ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Happy Hour

The ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Happy Hour is an informal networking event at a local bar for Arts Information Professionals of Southern California.

This year’s meet up will take place at City Tap House, conveniently located around the corner from the Grand Hyatt Washington conference hotel. Join us at the pub during happy hour between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Conference Hotel
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington D.C.
1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
City Tap House
801 I (eye) St. NW (corner of 9th and I st.)
Washington, DC 20001

Walking Directions can be found at the link here:

City Tap House

Tour of Blizzard Entertainment Campus and Library (creators of World of Warcraft)


Friday, December 13th 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join ARLIS-SC for a tour of Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, the company behind World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo.

We will have a tour of the campus from 11-12pm, break for lunch in the cafe from 12-1pm and finally a tour of the library with questions from 1-2pm.

Please RSVP by December 6th!

Parking is available inside the campus with free valet if you have trouble finding a spot (this is for real!)

Prices at the cafe are $6-8 for an entree and veggie options and a salad bar are available but feel free to bring your own food!

Additionally, if anyone is interested, the Irvine Spectrum is very close by with restaurants and lots of places to do holiday shopping if you would like to stay in the area. Javiar’s Cantina is a good place to get margaritas and food.

RSVP to or on the Facebook event page.

Members will pay $5 dollars

Non-members will need to pay $10.

Tour of the thatgamecompany studio (the creators of the PS3 hit, Journey)


Friday, September 13th – 2:45pm – 4:30pm

Join ARLIS-SC for a tour of thatgamecompany in Santa Monica, the studio behind some of the most beautiful and unique video games out there: Flow, Flower, & Journey.

Space is extremely, limited and there is only room for maybe six more people. We are hoping to hold a conversation with the studio about video games as art and the role of librarians in that space.

 Please RSVP only if you are positive you can make it!

Additionally, because thatgamecompany is currently in development of a new game they will need everyone in attendance to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Parking is limited, carpooling is suggested.

Drinks will be at the Daily Pint just down the street immediately after the event for those who are interested.

RSVPs to will be taken in order until there are no more spaces available with additional names put on a waiting list. Non-members will need to pay $5.



Tour of the Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD)

Friday, August 16th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join ARLIS-SC for a tour of the Laguna College of Art & Design campus and library.

Schedule as follows:

11:00 am Meet at entrance of the LCAD

11:15 am Tours of the campus

12:00 pm Boxed lunch* on the grassy knoll

1:00 pm Tour of library with Library Director Jennifer Wormser

There will be free parking at the LCAD so stay after to explore the Laguna Beach Arts community or visit the Sawdust Festival and/or tour the Laguna Art Museum.

Optional Happy Hour at the House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer at 4:30 pm.

Please RSVP by Monday August

*Boxed lunch is $10 dollars and will include sandwich, chips, fruit and a homemade cookie (veggie option available).