ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Award Winner

The ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce that Dianne Weinthal is the 2019 recipient of the Chapter’s Student Travel Award

Dianne is a first year Masters of Library and Information Science student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is focused on photography as artwork, as visual resource, and as digital information. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Stanford University in 2014, where she also completed the Stanford Fellowship in the Arts program at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

This will be Dianne’s first time attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference. She will be presenting her paper Institutional Interoperability: The Andy Warhol Photography Collection at Stanford University as Case Study at the New Voices in the Profession session. This paper draws on her recent professional experience as Assistant Archivist for the Andy Warhol Photography Collection at the Cantor Arts Center.

The Student Travel Award supports and encourages student involvement in ARLIS/NA activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Congratulations Dianne!

New issue of Canvas, the SoCal Chapter newsletter

The Winter 2019 issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter newsletter, is here!

Inside you’ll find…
• An update from 2018 Chair/2019 Past-Chair, Stacy R. Williams
• A member spotlight with Toni Rodriguez of the Tom of Finland Foundation
• Reports from travel award winners Lorie Kim and Megan Sallabedra
• A look forward to the upcoming 47th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City
• An update from the ARLIS/NA Board Chapters Liaison, Catherine Essinger
• Details about the Visual Resources Association 2019 Annual Conference that will take place in Los Angeles
• Photos from events at Sterling Ruby Studio, LACMA, UCLA Film & Television Archive, CalArts Library, and The Broad

Thank you to all who contributed!

Now accepting applications for 2019 Travel Awards!

The 47th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 26–30, 2019. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as to gain insight on growing trends and important issues.

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

For more information visit our Travel Awards page.

From Web Accession to Web Accessin’: A Gentle Introduction to Web Archiving for Art Libraries (November 28, 2018)

Please join the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 for a web archiving workshop.

From Web Accession to Web Accessin’: A Gentle Introduction to Web Archiving for Art Libraries
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9am–12pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art + Technology Lab
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Register at:

Web archiving is a fundamental component of modern archival practice. As publishing has shifted from the print to the digital environment, archivists need to adjust collection policies to include important web-based content that is highly ephemeral and in danger of loss if no action is taken. For the art library community this content includes historically important materials such as web-based auction catalogues, artists’ websites, digital catalogues raisonnés, and museum websites. While most are familiar with the Wayback Machine available at, less are aware that there are a number of tools and services developed for organizations to create their own web archives. Web archives provide permanent URLs for citation and can show how a website has changed over time at a single URL, even if no longer available on the live web. This workshop will introduce participants (15-25) to basic web archiving concepts and challenges. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to build a collection of content archived from the web, which can include their own organization’s web presence, social media, digital exhibitions, or topical content publicly available on the web. Following the workshop, participants will have a searchable archive available to them, including the option of downloading WARC files for long-term preservation or research.

Mary Haberle is a Web Archivist at Archive-It where she provides partner training and support services. Her prior professional experience includes working with archival collections at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. Mary earned her Master of Library and Information Studies degree from McGill University and a Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists.

Please note: Participants will be required to provide their own laptops to attend.

Tour of The Broad (December 7, 2018)

The Broad museum has generously offered an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour for the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter, to take place on the morning of Friday, December 7th. To book the tour, the museum requires a confirmed number of attendees. Please register for this event by September 30th so we don’t miss this special opportunity. All details will be confirmed once the tour is booked. The tour is limited to 20 people.

The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.

The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has been loaning collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 1.8 million visitors.