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. 

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 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:

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)