ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Month: March 2012

Chapter meeting in Toronto

Have a creative theme idea for the ARLIS/NA 2014 conference in D.C.?
Our 2014 D.C. conference will be a big topic at our chapter meeting in Toronto. We would like to discuss and perhaps select a theme at that time. One theme that has been suggested is “Past is Prologue”. Please send your own suggestions to Roger Lawson, Conference Program Co-Chair, at

-Don’t forget to check with your cell phone carriers about international rates for voice/text/data service while in Canada so as not to incur unexpected charges.

-I have been asked to add our chapter meeting to the Sched application for Toronto. Because we are not using a conference-sanctioned meeting space, I am unable to do so. Please keep your personal schedules open for our meeting on Saturday, March 31, at 9:30 am, location TBA. The first half of our meeting will be standard chapter business, followed by a 2014 conference planning session.

-Finally, before attending our chapter meeting next Saturday, take a moment to review minutes from our Fall meeting.

Chapter Chair/ARLIS-DMV

UPDATE: Please gather for our chapter meeting at the ARLIS Hospitality/Check In desk at 9:30am on Saturday, March 31. We will move to a meeting location from there.

National Gallery of Art launches NGA Images

The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, share, and download images believed to be in the public domain.

“As the Gallery marks its 71st anniversary, it is fitting that we introduce NGA Images and an accompanying open access policy, which underscore the Gallery’s mission and national role in making its collection images and information available to scholars, educators, and the general public,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. “In turn this supports research, teaching, and personal enrichment; promotes interdisciplinary research; and nurtures an appreciation of all that inspires great works of art.”

Many of the open access images have been digitized with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

For more information about NGA Images and the open access policy, please see the full press release.

Roger Lawson
Administrative Librarian
National Gallery of Art

Call for Agenda Items

If you have news, questions, or issues you would like presented during our spring chapter meeting to be held March 31st at the national conference in Toronto, please email me and I will add you to our meeting agenda. I welcome contact from members who are unable to attend to use this opportunity have their news or issues heard by the chapter.

Sarah Osborne Bender

Chapter Meeting in Toronto

For those of you planning to attend the ARLIS/NA national conference in Toronto later this month, I wanted to let you know that our local chapter meeting will be held Saturday morning, March 31st, at 9:30, location to be announced. Meeting rooms are limited at the hotel, so we may be forced to meet in a more informal setting, to be determined upon arrival in Toronto. I will send information on the location out on the listserv as well as leave an announcement at the conference hospitality desk.

For those not attending the conference, I look forward to seeing you at our local summer meeting.

Sarah Osborne Bender