Carpool and Accommodation Information for the Spring Business Meeting (London, Ontario)

The ARLIS/NA Ontario executive is looking to finalize numbers for our ride share to our upcoming Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario, on March 8th. We are aiming to leave around 7:30 AM from the Discount Car Rental located at 2440 Dundas Street West (walking distance from Dundas West Subway Station). Depending on how many members participate in the carpool, prices could range anywhere between $15-$25 per person. If you are interested in the ride share, please contact Melissa Bruno, Chapter Chair, at, no later than Wednesday, February 27th, at noon.

If you plan on attending the meeting and have not RSVPd, please be sure to contact Melissa by March 1st (same information as above). We are also offering an online meeting fee payment option for your convenience.

There are several hotels in the downtown area for those who wish to arrive early or stay another day:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 374 Dundas St.
  • Hilton London,  300 King St.
  • Delta London Armouries,  325 Dundas St.
  • Metro Boutique Hotel , 32 Covent Garden Market Place


The deadline for the ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Conference Travel Award has been extended to Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at 5 PM! Apply now!

A travel award of $1000 will be offered his year by the Ontario Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). The award is intended to promote professional development among chapter members and to encourage their involvement in ARLIS/NA, by helping to defray the expense of attending ARLIS/NA’s  41st annual conference, Crafting our Future, in Pasadena, California, April 25-29, 2013. For more information on the conference, visit:

To apply for an award, please submit:

* A letter of application indicating the conference for which you seek funding and addressing relevant eligibility and award criteria. The application should include brief descriptions of your professional interests, your expectations of the conference, and its relevance to your professional development.

* An estimate of your conference expenses and amount of any institutional funding.

* A one-page resume listing your employment history, educational background, and professional activities. Include your preferred mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Further information about the ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award, including purpose, eligibility and selection criteria can be found on the Ontario Chapter website at: Recipient will be notified before the early bird conference registration deadline on April 1st, 2013.

Submit applications electronically as a PDF attachment to:

Melissa Bruno
Chair, ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter

Save the Date – Spring Business Meeting

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario!

Hello, colleagues! We look forward to seeing you and planning our chapter’s future together on Friday, March 8th, in London, Ontario. Your executive is excited to share with you new initiatives we’ve been working on. Our host, Pearl Santopinto, Information Services Librarian, London Public Library, has arranged an exciting day, visiting some of London’s distinguished historical and esteemed art venues! Highlights include tours of the London Public Library’s London Room; the largest Canadian ceramic gallery in the country, the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery; and, Museum London, featuring a special exhibition curated by Cassandra Getty and Adam Lauder, Imaging Disaster. Lunch will be held at Museum London’s prestigious River Room (please let us know if you require any special dietary accommodations). The total cost for the Spring Meeting, including all the tours and lunch, is $25 for current ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter members. Please send your RSVP no later than Friday, March 1st, to Chapter Chair, Melissa Bruno, at

A rough itinerary of the day’s events is as follows:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am: Business Meeting at the London Public Library (refreshments provided)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm: Tour of the London Room with the London Room Librarian
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm: Tour of the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm: Lunch at the River Room, Museum London
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Tour of Museum London

A detailed schedule, full Business Meeting agenda, and location details including transportation and accommodation options will follow shortly.

The executive is currently looking into carpooling options for members commuting from the Greater Toronto Area. If you are interested in participating in the carpool, please contact Melissa Bruno,, as soon as possible so we can make arrangements and determine estimated costs.