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At the crossroads of art and politics, the Washington, DC conference planners are pleased to offer nine outstanding workshops. From policy wonks to instructional gurus to creative geniuses, we bring you the experts who will expand your knowledge and teach new skills.

Do you want to become a more informed and empowered information citizen in the face of rapidly changing public policies affecting fair use and scholarly communication?

Or perhaps in the wake of revelations about NSA data collection, you want to encourage patrons to explore their place in the information ecosystem through artist book MakerSpaces.

Do you want to gain practical experience applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics)?

How about learning new strategies to integrate technology into art and architecture instruction?

Before you seek federal funding for your next digital project, wouldn’t you like to pick the brains of officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities and learn how the Endowment’s peer review process works? (Offered at reduced cost.)

Want to expand your WWII provenance research skills in the wake of Robert Edsel and Columbia Picture’s The Monuments Men?

And in this town where image is everything, learn how to control your institution’s message on Wikipedia, and gain the skills to utilize this tool for marketing and outreach of your collections.

We also feature the seventh installment of Postcards from the Edge, a series that introduces and demonstrates resources outside the usual toolkit of the art librarian. This year will focus on arts management, with input from American University’s graduate program in arts management based at the Katzen Arts Center.

Finally, the 2014 ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee Mentoring Program will kick off with a free workshop where mentees and mentors will be paired and learn strategies to develop meaningful mentoring relationships.

There is something for everyone here, so take advantage of this stimulating and cost-effective opportunity to learn from the wonks!

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014