Professional Development Committee Bulletin, July 2022

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

Calls for Proposals/Papers

  • Call for Papers: ARLIS 2023 Mexico City - Imagining Mexican Art & Architecture / Imaginando Arte y Arquitectura Mexicana
    • Deadline: July 31, 2022
    • Call for Proposals: We invite proposals for the ARLIS 2023 panel, “Imagining Mexican Art & Architecture / Imaginando Arte y Arquitectura Mexicana.” This in-person session will occur in Mexico City from 18-21 April 2023. Proposals in Spanish or English can be sent to Elisabeth Narkin ( by July 31st and should include:
    • Name and title of the author(s), institutional affiliation, and e-mail address
    • Presentation title
    • Abstract (max. 200 words)


Imagining Mexican Art & Architecture

The mention of Mexico City conjures certain iconic images to mind: an aerial view of the Palacio de Bellas Artes at dusk or sunlight striking a corner Luis Barragán’s house near the Bosque Chapultepec, the carefully-arranged interiors of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul or the pre-hispanic sculptural fragments of the Templo Mayor. In addition to photographing these well-known sites in the capital, nineteenth and twentieth-century photographers like Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Judith Sandoval, and Enrique Cervantes documented the art and architecture of Mexico. Works of art in their own right, these photographs also serve as important resources for art historical studies.

This session invites participants to explore photographic collections in North America that document Mexican art and architecture, with particular emphasis on Mexico City. Papers may explore the acquisition, processing, or presentation (either digital or physical) of images as well as documentation related to photographers, architects, artists, and scholars. The session will be bi-lingual, and proposals in both English and Spanish are welcome.

  • Call for Proposals:
    • 2022 Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference
    • Deadline: Proposals are due July 21, 2022 before midnight.
    • Call for Proposals: The Contemporary Artists Books Conference (CABC) planning committee invites paper and panel proposals for our 2022 conference, which will focus on “Re-Envisioning Artists’ Book Visibility.” The CABC planning committee asks: how do people find and experience artists’ books? 
  • Call for Papers: Journal of New Librarianship 
    • The Journal of New Librarianship ( seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship, wherein the “new generation” is broadly conceived to include any person who is new to the field, regardless of age, background, etc.
    • Contributors interested in writing a short column should complete our submission form, providing a summary of your proposal:
    • Full-length peer-reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here:
    • Call for Papers: Copyright and Creative Practice 
      • Deadline: August 15, 2022
      • Call for Papers: American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press, seeks papers that explore the intersection of how matters related to copyright, or intellectual property more broadly, have been interrogated or otherwise problematized through the creative practices of American artists or artists active within the borders of the United States both historically and in the contemporary era.
    • Call for Papers: Trans Asia Photography

      • Trans Asia Photography is an international, refereed, open-access journal based at the University of Toronto and published by Duke University Press. It provides a venue for interdisciplinary exploration of photography and Asia.
      • Trans Asia Photography invites submissions for a general issue, Volume 13, no. 2 (Fall 2023). The journal examines all aspects of photographic history, theory, and practice by centering images in or of Asia, conceived as a territory, network, and cultural imaginary. It welcomes:
        • articles (5,000–7,000 words) that broaden understanding of Asian photography in transnational contexts
        • shorter pieces (1,000–2,000 words) in formats that include interviews, curatorial or visual essays, and portfolios
      • Deadline for research articles and shorter pieces: October 31, 2022.
      • Call for Papers: Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library

        • Deadline: July 22, 2022
        • Email Submissions to:
        • Call for Papers: We are excited to invite case studies for our forthcoming ACRL book, Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library (working title), with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2023. If you are an academic librarian who has experience with student parents, we invite you to share your stories, experiences, anecdotes or case studies regarding the presence and needs of parenting students at your institutions. These 100-400 word commentaries will be used throughout the book to illustrate content.

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

      • 2022 LD4 Virtual Conference on Linked Data: Linking Global Knowledge
        • Date: July 11-15, 2022, VIRTUAL
        • New York State Museum Library Webinars, multiple dates/times
        • Library of Congress Webinar: CCDI Grant Opportunities for Libraries, Archives and Museums Webinar
        • Date: Thursday, July 14, 4-5 p.m. ET
        • A part of the Library of Congress-wide “Of the People: Widening the Path” program, the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is offering libraries, archives, and museums three grant opportunities for up to $50,000. Join Library staff to learn more about this grant program and ask questions about the application process.
        • Register for this event.                                                                                                                                                               

        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