Spring Business Meeting Agenda and Itinerary

The following is the itinerary and agenda of our upcoming ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario, March 8th, 2013.

  • London Public Library, Stevenson and Hunt Meeting Room A, 251 Dundas St, London
    • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Refreshments Served
    • 10:15 – 11:30 AM: ARLIS/NA Ontario Spring Business Meeting
  • London Room, London Public Library
    • 11:30 – 12:15 PM: Tour led by Arthur McClelland, London Room Librarian
  • Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery (http://www.jonathons.ca), 258 Dundas St, London
    • 12:30 – 1:00 PM: Tour led by Jonathon Bancroft-Snell
  • Museum London (http://www.museumlondon.ca), 421 Ridout Street North, London
    • 1:15 – 2:30 PM: Lunch at the River Room
    • 2:30 – 3:30 PM: Tour of the Museum led by Cassandra Getty, Museum London Curator

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting Agenda:

  • Thank you to our host, Pearl Santopinto, and the London Public Library
  • Welcome for new Executive Officers:
    • Effie Patelos (VC), Amy Weir (Treasurer), and Farah Chung (Student Representative)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of 2012 Fall Business Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer report
    • New bank fees (Amy will print details and bring to meeting)
    • New detailed membership list
  • Chair Report
  • Revision to Bylaws: Canadian Chapter Chair – Canadian Member-at-Large
  • Progress report: Upcoming Panel/Workshop arrangements
  • Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force Introduction and Report
  • Linkedin Page
  • Canadian Member-at-Large update
    • HAL Project  (History of Art Libraries)
    • Melva J. Dwyer Award nominations:
    • National Gallery layoffs
  • ARLIS/NA Ontario Conference Travel Award Announcement
  • Other business

Spring Business Meeting Remote Participation Initiative (Skype)

Following one of the recommendations of the Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force to encourage membership participation, ARLIS/NA Ontario is pleased to announce that we are going to be introducing virtual conferencing via Skype for the Business portion of our Spring Meeting scheduled from 10:15-11:30 AM. If you are interested in participating remotely, please email Chapter Chair, Melissa Bruno, at Melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca, with your Skype account information by Thursday, March 7th. Please note that only an audio feed will be available, not video.

The Spring Business Meeting Agenda will be circulated shortly. Please email Melissa (contact information listed above) with any agenda items you would like to discuss.

Travel Directions to Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario

For those traveling from the Greater Toronto Area, the best way to commute to London, Ontario, is via the 401.  It is about 2 hours’ drive from Toronto and about 20 minutes after you see the Ingersoll exit.

There are several exits for London but the best and easiest one is the Wellington Road turnoff (first there is the Veterans Memorial Parkway turnoff, then there is  the Highbury Ave. turnoff, and then Wellington Rd.)

Continue north on Wellington Road all the way to the downtown area (about 7 kms, 15 or so minutes) until you come to a train underpass after which you are at York St. (runs east/west at right angles to Wellington Rd.).  The next cross street is King but it is one way running west to east, the following cross street is Dundas where the London PublicLibrary is located in Citiplaza (251 Dundas St.).

There is parking under Citiplaza   — but you want to park under the north part of the plaza (2 entrances only –enter off of King St. or Wellington St. north of King St.) for a $10 flat rate for the day.  Please visit the following link for more information: http://citiplazalondon.com/cus-dir.cfm

The Business Meeting will be held in “Stevenson and Hunt Meeting Room A” which is across the interior passageway from the main Library entrance.

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

  • 10:15 – 11:30 am: Business Meeting at the London Public Library (refreshments served at 10 am)
  • 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