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!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Spring 2013 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the spring 2013 chapter meeting at the San Francisco Airport Aviation Museum & Library can be accessed here. Photos of the meeting can be found on our Facebook page.

Thanks again to everyone who attended the meeting!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Please RSVP! Spring Meeting - May 24, 2013

Here's the information for our local chapter's spring meeting!
Co-hosted by the Visual Resource Association (VRA) Northern California Chapter, the meeting will take place at the Aviation Museum & Library, San Francisco International Airport.

* Please note: Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate the first 25 people that RSVP for the meeting. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by May 3 by emailing or
Agenda (Tentative)
8:30 – 9:00 am Sign in - Meet and greet with coffee and pastries in the Main Hall
9:00 – 9:30 am Call to Order - VRA will meet in the Reading Room for their Business meeting
9:30 am VRA rejoins ARLIS
9:30 – 9:45 am Report from ARLIS Annual in Pasadena/VRA Conference, Round table discussion
9:45– 10:00 am Break
10:00____  Aviation Museum Tour with Librarian, Julie Takata

Lunch in the pre-security International Terminal, Main Hall South Food Court (near Boarding Area A) and self guided exploration of the SFO Museum exhibitions will follow the tour for those interested in attending.
Transportation and Directions:
Located pre-security on the Departures Level of the International Terminal Main Hall, no airline ticket required.

Driving Directions:

Public Transportation:

Take the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART line to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) station. From BART, take the AirTrain “Red Line” to the International Terminal. Take the escalator down one floor to the Departures level.

Hope to see you there!

Sarita Hinojos, MLIS

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter Chair

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Meeting - Save the Date

Please Save the Date!
Join us on Friday, May 24 for the spring meeting of the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter. After a successful joint meeting last year with the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Northern California Chapter, we've decided to join forces again this spring!

We'll be meeting at the San Francisco Airport (SFO) Aviation Museum and Library. As usual, we will meet for morning refreshments with a meeting, lunch, and tours to follow.

We will have more details shortly, so please stay tuned!