ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Category: Feedback

VOTE for the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s New Website Theme!

With our chapter’s new name change from ARLIS/DMV to ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic, we thought our website could use an update, too.

There are four WordPress theme choices to choose from: Hemingway, Oxygen, Expound, and Spacious. To help aid in your decision, please view the following theme preview images below. Click the images to see them full-size on your screen.

VOTE HERE. Please submit your vote by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 16.

*Note: If you have trouble using the Google form to vote, try using Google Chrome for your browser. If you are still experiencing difficulties, please email your vote to Tessa Brawley Barker at by 5:00 pm on October 16.


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Feedback on ARLIS/NA Strategic Planning Goals


The Strategic Planning Committee wishes to thank the Chapters and those members that provided feedback to the Preliminary Goals. That initial response helped to shape the Goals and Objectives that are now circulating among the membership via the Website. We are now gathering feedback from the full membership, and we again need your input.

Please take a few minutes (and it only takes a few minutes) to complete the Survey (linked below). Should you want to provide more detailed information, please use the free-text windows provided. The issues resulting from this Survey will be further developed through Focus Groups that will begin in March. During the Annual Membership Meeting at the Conference, we will be available to discuss these and other issues that will lead to the vitalization and growth of our Society. Now is the time to help shape ARLIS/NA into a stronger organization that represents and supports you and your profession.

If you haven’t already, please link to the Survey and register your voice now:

Thank you and hope to see you at the Conference,

Pat Barnett, Chair
for the ARLIS/NA Committee on Strategic Planning

SP Committee members:
Jamie Lausch, Hannah Bennett, Jennifer Garland,
Eumie Imm-Stroukoff, Barbara Rachenbach and Eric Wolf
Executive Board Liaison to the Strategic Planning Committee: Jon Evans

ARLIS/NA requests our feedback

ARLIS/NA is asking for your feedback on their preliminary goals for Strategic Plan (2011-2015).

Please review the memo below, sent from Marilyn Russell, ARLIS/NA President. If you would like to share your thoughts about the proposed goals, please email Yuki Hibben, ARLIS/DC-MD-VA Chair at

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Chapter Assessment Survey

We need your help! In an effort to best serve our membership and establish a strategic direction for the Chapter, we are asking all area information professionals working in the field of art and/or architecture librarianship to fill out this short chapter assessment survey. You do not have to be a member of ARLIS/NA or ARLIS/DMV to complete the survey.

Even though most of the questions are open-ended, it should only take about 10 minutes to complete. All answers will be delivered anonymously and only used by ARLIS/DMV Chapter Officers. We value your opinions and feedback regarding the Chapter and greatly appreciate your participation in the survey. You will see the survey advertised other places but please only complete it once.

Take the survey here:

Thank you for your thoughts and opinions!