Published 5/13/15

The Joint Conference Program Committee invites proposals for “Natural Connections”, the ARLIS/NA + VRA Joint Conference to be held March 8-12, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. The committee seeks innovative and forward-thinking sessions, individual presentations, and workshops that highlight natural connections in our work.

Seattle is the ideal environment to bring together diverse professionals to meet and learn, reflect on common values, and refresh perspectives. Natural connections abound among the two professional associations and also throughout the Puget Sound region between its people and nature, technology and sustainability, and environmental stewardship and the practical needs of a city.

What natural connections are you making in your practice of art librarianship, visual resources management, and innovative scholarship? Share your inspired ideas and proven strategies with colleagues in Seattle. The Program Planning Committee is especially seeking proposals that engage attendees with active learning opportunities and provide attendees with practical approaches for implementing new ideas and technologies. The Committee encourages submissions from all interested individuals including ARLIS/NA and VRA members, and non-members.

Proposals are being accepted for presentations, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops. Calls for poster sessions will be announced in the fall. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 26, 2015. More information including online submission forms can be found on the conference website.

ARLIS/NA+VRA Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Chris Strasbaugh (VRA), Director of Visual Resources, Vanderbilt University
Dan McClure (ARLIS/NA), Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Denise Hattwig (ARLIS/NA), Curator, Digital Collections, University of Washington Bothell Library