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.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Meeting minutes for the Spring 2017 Chapter Meeting at SFMOMA Library

The meeting minutes for the Spring 2017 chapter meeting at the SFMOMA Library can be accessed here.

Thanks again to everyone who attended!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ARLIS/NA Northern CA Fall 2017 Meeting at Stanford University

Please mark your calendars for the next ARLIS/NA Northern California chapter meeting taking place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Stanford University’s Bowes Art & Architecture Library.

Our current agenda is as follows:

·         9:30-10:00AM   Coffee and treats on 2nd floor terrace

·         10:00-10:30AM Tour of Bowes Library

·         10:30AM-12:00PM  Room 201: Business meeting (agenda) + short presentation on Art Locked Stacks collection of rare, unique, and collectible materials. 

·         12:00-1:00PM  Lunch on your own (nearby options include: Cool Cafe, Cantor Arts Center;
Ike’s Place, McMurtry Building; Bytes Cafe, 350 Serra Mall; Bio X Cafeteria)

·         1:00-2:00PM Scheduled visit to the Rumsey Map Center

·         2:00-5:00PM Self-guided visits to Anderson CollectionCantor Arts Center; Stanford Art Gallery, Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition; and Coulter Art Gallery, McMurtry Building, InTransit: 4th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

·         3:15- 4:25PM Free student-led walking tours

Please RSVP by Friday, November 10th using the following link:

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Moretta, Chair, or Abby Dansiger, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Northern CA Chapter Spring Meeting on May 5th at SFMOMA Library

The ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter’s Spring meeting will be taking place at the SFMOMA Library in downtown San Francisco on Friday, May 5th. Our tentative agenda is as follows:

  • 10:00-11:00 AM - ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter business meeting
  • 11:00-11:30 AM - Break and Library tour
  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Forum on Artists' Ephemera
    • John Held, Jr., mail artist, author, performance artist and former librarian, will talk about Steven Leiber and his influence on the acceptance of artistic ephemera, and Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA, will discuss curating artists’ ephemera at SFMOMA. Followed by Q&A and open discussion.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 PM - Explore SFMOMA galleries

Space is limited! Please RSVP by April 28th using the following link:  

Please contact Christina Moretta, Chair, or Abby Dansiger, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, at with any questions.

Thank you!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fall 2016 and NOLA 2017 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the November 1st, Fall 2016 chapter meeting at the California Historical Society can be read here.

Minutes from the meeting at the ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans, February 2017, can be read here.

Thanks to everyone who attended - looking forward to seeing you at SFMOMA in May.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Save the Date! Northern CA Chapter Spring Meeting on May 5th

Please save the date of Friday, May 5, 2017 for the Northern California chapter spring meeting, scheduled to take place at 10:00AM at the newly reopened SFMOMA Library in downtown San Francisco.

A full agenda and request for your RSVP will be sent out in the coming weeks. At this time we would like to ask everyone to kindly note that due to space limitations for this particular meeting, current chapter members will receive priority for attendance and guests will certainly be welcome if space permits.

If you have any questions, please contact Abby Dansiger at or Christina Moretta at