Monday, November 28, 2011

New ARLIS-CA Listserv

Below is some information of interest to ARLIS/NA Northern & Southern California Chapter members.

now have a new listserv that is hosted by ARLIS/NA. Everyone who was a subscriber to the previously active CSU East Bay listserv has been automatically signed up with the new one, so no need to re-subscribe! However, newer Northern and Southern California Chapter members may want to take advantage now and subscribe to the new listserv.

Please see the "how-to" list below for further information regarding the new listserv. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the co-moderators: Greg Borman (Northern California Chapter), or Krista Ivy (Southern California Chapter).

Big thanks go out to Liz Ginno, who moderated the former CSU East Bay listserv!


Greg Borman
ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter

Krista Ivy
ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter

How to Subscribe

  • Send an e-mail message to with the subject line blank. In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): SUBSCRIBE ARLIS-CA YOUR NAME (substituting your own name).
  • The list moderator will add all new subscribers as they are received. Some delays are possible.

How to Unsubscribe

  • Send an e-mail message to with the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): SIGNOFF ARLIS-CA.

How to Post a Message

  • Send your posting to
  • Only subscribers may post messages to the list.
  • Attachments are not accepted; these postings are automatically rejected.
  • Please contact the moderator for assistance if your posting is rejected.

How to Change Your Subscription Address

  • Send an e-mail message from the old address to with the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): CHANGE ARLIS-CA NEW@ADDRESS (substituting your new address).

How to Temporarily Stop Receiving Listserv Postings

It is proper listserv etiquette to set your subscription on nomail when you will be away from your office for an extended period of time. This prevents other subscribers from receiving your automatic "out-of-office" reply every time they post to the list. Those who want to read the listserv mail they missed while away can do so through the archives.

  1. Send an email message to with the subject line blank.
  2. In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature):
  3. To reset your subscription follow the same steps substituting the command:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meeting Minutes from Fall 2011 Chapter Meeting

You can view our Fall Meeting minutes by clicking here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Incoming Vice-Chair!

It is my pleasure to announce that Sarita Hinojos, currently a student of San Jose State’s School of Library and Information Science, was elected as Vice Chair/Chair-Elect for ARLIS/NA NC at our fall 2011 meeting, and has accepted the position! Sarita brings a welcome perspective regarding outreach and recruitment of students and new professionals, along with unbridled enthusiasm. Please join me in welcoming Sarita into her new role in 2012. She joins an excellent team of Leia Casey, incoming chair, and Greg Borman, secretary/treasurer.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Photos from Fall 2011 Meeting at San Francisco Public Library

We've uploaded photos from the Fall 2011 Chapter meeting at SFPL. Many thanks to all who attended, we were very pleased with the turnout! And we hope you enjoyed the visual literacy talk by Peter Koch, the tour of SFPL, and the afternoon visit to the nearby Electric Works gallery. Look forward to seeing you all in Spring 2012! Link to photos:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Meeting @ SFPL Main

Please join us for our fall meeting at the San Francisco Public Main Library on Friday, November 4, 2011. We will meet at 9:30 am in the Latino/Hispanic Meeting room for Coffee and refreshments. After our business meeting and discussions, we will be treated to tours of library’s collections and history center.

For more information, please RSVP to one of the Chapter’s officers: Lisa Conrad (Chair), Leia Casey (Vice Chair), Greg Borman (Secretary/ Treasurer).

Maps and Parking Information

I suggest taking public transportation. Civic Center is the closest BART station. Exit at the stairs to Market and Grove Street.

SFPL Google Map

Parking Garages:

Civic Center Garage (355 McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets)
Performing Arts Garage (360 Grove Street, between Franklin and
Gough Streets)

Street Parking:

There are 1-hour metered parking spaces around the Main Library.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Discovery, Literacy, Practice: Current Trends in Art Information

The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is hosting a virtual conference on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 9:30am to 4:00pm MDT. For more information about the exciting conference program, registration, and Adobe Connect (the virtual conference platform), please visit the chapter's website:

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2011.

Conference attendance is open to anyone interested in the arts and information — we hope to see you in cyberspace!

Carrie L. McDade, MA Art History, MLIS
Fine Arts & Architecture Librarian
Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
295 South 1500 East Rm 2400D
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
(801) 585-7354

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meeting Minutes from Spring 2011 Chapter Meeting

The meeting minutes are available on our site by clicking here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Photos from Spring 2011 Meeting in Sacramento


Here's the link to some photos from our Spring 2011 meeting at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento on April 22nd. Thanks to all who attended, and for those who couldn't make it, we certainly hope to see you this Fall!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blogging from the VRA + ARLIS/NA Conference

Greetings all,

I'm currently at the VRA + ARLIS/NA Conference (along with our Chair, Lisa Conrad) in Minneapolis and have been blogging about my experience for the ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New Professionals) Website. It's my second ARLIS/NA Conference.

[Postscript: links to all blog entries below]:

It's been great seeing some Bay Area faces here!

Your Secretary/Treasurer,

Greg Borman

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ARLIS/NA NC Annual Report

I am headed to the ARLIS/NA Conference in Minneapolis on Thursday, along with several of our chapter members. Our annual report, which I've just sent in to the conference, is available on our website here.

- Your current Chair, Lisa Conrad

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 Officers

I am pleased to announce the new chapter officers for 2011. Thanks so much for allowing me to serve these past two years!

Chair: Lisa Conrad
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Leia Casey
Secretary/Treasurer: Greg Borman

-- Anna Fishaut