48th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America

 Registration is closed for this event

Our theme Preserve, Enhance, Reimagine will highlight how art information professionals use, reflect, and build upon our core values and practices to inform our future.  The conference will showcase adaptive reuse, architectural preservation, and social change and activism in the arts, all prevalent in St. Louis. As the preeminent event for our international organization of art and visual information professionals, we welcome and encourage collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation from diverse perspectives. Our program co-chairs Skye Lacerte and Rina Vecchiola are working with moderators and presenters to develop thoughtful programming including panels, workshops, lightning talks, posters, and discussion groups.

This year our programming is tied to Core Competencies and we are featuring learning tracks for the second year. Local Arrangement chairs Jennifer Akins and Andrea Degener, are planning special events designed to support networking and a collaborative community for all ARLIS/NA stakeholders.


Highlights of the conference include:

  • The historic conference hotel The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis in the pedestrian-friendly Central West End and across from Forest Park.
  • Art and architecture of St. Louis including the Welcome Party at the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) and a Closing Party at the City Museum. Our convocation is walking distance from the hotel on the Washington University School of Medicine campus and our reception will be on the breathtaking Rooftop Ballroom of the hotel.
  • Tours of the Gateway Arch and the Cahokia Mounds will not disappoint.
  • The Central West End is home to over 75 bars, restaurants, galleries, shops, and attractions.

From compelling sessions to valuable workshops to inspiring art and architecture, this will be a conference not to be missed.  Enjoyable social gatherings, a mix of cultural offerings, and a vibrant and diverse city, will make for an exciting and unforgettable conference.

April 20th, 2020 8:00 AM   through   April 24th, 2020 5:00 PM
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Registration & Event Fee(s)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Would you be interested in utilizing childcare in the evening?
(For Receptions, etc.)
Tours-Monday, April 20, 2020
Laumeier Sculpture Park and Whitaker Foundation Gallery $ 45.00
St. Louis Architecture Tour by Bus $ 40.00
Emil Frei: A Century of Stained Glass $ 40.00
Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park $ 60.00
Tours-Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Walkshop with Eric Ellingsen $ 30.00
Missouri Botanical Gardens Library $ 50.00
Tours-Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Washington University's Campus Next (Kemper Art Museum + Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library) $ 15.00
Rare Books at Washington University in St. Louis $ 15.00
Tours-Thursday, April 23, 2020
Cahokia Mounds $ 60.00
Department of Walking with Michael Allen $ 30.00
St. Louis Walking Tour Architecture with John Klingman $ 30.00
Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park $ 60.00
Missouri History Museum Library and Archives - Imprimatur St. Louis $ 45.00
Workshops-Monday, April 20, 2020
Central Letterpress Workshop $ 85.00
Teaching in the Art Library: From Pedagogy to Praxis $ 40.00
Marbling Workshop & Happy Hour with Megan Singleton $ 75.00
Workshops-Friday, April 24, 2020
National Building Arts Center Archives Service Project $ 0.00
Reimagining Privacy for Art Libraries in the Digital Age $ 50.00
That's exactly how we feel: Creating a new praxis for empowering leaders and thinkers in art librarianship $ 0.00
Tunnel Book Workshop $ 75.00
Japanese Book Binding Workshop $ 75.00

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