Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Conference accommodation clarification

Please note: the Days Hotel is the recommended accommodation for the Conference this year and is located on the same campus as the Staff House Conference Centre, just a few minutes’ walk away.

Also note that the University of Manchester is in the process of renaming its Staff House to: ‘The Manchester Meeting Place’.

For more information and a map please see:

Or take a look at the walking directions from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

ARLIS invites you to Manchester

The ARLIS/UK and Ireland 45th Annual Conference will be held in the exciting city centre of Manchester, not far from the Peak District.  This year we are celebrating Art Librarianship with the theme, Reaching New Peaks: Onwards and Upwards.

Through a booming textile trade, Manchester earned the title of ‘Cottonopolis’ the world´s first industrialised city, now it is the UK’s third most visited city as visitors flock to take in the culture, architecture, sport, music scene and more.

During the Conference we will make the most of what this great historical city has to offer, with a varied programme celebrating recent achievements including digitisation, new buildings and visual archives. Join us as we visit the recently and beautifully refurbished Manchester Central Library and Archives+, go on walking tours and view the Special Collections of the University of Manchester and the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Other highlights will include a visit to and bespoke tour of Manchester Museum, dinner among the dinosaurs afterwards should not be missed!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Celebrate your work in the Poster Session

Have you got a project you’d like to tell everyone about at the ARLIS Conference?

How about designing a poster to present at the Poster Session we’d like to run this year? It provides the opportunity to showcase the skills, experience and expertise of ARLIS members and for everyone to discuss new ideas.

When’s it running?

Thursday 17 July from 12:30 until 14:30.

Posters will be available to view during the lunch break and presenters should be on hand for most of the session to answer questions.

If you are interested please contact Gill Evans at (gill.evans@coventry.ac.uk) at Coventry University for more information before Friday May 31st.

Please note that posters can only be displayed by Conference delegates.

Poster Session Guidelines

The Conference Working Party wishes to give registered delegates an opportunity toparticipate more fully in the Conference by offering the chance to present a poster on their chosen topic. It is hoped the poster session will act as a showcase for the professional interests, skills and expertise of ARLIS members and provide the opportunity for everyone to discuss the ideas and experience on display.

• The session will run on Thurs 17 July 12:30 until 14:30 in the Barnes Wallis Room.
• Posters should relate to projects, research or activities that you are involved in, either individually or as part of a group, which will be of interest to ARLIS members
• A display board measuring 2.1m high x 1.2m wide will be provided (takes up to A0
poster size and requires Velcro stickers for display)
• Posters need to be colourful and eye-catching. They should be clearly readable from a distance of two metres
• Posters should not be downloaded web pages or PowerPoint presentations
• Posters can be accompanied by explanatory handouts, but we cannot accommodate any further free-standing displays beside your display board
• Contributors should be on hand to answer questions throughout the session

Those intending to attend the Conference and wishing to present a poster are invited to submit the application form together with a brief description of not more than 200 words.

Applications must be received by 31 May 2014 and the Conference Working Party will make its decision known by 15 June 2014.

We all know that ARLIS members are involved in a wide variety of exciting projects and activities and this is your chance to tell everyone about them. Participation will be something to add to your CV and as evidence of continuing professional development for CILIP Chartership or revalidation purposes. All contributors will be presented with a certificate.

The Conference Working Party is looking forward to hearing from you!