ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Month: May 2013

Pageant of the Tsars on “Around Town”

For those of you who cannot make it to Washington, D.C. before June 8, our local PBS affiliate did a nice promotional piece on my exhibition which includes loans from our colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library, and the Morgan among others:

If you can make it to town, let me know, I am happy to give a tour.

Kristen Regina, Head of Research Collections & Archivist, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

ARLIS/DMV in Pasadena

Last week’s ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference in Pasadena was a great success, due in part to the active participation of so many of our local colleagues. We provide here a list of chapter members’ conference activities in Pasadena. For those who were not able to attend the conference, we will update the list as the proceedings, presentations, and minutes are published in the coming months. In the meantime, we look forward to increasing our chapter’s presence at next year’s conference here in DC.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 41st Annual Conference, “Crafting our Future”

Pasadena, CA, April 25-29, 2013

Conference Networking Guides:

  • Roger Lawson (National Gallery of Art)
  • Heather Slania (National Museum of Women in the Arts)
  • Julia Wisniewski (Library of Congress)

APRIL 26, 2013


  • ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring: Crafting our Future Leaders

Instructors: Anna Simon (Georgetown University) and Heather Slania (National Museum of Women in the Arts)

  • The Art of GLAM-Wiki: The Basics of Sharing Cultural Knowledge with the World on Wikipedia

Instructor: Sara Snyder (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

  • Crafting Assessment Questions: Creating the Tools to Assess Information Literacy Objectives for Art and Design

Instructor: Kathy Clarke (James Madison University)


  • New Voices in the Profession

Moderator: Jenna Rinalducci (George Mason University)

Special Interest Group Meetings:

  • Crafting a Thesaurus: An Update on the Artists’ Books Thesaurus from the Book Arts SIG

Presenter: Heather Slania (National Museum of Women in the Arts)

  • Artists’ Files Special Interest Group

Presenters and Participants: Anne Simmons (National Gallery of Art), Heather Slania (National Museum of Women in the Arts), and Sarah Osborne Bender (The Phillips Collection)

APRIL 27, 2013


  • Artists’ Books: Turning the Page to the Future

Presenter: Tony White (Maryland Institute College of Art), “Contemporary Artist’s Books Artist’s Publishing”

  • Archaeology Archives: Excavating the Record

Presenters: Lucie Stylianopoulos (University of Virginia), “Managing the Digital Dig: Partnerships and Progress on the ArchaeoCore Metadata Project” and Shalimar Fojas White (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection), “Surveying the Survey: Archival Processing, Buildings Archaeology, and Online Outreach”

  • Emerging Technology Forum

Presenter: Bettina Smith (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution), “Tumblr: A How-to”

  • The Evolution of Art Reference and Instruction: Outreach, Overlay, Online

Moderator: Anna Simon (Georgetown University)

Poster Sessions:

  • Mary Anne Dyer (Virginia Commonwealth University), “Full Speed Ahead: The Challenges of Cataloging a Historic Editorial Cartoon Collection”
  • Sarah Osborne Bender (The Phillips Collection), “History and Identity: Experiments in Creative Institutional Blogging”

APRIL 28, 2013


  • Gift Horses: Contending with Donated Labor and Library Materials

Presenter: Jacqueline Protka (Corcoran Gallery and Corcoran College of Art + Design), “I Don’t Do Copying” Structuring a Meaningful Library Internship”

  • To the Front! Bringing Collections and Librarian Expertise into User Communities and the Classroom

Presenter: Yuki Hibben (Virginia Commonwealth University), “Crafting Hybrid Library/Studio Courses to Enhance the Arts Curriculum”

Membership Meeting:

  • 2014 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Presented by the conference planning committee co-chairs: Megan Halsband (Library of Congress), Roger Lawson (National Gallery of Art), Anne Simmons (National Gallery of Art), and Kathy Woodrell (Library of Congress)

Internship Opportunities in ICFA at Dumbarton Oaks

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Summer 2013 term:

Archival intern will assist the Archivist with the conversion of ICFA’s long-form Word-based finding aids to a hierarchical multi-level archival description maintained in the department’s new open-source web-based collection management system, International Council on Archives Access to Memory (ICA-AtoM).

Metadata intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy metadata for implementation into a new collection management system.

For more information about joining the ICFA team, please check our website: Internship Policies and Opportunities.