Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Chapter Members. Today I am giving thanks for a long-needed roof repair. When your roof leaks in four spots, from the back workroom through the stacks and over reading table all the way into your office, then happiness is a big truck with a big crane lifting a pallet of roofing material into the sky outside your nice, big library window. Hope you all have equally wonderful things to celebrate.Roofadj

New Mexico Members Meet

On Friday, November 13, MW Chapter members from Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, visited Santa Fe’s Museum Hill to tour two special libraries. First stop was the Bartlett Library and Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art, followed by lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe, and a tour of the Laboratory of Anthropology Library. There might have been a few stops at gift shops along the way… We talked artists files, special subject cataloguing, replacing offensive subject headings with inclusive ones, creating article analytics, and describing books in such detail the records become too large for MARC. If only we could do this every Friday!

Many thanks to Joan Benedetti for the pictures.

MW 2014 Virtual Conference Now on ARLIS/NA Learning Portal

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The 2014 ARLIS/NA-MW Chapter Virtual Conference

Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship

 Is now available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal for all to view.

“Experimentation in the way we offer services, teach or communicate is often part of a librarian’s job. The ARLIS Mountain West Chapter’s 2014 virtual conference focused on showcasing some of the innovative experiments conducted as a part of professional practice. Included are the video presentations of eight librarians discussing various experiences with professional experimentation. All of the presentations were individually pre-recorded before the conference.”

Access to the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal is open to anyone interested in current issues in art librarianship and is available by simply registering online at https://www.pathlms.com/arlisna. Click on the ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Sign In’ link in the top right corner to view all available content. Some fees may apply to receive access to certain content. Please visit the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal for more information!

Questions? Contact learning@arlisna.org today!

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