Call for Conference Volunteers

As you begin to plan your trip to New Orleans, please consider volunteering some of your time. The success of our annual conference relies on help from ARLIS/NA members, students, and conference attendees who shepherd tours, sit at the hospitality desk, and greet their fellow conference-goers at special events. Volunteering is a great opportunities to meet meet, mingle, and contribute to our organization. Positions needed are listed below:

Registration/Hospitality Desk:

Volunteers needed to organize materials, stuff bags, etc. before the conference on Saturday, February 4th, and to work minimum 3-hour shifts on the Desk for mornings, afternoons and evenings, from 8am Sunday, February 5 to 11am Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Exhibit Hall Ambassadors:

Volunteers needed to work minimum 2-hour shifts to assist exhibitors with setup/break down; provide relief for solo exhibitors; provide welcoming environment for exhibitors and assist with answering questions or relaying questions to exhibit coordinators.

Silent Auction:

Help with our fundraising event by assisting with set-up, auction monitoring and take-down.

Tour Shepherd:

The tour shepherd will meet and organize the group at the start of the tour, accompany the group throughout the tour, and be the liaison with the venue/attraction.

Special Events:

Volunteers needed for 2-3 hours, to meet and greet, hand out programs, help audience find seats, and direct attendees to buses and reception venues

You will have the opportunity to volunteer when you register for the conference, or you can complete the volunteer form at anytime, here.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly at

See you soon!
Patricia Gimenez, ARLIS-NA 2017 Hospitality & Registration Coordinator

Reminder: Travel Award applications due 10/31!

Posted on behalf of Katie Riel, Travel Awards Subcommittee Chair

As a reminder, applications are open for the 45th annual conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 5-9, 2017.

Details about the conference can be found here.

The application form for the awards can be found here.

More information about the Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website.

Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members.  Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, October 31st 2016, 12:00 pm EST.