CFP: Colouring Outside the Lines: The 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Proposals for Papers and Workshops in English are now being accepted for Colouring Outside the Lines: The 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held March 29-April 2, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. The Program Co-Chairs welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others.

ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society)  http://www.arlisna.org/ recently has a new SIG for Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians http://arlisftc.wordpress.com/ , and the planning committee welcomes proposals related to fashion, textiles, and costumes.


The submission deadline is May 15, 2011.

Conference Theme
As a metaphor for creative thinking, “colouring outside the lines” suggests openness to change, willingness to risk, confidence to lead, and courage to reaffirm values and traditions. As a programmatic framework, it enables a focus on professional excellence from diverse viewpoints, sharing knowledge, celebrating innovation, exploring alternate formats, and promoting collaboration. It provides opportunities to showcase creative thinkers from community-based arts organizations in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Further information on thematic areas for papers and suggested topics for workshops can be found within the detailed online forms.

In October 2011 we will issue another Call for Poster Sessions, Moderators, and User Group/Special Interest Group Meetings.

We hope you will consider participating in our conference.
If you have any questions, contact the Toronto 2012 Program Co-Chairs: Jill Patrick, University Librarian & Director of Library Services, OCAD University jpatrick@ocad.ca; Stephanie Frontz, Art Librarian and Head of the Art/Music Library, University of Rochester  sfrontz@library.rochester.edu

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