The Architecture Section of ARLIS/NA was established in 1975 as the Architecture Special Interest Group. The section is composed of those ARLIS/NA members who are interested in the documentation of architecture, its allied arts, and their history. This includes the acquisition, organization, retrieval, and circulation of architectural and allied arts resources, both in print and non-print formats, including architectural drawings. In 2020 the section was expanded to incorporate the Urban Planning SIG and its mission under a revised name.
The main activities of the group are focused on the presentation of sessions on these topics at the annual ARLIS/NA conference and the compilation of information on these subjects via Art Documentation and ARLIS/NA Update. The primary purpose of the Architecture and Planning Section is to support professional development and communication for those interested in the documentation of architecture and its allied arts.
Officers (under revision):
- Co-Moderators are elected by the membership of the division, section or round table. A Moderator may appoint a Conference Planner , Sub-Committee or Task Force as needed. Column Editor: Appointed by moderator or coordinator.
- The vice-moderator becomes Moderator at the conclusion of the business meeting at the annual conference. Vice-Moderator is elected by the end of the business meeting at the annual conference. ARLIS/NA Web Site News Contributor, by end of the business meeting at the annual conference.
- Term of office is one year; midyear appointments are made at the discretion of the moderator.
- Resignation procedure: If the Moderator chooses to resign, s/he must send a letter of resignation to ARLIS/NA Vice-President.
- Each new moderator receives a background packet which includes:
- Files of the previous moderator or coordinator;
- ARLIS/NA annual calendar;
- A copy of these guidelines;
- Minutes of the most recent meeting;
- Information about current projects.
- Planning of conference sessions;
- Production of articles of information for the Society's communications;
- Projects of relevance to the group's members;
- Communicate needs of section members to Board Liaison and communicate Board decisions and activities to section members;
- Communicate with other groups (committees, sections, divisions, round tables, etc.) as necessary.
Copies of any correspondence such as forms, form letters, announcements, and surveys are to be sent to the Vice-President and Executive Director. The content and distribution plan for all survey instruments must be approved by the Executive Board before distribution to the society membership.
- Reports to the Society:
Information and articles of interest are to be submitted to ARLIS/NA News & Features Editor and the ARLIS/NA Web Site Editor according to the guidelines and deadlines of those communication vehicles.
- Reports to the Executive Board:
The moderator submits annual and midyear reports to the Executive Board according to ARLIS/NA calendar. These reports should include separate written reports by the chairs of any constituent subcommittees or task forces.
One business meeting is planned and scheduled by the moderator or coordinator at the annual conference. The group may sponsor and plan one or more sessions for the annual conference subject to the approval of the conference planners. An orientation meeting for incoming division, section, and round table leaders and the Vice President may be held at the annual conference.
The Executive Board annually reserves a set amount for the general expenses of divisions and sections for which these groups may apply. Additional sums may be requested for special projects at the discretion of the Executive Board. The moderator or coordinator submits budget requests for conference sessions to the Conference Chair according to established conference guidelines.
Files & Record Keeping:
The moderator or coordinator maintains files and records and passes non-archival records on to the succeeding moderator. Copies of all official business are sent to Vice President and the Executive Director. Recorders are appointed by the moderator or coordinator to take minutes of conference sessions.
The moderator or coordinator is responsible for preserving all materials of possible archival value. All such materials, including official correspondence and reports, will be deposited in the Society's archives as determined by ARLIS/NA policy.
Summary of Architecture-Related Sessions at Past Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, sessions, and proceedings, please visit the ARLIS/NA Conferences page.
2017: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Visual Literacy & the Framework: A Case Study from Architecture
- Framing the Literature: Introducing Interior Architecture Students to the Professional Literature Using the ACRL Framework
- Poster Session: An App for an architectural images collaborative environment: Arquigrafia
2016: Seattle, Washington
- Using Building South Bend in the Classroom: Collaboration with Local Civic Entities to Build a Course Centered on Documenting the Built Environment of Our City
- Not Just a Room of Stuff: Architectural Material Collections 101
- Design-Model-Build: Interdisciplinary Partnership with Real-World ImpactConversion of the Architecture Library to a Professional Model: What Works and What Doesn't
- Publishing Patterns and Citation Impact: Survey of Architecture FacultyDoes the Creative Nature Matter? Understanding Information Seeking Behavior of Architects
- Islandora Hopping: A Comprehensive Study of Islandora for the Architecture & Planning Library and the Alexander Architectural Archives
2015: Fort Worth, Texas
- Establishing & Growing a Multi-Institutional Web Archiving for the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism & Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY)
- Teach, Learn, Use, Create: Versatile Design for the Architecture Library
- Poster Session: The Materials Laboratory as a Teaching Tool
- Poster Session: The Roman Forum & Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications
- Session: Blazing New Trails in Library Architecture
- Session: Place-Based Discovery: Broadening Access with Geolocation
- Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture
2014: Washington, District of Columbia
- Projects and Products: Building History in Architectural Trade Catalogs
- Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation's Oldest City
- Documenting a City's Past, Present, and Future
2013: Pasadena, California
- Plenary: Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980
- Collaborating for Discovery: Expanding Landscapes for Digital Collections through Joint Ventures: The Seaside Research Portal and the Future of Archiving the Built Environment
- Poster Session: Beautiful and Useful: Renovating the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University
- Poster Session: Building Oregon: Building Collaborations with a Digital Resource
- Poster Session: Crafting the Message: The Architecture Library's Marketing Plan
- Making it Relevant to Them: An Architecture-Specific Approach to Teaching an Information Literacy Course
2012: Toronto, Ontario
- Workshop: Introduction to 3D Rapid-Prototyping and Printing, File Sharing and Archiving
- Colouring with Artists: Librarians Coordinating and Facilitating Information Creation and Appropriation in the Studio: Design Studio Redux: Experiments in Embedded Librarianship
- Promotion and Teaching with Visual Special Collections: Image & Text Experience: Special Collections in Libraries and Archives
- Remix, Reuse, Rework: Fostering Learning Beyond the Classroom: There's and App for That: Ubiquitous Computing Thinking Outside the Classroom
2011: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Case Studies I: Rethinking the Reference Collection
- Case Studies II: Q (a)R(t) Code Project: A Convergence of Media
- How do We Shelve it? The Place for Vendor-Provided Electronic Titles in Art and Architecture Collections
- Poster Sessions: User Community as Project Advisors: NCSU Libraries' Collaboration with the Architecture Community
2010: Boston, Massachusetts
- Revisiting the Past, Embracing the Future: Saving Our Cultural Heritage: New Efforts to Preserve CAD Models
- Promoting Print Collections to Draw E-Patrons into the Library: Building and Promoting Unique Collections: The History of the Study & Practice of Architecture in the U.S. at the University of Notre Dame Architecture Library
- Information Literacy Theories & Competencies in Practice: Making Information Literacy (IL) Instruction Relevant to Faculty & Students: Using the Information Competencies to Collaborate with Faculty on Course Integrated Information Literacy
Other Societies & Associations
- AASL - Association of Architecture School Librarians
- ACSA - Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
- AIA - American Institute of Architects
- APA - American Planning Association
- ASID - American Society of Interior Designers
- ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects
- CIDA - Council for Interior Design Accreditation
- NAAB - National Architectural Accrediting Board
- SAH - Society of Architectural Historians
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