Fall Meeting 2017 in Hamilton – Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Hamilton for our Fall 2017 Business Meeting – and a big thank you to HPL Librarian Tammy Morse, Archivist Tracey Krause, and the staff of the Hamilton Public Library for hosting!

Our meeting included a behind-the-scenes tour of the HPL’s Archives; lunch at Merit Brewing; and a stroll through shops and galleries on Hamilton’s James Street North. It was fascinating to see the HPL’s collections and spaces and hear about their upcoming project and opportunities. It was also great to see the exciting restaurants, shops and other spaces Hamilton has to offer!

Interior view of the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch
Getting an overview of the Archive’s holdings and projects from HPL Archivist Tracey Krause
Winding through the closed stacks
Browsing the HPL’s art collection
U of T Art Librarian, Margaret English, holding a sword used during the War of 1812

2017 ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award – Application period now open!

We’re now accepting applications for our 2017 ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel award. The award provides funding to attend “Out of Bounds“, the annual ARLIS/NA conference in New York City, February 25 – March 1, 2018. This year’s award will be $750 CDN.

The deadline for application is December 15, 2017.

All are welcome to apply. Students, new professionals, and ARLIS/NA Ontario members are strongly encouraged.

For application details and eligibility, please visit our travel award page or email us at arlisna.ontario@gmail.com.

Best of luck to all who apply!

2017 Fall Meeting – Registration Open!

Registration is now open for our 2017 Fall Business Meeting in Hamilton! This season’s meeting will take place Friday, November 10, beginning at the Hamilton Public Library. The day will include a tour, lunch and stroll through Hamilton’s many art galleries. Itinerary is as follows:

  • 10:30am-12pm:  Fall Business Meeting at 5th Floor Boardroom of central branch of Hamilton Public Library
  • 12-1:30pm: Group lunch at the George Hamilton Restaurant and Bar (not included in registration cost)
  • 1:30-3pm:  Tour of HPL Art Collection and Archives, and talk with Community Librarian about Arts Programming
  • 3-5-ishpm:  Tour of James Street North small businesses, art galleries, and artist run centres
  • 6-11pm: For anyone wanting to take in a bit more of what Hamilton has to offer, the meeting will coincide with the James Street Art Crawl!

*A carpool van from a central location in Toronto may be available if there is sufficient interest.

Look forward to seeing you all there!