ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 8, 2012

Agenda for Executive Committee/General Membership Meeting – Anaheim 2012

Here is the agenda for Anaheim and the minutes from Dallas.

Agenda and Minutes

January 18, 2012

ACRL Arts Section Executive Committee/General Membership Midwinter 2012 Virtual Meeting

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2012,Executive Committee,Virtual Midwinter — ccovert @ 12:26 pm

Our Virtual General Membership Meeting is one week away.  Join us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 1-3pm EST

Dial-In: (605) 475-4700

Passcode: 776877#


January 11, 2012

ACRL Arts Midwinter 2012 Virtual Discussion Forum

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2012,Announcements,Virtual Midwinter — Joe Clark @ 12:34 pm

The Status of the Art Librarian Workforce: A Survey of Professional Backgrounds and Career Choices

Speaker: Eamon Tewell, Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College

Is there such thing as a ‘typical’ career path for art librarians? What common threads beyond workplace setting unite art librarians as a distinct profession? This presentation discusses the results of an international survey of art library workers, including: motivation for selecting the profession, educational background, current employment, and professional experiences. Reviewing the preparation and job experiences of other practitioners in art librarianship allows us all to benefit from a deeper knowledge of the current state of the profession.

How to join the discussion:

Go to the iLinc session page here:
The session is scheduled to start at 01/18/2012 01:00 PM (Central Time). Attendees may join the session up to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Questions?  Contact Yvette Cortes (, Chair of the ACRL Arts Research and Publications Committee

January 5, 2012

Dance Librarians Discussion Group Virtual Meeting: January 12

Please join the Dance Librarians Discussion Group for our bonus virtual meeting on January 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST.  Our special guest will be author, Stephen Manes, whose recent book, Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet, provides backstage access to a major American ballet company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Manes followed the company closely for over one year, documenting the 2007-2008 season and its aftermath in extraordinary detail.

You do not need to be a member of the American Library Association to participate in this chat, but you must register as a user at the ALA Connect site and sign up for the Dance Librarians Discussion Group community page.

Stephen Manes has written more than thirty books and hundreds of articles in a long career of making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated.  His columns on personal technology have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and other publications.  Manes also was a creator and co-host of the weekly public television series “Digital Duo.”  His books include the biography, Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry—and Made Himself the Richest Man in America (1994).  Manes is also well known for his works for children and young adults, including: Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! (1996) and its sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday (1996).

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