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Sunday, February 5


Letterpress Printing Workshop
Explore the art of letterpress printing, the way most text and books were printed from 1550 to 1950. Participants will explore typesetting with metal and wood type and then print the words they set on a hand operated, flat bed cylinder printing press.

Instructor: Before opening her own printshop in 2012, Jessica Peterson taught letterpress printing, book arts and graphic design at University of Alabama and Mississippi University for Women. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from Book Arts Program at University of Alabama. Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.

Location: The Southern Letterpress, 3700 St. Claude, New Orleans, LA 70117

Maximum Participants: 10 
Fee:  $75 (fee includes supplies and transportation)

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Amanda Meeks

Arts and Humanities Librarian, Northern Arizona University
Amanda Meeks is a Teaching, Learning, and Research Services Librarian at Northern Arizona University. Her instruction and outreach efforts center critical and social justice issues through thoughtful and reflective collaboration with faculty and students. She is interested in pushing... Read More →


Sunday February 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Southern Letterpress 3700 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117


Postcards from the Edge: Mardi Gras Culture and Costume From the Old World to the New World
Become immersed in the colorful histories of festivals, specifically, carnival and Mardi Gras. In this workshop, rare and exquisite visuals, multi-media, first-hand accounts, and documentaries will inspire discussion and insight into research materials available, along with strategies for researching festivals and relevant topics. Collections specific to carnival are held within many New Orlean memory institutions, and The Louisiana State Museum is notable for its collections on Mardi Gras. The workshop will be lead by two historians and a local Mardi Gras artist who will discuss festival culture, highlight core research materials, and share rare resources from the LSM collections.

Because the old and new traditions of festivals are deeply performative and multi-disciplinary, the workshop will be of interest to researchers of art history, craft, performance, music, costume, design, theater and dance, cultural history. The rich history of Carnival and Mardi Gras in New Orleans from when it first started in 1703, and its origins of the old world traditions - costumes, masks and role playing - will be artfully revealed through a look into the archives and collections that preserve this culture and how it has manifested into new world traditions with Mardi Gras parades, music, and masquerades. The local artist, a Mardi Gras Indian, will discuss the practice of one of the most vibrant carnival traditions in New Orleans.

Location: Louisiana State Museum, 751 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Organizer: Deborah Ultan, Arts & Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota

Presenters From the Louisiana State Museum:
Karen Leathem, Historian
David Kunian, Music Curator
Special Guest Mardi Gras Artist & Performer

Max Participants: 30
Fee: $30 (LSM is within walking distance, transportation not included)  

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Deborah Ultan Boudewyns

Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

Sunday February 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Louisiana State Museum 751 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Monday, February 6


ArLiSNAP Career Development Workshop
Organized by the Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) Division, this Career Development Workshop will provide meaningful discussions for students and new professionals looking to break into the field of art librarianship. The half-day workshop will consist of three parts: a session on creating a vision statement and how it relates to career mapping, an open forum with professionals on the other side of the hiring process, and a resume review workshop.

In the first part of the workshop, one of our organizers will discuss workshops she conducted with studio art students in creating concise and thoughtful artist’s statements and how the objectives from these workshops can be applied to librarians. If librarians, particularly early-career librarians, were asked to develop a statement articulating the vision and blueprint for our careers, would we be able to successfully do so? How do organizational culture and library trends affect how librarians develop this “vision?” Or, possibly deter librarians from pursuing their passions in the name of career advancement? Participants will get hands-on experience in creating their own statements and discussing the impact of these statements with groups of peers.

The second part of the workshop will consist of an open forum discussion where students and new professionals are invited to ask questions to our panel of professionals who can give an inside look into the hiring process.

The panelists are:
• Kristina Keogh, Director of Library Services at Ringling College of Art and Design
• Kim Loconto, Assistant Archivist at Brooklyn Museum
• Heather Slania, Director of Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art

Our panelists, each with various hiring experiences under their belt, represent academia, museums, and search committees offering a unique chance for participants to ask questions about the job search process from those who have been on the other side of the table.
Our workshop will conclude with a hands-on resume review. Participants are invited to bring copies of their resumes and will be given the opportunity to gain feedback from our panelists as well as from fellow peers. By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be better equipped with tools and information to help inform their job search processes and mapping out their future careers.

Maximum Participants: 50

Fee: Free

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Jasmine Burns

Visual Resources Metadata Librarian, Cornell University
Through her work on an interdepartmental digital projects team, Jasmine consults with faculty, students, curators, and librarians on metadata modelling/production/preservation for both digital and physical image collections. She has worked previously as an image cataloger and visual... Read More →
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Ashleigh Coren

Resident Librarian, West Virginia University
I'm a second year Visiting Librarian in WVU's Library Residency Program. Currently, I work in the Office of the Library Dean on special projects in various areas including: outreach, open access, and student retention.
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Breanne Crumpton

Reference Librarian, Winston-Salem State University

Kristina Keogh

Director of Library Services, RIngling College of Art and Design
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Kim Loconto

Assistant Archivist, Brooklyn Museum
IMLS M-Lead II Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
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Heather Slania

Director of Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Monday February 6, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Royal Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Folded Book Forms
In this workshop, librarians will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper, and basic tools. Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects. The structures we will explore include the Blizzard/Crown Book, Reverse Hinge Binding, Woven Accordion and, time allowing, variations on the Turkish Map Fold. Pre-cut materials and tools will be provided by the instructor. No previous experience required.

Maximum Participants: 12
Fee: $60

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Alicia Bailey

owner, Abecedarian Artists Books
My life and work revolves around artists' books and the individuals and small presses that produce them.

Monday February 6, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Ascot Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Yearlong Mentoring Program
This workshop is part of the ARLIS/NA Yearlong Mentoring Program. You must apply and be accepted to the program before registering for this workshop. The Yearlong Mentoring Program is administered by the Mentoring Subcommittee. For more information about the program, visit Mentoring Programs (hyperlink “Mentoring Programs” to https://www.arlisna.org/career-resources/career-resources/899-mentoring-programs) on the ARLIS/NA website.

Please apply (link to application form) to the program by (date TBD). If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Friedman (jenniferf2@usf.edu). Are you currently in a leadership position within your organization or within ARLIS/NA, or are you hoping to attain a leadership role in the future? The ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee is focusing its 2017-18 career mentoring program on cultivating relationships between mentors and mentees interested in leadership. This workshop will be the catalyst for the year-long mentoring program, pairing emerging and established leaders in the art library community and providing them with the tools to support and carry out a successful mentoring relationship. The four-hour workshop is loosely modeled on the 2005 ARLIS/NA Mentoring Program workshop led by Margaret Law, associate director of the University of Alberta Learning Services. Mentoring subcommittee members will lead the workshop. Prior to the workshop, there will be pre-work that includes an introduction to mentoring; characteristics of mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship; realistic goal-setting; appropriate behavior and expectations; methods of communication; and benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring. The presentation will continue building on these topics through PowerPoint, discussion, group-work, and working in your mentoring pairs.

Separate application process required.

Fee: Free

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Jennifer Friedman

Head, Research Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst
All aspects of liaison work, outreach, research support, creating processes and systems, bibliometrics and any fun and/or silly things!

Monday February 6, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Getting Started with Web Archiving
As galleries, museums, artists, and scholars increasingly engage each other and the world through various online media, art libraries are compelled to steward valuable born-digital records into cohesive, preservable collections. Web archiving--the process of collecting, preserving, and enabling access to web materials--presents a powerful opportunity for art libraries to develop collections of these otherwise ephemeral resources. To realize this potential, the most difficult stage is often simply getting started; the daunting range of possible collecting scopes, policies, technologies, and workflows can stop a web archiving program before it starts.

Attendees to this 2-hour workshop will overcome this obstacle by carefully reviewing options and precedents, drafting short, sample action plan and policy language, and by test-driving the available technologies with Sumitra Duncan and Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, moderators of ARLIS/NA’s Web Archiving SIG. They will come away with succinct implementation plans that specifically articulate their respective institutions’ areas of need; policies towards collecting, rights, and preservation; and itemized budget for web archiving.

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Sumitra Duncan, Head, Web Archiving Program, Frick Art Reference Library

Maximum Participants: 20
Fee: $25

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Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Karl-Rainer Blumenthal helps organizations and individuals to build web archives through training, technical support, development, and documentation, as a web archivist for the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service. He has served as the founding co-chair of the Art Libraries Society... Read More →
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Sumitra Duncan

Head, Web Archiving Program, Frick Art Reference Library

Monday February 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Camp Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Teaching Fair Use to Arts Researchers
The Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in the Visual Arts is a key guiding document detailing the legal and ethical use of images in the visual arts for creative and scholarly purposes. Drawing from the Code, this workshop will equip librarians and art information professionals with tools and strategies to teach fair use practices. The workshop will give attendees an understanding of fair use issues, when and how fair use can be integrated into library instruction, and how to address the legal questions surrounding image use while maintaining the line between reference/instruction and legal advice.

Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with fair use, as well as preview and workshop the resources that will comprise the ARLIS/NA Fair Use Instructional Materials project. These resources will focus on hands-on active learning, and may include example presentations, interactive exercises, group activities, example worksheets, among other possibilities. This workshop will ultimately enable art information professionals to provide fair use guidance and instruction at their own institutions.

Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, American University

Alexandra Provo, Digital Production Editor, New York University
Danielle Reay Arts Librarian, Digital and Access Services Yale University
Alexander Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

Maximum Participants: 40

Fee: $40


Peter Jaszi

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Professor of Law, American University
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Alexandra Provo

Digital Production Editor, and Access and Preservation Advisor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, NYU Division of Libraries

Danielle Reay

Arts Librarian, Digital and Access Services, Yale University

Monday February 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Royal Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130