Thursday, October 29, 2020

ARLIS/NA-NC Spring 2020 meeting minutes

The minutes from the May 18, 2020, meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America Northern California Chapter are now posted. The meeting was conducted virtually via Zoom. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

ARLIS/NA-NC Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

The ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter's next chapter meeting will be held virtually on October 7, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PST. 

Meeting agenda:

1.    Business Meeting

a.     Welcome

b.     Secretary/Treasurer's Report

c.     Approval of Spring 2020 minutes 

d.     Announcement re: Vice-Chairperson elect 2021

e.    Event announcement: PeoplesLab + Dorit Cypis 10/21, 10-12

f.    Other announcements?

2.    Panel: Ch-ch-ch-changes! Library Adaptations During COVID and BLM

a.     Remote Reference and Instruction

Abby Bridge, SFMOMA & City College of San Francisco

Dayna Holz, City College of San Francisco

b.    Remote Teaching with Special Collections using Document Cameras

Benjamin Albritton, Rare Books Curator, Stanford Libraries Special Collections

Peter Blank, Photography Curator, Stanford Libraries Special Collections

c.    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Collections at the SFMOMA Library

David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

3.    Breakout sessions / discussion topics

a.     Hi, how are you?

b.     How has your library been adapting during this time of closure? Have you modified library services or introduced new services?

c.     How is your library addressing (or planning to address) issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion? 

Monday, November 18, 2019

ARLIS/NA-NC fall meeting, November 1, 2019

Hearst Museum of Anthropology entrance
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)

The fall 2019 meeting of ARLIS/NA-Northern California Chapter was held on November 1 at the Art History/Classics Library, University of California, Berkeley. Attendees toured the Art History/Classics Library before the chapter's business meeting, then joined members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for a buffet-style lunch at the faculty club (Bernard Maybeck, architect). After lunch was a tour of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which holds one of the largest anthropological collections in the United States. Best known for its Native American collections, the museum's cultural objects come from around the world. Ira Jacknis, Ph.D., Senior Research Anthropologist, introduced the museum's history and collections. Tours of the exhibit and on-site storage spaces were given by Jacknis and by Katie Fleming, Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. 

Full meeting minutes available

Monday, September 23, 2019

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter Fall 2019 meeting

The Joint Fall Meeting of the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter & San Francisco Bay Area Special Libraries Association will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Art History/Classics Library & Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. 

9:45-10:30 - Tour of the Art History/Classics Library by Lynn Cunningham, Art Librarian
10:30-11:45 - Business Meeting, Room 303, Doe Library
11:45-1:15 - Walk to the no-host joint luncheon with Special Libraries Association at the Men's Faculty Club (Bernard Maybeck, Architect)
1:30-3:00 - Tour of Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology by Research Anthropologist Ira Jacknis ($10/person fee--cash only)
3:00-5:00 - Explore the Berkeley campus on your own. The Berkeley Art Museum has several new exhibitions, see for details.

RSVP required. Contact the ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter for more details.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Save the date: Fall Meeting, November 1, 2019

The next ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, on the University of California campus. It will be the first time our Chapter will meet jointly with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Special Libraries Association. This will be an all-day meeting including a tour of the Art History/Classics Library, a no-host lunch at the Faculty Club, and a guided tour of the Phoebe Hearst Anthropology Museum ($10 fee per person). The meeting will be held from approximately 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Further details will be posted closer to the meeting date.) 

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 now available.

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.