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Monday, February 26
 

9:45am

Born-digital and Other E-journals in Art History: Crossing Boundaries Among Art Historians, Editors, and Librarians
Note: This session will be recorded and made accessible after the conference in the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.


E-journals have existed for about three decades. They were pioneered by the sciences and social sciences, but for various reasons, some more valid than others, the arts and humanities were slower to catch on. In the field of art history, in particular, a major retardant was the need to establish protocols governing permissions and licenses for reproducing high-quality color images in perpetuity on the internet.


Today, the e-publishing of art history journals has become an accepted practice, yet it is certainly not the standard. Key challenges remain: how to adapt traditional print journals to digital formats, and how to take full advantage of the possibilities the digital medium has to offer; how to index and archive e-journals, and how to fund them, especially open-access journals that are born digital.


This round-table brings together art historians, editors, and librarians involved in different aspects of journal e-publishing. Interactive in format, the session will address questions about content, format, access, archiving, and new possibilities in the digital publishing realm. The session will begin with short presentations by the panelists about their experiences in e-publishing, highlighting lessons learned and future challenges to be addressed. The second half of the panel will open the floor to the audience for comments, questions, ideas, and information sharing, so a larger cooperative experience can be shared by all.


Presentations:
Elizabeth L. Block, “The Art History Journal Unbound: An Editor’s Perspective on an Evolving Readership”
Martina Droth, “Creating a Born-digital Journal for Art History: Objectives, Challenges, and Lessons”
Alexandra Provo, “Indexing for Access: How Librarians Can Help Situate E-journals Online”
Isabel L. Taube, “Preservation Management in E-journals: What Are We Doing to Fix Links and Archive Resources and Are We Doing Enough?”



Moderators
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Petra ten-Doesschate Chu

Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, and Editor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Seton Hall University
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ROBERTO FERRARI

CURATOR OF ART PROPERTIES, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Speakers
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Elizabeth L. Block

Senior Editor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Martina Droth

Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture, and Co-Editor, British Art Studies, Yale Center for British Art
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Alexandra Provo

Metadata Librarian (NYU) and Access and Preservation Advisor (Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide), New York University
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Isabel L. Taube

Lecturer in Art History, and Executive Editor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Rutgers University


Monday February 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

New Voices in the Profession
Returning for its twelfth year, New Voices in the Profession provides professionals new to art librarianship or visual resources the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master's thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life. New professionals are defined as either students in MLIS or Master's programs leading to a career in art librarianship or visual resources, or those within five years of Master's level study. For many, this is their first professional speaking engagement.


This panel began at the ARLIS/NA 2006 Annual Conference in Banff and has since received wide attention and praise. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers give the conference attendees a glimpse of academic interests and current discourses of the newest ARLIS/NA members. The New Voices session is organized by the Professional Development Committee, ArLiSNAP, the Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, and the Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award Committee.


Presentations:
Luiza Wainer (Princeton University) & James Sobczak (University of Washington), "Interdepartmental collaborations to improve access to collections: the Patricia Young Collection of Southeast Asian religious art and architecture"


Lelland Reed (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)), "Collaborating out of bounds: exploring a renewed interest in audio/visual collections and preservation in Canada"


Caroline Frank and Jason Kaplan (Duke University), "Der Berliner Kunstmarkt: An Analysis of the Berlin Art Market, 1930–1945."

Moderators
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Meredith Hale

Metadata Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Danielle Reay

Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Speakers
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Caroline Frank

Student, Duke University
I am a senior at Duke University studying Art History and Spanish, and work at the Nasher Museum of Art. I hope to pursue a career in the arts and eventually get an MA in Art History.
avatar for Jason Kaplan

Jason Kaplan

Student, Duke University
I am a senior at Duke University studying History, German, and Economics. I'm working at Citigroup in Corporate Banking following graduation.
avatar for Lelland Reed

Lelland Reed

Collections and Systems Librarian, NSCAD University
avatar for James Sobczak

James Sobczak

Digital Imaging Assistant, University of Washington
avatar for Luiza Wainer

Luiza Wainer

Metadata Librarian, Princeton University


Monday February 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

Reaching Out and Showing Off: Exhibitions and Collections in Academic Libraries - Sponsored by IvoryPress
As libraries strive to connect users with resources, this panel offers different ways to highlight library materials and connections by discussing a variety of projects.

Jolene de Verges and Beverly Mitchell will talk about the development of a one-year curatorial fellowship program for Hamon’s Hawn Gallery where the exhibits encourage critical discourse with its community. The fellowship offers a career-launching curatorial opportunity for recent graduates to assume a curatorial position. They will discuss challenges and successes of the program and how to use this programming to engage the community.

Emilee Mathews will discuss approaches to foregrounding collections with outreach techniques. To increase constituent awareness and enfranchisement, Mathews piloted strategies such as open houses, gamified reference hours, proactive user feedback, and special collections pop-up libraries. The talk will address planning and assessment of these collection outreach methods.

Carolina Hernandez and Sara DeWaay will discuss the inaugural year of sharing collections outside of the library. By connecting with faculty and events around campus, their pop-up cart brings relevant collections to students, supporting their academic needs and aiming to reach traditionally under-represented groups and specific fields of study. They will talk about the challenges and strengths of the program, assessment, and goals.

Presentations:
Jolene de Verges and Beverly Mitchell, “Extending our Reach: Building a Curatorial Fellowship at the Hamon Arts Library”
Emilee Mathews, “Show Them What You Got: Outreach with Collections”
Carolina Hernandez and Sara DeWaay, “Rollin’ Out: Using a Pop-Up Library to Bring Collections to Users”

Moderators
avatar for Patricia Gimenez

Patricia Gimenez

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design

Speakers
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Sara DeWaay

Art + Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon
Sara DeWaay is the subject specialist for art, art history, and product design at the University of Oregon. Her professional interests are library instruction and programming/outreach.
avatar for Carolina Hernandez

Carolina Hernandez

Journalism and Communication Librarian, University of Oregon
avatar for Emilee Mathews

Emilee Mathews

Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California Irvine
avatar for Beverly Mitchell

Beverly Mitchell

Assistant Director, Art & Dance Librarian, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University
avatar for Jolene de Verges

Jolene de Verges

Director, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University


Monday February 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

Zines: Exploring Projects and Perspectives Across Institutions - Sponsored by IvoryPress
This session of lightning talks highlights the diverse ways librarians engage with zine collections at their institutions. Speakers will include librarians from universities and art and design colleges who steward zine collections of varying sizes and levels of development. The session extends the boundaries for how one can consider working with a zine collection, by sharing projects that touch on different areas of librarianship. The six speakers will cover topics including collection development, digital access, exhibition, pedagogy, student engagement, and community outreach. At the conclusion of this session, audience members can participate in a zine swap and continue the conversation with colleagues.


Presentations:
Becca Pad, “Collaborations Beyond the Library: Creating a Citywide Zine Fest”
Cristina Favretto, “Logical Synergies: Zine-based Library/Museum Collaborations”
Katie Riel, “DIY Zine Collecting: How to Start a Zine Collection at Your Library”
Marta Chudolinska, “Creating Digital Access to the OCAD University Library's Zine Collection through Artstor's Shared Shelf”
Susan Thomas, “Zines in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Survey of Faculty Practices”
Madeline Veitch, “Zines as Community Praxis: Reading, Making, and Collecting Zines at SUNY New Paltz”

Moderators
avatar for Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

Research & Instruction Librarian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Speakers
avatar for Marta Chudolinska

Marta Chudolinska

Learning Zone Librarian, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Marta Chudolinska manages the OCAD University Learning Zone, a collaborative, studio-based Library space with a Zine Library and various projects that provide opportunities for creative, community engagement for students and staff. She leads the Zine Collective, a student group that... Read More →
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Cristina Favretto

Head of Special Collections, University of Miami
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Becca Pad

Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Instructional Services Librarian, Pace University
avatar for Madeline Veitch

Madeline Veitch

Research, Metadata, and Zine Librarian, SUNY New Paltz
Right now I'm collaborating with art faculty in hopes of launching a Hudson Valley Artist's Book & Zine Fest. Interested? Let's talk!


Monday February 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

Crashing the IR Party: Artists as Scholars in Institutional Repositories
Session attendees will learn about four initiatives to integrate visual art scholarship into institutional repositories. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to participate in a moderated panel discussion.
 
The speakers will address best practices, current issues, and future possibilities for featuring visual artwork in institutional repositories or other open digital scholarship platforms. The panel conversation, which will engage both presenters and attendees, will explore big-picture, theoretical considerations such as scholarly communication in the arts, image copyright and open access, IRs as a site of information literacy education, and the value of visual artwork as scholarship.

Presentations:
Ashley Peterson and Andrea Schuler, "I want you to want this: Building institutional repository buy-in with art students and faculty"
Jennifer Akins, "In on the conversation: Establishing a MFA thesis collection in the university repository"
Larissa Garcia and Jaime Schumacher, "Art, Rights, and Repositories: Making Connections for Students through Information Literacy Instruction"
Kate Lambaria, "An exploration of fine arts faculty perceptions of institutional repositories"

Moderators
avatar for Mackenzie Salisbury

Mackenzie Salisbury

Information Literacy Librarian, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Akins

Jennifer Akins

Local Arrangements Co-Chair, Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Larissa Garcia

Larissa Garcia

Information Literacy Librarian, Northern Illinois University
avatar for Kate Lambaria

Kate Lambaria

Music & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

Research & Instruction Librarian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
avatar for Andrea Schuler

Andrea Schuler

Digital Collections Librarian, Tufts University
avatar for Jaime Schumacher

Jaime Schumacher

Sr Director - Digital Collections & Scholarship, Digital POWRR & Northern Illinois University
Digital POWRRSr Director - Digital Collections & Scholarship, Northern Illinois University


Monday February 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

Design Thinking for Libraries: strategies, tools and a case study
Libraries often rely on traditional, hierarchical and linear methods to solve problems. Originating in the discipline of art, design thinking is a series of overlapping processes including inspiration, ideation and implementation that can be used as a fresh approach to solve problems in libraries. This session will address the principles of design thinking and their role in planning for library services.

Rebecca Barham and Susan Smith, from the University of North Texas, will focus on elements from the designer's toolkit such as Visualization, Mind Mapping, Rapid Prototyping and Learning Launch. They will provide examples of how a user-centered approach can transform library services, products, and spaces.

Deb Verhoff will present a case study on the design of a new Library of Inspiration for Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. The initiative brings together: a global collection of art; an archive documenting new works created on site; the archives of artist Robert Wilson; and a supporting research collection. The design firm, Squint/Opera was hired to develop a digital master plan and prototype for the library’s user interface. Working with professional designers yielded tangible, visual analysis of collections and their points of intersection. Focus groups and beta testing refined new tools to support creative research. At a place created for artistic experimentation, Watermill continues to iterate and ask the driving question: What could a library meant to inspire artists be?

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Martinez Wormser

Jennifer Martinez Wormser

Director, Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College
- Special Collections: rare books, manuscripts, archives and artists' books- Library Management/Leadership

Speakers
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Rebecca Barham

Art Reference Librarian, Unversity of North Texas
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Susan Smith

Director of Library Services, Tarrant County College
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Deb Verhoff

Project Manager, Digital Projects, New York University


Monday February 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

Strategic Library Exhibitions: Engagement, Outreach, and Innovation
Libraries are increasingly turning to exhibitions to engage their patrons. Exhibitions have the potential for offering unique and exciting opportunities for creating meaningful connections between libraries and select communities. In this session, panelists will discuss library exhibition outreach and engagement from various perspectives. Session highlights include discussions on faculty collaborations of promoting collections through exhibitions, building an exhibition program from the ground up, and strategies to enhance curriculum through diverse exhibits and embedding those exhibitions into the classroom. Collaborations and partnerships for exhibit-related programming will also be discussed. We hope attendees will learn from our experiences and insights in organizing library exhibitions and take away specific examples they can incorporate into their future exhibition programs.

Presentations:
Megan Lotts, “Building Bridges, Creating Partnerships, and Elevating the Arts: Low Cost, High Impact Exhibition Spaces at the Rutgers University Art Library”
Nancy Hampton, “Creating Exhibits to Promote Library Collections”
Caitlin McGurk, “Curating to Connect: Enhancing Curriculum and Campus Relationships Through Exhibits”
Alex Regan, “Exhibitions: Engaging Students / Emphasizing Research”

Moderators
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Annie Sollinger

Digital Scholarship and Art History Librarian, The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Speakers
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Nancy Hampton

Head of Collection Resources, Xavier University of Louisiana
Nancy Hampton is currently responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of all continuing resources and manuscripts in both print and electronic formats.
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Megan Lotts

Art Librarian, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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Caitlin McGurk

Associate Curator, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
AR

Alex Regan

Events & Exhibitions Librarian, UC Santa Barbara Library

Sponsors

Monday February 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

The Labor of Curiosity: Expanded Practices of Artists and Librarians - Sponsored by IvoryPress
During this session, we share reflections on the project, I’m Wondering if You Can Help me With Something? This correspondence-based studio research project explores what it means to help another person with a question, and to receive help with a question. How do our own practices shift when we labor for someone else’s curiosity? How are our practices shaped by the help we receive?

We invited artists and artist-librarians to help one another with questions and curiosities they each had. We posed the question, what would it be like to give and receive help in the form of an object, image, or text? Artists were not paired, rather, they were part of a chain of service where Tessa helps Marc, who helps Rachel, etc. Marc has a question, which he shares with Tessa. Tessa responds by mailing drawings, a letter, objects, something to read, etc. All the while, Marc is laboring for Rachel. All correspondence takes place via snail mail in order to cultivate a contemplative pace, anticipation, and a space for physical objects that engage all the senses.

The questions we pose are not meant to be fully answered. As we explore diverse modes of inquiry and response, we come to reside in ambiguity, where new territories for engagement, and new visual and verbal language can emerge. We will share how our practices as artists and librarians intersected with one another, and lead a discussion among audience members about curiosity, creative labor, and the boundaries of art librarianship.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Joranson

Kate Joranson

Head, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh

Speakers
MD

Marc Dombrosky

Chair, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Southwestern Michigan College, Southwestern Michigan College
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Lareese Hall

Dean of Libraries, Rhode Island School of Design


Monday February 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Different by Design-How Art Librarians are Undertaking User Experience
In the last decade, user centered design and user experience (UX) practitioners have become increasingly important in the process of creating useful, intuitive interfaces. In libraries, UX work is often left to librarians themselves. In a paper about UX librarians, this session’s moderator Craig MacDonald finds that they “share a user-centered mindset and many common responsibilities covering user research, usability testing, and space/service assessments.” This session will feature presentations from five libraries and museums that have undertaken UX work in the context of designing library websites and tools. From the SVA Library, Phoebe Stein and David Pemberton will discuss the creation of a brand new library website and picture collection database through all stages of design and implementation. Matthew Garklavs from the Bard Graduate Center Library will speak about their experience with creating a customized discovery system using open-source software. Kaitlin Springmier will present her synthesis of research findings, design standards, and Google Analytics to apply UX standards to LibGuides at the University of Chicago. From the Getty Research Institute, Susan Flanagan will talk about their working group’s process for redesigning and testing their Primo discovery layer. Nick Curotto from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art will discuss his role on the institution’s core team redesigning the VMFA’s fine art, rare book, and archive collections on one website.

Presentations:
Phoebe Stein and David Pemberton, “Continuous Design: The SVA Library's Iterative Website”
Matthew Garklavs, “Form ever follows function: Takeaways From Redesigning a Library Discovery System”
Kaitlin Springmier, “The User Isn't Broken: Applying User Experience Design to Library Guides”
Susan Flanagan, “Primo User Interface Redesign Project: From Concept to Launch”
Nick Curotto, “Hard Refresh: Redesigning a Data Driven Collection Search”

Moderators
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Craig MacDonald

Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
Craig M. MacDonald is an associate professor in the School of Information at Pratt Institute where he developed and coordinates the Master of Science in Information Experience Design and User Experience (UX) advanced certificate programs. He earned a Ph.D. in Information Studies and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Curotto

Nick Curotto

Cataloging, Systems, & Digital Services Librarian, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
avatar for Susan Flanagan

Susan Flanagan

Collection Development Librarian for Electronic Resources, Getty Research Institute
avatar for Matthew Garklavs

Matthew Garklavs

Technical Services & Systems Librarian, Bard Graduate Center
avatar for David Pemberton

David Pemberton

Instruction/Periodicals, School of Visual Arts
Picture Collections. Magazines. Poetry.
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Kaitlin Springmier

Instruction & Learning Assessment Librarian, Sonoma State University
avatar for Phoebe Stein

Phoebe Stein

Digital Services Librarian, School of Visual Arts


Monday February 26, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Diversity Forum
This year, the Diversity Forum will feature a trained speaker (TBD) from Project Implicit (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/). The speaker will define implicit bias and provide all participants with a basic understanding of the concepts and research behind it. Hands on exercises will follow to help attendees understand their particular biases, and strategies to mitigate bias in the workplace will be discussed.

Moderators
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D. Vanessa Kam

Head Librarian, Bowes Art & Architecture Library, Stanford University

Speakers

Monday February 26, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Finding a Better Balance: Personal and Institutional Solutions to the Contemporary Work/Life Crisis in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Note: This session will be recorded and made accessible after the conference in the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.


This session features four speakers on the topic of establishing family-friendly policies in libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). Despite having a high percentage of female professionals, LAM workplaces have been slow to embrace flexible work schedules and policies that accommodate working parents. While this may be attributable to the place-based nature and service environment of library work, it reflects the larger crisis in the US workplace wherein full-time, linear career trajectories are a frequent mismatch for the non-nuclear, single-parent, and dual-earner households. The speakers, including librarians and work/life policy leaders from outside LAM professions, contextualize this work-life crisis and discuss topics like flexible work schedules, parental leave, infant-friendly work environments, and other factors that would create more inclusive work environments for employees at cultural and educational institutions. The session will also chart the current state of work/life policy in the United States and Canada and introduce practical strategies for employees and supervisors to advocate for more family-friendly work policies. Discussions will consider structural solutions within the workplace that re-align institutional policy and culture with the needs of the contemporary LAM worker.


This session is organized by the Art Librarian Parents and Caregivers SIG.

Moderators
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Jill E. Luedke

Art & Architecture Librarian, Temple University
Reference & Instruction Library at Temple University. Subject Specialist for Art & Architecture.

Speakers
KC

Kathleen Christensen

Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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Rachael Ellison

Principal, The REworking Group
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Amy Furness

Head, Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario
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Carla Moquin

President, Parenting in the Workplace Institute


Monday February 26, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Pushing the Boundaries: Teaching and Learning outside the Classroom
This 90-minute panel session will explore ways in which art librarians have broadened their concept of information literacy instruction to develop teaching and learning opportunities outside of the traditional library classroom. As Lorelei Rutledge and Sarah LeMire argue in their recent article, "Broadening Boundaries: Opportunities for Information Literacy Instruction Inside and Outside the Classroom," expanded notions of teaching and learning that go beyond standard instruction environments can promote increased student engagement with information literacy in the curriculum (2017). From participation in critiques to studio visits to voluntary and informal workshops, panelists will share how these out-of-classroom experiences encourage deeper connections between information literacy and the creative process.

Moderators
avatar for Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Librarian for the School of Architecture & Planning, MIT

Speakers
avatar for Larissa Garcia

Larissa Garcia

Information Literacy Librarian, Northern Illinois University
avatar for Janine Henri

Janine Henri

Architecture and Design Librarian and Team Lead for Collections, UCLA Arts Library
avatar for Kate Joranson

Kate Joranson

Head, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

Research & Instruction Librarian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
avatar for Mackenzie Salisbury

Mackenzie Salisbury

Information Literacy Librarian, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Monday February 26, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

4:00pm

Exhibitor Lightning Round - Session 1
We are offering a chance for vendors and sponsors to give a 10-minute presentation to conference attendees during the end-of-day exhibit breaks on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27. This is not intended to be a sales pitch but rather an informational presentation, and can be product demonstrations, question & answer format, or training opportunities. We discourage you from discussing pricing during your sessions; instead focus on the aspects of your resources that are relevant to librarians in attendance. The session will be part of the schedule and is not to be confused with the program presentations [e.g. invited speakers or reviewed presentations].


These sessions will be timed by a moderator. We will schedule up to 5 presentations during each 60 minute time slot, with time for questions and answers at the end. As an additional option an ARLIS/NA conference team member will be happy to staff your exhibit table during your presentation time.


Session 1 Presentations by:
Christopher Cardozo Fine Art
Design Research Publications
East View Information Services
Intima Press
Oxford University Press


See the 2018 Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Advertiser Prospectus for details.


Monday February 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
 
Tuesday, February 27
 

11:30am

Accessing Visual Culture: Deconstructing the Intellectual and Physical Challenges of Making Visual Content Accessible for Researchers
In this panel discussion, we’ll look at a variety of perspectives on the inherent questions that visual culture raises in terms of research. How do we define and talk about areas of visual culture, particularly when the culture changes over relatively short periods of time, or falls outside of typical academic paradigms? What can libraries do to make these materials discoverable for researchers? What does the metadata look like and how can it be created en masse? Furthermore, how can librarians educate researchers using visual culture, both within the arts disciplines and beyond?

Through the use of critical inquiry and case studies, each of the three presentations will tackle an aspect of these difficult questions. From understanding, processing and analyzing graffiti, to the digitization and cataloging of a collection of tear sheets from the Down Modern Graphic History Library, to instruction librarians and archivists joining forces to teach visual literacy to non-majors, each set of speakers will present ideas that can build upon each other to holistically address the challenges that accessibility of visual culture presents for libraries and researchers.

Presentations:
Jerrold Shiroma, “Piecebooks, flicks, and burners -- Talking about graffiti”
Skye Lacerte and Andrea Degener, “Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive”
Peggy Keeran, Jennifer Bowers, Katherine Crowe, and Kristen Korfitzen, “Taking Visual Materials ‘Out of Bounds:’ Using Our Visual Collections to Teach Information Literacy Outside the Arts Curriculum”

Moderators
avatar for Erin Elzi

Erin Elzi

Design and Discovery Librarian, University of Denver

Speakers
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Jennifer Bowers

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Denver
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Andrea Degener

Local Arrangements Co-Chair
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Peggy Keeran

Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Denver
KK

Kristen Korfitzen

Special Collections and Archives Reading Room Manager, University of Denver
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Skye Lacerte

Modern Graphic History Library Curator, Washington University in St. Louis
avatar for Jerrold Shiroma

Jerrold Shiroma

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of California, Merced


Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:30am

Everything Old is New: Metadata Migration and Enrichment
Metadata cleanup is always a difficult, time consuming, and costly task. Reconciling metadata with Linked Open Data (LOD) authorities and other authorities, especially for personal names and organizations, can make this task even more difficult. This session will address the challenges associated with legacy and authority metadata, as well as new processes and tools required to normalize and enrich such data for facilitating innovative models of information access and discovery.

Two presentations will focus on the Getty Provenance Index Remodel project, a three-year project to model and transform the Getty Provenance Index databases, a resource for provenance, collecting and art markets studies, into Linked Open Data. Melissa Gill and Jon Ward will focus on processes for reconciling Getty Provenance Index data with the Getty Vocabularies as part of the LOD release. Kelly Davis will provide a deep dive into the practical challenges faced when re-structuring legacy data. For the third presentation, David Lowe will discuss the Photographers' Identities Catalog at the New York Public Library and his research reconciling photographers with other large data sets and controlled vocabularies, enhancing the biographical data, and publishing the catalog online.

Presentations:
Melissa Gill and Jonathan Ward, “Linking Across the Getty: Reconciling the Getty Provenance Index and the Getty Vocabularies”
Kelly Davis, “Information Icebergs: Metadata in Legacy Projects”
David Lowe, “Photographic research and the Photographers' Identities Catalog”

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Provo

Alexandra Provo

Metadata Librarian (NYU) and Access and Preservation Advisor (Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide), New York University

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Metadata Specialist, Getty Research Institute
2014 graduate of Pratt Institute MLIS and Art History Master's program. Since then: Getty Provenance Index. Interested in LOD, collections as data, IIIF, legacy metadata, the linked.art model, reconcilation issues, the future of art research data.
avatar for Melissa Gill

Melissa Gill

Metadata Specialist, Getty Research Institute
avatar for David Lowe

David Lowe

Specialist, Photography Collection, New York Public Library
JW

Jonathan Ward

Editor, Getty Research Institute


Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:30am

The Future of the Catalogue Raisonné: Artist Legacy, Accessibility, Preservation of Data and Distribution
Problem/Solution:
A catalogue raisonné is the definitive, comprehensive, and annotated compilation of all the known works of an artist. Traditionally produced in book form, catalogues raisonnés have posed a dilemma for students and scholars. Because the information in a catalogue raisonné is constantly in flux, printed catalogues raisonnés cannot achieve both completeness and accuracy. Artifex Press was conceived to resolve this problem - to offer a solution that is more accessible, more flexible, more time-and-cost efficient, and above all more accurate and up to date than the traditional printed counterpart. While continuing to adhere to strict guidelines for catalogue raisonné scholarship and compilation, the digital format also expands the definition of what a catalogue raisonné can be. The inclusion of video and audio content and virtually unlimited documentary materials can broaden the context through which an artist’s work is understood. The digital catalogue raisonné is the future of archival record-keeping for artists and their estates.

Presentation:
  • General introduction to Artifex, including very basic outline of the subscription service - 5-10 minutes
  • Presentation of Close and Martin catalogues - 10 minutes
  • Introduction to the complexities of Sol LeWitt - 5-10 minutes
  • Preview of LeWitt catalogue - 10 minutes
  • Return to subscription service and future plans for Artifex - 10 minutes
  • Question & Answer


Moderators
avatar for John Maier

John Maier

Head, Technical Services, Pratt Institute

Speakers
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Lindsay Aveilhé

Editor, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings catalogue raisonné, Artifex Press
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David Grosz

President, Artifex Press LLC
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James Whittaker

Director, Sales & Marketing, Artifex Press
Artifex Press is a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés. Our ambitious publishing program has currently published artists Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, Jim Dine, Tim Hawkinson and James Siena. This fall we will release Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings and Lucas Samaras Boxes, as well as... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:30pm

Library Collections and Object-based Learning in the Art and Design Curriculum
Increasingly, art and design libraries are broadening the scope of their collections to include objects - material products, color samples, fashion construction samples, natural history specimens - to support their curricula. This session will present both the research and practice of object-based collections.


Lareese Hall’s "The Exotic Familiar: The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the Web of Making and Knowledge" focuses on the history, development, management, and use of a natural history collection in the art and design school setting. Rebecca Price will examine the importance of tactile literacy and how it informs design practice in her paper "Tactile Literacy: Vital Skills in a Digital Age." Jen Wong, in her presentation "De-Objectifying Collections" will discuss the limits of tactile information in object-based collections (OBC) and the value of faculty partnership and course integration in giving objects a relevant educational context. Christopher Jones will discuss building a materials collection in "Creativity & Materials Collections: Supporting Arts Based Research through Haptic Learning." Annemarie Haar explores collaborative collection-building with faculty in "Object-based Collections Supporting Art + Design Pedagogy."


This panel was organized by the Materials SIG.

Moderators
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Johanna Kasubowski

Materials and Media Collections Librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Speakers
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Annemarie Haar

AVP, Libraries & Creative Instructional Technologies, California College of the Arts
avatar for Lareese Hall

Lareese Hall

Dean of Libraries, Rhode Island School of Design
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Christopher Jones

Academic Librarian, University for the Creative Arts
Hi. My role is to work with creative arts students across a wide range of practices from Film making to Music, Fine art to Embroidery! I see myself as a facilitator between the students studio work, research and written work and the resources of the library. I feel that an understanding... Read More →
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Rebecca Price

Architecture, Urban Planning & Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan
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Jen Wong

Director, Materials Lab, The University of Texas at Austin


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:30pm

NDSR Art: Developing Cross-Institutional Strategies for Sustained Access to GLAM Assets
The National Digital Stewardship Residency program for art information professionals (NDSR Art) is designed to raise awareness and start timely conversations across communities of practice. From digital curators, conservators, registrars, and content specialists, to librarians and archivists, the time is now for all of us to come together to preserve our fragile digital assets in the GLAM community.

In this session, four residents and hosts representing Minneapolis Institute of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale Center for British Art will present on the progress to date on their digital stewardship projects.

These projects will be discussed as examples of what others in the ARLIS/NA community can do to address digital stewardship collaboratively across institutions. They address challenges in the conservation and preservation of time-based media, long-term access to digital publications and student artworks, and strategies for capturing and sustaining born-digital art collection-related records.

More information about NDSR Art can be found at http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/.

Moderators
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Kristen Regina

Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Karina Wratschko

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Speakers
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Erin Barsan

NDSR Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Erin is part of the inaugural cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), where she is taking a lead role in developing a framework for the stewardship of the museum’s rapidly-growing time-based media... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett

Director, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Margaret Huang

Digital Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art
avatar for Frances Lloyd-Baynes

Frances Lloyd-Baynes

Head of Collections Information Management, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Frances Lloyd-Baynes is Head of Collections Information Management at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and was host/project lead on Mia’s National Digital Stewardship Residency in Art Information project focused on preserving Mia's time-based media art.
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Cate Peebles

National Digital Stewardship Resident in Art, Yale Center for British Art
avatar for Coral Salomón

Coral Salomón

National Digital Stewardship Resident in Art Information, University of Pennsylvania
Coral is the NDSR Art Resident at the University of Pennsylvania. She is exploring preservation issues surrounding born-digital art and art resources. Coral is a MLIS grad from Mayagüez, PR. Previously, she worked at the Frick Art Reference Library and at the Center for Puerto Rican... Read More →
avatar for Elise Tanner

Elise Tanner

NDSR Art Resident, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Elise Tanner is part of the inaugural 2017-2018 cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). In collaboration with various stakeholders across the Museum, Elise is building the foundation for the preservation... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:30pm

Solo Problem Solvers: Finding a Voice and Building Resources as a Solo Professional
The world of solo art librarianship is, perhaps, the most diverse subset of the field, and one that is uniquely challenging. Whether in danger of their needs being lost in a sea of competitive departments, balancing a position that continually absorbs a panoply of responsibilities demanding niche expertise, or merely being confronted with austere budgets, solo librarians frequently find themselves needing to re-articulate their role and advocate for needed resources for themselves and the users they serve. For the solo professional, resourcefulness and resilience are key.

Building on the well-received Solo Art Librarians Special Interest Group panel at ARLIS/NA 2017, this session will share successful scaled-down strategies, with topics encompassing the diversity of solo librarianship: from approaches to advocacy and resource-sharing, to work/life balance and mentorship. The session will include presenters representing an array of institutional settings and attendant challenges, spanning academic, museum, and commercial gallery contexts, and serving users ranging from local to global. While geared to the special needs of solo professionals, these lightning talks will provide guidance to any art librarian who wears many hats, providing guidance for achieving success despite personnel and budgetary challenges.

Presentations: Advocacy: (re)Defining the Role
Traci Timmons, "No Need to Plead: Advocacy and the Solo Librarian"
Arielle Cohen, "The Pseudo-Solo Librarian: An Art Gallery Librarian in a Global Gallery System"
Cindy Frank, "Life Comes First: A Solo Librarian’s Balance of Life and Work"

Presentations: Building Resources
Elsa Loftis, "Seeking Out and Cultivating Partnerships"
John Stucky, "Don't Do it Alone: Working with Volunteers and Graduate Students"
Micki Harrington, "Work with What You've Got: Creative Staffing Solutions"

Moderators
avatar for Amye McCarther

Amye McCarther

Archivist, New Museum
Amye McCarther is an archivist and media conservator at the New Museum in New York where she oversees the museum’s archival and preservation programs including the Digital Archive Oral History Initiative and Archives Fellowship program. Her previous experience includes audiovisual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Cohen

Arielle Cohen

Librarian, Gagosian Gallery
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Micki Harrington

Head, Moriarty Library, Lesley Art + Design
Head Librarian @ Lesley Art + Design, Teacher of Critical InfoLit, Moderator of ADSL Division. Always happy to nerd out with fellow art librarians
avatar for Elsa Loftis

Elsa Loftis

Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian, Portland State University
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John Stucky

Library Director, Asian Art Museum
avatar for Traci Timmons

Traci Timmons

Senior Librarian, Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:30pm

Thinking Outside the (Library) Box: Using Your Librarian Skills for the Public Good
Note: This session will be recorded and made accessible after the conference in the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.


While we teach that "authority is constructed and contextual," librarianship typically relies on institutions that may not welcome critique of their power structures or dynamics. Working outside or between these institutions can create dynamic ways to help build a more equitable world. There are many successful examples of this radical library work, such as the panelists we bring together from AfroCROWD, Art+Feminism, Black Lunch Table, Interference Archive, and Radical Reference. These organizations’ missions touch on Wikipedia editing, para-institutional reference and instruction work, public programming and non-institutional archiving. This panel explores how librarians can decenter the institution and create spaces, physical and virtual, that are active sites of resistance and activism. Attendees can expect to leave with a greater knowledge of how this work, which has happened on the margins of our field for a long time, can relate to their library practice both within and outside the institution. They can also expect to get constructive advice on community organizing, outreach and marketing, and diversity and equity planning, all of which will help them cultivate a social justice oriented practice and help with the practical, everyday machinations of librarianship.


Following bell hooks’ model for critical pedagogy, this panel will be a guided, open-ended discussion between a number of librarians, archivists and information activists who have been doing this work both in and outside of the traditional institutional strongholds of librarianship. Topics may include but not be limited to: awareness of intersectional identities in library work, creating institutional partnerships, securing funding through grants and crowdsourcing, and partnering with community organizations.



Moderators
avatar for Siân Evans

Siân Evans

Information Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art
Siân Evans is the Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art and the co-founder of Art+Feminism, a campaign to create meaningful changes to the body of knowledge available about feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Her writing can be... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nora Almeida

Nora Almeida

Writer & Librarian, New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
Nora Almeida is a volunteer at Interference Archive, an all-volunteer, collectively run archive of social movement ephemera. The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements through public programs, exhibitions, and... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Antoine

Sherry Antoine

Program Coordinator, AfroCROWD
Alice Backer is a social media professional, lawyer and free culture curator. In 2015, she launched AfroCROWD, a multilingual initiative to increase Afro descendant participation in crowdsourcing initiatives such as Wikipedia and Wikidata.
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Alice Backer

Founder, AfroCROWD
Alice Backer is a social media professional, lawyer and free culture curator. In 2015, she launched AfroCROWD, a multilingual initiative to increase Afro descendant participation in crowdsourcing initiatives such as Wikipedia and Wikidata.
avatar for Jenna Freedman

Jenna Freedman

Zine Librarian, Barnard College
Talk to me about zines, Radical Reference, you cat(s), my cats, and open positions at my library.
avatar for Lia Friedman

Lia Friedman

Director of Learning Services at UC San Diego / Radical Reference Volunteer/Staff Librarian Make/Shift Magazine, UC San Diego / Radical Reference
avatar for Heather Hart

Heather Hart

Co-founder/visual artist, Black Lunch Table
I'm interested in questioning dominant narratives and proposing alternatives to them. I am a public artist and co-run Black Lunch Table, an oral history archiving project with a metadata tagged dynamic searchable database and a Wikipedia editing initiative.
avatar for Jen Hoyer

Jen Hoyer

Jen Hoyer helps make things go at Interference Archive and teaches about local history at the Brooklyn Public Library. S, Interference Archive / Brooklyn Public Library
Jen Hoyer from the Interference Archive will discuss archive-based activism, organizing volunteer archive programming, and building ephemeral collections. The Interference Archive is an all volunteer, open stacks archive that “... [uses] cultural ephemera to animate histories of... Read More →


Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

3:15pm

Common Ground: Provenance Research Agendas in Libraries, Archives and Museums
Note: This session will be recorded and made accessible after the conference in the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.


This session will provide useful and precise information regarding a wide range of provenance research endeavors in museums, research libraries, archives, and academic institutions. This includes the investigation of original works of art, works recorded in the archives of dealers and collectors and the invaluable tools utilized in the research process. Rodica Tanjala Krauss will discuss a unique manuscript log from a major auction house that will serve as a valued resource for art history and interdisciplinary scholars, for art dealers and connoisseurs, for collectors and artists, and for the research of art market politics. Lynn Rother will provide practical knowledge regarding the methodology, resources and, and challenges of Nazi-era provenance research in art museums. Louis Adrean will discuss a National Endowment for the Arts grant funded project that examines the provenance history of collections and educational collaborations at the Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art. Philip Dombowsky will provide an overview of the Max Stern Art Restitution Project and will present case studies to illustrate the complexities of researching the provenance of Nazi-era looted art. Catherine Larkin will report on a Samuel H. Kress funded digital project to provide electronic access to information and updated provenance on William Randolph Hearst's art purchases, including some objects unintentionally acquired from forced sales during the Nazi Era.




Moderators
avatar for Samantha Deutch

Samantha Deutch

Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection
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Sally McKay

Head of Special Collections Services, The Getty Research Institute

Speakers
LA

Louis Adrean

Head, Research and Programs, Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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Philip Dombowsky

Archivist, National Gallery of Canada
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Rodica Tanjala Krauss

Head, Cataloging Projects, Frick Art Reference Library
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Catherine Larkin

Associate Professor, Head, Digital Initiatives, Long Island University
I received my Ph.D. from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, College of Information and Computer Science, Long Island University (LIU), Brookville, New York. My dissertation research focused on the information-seeking behaviors and processes of visual arts humanities... Read More →
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Lynn Rother

Senior Provenance Specialist, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Sponsors

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

3:15pm

Libraries Resist
As a dynamic organization with international affiliates, ARLIS/NA is committed to diversity and inclusion within the art, design, and librarianship professions. However, recent United States Presidential Executive Orders and proposed budget cuts are an obstruction to creative expression, cultural enrichment, lifelong learning, and are a threat to the diverse communities that libraries serve. The Public Policy Committee presents a session on acts of political and social resistance in libraries. Such action on the part of librarians is in harmony with ARLIS/NA Core Values, which recognize the central importance of the visual arts and cultural heritage in enriching the lives of a diverse audience. This session will highlight efforts to resist the negative impacts of the current political and social environment through library programming, instruction and policies.

Presentations:
Anna Boutin and Rhonda Kauffman, “Activism at MIT Libraries”
David Pemberton and Rebecca Clark, “From Anxiety to Engagement: Resistance at the SVA Library”
Alan Michelson and Rebecca Price, “Pushing the Bounds: Library as Physical and Intellectual Civic Space”

Moderators
avatar for Serenity Ibsen

Serenity Ibsen

Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Speakers
avatar for Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

Librarian for the School of Architecture & Planning, MIT
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Rebecca Clark

Associate Library Director, School of Visual Arts
avatar for Rhonda Kauffman

Rhonda Kauffman

Metadata Management Librarian, UConn
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Alan Michelson

Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington, University of Washington
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David Pemberton

Instruction/Periodicals, School of Visual Arts
Picture Collections. Magazines. Poetry.
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Rebecca Price

Architecture, Urban Planning & Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

3:15pm

Photography and Books across Boundaries in Art Libraries, Archives, and Museum Collections - Sponsored by IvoryPress
Photography, malleable in its technical processes and methods of dissemination, has been in a state of evolution since its invention in the mid-19th century. It found a natural home in books almost immediately, and by the early 1840s, photographers, publishers, and distributors were grappling with these new books; self-publishing, mixing media, incorporating new technology into publications, creating materials that could appeal to scientists, politicians, and artists in a single volume, were all experimented with during this period and ever since. As publishing costs increased, photographers tried and failed to have their work published. In parallel with photography itself, photo-based books – both the actual photographically illustrated books from the 1840s and the creative practices that shape the production of photobooks and zines in 2018 – have changed and found success while embracing new technologies and resources on hand. Photography books have traveled across institutional boundaries as they increasingly became a medium for documentation, as well as fine art forms, and even self-reflexive objects.

This panel will address how art librarians are working with these objects today through case studies, a moderated discussion, and questions from the audience. How are art librarians to handle these complex materials? What tools can we use to provide access and promote them? Can the use of digital humanities tools be leveraged to compensate for the loss of the haptic experience when interacting with these objects? What are the implications for access, research, and dissemination of these resources for the history of photography and interdisciplinary studies? What can we learn from the histories of photography and photography in books that can help us to be good stewards of publications ranging from the incunabula of the medium to the publications still to come in formats that haven’t yet been invented?

Presentations:
Isotta Poggi, “The Incunabula of Photography and the Internet Archive”
Emily Weirich, “Publishing Edward Weston’s Daybooks Again: Photography, Text, and Objects United Online”
Deirdre Donohue, “Books of Photobooks Rock One Small Library”


Moderators
avatar for Emily Dunne

Emily Dunne

archivist & associate librarian, International Center of Photography
archivist, librarian, artist

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Donohue

Deirdre Donohue

Managing Research Librarian, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs, New York Public Library
"Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees." Marcel Proust
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Isotta Poggi

Assistant Curator, Getty Research Institute
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Emily Weirich

Associate Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

3:15pm

The Outcome of the ARTFRAME Project, a Domain-Specific BIBFRAME Exploration - Sponsor: Casalini Libri, Fiesole, Italy
Columbia University Libraries’ ARTFRAME Project is a domain-specific linked open data (LOD) initiative that focuses on the metadata practices of art libraries and museums. ARTFRAME is part of a $1.5 million Mellon grant awarded to the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project, which is led by Stanford University. In summer 2016, the Cataloging Advisory Committee (CAC) of ARLIS/NA was invited to join the ARTFRAME project, with other major art institutions such as the Clark Art Institute and the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. The ARTFRAME project has a dual purpose: firstly, to explore the suitability of the Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) for the description of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art objects; and secondly, to develop an extension to BIBFRAME that caters to the specific needs of the art cataloging and metadata community. As the Mellon grant comes to an end in March 2018, this session will give the speakers an opportunity to inform ARLIS members about the outcome of the project.

The session will consist of three presentations followed by a moderated Q&A period. Jason Kovari’s presentation will examine the larger context of the various domain-specific explorations of BIBFRAME extension development, with particular focus on the overlap between art works and rare materials held in libraries. Melanie Wacker and Amber Billey will then discuss the specifics of the ARTFRAME project including its initial goals, timeline, community outreach, outcome, as well as tools used and lessons learned throughout the project. Finally, Marie-Chantal L’Ecuyer-Coelho will explore the contributions of ARLIS/NA's CAC as a community partner to the ARTFRAME project, highlighting its role in the process of delineating the requirements of art descriptive metadata, and developing an ontology extension suited to the specific characteristics of art objects.

Moderators
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Maria Oldal

Manager of Collections Info., The Morgan Library & Museum

Speakers
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Amber Billey

Systems & Metadata Librarian, Bard College
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Jason Kovari

Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Cornell University
Cornell University
avatar for Marie-Chantal L'Ecuyer-Coelho

Marie-Chantal L'Ecuyer-Coelho

Visual Collections Cataloguing Librarian, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
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Melanie Wacker

Metadata Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

5:00pm

Exhibitor Lightning Round - Session 2
We are offering a chance for vendors and sponsors to give a 10-minute presentation to conference attendees during the end-of-day exhibit breaks on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27. This is not intended to be a sales pitch but rather an informational presentation, and can be product demonstrations, question & answer format, or training opportunities. We discourage you from discussing pricing during your sessions; instead focus on the aspects of your resources that are relevant to librarians in attendance. The session will be part of the schedule and is not to be confused with the program presentations [e.g. invited speakers or reviewed presentations].


These sessions will be timed by a moderator. We will schedule up to 5 presentations during each 60 minute time slot, with time for questions and answers at the end. As an additional option an ARLIS/NA conference team member will be happy to staff your exhibit table during your presentation time.


Session 2 Presentations by:
Artstor
Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir
Boston Book Company
MIT Press
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute


See the 2018 Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Advertiser Prospectus for details.

Moderators
avatar for Carla-Mae Crookendale

Carla-Mae Crookendale

Arts Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Speakers

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

9:45am

Big Changes, Big Moves, Smaller Footprints: Strategies for Rightsizing the Onsite Print Collection for the 21st Century Library—The Session
Whether it’s in a brand new building or a redesigned space, today’s library is increasingly about public, user-focused spaces and a smaller footprint for the book stacks. For libraries of every size, from small branch libraries to large research libraries, the trend towards reduced space for onsite print collections has been the impetus for innovative collections analysis projects, creative plans for remote or shared storage, and renewed interest in consortia agreements. This session highlights some of the different strategies and solutions that librarians have developed for achieving smaller, more focused onsite collections, new collection analysis strategies and tools, transformation to digital collections, and shared print storage projects. Case studies from art, architecture, and college libraries will illustrate a range of collection strategies in practice.


Those interested in this topic may wish to sign up for the companion workshop, “Big Changes, Big Moves, Smaller Footprints: Strategies for Rightsizing the Onsite Print Collection for the 21st Century Library—The Workshop,” which will feature in-depth information about collections analysis, hands-on experimentation with data visualization tools, and a tour of Hunter College’s Leon & Toby Cooperman Library, which has undergone major space changes, and the Zabar Art Library.

Moderators
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Terrie Wilson

Humanities Collections Coordinator, Art Librarian and Head, Michigan State University

Speakers
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Jeffrey Carroll

Director, Collection Development, Columbia University Libraries
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Steven Kowalik

Head, Zabar Art Library, Hunter College
avatar for Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries
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Scott Stone

Research Librarian for Performing Arts, University of California, Irvine
avatar for Amy Trendler

Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, Ball State University


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

Boundless: Digital Publishing and Online Scholarship
This session brings together four presentations that examine the future of digital media and publications in library collections, and spotlight innovative student/faculty and interdepartmental digital humanities collaborations.


Hannah Bennett and Coral Salomón will present their research on the future of art and digital publishing, from metadata to fugitive platforms, drawn from interviews with publishers, artists, and institutions.


In Fall 2017, Columbia and Barnard students created a digital critical edition of Journal des dames et des modes (1797–1804), centered on rare fashion plates held at The Morgan Library & Museum. Alex Gil and Anne Higonnet will share results of this pedagogical and digital prototype.


The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access online research hub created by students and faculty at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Presenting from a project-management perspective, Molly Schoen will highlight best practices and offer guidance on creating—and funding—digital exhibitions and research guides at any institution.


The Historic Urban Environments Lab (HUE/ND) is a collaboration between the School of Architecture and the Architecture Library at the University of Notre Dame. Jennifer Parker and Selena Anders will reveal HUE/ND's evolution, from university partnerships to multiplatform projects, and detail how digitization, mobile apps, audiovisual content, and 3D modeling enhance the curriculum and enable students and faculty to access archival materials remotely.


Presentations:
Hannah Bennett and Coral Salomón, "Digital Fugitives: New Frontiers in 21st Century Art Publishing & Production"
Alex Gil and Anne Higonnet, "Style Revolution: A Prototype Edition for Instruction and Online Scholarship"
Molly Schoen, "The Fashion History Timeline: Launching a New Digital Resource"
Jennifer Parker and Selena Anders, "Taking the Library Out of Bounds—Library/Faculty Collaborations in the Digital Humanities"

Moderators
avatar for Diane Dias De Fazio

Diane Dias De Fazio

Independent Curator of Rare Books and Book Arts

Speakers
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Selena Anders

Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
avatar for Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett

Director, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Alex Gil

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities & History, Columbia University
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Anne Higonnet

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Art History, Barnard College
avatar for Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker

Head, Architecture Library, University of Notre Dame
avatar for Coral Salomón

Coral Salomón

National Digital Stewardship Resident in Art Information, University of Pennsylvania
Coral is the NDSR Art Resident at the University of Pennsylvania. She is exploring preservation issues surrounding born-digital art and art resources. Coral is a MLIS grad from Mayagüez, PR. Previously, she worked at the Frick Art Reference Library and at the Center for Puerto Rican... Read More →
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Molly Schoen

Visual Resources Curator, Fashion Institute of Technology


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

Copyright Assessment in the Trenches: Workflow, Tools, Metadata, and more
How do different institutions assess copyright? What workflows are in place? How is copyright indicated for end users? What tools are institutions/art libraries using to assess copyright? This moderated panel discussion will offer strategies for copyright assessment and workflows pertinent to special collections and international publications. Our panelists will bring pragmatic perspectives on copyright evaluation from a museum art library, a public research library, a university copyright advisory office, and a public university. Pain points for determining copyright presented by various formats, ownership issues, and digitization will be addressed through cases encountered by the panelists. Helpful tools and workflow strategies for moving forward, including widely available charts and resources, as well as software in beta for copyright determination will be shared. Lastly, we'll look at how various institutions are handling rights metadata.

U.S. Copyright Law and its exceptions relevant to libraries and archives, such as Section 107 (Fair Use), Section 108(h), and Section 104(a) will be part of the discussion. A review of this Copyright Quick Guide is recommended prior to attending the session.
https://copyright.columbia.edu/basics/copyright-quick-guide.html

Resource List
http://bit.ly/2ETM8Az 


Moderators
avatar for Deborah Kempe

Deborah Kempe

Chief, Collections Management & Access, The Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
I am Chief of Collections Management & Access at The Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, in New York, with previous positions held at the Avery Art & Architectural Library of Columbia University, New York University, the New-York Historical Society, and the University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Megan De Armond

Megan De Armond

Assistant Digital Metadata Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library
I work as a Digital Metadata Librarian for the Frick Art Reference Library. Part of my workflow involves copyright assessment. My goal is to make our digitized book items accessible. Talk to me about copyright, metadata, digitization, and access. I am also interested in information... Read More →
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Greg Cram

Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around... Read More →
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Rina Elster Pantalony

Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University Libraries
Copyright issues related to the use of art images in the online environment and rights management related to content production, reproduction and distribution.
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Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook University
Hello. I am the Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University. I am also the liaison to the departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Talk to me about academic libraries, building digital collections, music, hiking, cats, and art. I have a BFA in Printmaking, and also... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

9:45am

Thinking Outside the Bounds of the Typical Library: A Spotlight on Three New York City-based Libraries and Archives
The LGBTQ Special Interest Group presents a combined session and panel discussion that showcases New York City-based libraries and archives that “think outside of the normal bounds of libraries” and have LGBTQ collections that support activism, initiate community engagement, and provide allyship in the form of programming.


It is essential that librarians keep up-to-date on activism that is taking place in libraries, archives and museums around the country. These speakers will discuss how their institutions are promoting activism and the importance of having a strong, factual voice in an era where falsehoods (“alt-facts”) are distributed by the government and other sources. Librarians who are interested in promoting LGBTQ programming and activism in their libraries or archives will find this session immensely valuable.


The panel will consist of four fifteen-minute presentations, allowing for a discussion with the audience at the end.

Moderators
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Erin Barsan

NDSR Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Erin is part of the inaugural cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), where she is taking a lead role in developing a framework for the stewardship of the museum’s rapidly-growing time-based media... Read More →

Speakers
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Anthony Cocciolo

Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information
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Emily Drabinski

Long Island University
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Esther McGowan

Executive Director, Visual AIDS
Esther McGowan was Associate Director of Visual AIDS from 2012-2017, and was appointed Executive Director in July 2017. Before joining Visual AIDS, she was Development and Marketing Director at The Center for Fiction. Prior to that, she was a freelance development consultant engaging... Read More →
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Branden Wallace

Registrar, Head of the Collections Department, and overseer of the library, archive, and object collections, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Branden Wallace, the multi-faceted Registrar, Head of the Collections Department, and overseer of the library, archive, and object collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, will present on his work with the museum, and how the museum promotes queer activism... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

#artlibraries: Taking the Pulse of Social Media in Art Library Environments
A great deal of research has been conducted on the effects of digital culture and social media in museums and in libraries in general, but little has been done to evaluate the social media landscape specifically in art libraries. This session of lightning talks aims to fill that void by examining the application, impact and perception of social media in the art library community.  

Today, social media is embedded in countless aspects of our personal and professional lives, and is instrumental in the way we communicate with and view the world. As art librarians, how do we evaluate the results of our efforts? How can we develop policies, guidelines and strategic goals that ensure a productive use of these tools? And what are the best practices for increasing awareness of our collections? Speakers include a museum librarian, an academic librarian, a special collections librarian and an art and design college librarian who offer a variety of perspectives on social media in art library environments. Additionally, we will hear presentations on the results of surveys: one assessing the overall impact of social media in art libraries, the other-conducted by a content producer for an arts research institution-examining the social media habits of art historians.

Presentations:
Chantal Sulkow, “Is Anybody Out There? Measuring the Impact of Social Media Engagement in Art Library Environments”
William Blueher, “A Blog is not a Tweet is not a Gram is not a Pin: Creating Platform-Specific Social Media Policies”
Anna Simon, “How Much is 140 Characters Worth? How to Assess Your Library’s Social Media Efforts”
Jennifer Ferretti, “Our PR Problem Is Real: Social Media in the Context of Labor and Strategic Planning”
Betsy Brand, “How Art Historians Use Social Media (. . . and How They Don't)”
Viveca Pattison Robichaud, “#rarebookfriday: Systematizing an Approach to Social Media to Reach a Targeted Audience”

Moderators
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Giana Ricci

Assistant Librarian for Public Services, The Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection

Speakers
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William Blueher

Metadata and Collections Librarian, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metadata & Collections Librarian, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Betsy Brand

Content Producer, The Getty Research Institute
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Jennifer Ferretti

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art
Jennifer Ferretti is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives and anti-neutrality. She has spent ten years in libraries, museums, and archives digitizing... Read More →
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Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Curator, Books, Canadian Centre for Architecture
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Anna Simon

Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Wisconsin Madison
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Chantal Sulkow

Reference and Collections Librarian, Bard Graduate Center Library


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

Fashion & Textile Lightning Talks
This session will feature six speakers from museums and academia demonstrating the many ways fashion and textile librarians/archivists find innovative ways to support their users and foster scholarship. Lynora Williams will present on solo librarianship and making holdings available to the dedicated community of textile scholars and appreciators at the Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum. Julie Lê will present a case study discussing how Instagram has become successful medium for international outreach and advocacy as well as a tool for reference inquiries when working with patrons in creative and fashion-related fields at the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library. Alexandra Duncan will present on a project undertaken at the London College of Fashion Library involving three embedded information literacy sessions taught collaboratively between the librarian and faculty. Celia Hartmann will present on the many cross-departmental professional collaborations that were crucial to processing and making available the archival records of the American couturier Charles James to researchers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lana Bittman will present on making historical fashion forecasts available at FIT and how the historical forecasts have turned into a viable study collection and how they are being utilized for instruction. Sandra Ley will present on key academic and industry digital resources via her analysis of premier fashion program LibGuides.

Presentations:
Lynora Williams, “An Unlikely Second Act: Overseeing the Evolution of a Textile Library as a Solo Librarian”
Julie Lê, "#FASHIONLIBRARIANSHIP: A Case Study on the Use of Instagram in a Specialized Museum Library Collection"
Alexandra Duncan, “Crossing the threshold: innovations in information literacy”
Celia Hartmann, “Many Hands: Cross-Department Collaboration in Processing the Charles James papers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Lana Bittman, “Stylish Scholarship: Historical Fashion Forecast Archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library”
Sandra Ley, “Fashionable E-Resources for Academics and Industry-Insiders”

Moderators
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Lauren Gavin

Technical Services / Reference Librarian, LIM College

Speakers
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Lana Bittman

Assistant Professor-Librarian, Head of Electronic and Serials Resources, Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY
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Alexandra Duncan

Ms, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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Celia Hartmann

Assistant Archivist, Museum Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Archivist currently working in a library special collections setting, focusing on fashion and costume-related records.
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Julie Le

Assistant Museum Librarian, The Costume Institute - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fashion librarianship, archives, & digital archiving projects.
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Sandra Ley

Fashion & Visual Arts Librarian, Pima Community College
Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians' Special Interest Group (Founder)Fashion, textile & costume information resourcesVirtual reality & educationItaly / Italian language
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Lynora Williams

Librarian, Arthur D. Jenkins Library/Textile Museum


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

PHAROS: The Photo Archive Re-Imagined for Digital Art History: Sponsor - Frick Art Reference Library
PHAROS, The International Consortium of Photographic Archives, launched its website in June 2016. What is Pharos, and how will its goal to digitize 25 million photographs of art and architecture (with 30% available by 2020) effect the art information community? Gregory Most will provide context to photoarchives in a digital age and introduce the consortium. The Photo Archive of the Yale Center for British Art has a remarkable history from its beginnings to the recent digitization project that created digital surrogates for the majority of the collection. Kraig Binkowski will look at this latest project - the decisions surrounding it and how they were informed by the collection’s history and by the desire to align with the goals of the PHAROS consortium. Melissa Fournier will look at the YCBA Photo Archive and PHAROS through an intellectual property lens, touching on the IP and copyright issues that affect the entire consortium. Louisa Ruby will discuss how computer vision will enable discovery of an individual work of art in multiple iterations of photographs and will introduce how MARC data describing works of art is being mapped to CIDOC-CRM as it becomes Linked Open Data as well as the pros/cons of IIIF compliance. Lukas Klic will discuss the digitization program of the Berenson Photo Archive and show semantic enrichment using the CIDOC-CRM model and transformation to Linked Open Data will allow the collection to be interoperable with that of other PHAROS member institutions.

Presentations:
Gregory P. J. Most, “The Metamorphosis of Photoarchives from Paper to Pixels”
Kraig Binkowski and Melissa Fournier, “From Tactile to Virtual: the Long Road to Discovery for the Photo Archives of the Yale Center for British Art”
Louisa Wood Ruby, “Harnessing Technology for Art History:  Image Recognition, CIDOC-CRM and PHAROS”
Lukas Klic, “(mass)Digitizing the Berenson Photo archive at Villa I Tatti: Metadata Creation, Enrichment, and Discovery”

Moderators
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Gregory P J Most

Chief, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art
I am the Chief, Department of Image Collections at the National Gallery of Art Library (since 1992) and have held positions at the Hirsch Library of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Ingalls Library of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Department of Art History at Saint Louis... Read More →

Speakers
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Kraig Binkowski

Chief Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art
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Melissa Fournier

Head of Imaging and Intellectual Property, Yale Center for British Art
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Lukas Klic

Manager of Information Services & Digital Initiatives, Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
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Louisa Wood Ruby

Head of Research, Frick Art Reference Library
PHAROS: The International Consortium of Photoarchives: ARIES: ARt Image Exploration Space


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

11:15am

President’s Choice: "Moving from Diversity on Paper to Equity in Action"
A common thread throughout the conference has addressed the Society’s core values including diversity and inclusion, as well as advocacy for our profession, for our community and the arts. In this session, we’ll engage with the summary of data collected at the 2018 ARLIS/NA Leadership Institute and explore ways to embody empowerment toward personal and shared tools to design a proposal for next steps from the Society’s leadership. The session will be co-facilitated by Nasha Taylor and Melinda Brown who will guide us in inclusive and interactive methods for advocating for ourselves, our profession, and our communities.


Nasha Taylor's work centers on community building and empowerment towards self-realization.  She's trained in grassroots community organizing, youth leadership development, and nonprofit program management. She's played a lead role in initiatives to bridge the digital divide, promote media literacy, and design a poverty reduction pilot project.  The common thread through her more than 10 years of service and professional experiences is practicing reflective inquiry, for self and within relationships, to heal, harmonize, and build communities who learn, grow, and share. In previous roles, she helped to found the Binghamton Neighborhood Assemblies, Binghamton Youth Bureau, Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative, Technology Learning Collaborative. Most recently she co-led the founding of the Binghamton-Broome Anti Poverty Initiative and helped introduce the first Collective Impact Conference to stimulate a cross-sector, inclusive economic development culture with equity at the center.  Nasha grew up in Binghamton, NY and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She's employed as a Program Manager at Year Up Greater Philadelphia to close the opportunity divide. Find Nasha online on LinkedIn @NashaTaylor or email nashataylor@gmail.com


Meeting Melinda Brown is meeting pure positive energy. She’s a speaker, trainer, executive, and expert in workforce development. Her passion is empowering people and teams, her impact optimizes systems, and her legacy is breaking cycles of poverty in minds and in communities. Melinda has taken her life from growing up in a low-income South Philadelphia neighborhood, to sought-after thought partner, business leader, entrepreneur, and teacher. As a talent developer, she knows how to build and lead teams through start-up, change management, revitalization and turnaround. Her professional partnership increases revenues for businesses through executive-level consultation, workshops, and events. Her current leadership pushes the opportunity movement forward by creating diversified teams and in-demand leadership across the business sector. Her results are proven in how she co-led Year Up to expand its professional training corps from Philadelphia to launch a new site in Wilmington, DE in partnership with a local college and one of the largest financial corporations in the United States. In responding to market needs, she’s piloting an innovative JAVA programming apprenticeship with national nonprofit and corporate partners for job growth. She is also appointed as an Official Member of the Forbes Nonprofit Leadership Council. Her advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion can be seen with her inaugural membership in both the DiverseForce and Fels Institute Board Governance Program at University of Pennsylvania and the Committee for the Women’s Way Economic Security Initiative. Beyond Year Up, she’s the Founder and CEO for MB Legacies, LLC, a platform for motivational speaking and personal/professional development training.
Find Melinda online www.melinda-brown.com, on LinkedIn @melinda-brown, on Instagram and Facebook @melindamotivates.

Moderators
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Eumie Imm Stroukoff

Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
I look forward to discussing how ARLIS/NA's strategic directions and core values can help us explore and discover new ways of working together. See you in NYC!

Speakers
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Melinda Brown

Site Director, Higher Education Programs, Year Up Greater Philadelphia
 
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Nasha Taylor

Program Manager, Year Up Greater Philadelphia


Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

A Value Proposition: Understanding Distinctive, Special, and Archival Collections
This session explores value in distinctive, special, and archival collections. Speakers discuss building, understanding, or providing access to resources, recent interventions, and perceptions of collection value. Price will share her experience of initiating a house catalog collection at the Art, Architecture, & Engineering Library at the University of Michigan with an emphasis on crafting a collection development policy, the goal of which is to provide valuable and relevant regional content to scholars. Jones describes undertaking archival provenance research at the University of Pittsburgh’s Frick Fine Arts Library to create a workable and accessible dataset of the founding library collection that enables access, assessment and promotes teaching and learning. Aberle discusses creating a dataset for the University of Texas at Austin’s Architecture & Planning Library Special Collections to apply DH methodologies to understand collection development and description. Gottlieb-Miller presents a case study on making the invisible visible, arguing for ways to reinvent what stewardship looks like for historically marginalized collections in her work with the Kokomo Collection of Black Americana in the Menil Collection Library. González Palacios explores how the redesign of the Canadian Centre for Architecture website aims to blur the line between what the CCA produces and collects and how integrating multiple collections poses challenges and opportunities for discovery and access.

Presentations:
Rebecca Price, “Building a Collection from the Ground Up”
Kiana Jones, “The Pedagogical Value of Provenance Research in Rare Book Collections and ‘Heritage Libraries’: Re-discovering the First Collection at the Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh”
Jessica Aberle, “Turning the Catalog into Data at the Architecture and Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin”
Lauren Gottlieb-Miller, “Access and Stewardship: “Black Americana” in the Menil Collection Library”
Mar González Palacios, “Thinking outside the search box: finding new possibilities for discovery and access at the Canadian Centre for Architecture”

Moderators
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Katie Pierce Meyer

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Architecture & Planning, University of Texas at Austin

Speakers
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Jessica Aberle

Architecture Librarian, University of Florida
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Lauren Gottlieb-Miller

Librarian, The Menil Collection
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Kiana Jones

Fine Arts Librarian, Frick Fine Arts Library - University of Pittsburgh
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Mar González Palacios

Head, Collection Access, Canadian Centre for Architecture
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Rebecca Price

Architecture, Urban Planning & Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Scope Drift - Blending and Rebranding in Visual Resources
In project management, "scope drift" describes the continuous expansion of the requirements, mission, and objectives of a project. Although often perceived as a negative, in the fields of art librarianship and visual resources, the drifting of professional scope can be both a force driving innovation and an indicator of change. Following up on the successful session on this topic sponsored by the Visual Resources Division (VRD) at the 2016 ARLIS/NA+VRA conference in Seattle and the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans, this session will present case studies in which the scope of roles and facilities were blended and expanded constructively.

Moderators
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Hannah Marshall

Implementation Manager, Ithaka

Speakers
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Kimberly Detterbeck

Art Librarian, SUNY Purchase College
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Mēgan Oliver

Digital Collections Librarian, University of South Carolina
Hi! I'm in love with transforming analog special and archival collections into fully accessible digital collections. I primarily work with rare and unique items in all kinds of formats, and am passionate about digital preservation. My work thus far has been at SUNY Purchase College... Read More →
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Mark Pompelia

Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
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Jenni Rodda

Institute of Fine Arts/NYU
Manager of Digital Media and Computer Services, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
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Elizabeth Schaub

Director, School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
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Molly Schoen

Visual Resources Curator, Fashion Institute of Technology
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Marsha Taichman

VIsual Resources & Public Services Librarian, Cornell University
Embedded in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Taichman works with artists directly and helps them execute their research and maintain documentation related to their art. She has worked with museum archives and in gallery settings, and is interested in the challenges and... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

Stimulating Creativity in Practice: Incorporating Creative Practice into the Academic Library
Beyond their traditional offerings, contemporary art libraries often act as incubators of new ideas and creative energy. This session is an open dialog with the audience that consists of six panelists presenting on and discussing art making, creativity, and how these processes can be brought into art librarianship practices and how they can re-energize and invigorate creative thinking and learning. Panelists represent a variety of perspectives and work at a range of institutions: art and design school libraries, a liberal arts college library, a large university, and a research center. Projects and processes we will discuss include collaborations with art classes and other groups outside the library, zine workshops, book displays, altered book events and exhibits, and holding art-making events in the traditionally academic setting of a library space.

Moderators
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Ellen Petraits

Research & Instruction Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
Thematic Book Displays are a great way to engage our arts community with the circulating collection in new and exciting ways; they highlight and support topics being discussed on campus, and create novel associations between titles in the collection which do not sit together on the... Read More →

Speakers
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Emily Coxe (she/her)

Research & Instruction Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
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Alex Chappell

Arts and Humanities Librarian and Team Leader, Claremont Colleges Library
Alexandra Chappell is Arts and Humanities Team Leader and Art Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. Alex has led several recent projects that encourage and support creative practice within the library. Her presentation will focus on two projects:  1) a collaboration between... Read More →
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Marta Chudolinska

Learning Zone Librarian, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Marta Chudolinska manages the OCAD University Learning Zone, a collaborative, studio-based Library space with a Zine Library and various projects that provide opportunities for creative, community engagement for students and staff. She leads the Zine Collective, a student group that... Read More →
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Jane Darcovich

Art and Architecture Liaison Librarian, The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Jane Darcovich is Art and Architecture Liaison Librarian at The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The university offers BFA and MFA programs in Studio Arts, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Photography, Graphic Design and Industrial Design. She collaborated with studio art faculty... Read More →
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Heather Topcik

Library Director, Bard Graduate Center
The Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City, offering MA and PhD degrees in the History of Design, Decorative Arts and Material Culture. While the academic programs are strictly scholarly, the library offers several events each year to students, faculty... Read More →


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

1:45pm

The Indispensable Art Museum Library: Challenges and Solutions for Change - Sponsor: Michael Weintraub, Inc
The Museum Division of ARLIS/NA recently released the white paper titled “State of Art Museum Libraries 2016” that outlines the role and challenges facing art museum libraries. These libraries provide authoritative research services, and they develop, organize, promote, and safeguard resources. As such, they are at the heart of delivering museums’ missions. Despite these important responsibilities, many art museum libraries face increased pressures to validate the cost of collecting, housing, staffing, and maintaining physical resources and spaces.

Presenters will discuss the white paper, and findings that detail the state of the field in the context of specific institutions. Museum librarians will discuss their experiences in depth, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art Library, and the Barnes Foundation.

The session also aims to connect librarians with new ideas for initiatives, advocacy, and problem solving to help strengthen their value proposition to their institution. Attendees will be invited to participate in generating strategies and suggestions to discuss long-term approaches to sustainability. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion and idea generation to inform a future toolkit for managing challenges.

Presentations:
Anne Evenhaugen, “State of Art Museum Libraries 2016”
Elisa Hansen, “A State Museum and a State University: A Successful Partnership”
Heather Winter, “Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center, A Century in the Making”
Amanda McKnight, “The Barnes Foundation, Always Complicated”
Cyndie Campbell, [Title forthcoming]
Shaina Buckles Harkness, “Creative Problem Solving for the Field”

Moderators
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Alison Huftalen

Head Librarian, Toledo Museum of Art

Speakers
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Cyndie Campbell

Chief, Library, Archives, and Research Fellowship Program, National Gallery of Canada
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Anne Evenhaugen

Head Librarian, AAPG Library, Smithsonian Institution
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Elisa Hansen

Head of Library Services, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
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Shaina Harkness

Collection Database Manager + Librarian, The Dali Museum
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Amanda McKnight

Manager of the Archives, Library, and Special Collections, Barnes Foundation
Amanda McKnight is the Manager of the Archives Library and Special Collections at the Barnes Foundation. She has a BA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and MLS with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Maryland.
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Heather Winter

Librarian/Archivist, Research Center, Milwaukee Art Museum


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019