Friday, July 25, 2014

Fun Day at the Headlands

A few Chapter members made it out to the Headlands Center for the Arts for their Open House on Sunday. What an inspiring trip! All the studios were open, as was the Mess Hall, serving up mac 'n cheese and sweet potato sandwiches. The artists were all around, ready to talk about their work and the experience of living and/or working on site.

Many of the artists displayed the books they were reading that inspired or informed their work. It's like they were waiting for librarians to ask them about the connection between books and art-making... The Headlands Center micro library was closed that day, but perhaps we could get them to open it up if we plan a return visit!

Look for more photos on our facebook page

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spring 2014 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the spring 2014 chapter meeting at The Bancroft Library can be accessed here. Photos of the meeting can be found on our Facebook page.

Thanks again to everyone who attended the meeting!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Silent Auction Donation

We're bringing a great set of goodies to the ARLIS/NA 2014 conference in Washington, D.C. to represent our chapter in the Silent Auction!

Showcasing the professional and artistic talents and interests of several of our chapter members, this year we're donating:
  • A handmade Kimono Bag by local artist Yoshiko (thanks to Kay Teel)
  • A catalog of the Frank V. de Bellis Collection from the J. Paul Leonard Library at SFSU (thanks to Darlene Tong)
  • A set of bookmarks from the City College of San Francisco Library Exhibition Program (thanks to Kate Connell)
  • A boxed set of posters from "Crossing the Street: San Francisco, Mapping Hidden Stories" co-created by chapter member, artist, and librarian Kate Connell (thanks also to Kate!)
  • And a librarian-themed tea towel customized for ARLIS/NA 2014 (thanks to Dayna Holz)
The proceeds benefit student scholarships to attend ARLIS/NA. Check out some of the other offerings on the Pinterest page and encourage your colleagues from afar who are attending the conference to bid on our chapter donation!

Friday, March 21, 2014

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter Spring Meeting

Please join us for the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting on April 4th from at the University of California Berkeley, Bancroft Library from 10-3:30. The meeting is limited to 25 attendees; please RSVP to Lauren MacDonald by April 2nd.

9:15 - Meet up with fellow chapter members at Caffe Strada before our business meeting

10-10:30 - Business meeting, held in the Stone Room of Bancroft Library

10:30-10:45 - Overview of the Guadalajara International Book Fair and ALA Free Pass Program with Theresa Salazar, Curator of Western Americana at the Bancroft Library

10:45-12:00 - Discussion of trends in art book publishing with Erin Dunigan and Sarah Roberts

Erin will review the recent ACRL-ARLIS/NA webinar "Perspectives on ArtPublishing: Past, Present, Future and Open"

Sarah, the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at
SFMOMA, will give us an overview of the innovative online Rauschenberg
Research Project
As the project's primary author and project director, Sarah will be able
to provide insight into how to use this resource and best share it with researchers and patrons. A great opportunity to talk with an author about the making of the resources we use.

12-1:30 - Lunch at the Faculty Club (or free choice)

1:30-3:30 PM - Tour of Bancroft Library and viewing the Artists' books and Artists' Papers collections

After Tour Fun!
Those with energy can head over to the Berkeley Art Museum BAM/PFA to explore the galleries. And later that evening in Oakland, you can explore the First Friday Art Murmur or Friday Nights at the Oakland Museum of California. You may never want to leave the East Bay!

If you haven't paid your 2014 dues, please visit to pay through Paypal or send a check to:
Mary Wegmann 
277 Park View Terrace, Apt. 11 
Oakland, CA 94610

Monday, December 16, 2013

2014-2015 Election Results

The ARLIS/NA-NC 2014-2015 election results are in! 

Dayna Holz was unanimously elected as Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Northern California Chapter. Dayna is Art & Music Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library, and a second-time chapter officer. Mary Wegmann, a new member of the chapter, was unanimously elected as Secretary/Treasurer. Mary is Assistant Librarian/Interim Library Director at the Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Both Dayna and Mary bring a valuable combination of professional experience and a desire to see the chapter continue to thrive and grow under their leadership. 

Please join me in welcoming Dayna and Mary to their new officer positions. Congratulations to you both!  

Sarita Janich 
Outgoing Chair, ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fall Chapter Meeting Photos

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks again to everyone who attended our fall meeting on November 15th at California College of the Arts (CCA) and San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB). We had excellent member turnout, which I am happy to report included several new faces. Overall, I think that the meeting was a resounding success!

Photos of the meeting can be viewed on our Facebook page


Sarita Janich, Outgoing Chair

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Meeting - November 15, 2013

Please join us for our fall meeting at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts (CCA) on Friday, November 15, 2013. We will meet at 8:30 am in the Simpson Library for coffee and refreshments. After our business meeting and discussions, we will walk over to the San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) where we will be treated to a tour from 10-11 am. We will then head back to CCA for a tour of the Simpson Library and its industrial designer archive collection. The tours will be followed by lunch at one of the nearby restaurants and an optional visit to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

CCA Simpson Library is located at 1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 on the first floor. 
Visitor parking and public transportation directions can be found here

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarita Janich (Chair) or Lauren MacDonald (Secretary/Treasurer, acting Vice-Chair) by November 1st.

We hope to see you there!