Fall Business Meeting: Agenda and Location Details

Our Fall Business Meeting is going to take place at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information on October 19th, from 2:15-3:20, held on the seventh floor in the Faculty Lounge (rm. 728). Light refreshments will be served, and there will be no meeting fee charged. Following the meeting, we will be going on tours of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (hosted by John Shoesmith, Outreach Librarian) and the Shore + Moffat Architecture Library (hosted by Effie Patelos, Architecture Librarian). After the tours, the Executives welcome the membership to join them for a drink and a bite to eat at the Free Times Cafe at 320 College st. Please send your RSVP before October 17th, along with any agenda items you would like to submit, to the Vice-Chair, Melissa Bruno at melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca

Location Details of  the Business Meeting:
Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Claude Bissell Building
140 St. George Street
Room. 728 (Faculty Lounge)

TTC Directions: From St. George Station, exit onto St. George street and walk south two blocks. The iSchool will be on your right-hand side.

For Drivers: There is street parking available on St. George, or underground in the Rotman building (107 St. George St).

Agenda
Business Meeting
2:15-3:20 
Approval of the Minutes of the Spring 2012 Meeting
Vice-Chair’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Voting on Proposed Amendments to Bylaws
Election of Executive Officers (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)
Other Business:
– Conference Travel Arrangements (Pasadena)
– Spring Business Meeting Plans (London, Ontario)
– Online Membership Renewal Presentation
– Spring Fundraising Initiatives
Ajourn

Tours
3:30 – 4:45
Tour of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

5:00 – 5:20
Tour of the Shore + Moffat Architecture Library

Save the Date – Fall Business Meeting

ARLIS Ontario Chapter Fall Business Meeting, and Election of 2013 Executives

Hello, colleagues! We look forward to seeing you and planning our chapter’s future together on Friday, October 19th, in Toronto. Your executive is excited to share with you new initiatives we’ve been working on. Elections will be held for the Vice-Chair and Treasurer positions. We are looking for members to volunteer to be part of the Elections Committee. If there is something you’d like to see on the meeting agenda, are interested in participating on the Elections Committee, or would like to nominate yourself or another ARLIS member for either the Vice-Chair or Treasurer positions, please contact the current Vice-Chair, Melissa Bruno, at Melissa.Bruno@Sympatico.ca.

Spring Meeting – March 29th, 3-5 pm

Joint ARLIS Ontario / VRA Canada Spring Meeting
Featuring Special Guest, Mark Pompelia

The Spring ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter Meeting will be held at OCAD UniversityThursday, March 29, 2012, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We are pleased to announce that this will be a special joint meeting with VRA Canada! A noted guest speaker, Mark Pompelia (Visual and Material Resources Librarian at Rhode Island School of Design), will be presenting on the theme of “social media.”

The first hour will be an informal business meeting for ARLIS Ontario where we plan on celebrating all the efforts and accomplishments of those who have organized the 40th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference: Colouring Outside the Lines! An astounding amount of time, energy, and resources have been generously invested by ARLIS Ontario members, and we really want to take this hour to recognize and applaud a job well done! In addition, the Executive Committee has been working on revising the Chapter Bylaws, and the suggested amendments will be circulated to the membership as well as posted online for those unable to attend. To ensure the focus of the Spring Meeting remains one of celebration, we will reserve voting on the proposed revisions of the Bylaws for the Fall Meeting.

Mark Pompelia’s presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 4:00 pm, and will be followed by a Question and Answer period. We hope that you are able to attend, as this meeting will not only be an excellent opportunity to interact and network with our VRA Canada colleagues, but a chance to enjoy some complimentary refreshments with ARLIS Ontario chapter members before the flurry of the conference takes off in full swing!

The following are location details in full:
Room 600, 100 McCaul St.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are commuting by public transit, the closest TTC station is St. Patrick. For those driving, there is parking available on St. Patrick St. and on McCaul St.

Please send your RSVP before March 23rd, along with any agenda items you would like to submit, to the Vice-Chair, Melissa Bruno at melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca .

We look forward to seeing you!

ARLIS/ON Travel Award 2012

Call for Submissions – ARLIS/ON Travel Award 2012

Two Travel Awards of $300 each will be offered this year by the Ontario Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). The award is intended to promote professional development and encourage involvement among chapter members in ARLIS/NA, by helping to defray the expense of attending ARLIS/NA’s annual conference. Hosted in Toronto, Ontario, from March 29-April 2, 2012, Colouring Outside the Lines will be ARLIS/NA’s 40th Annual Conference. For more information, please visit the Conference website at: http://www.arlisna.org/toronto2012

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 résumé 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 Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
(Recipients will be notified on February 20th, well before the early bird conference registration deadline on March 7th)

Submit applications electronically as either a .PDF or Word attachment to:

ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award Committee 2012
c/o Melissa Bruno (Vice-Chair of ARLIS/ON)
E: melissa.bruno@sympatico.ca
T: 416-346-7329

OR by mail* at:

Melissa Bruno, ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award Committee 2012
C/O Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140 St. George Street, Room 211
Toronto, Ontario,  M5S 3G6

*Please note that mailed applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012.

Fall Meeting – Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Fall ARLIS Ontario Chapter Meeting will be held at OCAD University 230 Richmond St. West, 3rd Floor from 12pm-5pm.
Please join us for an informative afternoon of updates and special previews of the upcoming ARLIS/NA 2012 Conference: Colouring Outside the Lines, to be held in Toronto! This conference is going to be an innovative opportunity for professional development and engagement for all Art & Design Information Professionals. Drawing upon our collective expertise during our Conference Hospitality breakout session, we’re going to put together a selection of collections, works, sites, and experiences in and around Toronto that will be of interest to colleagues attending the conference.
For facilitating meeting room arrangements and refreshments planning, please send your *RSVP before October 26th, along with any agenda items you would like to submit to vsigurdson@ocadu.ca.
Elections will be taking place for: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary positions. Nominations can be submitted in advance to vsigurdson@ocadu.ca or in person at the meeting.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Sandwiches and veggies from Mangiacake (courtesy Dorothy H. Hoover Library)
*Please include any details regarding any dietary requirements with your RSVP
1:00pm-2:00pm Colouring Outside the Lines: Conference Planning Update (Chairs and Coordinators from the Local Conference Planning Committee)
2:00pm-2:30pm Colouring Outside the Lines: Special Conference Program Preview (Members of the Conference Programming Committee)
2:30pm-3:45pm Conference Hospitality – Toronto Host City Presentation
Top of Toronto: ‘Must See’ Art, Design, and Culture in the Conference Host City (Local Arrangements Coordinator and Publicity Coordinator)
3:45pm-4:15pm Call for Conference Volunteers (Chairs and Coordinators from the Local Conference Planning Committee)
4:00pm-4:45pm Ontario Chapter Membership Meeting – Chapter Fall Business Meeting including ARLIS ON Chapter Elections (Terms begin January 1, 2012.)
Spring Meeting minutes are available for review at http://arlison.org/meetings-events-news/meeting-minutes/
Membership registration and renewal will be available at the meeting. For more information, please visit http://arlison.org/membership/
We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Panel Discussion at the AGO

ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA — ONTARIO CHAPTER PRESENTS

RESEARCH AND INTERSECTIONS WITHIN PRACTICE:

ARTISTS & LIBRARIANS

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 7pm

Jackman Hall, AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

To access to Jackman Hall, please enter the AGO at the McCaul Street entrance, located south of the Henry Moore and adjacent to the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU).

Admission $8 at the door

A panel discussion exploring the different approaches of research and information gathering by artists during the process of art production. Artists, librarians and archivists come together for a discussion of current directions in studio pedagogy and practice and the role that art information professionals can play as facilitators of the creative process. The chosen panel will present perspectives from different artistic practices, experience levels and from a variety of public, university and college, and museum institutions to explore all facets of how research is incorporated into contemporary artistic production.

Panelists:

Ian Carr-Harris is an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971, including the Venice Biennale. In 2007 he was named a recipient of the Governor-General’s Awards in the Visual and Media Arts. He also has Bachelor of Library Science from University of Toronto and worked as a librarian at OCADU’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library. Ian currently teaches within the Sculpture/Installation, and Criticism and Curatorial Practice streams at OCAD University.

Lisa Steele produces videotapes, performances and photo/text works that have been exhibited in festivals, museums and galleries around the world. Lisa with her partner, Kim Tomczak, received the Governor General’s Award for lifetime achievement in Visual and Media Arts in 2005.  She is a co-founder of Vtape and teaches at the University of Toronto in the Department of Art where she is the Graduate Program Director of the Visual Studies programme.

David Poolman works in a variety of mediums including drawing, video, print media, and installation, and has exhibited in art galleries and screened in festivals both in Canada and internationally. He is currently is a professor of Drawing at Sheridan Institute.

Adam Lauder is a librarian and the W.P. Scott Chair for Research in E-Librarianship at York University’s Scott Library.

Eric Schwab is the manager of digitization and preservation at the Toronto Public Library.

Amy Marshall Furness is the Special Collections Archivist at the E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Planned and curated by Tammy Moorse, Past-chair of ARLIS Ontario  and Effie Patelos, 2010-2011 Co-Student Representative.

For further information or questions please contact:

Tammy Moorse (tmoorse at gmail dot com)

We would like to thank Karen McKenzie at the AGO for arranging the donation of Jackman Hall for this event, Laurie McGregor for her graphic design talents, ARLIS Ontario Chapter executive for their support and ARLIS/NA for their financial contribution.

All proceeds from this event go to support the activities of the ARLIS Ontario Chapter.

ARLIS ON 2011 Travel Award

Call for Submissions – ARLIS/ON Travel Award 2011

A travel award of $750 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 annual conference. Held in Minneapolis Minnesota, March 24-18, 2011, this is second joint conference with the Visual Resources Association. For more information on the conference visit: http://www.vra-arlis2011.org/

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 Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
(recipient will be notified before the early bird conference registration deadline on February 25th)

Submit applications to:

ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award Committee 2011

c/o Victoria Sigurdson (Chair of ARLIS/ON)

Head of Visual Resources & Special Collections

E: vsigurdson@ocad.ca

T: 416-977-6000 x. 344

Physical Address:

230 Richmond St. W. 3rd Floor

Mailing Address:

100 McCaul St.

Toronto, ON

M5T 1W1

Two volunteers from the membership are needed for the ARLIS/NA Ontario Travel Award Committee for 2011.  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:

Victoria Sigurdson

Chair, ARLIS/NA Ontario Chapter

vsigurdson@ocad.ca

T: 416.977.6000 x.344

Announcements

Announcements:

Nominations for ARLIS Ontario Executive

We are looking for members of ARLIS Ontario who would like to serve on the
2011 executive. We have openings for a membership coordinator, treasurer and
vice-chair. Please send an email indicating your interest in any of these
positions to Tammy Moorse (tmoorse AT gmail dot com) by November 11, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be at the Fall meeting in Ottawa to be elected for these positions.

Please note: the vice-chair position is a three year commitment. In 2011, the position is vice-chair. In 2012, the position moves to chair of the executive and in 2013 the position becomes ex-officio.

Ottawa Itinerary and Map

Available at the ARLIS Ontario website (arlison.org) – in the post on the Ottawa Fall Meeting, is a PDF document which includes maps and itinerary for the fall meeting in Ottawa. Please feel free to join us there November 12 and 13. Meet some of your colleagues from the Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec chapter.

Volunteers needed

In late February ARLIS Ontario will be hosting a panel discussion between professional artists and art librarians. We are looking for a couple of interested people who would like to help coordinate this event. Please contact Tammy Moorse, if you are interested.

Winter Fundraiser

Please join us December 9th for our winter social and fundraiser. This will be held at U of T. More details to come. We are looking for donations for the silent auction. Books, crafts, art, gift baskets would be welcome. Please contact Margaret English (margaret dot english AT utoronto dot ca) if you have some items you’d like to donate to this event.

Note From 2012 Conference Chairs

Hi Everyone,

The 40th annual ARLIS/NA conference in Toronto will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto from Thursday, March 29th to Monday, April 2, 2012. The conference planning team has secured rooms for sessions, workshops and meetings and a convocation and welcome party venue. Immediate next steps are to establish a Conference Theme and begin developing a promo presentation for the Minneapolis conference (March 24-28, 2011).

Thematic ideas were discussed at the first joint conference planning meeting of the Ontario and WNY chapters, held last April in Boston. The Program Co-Chairs would like to obtain the feedback of all Ontario and WNY chapter members on our proposed Conference Theme. The deadline for your response is Sunday, November 7th.

Please complete the very brief survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9SQV6M8

Sincerely,

Program Co-Chairs for Toronto 2012

Jill Patrick, Director of Library Services, OCAD University
jpatrick@ocad.ca

Stephanie Frontz, Art Librarian and Head of the Art/Music Library, University of Rochester
sfrontz@library.rochester.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This note was original sent out via our email list. Please sign up on the front page of this website to receive such notices.

Ottawa – Fall Meeting

The Fall meeting of ARLIS Ontario will take place in Ottawa on Friday November 12  and Saturday November 13 at Carleton University.
This will be a joint meeting of the ARLIS Ontario chapter and the ARLIS Montreal/Ottawa/Quebec (MOQ) Chapter.

Meeting cost: $25 to ARLIS Ontario Members, $10 for students.

Meeting room at Carleton: MacOdrum Library, Room 102. (Directions: The room is in the basement of the library. If you enter through the front doors walk through the lobby to the double doors and proceed down the stairs. The room is slightly to the right at the bottom of the stairs.)

Parking at Carleton: There is not close free parking to campus. The lot that is closest to the library is lot 1 but it has a 4 hour limit and is rather expensive. The far lot is the best rate and no time limit for the day and is P6 (on the campus map) just as you come off Bronson turn right.

Friday – Start Time: 1:30 at Carleton University for ARLIS Ontario

  • 10:30 – 12 – ARLIS MOQ Business Meeting

Join us prior to 12:15 at the Baker’s Grille for their buffet lunch (cost $15 plus drink and gratuity)

  • 1:30 – Patti Harper – Archivist, Archives and Research Collection, Carelton University – will give a 40 minute presentation on the archives collection at the Carleton archives.
  • 2:45 – Dr. Norman Vorano – Curator of Contemporary Inuit Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization – will give a presentation on the recent acquisition of Inuit prints by the Museum.

7:30 pm –  dinner at Courtyard (in the Byward Market area)

Saturday – Start time 10:30 at Carleton University

  • 9 – 10:30 – 2012 Conference Planners meeting
  • 10:30 – 12 – ARLIS Ontario Business Meeting
  • 2 pm (Sharp) Tour of the Library of the  National Gallery of Canada (Including the show Constellation and Correspondences: Networking Between Artists 1970-1980)

We have booked a block of rooms at the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites – 361 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
(613) 238-6000. Please quote GKARLIS as your Reservation code. These rooms will be available until October 28, 2010.

RSVP by October 25, 2010 to arlisna.on at gmail.com

If you are interested in car pooling or sharing a room please contact Tammy Moorse (tmoorse at gmail . com). We are looking for more drivers and those who might want to share a room with another member.