Kirsty Robertson’s Tear Gas Epiphanies Honoured with the ARLIS/Canada 2020 Melva J. Dwyer Award

The Melva J. Dwyer Award, a prize that recognizes the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, UBC, and that is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools related to Canadian art and architecture, was recently presented to Kirsty Robertson, for her volume Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums, published by MQUP. 

This remarkable volume narrates the not yet told story of political action at museums in Canada from 1900 to present day. It is filled with meaningful case studies, comprehensively articulating that political action must be considered as a significant aspect of museums’ histories. The author draws together extensive primary source research and analysis, and critically examines numerous intersections between national identity, institutional critique, social responsibility, decolonization, the indigenization of museum spaces, political economy, environmental activism, and many others. An Honorable Mention was given to Allyson Mitchell’s and Cait McKinney’s (eds.)  Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings, published in 2019 by UBC Press.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). For additional information, please see the Award website. ARLIS/Canada represents Canadian art information professionals within ARLIS/NA and serves as their national association. For more information, please visit their website

 

 

 

ARLIS-ON Spring Business Meeting (Online, May 1st, 10am – 12pm)

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter’s Spring Business Meeting

Registration for our Online Meeting is now open

information about ARLIS-ON spring meeting

Meeting Details:

Connection Instructions

Details will be provided once registered.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees have been waived for this meeting.

Schedule

Meeting Agenda will be sent to those who have registered by April 29th, 2020.

Please send any questions you might have to arlisna.ontario@gmail.com

Announcing our 2020 Travel Award Winner – Michelle Johnson!

We are very pleased to announce that Michelle Johnson is the recipient of this year’s ARLIS/NA Ontario’s Travel Award! The grant is intended to promote professional development among chapter members and to encourage their involvement in ARLIS/NA by defraying the expense of attending ARLIS/NA’s annual conference.

Michelle attends the University of Toronto’s Master of Information program and considers herself an “art librarian-in-training.” While pursuing her studies, she continues to work full-time at the Canadian Film Centre as the organization’s Manager of Annual Giving. Johnson earned her Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto in Art and Art History, and received a Masters in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. In 2019, she received a Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her research, focusing on moving image art and its accessibility to students.

Previously serving as the student representative for ARLIS/NA Ontario, she has recently been elected to serve as the Vice-Chair for the chapter, and will be transition into the Chair’s role in 2021. This will be the first time attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference.

 

Reminder – Apply for ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Travel Award 2020

The Travel Award Committee of the ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter is now accepting applications for the 2020 ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award. The award provides funding to support attendance at “Preserve, Enhance, Reimagine,” the annual ARLIS/NA conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 20-24, 2020.

APPLY BY  January 13, 2020

This year’s award will be $750 CDN.

Learn more about 2020 ARLIS/NA Conference:   https://arlisna.org/stl2020/

ARLIS ON Silent Auction & Social: Mid-Century in Mid-Winter

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

silent auction logo with photo of Mid-century house 

ARLIS-ON Chapter is extremely pleased to be hosting

Mid-Century in Mid-Winter Silent Auction and Social  

Saturday January 11th from 2-5pm (ish)

Please join us for retro cocktails, yummy things and a Silent Auction of Mid-Century jewellery, kitchen and bar wares, pottery and glass!

The event will take place at the home of ARLIS-ON member Margaret English in Toronto. Please email arlisna.ontario@gmail.com to register and details on the location will be sent to you.

See below to see just a few of the items available for bidding. All funds raised will go to supporting ARLIS/NA 2021 Conference in Montreal and travel awards for our members to attend.

kitchen utensils, casserole dish, drinking glasses
Bright and beautiful! Kitchen Utensils, flowery casserole dish and birds of a feather drinking glasses
Pin, detail of pin and pendant
1950s cardigan pin for foodies!!! Roy Thompson Hall Commemorative medallion designed and signed by famous Canadian sculptress Dora de Pedery-Hunt.
glass dishes and teapot
Glassware, glassware …everwhere! Teapot
Bracelets and brooch
Bangles, Victorian style resin and marble figural brooch and Sterling brooch from Denmark
two necklaces
Celtic costume pendant and Calder-Influenced sculptural metal necklace

Call For Mentors – ARLIS-ON Mentorship Program

Call for ARLIS-ON Mentors and URL

We are currently recruiting our brand new ARLIS/NA-ON Mentoring Program!

Want to hone your professional leadership skills, share your professional knowledge and experience, stimulate fresh perspectives in new and upcoming professionals, and contribute back to the profession? Consider being a mentor for Ontario’s Chapter of ARLIS/NA!

This pilot project is an excellent opportunity for you to share your experiences, knowledge, and advice with graduate students and new professionals!

Apply online to be a ARLIS/NA-ON Mentor

What qualifies you as a mentor?

  • You are a library professional with at least three years of experience
  • You can offer advice and guidance to someone who is entering or is new to the profession
  • You have significant experience in the library field or an area related to it

Why mentor?

Mentoring gives you the opportunity to:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Share your professional knowledge with new graduates
  • Advise new professionals on how to acclimatize to the profession and what to expect
  • Inspire and encourage new perspectives in others
  • Extending your professional networks as well as those of others
  • Contribute back to the profession

Role of the Mentor

  • Decide on the regularity, frequency, and method of contact with your mentee (face-to-face, phone, email, etc)
  • Provide guidance, advice and feedback to the mentee on topics related to the profession
  • Introduce the mentee to professional networks
  • Help them explore career development opportunities
  • Refer the mentee to others who might be able to assist with additional queries

Interested? Please apply to be a ARLIS/NA-ON Mentor!

2020 Melva J. Dwyer Award – Call for Nominations


The Melva J. Dwyer Award is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. It was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia.

For more information, please visit the Awards page of ARLIS/NA Canada’s website:  http://canada.arlisna.org/category/awards

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.

The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

The 2020 award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 48th annual ARLIS/NA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in April 2020.

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be received by January 30, 2020. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.
  • Please send nominations to the ARLIS/NA Canadian Liaison for consideration by the jury: Suzanne Rackover srackover @ ecuad.ca, University Librarian, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
  • Please do not send review copies until contacted.

Register for 2019 Fall Business Meeting!

Hi all,

Registration is now open for ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter’s Fall Business Meeting.

ARLIS ON 2019 Fall Meeting date, time, location

Meeting Details:

Registration Fees

Cost for Business Meeting:

All funds go to ARLIS events and travel awards.

  • $20 – ARLIS-ON Chapter registered members (regular)
  • $10 – ARLIS-ON Chapter registered members (student / retiree)
  • $25 – Non-members
  • $15 – Non-members (student / retiree)

Payment methods:

  • Register online
  • eTransfer is preferred (we will email you with instructions)
  • Cash (exact amount) or cheque can be accept at event

Proposed Schedule for Business Meeting 

All events will take place at Artscape’s Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East Toronto, On M5A 2B7) including meetings in the Centre of Social Innovation Regent Park.

10am – 11:20am: ARLIS Ontario Business Meeting (CSI Regent Park – meeting room #2: Blue Classroom, Daniel Spectrum)

11:30am – 12pm: Learn about the founding of Canada Comics Open Library and its online resources with CCOL President Rotem Diamant  (CSI Regent Park – meeting room #2: Blue Classroom, Daniel Spectrum – Main Floor )

12pm – 1:45pm: Lunch – Reservation is available at Paintbox Bistro (Daniels Spectrum – Main Floor)

1:45pm – 2:30pm: Tour of Canada Comics Open Library + time to peruse the collections (Centre for Social Innovation – 3rd floor)

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Tour of ArtHeart Community Art Centre (Daniels Spectrum – Studio 210)

3:30pm – 4pmDaniels Spectrum Hallways Galleries

Call for Nominations for 2020 Chapter Officers

We are seeking nominations for the following Executive positions:

  • Chair: Paulina Rousseau
  • Vice Chair: 
  • Treasurer: Amy Furness
  • Secretary: Shelley Woods
  • Student Representatives (If there are other institutions interested in participating with a student representative, please contact arlisna.ontario @ gmail.com):
    • University of Toronto – Faculty of Information
    • Western University – Faculty of Information & Media Studies

2019 Spring Business Meeting – Registration Open!

Please REGISTER online 

Meeting Details:

  • Date:  Friday July  26, 2019
  • Time / Location: Toronto
    • 10-12pm: ARLIS/NA ON Business Meeting 
      • Innis College Library, U of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
    • 12-2pm:  Travel + Lunch, Lansdowne/Bloor area (lunch is at own expense)
    • 2:30-4pm:  Museum of Contemporary Art
      • Tour with MOCA staff (2:30-3pm)
  • Directions: 
    • The closest Subway is St. George Station (take the St. George Exit, not Bedford)
    • Innis College Library located on the 2nd floor of the East Wing, above the Innis College Registrar Office.
    • Use the entrances closest to St. George St./ Sussex Ave intersection ( the East and West wings do not connect on the 2nd & 3rd floors).
    • The Library can be accessed by stairs or elevator, however the Library’s entrance does not open automatically so Library Staff can provide assistance.
  • Cost for Business Meeting:
    • FREE – ARLIS-ON Chapter registered  members (regular / student / retiree)
    • FREE – Attend via Skype
    • $10 for students and retirees non-members
    • $20 for non-members
    • Register Online (payment methods – etransfer, cash or cheque at event)
  • Cost for MOCA Tour:
    • $10 for ARLIS-ON Chapter members (regular / student / retiree)
    • $10 non-members

Please REGISTER online