ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Chapter Nominations Needed by November 22

The ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is seeking nominees (including self-nominations) for two  Board positions: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and Treasurer, to begin in January 2021. Serving as an officer is a great way to contribute to the Chapter, build leadership skills, and meet and develop relationships with wonderful art library colleagues in the Mid-Atlantic area. Please submit your nominations by Sunday, November 22.

(Please note: The Chapter is currently considering sponsorship of Chapter and ARLIS/NA membership dues for any incoming elected member Vice Chair/Chair Elect and Treasurer for 2021 who is currently unemployed. A decision will be made in the next few days.)

Vice Chair/Chair Elect (2 years)

This is a three year position, and the Vice Chair will automatically assume the position of Chair in their second year of service followed by a concluding year as Immediate Past Chair.

Vice Chair duties are as follows: 

  • The Vice Chair acts as chief executive officer in the event that the Chair is unable to serve, assists with meeting programming, keeps meeting minutes, and automatically serves as Chair the following year.
  • The Chair acts as chief executive officer of the Chapter.
  • With the assistance of the Vice-Chair and Treasurer, the Chair plans the activities of the Chapter, communicates about meetings, serves as chair of all special project committees, submits the annual report and otherwise liaises with officers and committees of the national association, and shall automatically become the Immediate Past Chair in the following year.

Treasurer (2 years)

The Treasurer shall be responsible for all documents and correspondence regarding membership and handle all financial accounts of the Chapter. The Treasurer will also oversee membership accounts, new and renewals. The Treasurer will serve a term of two years.

Eligibility

To qualify for these positions, one must be 2020/2021 members of the chapter and the society. The elected officers should make every effort to attend the society’s annual conference. Students are also eligible to serve (keeping in mind the three year term of service).

To nominate yourself or another chapter member, or if you have questions about the role, please email the chapter chairs, Jennifer Page (jennifer.page@montgomerycollege.edu) and Cathryn Copper (cathryn@vt.edu) by Sunday, November 22. Thank you for your consideration!

Panel: The Preservation and Presence of Textiles in Library and Museum Collections

The Preservation and Presence of Textiles in Library and Museum Collections: A Panel and Discussion

This panel brings together a unique group of librarians and conservators from the Library of Congress and The Textile Museum at the George Washington University, to discuss the presence and preservation of textiles and textile-related items. Panelists will give short presentations, discussing preservation tactics for textiles in library and museum settings. Following this, there will be a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public via Webex. Please complete the Eventbrite registration to attend this event.

Panelists

– Dan Paterson (Senior Conservator, Book Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Library of Congress)
– Eiichi Ito (Japanese Reference Specialist, Asian Division, Library of Congress)
– Kathy Woodrell (Reference Specialist, Decorative Arts and Architecture, Researcher and Reference Services Division, Library of Congress)
– Maria Fusco (Chief Conservator, The Textile Museum at the George Washington University)
– Yasmeen Khan (Head, Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Library of Congress)

Moderators

– Charlotte Giles (South Asia reference librarian, Asian Division, Library of Congress)
– Jonathan Loar (South Asia reference librarian, Asian Division, Library of Congress)

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