Call for Papers

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and the Midstates and Ohio Valley Chapters of ARLIS/NA is organizing a three-day conference in Chicago that will focus on modern and historic art library facilities. The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future will consist of papers, panel discussions, site visits to local art museums and libraries, and tours of Chicago area architecture.

We are seeking speakers who will highlight various aspects of our theme. Facilities for art, architecture, and design library collections and art archival collections are of interest—both stand-alone facilities and those integrated within larger institutions. Subjects include, but are not limited to:

  • New art library construction projects
  • Art library preservation and renovation projects
  • Buildings adapted for use as art libraries
  • History of art library architecture
  • Art library fixtures and furnishings
  • Innovative planning methodologies and design collaborations
  • User studies—what patrons want from art library spaces
  • Art library facility standards
  • Environmental control in relation to facility design
  • Security issues in relation to facility design
  • Art library design and the digital shift
  • Speculative approaches to new paradigms of library design

Proposals must be submitted by email no later than February 12th 2016 to:

Sandra Ludig Brooke, Chair, IFLA Art Libraries Section Standing Committee

Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Co-Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

For full details on submissions, see the IFLA Art Libraries Section website.

Please note:
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.

Current members of ARLIS/NA are eligible to apply for a Kress Foundation Award for International Travel to support attendance at this conference.

For full information on the Kress Travel Award application process, see the ARLIS/NA website.