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April 19th 2014: Call for participation in Auckland Conference

ARLIS/ANZ Conference
‘He Raranga Toi’
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
New Zealand
15-17 October 2014

Call for Participation and Online Proposal Form

The 2014 Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) conference is focused on the concept ‘He Raranga Toi’: weaving together the threads of art knowledge. How do we share our special skills and collections with our research and artistic communities? How do we both retain and broaden our relevance to those communities? The conference addresses art librarians, artists, scholars, curators, critics, educators, students and other visual arts professionals.

There are a number of ways you can share your ideas and expertise:

Present a paper (30 minutes)
Individuals or groups are invited to submit proposals for papers that expand on the conference theme in relation to the broad topics below:

• Art archives
- contemporary and historic, exhibitions, personal papers, new initiatives

• Art education
– 21st century skills, library/education programmes, pedagogy, resources

• Art publishing
– print and online, e-books, suppliers, collection policies, projects

• Creating tools
– old and new technologies, online resources, databases, collaborations

• Digitisation
– planning, selection, access, funding, sharing, strategies

• Measuring success
– statistics, reporting, marketing and promotion

Lead a break-out session (45 minutes)
Individuals or pairs are invited to lead a group discussion on a proposed ‘practical’ topic such as:

• Copyright

• Collection development

• Digital strategy

• Ephemera

• Information literacy

• Interns and volunteers

• Publication exchange

Tell us about your place (10 minutes)
Individuals or groups are invited to submit a proposal to present a virtual visit to your place of work in 10 slides or less.

Dec 5th 2013: ARLIS/ANZ is redeveloping our website

As of December 5th 2013 we have signed a contract to redevelop this website with a completion date of February 26th, 2014.

If anyone is wishing to join ARLIS/ANZ between now and then you are welcome to join to get website membership and join the e-list. We suggest you do not pay any membership fees until the new website is ready.

George Leighfield
National Secretary and Treasurer

Become a Member

Membership of ARLIS/ANZ is open to individuals and institutions from Australia and New Zealand and includes a discount rate on the fees for the biennial ARLIS/ANZ conference, and eligiblity for the grants and awards programmes.

Membership Rates

As clarified at the 2012 AGM, from 2013, memberships will expire on 31/12 of the current year no matter when the member joined or paid their membership renewal fees. This was to simplify management of the membership payments by the treasurer. Renewals notices were toi be sent to the e-list at the start of each calendar year.

In hindsight as many people but particularly institutions are not easily able to organise payments in December we changed the membership year to March 1st to the end of Feb and organised for a renewal reminder to be sent on Jan 31st to give 4 weeks notice re the payment.

For any membership payments after February, membership renewals are due before March 1st the following year.

Prices from 2013 were changed from $33 to $35 and $55 to $70.

$35 AUD - Australian and International* Personal Membership
$70 AUD - Australian and International* Institutional Membership

*New Zealand rates are automatically calculated against a currency exchange within the registration form as previously advised.

Join or Renew

2012 Treasurer's report - members please contact treasurer for details

2012 AGM Minutes now available (Sept 8th)

Download the minutes here

Download the agenda here

A third option for contributions to chapters (Section 9e) has been added - apologies for the late amendments.

Download the suggested constitutional amendments here - posted 31/8/2012

Travel awards for the conference have been allocated

Travel awards have been allocated:

Congratulations to Shannon Robinson (Queensland Art Gallery) and Juliet Beale (University of Tasmania)

Travel awards for the conference - expressions of interest required by June 30th OFFER HAS CLOSED

Expressions of interest are invited from Arlis/ANZ financial members for assistance with travel, up to $1,000, to the 2012 ARLIS/ANZ conference in Melbourne.

Preference may be given to personal or institutional members who have been active in their local Chapter, though not necessarily at committee or executive level.


First attendance at an ARLIS Conference or
Students or
Presenters or
Early career librarian

Please email Judy Nolan, the Arlis/ANZ president, indicating which criteria applies to you and include a short
statement in support of your application by 30 June 2012 .

Please also state your:
Place of employment or study
Name and contact details of a referee

The ARLIS National executive will notify all applicants of their decision by 30th June 2012

for further details see

Nov 2011: New email discussion list has now replaced the old one.

Thanks to John Stevens at the State Library of Victoria we now have a new email list. The previous list which was kindly hosted by ANU is now closed. However, as the Arlis executive has not been associated with ANU for several years we needed to find an alternative host.

See e-list for further details.
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