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:

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: If you have any questions, please contact Abby Dansiger at or Jason Miller at

Meeting minutes for the 2018 ARLIS/NA NYC chapter meeting

The meeting minutes for the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting held at the 2018 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in New York City are available here.

Thank you to ARLIS/NA for providing a time slot and venue and to all who attended!

Meeting minutes for the Fall 2017 Chapter meeting at Stanford University

The meeting minutes for the fall 2017 ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, Stanford University, can be viewed here.

Thank you to our meeting hosts and to all who attended!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Save the Date! Spring Meeting on May 11, 2018 at CCA in Oakland

Please save the date for our next chapter meeting on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the California College of the Arts Meyer Library in Oakland, CA.

More information about the day's events and a request for RSVPs will be sent out in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chapter Meeting at Annual Conference in NYC

For those attending the annual conference in NYC next month, please mark your calendars for a Northern California chapter meeting!

We currently have a chapter meeting scheduled jointly with Southern California on Monday, February 26th from 8:00am - 9:00am at the Hilton in Murray Hill East.

Please email Abby Dansiger, ARLIS/NA-NC Chair, at if there are any items that you would like to discuss as a group, and of course please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions for future meetings and events.

New ARLIS/NA-NC Chapter Officers!

Congratulations and welcome to our newly appointed chapter officers, Kathryn Wayne, Vice Chair/Chair Elect, and Kay Teel, Secretary/Treasurer!

Kathryn and Kay have both served in their positions previously, and their continued dedication and support for our chapter is very much appreciated.

We are all looking forward to a great year!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Call for Nominations: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect & Secretary/Treasurer

The ARLIS/NA Northern California (ARLIS/NA-NC) Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominees for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Secretary/Treasurer. The Vice-Chair/Chair Elect position will commence as Vice-Chair on January 1, 2018 and assume the Chair position on January 1, 2019. The Secretary/Treasurer position will commence on January 1, 2018 for two years. 

Anyone interested in serving can self-nominate by sending the Committee a brief statement of interest and a short biography describing your professional qualifications or a current resume/CV. You may also submit the name of an ARLIS/NA-NC colleague to the Nominating Committee. 

According to the chapter bylaws, the Vice-Chair/Chair Elect is responsible for carrying out the following duties

The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2 year appointment: 1 year as Vice-Chair, 1 year as Chair) shall act as executive officer in the event the Chair is unable to serve; shall act as the program chair; shall assist in the planning of the activities of the Chapter; and shall draft and send out the Chapter's annual report.

According to the chapter bylaws, the Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for carrying out the following duties:

Secretary/Treasurer (2 year appointment) shall be responsible for: a. the announcements of meetings; b. the keeping of minutes of the meetings of the Chapter; c. the handling of all financial accounts of the Chapter; d. sending reports of meetings of the Chapter to the Chapters Liaison within thirty (30) days of the meeting.

Serving as a chapter officer has many benefits, including gaining valuable leadership experience and ensuring that the ARLIS/NA-NC Chapter meets the needs of our local network of art information professionals. Please consider contributing to our chapter as a member of the Executive Board!

Please send your nominations to the ARLIS/NA Northern California (ARLIS/NA-NC) Nominating Committee: Christina Moretta (Outgoing Chair) or Abby Dansiger (Incoming Chair) by Friday, December 8. You may also contact us with any questions.