Thinking about New Orleans: Music

Hi, ARLISians!

This is my first post to you as the ARLIS-NA 2017 NOLA meeting publicity coordinator. For the months of October into December on (some) Fridays I will be writing about fun New Orleans-related things to make you “think about NOLA,” and decide you simply must be in New Orleans, February 5-9, for the 45th Annual Conference, Arts du Monde!

Today, I will talk about that quintessential New Orleans treat — music.

Jazzman, New Orleans; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Jazzman, New Orleans; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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Join us for the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference!

"Preservation Hall Sign," by Swampler, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
“Preservation Hall Sign,” by Swampler, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.” –Ernie K Doe

We invite you to participate in the Art Libraries Society of North America’s 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and to engage an exploration of our theme Arts du Monde.  From February 5-9, 2017, the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter will host an exciting program dedicated to navigating the collaborative, diverse, and global nature of art librarianship, while encompassing the carnival, jazz, and vibrant culture of the Crescent City.

The conference website is populated with a wealth of information.  Registration opens November 1, 2016, but the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is ready and waiting to accept your room reservation today. Sign up early to take advantage of opportunities to explore the diverse culture and rich history of New Orleans with tours of the Faubourg Tremé, French Quarter, Garden District, Tulane University, and much, much more…

Join us for stimulating programming, to participate in an exchange of ideas that nurtures your practice, and as always, for ARLIS/NA’s invaluable networking opportunities. You are invited to attend our exciting social events and “laissez les bons temps rouler” in the spirit made famous by New Orleans during our Welcome Party at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Convocation reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

NOLA 2017 is not to be missed—be sure to join us in February!


ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Programming Co-Chairs
Kim Collins, Emory University, (404) 727-2997,
Kasia Leousis, Auburn University, (334) 844-1752,


ARLIS/NA 2017 Annual Conference: Call for Posters

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 45th Annual Conference Arts du Monde will be held February 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We invite fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others around the world to submit poster proposals outlining innovative, creative, and interesting projects at your library, museum, school, collective, or related organizations.

We are hoping to get a wide range of posters highlighting the work in our institutions. Ideas for topics include, but are not limited to:

• Digital Humanities/Digital Art History
• Collection Development and Management
• User Experience
• Digitization and Preservation of Digital Collections
• Instruction
• Arts Outreach across Cultures and Ethnicities
• Local Art and Architecture
• Diversity and Inclusivity in the Arts and in Arts Librarianship
• Resource Sharing
• Management and Administration
• Scholarly Communications
• Library Planning and Design
• Museum Library Trends
• Cataloging
• Preservation
• International Collections and Collaborations

To submit a proposal, visit the online portal ( by midnight (PT) on Friday, September 16. You will be asked to supply author information, a title, and an abstract (250 words or less), and to tag your submission with one of the tags listed below. Because submissions will go through a blind peer review process, please do not include author and institution names in the abstract (you will have the opportunity to update your abstract if your proposal is accepted). Those accepted will be notified in mid-October.

Poster tags:
• Collaboration
• Collections and Access
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Instruction
• Leadership and Advocacy
• Outreach
• Reference
• Scholarly communications
• Technology and Innovation

More information about poster format and display will be provided upon acceptance.

Any questions can be directed to the poster coordination team:
Sara DeWaay:
Olivia Miller:
Angel Smith:

Good luck!