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TBD Redux: A Summer Conversation Part ll (August 19, 2020)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
4 – 5:15 PM
RSVP via https://tinyurl.com/TBDredux

The executive team of ARLIS/NA Southern California would like to provide a follow-up part ll to our initial July program: TBD – A Summer Conversation. We had 16 attendees (and missed a few of you due to a listserv glitch!) and would love to see and hear from you before summer dissipates!

During this follow-up program, we wish to provide the opportunity to again connect, share experiences, and brainstorm with colleagues and friends about how we can affect change in our profession and workplaces, and learn from one another moving forward.

The last time we met, we provided questions to consider as a way to begin/guide a conversation. This time, we will create separate breakout rooms for each topic of discussion, so that participants can choose their conversation. 
Some of the topics we are brainstorming include:

  • Pandemic Plight (GLAMs & reopening during COVID-19)
  • Anti-Racism & Our Institutions (critical and anti-racist pedagogy, hiring & retention, performative vs genuine allyship, programming ideas, etc.)
  • Job precarity (early career professionals in our current climate, contract work, etc.)

WHEN:
Pour your beverage of choice and join us on Wednesday, August 19, at 4pm-5:15 PST! (Cat/dog/family cameos always welcome!)

REGISTER
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RSVP HERE and let us know if there is a topic or question you’d like the group to address.  Zoom links will be shared directly to the RSVP list of emails this time!

No part of the session will be recorded. We intend this program to be a low-pressure, respectful, and supportive way to connect with one another during this time.

TBD: A Summer Conversation (July 9, 2020)

TBD RSVP request

July 9, 2020
3 – 4 PM
RSVP via https://tinyurl.com/arlissocalTBD

The ARLIS/NA SoCal executive team invites you to come together and hold space for this pivotal moment in 2020. During this virtual meeting, we wish to provide the opportunity to connect, share experiences, and brainstorm with colleagues and friends about how we can affect change in our profession and workplaces, and learn from one another.

Rather than predetermining a topic of conversation, we are leaving the forum open and TBD—who knows what the next few weeks will bring, after all!
Some of the topics we have been interested in include:

  • How do we implement change within ourselves and our profession?
  • Job precarity before, during, and after Covid-19.
  • Institutional responses to the Black Lives Matter movement and racial inequality within the art and library world.

No part of the session will be recorded. We will use break-out rooms to facilitate small group conversations depending on attendance. We intend this program to be a low-pressure, respectful, and supportive way to connect with one another during this time.

New issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA SoCal Chapter newsletter

The Winter 2020 issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter newsletter, is here!

Inside you’ll find…
• An update from 2019 Chair/2020 Past-Chair, Jennifer Kishi
• Member spotlights with Jenna Dufour of UC Irvine and Annalise Welte of the Getty Research Institute
• Reports from travel award winner Dianne Weinthal
• A look forward to the upcoming 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis
• An update from the ARLIS/NA Board Chapters Liaison, Stefanie Hilles
• A retirement note from Leslie Abrams, formerly at UC San Diego
• A brief history of ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter newsletter by Joan M. Benedetti
• Photos from our Art + Sound Archivists Mixer, Job Hunting Workshop, Fall Business Meeting (including the Palm Springs Art Museum, Joshua Tree National Park, A-Z West, and Jerry Sohn’s architectural pavilions), and holiday party co-hosted with Los Angeles Archivists Collective

Thank you to all who contributed!