Thursday, June 4, 2015

Donate to the NorCal Chapter ARLIS "endowment" fund!

Do you love your local ARLIS Chapter?  Do you want more events, professional development opportunities, and better snacks at meetings?  If so, please consider donating to the Chapter’s “endowment fund”!

As you all know, our small chapter struggles to maintain the $1000 bank balance that is necessary to avoid monthly banking fees.  This makes it difficult to fund all of the events that we would like to host to support our members and help our Chapter to grow.  We would love to have a cushion of $1000 in our bank account that would allow us to use annual revenue on Chapter activities.  We are asking our members to consider donating amounts of $20, $50, or $100 to our “endowment” so that we can stabilize our bank account.  The PayPal link on the Chapter’s website has been updated so that you can make a donation. Please consider supporting the Chapter if you are able.


I hope to see you all at the happy hour event at William Stout Books on 6/25!


NorCal Chapter Welcome Party for ALA Attendees 6/25

If you're planning to go to ALA in San Francisco, please join the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter for a welcome party on Thursday, June 25th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at William Stout Architectural Books. Mingle with fellow art librarians and enjoy browsing a nice selection of architectural books over a glass of wine and light snacks.

Our host, William Stout Architectural Books, is just a short walk from the conference site at 804 Montgomery St. (cross street Jackson St.). We hope you can squeeze this event into your conference schedule! Please RSVP to holz.dayna@gmail.com if you plan to attend.
And if you have time on Friday, you won't want to miss a (free!) participatory art-making event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with artist/librarian Kate Connell. June 26, 3-7:30 p.m., in the Room for Big Ideas at YBCA (in the Yerba Buena Gardens across from the Moscone Center conference site). Learn more in the June Thinkering Activities link at http://sparkmakers.org/thinkeringschool/  and Room for Big Ideas: Conceiving Place


Welcome to San Francisco!

Spring 2015 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the fall 2014 chapter meeting at the Maritime Research Center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park can be accessed here. 

Thanks again to everyone who attended!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Meeting - Friday, April 24, 2015 at Fort Mason



Please join the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter for our spring meeting at Fort Mason in San Francisco on Friday, April 24th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.




9:30-12:30
Maritime Research Center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, Fort Mason Center, Building E.

Following the Chapter business meeting, we will have special interest breakout sessions for further discussion (cataloging, reference, instruction, and/or other topics to be determined), an introduction to the Maritime NHP research collections, a talk on maritime art by historian Jim Shuttleworth, followed by a tour of the Fine Arts Room.



12:30-2:00
Picnic lunch at Fort Mason Center (will move indoors if weather isn't amenable).




2:00-3:00
Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, Building D

Welcome to the Mexican Museum and a tour of the exhibition, Maestros: 20th Century Mexican Masters, by Marlena Cannon, Assistant to the Director.


3:00-4:00
Long Now Foundation
Introduction to the Long Now Foundation and tour with Andrew Warner, Technical Production and Public Communications Lead, followed by tea or a happy hour cocktail at The Interval.


Please RSVP by April 19th to arlisnocal@gmail.com


2015 membership dues can be paid in person or through the Chapter's PayPal account.
Directions: The Maritime Research Center is located on the third floor of Building E, in Fort Mason Center (also known as Lower Fort Mason), located near the intersection of Buchanan St. and Marina Blvd. (Entrance across from the Marina Safeway.) Building E is the easternmost warehouse building, near the Festival Pavilion and the Firehouse building.


 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SIlent Auction Donation for the Annual Conference

Some of us are headed off to Ft. Worth, Texas for this year's ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, and we'll be bringing treasures from Northern California to donate to the silent auction, benefiting student scholarships. We have a great collection this year! Thanks to all chapter members who generously donated, and to Abby Bridge for beating the bushes and getting some wonderful corporate donations.

This year, we've got some wares crafted by chapter members:

  • Three postcard format prints from Commuter Diary series, by Mary Marsh
  • Felted macarons guest soaps, by Darlene Tong
  • Hand-embroidered “Overdue” tea towel, by Dayna Holz

 And some great donations from member institutions and chapter admirers:

  • South of Market, by Janet Delaney. Photobook related to exhibition currently on view at the de Young Museum, donated by SFMOMA Museum Store 
  • Garry Winogrand. Catalog of exhibition jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, currently on view at FundaciĆ³n MAPFRE, Madrid. Donated by SFMOMA Research Library
  • San Francisco’s Municipal Railway, MUNI. Pictorial history of San Francisco’s transit agency. Donated by the San Francisco Railway Museum
  • 30-A-Day tub of assorted dark chocolate, Bay Lights 12 pc gift box (art work features installation on the Bay Bridge by Leo Villareal), SF Heart Souvenir 12 pc gift box (art work features Cupid’s Span, public sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen), Two Mokaccino 58g bars. All donated by TCHO chocolate

Thanks everyone! And be sure to tell your conference-going colleagues to bid high and bid often!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fall 2014 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the fall 2014 chapter meeting at Chronicle Books can be accessed here. Photos of the meeting can be found on our Facebook page.

Thanks again to everyone who attended the meeting!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Please join ARLIS/NA Northern California for our fall chapter meeting at Chronicle Books!

November 7, 2014
10am-3pm

Chronicle Books
680 2nd St. San Francisco, CA

Enter through the retail bookstore and follow the signs directing you to the Library on the 4th floor.

10-10:20- Morning snacks
10:20-10:45- Business meeting
10:45-11:45- Visual Literacy panel
11:45-12:30- Presentation by a Chronicle editor on past and future book projects

Lunch at Ironside.

2pm- Tour of Crown Point Press led by founder Kathan Brown.  Crown Point Press is located at 20 Hawthorne St. (between 2nd and 3rd, about a half mile from Chronicle and Ironside).