Announcing the ARLIS/SC Chapter 2010 Board

In 2009, the ARLIS/SC Nominating Committee sought nominations for the positions of Vice-Chair/Chair Elect (three year term as Vice-Chair; Chair; Past-Chair) and Secretary (two year term).

We received one nomination for each office. The nominees have confirmed their willingness to serve, thus these nominees are now our newly elected board members.

We are pleased to announce the ARLIS/SC Chapter 2010 Board:

Alyssa Resnick, Chair
Krista Ivy, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Virginia Allison, Secretary
Cathy Billings, Treasurer
Sarah Sherman, Past-Chair

Below is information about our newly elected board members. Please join us in congratulating our new officers!
Krista Ivy


Krista Ivy is a Reference/Instruction Librarian at the University of California, Riverside where she serves as the Art and Art History Subject Specialist. She received her MA in Art History from Binghamton University and her MLS at the University at Buffalo. Presently she serves on the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Committee, is the Moderator of the ARLIS/NA Teaching Librarians Discussion Group, and is the Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee.

Statement of Goals

While serving as Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA, my goals are to provide stimulating meetings and discussions for the membership, to promote the mission of ARLIS/NA and the goals of the Southern California Chapter as stated in the Bylaws, and to further develop the Chapter’s Blog to best meet the communication needs of the members and the public.

Virginia Allison


Virginia Allison has been the Research Librarian for Visual Arts (Studio Art, Art History, Film and Media Studies, and Visual Studies) and Dance at The University of California, Irvine since August 2008. She arrived from Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, where she was Assistant Librarian/Visual Resources Curator. In this capacity, Virginia built a searchable digital archive of student and copy work, launched a library instruction program, and curated an enviable zine collection. In the spring of 2008, Virginia won a travel award to attend the annual Visual Resources Association conference. At the UC Irvine Libraries Virginia chairs the Exhibits Team and is actively involved in instruction, collection development, reference, and research. Her research interests meet at the intersection of new media and visual literacy. As a member of ARLIS/SC, Virginia volunteered to serve on the 2008 Travel Awards Committee. She is currently a mentor in the ARLIS/NA program and is the vice-moderator of ARLIS/NA’s Reference Instruction Services Section (RISS). Virginia has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montevallo (Alabama).

Statement of Goals:

Provide accurate and timely minutes of all meetings, in addition to the maintenance and organization of Chapter documents, such as an updated roster of Chapter Members.
Provide excellent coordination and communication with other ARLIS/SC Board Members, and our Chapter Members, as appropriate.
Assist the ARLIS/SC Chapter in making our blog a dynamic and user-friendly mode of communication.
Assist the ARLIS/SC Board in planning for and executing programmatic endeavors such as business meetings, and the Mentorship Program.
Kind regards,
Sarah Sherman