Report: ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 Basics’, ARLIS/UK&Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee, 10 March 2017

On 10 March 2017 I attended the event ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 Basics’, organised by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery, in a pleasant training room with enough space to mill about and get to know other participants during the coffee […]

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option, 19 April 2017

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option Wednesday, 19 April 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30 (GMT) The Library, Goldsmiths, University of London 8 Lewisham Way London SE14 6NW Library The ARLIS Professional Development Committee are pleased to present Taking the Plunge – an event aimed at introducing those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of […]

Plymouth University student project

Amanda Russell, Senior Information Specialist at Plymouth University, writes: “I would like to share our latest collaboration with my final year Media Arts students – nearly every year I collaborate with Media Arts students (if successful in my pitch) with short films or animation to complement my teaching and support sites for all art and […]

ARLIS festive drinks, 20 December

ARLIS social event, London, Tuesday 20 December 2016, 6pm – all welcome! As it’s been a year of changes for ARLIS, the Professional Development Committee thought it would be nice to finish on a positive note and have organised a social get-together in a pub. Please join us upstairs at The Prince Arthur, 49 Brunswick […]

Library as Laboratory: Bedford Creative Arts project

Library as Laboratory: Bedford Creative Arts project, November 2016 Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future? Bedford Creative Arts has been exploring new ways that libraries can evolve for the future by bringing together artists and libraries. The result is five pioneering projects created by eight artists, ranging from festivals and […]

Imperial War Museum Library: ARLIS visit

ARLIS/UK & Ireland visit to the Imperial War Museum Library, Friday 15 April 2016. Located in Kennington, South London, the imposing building that houses the Imperial War Museum was originally opened as the Bethlem Royal Hospital in 1814. By 1930 the hospital had closed its doors, and was acquired by the museum in 1936 as […]

Book Works Artists’ Library residency programme

Book Works artists’ bookshop and publisher in London is organising a programme of Library residencies,  presenting a series of four residencies and commissions for artists to work with libraries, special collections and archives located in England/internationally in 2016–2019, entitled ‘You Must Locate a Fantasy’. For the first open call they invite artists to propose a […]

Talis Insight Europe 2016

Talis Insight Europe 2016 was held at The Rep (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Birmingham, 20-21 April 2016. Many of the sessions were not art-library specific, but some of the ideas are relevant across all fields. This two-day conference was organised by the Reading List software company Talis (makers of Aspire) but had resonance for librarians who […]

‘The First Humans’, Plymouth Arts Centre

‘The First Humans’ Plymouth Arts Centre, 15th January – 2nd April 2016. ‘The First Humans’ explores themes of pre-history, evolution and sci-fi imaginings of early man. Curated by Angela Kingston and organised by The Pump House Gallery in collaboration with Plymouth Arts Centre, ‘The First Humans’ features the work of Caroline Achaintre, Salvatore Arancio, Vidya […]

Pop-up books on show at the Royal College of Art Library

‘2D or 3D? Books with added value’ The Royal College of Art Library team has put together an exhibition in the RCA Library celebrating the art of the pop-up book, highlighting adventurous experiments with the form as an inspiring reminder of how flexible the book format can be. The titles in the exhibition, selected from […]