2016 Fall Business Meeting – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for our 2016 Fall Business meeting! This year, the meeting will take place at the Toronto Reference Library. In addition to our formal meeting agenda, the day will include a tour of the TRL’s Arts Department, The Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre, and the Preservation & Digitization lab. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

WHERE: Toronto Reference Library (meet inside the main entrance near the fountain/Balzac’s Coffee)

WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:00am

COST: $20 for regular members; $10 for students (this includes a 2017 membership to the Chapter).

To RSVP or to add an item to the meeting agenda, contact our Chair, Margaret, at margaret.english@utoronto.ca

Fundraising Goals Met!

Thank you to everyone who came out and/or donated to our Fall 2016 Fundraiser! We managed to surpass our fundraising goal, allowing us to sponsor a student or early-career librarian to attend the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orelans. Stay tuned for details on how to apply for this travel grant.

ARLIS/NA Ontario is a non-profit organization that depends on donations and membership funds to continue programming. All donations go a long way and are very very much appreciated!

Date Change! ARLIS Ontario Fundraiser now Nov. 12th

We’ve pushed the date of our fundraising event to Saturday, November 12th.

Please open the attached flyer for more information about our celebratory gathering, silent auction of cool vintage stuff and a peek at the private collection of one of our members.

We desperately need to raise funds for Travel Awards, Speakers’ Honorariums and Chapter contributions to the Annual Conference.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation via our fundraising page.

ARLIS/NA Travel Award

ARLIS/NA Travel Award

Dear Colleagues,

The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending the 45th annual conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 5-9, 2017.

Details about the conference can be found here.
The application form for the awards can be found here.
More information about the Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website.
Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members.  Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!
Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, October 31st 2016, 12:00 pm EST.
Awards Open to Current Members:
Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)
Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer.
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.
Student Conference Attendance Award ($1000)
Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
 Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants:
Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)
Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.
Howard Karno Award ($1000)
Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.
Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation.
Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)
Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Save the dates – Chapter Fundraising Event and Fall Business Meeting

Save the date for two exciting Chapter events!

1. Saturday, November 5th – 3pm to 10(ish)

Please join us for a fundraising gathering at the home of ARLIS Ontario ChapterChair Margaret English

Come and enjoy food and drink, socialize and view new displays from an obsessive collector of neat stuff. There will be fantastic silent auction of vintage jewellery, art glass, pottery and original art. View selections from “The OTHER Barnes Collection” featuring  graphic art by Sonia Delaunay, Hans Arp, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Vladimir Lebedev, Yves Gaucher, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Rita Letendre and many more. Win cool door prizes including a gorgeous Waterman fountain pen!
Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to our Travel Award fund.
Please RSVP to Margaret by October 31st: margaret.english@utoronto.ca

2. Friday, December 2nd 2016

Please attend our Fall  Meeting at the Toronto Reference Library
We will have our Business Meeting in the morning and tours of the Preservation & Digitization, Special Collections and Arts departments in the afternoon.
Details TBA.

Call for Nominations: 2016/17 Student Representatives

ArLiS/NA Ontario is currently accepting nominations for the position of Student Representative for the 2016/2017 academic year. The duties of the Student Representative involve: attending the Fall and Spring Business meetings; acting as a liaison between the Chapter and students; helping promote the Chapter to students; and helping with other minor tasks that support the Chapter’s mission.

If you’d like to submit a nomination or would like more information, please contact Margaret English at margaret.english@utoronto.ca.

Visual Resources Curator Position Announcement – UofT – applications due June17th

An excellent job opportunity has recently been posted at the University of Toronto, but it will only be up for 5 days!

Applications are due Jul 17, 2016, 11:59:00 PM.

Visual Resources Curator 
Under the general supervision of the Chair of the Department, the incumbent is responsible for the History of Art Department’s image services including: overseeing a collection of digital art data for both undergraduate and graduate teaching and research; providing ongoing technical leadership and support to the Department’s repositories, Federated Academic Digital Image System (FADIS), ArtStor, SharedShelf and related initiatives. In addition, the incumbent will provide support to the life cycle management of digital images including creation, description, storage, retrieval, and preservation; and overseeing the application of various metadata schema and standards, standards-driven digitization, web page development; as well as the use of a variety of computer software and/or hardware systems.

For Department special events/lectures, the incumbent will coordinate the provision of audio visual (AV) requirements and digital support; coordinate room bookings; create and produce marketing communication materials; and assist with editing the production of the departmental newsletter.

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 — $60,687 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $77,607. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

LINK: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1600905

Artviews (Visual Arts Ontario) journal issues and others to give away

Lucinda Walls, Art, Drama and Music Librarian at Queens University, has the following gift journal issues from Isabel McLaughlin’s personal library to send to a welcoming home:

Artviews – 0381-9515 (published by Visual Arts Ontario 1975-1989, according to Ulrich’s)

v.5,no.1, January/February 1979
v.5,no.2, March/April 1979
v.5,no.3, June/July 1979
v.5,no.4, Fall 1979
v.5,no.5, Winter 1979
v.6,no.2, Summer 1980
v.6,no.3, Fall 1980


Art magazine (appears as artmagazine on cover) – 0004-3257 (Society of Canadian Artists in Toronto, published between 1969-1984)

v.6,no.21, Spring 1975

Artmagazine – 0318-6644 (published by artmagazine Inc.)

v.9,no.38/39, June 1978 (this one is slightly rippled due to water but still usable, no mold)

Artscanada – 0004-4113

v.27,no.6, issue no. 162/163, Dec 1971/Jan 1972 (special issue called The Eskimo World)
v.30,nos.5/6, issue nos. 184/185/186/197, Dec 1973/Jan/1974 (special 30th anniversary double issue: Stones, bones and skin: Ritual and Shamanic art)
v.32,no.2, issue nos. 198/199, June 1975 (issue entitled: The artist as historian)


Rotunda (variously the bulletin, or the magazine of The Royal Ontario Museum)

v.2,no.4, Fall 1969
v.10,no.3, Fall 1977
v.11,no.4, Winter 1978/79
v.12,no.1 Spring 1979-v.13,no.4, Winter 1980/81 (includes all four issues for each volume)

Please contact Lucinda Walls at lucinda.walls@queensu.ca if you would like any of these.