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Public Policy Committee News Alert

The Public Policy Committee has started a new monthly news email, the Public Policy Committee News Alerts (PPC/NA). The initiative supports the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues, and alert members to new developments. The news for May/June 2015 (with some older stories included in the first issue) follows:

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43rd Conference Session Recordings on Learning Portal

Conference session recordings from the 43rd Annual Conference, "New Frontiers on the Old Frontier", held in Fort Worth, Texas, are now available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.

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Featured Art Library: Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Ingalls Library recently reached a significant milestone. This past January, Cataloging and Reference Assistant Stacie Murry cataloged the 500,000th item to enter the collection. A four volume catalogue raisonné entitled Moriyama Daidō zensakuhinshū, the complete works of Daido Moriyama, pushed the library's volume count over a half million. This considerable feat took over a century to accomplish.

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What Our Members Are Saying: Emily Walz

During my last year of undergraduate school, I started seriously considering becoming a librarian. I loved doing research, but I also knew that pursuing academia wasn’t the right choice for me. At that point, I hadn’t yet realized that “art librarian” was a career option outside of academic libraries. I was fortunate enough to intern for a summer on an archeological dig in Greece, doing what was ultimately archives work (although since none of us had any archives or library training, we weren’t calling it that). I loved the work, and hoped that eventually I could do something similar as a career. After returning from Greece, I worked an office job and applied to library schools, thinking I’d probably end up working either as an archivist or in a university library.

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