ARLIS/WNY Fall 2013 Meeting
October 3-4, 2013 at the
Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center

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Registration fee including lodging and meals $110btn_paynowCC_LG

Day Rate $55

Thursday, October 3

12 noon: Lunch at the Watson Homestead

1-1:30: Round Robin – tell us in 1-2 minutes something new about you or your job

1:30-2:30: Business Meeting – On the agenda will be a discussion of the proposed name change to ARLIS/Upstate.

2:30-3:30: Lightning Round Session

It Should Have Been Straight Forward: Reflections on the Surprisingly Complex Acquisition of a 3D-Map, for Use in an Architecture Thesis Project
Martha Walker, Architecture Librarian and Coordinator of Collections, Cornell University

Social Media
Leslie Vega, Visual Arts Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries

Why Does Google Work So Much better Than Our OPACs? Will RDA Help?
Sherman Clarke

What to Do With Thousands of Slides After the Dust from the Digital Revolution Settles?
Kim Kopatz, Curator, Visual Resources Collection, University of Rochester

4:30-5:30: Free time (pool) – Take a walk, enjoy a swim, confer with your colleagues

5:30-6:00: Chat and enjoy a glass of wine in the Watson Homestead Library

Silent auction items will be on display. Bidding begins.

6:00-7:00: Dinner at the Watson Homestead

7:00-8:00: Investigations of an Urban Environment: The Work of Paul Bartow
Paul Bartow, Artist
Paul Bartow will present recent projects from his work with B+M (Bartow+Metzgar) and with B+C (Bartow+Collaborator). The work involves urban investigations that dissolve the artificial boundaries between nature and culture. Two examples of these investigations are a project called Stratimentation: an investigation of a metamorphic landscape and Terrakwa: an investigation of the Erie Canal and its connected waterways.

To learn more about Paul Bartow, please visit http://bartowmetzgar.wordpress.com.

8:00 on: Social Hour– Reception in the Watson Homestead Library

4:30-8:30: Browse and bid on the items offered at our first chapter Silent Auction

Friday October 4

8:00-9:00: Breakfast at the Watson Homestead

9:00-10:00: The Avery Library and the Future of Art Libraries
Carole Ann Fabian, Director of the Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University/Vice-President/President-elect, ARLIS/NA

10:00-11:00: Assessment in Libraries: Directions, Goals and Challenges
Nancy Turner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Syracuse University Library
The library’s and librarians’ role within the parent institution is changing, and the accepted “value” of the library in supporting the mission of the institution should not be taken for granted. Traditional statistical metrics like volume count and circulation statistics are no longer sufficient evidence of providing value to students and faculty. Therefore, assessment in libraries must demonstrate to stakeholders the effectiveness, impact, and accountability of the library. Turner’s presentation will provide an overview of these trends in assessment, providing examples of best practices as well as challenges for librarians in meeting these new expectations.

To learn more about Nancy Turner, please visit:

11:00-12:00: Transformation and Abstraction Through Digital Media, Painting and Collage
Christopher McEvoy, Artist/Assistant Professor of Art at SUNY Oswego
Christopher McEvoy will discuss his creative process related to his current body of mixed media work. This work, drawn from photography and digital manipulation, is coupled with a more organic, hands-on process of transformation and abstraction through painting and collage. Through this lens, McEvoy explores our observation and understanding of the exterior world as distilled by technology and human experience. For McEvoy, this body of work “dwells in the space between abstraction and representation, and within the canvas I strive to reconcile disparate states by morphing imagery to create a hybrid pictorial reality that serves as a dialogue between the intangible and corporeal, entropy and unity, devastation and rejuvenation.”

To learn more about Christopher McEvoy, please visit: http://www.chrismcevoy.com/

12:00-12:30: Wrap up

12:30: Lunch at the Watson Homestead

1:30: Conference ends

Accommodations: For attendees not staying at the Watson Homestead, there is a conference rate of $119 a night from October 2-4 at the Hampton Inn Corning.

Explore the area: The Corning Museum of Glass is less than 10 minutes away!


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