The Delaware Valley and the New York Chapters of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS NA) are being welcomed to Princeton University on Thursday, May 26, 2011, by local ARLIS members. The day will include presentations, viewings, and tours at the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, the Visual Resources Collection, the Index of Christian Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, Firestone’s Graphic Arts Collection and Cotsen Children’s Library; along with a rain or shine campus architecture walking tour.
The visit has been organized by Hannah Bennett, Librarian, Architecture Library, School of Architecture; Sandra Brooke, Librarian, Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology; Rebecca K. Friedman, Assistant Librarian, Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology; Trudy Jacoby, Director, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology; and Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections. Enormous help has been provided by staff members at each of these collections and departments.
Quoting from the organization’s website “The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago. This group realized that to fulfill the need among art librarians for better communication and cooperation, and to provide a forum for ideas, projects, and programs, an entirely new and separate organization was required. Inspired by the model of the Art Libraries Society, established in 1969 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, ARLIS/NA was created.”