Thinking about New Orleans: Walking Tours (Part I)

Cue music: Walking Through New Orleans

Put on your walkin’ shoes!

John Klingman, architect, historian, Favrot Professor of Architecture at Tulane University, and longtime Garden District resident, will be our guide for three different walking tours of iconic New Orleans neighborhoods and places. Tour size is limited by City ordinance, so sign up before they fill up! Check out the full range of NOLA 2017 experiences on the ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference website.

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Reminder: Volunteers needed!

Just a friendly reminder that we still need volunteers for the 2017 ARLIS/NA annual conference in New Orleans. The success of the conference relies on help from members, students, and attendees to shepherd tours, sit at the hospitality desk, and greet their fellow conference-goers at special events. Please consider offering some of your time; it’s a great way to meet people and contribute to our organization. Positions needed are listed below:

Registration/Hospitality Desk: Volunteers needed to organize materials, stuff bags, etc. before the conference on Saturday, February 4th, and to work minimum 3-hour shifts on the Desk for mornings, afternoons and evenings, from 8am Sunday, February 5 to 11am Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Exhibit Hall Ambassadors: Volunteers needed to work minimum 2-hour shifts to assist exhibitors with setup/break down; provide relief for solo exhibitors; provide welcoming environment for exhibitors and assist with answering questions or relaying questions to exhibit coordinators.

Silent Auction: Help with our fundraising event by assisting with set-up, auction monitoring and take-down.

Tour Shepherd: The tour shepherd will meet and organize the group at the start of the tour, accompany the group throughout the tour, and be the liaison with the venue/attraction.

Special Events: Volunteers needed for 2-3 hours, to meet and greet, hand out programs, help audience find seats, and direct attendees to buses and reception venues

You will have the opportunity to volunteer when you register for the conference, or you can complete this form at anytime: https://goo.gl/forms/pS32kfciat4XErXH3

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Gimenez at pgimenez@scad.edu.

Thinking about NOLA: Books! (Part 2)

Happy Friday on a Monday, ARLISians!

The holiday season just began, so it’s time to consider your February trip to New Orleans for the ARLIS/NA annual conference — and you need some reading material!

Your book, or books of choice might be read (real book or ebook), or listened to (audio book), during your “hurry up and wait” at the airport, and/or for that plane trip that lasts longer than it should, and/or to unwind after a long, exhausting day of sessions and tours in New Orleans. The following are only a few suggestions for your reading pleasure.

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Workshops

As you plan your New Orleans 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference itinerary and travel schedule, don’t forget to check out the array of workshops offered to enrich your experience. This year’s workshops include a number of activities and opportunities to enhance your skill sets, including introductions to letterpress printing or innovative book structures, career development and mentoring programs, and programming that supports your efforts to collect and to teach with emerging needs in mind.

At the 2017 New Orleans Conference, we are pleased to offer the following half-day and shorter workshops, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5 or Monday, Feb. 6:

  • Letterpress Printing Workshop
  • Postcards from the Edge: Mardi Gras Culture and
  • Costume from the Old World to the New World
  • ArLiSNAP Career Development Workshop
  • Folded Book Forms
  • Yearlong Mentoring Program
  • Getting Started with Web Archiving
  • Teaching Fair Use to Arts Researchers

I will be posting more about our workshops in the coming months. Until then, check out the conference program for dates, times, and detailed descriptions: http://www.arlisna.org/neworleans2017/program.php

Kristina Keogh, Workshops Coordinator

Conference Tours: Tulane Tour Block

"A Grand Soiree Dansante," 1909. Tulane University Online Exhibits, Early New Orleans Jazz Posters.
“A Grand Soiree Dansante,” 1909. Tulane University Online Exhibits —  Early New Orleans Jazz Posters.

Come early for the conference and spend part of Monday, February 6th getting to know one of the country’s most unique institutions of higher learning, Tulane University. ARLIS/NA has organized three fantastic tours of some of Tulane’s most notable special collections. Keep reading for full details.

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NOLA Conference Silent Auction

Way down yonder in New Orleans
In the land of the dreamy scenes
There’s a Garden Of Eden, you know what I mean?
-Creamer and Layton, 1922

We are very pleased to announce the 2017 ARLIS/NA Silent Auction that will take place on Tuesday, February 7 – Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

The 45th Annual Conference will host the onsite silent auction at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside as well as continue last year’s launch of the online Etsy store a month before the big event.

As per tradition, the onsite auction will feature a variety of goods and services from ARLIS regional chapters, sponsors, and our amazing membership.

Online shopping via our Etsy.com site will be fun and easy, and a great way to contribute to ARLIS, especially for those who can’t attend the conference in person. Get your art on and think about donating to the online store.

Sale proceeds from both the onsite auction and the Etsy store will directly benefit membership, travel awards, and other activities sponsored by ARLIS/NA.

We will be sending out our donation form at the end of the month so stay tuned for updates and be thinking about contributing! For any questions, contact Breanne Crumpton and Leslie Vega at arlisnolaauction2017@gmail.com.

Thank you all for your continued support!

ARLIS/NA Silent Auction Committee: Breanne Crumpton and Leslie Vega

Call for Conference Volunteers

As you begin to plan your trip to New Orleans, please consider volunteering some of your time. The success of our annual conference relies on help from ARLIS/NA members, students, and conference attendees who shepherd tours, sit at the hospitality desk, and greet their fellow conference-goers at special events. Volunteering is a great opportunities to meet meet, mingle, and contribute to our organization. Positions needed are listed below:

Registration/Hospitality Desk:

Volunteers needed to organize materials, stuff bags, etc. before the conference on Saturday, February 4th, and to work minimum 3-hour shifts on the Desk for mornings, afternoons and evenings, from 8am Sunday, February 5 to 11am Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Exhibit Hall Ambassadors:

Volunteers needed to work minimum 2-hour shifts to assist exhibitors with setup/break down; provide relief for solo exhibitors; provide welcoming environment for exhibitors and assist with answering questions or relaying questions to exhibit coordinators.

Silent Auction:

Help with our fundraising event by assisting with set-up, auction monitoring and take-down.

Tour Shepherd:

The tour shepherd will meet and organize the group at the start of the tour, accompany the group throughout the tour, and be the liaison with the venue/attraction.

Special Events:

Volunteers needed for 2-3 hours, to meet and greet, hand out programs, help audience find seats, and direct attendees to buses and reception venues

You will have the opportunity to volunteer when you register for the conference, or you can complete the volunteer form at anytime, here.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly at pgimenez@scad.edu.

See you soon!
Patricia Gimenez, ARLIS-NA 2017 Hospitality & Registration Coordinator

Registration is open!

Good day ARLISians!

Registration for our 2017 ARLIS-NA annual conference is open! Take a look and make your plans now to join your colleagues February 5-9 in beautiful New Orleans.

The Early Bird Registration period lasts through December 23, 2016, so take advantage of it and register as soon as you are able. Another reason to register soon is that those wonderful Tours will fill up fast!

Keep in mind that:

  • 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.

Cheers,

E. Lee Eltzroth, ARLIS-NA 2017 Publicity Coordinator

Thinking about New Orleans: Books (Part I)

Happy Friday, ARLISians!

OK, you are getting ready to take that trip to New Orleans in February to join your colleagues for the ARLIS-NA annual conference — you need some reading material!

Maybe you need something to get yourself in the NOLA mood when you have more time over the upcoming holidays?

No matter if you prefer to read in hardback, paperback, or ebook, there is much available to inspire and delight you. Let’s talk today about “classic” New Orleans-related literature. The following are just a few suggestions.

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Thinking about New Orleans: Photography

It’s a Friday, and you have another weekend to consider your trip and make plans to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference this coming February — which is fast-approaching. We will be in the beautiful city of New Orleans for Arts du Monde. Registration will be open online on the first of November, in only a few more days!

We recently examined NOLA-centric films, so let’s take a look (of course!) at still photography related to New Orleans. When it comes to photography collections, New Orleans is the proverbial embarrassment of riches, but here are just few of interest.

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