On the afternoon of April 27, 2017, a select program of presentations and posters from the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference was hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Uris Center for Education. The event was organized by John Lindaman (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Phoebe Stein (School of Visual Arts), who also introduced the speakers. 

ARLIS/NA chapter members representing New York and the surrounding tri-state area spoke about their ideas and research with an attentive audience; a welcome opportunity, especially for those members who were unable to attend the New Orleans conference.  Six members, representing academic, museum, and public libraries, each gave lively presentations on subjects such as accessibility, copyright and rights statements, data driven research in digital humanities, foreign language cataloging resources and potential political implications, working with linked data, and ways to deal with cataloging back-logs.  Following a short break, another six presenters were able to share their conference posters with the assembled individuals.  Poster subjects covered a broad range of interesting topics including artists’ book collections, classroom collaboration and faculty outreach, creating and using comics as visualization tools, crowdfunding campaigns for award funding, and new ideas on exhibitions spaces and virtual tours for librarians.  Lively conversations between the poster presenters and audience members ensued.  Afterwards, the Uris Center for Education’s Nolen Library hosted a lovely wine & cheese reception for the event attendees.

For more thorough descriptions of the presentations and posters, please consult the following 2017 ARLIS/NA conference links:







Steven Kowalik, Managing Librarian, Zabar Art Library, Hunter College / CUNY