Seeking ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter Nominations

The Nominating Committee of the Ohio Valley Chapter of ARLIS (Alison Huftalen, Head Librarian at the Toledo Museum of Art and Pam Eyerdam, Fine Arts & Special Collections Manager of the Cleveland Public Library) are seeking nominations and self-nominations for the following positions:

  • Vice-Chair (for 2020) / Chair-Elect (for 2021)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Web Editor

 If you interested in nominating a colleague, or in self-nomination, please email either Alison or Pam by Nov. 11, 2019.

Alison Huftalen 
Pam Eyerdam

As you all know, ARLIS/NA is a growing, dynamic organization. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and others interested in visual arts information. What an exciting time to become an officer of the Ohio Valley Chapter.

As an officer, your national membership will be paid for.  If your position is seeking tenure, this is a great opportunity to add this to your resume. It is also a great and low-commitment way to get involved with ARLIS.  A great stepping stone for involvement at the national level as well.

More information about these positions are:

Terms of Office

  • Office terms begin January 1.
  • The Chair Elect shall serve the first year after election as Vice Chair, the second year as Chair, and the third year as Past Chair. Chair Elect will be responsible for organizing the Fall meeting of the Chapter.
  • The office of Secretary/Treasurer shall be elected for a two-year term and maintains the financials of the chapter, keeps minutes of meetings, and will coordinate registration for the Chapter annual meeting in the fall.
  • Web Editor shall maintain the Chapter website and update content as needed.

The Annual Report shall be prepared by the Chair and sent to the Chapters Liaison and Society President by December 31 for filing with ARLIS/NA headquarters. The Annual Report shall contain a review of Chapter activities, a listing of officers of the Chapter for the new calendar year (with contact information), a membership list and a financial report.

If you have any questions about the Chapter positions please contact Alison or Pam.

Bundled membership is here!

We’re pleased to announce that ARLIS/NA Headquarters will roll out bundled membership during this membership renewal season! This means that regular chapter members will now renew/join their chapters when they renew/join their ARLIS/NA membership on the ARLIS/NA website. Regular membership will no longer be handled by the individual chapters. This change should make renewals easier for both you and for your chapter, while ensuring membership income flows smoothly to the chapter. As a reminder, renewal season runs from October 1st – December 31st 2019 for the 2020 calendar year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!


Stefanie Hilles, ARLIS/NA Chapters Liaison
Laurel Bliss, ARLIS/NA Membership Committee Chair

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ARLIS Ohio Valley Fall Meeting Registration & Schedule!

It’s that time of year again to register for the ARLIS Ohio Valley Fall Meeting! This is an exciting year, as our chapter will be holding a joint meeting with the regional VRA Great Lakes Chapter at Oberlin College!

*Registration Deadline is October 18th

*LIGHTNING ROUND PRESENTATIONS: This year we will once again be holding lightning round presentations! These are open to both ARLIS OV and VRA chapter members. Please consider this a call for presentations, and fill out our Lightning Round Presentation Proposal Form by October 18th with a 5 minute presentation proposal. These are meant to be casual, with slides or without, and could simply be an update of what you’re doing at your library.

Thank you all and looking forward to your attendance at the Fall Meeting!

Save the Date! Fall 2019 Meeting

Please ‘Save The Date’ for our Fall 2019 meeting at Oberlin College on Friday, October 25th.

As a reminder, this will be a joint meeting with the VRA/Great Lakes Chapter, so things will be a little different this year. Looking forward to joining forces with them thanks to Barb Prior’s work with Heath Patten.

Hope many of you will be able to join us in October. More details to come!

Travel Award Announcement: Congrats to Jillian Ewalt!

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter, the Nominating Committee would like to congratulate Jillian Ewalt, recipient of the 2019 Travel Award.  A new member of the chapter, Jillian is the Librarian at the Marian Library at the University of Dayton.  This will be Jillian’s first ARLIS/NA conference and she will be presenting a poster titled, Apparition or Icon? Integrating Critical Visual Literacy into Primary Source Instruction.  Congratulations Jillian!

2019 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Alison Huftalen, Head Librarian, Toledo Museum of Art

Edith Serkownek, Head, Fashion Library, Kent State University