ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Month: September 2010

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Are you working on a new and innovative project? Are there exciting events or exhibitions at your institution? Is there a new resource that you’re excited about?

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Please take a look at the News Submission page for information on sharing your news with the rest of ARLIS/DC-MD-VA.

ARLIS/NA Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  2011 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America Distinguished Service Award Sub-Committee is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award.

The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual of any country whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field, has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art information.

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2011 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award is Friday, November 5, 2010.

For detailed information about the award and for information about criteria, eligibility, criteria, and nominating procedures, please see the ARLIS/NA website at:

ARLIS/NA Opportunities for MLS Students

ARLIS/NA has two upcoming deadlines for great opportunities for Library and Information Science students:

The 2010-2011 Internship Award: The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection. (Deadline: October 15, 2010)

The Gerd Muehsam Award: Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. (Deadline: November 19, 2010)

Save the Date for our Fall Meeting!

Please mark you calendars for ARLIS-DC/MD/VA’s Fall Meeting.  The meeting will be held Friday, November 5 at The Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. More information and a meeting agenda to come.

Summer Meeting Recap

The Summer Joint Meeting of ARLIS DC-MD-VA and the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter took place on Friday, July 9th at the Corcoran Gallery of Art / College of Art + Design. Mario Ascencio, Library Director and our gracious host, led a  tour of the college’s studios and classrooms. After our tour, we landed in the library where Mario and Jackie Protka, Digital Assets and Media Librarian, shared their insights into how the Corcoran Library serves the school and museum, as we viewed a sampling of the library’s collection of artists’ books.

Anne Simmons with a Muybridge-inspired installation by Mitchell Chan & Brad Hindson at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Photo by Sarah Osborne Bender)

After our respective business meetings, both chapters rejoined for a tour of  Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, led by curator Philip Brookman.

Mario generously opened his home to us for a post-tour reception, where ARLIS and VRA folks had an opportunity to mingle and relax.

Thanks to Mario and all of the staff at the Corcoran for the hard work that went into making this a fun and informative day!

Meeting minutes will be posted to the website shortly.

Caroline Backlund Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Kristina Keogh is the winner of this year’s Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award. I know that everyone will want to congratulate her when they see her in Boston. We will look forward to Kristina’s report at a future chapter meeting.
-Sally Stokes, Chair, Caroline Backlund Award Committee