IFLA 2019 report / Erica Foden-Lenahan

IFLA WLIC 2019 Athens, Greece 24-31 August   Attendance at an IFLA WLIC is a profession-affirming experience. As a solo librarian, it can be easy to become isolated and the activity of WLIC, the sessions attended, the posters viewed and the exhibition navigated remind one of the bigger picture. The discussions that ensue and ideas […]

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Travel and Study Award Report: ARCLIB conference, Venice, May 2019

‘Globalism, Diversity, Exchange’, ARCLIB conference, Venice, 8-11 May 2019 With the support of ARLIS/UK & Ireland and ICOM UK, I was fortunate to attend the ARCLIB (Architecture Librarians’ Group) conference in Venice, the theme for which this year was ‘Globalism, Diversity, Exchange’. The conference centred on the ways in which library services can contribute to […]

CILIP Copyright Conference 2019 : delegate report

CILIP Copyright Conference 2019, 2 April, Hallam Conference Centre, London This conference consisted of a roughly two-hundred-strong delegate audience, and was aimed squarely at information professionals already experienced in copyright law who attended for yearly updates, rather than newly qualified professionals looking to increase their basic knowledge of copyright practices in the UK. Below are […]

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2018

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2018 8-10 November, Belfast The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals. Over 1,500 senior staff discuss the latest issues, discover new practice and meet the world’s leading suppliers and consultants. The theme of Belfast 2018 is Dissent: […]

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 […]

ARLIS/NA Conference Stories…the final chapter?

One of my key takeaways from attending ARLIS/NA was that we librarians from either side of the pond are not so different. I attended feeling unsure of how I, as a bantamweight UK art librarian might stack up against our heavyweight US colleagues, and yes there are definitely differences in how organisations are structured and where ‘librarians’ […]

ARLIS/NA Conference Stories…part deux

Each of the three main days of the conference continued to be as packed as the last, with sessions starting early and only minimal opportunities for afternoon beignets breaks. Like UK librarians, US librarians work hard. The balance between the nuts and bolts of librarianship and more general interest sessions relating to art and design […]

ARLIS/NA conference stories

Hi all, I’ve been meaning to write an earlier post than this but I’ve been on a pretty packed schedule so far, hopefully some of you have been able to follow my updates on twitter as I’ve been re-posting them from the ARLIS/UK twitter account. If you haven’t already search for the hashtag: #arlisUKNOLA to […]

Edvard Munch, Viking ships, ‘ARLIS dinosaurs’ and a way forward

I recently took a short break in Oslo to coincide with the ARLIS Norden Annual Conference ‘Digitisation in Art Libraries and Art and Cultural Heritage Museums’ (9-11 June 2016), not so much because of the theme, but because the occasion marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of ARLIS Norden. I was able to wish […]