Horn Press General Meeting, 4:45pm Wednesday

The Horn Press will be holding a general meeting this Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. in room 111!

We will be discussing workshops & other activities for the spring as well as the future of Horn Press. Please join us if you might be interested in taking on a board position or being otherwise involved in the 2019-2020 academic year.

README Lab Hours, Spring 2019

Are you interested in learning more about digital rights or looking for a space to talk about the latest data breach? Maybe you know a new online security tool and want to share it…

Join README during our weekly Lab Hours!

For the 2019 spring quarter through June 6th, members of README will be posted up in the IS Lab (Zone A) in GSEIS on Thursdays from 3pm-4pm. Each week, we will circulate a topic and relevant short news article through our website, IS-Net, and our listserv to better frame the conversation. If you have a topic or article suggestion, send it to uclareadme@riseup.net or @ us on Twitter at @uclareadme

Topic for April 4th: Free Week! This week, we’ll ease into our lab hours with a relatively unstructured check-in! We can talk about a recent meeting some members had with Elliot Harmon (Activism Director @ EFF), our upcoming event “After Disruption,” our participation in the UCLA Arts Party @ Hammer Museum, as well as brainstorm future lab hour topics and potential collaborations. Join us!

All are welcome to drop in and chat with us! This includes IS faculty, staff, and students as well as allies from around the UCLA campus and its libraries.

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MLIS Student Megan Sallabedra Wins ARLIS/NA 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award

OAK CREEK, WI (March 28, 2019)— The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Student Advancement Awards.

Megan Sallabedra is the recipient of the Society’s 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award for her paper, “Finding the Material: Collecting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Ephemeral Works of Art,” written for Professor Maureen Whalen’sIntellectual Property for Librarians and Archivists course at UCLA’s Graduate School of Information Studies. The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), a distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students. Megan is a second-year student pursuing a Master’s of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The 2019 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award recipient is Jennifer Follen. A second-year graduate student at University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Jennifer will complete her 150-hour internship at the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin, where she will work on expanding access to visual resources for the ongoing project Writers Without Borders: Creating Global Access to the PEN International and English PEN Records (PEN). The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship.

The members of the 2018-2019 ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee were: Mario Ascencio, Jade Finlinson (chair), Stephanie Fletcher, Spyros Koulouris, Courtenay McLeland, Nancy Spiegel, Karly Wildenhaus, and Holly Wilson.

About the Art Libraries Society of North America
Founded in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic, international organization of more than 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, students, and others interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that encourages participation at all levels.

Lyndsay Bratton, ARLIS/NA Media Editor
Email: media.relations@arlisna.org
Telephone: (860) 439-2729
For more information visit www.arlisna.org

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Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A

How do institutions add new materials to their collections?

The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an initial assessment, and starting a digitization project. The goal of the workshop is to provide practical experience in assessing, processing, digitizing, and managing gifted collections, especially within the context of a small repository.

Please join us at 12:30pm on May 2 in the IS Lab!