We wanted to let you know that there will be an ARTstor Hospitality Suite at the upcoming Visual Resources Association conference in Florida. All participants and non-participants are invited to visit us in the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort at 4833 Collins Avenue. You will find us in the suite on Monday, March 7, 2005 from 10:00am to 5:00pm; Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 10:00am to 5:00pm; and on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There will be signs in the lobby and fliers at the concierge desk with the suite number. Representatives from our User Services and Library Relations team will be in the suite so there will be ample opportunities for training and learning more about ARTstor. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for training in advance.

There will also be a Participants Breakfast on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00-8:30am in the Madrid Room at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort. This meeting is open to all ARTstor participants and we hope that you will be able to join us. You are welcome to drop in but if possible, we ask that you RSVP to userservices@artstor.org in advance.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Introduction & Welcome: James Shulman, Executive Director
  • Participation Update: Barbara Rockenbach, Assistant Director for Library Relations
  • User Services Update: Kimberly Harvey, User Services CoordinatorCollections Update: Max Marmor,Director of Collection Development
  • Hosting Pilot: James Shulman, Executive Director
  • Question & Answer Session: All ARTstor Staff

Finally, there will be an ARTstor Users Group Meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 12:30-2:00pm. This meeting is being coordinated by Elisa Lanzi from Smith College and Tina Updike of James Madison University and is open to anyone who is interested in ARTstor.

To schedule a time for training or to RSVP for the Participants Meeting, please email userservices@artstor.org. See you in Miami!