Monday, April 15, 2013

Professional Development in Pasadena - Workshops & Tours sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America


The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will hold its 41st annual conference in Pasadena, California, April 25-29, 2013.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SELECT WORKSHOPS AND TOURS ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR LOCAL LIBRARIAN AND PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES, AS WELL AS LIBRARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHO WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.
Consider taking advantage of this unique opportunity for professional development and register for one (or more!) of the following workshops and tours:

Workshop: The Art of GLAM-Wiki: The Basics of Sharing Cultural Knowledge with the World on Wikipedia 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:00am-12:00pm 
Learn how your organization can share its cultural heritage content with a diverse audience on the world's fifth most popular website! Instructors well-versed in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums with Wikipedia (GLAM-Wiki) Initiative will teach you how to engage with Wikipedia and the Wikipedia community, the basics of GLAM-Wiki, Wikipedia's policies and procedures, and basic editing skills.

Workshop: Postcards from the Edge VI: Television & Media Industries 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00am-12:30pm 
This hands-on workshop format provides practical training for reference and research librarians. The origins and nature of television and media studies will be discussed and participants will be introduced to the most important and useful resources related to the Television and Media industries; special trial access to a number of electronic resources will be provided.

Workshop: Omeka: Creating and Sharing Collections With An Open Source Web Publishing Tool 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:00am-12:00pm 
Do you have an exhibition idea or a hidden collection that needs exposure? Come learn the basics of Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the online exhibition and display of library, museum, and archival collections. In this hands-on format you will create your own project with images, audio, video, and texts.

Workshop: Hands-on Letterpress Broadside Printing Workshop at Art Center’s Archetype Press 
Monday, April 29, 2013, 9:00am-1:00pm 
Experience the letterpress renaissance and plan to get hands-on in this participatory workshop where you will print a broadside and be exposed to the cultural history and heritage of typography and print culture. This is a rare opportunity to view and handle the largest collection of American and European metal foundry type, wood type and ornaments in California.

Tour: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Watts Towers 
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm 
Experience a one-hour tour of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition led by a LACMA curator, plus a presentation on the conservation challenges presented by the iconic Watts Towers from LACMA’s senior conservation scientist. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the museum before you continue on to a docent led tour at Watts Towers.

Tour: Exploring El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument: Siqueiros Mural, Avila Adobe, Olvera Street 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00am-1:00pm 
Tour the Avila Adobe (1818), the oldest standing residence in L.A., followed by a visit to the only David Alfaro Siqueiros public mural in the U.S., América Tropical (1932). Leslie Rainer, Senior Project Specialist from the Getty Conservation Institute will give an informative and detailed overview of the mural and talk about the challenges and process of its recent restoration.

Tour: The Getty Villa 
Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:30am-5:30pm 
The day will include a private tour of the Getty Villa, including a curator-led tour of the special exhibition, Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome. The second part of the day will include a behind-the-scenes tour with an Education Specialist who will talk about the highlights and history of the Villa, including the architecture, the garden, and the renovated Ranch House, which was the original residence of J. Paul Getty.

PLEASE NOTE: Colleagues and students who take advantage of this special opportunity will pay the regular price of the workshop or tour as listed in the program, plus a $15 administrative fee.

For more information, visit the conference website, conference schedule, or our Facebook page

AND REGISTER HERE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! 

Sincerely, Conference Program Co-chairs
Sarah Sherman & Cathy Billings

Sarah Sherman
Reference Librarian
 Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
www.getty.edu/research