Call for Contributors for ARLIS/NA Southern California Newsletter

A new issue of Canvas is in the works and we would love to hear from our members:

  • Have you changed jobs, been promoted, or retired in the last year? Tell us about it!
  • Did you present at the 47th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City? Do you have something planned for the 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis? Send us details!
  • Would you like to see a fellow member featured in our Member Spotlight section? Let us know who—or volunteer yourself!
  • Have you attended a Southern California Chapter meeting or activity in 2019? Would you be willing to write a summary of the event or share photos?
  • Do you have anything else you’d like to share with our community?

Potential contributors should contact Karly Wildenhaus at The deadline for contributions is Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Call for Nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Web Editor

The ARLIS/SC Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair Elect  and Web Editor. The Vice-Chair/Chair Elect position will commence beginning January 1, 2020. The Web Editor position will commence upon acceptance. Anyone interested in serving can self-nominate; you may also submit the name of an ARLIS/SC colleague to the Nominating Committee.

For a complete description of the duties and responsibilities carried out by these offices, see the chapter’s bylaws.

  • The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall act as executive officer in the event the Chair is unable to serve, shall act as program chair, and shall be responsible for the sending of all announcements of meetings to the membership.
    Position Duration: 3 years (1 year as Vice-Chair; 1 year as Chair; 1 year as Immediate Past-Chair)
  • The Web Editor is responsible for managing all aspects of the Chapter’s website, newsletter, and social media platforms, and establish new avenues of communication when required.
    Position Duration: Voluntary, non-elected positon

Nomination Deadlines

  • Web Editor: Pease send your nominations to no later than November 1, 2019. Position is open until filled.
  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Please send your nominations to by December 1, 2019.

There are many benefits to serving! Officers gain valuable leadership experience while contributing towards ensuring that ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter meets the professional needs of art and architecture librarians and visual resources professionals and students in our region.

Art & Design Poster Auction Fundraiser (March 26–April 4, 2019)

The ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce our very first Online Auction and Fundraiser, taking place during the Annual Conference! Our chapter received a very generous donation of 28 framed art & design posters by Claes Oldenburg, Saul Steinberg, Edward Hopper, and Frank Loyd Wright to name a few. 

The online auction will go live on the first day of the 47th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference on Tuesday, March 26th, and close on Friday, April 4th, 2019. Conference attendees will get a chance to bid in person at the Chapter business meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, on Wednesday, March 27th at 8am. The online auction will allow for both conference attendees and those who are unable to attend to bid for these same items on the web, so that all interested will be able to support the chapter through their generous bids.
To view the auction items and for more info, visit:

The proceeds from any sales will be returned to the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter to support travel awards, membership, professional development, and other organizational initiatives.

Individuals, organizations, family, friends, and non-members are all welcome and encouraged to participate. However, please note that due to the size and weight of the framed posters, all items must be arranged for pick up locally in Los Angeles.

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!

New issue of Canvas

The Winter 2018 issue of Canvas is here!

Inside you’ll find…
• An update from 2017 Chair/2018 Past-Chair, Simone Fujita
• A member spotlight with Robert Gore of the UCLA Arts Library
• Reports from travel award winners Lucy Campbell, Karly Wildenhaus, and Emily Coxe
• A recap of last year’s 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans and a look forward to the upcoming 46th Annual Conference in New York
• An update from the ARLIS/NA Board Chapters Liaison, Catherine Essinger
• Details about “Engaging The Iterative: Pedagogical Experiments Across Art And Design Disciplines,” an ARLIS/NA-sponsored panel at the CAA Conference in Los Angeles
• Photos from events at ArtCenter Library, USC Libraries’ ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, and Brand Library & Art Center

Thank you to all who contributed!