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Notes from the Field: ARLIS/NA SoCal x Artifacts Career Panel (May 6, 2021)

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Notes from the Field: ARLIS/NA SoCal x Artifacts Career Panel
Thursday, May 6
3-4:30 PM PST via Zoom

Contact dufourj (at) uci (dot) edu for program link


Please join ARLIS/NA Southern California and Artifacts for a transparent and spirited conversation around career paths for emerging professionals! The panel is composed of five professionals from various settings such as art institutes, museums, galleries, and related fields. Panelists will discuss navigating early careers and/or career changes, leadership contexts, and the joys and challenges that come with their professional lives. Calling all UCLA MLIS students, @arlisnap folks, and anyone interested to attend!

Panelists confirmed: Joan Jocson-Singh [she/her] (California Institute of the Arts); Virginia Allison [she/her](Consulting Archivist); Dianne Weinthal [she/her] (Digital Archivist); Simone Fujita [she/her](Bibliographer, African American Art History Initiative, Getty Research Institute); Li Wei Yang [he/him] Curator of Pacific Rim Collections, Huntington Library & Gardens

Winter 2021 Issue of Canvas is here!

The Winter 2021 issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA SoCal newsletter is here!
Read on for

  • An update from 2020 Chair/Past-Chair Jennie Freeburg
  • Member spotlight on Janine Henri
  • Project spotlight on Erin Fussell’s recent work
  • Student Travel Award report from Lea Simpson
  • News and Noteworthy items from Simone Fujita, Dr. Krystal Tribbett, and Dr. Bridget R. Cooks; Jennifer Faist
  • #WorkFromHome Vernacular photo series!
  • Summary of our 2020 chapter events
  • Contact info for our 2021 Executive Committee

Previous issues of Canvas may be found on our website here. If you are unable to view links, have any trouble accessing the files, or need to report a correction, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with 2020-2021 Web Editor, Dianne Weinthal: dianne.weinthal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions to Canvas Newsletter – Extended to February 19

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Our 2021 Winter issue of the Canvas Newsletter is underway. Considering all of the changes in our professional and personal worlds, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 19. 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? Are you presenting at the upcoming virtual conference? 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, February 19. We look forward to your contributions!

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
:
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.