Part of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL), to be held in Seattle March 11-13, will overlap with the 2016 ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference in Seattle (scheduled for March 8-12). The ARLIS/NA + VRA Seattle conference planning committee is working with AASL leadership to provide some reciprocal cross-listed programming such as sessions and tours of mutual interest to members in all three organizations. We welcome AASL members to our meeting and know that they will enhance the joint conference’s great synergy. We also believe that AASL’s conference will provide relevant and timely content for many ARLIS/NA and VRA members.
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and Visual Resources Association (VRA) Joint Conference, Natural Connections, will be held March 8-12, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. The Joint Conference Program Committee invites proposals for 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 our common values, and refresh our perspectives. Natural Connections abound among our 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? Please consider sharing your inspired ideas and proven strategies with your 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 + VRA members and non-members.