Spring Business Meeting Agenda and Itinerary

The following is the itinerary and agenda of our upcoming ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario, March 8th, 2013.

  • London Public Library, Stevenson and Hunt Meeting Room A, 251 Dundas St, London
    • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Refreshments Served
    • 10:15 – 11:30 AM: ARLIS/NA Ontario Spring Business Meeting
  • London Room, London Public Library
    • 11:30 – 12:15 PM: Tour led by Arthur McClelland, London Room Librarian
  • Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery (http://www.jonathons.ca), 258 Dundas St, London
    • 12:30 – 1:00 PM: Tour led by Jonathon Bancroft-Snell
  • Museum London (http://www.museumlondon.ca), 421 Ridout Street North, London
    • 1:15 – 2:30 PM: Lunch at the River Room
    • 2:30 – 3:30 PM: Tour of the Museum led by Cassandra Getty, Museum London Curator

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting Agenda:

  • Thank you to our host, Pearl Santopinto, and the London Public Library
  • Welcome for new Executive Officers:
    • Effie Patelos (VC), Amy Weir (Treasurer), and Farah Chung (Student Representative)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of 2012 Fall Business Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer report
    • New bank fees (Amy will print details and bring to meeting)
    • New detailed membership list
  • Chair Report
  • Revision to Bylaws: Canadian Chapter Chair – Canadian Member-at-Large
  • Progress report: Upcoming Panel/Workshop arrangements
  • Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force Introduction and Report
  • Linkedin Page
  • Canadian Member-at-Large update
    • HAL Project  (History of Art Libraries)
    • Melva J. Dwyer Award nominations:
    • National Gallery layoffs
  • ARLIS/NA Ontario Conference Travel Award Announcement
  • Other business

Spring Business Meeting Remote Participation Initiative (Skype)

Following one of the recommendations of the Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force to encourage membership participation, ARLIS/NA Ontario is pleased to announce that we are going to be introducing virtual conferencing via Skype for the Business portion of our Spring Meeting scheduled from 10:15-11:30 AM. If you are interested in participating remotely, please email Chapter Chair, Melissa Bruno, at Melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca, with your Skype account information by Thursday, March 7th. Please note that only an audio feed will be available, not video.

The Spring Business Meeting Agenda will be circulated shortly. Please email Melissa (contact information listed above) with any agenda items you would like to discuss.

Travel Directions to Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario

For those traveling from the Greater Toronto Area, the best way to commute to London, Ontario, is via the 401.  It is about 2 hours’ drive from Toronto and about 20 minutes after you see the Ingersoll exit.

There are several exits for London but the best and easiest one is the Wellington Road turnoff (first there is the Veterans Memorial Parkway turnoff, then there is  the Highbury Ave. turnoff, and then Wellington Rd.)

Continue north on Wellington Road all the way to the downtown area (about 7 kms, 15 or so minutes) until you come to a train underpass after which you are at York St. (runs east/west at right angles to Wellington Rd.).  The next cross street is King but it is one way running west to east, the following cross street is Dundas where the London PublicLibrary is located in Citiplaza (251 Dundas St.).

There is parking under Citiplaza   — but you want to park under the north part of the plaza (2 entrances only –enter off of King St. or Wellington St. north of King St.) for a $10 flat rate for the day.  Please visit the following link for more information: http://citiplazalondon.com/cus-dir.cfm

The Business Meeting will be held in “Stevenson and Hunt Meeting Room A” which is across the interior passageway from the main Library entrance.

A rough itinerary of the day’s events is as follows:

  • 10:15 – 11:30 am: Business Meeting at the London Public Library (refreshments served at 10 am)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm: Tour of the London Room with the London Room Librarian
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm: Tour of the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm: Lunch at the River Room, Museum London
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Tour of Museum London

Carpool and Accommodation Information for the Spring Business Meeting (London, Ontario)

The ARLIS/NA Ontario executive is looking to finalize numbers for our ride share to our upcoming Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario, on March 8th. We are aiming to leave around 7:30 AM from the Discount Car Rental located at 2440 Dundas Street West (walking distance from Dundas West Subway Station). Depending on how many members participate in the carpool, prices could range anywhere between $15-$25 per person. If you are interested in the ride share, please contact Melissa Bruno, Chapter Chair, at Melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca, no later than Wednesday, February 27th, at noon.

If you plan on attending the meeting and have not RSVPd, please be sure to contact Melissa by March 1st (same information as above). We are also offering an online meeting fee payment option for your convenience.

There are several hotels in the downtown area for those who wish to arrive early or stay another day:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 374 Dundas St.
  • Hilton London,  300 King St.
  • Delta London Armouries,  325 Dundas St.
  • Metro Boutique Hotel , 32 Covent Garden Market Place

ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award — DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for the ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Conference Travel Award has been extended to Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at 5 PM! Apply now!

A travel award of $1000 will be offered his year by the Ontario Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). 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 ARLIS/NA’s  41st annual conference, Crafting our Future, in Pasadena, California, April 25-29, 2013. For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.arlisna.org/pasadena2013/.

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/. Recipient will be notified before the early bird conference registration deadline on April 1st, 2013.

Submit applications electronically as a PDF attachment to:

Melissa Bruno
Chair, ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter
Melissa.Bruno@sympatico.ca

Save the Date – Spring Business Meeting

ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Spring Business Meeting in London, Ontario!

Hello, colleagues! We look forward to seeing you and planning our chapter’s future together on Friday, March 8th, in London, Ontario. Your executive is excited to share with you new initiatives we’ve been working on. Our host, Pearl Santopinto, Information Services Librarian, London Public Library, has arranged an exciting day, visiting some of London’s distinguished historical and esteemed art venues! Highlights include tours of the London Public Library’s London Room; the largest Canadian ceramic gallery in the country, the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery; and, Museum London, featuring a special exhibition curated by Cassandra Getty and Adam Lauder, Imaging Disaster. Lunch will be held at Museum London’s prestigious River Room (please let us know if you require any special dietary accommodations). The total cost for the Spring Meeting, including all the tours and lunch, is $25 for current ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter members. Please send your RSVP no later than Friday, March 1st, to Chapter Chair, Melissa Bruno, at Melissa.Bruno@sympatico.ca.

A rough itinerary of the day’s events is as follows:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am: Business Meeting at the London Public Library (refreshments provided)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm: Tour of the London Room with the London Room Librarian
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm: Tour of the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Ceramic Gallery
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm: Lunch at the River Room, Museum London
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Tour of Museum London

A detailed schedule, full Business Meeting agenda, and location details including transportation and accommodation options will follow shortly.

The executive is currently looking into carpooling options for members commuting from the Greater Toronto Area. If you are interested in participating in the carpool, please contact Melissa Bruno, melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca, as soon as possible so we can make arrangements and determine estimated costs.

2013 Chapter Travel Award: Call for Submissions and Committee Volunteers

Call for Submission: ARLIS/ON Travel Award 2013

A travel award of $1000 will be offered his year by the Ontario Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). 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 ARLIS/NA’s  41st annual conference, Crafting our Future, in Pasadena, California, April 25-29, 2013. For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.arlisna.org/pasadena2013/.

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: due by 5pm Friday, February 15rd, 2013
(recipient will be notified before the early bird conference registration deadline on April 1st, 2013)

Submit applications electronically to:
Melissa Bruno
Chair, ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter
Melissa.Bruno@sympatico.ca

Two volunteers from the membership are needed for the ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award Committee for 2013.  This position involves attending one meeting next week to go over the applications and make a selection.
If you are interested in volunteering, please respond ASAP to:
Melissa Bruno
Chair, ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter
Melissa.Bruno@sympatico.ca
T: 416.346-7329

Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force: Call for Participants

What: Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force
 
Mandate: The task force has been created to ensure ongoing renewal and sustainability within the chapter. The single biggest challenge of a chapter with such a large geographic area is the ability to foster and maintain a culture of inclusiveness. To this end, we are seeking input from our members on how to ensure that this culture endures and to create additional forums through which the chapter can maintain a closely interwoven fabric moving forward. Any and all suggestions are not only welcome, but actively encouraged.

Actions: We hope to have a report prepared by the summer in which we will outline the current situation and make proposals for any changes to the current framework for membership outreach and best practices.

Who: All members who are interested in participating in this initiative are welcome, specifically those outside the GTA.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Membership Outreach Strategic Task Force Co-ordinators:

Katya Pereyaslavska
Scholars Portal
Project Manager, Accessible Texts Repository
phone: 416-978-7216
and

Stephen Spong
Ontario College of Art and Design Library
Cataloguing Librarian, Dorothy H. Hoover Library
email:sspong@ocadu.ca

2013 Chapter Updates & Upcoming Vintage Valentine’s Fundraiser — Recruiting Donations Now!

Happy New Year! The ARLIS/NA Ontario Executive is pleased to announce that the Chapter has received a $600 donation from the proceeds of the 2012 Ontario College of Art and Design University Library Book Sale. This figure represents the profits raised from the incredibly generous donation of books from Karen McKenzie and the Art Gallery of Ontario in support of our Chapter. Additionally, a huge thank you to all who attended our Holiday Party, and to Margaret English and Effie Patelos for hosting this event. A significant portion of funds raised from the OCAD University Library Movember Vintage Flea and Book Sale, as well as the Holiday Party, will be donated to both the upcoming ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena and the Chapter Travel Award. Details regarding the application process will be formalized and announced shortly.

Following the success of the Movember Vintage Flea, the OCAD University Library is hosting a Valentine’s themed Vintage Fundraiser. We are currently recruiting donations, and welcome everything from vintage clothing, jewelry, and wares, to funky household items. Donations can be dropped off at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library Circulation desk (113 McCaul St., Room 1215, Level 2), or by arrangement with Stephen Spong (sspong@ocadu.ca).

The sale will take place on February 12th and 13th from 9 AM to 5 PM in the main lobby of OCAD U (100 McCaul St.). Please visit  http://vintagevalentinesale.tumblr.com/ for a very modest sampling of the treasures we’ve received so far. We will be updating this website regularly to showcase all the generous donations available for purchase at the sale.

OCADU Movember Vintage Flea: Recruiting Donations Now

Following the success of our sale last year, the Dorothy. H. Hoover Library staff are currently preparing for yet another vintage sale to take place in the lobby of 100 McCaul on November 20th & 21st.

Aimed to benefit the Art Libraries Society of North America’s Ontario Chapter, as well as the Movember fundraiser, this sale will include a vast array of goods ranging from funky clothing and vintage fabrics, to household items, antiques and jewellery.

A modest preview of items in the sale is currently available on our Tumblr blog which is updated daily: http://arlismovember.tumblr.com/

You are also welcome to follow our updates on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/359429250813696/

We would love to accept donations of any kind so please feel free to contribute to this sale by bringing your unused or vintage treasures to the Circulation Desk at the Library (113 McCaul, room 1215, on the second level).

We hope to see you on November 20th!

Thank you very much!