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Webinar: Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Association Emerging Professionals and Students) present a virtual conference, "Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship", on January 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. CST. The event will serve as a venue for students and new professionals to present, share advice, and discuss the future of our evolving profession. For a full schedule and list of presentations, visit the ARLiSNAP website.


2015 Study Tour

The International Relations Committee (IRC) has been invited by colleagues in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to organize a study tour to these cities. In recent months the IRC has developed a preliminary itinerary for this trip. The trip will take place June 6 – 14, 2015, beginning in São Paulo.


What Our Members Are Saying: Liv Valmestad

Liv Valmestad

Art Librarian (Full), Architecture/Fine Arts Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

I first became aware of ARLIS/NA way back in 1991/92 when I was a library science student at the University of Western Ontario, now known as Western University. A professor there told me about ARLIS/NA, as she knew I had a M.A. in art history and had worked in an art library. Whenever I could, I related my assignments to art librarianship and my bibles soon became Art Information: Research Methods and Resources by Lois Swan Jones and Facilities Standards for Art Libraries and Visual Resources Collections, by B.J. Irvine. Imagine my thrill when I finally met these incredible art librarians in person in my ARLIS/NA future, then still unbeknownst to me! In fact, the ARLIS/NA listserv deserves 100% credit for where I am today because it is where I saw my present position advertised!