Save the date for the ARLIS/NA Southeast annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, 2015.

Out-of-town attendees are welcome to arrive on Wednesday, November 11, and stay through Saturday at the historic Artmore Hotel in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta’s cultural arts district.

Atlanta is a vibrant cultural hub with prominent art museums such as the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The city is also home to several renowned theaters, music venues, and performance spaces. Impressive revitalization projects are shaping the green and creative landscape in Atlanta, including the Atlanta BeltLine project. Once a railroad track, the BeltLine is under development as a recreational path and green space that encircles the city and hosts art projects and performances year round. Ponce City Market, situated along the BeltLine, is currently the largest revitalization project in the Southeast. This significant and beautiful building, originally owned by Sears, is now home to boutique eateries, shops, and offices.

Our tentative agenda includes outings to several of the above-mentioned attractions plus a tour of Emory’s newly renovated Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) and a visit to SCAD ACA Library’s artist’s book collection.

Details regarding hotel and travel arrangements, programming, and registration will be announced later this summer. Calls for lightning talks and presentations will follow. Please contact Marty Miller, ARLIS/SE vice president, at, should you have suggestions or questions regarding the meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

On behalf of the 2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Travel Award Committee, I am pleased to announce that Sara DeWaay is our 2015 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award winner!

Sara is the Art & Architecture Librarian at the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She will be presenting a poster on an in-progress project of redesigning a space in the Architecture Branch Library to have a multitude of uses for the library and campus as a whole! She also plans on including information about involving students in this process!

Sara is a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NA-SE, but a first time annual conference attendee. She’s excited to learn more about what’s happening in art librarianship and to make more connections with the chapter and the association.

Join us in congratulating Sara!

Students: Are you interested in attending the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Fort Worth Conference in Texas March 19-23, 2015? Consider applying for the Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance!

Deadline: November 30, 2014 (11:59pm EST)

This award was established by ARLIS/NA to provide funding for a student to attend the ARLIS/NA Conference. A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient’s attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column.

Award Info:
$1000 – Award may be used for expenses related to attendance at the conference: ARLIS/NA student membership, conference registration, travel, lodging, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be a U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
    Be a Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act (“aboriginal peoples” means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis)
    Be a Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of “visible minorities” means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

Submit your application here:

ARLIS-SE is pleased to announce the winners of the 30th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Award!

About the Mary Ellen LoPresti Award:
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is the largest international professional organization devoted to art librarianship. The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA established the LoPresti Publication Award Competition in 1985 to recognize and encourage excellence in art publications issued in the Southeastern United States. The publication awards are named for Mary Ellen LoPresti, who was the Design Librarian at the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, North Carolina State University, until her death in 1985. The winners are kept in the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s archives at Duke University.

This year’s judges were Caroline Barratt and Emily Luken (University of Georgia and LoPresti co-chairs), Teresa Burk (SCAD Atlanta), Courtney Baron (UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, Visual Resources Center), Melissa Tufts (UGA’s College of Environment and Design library). The judges examined 34 entries from 19 institutions to choose this year’s winners.

If you are interested in applying for next year’s award, please see the Award Guidelines and Entry Form.

Art Libraries Society of North America Announces the 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

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