ARLIS/NA SoCal Fall Business Meeting 2022- Nov. 18 at The Getty!

Please join the ARLIS/NA Southern California chapter for our annual Fall Business Meeting at The Getty Research Institute on Friday, November 18, 2022, 11 am.

The event will include a tour of the vaults followed by lunch outdoors, a look into the Special Collections Reading Rooms, and a chance to roam and explore the Getty facilities. Happy Hour will take place at Hermanito, a bar-forward Mexican restaurant located on 2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles. Attendees will convene here for snacks, drinks and a chance to socialize and connect with new members. *Please note that Proof of Vaccination and masking indoors are required.

For full itinerary and RSVP, please visit:

We hope to see you there!

-ARLIS/NA SoCal team

Summer 2022 Issue of Canvas is here!

The Summer 2022 Issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA SoCal newsletter, is here!

In this issue you’ll read:

  • Chair remarks from Jenna Dufour and outgoing Chair, Annalise Welte
  • Member spotlight on Joan Jocson-Singh
  • Reports from 2021 Student Travel Award Winner Sam Regal and 2022 Student Travel Award Winner Laura Darlington
  • Chapter Events recap
  • A shout out to SoCal members who presented at the 49th ARLIS/NA Virtual Conference
  • A look back at the 50th ARLIS/NA Conference in Chicago, Illinois
  • The 2022 Executive Committee

Thank you to all those who contributed! Previous issues of Canvas may be found on our website here. If you are unable to view links, have any trouble accessing the files, or need to report a correction, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Web Editor Aimee Murillo,

Holiday Happy Hour (Friday, December 10, 2021 at 4pm)

Holiday Happy Hour invitation text over photograph of snow-covered Joshua trees in the Mojave desert

Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, December 10, 4pm
De La Nonna restaurant

Join us for snacks and beverages on Friday, December 10, 4pm at De La Nonna restaurant located in the Arts District (710 E 4th Pl Los Angeles CA 90013). We hope this can be an opportunity to relax together as we approach the holiday season, meet other members, or connect with old friends!

Please RSVP by Friday, December 3:

Questions? Reach out to Chair Jenna Dufour ( or Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Annalise Welte ( Thank you!

Fall 2021 Business Meeting (Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10 am)

Thanks so much to those of you who addressed your concerns about meeting in-person or virtually for the Fall 2021 Business Meeting. After much deliberation, we decided that will hold a hybrid version:

Fall Business Meeting Portion

VIRTUAL – Friday, October 1 at 10 am

The Fall Business Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, October 1 from 10am-11am, PST. Agenda is forthcoming.

Zoom Link:

Optional Lunch at the Huntington Library & Gardens

IN PERSON – Friday, October 1 at 1:30 pm

An OPTIONAL (rsvp required) outdoor lunch at the Huntington Library (Café 1919) will be held at 1:30PM, followed by an optional garden walk/bookstore browse. Please read carefully:

  • Masks are required, except when sitting to eat.
  • We ask that only fully vaccinated folks plan to RSVP.
  • Please RSVP here by Friday, September 10 –

(Note: we are capped to 20 RSVPs)

  • A special thank you to Li Wei Yang (Curator of Pacific Rims Collections at the Huntington) who secured 20 free garden passes! This will allow folks to: enter the grounds, visit the bookstore, access the restaurant, and roam the flowers, without paying the entrance fee! Details will be circulated to those who RSVP.
  • This event is subject to cancellation, depending on COVID cases as fall progresses.

Other notes, with love

  • We really felt torn about how to approach the Fall Business Meeting. (Nothing quite tops Joshua Tree & Palm Springs, 2019!) Our top concern was delicately balancing peoples’ health and comfort levels, while also acknowledging that some people who are fully vaccinated and masked feel OK (and wanted to) connect in person.
  • While we wish we could have planned a better meeting point for our members further south, the garden passes, easy social distancing, and current executive team living in the LA area made this the least stressful meeting point to plan.
  • We really hope some of you can make it, if you feel safe to do so!

Thank you, everyone, for your patience and continued support! If you have any concerns, questions, or need clarification on anything, please do reach out to me.

-Jenna Dufour
2021 Chair, ARLIS Southern California