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Spring 2014 Meeting in Kansas City

June 9, 2014

Please join us on June 12 – 14 in Kansas City!

Thursday evening (June 12), we will gather at Aixois, a restaurant located at 251 East 55th Street, for our traditional get re-acquainted dinner.

On Friday, June 13, our schedule is:

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Art Reference Library. Use the Nelson-Atkins underground parking garage just north of 4525 Oak Street.
o 8:15 AM – Enter the Bloch Building through the underground parking at the public doors (security will admit attendees from 8:15-9:00 AM)-bring in your parking ticket.
All Nelson-Atkins sessions are in the Bloch Building, Lens 2; lunch in Rozzelle Court Restaurant.

o 8:30 – 8:45 Registration ($10), Lens 2, Bloch Building, coffee service/continental nosh from Rozzelle Court provided by the Spencer Art Reference Library, Nelson-Atkins

o 8:30 – 9:45 Business meeting including reports from ARLIS/NA, convener, Tracey Boswell, ARLIS-CP chair

o 10 – 11:30 Arts Community Engagement
Panel Presentations & Discussion:
• Jennifer Holland, Evaluator, Interpretation Services, Education Division, Nelson-Atkins Museum on Visitor Studies, Evaluation and Visitor Motivation Research (Museums)
• Rina Vecchiola, Library Director, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Washington University on Library User research: LIbQual+ and a Washington University Libraries adaptation of a University of Virginia instrument (Academic Libraries)
• Anne Lacey, Art and Humanities Librarian, Kansas City Kansas Public Library on the Art Exhibition Gallery program and local artists at the KCK Public Library (Public Libraries)

o 11:40 – 12:45 PM -Library Practice: Artist Files / Projects and Reports
Panel to start discussion. Everyone to share updates, including cataloging practices and outreach
• Marilyn Carbonell, Head, Library Services, Nelson-Atkins Library initiative for regional artists
• Suzy Frechette, Head, Fine Arts Department, St. Louis Public Library, ARLIS/NA’s Artists Files Revealed Project
• Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Process Outline
• Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference librarian, Nelson-Atkins, Cataloging Practice
• Janet Simpson, Executive Director, Kansas City Artists Coalition

o 12:45 – 1:45 Lunch at Reserved Tables, Rozzelle Court Restaurant, separate checks.

o 1:45 – 2:30 Provenance Research for Nazi-Era Art at the Nelson-Atkins – Lens 2
Research Presentation:
• Nicole Myers, Associate Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, the Nelson’s project and National initiatives
• MacKenzie Mallon, Department Assistant, European Painting and Sculpture, on examples of resources and information searches

2:30 – 3:15 Travel to Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66210.
(16 miles from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64111, carpooling encouraged)

3:15 – 4:00 Nerman Museum of Art on the Johnson County Community College campus
• Bruce Hartman, director, will welcome us with a short talk addressing the museum’s strategies for engaging with the students and faculty of JCCC. Talk will be followed by unguided museum viewing.

o 4:00 – 5:00 Walking Tour of Johnson County Community College art on campus, with Tracey Boswell

o 6:30 PM — Café Sebastienne, inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64111. Very close to the Best Western Plus Seville Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

o Post-Dinner – Explore the Kemper Museum, open until 9:00 PM

On Saturday the 14th,

o 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Public Library Engagement with Its Communities
Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 West 10th, Kansas City, Missouri, Meet in the Stanley Durwood Vault. The Kansas City Missouri Public Library was named the 2014 winner of American Library Association Excellence in Library Programming Award. The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs.
Coffee service graciously provided by the Library. KCPL has a covered garage parking across the street
• Cheptoo Kositanny-Buckner, Deputy Executive Director, on New Digital Initiatives
• Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs, on Public Programming Challenges
• Eli Paul, Manager, Missouri Valley Special Collections, on Regional History Initiatives, such as the Black Archives, and a behind-the-scenes tour in MVSC

o Lunch afterwards, if anyone is interested downtown or Webster House (near Moshe Safdie’s Kauffman Performing Arts Center), etc.

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