Support Fellow Arts Members at Annual 2012!

Support your fellow Arts members at Annual 2012 by attending their presentations! Below are the ones that we’ve received so far:

Maryke Barber will present the Poster Session: “From Blockbuster and Netflix to the Academic Library: Classifying Films by Genre,” Session I: Saturday, June 23, 11am-12:30pm Table 11

Scott Petersen will be screening two of his documentaries on Sunday, June 24: Scrabylon (8:00 – 9:00 a.m.), and The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz (9:00-10:00 a.m.). More information is at:


ACRL Arts is looking for members to apply to serve as ACRL/ALA representative to IFLA standing committees for the 2013– 2017 term. There is currently one vacancy ACRL can submit candidate for on the IFLA Art Libraries Standing Committee.

To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to Alessia Zanin-Yost, ACRL Arts Section Chair – and Claudia Covert, Past Chair – no later than August 1, 2012.

Completed application form:
A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements

ACRL Sections review the applications submitted and make recommendations for representatives for the IFLA the ACRL International Relations Committee (IRC). The IRC will review applications. Then the IRC submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2012 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, The ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee by November 10, 2012.

Please review the detailed guidelines located at:

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at: and


Members are nominated and officially endorsed for a four-year term to every IFLA section standing committee at each IFLA election. The new appointments will be for the 2013 – 2017 term. Individuals can only serve on one IFLA committee at a time, and a maximum of two consecutive terms. Any ALA/ACRL member may be suggested for nomination to one of the six IFLA standing committees above. Individual applications for nomination are also acceptable. Current incumbents who are eligible for a second term may apply for continuation.

Nominees should be experts in the field covered by the section and have a working knowledge of at least one working language of IFLA (English is an IFLA working language), and should have reasonable expectation of attending meetings of the standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ACRL.

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:

Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.