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Workshops & Events

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CURRENT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option
Tate Britain, London
Saturday 26th April 2014, 11.00 - 16.00


This workshop aims to introduce those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kinds of work and roles involved, as well as the current job market and how to enter the profession.

The speakers are drawn from a variety of different library settings and bring a wide range of experience and perspectives, including that of a recent graduate working in the sector. The day also includes a presentation by Donald Lickely (Sue Hill Recruitment) on the current job market and how to enhance your CV. The day closes with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tate Library and Archive by Jane Bramwell.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

Booking closes on Monday 21st April 2014.

This workshop is organised by the ARLIS Professional Development Committee.


PAST WORKSHOPS

An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Monday 2nd December 2013, 10.00-16.00

**fully booked**

This workshop, organised by the Professional Development Committee, is for those new to the world of art librarianship, or those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work. The day features presentations from leading art librarians, who will provide up-to-date information on the key print and electronic resources and strategies for effective research enquiry work.

There is a significant practical element to the day, allowing delegates to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired during the workshop. There will also be a behind-the-scenes tour of the extraordinary collections in the V&A National Art Library.

Programme and booking form: Word PDF


Dewey for art documentation
London Metropolitan University (Holloway Road campus)
Tuesday 17th December 2013, 9.30-17.00


Classifying art documentation is full of challenges, and negotiating the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme can sometimes feel very much like an art! This one-day workshop, organised by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee, takes a long, hard look at the art schedules of Dewey and provides plenty of opportunities for delegates to hone their Dewey skills.

The workshop covers a general introduction to classification, an introduction to the Dewey scheme, followed by a more detailed look at how to use the art schedules and the particular issues of classifying some areas of art, such as photography and video art. There will also be an introduction to WebDewey, with time for delegates to use it themselves. The focus of the day is learning-by-doing, so as well as presentations by experts and practitioners, there will be lots of practical activities to provide hands-on experience of the Dewey scheme.

As well as input from cataloguers who specialise in classifying art materials, we are pleased that Caroline Kent (British Library, and chair of the Dewey Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee) will be joining us to share her expertise. In addition, there will be opportunities to network with other cataloguing and classification colleagues throughout the day  talking about Dewey in tea breaks is entirely optional!

Programme:
9.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and housekeeping (Maria White, chair of ARLIS cataloguing and classification committee, and Mary Burslem, London Metropolitan University)
10.10 Thinking about classification (Deborah Lee, Courtauld Institute of Art)
10.30 Introduction to Dewey and number building (Caroline Kent, British Library)
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Activity 1: meeting the tables and number building (Caroline Kent)
11.45 The art of Dewey: working with the 700s (Kate Kluttz, University of the Arts London, with Nicky Ransom, University for the Creative Arts)
12.30 Activity 2: classifying art subjects using Dewey (Kate Kluttz, Nicky Ransom, Mary Burslem, Deborah Lee)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Activity 3: The Dewey petting zoo: handling complex art topics (Kate Kluttz, Nicky Ransom, Mary Burslem, Deborah Lee)
15.15 Tea break
15.45 Introduction to WebDewey (Caroline Kent)
16.45 Round up
17.00 Close, followed by an optional networking opportunity.

For details of prices and how to book, please open the attached booking form


Getting Creative: Teaching Information Literacy to Art and Design Students
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London
Monday 24th June 2013, 9.30am - 4pm


A workshop designed for librarians looking for new ways to run information literacy or library skills sessions for Art and Design students. Featuring a wide range of speakers engaged in innovative practices, this event will look at the subject specific nature of information literacy, outlining a variety of inspiring approaches.

Presenters will cover a range of topics such as using Archives and Special Collections, embedding creative project based sessions, creating online resources, designing an institutional framework and devising games to use in teaching sessions. The event will also provide a valuable opportunity to network with other art librarians engaged in teaching information literacy and share practices.

9.30 - 10.00 Registration for a 10.00am start, with tea and coffee
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and setting the context, Antonia Williamson, Goldsmiths, University of London
10.15 - 11.00 "The road to Utopia: an information literacy planning aid", Richenda Gwilt, University for the Creative Arts
11.00 - 11.30 Tea, coffee, biscuits
11.30 - 12.15 "InfosmART: Developing an OER in information skills for the art and design community", Duncan Chappell, Glasgow School of Art
12.15 - 1.00 "The Ideas Factory: a collaborative project for the information literate filmmakers of tomorrow", Alan Turner, Arts University Bournemouth
1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
2.00 - 3.00 "What´s the name of the game?: Using games to teach Information Literacy". Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill, Middlesex University
3.00 - 3.45 "Information Literacy through object based learning: examples from University of the Arts London", Sarah Mahurter, University of the Arts London

Please complete the booking form and return it to: Katie Blackford, LRC Assistant, Christie´s Education, 153 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BD or by email to: kblackford@christies.com no later than 17th June 2013.

Programme and booking form: Word PDF

Presentation slides and notes from this workshop are available to download here.

This workshop was organised by the ARLIS Professional Development Committee.


Giving up the archive?: Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations´ archives
White Cube Gallery, 144 - 152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
Monday 1st July 2013, 10am-4pm approx


Many arts organisations are interested in locating and exploring their archival heritage. What are the driving forces behind this interest? How much archive material survives, where and in what condition? What can archives tell us about the history of these organisations and how important are they to their contemporary activities? This study day aims to explore these questions, providing reflections and case studies from academics, curators, artists and archivists.

Organised by ARLISUK & Ireland in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow´s Centre for Contemporary Art. Supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Contributors will include Dr Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow); Ross Sinclair; Marysia Lewandowska; Dr Julie Bacon (University of Kent); Dr Francis McKee (CCA Director and GSA Research Fellow); Prof Beryl Graham (CRUMB at University of Sunderland); and Donna Romano (NIVAL).

Who should attend: Curators, Academics, Artists, Archivists

Cost:
ARLIS members £75
ARLIS students 43
Non-ARLIS 90
Non-ARLIS student 53

To book your place, please email the bookings form to bookings.art@gmail.com or post to Lorraine Blackman, ARLIS Administrator, GSA Event, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.

Refreshments will be provided during the day: a drinks reception will be provided after the event, please indicate in your booking email if you do not wish to attend.

Programme and booking form: Word PDF


The Archivist as Curator: exhibiting collections, from conception to realization and review
White Cube Gallery, 144 - 152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
Thursday 23 May 2013, 10.30-17.00


A study day exploring how to successfully exhibit archive material.

Study day content:
Are you:
- thinking of exhibiting material from an archive, but unsure how to approach the task?
- unclear about the method of display that would be most appropriate for your situation (Eg. showcase, web-feature, blog, full-scale exhibition etc.)?
- having trouble identifying a theme or unsure how to select material?
- concerned about conservation, copyright and insurance issues?
- unsure how to determine costs and value?
- unclear on how to gain feedback and add value to exhibiting?

This study day explores the practice of displaying archive material in hard-copy and digital format, from the conception of an idea/theme through to post exhibition feedback and analysis. It covers how to identify the most appropriate platform for display, who to involve, how to select and prepare material, promotion and feedback as well as a range of practical concerns such as conservation, insurance, and copyright.
The speakers are all experts in the field having, between them, a wide range of experience planning and exhibiting multi-format archival material, including photographs and audio-visuals, in a variety of ways.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

This event is organised by ARLIS UK & Ireland Art Archives committee.


Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option
National Gallery Education Rooms, London
Saturday 27th April 2013, 11.00 - 16.00

This workshop aims to introduce those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kinds of work and roles involved, as well as the current job market and how to enter the profession.

The speakers are drawn from a variety of different library settings and bring a wide range of experience and perspectives, including that of a recent graduate working in the sector. The day also includes a presentation by Donald Lickely (Sue Hill Recruitment) on the current job market and how to enhance your CV. The day closes with a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Gallery Library by Elspeth Hector.

Programme and booking form: Word PDF

Booking closes on Friday 19th April 2013.

This workshop is organised by the ARLIS Professional Development Committee.


ARLIS RDA implementation workshop
Friday 12th April 2013, 13.00-17.00
Christie´s Education, 153 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 5BD.

RDA is coming! National libraries such as the Library of Congress and British Library will be fully adopting RDA by March 31st 2013, so all other libraries need to consider how they will deal with changing to this new cataloguing standard. The ARLIS cataloguing and classification committee invite you to a half-day workshop which considers the practicalities of implementing RDA.

Alan Danskin (British Library) starts the workshop with an overview of how the British Library and other national libraries have implemented RDA. Next, Janet Ashton (British Library) and Deborah Lee (Courtauld Institute of Art) will outline the main issues and policy decisions that libraries need to make, highlighting those particularly important to small/medium libraries and/or art-related collections. Stuart Hunt (University of Warwick) will discuss the systems considerations needed to implement RDA. Deborah Lee (Courtauld Institute of Art) will then share her experiences of adopting RDA at the Courtauld, focussing on training. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to ask questions to the speakers and for discussion.

Provisional programme:
1.00 - Registration
1.20 - Welcome by chair (Maria White, Tate)
1.30 - What the British Library is doing and international implementation (Alan Danskin, British Library)
2.10 - Outline of issues/policy decisions to be made, especially for art libraries (Janet Ashton, British Library and Deborah Lee, Courtauld Institute of Art)
2.50 - Questions
3.00 - Tea/coffee
3.30 - Systems considerations (Stuart Hunt, University of Warwick)
4.00 - Case study: implementation at the Courtauld, focussing on training (Deborah Lee, Courtauld Institute of Art)
4.30 - Questions
4.45 - Round up (Maria White, Tate)
5.00 - End of workshop

Fees:
Refreshments will be provided, but please note that attendees will need to make their own arrangements concerning lunch.

ARLIS members - £50
Non-ARLIS members - £60
ARLIS students/unwaged/retired - 28
Non-ARLIS students - £33

Booking form: Word PDF


FRBR for art librarians
University of East London, Docklands Campus, London
Tuesday 18th December 2012

FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) is the conceptual basis for RDA (Resource Description and Access). With the Library of Congress and the British Library working towards full RDA implementation by 31 March 2013 and the hybrid environment of AACR2 and RDA already with us, it is essential to understand the thinking behind RDA. So if your WEMI is wobbly or your entities and their relationships are a bit muddled this is the event for you.

Organised by ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee, we are very pleased to announce that the half day workshop will be led by Anne Welsh, lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL).

The event will take place from 1 pm - 5 pm on Tuesday 18 December 2012 at the University of East London, Docklands Campus, with an opportunity for networking with fellow attendees after the event over a glass of wine or soft drink.

Programme and booking form Word PDF


An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources - FULLY BOOKED
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Monday 10th December 2012

A workshop for those new to the world of art librarianship, or those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work. The day features presentations from leading art librarians, who will provide up-to-date information on the key print and electronic resources and strategies for effective enquiry work.

There is a significant practical element to the day, allowing delegates to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired on the day. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour of the extraordinary collections in the V & A National Art Library.

Programme and booking form Word PDF


An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources
The Art Library, Leeds Central Library, Leeds
Tuesday 1st May 2012

A workshop for those new to the world of art librarianship, or those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work. The day features presentations from leading art librarians, who will provide up-to-date information on the key print and electronic resources and strategies for effective research enquiry work.

There is a significant practical element to the day, allowing delegates to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired on the day. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour of the Art Library at Leeds Central Library.

Programme and booking form Word PDF


Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option
National Gallery Education Rooms, London
Saturday 3rd March 2012

This workshop aims to introduce those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kind of work and roles involved, as well as the current job market and how to enter the profession.

Speakers represent museum and gallery, academic and private libraries and include:

Natasha Held, Christie´s Education
Richard Daniels, University of the Arts, London
Joseph Ripp, National Portrait Gallery, London

The afternoon also includes a presentation by Donald Lickely (Sue Hill Recruitment) discussing the current job market and how to enhance your CV. The day closes with the lowdown from a LIS recent graduate working in the field of art librarianship, a chance to question the panel of speakers and a behind-the-scenes tours of the National Gallery Library.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

This is a workshop run by the ARLIS Students and Trainees Committee.


Cataloguing Art Materials
Christie´s Education, London
Thursday 15th December 2011

This exciting new workshop offered by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee will give an introduction to cataloguing various types of art-related materials, covering exhibition catalogues, artefacts, art ephemera and artists´ books. The presentations and examples will be followed in the afternoon by two practical sessions, where participants can try their hand at cataloguing exhibition catalogues and artists´ books under the expert guidance of the trainers. Don´t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about cataloguing these fascinating types of material.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

This is a workshop run by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee


From e-learning to m-learning: how art libraries are engaging with new technologies
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London
Thursday 12th December 2011

Increasingly, engaging with our students means engaging with new technologies. Libraries are looking for new - and inexpensive - ways to reach students whether to impart information or to develop relationships. This event will showcase some of the work being done in UK Universities, with suggestions for freely available and cost- effective technologies. With a very practical bias, the speakers will each give examples of how the e- and the m- have innovated student support in their respective institutions. We will also be looking at how you are using some of these new technologies and invite ideas for discussion in our final session of the day.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

This is a workshop run by the ARLIS ARLIS Education & Professional Development Committee.


An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Monday 5th December 2011

A workshop for those new to the world of art librarianship, or those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work. The day features presentations from leading art librarians, who will provide up-to-date information on the key print and electronic resources and strategies for effective enquiry work.

There is a significant practical element to the day, allowing delegates to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired on the day. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour of the extraordinary collections in the V&A National Art Library.

Programme and booking form Word PDF

This is a workshop run by the ARLIS Students and Trainees Committee.


Slide Librarian 2.0: image curating in the digital age
London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London.
Tuesday 14th June 2011, 1.30 - 5.00pm.

This half day event, organised by the ARLIS Visual Resources Committee, will explore the changing role of the slide librarian in the digital age. Whilst there are legal barriers to the use of images in education and the museum sector, there are no such technological barriers and it is increasingly difficult for librarians and image curators to support their users within this context. This event will look at positive ways in which we can use technology to provide images to our users.

Speakers will include a slide librarian, a copyright specialist and an academic specialising in eLearning. The afternoon will also include a workshop session using online tools and resources for image management.

This event will be of interest to slide librarians and visual resource curators and other professionals working in HE, art colleges, museums, galleries and art collections, or anyone involved in managing digital images.

Programme and booking form Word

To book a place please contact Clare Hemmings, c.hemmings@soton.ac.uk

This event is organised by the ARLIS Visual Resources Committee


Library Collections in Art Education
Winchester School of Art,
Tuesday 21st June 2011
**cancelled**

Our collections have to work harder and appeal to a diverse audience, how do we manage and develop our collections for the future?

The day aims to bring together experienced collection developers in both the virtual and hard copy medium to talk about what they do and how they maximize their collections. Each speaker will have a different perspective; from managing collections on multiple sites, to the online resources made available through the Visual Arts Data Service - each have their own demands and rewards.

We hope the snapshot that each of our speakers will bring to the day will assist and inform those that attend.

Programme and booking form Word

To book a place please contact Diane McCourt, dmccourt@ucreative.ac.uk

This event is organised by the ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee


Artists´ films.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
A half-day workshop for art librarians and archivists.
LUX, Shacklewell Studios, London.


This half day workshop is aimed primarily at librarians and archivists and aims to cover the scope of artists´ films, what makes them special and where to find information about films, sourcing copies and managing collections.

We are lucky to have two speakers who have first hand experience of managing film collections as well as a representative from LUX to talk about their work. The afternoon will commence with a talk from Dr Tracey Warr about Artists´ films from an academic´s perspective. Followed by talks from Steven Ball Research Fellow at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, and Gustavo Grandal Montero, Collection Development Librarian at Chelsea and Camberwell. The afternoon will conclude with a talk by a representative from LUX on the work that they do.

If you are new to this area or want to learn more about how to manage an Artists´ film collection we hope this will be the event for you.

For further information or to express an interest in attending please contact:
Nicola Sallis: n.salliss@kingston.ac.uk or Diane McCourt: DMcCourt@ucreative.ac.uk

This event is organised by the ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee


Tracing copyright in Art and Design Archives
A practical workshop on identifying and tracing copyright holders, managing orphan works, dealing with agencies and risk management.
Thursday 3rd February 2011
London School of Economics


This short course was for art and design librarians, archivists, other information professionals and museum professionals interested in getting practical, straightforward and positive guidance in dealing with common copyright problems. The aim was to give delegates the confidence in knowing what they can provide copies of, what they can publish or digitise, how to locate rights-holders and in addition, they will be inspired by a positive case study. Time was given to discussing specific queries and cases brought by individual delegates.

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This event was organised by the ARLIS Art Archives Committee


An Introduction to Art & Design Reference Resources
6th December 2010
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Aimed at anyone new to the world of art and design librarianship and those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work., this event was held in the prestigious surroundings of the National Art Library within London´s spectacular V&A Museum. Presentations from leading art and design librarians provided a thorough introduction to specialist reference resources and approaches to effective enquiry work in a variety of different library contexts. This year´s workshop had a particular focus on technological developments in this area. The day included a significant practical element, allowing delegates to put into practice the knowledge and skills they gained on the day.

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This was a workshop run by the ARLIS Students and Trainees Committee


"With a little help from our friends": Collaboration and art libraries
10th December 2010
Westminster Reference Library


Libraries are increasingly looking beyond their doors to engage with outside partners in projects and events that will place their importance firmly in their communities. This event showcased some of the collaborative work done with artists and performers in Westminster and Bristol, and collaboration with organisations in preparing our collections for a wider audience. We also looked at the importance of collaboration in a wider context in the changing world, and invited ideas and discussion.

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This event was organised by the ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee


LCSH for Arts Subjects
15th December 2010
London College of Communication


A practical workshop for visual resources librarians and other cataloguing professionals working in HE, FE, art colleges, museums, galleries and art collections.

Programme PDF Word

This was a workshop organised by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee


Art Libraries and the book trade today: e4 libraries
Free seminar and social: 20th August 2010
National Art Library


The ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee held its second ´art libraries and the book trade´ evening event. An opportunity to discover where the book trade, libraries and technology meet and how this enhances services to the user. As well as presentations from experts in the field, there was plenty of opportunity to discuss the issues with colleagues from other art libraries and institutions.

Programme

This event was organised by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee


Children´s Illustrated Books in the British Library Collections
17th May 2010
The British Library, London


An opportunity to spend half a day exploring various aspects of children´s illustrated books from the British Library´s fascinating comprehensive collections with talks by specialist curators: Susan Reed (Head of German Section) will cover children´s propaganda literature in the Third Reich; Alison Bailey (specialist Children´s Literature curator) will concentrate on illustrated books by William Stobbs; Morna Daniels (author of Victorian Book Illustration published by the British Library 1988) will uncover children´s book illustrators reflecting the Aesthetic Movement; Elizabeth James (Head of British Collections 1801-1914) will talk about penny dreadfuls; Candida Ridler (Curator Modern British Collections) will concentrate on fine examples of children´s illustrated books mainly from the golden age of illustration.

Programme PDF Word

This workshop was run by the ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee.


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