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!

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