ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 22, 2010

Full Schedule of Arts Section Activities at Annual 2010

Filed under: ALA Annual 2010,Announcements — billhemmig @ 2:05 pm

All Committees Meeting: Saturday, June 26, 8:00-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency Washington, Ticonderoga.
If you’re not a member of a Section committee but you’d like to find out how to get involved, come to the All Committees meeting and jump right in.  We have upcoming vacancies on many committees and newcomers are always welcome!

Arts Discussion Forum: Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Hyatt Regency Washington, Ticonderoga.
Stay after the All-Committees meeting for lively PechaKucha presentations and discussions on how to reach out to studio art and architecture students with Stacy B. Brinkman, the Art and Architecture Librarian from Miami University; the evolutionary journey of the Delaware College of Art & Design’s library blog with the Library Director, Amelia Nelson; and a study on video tutorials in academic libraries with Eamon Tewell, the Senior Library Assistant at Moore College of Art & Design.

Dance Librarians Discussion Group: Saturday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 pm, Grand Hyatt Washington, Independence G.
Topics will include: What is a dance librarian? How do we define dance librarians in order to identify them for outreach?  How should dance librarians respond to the increased popularity of dance in popular culture?  Are the current venues for reviews of new books and other media sufficient for dance collections?

Film & Broadcast Librarians Discussion Group: Saturday, June 26, 4:00-5:30 pm, Grand Hyatt Washington, Independence G.
The highlight of this discussion will be proposals for two group-authored articles, one about librarians’ favorite film and media resources, and one about the 100 essential Blu-ray DVDs for any library’s collection.

Executive & General Membership Meeting: Sunday, June 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Washington Plaza, Jefferson.
This is the place to get the big picture of what happens in Arts.  It’s also another opportunity to meet the committee chairs and get involved.

How We Memorialize: The Art and Politics of Public Memorialization: Program, Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 pm, Renaissance Washington, Congressional Hall A/B.
Our program will examine emotional, spiritual and intellectual responses to public memorials and consider political issues involved in their creation.  In addition, the program will examine, within the context of the nature of the public memorial, how the act of memorializing is evolving.  What is the definition of a memorial?  Is this definition being recast in light of virtual or transitory memorials?  How does one document and “preserve” memorials that are not physical or permanent?

Tours of the National Japanese Memorial to Patriotism During World War II: Sunday, June 27, 4:00 and 4:45 pm.
In conjunction with our Program, Architect Davis Buckley will be giving special tours of the National Japanese Memorial to Patriotism During World War II, a memorial designed by his firm.  Two tours will be given at 4:00 and 4:45 and are limited to 20 people each. Tour groups will meet at the memorial, which is located at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, and D Street ( Union Station is the closest Metro stop.  To reserve your spot on a tour, please email Eric Kidwell at or Shannon Van Kirk at by Monday, June 21. Please specify whether you will attend the 4:00 or 4:45 tour.

Digital Arts Discussion Group: Sunday, June 27, 4:00-5:30 pm, Renaissance Washington, Meeting Room 5.
This is the first meeting of our new discussion group, for anyone interested in issues affecting the creation and collection of, and access to, the digital arts.  Join us and help set the agenda for future discussions.

Still have time left?
Use our DC ArtsGuide to find cultural activities in Washington during the conference.  This year it includes a supplemental guide to Washington public memorials to accompany our program!  Check it out at

Attend virtually!
Whether you’ll be in DC or not, follow the Arts Section Blog ( for postings from the conference.  If you Twitter, follow and post using tags #ala10 for the Conference and #acrlarts for the Arts Section.  Also check out our Facebook page ( and the Section Website ( for Conference information.

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