ARLIS/NA 2022: 50th Annual Conference in Chicago

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will hold its 50th annual conferencePast Present Future: Aspiring to New Heights in Chicago, IL, April 5th to 9th, 2022. 

As the Art Libraries Society of North America celebrates its golden anniversary, the conference theme underscores the history of art librarianship, focuses on the current emergence of new technologies and modes of interaction, and provides an opportunity to consider how the events of the past two years may impact the future.  It also reflects Chicago’s own story, from the resiliency and optimism that allowed Chicago to reinvent itself as a modern city after the Great Fire, to its development as a city of dynamic diversity where issues of equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism are of paramount importance.


Fall 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting

The ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2021 Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, October 26 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2021 Meeting
Friday, October 26 (Virtual)

9:30-10:15: Business Meeting:

  • Introductions
  • Review of Spring 2021 meeting minutes (Eboni)
  • Treasurer’s report (John)
  • Update from the ARLIS/NA leadership town halls
  • Nominating Committee
  • Spring 2022 meeting?

10:15-10:30: Coffee break

10:30-12:00: Discussions & Lightning Round Presentations:

  • Round table discussion: Member libraries during the pandemic
  • Lightning round presentations: TBD


Fall 2020 Meeting (Virtual): November 13, 2020

The ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2020 Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, November 13 from 9:30 am – noon.

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2020 Meeting
Friday, November 13 (Virtual)

9:30 – 10:15: Business Meeting

10:15 – 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00: Discussions & Lightning Round Presentations

2019 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction

We are now accepting donations for the 2019 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction!

When: During the ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall Meeting on Friday, November 1.

What: Whatever you want to donate, i.e. a handcrafted item, jewelry, artwork, a bottle of wine, a beautiful book, specialty teas or candles, local products.

What will the monies raised be used for: To support student travel awards and/or professional development scholarships.

How: Fill out the Silent Auction Form:

You will bring your contribution(s) in person when you attend the fall meeting.

Keep in mind:  Some costs related to auction donations are tax deductible!
(so save your receipts).

Questions? Contact Rose Orcutt:

Auction Items so far:

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2019 Meeting: November 1 in Buffalo


ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2019 Meeting
Friday, November 1 at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
Hosted by Rose Orcutt

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2019 Meeting Registration Form

9:00 – 9:30: Continental Breakfast and silent auction

9:30 – 11:00: Business Meeting

11:15 – 12:00: Brian Carter: “Books + buildings”
Brian Carter, a registered architect who worked in practice in England prior to his appointment a Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, is currently Professor of Architecture. The author of several books including Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower (Phaidon Press,1998) and co-author of ‘All American: Innovation in American Architecture’ (Thames & Hudson, 2002) he is an initiator of buffaloBOOKS – a series documenting work by significant architects, including Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe and notable mid-century modern buildings in Buffalo. A frequent contributor to international journals he is a peer reviewer for the GSA Design Excellence Program in the United States. In 2017 Professor Carter was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

12:00 – 12:45: Buffet style lunch at Hotel Henry

1:00 – 2:30:  Buffalo State Conservation Department tour
Patrick Ravines, Director of Buffalo State’ Art Conservation Department
Ravines has experience as a conservator, researcher, and administrator. Before joining Buffalo State, he served as senior project conservator and research fellow at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, now George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. He was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation (2005 – 2007) at the Eastman House, and, for more than a decade, chief of the Conservation Office, Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry, library science, and library and archives conservation.

3:00 – 4:30 : Tour of H.H. Richardson  
Christine Krolewicz, AICP is the Manager of Planning and Operations for the Richardson Olmsted Campus. Christine is a certified planner with a Master of Urban Planning degree from  the University at Buffalo. She concentrated on historic preservation and adaptive reuse throughout her studies.

4:30 – 5:00: Finish up silent auction

5:00 – Happy Hour at Hotel Henry


Hotel Henry: 444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
Parking available at Hotel.

Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. We will be walking to the Buffalo State Conservatory Department and will be touring the unfinished areas of the Richardson Psychiatric Hospital.  

What is happening in Buffalo:

Shoreline: Remembering A Waterfront Vision:  Paul Randolph exhibit
a special project that looks into the history of one of Rudolph’s residential designs:  Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments.

October 4 -to- November 16, 2019

The project will open with an exhibition of documents, drawings, photographs, and artworks, spanning from the original vision of the Buffalo Waterfront Development in the 1960’s to the eventual destruction of Shoreline in recent years.

On Saturday, November 2, at 2pm, co-curators Barbara Campagna and Bryan Lee will give a guided tour of Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision.

Albright Knox:

Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light 

Friday, August 16, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019
Anthony McCall’s installations transcend the familiar boundaries between sculpture, cinema, and drawing to create unforgettable interactive experiences. Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in North America and fills the entirety of the Albright-Knox’s 1905 Building galleries in a survey of the arc of his creative production from the 1970s to today.

Albright Knox:

Jazz and Happy Hour
Fri, Nov 1, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Shea’s 710 and Smith’s
Toxic Avenger

Little Shop of Horrors

Buffalo Botanical Garden

Mum Exhibit
The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 119th anniversary. The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Exhibit has taken a spooky turn this year! MUMster Mash is this year’s theme that shows a mad scientist lab, a spooky cemetery, ghosts, mummies and more. The seasonal fun will be accompanied by thousands of BOOtiful mums.

Burchfield Penney
Through the interwoven stories of women from three time periods, Women’s Work: Suffrage Movements 1848-1965 will recount the history of the movements that led to the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which helped secure voting rights for minorities.

Buffalo Bike Tours

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2019 Meeting: May 31 at Rochester Institute of Technology

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2019 Meeting

Friday, May 31 at Rochester Institute of Technology
Hosted by Kari Horowicz

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2019 Registration Form

8:45 – 9:30: Light Breakfast/Registration
RIT Libraries, WAL/005

9:30 – 10:15: Business Meeting
RIT Libraries, WAL/005

10:15 – 11:15: Professional Development Roundtable Discussion: Artstor Use & Promotion + Libguides, Facilitated by Yvette Cortes, Fine Arts Librarian, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College
RIT Libraries, Bibliographic Instruction Lab, 3rd floor, WAL/005,

11:15 – 12:10: Exhibition Talk: Josef Albers: The RIT Murals +  DIY Albers Square Making, with Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Associate Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection
RIT Libraries, WAL/005

12:10 – 12:30: RIT Press shopping
RIT Libraries, WAL/005

12:30 – 1:15: Lovin’ Cup Box Lunch
Eastman Murals EAS/001

1:15 – 1:30: Walk to MAGIC Center

1:30 – 2:45: Tour of MAGIC Center, with David Long, Director of MAGIC and Associate Professor of Motion Picture Science Program

2:45 – 3:15: 30 Second Shorts, with Peter Murphey, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Animation, MAGIC Center

3:15 – 5:00: Animation Workshop, with Mari Jaye Blanchard, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design, MAGIC Center


The New Era of Collection Development / Barbara Opar


ARLIS/NA Collection Development SIG Blog

Without a doubt, collection development is far different from when I entered the profession decades ago.  At times, I even wonder if there is still the same level of interest in collection building across the profession as there was back then when librarians carefully reviewed dealer catalogs for that one gem they deemed noteworthy.  I entered the field when positions for subject librarians were gaining a foothold. Subject expertise was deemed important and colleges and especially universities were looking to create collections that would attract research faculty. Potential faculty were always shown the library. Librarians relished the opportunity to add new materials, display them with pride and work to fill in disciplinary gaps.

Sometimes money flowed fast and furious and selectors needed to expend gift funds quickly. At other times, new periodical title orders were kept on hold for several years or required cancellation of another title.  It was never…

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ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2018 Meeting: November 2 at Syracuse University

Syracuse U
Image courtesy of Paula C Meseroll

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2018 Meeting
Friday, November 2 at Syracuse University
Hosted by Barbara Opar and Ann Skiold

ARLIS NA Upstate NY Fall 2018 Registration Form

8:45 – 9:30: Light Breakfast (courtesy of the Syracuse University Libraries)
King+ King Architecture Library, 301 Slocum Hall

9:30 – 10:00: Tour of the King + King Architecture Library

10:15 – 11:15: Business Meeting

11:15 – 12:15: Presentation by Worldwide Books
(on changes at Worldwide and new services being proposed and offered)

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch (ordered from Wegmans)

1:30: Depart Slocum and Q4 Lot and travel to Gustav Stickley House
Location: 438 Columbus Ave.

1:45 – 2:30: Overview of the Renovation of the Gustav Stickley House
By Beth Crawford, Senior Associate & Designer, Crawford & Stearns
“First Phase of Stickley House Complete.”
Jun. 28, 2018.
“Gustave Stickley: At Home in Syracuse with Beth Crawford.” Sep. 12, 2017.

2:30: Travel to The Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Downtown Syracuse
Location: 350 W Fayette St. (Parking will be provided)

3:00 – 4:00: Tour of the Susan Genet Costume Collection
By Professor Jeffrey Mayer, VPA’s School of Design, Syracuse University
Location: Sue & Leon Genet Gallery, 1st Floor, The Nancy Cantor Warehouse
“Genet Costume Collection Featured in Threads Magazine.” Feb. 2, 2017

4:00: Departure from Nancy Cantor Warehouse
Directions to I-81 S; Directions to I-90 E; Directions to I-90 W via I-690 W

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Meeting: April 13 at Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum

CMoG Members Portraits 20110430GH

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Meeting
Friday, April 13 at The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
Hosted by Beth Hylen and Martha Walker

ARLIS NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Registration Form

9:00 – 10:00: Coffee and Greetings and Silent Auction Bidding
The Rockwell Museum, Education Center (2nd floor)

10:00 – 11:00: Business Meeting
The Rockwell Museum, Education Center (2nd floor)

11:00 – 12:00: Tour of Rockwell Museum Collection

12:05 – 1:30: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Café (with time to travel across the river)

1:35 – 2:30: Diversity Initiatives in Our Libraries (Lightning Round Discussion) Moderator: Kari Horowicz, RIT Libraries
In this lightning round discussion learn how staff in our area libraries are reaching out to diverse groups to foster an environment of inclusion.
Rakow Library Seminar Room

2:30 – 2:40: Silent Auction Bidding Ends

2:45 – 3:45: Reception and Tour of the exhibit “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
Rakow Library Seminar Room and Atrium

3:45 – 4:00: Silent Auction Payment

4:00 – 5:00: Free time to look at other museum exhibits, library, shop &/or departure