2015 Chapter Conference: Atlanta, GA

"Midtown HDR Atlanta" by Mike - Flickr: DSC_6831_2_3_tonemapped. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Midtown HDR Atlanta” by MikeFlickr: DSC_6831_2_3_tonemapped. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Conference Program
Hotel & Travel, and Parking Details 
Info on Atlanta outings

Save the date! ARLIS/NA-SE will host its annual conference and business meeting in Atlanta, GA from Thursday, November 12 – Friday, November 13, 2015. Out-of-town attendees are welcome to arrive on Wednesday, November 11, and stay through Saturday at the historic Artmore Hotel in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta’s cultural arts district.

Atlanta is a vibrant cultural hub with prominent art museums such as the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The city is also home to several renowned theaters, music venues, and performance spaces. Impressive revitalization projects are shaping the green and creative landscape in Atlanta, including the Atlanta BeltLine project. Once a railroad track, the BeltLine is under development as a recreational path and green space that encircles the city and hosts art projects and performances year round. Ponce City Market, situated along the BeltLine, is currently the largest revitalization project in the Southeast. This significant and beautiful building, originally owned by Sears, is now home to boutique eateries, shops, and offices.

Please contact Marty Miller, ARLIS/SE vice president, at martymiller@lsu.org, should you have suggestions or questions regarding the meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Conference Registration Form 

Download the 2015 Chapter conference registration form and details here.

Registration form should be postmarked no later than October 20, 2015.

Conference Program

Download the 2015 Conference Program (PDF)  (updated 11/09)

Hotel & Travel Information

The Artmore Hotel
1302 West Peachtree Street
Midtown Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel. 404.876.6100

Hotel booking:
Group code: SCAD ARLIS Art Library Meeting
Tel. 404.876.6100
Group rate: $109/night. Recommended to book via phone with the group code.


By car/bus/taxi:

Atlanta’s Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport is located 14 miles from Midtown Atlanta. Travel time from the airport to Midtown can vary widely depending on traffic.

By rail:

Take the MARTA Gold/Red line from the airport to the Arts Center stop. The Artmore Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the station. See more schedules and routes here: http://www.itsmarta.com/rail-schedules-or-route.aspx

Hotel Directions and Parking:

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qY6eu

Directions From Downtown Atlanta:
1. Head northeast on Peachtree St toward Walton St NW – 0.6 mi
2. Turn left at W Peachtree St NE. The Artmore will be on the left.

Parking: Artmore Hotel offers valet parking for a nightly fee of $19.50. Metered street parking is also available, as well as several lot options near the Peachtree Branch Library. Parking rates average $10/day.


Lightning Round Talks:

Mind the Gap: Art, Feminism, and Wikipedia
Caroline Barratt and Courtney Baron, University of Georgia

Strategically Planning for the Future
Breanne Crumpton, GSK Fellow, Art Reference Library, North Carolina Museum of Art

I Have to Have Five Sources: What Students Really Use
Lee Sorensen, Librarian for Visual Studies and Dance, Duke University

#MugLibrary: Experiential Learning and the Handcrafted Object
Ann M Lindell, Head of Architecture & Fine Arts Library, University of Florida

SHIFT – A Temporary Platform for Social Exchange
Lindsey Reynolds, Librarian, Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library, Birmingham Museum of Art

20 Minute Presentations:

Tommy G.’s Artwork and the New Library Learning Commons
D. Courtenay McLeland, Head of Digital Projects and Preservation, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida

Learning from Artists’ Archives
Erin Dickey, Elizabeth Grab, and Kelsey Moen, Fellows, UNC-Chapel Hill

Events, and Liaisons, and Weeding, Oh My!: Breathing New Life into Jones Library at Greensboro College
Olivia Miller, Public Services Librarian, James Addison Jones Library, Greensboro College

Revisions and Recommendations: Building Effective Research Guides
Patricia Gimenez, Stephanie Grimm, and Katy Parker, Research and Instruction Librarians, Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

Atlanta outings:

Art on the BeltLine (weather permitting):
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the south, celebrates its sixth season within the historic railroad corridor! New and returning, established and emerging artists showcase more than four miles of dynamic installations and performances on trails in east and southeast Atlanta. Brought to you by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the mayor’s office of Cultural affairs, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an inspiring way to explore this emerging system of parks, trails, transit and development that reclaims a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines around the city’s core.

Ponce City Market Food Hall:
“At the heart of Ponce City Market is the marketplace itself, a flexible space to gather, eat and shop. In the Central Food Hall, artisan chefs and local purveyors fill an authentic market with the design, food, and flavors of Atlanta. From morning coffee to lunchtime shopping and date-night dinners, the Central Food Hall is a daily gathering place and culinary destination, year-round.”



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