New ARLIS Ontario Vice Chair – Cynthia Dempster!

We are delighted to announce that you voted unanimously in favour of Cynthia Dempster’s nomination for Vice Chair of the Ontario Chapter of ARLIS/NA! Cynthia has been an active and enthusiastic participant in chapter events over the past year and we’re thrilled to have her on board. Welcome, Cynthia, and thanks to all who voted!

ARLIS/NA Ontario Vice Chair Election – Vote Now!

After a long search for a Chapter Vice Chair, we are delighted to announce that ARLIS/NAOntario member, Cynthia Dempster, has nominated herself for the position. As per the ARLIS/NA Ontario bylaws, election of all executive members occurs by a vote of our membership, so we need you! To vote, please send an email with the word “Yay” or “Nay” to by Wednesday, December 16th.

A bit about Cynthia:

“I would like to offer my services as Vice Chair of the Ontario ARLIS/NA chapter.  I have an MI from the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, in the Library and Information Science stream. I have an MA in Drama and BA in English from the University of Toronto. I am a studio artist. I have exhibited my work at various galleries in Ontario. I paint in most mediums, including my greatest love: watercolour. I create pen & ink drawings and junk sculptures. I am currently doing occasional programming work with the Children’s Department of North York Central Public Library, i.e.: playing the piano at story time. I am also taking courses: Art History, French, etc. I am very interested in art librarianship andARLIS. I am committed to sharing resources, networking and the fun support the organization offers.”

A bit about the position:

The Vice Chair position requires a three-year commitment: the incumbent will spend one year as Vice Chair, followed by one year as Chair and one year as Past-Chair. The Vice Chair is responsible for:

  1. Performing the duties of the Chair in case of the Chair’s inability to serve;
  2. Acting as Program Chair;
  3. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

If this vote proves unsuccessful, we will continue our call for a new Vice Chair of the Chapter.