#ARLIS2017 Exhibits Hall Schedule

Greetings, ARLIS/NA colleagues,

Remember to make time in your schedule to visit our exhibitors during the #ARLIS2017 conference! There will be two morning coffee breaks and an afternoon reception in the exhibit hall (St. Charles Ballroom).

On Tuesday Feb. 7th the exhibit hall opens with a coffee break from 9 – 9:30 am and closes the day with an afternoon reception from 4:30 – 6 pm.

On Wednesday Feb. 8th the exhibit hall opens with a coffee break from 9 – 9:30 am. The exhibit hall closes at 4pm.

Please also thank our sponsors for their support!

Wishing you all safe travels to the Big Easy,
Sandra Still and Teresa Burk, ARLIS/NA 2017 Exhibits Coordinators

Reminder: NOLA Pre-Conference Chat TODAY

Reminder: join us this afternoon for an informal and informative chat discussion about the upcoming ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans!

Learn about fun things to do, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS. This is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!

Crescent City Connections: Developing your ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Experience
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 3pm EST / 12pm PST

This chat features Kim Collins and Kasia Leousis (Program Co-Chairs), Marty Miller and Nancy Hampton (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) and E. Lee Eltzroth (Publicity Coordinator).  The chat is organized by the ARLIS/NA PDC Education Subcommittee and will be moderated by Amy Ballmer.

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474683533

You can also dial in using your phone.

Teresa Burk, Outgoing Chair, PDC Education Subcommittee

#ARLIS2017: Spotlight on Instruction and Collections Workshops

Happy New Year and welcome to another spotlight on ARLIS/NA New Orleans Conference Workshops! Today, we will look at a set of workshops that will help you enhance your skills with building collections and with meeting the needs of visual arts researchers.

Getting Started with Web Archiving answers the increasingly pressing need faced by art information professionals to collect, preserve, and provide access to valuable born-digital materials. Workshop facilitators will provide participants with help in getting started with such projects, often the most difficult part of the process. During the 2-hour workshop, attendees will be provided with the opportunity to review precedents, draft action plans, and get their hands dirty with some existing technologies. The cost of this workshop is $25.

Next, Teaching Fair Use to Arts Researchers, will likewise provide participants with the tools they need for supporting another pressing need faced by art librarians and information professionals. This 2-hour workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of fair use issues, how to apply knowledge of fair use and integrate it with library instruction, and how to (legally) address questions surrounding fair use law. Participants will also have the opportunity to work through materials from the ARLIS/NA Fair Use Instructional Materials project, which will focus on hands-on learning, example presentations, interactive exercises, group activities, and much more. The cost of this workshop is $40.

Finally, this year’s Postcards from the Edge workshop: Mardi Gras Culture and Costume from the Old World to the New World, is a shouldn’t-be-missed opportunity to learn more about Mardi Gras, carnival, and festival culture right where it all happens. Attendees at this almost 4-hour workshop will become immersed in the sights, sounds, and captivating resources that make up the unique histories of festivals. The site of the workshop – the Louisiana State Museum – is particularly notable for its collections on Mardi Gras. The workshop will also be led by local experts – 2 historians and a Mardi Gras artist. The resources discussed at this workshop will also be of wider interest to those who study and support art history, craft, performance, music, costume, and cultural history, among other disciplines. The fee for this unique experience is $30.

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!

Kristina Keough, Workshops Coordinator

Conference planning with SCHED: printing and mobile apps

With only five weeks to go ’til #ARLIS2017, this is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the conference program, scheduling tools, and social media channels. Read on to learn tips and tricks for SCHED, our conference planning tool.

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#ARLIS2017 Pre-conference chat

Please join us for an informal and informative chat discussion about the upcoming ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans!

Crescent City Connections: Developing your ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Experience
Pre-conference Chat: Thursday, January 12, 2017
(3pm EST / 12pm PST)

Learn about fun things to do, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS.

This pre-conference chat is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting! The chat features Kim Collins and Kasia Leousis (Program Co-Chairs), Marty Miller and Nancy Hampton (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) and E. Lee Eltzroth (Publicity Coordinator).

This chat is organized by the ARLIS PDC Education Subcommittee and will be moderated by Amy Ballmer.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474683533

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3116, Access Code: 474-683-533

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9372

Teresa Burk, Outgoing chair, PDC Education Committee

Conference Program Highlights (Part II)

As you make your plans for the ARLIS/NA 2017 conference, Arts Du Monde, take a moment to review some of our program highlights and features!

Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville, PhD

You won’t want to miss the Membership Lunch with Guest Speaker, Kim Vaz-Deville, PhD on Tues., Feb 7th from noon to 1pm ($25 fee for lunch).

Kim Vaz-Deville, Ph.D. is a professor of education and the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her research centers on the use of expressive arts as a response to large group social trauma with attention to women, gender, and insurgency.

 

Dr. Vaz-Deville’s book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition (LSU Press, 2013), tells the story of an organization of African American women, the Baby Dolls, formed around 1912 and their crucial contribution to Louisiana’s cultural history. She traces the Baby Dolls’ origins from Storyville brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans and uncovers the fascinating history of the “raddy-walking, shake-dancing, cigar-smoking, money-flinging” ladies who strutted their way into the predominantly male establishment of the Mardi Gras parades. This book was chosen by the Young Leadership Council (YLC) members and book-loving New Orleanians as the “One Book One New Orleans” title for 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Programming Co-Chairs
Kim Collins, Emory University, kcolli2@emory.edu
Kasia Leousis, Auburn University, ksl0008@auburn.edu

SCHED and Social Media

You’ve registered at the Early Bird rate (good through Dec. 30th!); you’ve booked your hotel room and flight; you’re thinking about the great restaurants, neighborhoods, and landmarks to visit in New Orleans. What’s next?

With only seven weeks to go til #ARLIS2017, this is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the conference program, scheduling tools, and ARLIS/NA social media channels. Read on to learn more about SCHED, our conference planning tool, and how to keep up with real-time conference happenings across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Special Events at ARLIS/NA 2017, Arts du Monde!

Bienvenue à Louisiane! We want to welcome everyone to participate in the special events taking place throughout the conference. Here are just a few of the unique opportunities to enjoy with your colleagues.

Highlights

Welcome Reception
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), http://www.noma.org
Monday, February 6 // 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Come and experience the Museum’s collections while enjoying light refreshments and the music of Michael White’s Quartet.

The Society Circle Reception
Historic New Orleans Collection (HNCO), http://www.hnoc.org
Tuesday, February 7 // 6:00pm – 7:30pm
(invitation only – see website for details)
The Williams Research Center (WRC) is located at 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. Tour the reading room and enjoy the Clarence John Laughlin (1905–1985) exhibit.

Convocation with Keynote Speaker, Terrance Osborne
Wednesday, February 8 // 6:00pm – 7:00pm
New Orleans native artist and educator Osborne will speak about his rich and varied career. The event will take place in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Jefferson Ballroom.

Convocation Reception
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, http://ogdenmuseum.org/
Wednesday, February 8 // 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Don’t miss this chance to experience the largest and most comprehensive collection of art related to the American South. Attendees will be able to view the rotating permanent collections and the upcoming exhibition, “Profligate Beauty.”

Conference Program Highlights (Part I)

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 45th Annual Conference Arts du Monde will be held February 5-9, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Seattle’s post-conference survey results asked for programming centered on digital art history, collection development, user experience, instruction, and scholarly communications, and we are happy to report that this conference has innovative and inspiring sessions, individual papers, and workshops that cover these areas and more.

Check out the entire program here: http://www.arlisna.org/neworleans2017/program.php

These highlighted sessions below will provide attendees with practical approaches for implementing new ideas and technologies.

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