The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is accepting proposals for presentations at the 2016 annual chapter conference, which will be held in Sarasota, Florida from November 16-18.

Since the time of Ponce de Leon, Sarasota has inspired exploration. Join us, along with our hosts at The Ringling, as we explore the emerald green Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art, the mid-century modern architecture of the Sarasota School, and the bespoke design of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design. Inspire your colleagues with a presentation, then let the natural beauty of Sarasota’s sunsets, the city’s stylish architectural treasures, and the aesthetic delights of The Ringling inspire you!

Presentations are 20 minutes in length, followed by question-and-answer sessions. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following topics and themes: Read More →

Deadline extended!

As a reminder, entries for the 32nd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Award (for materials copyrighted 2015) should be received by September 30, 2016 to be considered. For more information including submission details, see the LoPresti Award call for entries.

Please submit your poster session proposals for the ARLIS/NA 2017 Annual Conference, Arts du Monde. Submissions can be made online by midnight (PT) on Friday, September 16, 2016. More information below.

ARLIS/NA 2017 Annual Conference: Call for Posters

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 45th Annual Conference Arts du Monde will be held February 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We invite fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others around the world to submit poster proposals outlining innovative, creative, and interesting projects at your library, museum, school, collective, or related organizations.

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On behalf of the 2016 ARLIS/NA-SE Travel Award Committee, we are pleased to announce that Breanne Crumpton is our 2016 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award winner!

Breanne is the GSK Library Fellow at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NA-SE. She is the Conference Planning Liaison for ArLiSNAP and a member of the subcommittee for ARLIS/NA research awards. She hopes to grow her network of colleagues and build her knowledge of current issues and practices in art librarianship. She is especially looking forward to attending sessions on library advocacy.

Please join us in congratulating Breanne!

via Courtney Baron & Sara DeWaay, 2016 ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award Committee


Update: You can read Breanne’s conference report here.

Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands territory?

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to be more involved in professional associations?

The ARLIS/NA-Southeast Chapter Travel Award is an excellent opportunity to help fund your conference travel.

Our best candidate will receive a $500 (USD) award to attend the joint ARLIS/NA and VRA conference in Seattle, WA on March 8-12, 2016. Applications are being accepted through Friday, January 29, 2016.

Visit the ARLIS/NA-Southeast Chapter Travel Award page for more info and a link to the application.

From Kasia Leousis, ARLIS/NA-Southeast Chapter President:

Congratulations to the Atlanta Chapter Conference Planning Committee!

Teresa Burk, Marty Miller, Amanda Meeks, Kim Collins, Sandra Still, Caroline Barratt, Emily Luken, and Courtney Baron organized and hosted an absolutely wonderful chapter conference in Atlanta that had an outstanding 32 attendees! What a powerhouse team–kudos to everyone involved!

I especially enjoyed the broad ranging and informative presentations from our lightning round speakers Caroline Barratt and Courtney Baron, Breanne Crumpton, Lee Sorensen, Ann Lindell, and Lindsey Reynolds along with the full-length talks given by Courtenay McLeland, Erin Dickey, Elizabeth Grab, and Kelsey Moen, Olivia Miller, Patricia Gimenez, Stephanie Grimm, and Katy Parker. I feel fortunate to be a member of this chapter and to have such engaging, innovative, and inspiring art professionals as colleagues.

Our group benefited from multiple tour opportunities at Emory’s Woodruff Library and Carlos Art Museum as well as those at SCAD Atlanta and the High Art Museum. A special visit by Vamp and Tramp completed this afternoon’s activities. I’d also like to thank the team for arranging such beautiful weather during our stay in Atlanta! And a special thanks goes to Sandra Still for opening up her beautiful home to us and hosting Thursday night’s reception.

My congratulations extend to Kim Windham at Florida A&M University who is our VP/President Elect and Katy Parker at SCAD who is our new Treasurer. Thanks to you both for volunteering to serve our chapter in such important ways.

Safe travels to all attendees and I look forward to seeing everyone in Seattle…and then…Sarasota in 2016!

Best regards,
President, ARLIS/NA Southeast