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Call for Submissions to Canvas Newsletter – Deadline December 18

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Our 2021 Winter issue of the Canvas Newsletter is underway, and we are seeking submissions! We would love to hear from you as a way to connect our chapter.

  • Have you changed jobs, been promoted, laid off, or retired in the last year? Tell us about it!
  • Did you have work slated for presentation at the 48th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference that has been postponed, published elsewhere, or transformed? Let us know!
  • Would you like to see a fellow member featured in our Member Spotlight section? Let us know who—or volunteer yourself! We are especially excited to highlight recent graduates and retirees.
  • Have you attended virtual programming related to art archiving and librarianship? We’d love to hear about your experience. 
  • Do you have anything else you’d like to share with our community? This has been a wild time for all of us professionally, and we look forward to sharing some of the stories from our members. 

In a new section this year, we are also seeking submissions for the #WorkFromHome Vernacular Photo Series!

  • Submit a photo attachment of your own: work from home (or office!), pets and/or kids, a selfie, or anything to reflect your 2020 work reality. Submit 1 sentence we can use as a caption to describe your #WorkFromHome life.

Please send submissions to ARLIS SoCal Web Editor, Dianne Weinthal, via dianne.weinthal@gmail.com by Friday, December 18. We look forward to your contributions!

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)

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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.