Call for Contributors!

The 37th issue of Canvas is in the works and we would like to hear from our members!

  • Are you a new member? Write a paragraph about yourself and your workplace. Include a photo too!
  • Have you changed jobs, been promoted, or retired in the last year? Tell us about it!
  • Do you know a student who would like to be featured in our Student Spotlight section?
  • Have you attended a Southern California Chapter meeting or activity in 2015 and are willing to summarize the event or send in photos? Let us know!

Potential contributors should contact Cathryn Copper at cathryn.copper@woodbury.eduThe deadline for contributions is Friday, January 29, 2016.

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:

Philip Dombowsky (Chair)
Bailey Diers
Jennifer Garland
Gina Solares
Traci Timmons

Call for Submissions: Archives 101 Zine


Call for Submissions: Archives 101 Zine

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective (LAAC) is soliciting submissions for our first “Archives 101” zine, which will be distributed at the LA as Subject Archives Bazaar (October 17, 2015). The zine will also be available via our website as a PDF.

Submissions can focus on any aspect of archives, but here are some questions that might help you get started:

  • What are archives?

  • What does an archivist do?

  • Why are you an archivist?

  • Why do archives matter?

  • What is your favorite Los Angeles archive, archival collection, or item and why?

  • Favorite archival resources?

  • Tips on finding/accessing collections?

  • Tips on DIY preservation?

  • Favorite archives related books/movies/TV shows?

We welcome written submissions of 500 words or less, as well as illustrations, photographs, and other artwork that can be published in zine form. The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2015. Submissions can be anonymous, or feel free to include your name, handle, etc.

Email digital materials (docs, jpgs, pdfs, etc.)

Or snail mail submissions to:

Courtney Dean
UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575