Grupo de Información y Documentación sobre Arte Latinoamericano / Information and Documentation on Latin American Art Group
The digital revolution, space and economics pressures, and a trend towards collaborative work have all stimulated a demand for libraries to re-invent themselves as physical spaces. Art and design libraries face particular challenges in this arena. While aspiring to embody those same, high aesthetic and design standards that are the focus of their collections, art libraries must accommodate the gamut of historic and modern library materials—from printed books and ephemera to digital images. Their patrons are similarly diverse and demanding, ranging from scholarly researchers and creative artists to museum docents and the general public.
The Art Libraries Section of IFLA in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and the Midstates and Ohio Valley Chapters of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is organizing a three‐day conference in Chicago that will focus on modern and historic art library facilities. The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future will consist of papers, panel discussions, site visits to local art museums and libraries, and tours of Chicago area architecture.
We are seeking speakers who will highlight various aspects of our theme. Facilities for art, architecture, and design library collections and art archival collections—both stand-alone facilities and those integrated within larger institutions—are of interest. Subjects include, but are not limited to:
Proposals must be submitted by email no later than February 12th to:
Sandra Ludig Brooke, Chair of the IFLA Art Libraries Section – firstname.lastname@example.org
Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Co-Chair of the Local Organizing Committee – email@example.com
Proposals must contain:
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters. Current members of ARLIS/NA are eligible to apply for an ARLIS/NA Kress Travel Award to support attendance at this conference. Kress Travel Awards are neither guaranteed to nor limited to presenters at the conference.