Round Table Business Meeting
March 19, 2000
Art Libraries Society of North America 28th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh
Chair: Ursula Kolmstetter
Present: Dana Beth, Washington University; Lucia S. Chen, NY Public
Library; Susan Craig, University of Kansas; Leigh Gates, Art Institute
of Chicago; Jean Hines, Pratt Manhattan; Ursula Kolmstetter, Indianapolis
Museum of Art; Natalia Lonchyna, NC Museum of Art; Pat Lynagh, Smithsonian
Institution; Susan Moon, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Marilyn Nasserden,
University of Calgary; Jan Rietveld, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Susanna
Sabolcsi, Montclair Art Museum; Elizabeth Schmoeger, Milwaukee Art Museum;
Stephanie Sigala, St Louis Art Museum; Sonja Staum-Kuniej, Herron Art Library;
Carol Terry, Rhode Island School of Design; Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Baltimore
Museum of Art; Anita Vriend, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam; Ann Whiteside,
Harvard Design School
The primary agenda for this meeting was to elect a new moderator, and
to share experiences related to space planning. Attendees introduced themselves
and described their space-related concerns and interests.
Sonja Staum-Kuniej was elected Moderator.
Various projects, in progress or proposed, were discussed:
Respectfully submitted by
An article is needed relating to space planning for media storage.
A referral directory of people involved or experienced with space planning
projects, and consultants, has been initiated. Such a referral list would
make a useful resource on the ARLIS/NA website. There were few responses
to an earlier request on ARLIS-L for entries. Those present at this meeting
would be a good starting point for such a list. Information on projects,
consultants, architects should be sent to Sonja Staum-Kuniej - firstname.lastname@example.org
– by the end of April. Entries should include a summary of the project,
name and contact information for the contributor, the size of the library,
names of consultants and architects, and materials available to share.
A space planning bibliography is underway, but not very far along. Citations
should be sent to Sonja. Ultimately this would also go on the website.
An annotated bibliography might also be suitable for Art Documentation.
A space planning workshop was proposed for the next conference. Carol Terry
volunteered to put together a proposal.
An article is needed on the nitty-gritty aspects of moving a collection.
An article is needed on compact shelving, and information on libraries
that have installed compact shelving would be useful.