Visual Resources Division
Sheryl L. Wilhite
Moderator for 2003:
Giovanna Jackson, CSU/Chico
Vice-Moderator for 2003-elect for 2004: To be determined
VRD Website Custodian: Dan Nolting, Chatham College
The Moderator helped to coordinate development of conference proposals by VRD members. Some of these came from ideas generated at the Business Meeting in St. Louis.
The VRD website was redesigned
and updated by Dan Nolting. Mary
Wassermann, Gregory Most, Giovanna Jackson, and Sheryl Wilhite provided input to
Dan on design and content. Bethany
College was the host of this site until January 2003, when Dan left to work at
Chatham College in Pittsburgh. Chatham
College will now host the site, and the url is: http://www.chatham.edu/users/staff/dnolting/
Jackson, VRD Vice-Moderator, and Sheryl Wilhite, VRD Moderator reported on
activities of the VRD and its members in ARLIS/NA Update 2002 Numbers 1 and 5.
Wassermann, VRD Past-Moderator (2001), served as Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA and
VRA Joint Task Force on Continuing Education.
She also served as Chair of the ARLIS/NA Visual Resources Advisory
Committee for 2002.
Item 3 (IV E, I G): “…develop procedures to ensure that the ARLIS/NA website
provides references and/or links to useful print and electronic art and
interdisciplinary information resources reflective of each Division…”
VRD has continued to update its website as mentioned earlier in this report.
Item 6 (II A): “Contribute to the establishment of professional development
and continuing education programs of the Society. ”
members of the ARLIS/NA and VRA community are participating in the ARLIS/NA-VRA
Joint Task Force on Continuing Education. The
basic mission of the task force is to develop a summer visual resources
institute, which will have its first session at Rice University, Houston, in
Summer. The Summer Institute has
been moved back another year to allow more time to establish the program and
develop financial support. The Co-chairs of the task force are John Taormina of
Duke University and Mary Wassermann of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Joint Task Force has also helped to strengthen the relationship between ARLIS/NA
and VRA, another strategic plan item.
FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD:
VRD would like to see a travel award for VR professionals established, and hope
to work with the Executive Board towards realizing this goal.
would like to see the VRD Moderator become an official liaison to the Visual
The VRD would like to
insure that an ARLIS/NA Executive Board member be appointed as a liaison to the
VRD to insure we maintain communication between the VRD and Executive Board. The
VRD is concerned that, with the dissolution of the Visual Resources Advisory
Committee, we may lose adequate representation to the Executive Board.
We ask that the VRD be allowed to take on some of the mission of the VRAC
to “represent visual resources interests to the Executive Board of ARLIS/NA,
formulate positions on specific visual resources issues, and serve as a liaison
to external organizations.”
Sheryl L. Wilhite
Rotch Visual Collections, M.I.T.