Self-Schedule Room update

The Conference is almost here and we hope you are as excited as we are.
We have plenty of Self-Schedule Rooms available Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  
To reserve a Self-Schedule Room please sign-up on the list provided outside the room door and post the announcement of your meeting on the bulletin board at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.
If you have questions or need assistance please ask at the Registration/Hospitality Desk.
Safe travels,

Cathy Billings & Sarah Sherman

Program Co-chairs ARLIS/NA Annual Conference – Pasadena 2013


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Bring Your Own Conference Session update!

Hey Everybody!

Did you know you can Bring Your Own Conference to Pasadena?

This year, you can with the Bring Your Own Conference (BYOC) session on Sunday April 28, 2013 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Join us the organizers (Jill Luedke and Sarah Carter) and your colleagues to determine the program topics and break into small groups for discussion and presentations. This is an opportunity to extend conversations with your colleagues, hash out problems that have been on our mind, and propose solutions. If you’ve attended an inspiring panel or SIG, then bring your ideas to the unconference to continue the discussion. This is also a great place to talk about any projects you are currently working on in your graduate program.The topics won’t be selected ahead of time (although we are gathering ideas on a collaborative Google Doc the discussion rather than traditional lecture will be the order of the day.  

If you aren’t attending in person, follow along virtually with the Twitter hashtag #arlisbyoc13.

See you all in Pasadena!

Jill E. Luedke

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Art Subject Specialist / German Studies

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Sync the online program in SCHED to your calendar

You can sync the conference online program in SCHED with Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook as well as a direct download.

Please follow these steps:

Go to our SCHED page

1. Sign up/Log in (NOTE: If you do not log in and you continue the following steps the entire conference program will import into your calendar)
2. Select your events by clicking on the start icons to the left of each event name.
3. Click on the little iPhone icon at right of screen, above the search box.
4. Scroll down page.
5. At bottom of page, you will see the links to Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook and direct download. (See screen shot below).
6. Click on your preference.
7. Your preference should open (i.e. Google Calendar) and follow the prompts (if you selected Google Calendar then select “yes, add this to my calendar”)


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Participate and Follow our Social Media Sites and Blog!

With the exciting news that we will have wifi at the conference, we hope that you will participate and follow our suite of social media sites and our Blog!

This is a great way to explore, connect, and discuss programming, tours, and special events during (as well as after) the conference. All are available as links below are also available on our conference website.

PicMonkey Collage

You do not need a Facebook account to view the page. To “Like” our page as well as create a post and comment on the page does require a Facebook account.

hashtags #arlis2013 and #arlis2013firsttime
You do not need a Twitter account to follow tweets about the conference. You can read Twitter and pick up some great conference tips in real time. Simply go to and type in #arlis2013. Throughout the conference will have designated conference attendees serving as “official tweeters” who will tweet under the handle of @ARLIS_Pasadena. If you have a Twitter account please send out tweets to let people know if you are enjoying a particular talk or event. Don’t forget to use our conference hashtag #arlis2013!

We have gathered a collection of images related to Pasadena and Los Angeles to enhance your conference experience. You do not need a Pinterest account to see our pins.

Attention Instagram users! Please tag your conference photos with #arlis2013. We look forward to seeing what great memories you will capture! And follow our Conference Instagram account too!

Last but not least…

Conference Blog
It has up-to-the-minute information about the conference and posts that will help you make the most of your time in Pasadena, including our conference area guides with restaurants! To receive up to the minute Blog post alerts, look for “Follow the Blog by Email” button on your lower right. Simply enter your email address and Blog posts will appear in your inbox.

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Poster Session with Ice Cream and Frozen Fruit Bars!

Interested in artists’ books in the digital age? Successful collaborations and outreach programs? Innovative instructional activities and user engagement? Marketing and strategic planning? Responsive library spaces? Library exhibits and digital humanities projects?  Metadata issues, services to distance-based users, and databases designed for mobile devices? Zines, e-books, or other content formats?

Take advantage of the 2-hour Poster Session to learn from and interact with presenters of twenty-six posters covering these topics and more and enjoy your choice of ice cream or frozen fruit bars thanks to generous sponsorship by MARCnow.

Saturday April 27, 2013 4:15pm-6:15pm in the Ballroom AB Foyer. Note, the posters will also be on view (unattended) Saturday April 27, 2013, from 9:00am-4:15pm and Sunday April 28, from 9:00-3:00.

For full Poster descriptions click HERE

Janine Henri, Conference Program Committee

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Social Media Sewing Circle Session Information

To all who are interested in the Social Media Sewing Circle (Sunday, April 28 at 11am, Conference Center 212/214):
In the spirit of this session, I’ve set up a Facebook Group for us. Join the group here:
I’ve also assembled a brief list of suggested readings on various social media topics. Don’t feel like you have to read everything! These are just some starting points for our discussion.
The list is below; I’ve also linked it from the Facebook Group, along with a few PDFs for articles I couldn’t find online for free.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Pasadena!!!
  • Bodnar, Jonathan, and Ameet Doshi. “Asking The Right Questions: A Critique Of Facebook, Social Media, And Libraries.” Public Services Quarterly 7.3/4 (2011): 102-110. [see PDF in FB Group]
  • Bosque, Darcy Del, Sam A. Leif, and Susie Skarl. “Libraries Atwitter: Trends In Academic Library Tweeting.” Reference Services Review 40.2 (2012): 199-213. [see PDF in FB Group]
  • Petit, Joan. “Twitter And Facebook For User Collection Requests.” Collection Management 36.4 (2011): 253-258. [see PDF in FB Group]
Nedda H. Ahmed
Arts Librarian
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 
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Wi-Fi at the Pasadena Conference!

You spoke, we listened!  The Toronto conference survey results left no doubt that our attendees feel Wi-Fi connectivity is a key component to a successful conference.

The Pasadena Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that there will be Wi-Fi available to attendees throughout the Convention Center!

It is our hope that by providing this connectivity, attendees will enrich the conference and the conversations about it through social media. You’ll also be able to access the mobile conference schedule (SCHED), check your email, share photos and more.


Connect to the PCOC_visitor network

Open browser to view splash page

Enter passcode arlis2013 and agree to terms

Please note that the bandwidth ARLIS/NA has purchased is ample, but not unlimited. Should you experience a slow connection or have difficulty connecting, wait a few minutes and try again. If you are still having trouble please alert the staff at the Registration/Hospitality Desk in the Conference Center lobby.

As a reminder, if you booked your room at the Sheraton or the Hilton as part of the ARLIS/NA conference blocks, you will enjoy free in-room Wi-Fi. There is also free Wi-Fi in the Sheraton Lobby and in the public areas of the Hilton.

Happy surfing and Tweeting, and thanks to ARLIS/NA for supporting this need!

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