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

Also:

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)

and

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.

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter 2016 Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting – Hold the Date!

When: Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Where: The Musagetes Architecture Library at the University of Waterloo.

Let`s get out of town and have a lovely day visiting ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter‘s
Effie Patelos,  Waterloo’s Architecture Librarian and Manager of the Musagetes Library.

We’ll have light refreshment, a tour of the facilities, a “show-and-tell” of some of the most interesting/beautiful/rare items from the collection, and learn about the resources available to students, faculty and architects. Located in downtown Cambridge, Ontario.
the Library is close to restaurants and pubs, a list of which will be provided. The Cambridge Mill is highly recommended as it offers stunning views of the Grand River and offers reasonably-priced fare.

No trip to Cambridge would be complete without a visit to “Canada’s Largest Antique Mall”, Southworks Antiques, and we’ll try to spend some quality time there in the afternoon before we leave.

TRANSPORTATION might be an issue for some, and we hope to coordinate rides for all who might need them.  If you think you might be driving, please let Margaret know: margaret.english@utoronto.ca   We might also rent a large passenger van.

The fee for this meeting is $15 for students (and that includes a 2016 membership to the Chapter!) and $25 for regular members.

Please RSVP to Margaret.

This is going to be informative and FUN, and we can’t wait to see you there.

ARLIS/NA Ontario Conference Travel Grant 2016

The Travel Award Committee welcomes applications from members who plan to attend the 3rd Joint ARLIS/NA + VRA conference in Seattle, Washington March 8-12, 2016: http://www.arlisna-vra.org/seattle2016/index.php

The 2016 award is for $750 CDN. Because the conference is earlier this year, the deadline is SOON! – February 5th, 2016.  We will announce the successful recipient and contact shortly thereafter, so that plans can be made ASAP.

The award is intended to promote professional development among chapter members and to encourage their involvement in ARLIS/NA by helping to defray the expense of attending the conference.

To apply for an award, please submit:

  • A letter of application indicating the conference for which you seek funding and addressing relevant eligibility and award criteria. The application should include brief descriptions of your professional interests, your expectations of the conference, and its relevance to your professional development.
  • An estimate of your conference expenses and amount of any institutional funding.
  • A one-page resume listing your employment history, educational background, and professional activities. Include your preferred mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Further information about the ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award, including purpose, eligibility and selection criteria can be found on the Ontario Chapter website at: http://arlison.org/about/travel-award/

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Recipient shall be notified no later than Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Submit applications electronically to: arlisna.ontario@gmail.com

Linked Open Data for Arts and Cultural Resources – A Talk by Archivist Allana Mayer

The concept of Linked Open Data (LOD) is rapidly gaining ground as an invaluable framework for science and social science research and data management. But how might such a framework by useful, and even necessary, within the art information sector? Join ARLIS/NA Ontario for a talk by archivist, writer, and visual artist, Allana Mayer, on the potentials of Linked Open Data for artistic and cultural institutions and resources.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:15pm
Media Theatre, Media Commons
Robarts Library, U of T
Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested donation: $10)

For inquiries and to RSVP, email Catherine at treasurer.arlisna.ontario@gmail.com

We hope to see you all there!

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 treasurer.arlisna.ontario@gmail.com 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.

ARLIS/NA Ontario Fall Business Meeting Reminder and Agenda

The ARLIS/NA Ontario Executive would just like to remind you of the upcoming 2015 Fall Business Meeting! This year’s meeting will take place this Friday, December 4, 2015 at the University of Toronto. 
Time: 11am to 5pm

Where: Meet at 11am in the main lobby of Sidney Smith Building, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 3G3

Cost: $20 for regular attendees; $10 for students (cost includes a student membership).

The schedule for the day will include:

  • 11am – Tour of an exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Centre and the Barnicke gallery, followed by a look at Czech book design at the Fisher if time permits
  • 1pm – Catered lunch at the U of T Art Library, followed by a Talk from Margaret English, a U of T Art Librarian, on the Library’s Sound Art Collection
  • 3pm – Day to conclude with our formal business agenda.

We will also be selling vintage holiday ornaments! All proceeds will go towards helping ARLIS/NA Ontario fulfill its mission to connect  Art Librarians, promote our profession, and further professional development.

Questions and agenda items can be directed to Catherine at treasurer.arlisna.ontario@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 ARLIS/NA Ontario Fall Business Meeting!

The ARLIS/NA Ontario Executive cordially invites you to our 2015 Fall Business Meeting! This year’s meeting will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the University of Toronto and will include:

  • Tour of campus art spaces
  • Catered lunch in the U of T Art Library
  • Talk by U of T Art Librarian, Margaret English, on the Art Library’s Sound Art Collection
  • Our formal business agenda

We will also be selling vintage holiday ornaments! All proceeds will go towards helping ARLIS/NA Ontario fulfill its mission to connect  Art Librarians, promote our profession, and further professional development.

When: December 4, 2015, 11am to 5pm

Where: Meet at 11am in the main lobby of Sidney Smith Building, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 3G3 (see map on our website).

Cost: $20 for regular attendees; $10 for students (cost includes a student membership).

Questions and agenda items can be directed to Catherine at treasurer.arlisna.ontario@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!