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.

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.

Picnic lunch at Fort Mason Center (will move indoors if weather isn't amenable).

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.

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

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

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).

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!