ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

2018 Winter Meeting

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ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Winter 2018 Meeting, Monday, February 26, 2018, Hilton Midtown, New York

Attendees:

Kim Lesley, Shira Eller, Roger Lawson, Jacqueline Protka, Heather Slania, Lee Viverette, Sarah Osborne Bender, Nick Curotto, Katie Monroe, Alex Reigle, Mary Louise Castaldi, Lynora Williams, Julia Wisniewski, Carla-Mae Crookendale, K. Sarah Ostrach, Gregory Most, Vada Komistra, Courtney Tkacz, Chris Needham, Sian Evans, Anne Evenhaugen, Anne Simmons, Kathy Woodrell, Mary Wassermann, Elise Tanner, Kathy Cowan

Business meeting:

  • Fall (October 2017) meeting minutes approved
  • Website & communications report
    • Courtney Taking over from Cale McCammon
    • Chapter name unified/standardized and links fixed across the website
    • Directory up-to-date as of meeting
    • Will be tracking web stats
    • Seeking images for banner
    • Listserv – 138 subscribers; less spam and junk mail coming through
  • Treasurer’s report:
    • Raised $745 in donations for Backlund Travel Award, but needed to supplement this with funds from savings
    • Membership numbers: check treasurer’s report for more details
      • Student memberships are increasing – started with 3, now have 8
        • More student members joining listserv; should we be reaching out/recruiting them?
    • Question: Is it possible to seek matching grants or funds for travel awards?
      • Yes, but should report these to ARLIS/NA and want to ensure we’re not soliciting nat’l-level organizations that society might reach out to for conference/society support
      • We have also held fundraisers in the past
  • Summer meeting at National Gallery of Art
    • June 8 or 15th – will send poll to membership
    • Program under development
  • Fall 2018: proposed joint meeting w/ Southeast chapter
    • Tentatively looking at Richmond, VA
      • Chapter leaders (Kim & Stephanie) working with Southeast Pres & VP (Patricia Gimenez and Breanne Crumpton)
    • Reach out to VMFA & VCU as potential site hosts
    • Possibility of internal awards to support travel (given greater distance and overnight stays)?
    • Looking at dates after October 8 – southeast usually meets mid-November, so will look for dates sometime in the intermediate weeks
  • Chapter archives
    • Delaware Valley chapter – documents now sent to ARLIS/NA archives at UIUC
    • Some paper records still in personal offices- will consolidate those and send to archives
    • Need to check with Ed Deegan about archiving the DV listserv?
  • Other business/updates:
    • Gregg Most: WARLC dissolving and incorporating into Mid-Atlantic
      • Adding as “standing committee” to ease paperwork/legal issues
    • Backlund Award: Chris Needham coming onto committee
    • NDSR art grant received at MICA
      • Digital archiving of art & design masters’ theses: resident asked to address what happens when text isn’t primary source of documentation when archiving these works
    • Moore College Library: closed for renovations