Seattle 2016: What our members are saying

To celebrate the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference, “What Our Members Are Saying” includes a guest post by Visual Resources Association (VRA) members as well as our own ARLIS/NA folks.

Serenity Ibsen is Technical Services and Archives Librarian, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and VRA member: “I am so grateful for my amazing colleagues who are always willing to share information and experiences. I look forward to meeting some of them in person in Seattle and to catching up with my chapter. This will be my first VRA conference and because it’s local this year, I was able to requisition institutional support to attend. I’m excited that this will be a joint conference with ARLIS/NA because I also have friends who are ARLIS/NA members and I’m happy that members of both organizations will be in the same place soon.”

Suzanne Rackover is Manager, Library & Archives, Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, The Banff Centre,  serving multiple roles in the Joint Conference organizing committee, the Development Committee and ARLIS/NA Northwest chapter executive: “I joined ARLIS/NA in my second year of library school at McGill in 2009. I already knew some members of theMontreal-Ottawa-Quebec chapter since the art and art library community in Montreal is fairly tight knit. However, the chapter meetings helped me get to know these individuals in a professional capacity and showed me what a welcoming community ARLIS/NA is.”

Read other What Our Members are Saying posts to lead about the breadth and depth of our members’ experience within ARLIS/NA.


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