ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Month: January 2011

New DC Public Library Branches

An interesting article on DC Public Library’s new branches appeared in Sunday’s Architecture section of The Washington Post.

According to Washington Post staff writer Philip Kennicott, “…the powerful sense that something new has arrived – is one of the best things to happen to the District, architecturally, in decades.” Read the full article in the Washington Post here.

2011 Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Caroline Backlund Award.

ARLIS/DC-MD-VA will present a professional development award of $500.00 to a chapter member to attend the 2011 Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Minneapolis, to be held jointly again this year with VRA. This award is intended to help members become more involved in ARLIS/NA at the national level.

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2011

To view the full Caroline Backlund Award announcement, including eligibility and application process, please visit:

Chapter Election Results

Dear colleagues,
Happy New Year and thank you for voting in the chapter elections.

The results are as follows:

Sarah Osborne Bender was elected as the 2011 Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect.
Megan Halsband was elected as the Secretary/Treasurer for 2011 & 2012.
The amendment to the bylaws was passed by the required 2/3 majority of the voting membership.

Please join me in congratulating Sarah and Megan. Roger Lawson will continue to serve our chapter under the new title of Content Editor, and Emily Hunter will serve as the Web Manager. Thank you Roger and Emily for your continued service.

As I end my year as the Chapter Chair, I would like to thank all of you for your graciousness and support. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the chapter. I am especially grateful to my fellow officers who dedicated so much time and energy to the activities and events of the past year. On behalf of the chapter, I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Karen O’Connell for her three years of service as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past-Chair.

Finally, please join me in welcoming Anne Simmons as Chapter Chair!

Best wishes for a great 2011,
Yuki Hibben