Past events

Annual General Meeting

The Art Workers' Guild,
6 Queen Square,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1 3AT
Wednesday 10th May 2017
12.30-4.30 pm

Downloads
Agenda for the AGM
 
Minutes of the previous meeting

ARLIS visit to Rotherhithe Picture Research Library
 
The Arlis Professional Development Committee are pleased to announce an afternoon visit to the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library, at 2pm on Thursday 25th May.
http://www.sandsfilms.co.uk/rotherhithe-picture-research-library.html
The Library was established in 1975 as a reference collection, freely available to anyone wishing to do picture research; and sits within Sands Films, an independent film production facility operating in an 18th century listed building.
There will be an opportunity to peruse the Library as well as their collection of period costumes and costume-making workshop. After the visit attendees will be able to adjourn to the nearly Mayflower pub for some riverside refreshments.
Contact Harriet Lam to secure your place on the visit: h.lam@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk – please note places are limited and on a first come, first served basis, with priority booking given to Arlis members.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30

The Library, 
Goldsmiths, University of London
8 Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW
 
The ARLIS Professional Development Committee are pleased to present Taking the Plunge – an event aimed at introducing 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.
Programme
2-2.15: Welcome and registration - 
2.15-2.25: Introduction
2.25-2.55: Working in academic libraries – Antonia Lewis, Subject Librarian (Art, Design and Visual Cultures) – Goldsmiths, University of London
2.55-3.25: Working in a museum or gallery library – Jonathan Franklin, Librarian – The National Gallery
3.25-3.55: Working with special collections – Althea Greenan, Curator - Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London
3.55-4.10: Tea break – 15 min
4.10-4.40: Notes and experience of a recent graduate– TBC
4.40-5.10: Job application and CV tips session - Vitoria Sculfor - Sue Hill Recruitment
5.10-5.25: Closing remarks and Q & A
If you have any questions, please contact the ARLIS Professional Development bookings officer, Harriet Lam - h.lam@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk
Please book by by Friday 14th April 2017 at the latest. 
Tickets
ARLIS members £13
Non-ARLIS members £25

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 basics
Date:10 March 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

The ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee have organized a rerun basic cataloguing training day for those with limited or no past experience in library cataloguing.
Are you a student, recent graduate, paraprofessional or solo practitioner? Are you looking to add cataloguing to your skills? Would you like to know how catalogue records function? If so, come along and find out the importance of good cataloguing practices.
This training will focus on records created according to AACR2 in the MARC21 format. Although RDA is the new cataloguing standard in use by many libraries and cataloguing agencies, AACR2 is still being widely used and is the standard underlying millions of extant bibliographic records in active use by the international library community.
During the workshop, we will explore the structure and importance of these standards, and show you how to create basic descriptive cataloguing records, including access points, with plenty of time for practical exercises. By the end of the day, delegates will have a clearer understanding of library catalogue records and will be able to create a simple record for a monograph.
Booking information: Online booking form
Any questions to: arliscandc@gmail.com

An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources
Monday, 30 January 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The Arlis Professional Development Committee is pleased to advertise this event, held at the National Art Library, V&A, London. This workshop is of particular interest to new professionals in art librarianship, as well as to art librarians who would like to brush up their enquiry skills. Please find the full programme here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Arlis Professional Development bookings officer, Harriet Lam - h.lam@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

ARLIS/Committee for Art and Design Archives
Symposium - Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive
DATE              Friday 23 September 2016
TIME               10.00am – 6.00pm
VENUE           University of Brighton, Room M2, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY
On the one hand… material is discussed today in the light of an idea that it has been dissolved by the so-called immaterialities of new technologies, while on the other – from the margins – we can observe the consolidation of material as a category of its own.
(Monika Wagner)
Within the expanding digital environment that encompasses our professional and personal experience, ideas of materiality have received extensive recent attention, across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies and material culture.  As yet, archival theory and practice have given limited consideration to materiality as an approach to the archive. Conservation practices, while focussing on material qualities of archives, may not attend to more philosophical implications beyond technical research. This symposium seeks to reach across and between these various bodies of knowledge, considering materiality as a framework for analysing, interpreting and engaging with archives of art and design.
Please click here to see the full programme for the day and here to read the speakers' abstracts.
 
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ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee MARCedit Training
Date: 10 August 2016
Venue: Architectural Association, London WC1B 3ES
Are you a small specialized library low on cataloguing time? Do you need an efficient way to batch edit bibliographic records? Are you looking for an easy way to start updating your catalogue to RDA? Already using MARCedit but want to know more?
Then please join the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification committee at one of our two half-day training sessions led by Owen Stephens. Owen has worked in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector for many years and now works as an independent consultant helping libraries use IT to deliver efficient and excellent services for their members.
MARCedit is a free metadata software, created and updated regularly by Terry Reese. It allows for batch editing MARC records so that cataloguers can comprehensively update their bibliographic file in one go. MARCedit offers de-duplication and MARC validator tools, and enables you to find records with missing fields, change uppercase letters to lowercase, generate call numbers, check authorized headings for updates, and more… much, much more.

Workshop: 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.

Visit: Drawing Room Library and White Cube Archive

Drawing Room Library and White Cube Archive, Bermondsey, London, SE1
Thursday 3rd April 2014, 2.30 - 4.30pm

The ARLIS Professional Development Committee have organised a combined visit to Drawing Room Library and White Cube (Bermondsey) Archive. The visit will include talks from staff from both libraries on their history, services, archives and special collections. The visit is free of charge.

Visit: Central St Martins Museum and Study Collection

Central St Martins Museum and Study Collection and the Central St Martins Library, King's Cross, London
Friday 14th March 2014, 2.00-4.00pm

The ARLIS Professional Development Committee has organised a visit to the Central St Martins Museum and Study Collection and the Central St Martins Library, located in King’s Cross, London.

Visit: Canada Water Library and Culture Space

Canada Water Library and Culture Space, London
Thursday 20th February 2014, 2.30 - 4.00pm


The ARLIS Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer a visit to Southwark Council´s Canada Water Library and Culture Space. This is an exciting opportunity to visit a modern public library of architectural and cultural interest. The visit is free of charge.

Workshop: 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.

Visit: Hayward Gallery Library and Archive and Saison Poetry Library

Hayward Gallery Library and Archive and Saison Poetry Library, London
Friday 13th December 2013, 2.30 - 4.30pm

The ARLIS Professional Development Committee has organised a combined visit to the Hayward Gallery Library and Archive and the Saison Poetry Library. The visit will include talks from staff from both libraries on their history, services, archives and special collections. The visit is free of charge.

Workshop: An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Monday 2nd December 2013, 10.00-16.00


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.

Visit: The Heinz Archive and Library

The Heinz Archive and Library at The National Portrait Gallery, London
Monday 4th November 2013, 10am-12noon


The Professional Development Committee has organised a visit to the National Portrait Gallery’s Heinz Archive and Library. The visit will include talks from different members of staff on the history of the Gallery, its extensive archive and reference collections and library resources. The visit is free of charge and light refreshments will be included.

Workshop: Giving up the archive? Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations' archives

White Cube, 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?

Workshop: Getting Creative - Teaching Information Literacy to Art and Design Students

Goldsmths, 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.

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