2015: 43rd Annual Conference

Fort Worth, Texas | March 19-23 | Omni Fort Worth
Website | Program | Photos | Virtual Conference



Special Events

Distinguished Service Award



What Can I Do With This Image?
  • Rethinking Reproduction Fees | Anne Young
  • Image Rights and the Digital Scholarly Monograph | Patricia Fidler
  • The Role of Copyright in Museum Strategies | Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Sharing the Reins: New Angles on Instruction
  • Can Only Librarians Do Library Instruction? Collaborating with Art History Graduate Students to Teach Information Literacy | Katie Morrison & Alexander Watkins
  • Embedded Faculty: Flipping the Concept of Embedded Librarianship to Create New Collaborations | Skye Lacerte
Visualizing the New Frontier: Recent Advances in Image Recognition Technology
  • Beyond TinEye: A New Toolkit for Digital Image Archives | Louisa Wood Ruby
  • FACES: Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems | Conrad Rudolph
  • How Computers are Reading the Picture | Andrew Ellis
Customizing Services to Meet Patron Needs
  • The "Other" Accessibility: Making Art Libraries, Archives, and Visual Collections More Accessible to People with Disabilities | Michelle Strizever & Christopher Corrigan
  • Approaches to Better Serving International Users | Andrea Malone
  • Librarians and Gender-Based Topics | Lou Weaver
Hitch Your Wagon: Mentoring Everywhere
  • Hitch Your Wagon: Mentoring Everywhere | Maggie Portis, Heather Slania, Eric M. Wolf, V. Heidi Hass, Kim Collins, & Kai Alexis Smith
Library Services for Working Artists: Beyond Research to the New Frontier of Practice
  • The Picture Collection: A Century of Inspiration | Billy Parrott
  • Artist in the Library: A Case Study | Claire Kennedy
  • Public Libraries: The Working Artist's Toolbox | Dayna Holz
1 + 1 = 3 (The sum IS more than the parts.) : Connections Within and Between Texas Digital Collections
  • Stronger Together: Making Connections Through the Portal to Texas History | Tara Carlisle
  • Exhibitions in Context: Dallas Museum of Art and the Portal to Texas History | Hillary Bober
  • Made Together in Texas: Building the Hill Texas Archive Through Partnerships and Collaborations | Michelle Johnson
Future of Art Bibliography: Sustaining Collaboration in an Evolving Landscape
  • Art Discovery Group Catalogue | Wendy Fish
  • The Cicognara Project | Alexandra Büttner
  • Web Archiving: An International Perspective | Kristen Regina
This Town is Big Enough for All of Us: Managing Assets Across an Organization
  • Keep them doggies rollin': Digital Asset Flow in the Large Museum | Evan B. Towle
  • On the LAM: Integrating Library, Archives, and Museum Collections in an Open Source Information Management System | Tessa Brawley-Barker
  • Wrangling Digital Assets and Breeding Collaboration in Digital Repository Work | Nicole G. Finzer
Creating New Worlds: The Digital Humanities and the Future of Art Research Methodologies
  • Reading Requires Seeing: Teaching Computers to See Texts | Neal Audenaert
  • Applying the Lens to the Visual: Finding One's Way into Large Data Sets | Peg Knight
  • #arthistory: Mining Social Media to Historicize the Contemporary | Spencer Keralis
  • Supporting the Big and the Boutique: Visualizing Digital Humanities and Digitizing Visual Culture | Liz Grumbach
How the Web Was Won: Collaborative Approaches to Web Archiving
  • Establishing and Growing a Multi-Institutional Web Archiving Collaboration for the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY) | Anna Perricci
  • Collaboration Beyond Crawling | Jefferson Bailey
  • Strong Links: Web Archive Management at NYARC | Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
  • Going Paperless, Getting Lost: The Future of Artist Ephemera | Anne Simmons
Moving the Needle: Advancing the Profession Through Publishing
  • I am not just Head Librarian, I am also a client: Art Librarians as Scholars | Eric Wolf
  • Crossing the Publishing Frontier: Writing Opportunities in Art Librarianship | Shannon Marie Robinson, Hannah Bennett, Laurel Bliss, Judy Dyki, Patrick Tomlin, Alexander Watkins, Terrie Wilson, & Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet
Doing Digital Art History: Redefining Art Librarianship
  • Reframing the Portfolio at Mid-Career: Digital Humanities and the Liaison Librarian | Susette Newberry
  • Digging into Digital Art History Data | Lindsay King
  • Art Librarian Recast | Lyndsay Bratton
Telling Stories: Regional Artists and Their Art
  • Interviews with Texas Artists | Craig Bunch
  • Working with Raw Materials | Pete Gershon
  • Stories Potters Tell: Documenting Clay and Community in Minnesota's St. Croix Valley | Jessica Shaykett
Collaborations Abroad: Success Stories from International Art Libraries
  • Building Bridges of Collaboration: Spotlight on Latin American Art | Isabel Ayres Maringelli & Ranieli Piccinini Machado Shinohara
  • Class, Not Mass: A New Database for Art and Museum Libraries, Archives, and Related Institutions | Sybille Hentze & Andrea Neidhöfer
  • The Virtual Monastic Library of Abbey Lorsch: Potential and Challenges of an International Digitization Project | Alexandra Büttner, MA
  • A Local or a Worldwide Libraries Network? | Fernando Corona
Blazing New Trails in Library Architecture
  • ʺMove to the Light": Humanism and the Art Museum Libraries of Louis I. Kahn: The Kimbell Art Museum and the Yale Center for British Art | Kraig Binkowski
  • Learning from Hunt Library: The Use of High-Tech Spaces | Karen DeWitt
  • New Library Architecture: Innovative Buildings = New Ways of Working? | Margaret Smithglass
Known Unknowns and Unknown Knowns: Privacy, Secrets, and the Limitations of Archives
  • Cultural Expectation of Privacy and Archives in Qatar | Tiffany Schureman
  • Spies Like Us?: Scholars, Spies, and Secrets in ICFA's Archives | Shalimar Fojas White
  • Cultural Protocol vs. Academic Privilege: Researching Indigenous Cultures | Heather Ahtone
New Voices in the Profession
  • Wrangling a Ringling: The Personal Art Library of a Circus Magnate | Mēgan Oliver
  • Beyond Paper, Beyond Art: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Art Documentation | Lauren Gottlieb-Miller
  • Instagram in Art Librarianship: Sharing a Snapshot and Taking a Shot at Using Instagram as a New Librarian | Stacy R. Williams
  • Belonging: A Brief Study on Artists' Books and Institutional Classification | Eva Athanasiu
Beyond the Page: Wrangling Alternative Formats
  • Contemporary Artists' Recordworks in Academic Libraries | Susan Thomas
  • Preserving Digital Art: The Challenges that Digital Art Presents to the Traditional Art World | Carmen Cowick
  • Quality Control Tools: Resources for Managing and Reformatting Audiovisual Materials | Kristin MacDonough
Focus on the Learner: Strategies for Improving PowerPoint Presentations
  • Focus on the Learner: Strategies for Improving PowerPoint Presentations | Lee A. Hilyer
Place-Based Discovery: Broadening Access with Geolocation
  • Place-Based Discovery: Broadening Access with Geolocation | Margaret Smithglass & Chris Sala
Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture
  • Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture | Josh Been
Linked Open Data: Interconnectivity Amplified
  • The Getty Vocabularies and Linked Open Data | Jon Ward
  • Migrating to Linked Open Data: The University of Oregon's Approach | Sarah Seymore & Julia Simic
Multi-National Perspectives on the Future of Collection Development
  • A Terrible Beauty: Challenges and Opportunities in Art Publishing in the UK | Martin Flynn
  • The Space You Leave Behind is as Important as the Space You Fill: Some Observations on North American Art Publishing | Sandra Brooke
  • Publishing Trends in Latin America | Gary Ginther presenting for Selene Hinojosa
President's Choice: A Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: How It Will Help the Visual Arts Community
  • Peter Jaszi, Professor, Anne Collins Goodyear & Maxwell L. Anderson
Postcards From the Edge VIII: I Didn’t Know Urban Planning Was About …
  • Postcards From the Edge VIII: I Didn’t Know Urban Planning Was About … | Barbara Becker, Patrina Newton, Brian Chatman, & Cecilia Smith, PhD
Found in Translation: Controlled Vocabularies in Other Languages
  • A Controlled Vocabulary to Support Art Documentation | Vánia Mara Alves Lima & Ivani Di Grazia Costa
  • Cracking the Moche Code: Expanding Access to a Scholarly Photographic Archive | Shalimar Fojas White
Photographers' Self-Publishing: Contexts for Collecting Contemporary Photobooks
  • Ker-Pow! The ICP's Photobook Explosion | Deirdre Donohue
  • The Photobook in Flux | Tony White
  • Photobooks From a photo-eye Perspective | Melanie McWhorter
  • The Photobook Industry From a Photographer's Perspective | Keliy Anderson-Staley




Collecting the New Arcadian Journal at Art Libraries in America | Karyn Hinkle

What's Your Story?: The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Oral History Project | Eumie Imm Stroukoff

The N Project: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Collection Material | Dan McClure

The Case Study of an Art Librarian in a Medical School | Amy Andres

The Artist and the Librarian Project: How to Think Like an Artist in the Library | Sarah Burris

Inspired Archives: Introducing Students to the Visual Culture of a University | Katie Greer

Ask an Expert: Lessons Learned from Repackaging Reference for Exhibition Spaces | Matthew Gengler

Are You Close Enough?: Libraries and Embedded Digital Humanities | Sara Outhier

Database-Driven: Exploring the Underlying Symmetry between New Media Theory and Library Science | Emilee Mathews & Sylvia Page

Art and Design Book Club: An Outreach and Engagement Tool, UT Austin Fine Arts Library | Becca Pad & Laura Schwartz

Incorporating the Scholar's Voice in Discovery: Metadata Integration with Google Forms | Gary Ginther

Teach, Learn, Use, Create: Versatile Design for the Architecture Library | Sara DeWaay

Tumblr Enriches Exposure [to] and Use of Art Special Collections | Lindsay Keating & Deborah Ultan Boudewyns

The Role of the Library in the Research-Creation Process of Fine Arts Undergraduate Students at the University of Victoria | Tad Suzuki

Multimedia Resources Statistics: Understanding Usage of Non-Text Resources | Jennifer Hoyer, Katie O'Connell & Elizabeth Schneider

Bringing the Outside Inside: Brazilian Graffiti and "String Literature" on the Walls Are Not Your Typical Art in the Library Exhibit | Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey & Harold B. Lee Library

Expanding Art History for the Digital Age: Digital Humanities in the Visual Resources Center | Lynn Cunningham

Brand Library & Art Center Renovation Project | Alyssa Resnick & Cathy Billings

Fresh Off the (Closed) Shelf: The Banff Centre Library's Transition to an Open Stack Artists' Books Collection | Nicole Lovenjak

The Better to See You With: The University of North Texas Libraries' Artists' Book Competition | Julie Judkins & Morgan Gieringer

The "Aha!" Moment: Library Support for the Cognitive Process of Creativity | Carla-Mae Crookendale

The Alexander M. Troup Collection: One Collection, Countless Disciplines | Emily Aparicio & Amanda Montgomery

The Materials Laboratory as a Teaching Tool | Kasia Leousis

Using the Unique: Emory's Archives Research Program | Kim Collins

Design Students Unlock Open Access | Sarah Polkinghorne

The Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings: Plans for an Expert Tagging Space | James Shulman

Omeka and the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus: Two-step or Shootout? An Experiment towards Linked Open Data | Alison Larson

Something Old and Something New: Building a Special Collection of Artists' Books | Anna Korus & Roxy Garstad

Please See Attached: The Challenges of Collecting PDF Exhibition Catalogs at the Thomas J. Watson Library | Andrea Puccio & Tina Lidogoster

Web Archiving Comics at the Library of Congress | Megan Halsband

Using the Durationator Technology to Conduct Copyright Searches | Elizabeth Townsend Gard

RAW Beauty: Data Visualization with RAW from DensityDesign | Helen Lane

Testing the Waters: Harnessing the Power of Technology in the Virtual Conference Environment | Luke Leither

The Roman Forum and Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications | Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Using Piktochart to Create Presentations and Infographics | Ellen Tisdale

Using OpenRefine for Exploring Library Collections | Mary Wahl



ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Workshop | Jessica Shaykett & Heather Slania

Lassoing Attention, Corralling the Class: Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy for the One-Shot | Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Lindsay Keating, & Jill E. Luedke

Think Big: Considering Large-Scale Digitization | Drew Krewer, Teresa Soleau, Luciano Johnson, & Neil Sreenan

The Art of DH: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Tools for Art Librarians | Sarah Osborne Bender, Sarah Falls, ‎& Jenna Rinalducci

Artists’ Books [Everywhere]: Creating an Innovative Reference Tool for Your Region | Michelle Strizever


Committee Meetings

Awards Committee

Cataloging Advisory

Communications and Publications


Distinguished Service Award



Strategic Planning

International Relations


Professional Development

Public Policy

Travel Awards


Chapter Meetings


Central Plains



Mountain West

New England


Ohio Valley


Southern California


Chapter Chairs Roundtable


Division Meetings

Academic Libraries

Art & Design School

Museum Libraries

Visual Resources


Section Meetings




Reference & Information Services


Special Interest Group Meetings

Archaeology and Classics

Artists' Files

Auction Catalogs

Book Arts

Collection Development

Decorative Arts

Fashion, Textile & Costume

Graphic Novels

Interlibrary Loan



Public Librarians

Space Planning

Teaching Librarians

Urban and Regional Planning

Women and Art


Meet Ups/User Groups

ArLiSNAP Faciliated Discussion

Art Discovery Group Catalogue Q & A

Cataloging Problems Discussion

Digital Cicognara Project

Getty Research Portal Advisory

OCLC Update

Social Media Faciliated Discussion


Web Archiving Birds of a Feather

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Sharing