ARLIS/NA Fort Worth 43rd Annual Conference


Exploring the theme of New Frontiers on the Old Frontier, the Fort Worth, TX conference planners are happy to offer 6 workshops taught by the very best in the field to help provide you with fresh knowledge and varied opportunities to expand your skillset.

ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 8:00 am - Noon
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the year-long Career Mentoring Program with a workshop provided to train participating mentors and mentees in creating and maintaining successful mentoring relationships throughout the upcoming year. Those interested must complete a separate registration with the Mentoring Subcommittee before registering for this workshop.

Lassoing Attention, Corralling the Class: Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy for the One-Shot

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 8:00 am - Noon
Learn to “lasso attention” using mindfulness and reflective techniques in the classroom to help students settle their minds and roundup their attention in order to be more receptive learners. Mindfulness group exercises will offer methods attendees can apply in their classrooms, and from which they can guide students in gaining lifelong research skills with greater awareness, patience, and focus.

Think Big: Considering Large-Scale Digitization

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 10:00 am - Noon
Monday, March 23, 2015 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Think big in an unconference-style workshop intended for those interested in or currently involved with large-scale digitization models. This workshop will consist of lightning presentations by members of the library and museum communities who are engaged with both large-scale and small-scale digitization and metadata efforts. This workshop will be offered twice, on Friday, March 20 and on Monday, March 23.

The Art of DH: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Tools for Art Librarians

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Introduce yourself to a variety of free and open-source software tools that can be used to support research using digital humanities methodologies. Tools useful for activities such as visualization, timelines, mapping, and image recognition will be covered to help art librarians re-envision art resources and better support their researchers.

Artists’ Books [Everywhere]: Creating an Innovative Reference Tool for Your Region

Monday, March 23, 2015 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore Artists’ Books DC (, a local, in-depth, and independent digital reference tool designed to increase access and outreach for an often hidden variety of collection. This workshop will explain the steps necessary to create a reference tool about all the artists’ book collections in a region, including: how to research collections, what information to include, who the audience is, how to create the website, how to build community relationships and get feedback, and how to advocate for funding.

If you are not registered for the conference and would like to attend one of the workshops you may do so for $15 plus related workshop fees.