Art Libraries Society of
Photography Librarians Speed Meeting
2002-2004: Miguel Juarez,
2004-05 Chair (elected in New York), Peter P. Blank, Ryerson & Burnham
Libraries, Art Institute of
Incoming 2004-05 Vice-Chair, Barbara Rockenbach, ARTstor, JSTOR
Members in attendance: Miguel Juarez, Lily Moureaux, Tom Beck, Fred Pajerski, Jane Devine, Peter Blank, Barbara Rockenbach, Deirdre Donohue, Chris Ramsey, Jane Devine-Mejia, Sarah Falls.
co-founder of the Photography Librarians Discussion Group recounted a short
history of the group. Photography
Librarians Discussion Group had its first meeting in
1. ICP Tour and Reception at ICP on Monday, April 19th from (yes, it conflicts with the Christo extravaganza)
2. Exhibit at
Queen's College, Sunday, --let's meet at the
Discussion on our structure
After discussion as to whether the PLDG should become an ARLIS Roundtable everyone agreed to maintain the current ad-hoc status for at least another year.
In order to assure continuity for the group it was suggested that we begin a system of annually selecting an incoming Vice Moderator/Chair who would assume leadership of the group the following year. In the absence of a current Vice Chair Peter Blank offered to serve as Chair for the incoming year and Barb Rockenbach volunteered to serve as the incoming Vice-Chair.
Jane Devine and Barb Rockenbach will develop a proposal on the theme of "Border" photography.
Peter Blank and Deirdre Donahue will develop a proposal related to the literature of photography.
Barbara Rockenbach asked what photographic collections would people like to see in ARTstor?
Miguel asked Barbara what will happen to images in AMICO.
Barbara replied that ArtStor is talking with AMICO, with an announcement to be made next month.
Peter expressed concern that the prices of photographic publications are rising, making it more difficult for librarians to collect. He suggested that perhaps our group could come up with a bibliography of the History of Photography to aid us in collection development and maintenance and so we could share sources for replacing these titles.
An array of items was raffled off from attendees' institutions. Everyone was a winner.