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!

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.

Job Hunting Workshop (October 19, 2019)

Date and Time: Saturday, October 19th, 1 pm – 6 pm
Place: GSE&IS, Room 111, 290 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Capacity: 25 students maximum

The Southern California chapter of ARLIS/NA invites members of Artifacts at UCLA and SJSU students to a job hunting workshop featuring professionals from a variety of institutions.

Register soon and let us know if your plans change (in case there is a waiting list).

Any questions? Contact our secretary at

More details including pre-workshop preparation, outcomes, and schedule can be found on the registration page at:

Image source: LAPL Photo Collection