ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Blog and Social Media

Happy Thursday, ARLISians!

In less than one week, registration officially opens for the ARLIS/NA 45th annual conference, Arts du Monde. As you start to plan for all of the wonderful things you’ll see, hear, and taste in New Orleans, consider following ARLIS/NA across all of our platforms!

In addition to the ARLIS-L listserv, you can monitor conference happenings and updates through the conference website and blog, the ARLIS/NA Facebook page (ARLIS/NA FB), Twitter (@ARLIS_NA), Instagram (@ARLIS_NA) and Pinterest (ARLIS/NA).

You can also track and share your conference questions and experiences with our official conference hashtag: #ARLIS2017. In the lead-up to February’s events, we’ll be highlighting New Orleans sights and sounds across these channels, along with conference and travel tips.

We’re excited to see you all in the Crescent City!

Stephanie Grimm, Conference Web Coordinator
Lee Eltzroth, Publicity Coordinator

Reminder: Travel Award applications due 10/31!

Posted on behalf of Katie Riel, Travel Awards Subcommittee Chair

As a reminder, applications are open for the 45th annual conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 5-9, 2017.

Details about the conference can be found here.

The application form for the awards can be found here.

More information about the Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website.

Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members.  Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, October 31st 2016, 12:00 pm EST.

ARLIS/NA Conference Registration Coming

Happy Monday ARLISians!

In less than one month, on November 1, 2016, you will be able to register for the upcoming annual conference to be held February 5-9, 2017 in New Orleans.

Registration information is already available online at If you have any questions, contact information is also found there.

With this data you will be able to begin your planning, and figure your potential expenses, but here are the basics:

  • Early Bird Registration period lasts through December 23, 2016.
  • As of December 24, fees will increase by $100.00 for regular, institutional, business, and affiliate organization members (from $280 to $380).
  • Other types of membership and non-member registration fees will also increase at this time (non-member fees include a one-year membership to ARLIS-NA, so if you are not yet a member, it’s quite a deal!)

After January 23, registration is available on-site only.

Information on the conference hotel is also on-line at
Note that the discount rate will not be available after December 30, 2016. It is best to make your hotel reservation as soon as you can!


E. Lee Eltzroth, publicity coordinator, ARLIS-NA 2017

Thinking about New Orleans: Movies

Hello again ARLISians,

Today’s fun Friday post — to help you think “New Orleans is a must” for the February 5-9, 2017 ARLIS-NA Conference — is about movies. Whether you stream them via Netflix, Hulu, or another source, or check out the DVD from a library, these movies and one television series — using New Orleans as a central character — are very easy to locate.

Of course, there are many documentaries available about the city, many concentrating on Hurricane Katrina or the situation in post-Katrina New Orleans. But let’s talk about fictional representations.

Now, go start your popcorn and get ready for the weekend!

NOLA Theater
Movie Theatre on Saint Charles Street. Liberty Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, by Walker Evans, 1935-36; FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8e08107, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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Thinking about New Orleans: Music

Hi, ARLISians!

This is my first post to you as the ARLIS-NA 2017 NOLA meeting publicity coordinator. For the months of October into December on (some) Fridays I will be writing about fun New Orleans-related things to make you “think about NOLA,” and decide you simply must be in New Orleans, February 5-9, for the 45th Annual Conference, Arts du Monde!

Today, I will talk about that quintessential New Orleans treat — music.

Jazzman, New Orleans; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Jazzman, New Orleans; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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Join us for the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference!

"Preservation Hall Sign," by Swampler, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
“Preservation Hall Sign,” by Swampler, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.” –Ernie K Doe

We invite you to participate in the Art Libraries Society of North America’s 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and to engage an exploration of our theme Arts du Monde.  From February 5-9, 2017, the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter will host an exciting program dedicated to navigating the collaborative, diverse, and global nature of art librarianship, while encompassing the carnival, jazz, and vibrant culture of the Crescent City.

The conference website is populated with a wealth of information.  Registration opens November 1, 2016, but the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is ready and waiting to accept your room reservation today. Sign up early to take advantage of opportunities to explore the diverse culture and rich history of New Orleans with tours of the Faubourg Tremé, French Quarter, Garden District, Tulane University, and much, much more…

Join us for stimulating programming, to participate in an exchange of ideas that nurtures your practice, and as always, for ARLIS/NA’s invaluable networking opportunities. You are invited to attend our exciting social events and “laissez les bons temps rouler” in the spirit made famous by New Orleans during our Welcome Party at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Convocation reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

NOLA 2017 is not to be missed—be sure to join us in February!


ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Programming Co-Chairs
Kim Collins, Emory University, (404) 727-2997,
Kasia Leousis, Auburn University, (334) 844-1752,