Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ARLIS/NA-NC spring meeting, May 10, 2019

San Francisco Veterans Building exterior
Veterans Building
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)
The spring 2019 meeting of ARLIS/NA-Northern California Chapter was held on May 10 at the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archives in the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue. Barbara Rominski, Director of the Archives, introduced attendees to the long and fascinating history of the San Francisco Opera and its archives and showed treasures from the collection, including scenery sketches and props.
San Francisco Opera archives
Treasures from the archives on display
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)
After touring the photo galleries, the group crossed Memorial Court to the War Memorial Opera House for a special behind-the-scenes look and visits to the Opera's orchestra library and music library. 
San Francisco Memorial Court
Memorial Court, facing City Hall
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)

Full meeting minutes forthcoming.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter spring meeting

The ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter will hold its spring 2019 meeting on May 10th, 2019, at the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archives from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. For more information, please contact: arlisnocal [at] gmail [dot] com.

Friday, March 29, 2019

ARLIS/NA California chapters combined meeting, March 27, 2019

The Northern California and Southern California chapters of ARLIS/NA held a joint business meeting during the ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference in Salt Lake City. The meeting was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Riviera room of the Grand America Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

There were far more Southern than Northern California Chapter attendees and the bulk of the meeting consisted of updates and announcements for the Southern California chapter. For the handful of Northern California Chapter members in attendance, Kay Teel, Northern California Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, gave a brief summary of the current state of the chapter and the chapter's upcoming plans (TBA) for a spring meeting in May and a fall meeting in early November.

The meeting concluded by recognizing California chapter members presenting at the Salt Lake City conference and two group photographs of the meeting attendees were taken.

Prior to the official chapters meeting, an informal gathering of members from both chapters was held on Tuesday evening, March 26, at Bourbon House, a bar with restaurant-quality food, a few blocks from the Grand America Hotel. The Bourbon House staff were accommodating and friendly to our small group and a pleasant time was had by all!

Salt Lake City, view from Grand America Hotel, ARLIS/NA 2019 conference. iPhone photo by Kay Teel.

Friday, February 8, 2019

California chapters will meet at the ARLIS/NA annual conference

The ARLIS/NA annual conference will be held in Salt Lake City, March 26-30, 2019.
Our chapter will meet jointly with the Southern California chapter on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 a.m. (meeting room TBA).
For more information on the ARLIS/NA conference, visit the website: http://arlisna.org/saltlakecity2019/

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Meeting minutes for the November 2018 chapter meeting

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter met at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga on November 2, 2018. The draft meeting minutes are available here. Thank you to our generous hosts for the meeting: Lauren MacDonald, Saint Mary's College of California, and Saint Mary's College Museum of Art!
Saint Mary's College of California
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)

Friday, June 22, 2018

Meeting minutes for the May 2018 chapter meeting at CCA

The meeting minutes for the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting held at California College of the Arts on May 11, 2018, are now available here. Thank you to all who attended and to CCA for generously hosting our meeting!

Monday, April 30, 2018

ARLIS/NA and VRA Northern CA Chapters Meeting on May 11th at CCA Oakland

Please join the ARLIS/NA and VRA Northern California Chapters for a Spring 2018 meeting on Friday, May 11th from 9:30AM-3:30PM at the Meyer Library at California College of the Arts (CCA) in Oakland: https://libraries.cca.edu/about-us/about-us/spaces/#meyer-library

Current Agenda:

9:30-10:00AM - Meet and Greet

10:00-11:00AM - ARLIS/NA and VRA Northern California Chapters business meetings

11:00-11:15AM - Break

11:15AM-12:00PM - Tour of CCA's Oakland campus, led by Annemarie Haar

12:00-1:30PM - Lunch on your own

1:30-2:00PM - Tour of the library exhibition, Eclipsis, by tamara suarez porras and Sei Harris, led by Lisa Conrad

2:00-3:30PM - Group discussion on approaches to using library materials for studio courses and in artistic practice, led by Teri Dowling and Lisa Conrad.  Please think about examples from your own libraries to add to the discussion.

Transit, Parking and Campus Information:  

The CCA Oakland campus is located at 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Rockridge BART station. Street parking is available around campus. 

Since the CCA semester is over, the campus gates along Broadway may be locked but you may enter campus from Clifton Street, either through the faculty parking lot or other walkways.


There are lots of options along College Avenue, here are just a few suggestions:

Rikyu (Japanese / Sushi) - 5335 College Ave # 2, Oakland, CA 94618
Fillipos (Italian / Pasta) - 5400 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Holy Basil (Vietnamese / Pho) - 5362 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Rockridge Cafe (American / Diner) - 5492 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Cactus Taqueria - 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

We look forward to seeing many of you there! Please RSVP by Monday, May 7th by filling out this short form: https://goo.gl/forms/5tCtSgNtIaiVHIIs1. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Dansiger at adansiger@famsf.org or Jason Miller at jnmiller@berkeley.edu.