ARLIS/NA First-time Attendee Guide
First thing: Once the Sched is available, download the Sched App on your smartphone or device to download the conference schedule
- Once the program is available, you can print the program by clicking on the "How to Print Schedule" under the “Program” tab
- Consider creating a personal schedule or “track” for yourself ahead of time, to avoid being overwhelmed
Not-To-Miss Useful Information About The Conference
- Reception for First-time Attendees, New Members, and International Guests
Meet the ARLIS/NA President, members of the Executive Board and Membership Committee, and other new members like you!
- Membership Meeting
Learn who’s who in the ARLIS/NA leadership, where future conferences will be, goals of the organization, etc.
- Welcome Reception
Informal time to mingle, view the artwork, and enjoy the refreshments.
Sign up for at least one tour. It’s a good way to meet other members, it’s enriching, and some are very inexpensive.
Register for a workshop to learn and discuss innovative and more in-depth topics, with hands on or interactive experience.
- Convocation & Reception
The Convocation is a formal program with the presentation of awards, special tributes, and honors. Following is a reception and another opportunity to mingle with colleagues, visit a local museum, and enjoy refreshments.
Go to sessions related to your job, and consider attending the meeting of the Division or Section that best matches your responsibilities: Academic, Museum, Art & Design School, Visual Resources, Architecture, Cataloging, or Research & Information Services. Similarly, consider attending other sessions that aren’t! They might just inspire you to look at your work in new and interesting ways.
- Chapter Meetings
Be sure to attend your local chapter meeting. Great opportunity for service and to meet art librarians in your area.
- SIG Meetings (Special Interest Group).
Go to their meetings, you don’t need to be a member to find out what they are discussing.
- Connecting with ArLiSNAP
If you’re new to the profession or the organization, consider connecting with ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students & New ARLIS Library Professionals). They sponsor sessions, workshops, events, and have a great JobList.