles Schultz Information Center, Special Collections. Sandra Walton, Special Collections Librarian, and English Professor J.J. Wilson acted as tour guides. The Women Artists Archive at Sonoma State University originated as a repository for the materials collected by J.J. Wilson and Karen Petersen while writing their book Women Artists: Recognition and Reappraisal From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, (Harper Colophon Books, 1976). The Archive consists of books, slides, and vertical files.
FALL 2002 MEETING: Combined ARLIS/NC, VRA/NC, and Museum Computer Network Chapters Meeting
Date: November 15, 2002
Location: Stanford University, Cummings Art Building
Speakers: David Rumsey, President of Cartography Associates, San Francisco, and Director of Luna Imaging, Los Angeles, and Glen Worthey, Stanford University Libraries
Tours: Stanford Art Library, Cantor Center and "Stone River" by Andy Goldsworthy, and the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Attendance: 13 ARLIS/NC members
plus 2 library school students from San Jose State University
Business Meeting Highlights: In
summer 2002 a membership survey was sent out to ARLIS/NC members.
One of the questions was "Would you be willing to serve as a Chapter
officer?" Lorna Corbetta-Noyes
responded that she would be interested in serving as a Chapter officer and
subsequently accepted the offer to become Chapter Chair in 2003.
Nensi Brailo, the Chapter Chair also served as Treasurer during 2002, and
Regina Kammer continued to serve as Secretary.
The position of Vice Chair remained open until this meeting. By accepting
to take over Chapter’s Chair duties in 2003, Lorna Corbetta-Noyes become
Chapter’s Vice-Chair until the end of 2002.
It was mentioned that officers must be members of ARLIS/NA, but the
Chapter was willing to pay for this membership if someone wanted to serve as an
officer, but couldn’t afford to pay dues for both ARLIS/NC and ARLIS/NA.
As of Spring 2002 meeting there
were 41 paid members of ARLIS/NC; there were no new members.
Membership forms continue to be available on the Chapter website http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/~skoskine/ARLISNC.HTML.
ARLIS/NC 2002 Survey Results: The survey was sent via the ARLIS/NC email list. This list has about 100 people on it, but at least 50 are from southern California as it is a joint list. 14 survey results were returned, which is about 27% return rate for the northern California membership on the list. The length of Chapter membership is distributed as follows: less than 3 years -- 3 members; 3-7 years -- 6 members; 8-12 years -- 1 member; over 12 years -- 3 members; 1 member no answer.
Participation by new members is down chiefly because of other commitments. Local vs. ARLIS/NA membership: Of the 14 respondents, only 2 were not members of both levels, the other 12 were members of both levels. The reasons for not belonging to ARLIS/NA included lack of financial support for ARLIS/NA events by the employer, and interest only in local events. ARLIS/NC members are also members of the following associations: Music Library Association, College Art Association, Medieval Art Association, Museum Computer Network, American Library Association, Society of California Archivists, Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA), California Library Association, and CARL.
investigating the possibility of establishing reciprocity with some other
library organizations as far as discounts on membership dues.
The Student membership issues
were discussed, as there was no current ARLIS/NC student affiliate chapter at
SJSU Library School. ARLIS/NC does not have a student rate, but decided to look
into this. Other ideas were to
establish a special student rate for combined membership in both ARLIS/NC and
VRA/NC. Dues for ARLIC/NC were $15 and dues for VRA/NC were $10. Students can be Chapter officers if they want, but must also
be members of ARLIS/NA.
Kay Teel, ARLIS Western Regional Representative announced that the new ARLIS/NA brochures
were being mailed to Chapter
Chairs. (The Chair distributed the
brochures to SJSU students as well as other interested ARLIS/NC members in
December.) The Chapter hoped to
recruit some additional members through brochures dissemination.
A suggestion was made to participate in Career Day at the SJSU Library
School. It was also mentioned that
internships are not listed on the ARLIS/NC website; however they are listed on
the ARLIS/NA website. It was also suggested that the ARLIS/NA brochures be
distributed at San Mateo County's "So you want to be a librarian" day.
2003 membership renewals will
be done over the ARLIS/NC (and ARLIS/NA) email lists first, then mailed out via
postal mail to non-respondents. The
Chapter Chair thanked Sue Koskinen for maintaining the Chapter website.
The Chapter website contains: a list of Chapter Officers; Listservs
Information - ARLIS/NC, ARLIS/NA, VRA; Events - Meetings, Conferences; Bylaws
and Mission of the Society; Members List; Membership Form, and Chapter’s
Treasurer's Report: At the Fall
2000 meeting at the Berkeley Art Museum the membership fee for ARLIS/NC was
raised to $15 from $12. The Chapter
used to charge a fee for the meetings, but during 2002 fees were only charged
for lunch and parking. Thus, during
2002 Chapter’s income was made up only by the increase in the membership fee.
There was $1556.20 in Chapter’s account as of November 2002, there was
no significant change since the Spring meeting. The Chapter voted to contribute $250 to ARLIS/NA
National Conference Welcome Party.
Ann Gilbert Memorial Fund: This
fund was established to be used as a local ARLIS/NC travel award. Last year it
was given to the Chapter Chair to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in St. Louis. Per Edith Crowe’s suggestion a motion was passed that the
Chapter give $200.00 to the Chapter Chair or the Chair's designee for the
purposes of travel to the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
Announcement was made about upcoming ARLIS/NA Annual Conference at Baltimore, March 20-26, 2003. See http://arlis2003.library.jhu.edu/ for conference details.
At the 2002 conference in St.
Louis, our Chapter provided a Chapter basket to help raise funds at the ARLIS/NA
conference auction. The auction was
a successful money maker, and our Chapter agreed to provide a similar
contribution for the upcoming Baltimore conference.
Future Meeting Locations, Programs, Suggestions: Lorna Corbetta-Noyes, the upcoming Chapter Chair, talked about the ARLIS/NA Western Regional Conference, to be held July 31-August 3, 2003, in Portland, Oregon (see http://hnear.home.mindspring.com/arlisnw/Meetings/2003_jul_mtg_announcement.htm).
It is being organized by Ed Teague (Architecture and Allied Arts Library, University of Oregon). The theme is "ArtWorks/BookWorks: Craft and Documentation in the Digital Age."
Potential locations of
future ARLIS/NC Chapter meetings were discussed.
Ideas were: Spring (April) 2003 at the new Asian Art Museum; Summer 2003
in Portland; Fall 2003 to be determined (possibly SFMOMA); Spring 2004 at the
new San Jose State University/City of San Jose Library.
Chapter’s Secretary Regina
Kammer will be working on the new Combined 2003 ARLIS/NC, VRA/NC and Museum
Computer Network Membership Directory to be distributed sometime in the Spring
Guests Presentations: Speakers David Rumsey, President of Cartography Associates, San Francisco, and Director of Luna Imaging, Los Angeles, gave a demonstration of the power of the digital image database Luna Insight using the David Rumsey Map Collection (http://www.davidrumsey.com), images from AMICO (Art Museum Image Consortium), and other image databases. Glen Worthey of the Stanford University Libraries (http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/aboutinsight.html) gave a presentation of how Stanford has implemented Luna Insight.
There are 41 paid members of
which none are new.
2002 Treasury Report
Ending balance through December 2002 is $1,381.70 (December 10, 2002 through January 9, 2003 statement).