ARLISmatters launches podcast!

It’s the start of another wonderful week for art librarians, and to celebrate this ARLISmatters have launched our first podcast! Hosted by Cassy Sachar (Academic Support Librarian at Chelsea College of Art) and Alex Duncan (co-Editor of ARLISmatters and Academic Support Librarian at London College of Fashion / Central Saint Martins), the podcast will delve into selected areas of art librarianship as and when things of note occur, or just when the mood takes us.

So go ahead and get listening. Episodes will be hosted on SoundCloud and linked to from the blog, so all you’ll need to do to listen is keep an eye out for posts announcing new episodes and click on the link we provide you with.

Episode 01 : I found my info lit twin

In the inaugural episode of the ARLISmatters podcast hilarity abounds when Cassy and Alex discuss Alex’s recent trip to New Orleans to attend the ARLIS/NA 2017 conference. Topics include (but are not limited to) information literacy, US art librarians, tea breaks, health and safety and extreme weather patterns.

Enjoy with a Margaret River Chardonnay which, like the podcast, is a full-flavoured wine, yet reserved and well integrated.

Got ideas for future podcasts? Let us know! Email us on with your ideas.

Alex and Cassy

2 thoughts on “ARLISmatters launches podcast!

  1. Hi Alex and Cassy, I enjoyed your light hearted, alcohol-fuelled podcast! Alex mentioned that the conference covered the nature of art libraries and users who browse etc and I’d be interested to know more…this is definitely the experience I have in my library and I’d like to find more evidence about this. Do you have anything more to share on this topic?

  2. Hello,
    Sorry for the very late approval and response, this comment slipped through the net but I just found it on our admin page! What kind of evidence are you looking for? Anecdotal or more evidence-based? There are articles on the idea of serendipity/browsing in arts-based research but I think most art librarians would also confirm the fact that visually led browsing plays a significant role in the way users use an art library. You certainly only have to see the piles and piles of books everywhere at CSM Library to recognise this 🙂

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