Professional Development Committee Bulletin, April 2023

PDC Bulletin,

The PDC Bulletin is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please email

Upcoming ARLIS/NA Events

$225 ARLIS/VRA Members, $250 Non-Members, FREE for Kress Scholarship Recipients

Calls for Proposals/Papers/Posters

  • Association of Print Scholars, sponsored panel at College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Deadline: April 7, 2023 Submit to: Include: 2 page CV + Title/250 word abstract

More Info: The APS-sponsored panel may be related to any period, theme, or aspect of print scholarship. We encourage proposals that transcend chronological or geographic boundaries, as well as those that engage current theoretical interests in materialism, archival theory, bibliographic studies, history of ideas, or social history, including feminisms and critical race studies. If you are interested in chairing a panel, please submit a title and 250-word abstract that describes the subject of your session. Co-chaired proposals are welcome. Once the theme and chair of the panel are selected, the panel will solicit contributors through CAA’s open call. Chair or co-chairs must be members in good standing of APS and CAA.

  • SECAC Annual Conference, Call for Papers, Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Society of American Archivists 2023 Research Forum, Call for Platforms and Posters, Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • IFLA Art Libraries Satellite Conference, Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam (August 17-19, 2023) “Big Ideas and Challenging Questions,”, Call for Papers, Deadline: May 15, 2023

Webinars, Virtual Conferences, and Learning Opportunities Beyond ARLIS/NA

  • April 5, 1-2 p.m. ET, ALISE Webinar: “Where We Are Now in LIS Education: Sexual and Gender Minority Privacy,” Presented by Michele A.L. Villagran, SJSU and Dr. Darra L. Hofman, SJSU and moderated by Nora Bird, UNC at Greensboro. Registration is open to the public. Description available on registration page.
  • April 17, 2-3 p.m. CDT, The Society of American Archivists Committee on Research, Data and Assessment (CORDA) presents “Navigating the IRB Process with the Society of American Archivists Committee on Research Data and Assessment,” a 1-hour panel discussion about the process of getting approval from an institutional review board (IRB) for research on the archival field and related topics. Registration is limited to 500 registrants.

○     Speakers:

  • Susan Askren, Research Compliance Office, Smithsonian Institution
  • Adam Bailey, Senior IRB Manager, Social & Behavioral (Non-Medical) IRB, Stanford University Research Compliance Office

Compiled by the Professional Development Committee: Courtney Hunt (Chair), Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor, Michele Jennings, Martha Neth, Marty Miller, Claire Payne, Anna Boutin-Cooper, Patricia Gimenez