ARLIS-NA logoARLIS-NA Conference
February 5-9
New Orleans, LA

We look forward to seeing you at one of the many events we have scheduled at this year’s Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference!

Check out the list:

Artstor Digital Library user group luncheon
February 6, 12:00 PM
Join Artstor for lunch and discover the updates to our collections and platforms! We will provide updates on our strategy for building collections, planned developments for the Digital Library, and community initiatives.

Shared Shelf user group meeting
February 7, 3:30 PM
Learn about the new developments and features in Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based media management software service.

Scope Drift: New Directions in Visual Resources
February 8, 9:30 AM
In project management, “scope creep” describes the continuous expansion of the requirements, mission, and objectives of a project. Although often perceived as a negative, in the fields of art librarianship and visual resources the drifting of professional scope can be both a force driving innovation and an indicator of change. Artstor implementation manager Hannah Marshall will speak about the theory and practice of digital curation as it relates to digital cultural heritage and the expanding role of the digital curator.

Moderated by Alexandra Provo, digital production editor at NYU, the panel also features  Fordham University Department of Art History and Music visual resources curator Katherina Fostano and College for Creative Studies visual resources curator Marian Lambers.

Critical Information Literacy in Art and Design Libraries
February 8, 1:15 PM
The concept of critical information literacy is now a decade old and has gleaned a substantive body of library literature. But librarians still often struggle with making the social justice concepts key to critical information literacy “sticky” for art and design students who often question the relevance of research skills to their practice.

Moderated by Artstor senior implementation manager Kelly Smith, we will discuss standards for visual literacy, including where it intersects with critical librarianship. Speakers include Stephanie Grimm, research and instruction librarian at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Maryland Institute College of Art’s instruction librarian Siân Evans and digital initiatives librarian Jennifer Ferretti.