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Friday, March 30
 

8:00am

A to Z(ine): Building, Promoting, and Sharing Zine Collections

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 15 minutes).

Workshop Leaders:

Virginia Allison, Research Librarian for Visual Arts & Dance. University of California, Irvine.

Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library/ Assistant Librarian. Indiana University

This workshop will explore the zine’s evolution to date as a compelling contemporary genre. Broken Pencil editor Lindsay Gibb will provide a historical overview of zines and zine culture, highlighting current manifestations of the alternative publishing trend in Canada.  A panel of experienced zine librarians will lead a discussion on strategies for starting and building a zine collection within a library or cultural institution. A variety of perspectives and solutions for zine related issues will be explored such as marketing, preservation and access. Participants will have the opportunity to peruse the OCAD University Library's zine collection to gain a better understanding of this unique publishing genre.


Speakers
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Virginia Allison

Research Librarian for Visual Arts & Dance. University of California, Irvine


Friday March 30, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
OCAD U, Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Toronto

8:00am

ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program

Workshop leaders:  

Rachel Resnik, Technical Services Librarian, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Anna Simon, Research and Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University

This workshop commences the year-long ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring program. It provides the tools necessary to create and maintain a successful mentoring relationship. Space is limited and acceptance to the program is competitive (please see application form). Each selected participant will be paired with another ARLIS/NA member. The program is centered around a DVD presentation led by Margaret Law, expert speaker at the 2005 ARLIS/NA Conference, and will explore the roles of mentors and mentees; communication methods; and the benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring. The workshop facilitators will lead group discussions, role-playing exercises, breakout sessions, and provide program guidelines.



Friday March 30, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Windsor West Sheraton Centre, Toronto

8:30am

Digital Preservation & Web Archiving: Virtual Artists’ Files

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 30 minutes).

Workshop Leaders: Kate Odell and Lori Donovan, Internet Archive.

The focus of this workshop will be on archiving web content analogous to (and increasingly taking the place of) the kind of printed ephemera traditionally housed in vertical files. It will approach the challenges of digital preservation and web archiving from the perspective of institutions accustomed to preserving and providing access to document collections of artists' files, as described by ARLIS/NA's Artists Files Working Group. Practical experience of web archiving gained over the past year will be provided - including lessons learned, challenges, success stories - from ARLIS/NA member libraries using Internet Archive's Archive-It service.


Speakers
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Samantha Deutch

Frick Collection
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Lori Donovan

Partner Specialist, Web Archiving Services, Internet Archive.
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Kate Odell

Partner Specialist, Web Archiving Services, Internet Archive


Friday March 30, 2012 8:30am - 12:00pm
iSchool, room 417,University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street, Toronto

8:30am

Postcards from the Edge V: Film Studies

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 30 minutes).

Workshop Leaders:

Nedda Ahmed, Arts Librarian, Georgia State University

Increasingly, art librarians are being called upon to shoulder subject areas outside their traditional purview. Consider this hands-on workshop to be your immersion course in film librarianship, starting with why and how people study film, and venturing as far as emerging technologies in film studies. Participants will leave the workshop with a solid foundation in film studies reference, collection development, and instruction. 


Speakers

Friday March 30, 2012 8:30am - 12:00pm
iSchool, room 116, University of Toronto 140 St. George Street, Toronto

1:00pm

Artist Multiples

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 30 minutes).

Disabled Access-No

Workshop Leaders:  

Miles Collyer, Shop Manager, Art Metropole

Denise Ryner, Registrar/Archives, Art Metropole

This workshop will introduce the practice of artist's multiples to the art library community. It will establish artist's multiples as an alternative to artist's books, demonstrate their role as an information resource, and attest to their rightful place in a library’s collection. It will focus on the unconventional artistic practice of artist's multiples, with a focus on contemporary Canadian practitioners of the form. In addition, the specific artistic practice of Canadian artist Maura Doyle will be explored, with a focus on the artist’s work in the multiple form and a discussion of her approach to the medium.



Friday March 30, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Metropole 788 King Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto

1:00pm

Introduction to 3D Rapid-Prototyping and Printing, File Sharing and Archiving

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 30 minutes).

Disabled Access-No

Workshop Leaders:

William Turkel, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Western Ontario

Devon Elliott, Graduate Student, University of Western Ontario

Luke Siemens, Graduate Student, York University

3D printing, known as rapid-prototyping, is now being taken up by a diverse set of disciplines and communities, from open source do-it-yourself groups to university and industry researchers in engineering, health sciences, architecture and the creative arts. Most recently, open-source communities have collaborated to produce inexpensive build-it-yourself desktop printers such as the Makerbot (http://www.makerbot.com), making this technology easily accessible to everyone. Workshop participants will consider the implications of these new technologies for librarians, educators, researchers and practitioners through discussion, and a hands-on workshop introducing them to 3D printing using the Makerbot. Equipment and material will be supplied.


Speakers
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Devon Elliott

Graduate Student, University of Western Ontario
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Luke Siemens

Graduate Student, York University
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William Turkel

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Western Ontario


Friday March 30, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Interaccess: Electronic Media Arts Centre 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

1:00pm

NowSpace: DIY Telepresence at the Learning Zone--CANCELLED

THIS TOUR IS CANCELLED!  3/22/12

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 15 minutes).

Disabled Access-Yes

Workshop Leaders: 

Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian, OCAD U

Kyle Duffield, NowSpace Researcher, OCAD U

Mike Steventon, NowSpace Researcher, OCAD U

Combining open source software and affordable hardware, NowSpace is a telepresence toolkit for communities to engage in cultural exchange. The user will experience NowSpace as an 8-foot square screen that provides a full-body real-time portal from which to interact with groups of remote users, using physical gestures to control and manipulate the system. NowSpace can be applied to a variety of learning-based, creative and casual cultural activities, involving curriculum, research, curated exhibitions, events, conferences, brainstorming, gaming and interactive play. This workshop will take participants through the process of selecting software and assembling hardware to create their own NowSpace node.

Supported by the ARLIS/NA Alternative Voices Fund



Friday March 30, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
OCAD U 113 McCaul Street, Toronto.

1:00pm

Protective Boxes, Slipcases… and more

Participants responsible for own transportation (allow 30 minutes).

Disabled Access-No

Workshop Leader:

Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Book Conservator

At the heart of every library is the basic problem of preserving its book collections.  This workshop will look at a wide variety of solutions for protecting book materials - from catalogues and exhibition announcements to books - from the simple to the complex, from the standard to the unusual, from the traditional to the new.  Examples will be shown and the pros and cons of each discussed. Participants will make a paper slipcase for the paperback, Margaret Locke’s “Bookbinding Materials and Techniques, 1700-1920”, as a hands-on, take-home example. This information will be both interesting and useful for anyone working with books.

 



Friday March 30, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild 60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 112, Toronto
 
Monday, April 2
 

8:00am

Hardly Anyone is Typical or Average: Designing for Diversity

Guests responsible for own transportation (allow 15 minutes).

Disabled Access-Yes

Workshop Leaders:

Jutta Treviranus,  Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD U

Jess Mitchell, Project Manager, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD U

James Yoon, Interaction Designer, OCAD U

Innovation occurs at the margins. Librarians as stewards of public knowledge have a commitment to serving the full community and an interest in engaging and enhancing the knowledge and interests of all community members. Design that encompasses the requirements of individuals with extraordinary challenges benefits everyone and pushes our thinking and practice further. This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of inclusive design, or design that addresses the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference - to meet legislative obligations and to creatively address foundational responsibilities of librarianship.

 



Monday April 2, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
Inclusive Design Research Centre, 2nd floor 205 Richmond Street West, Toronto