New Frontiers on the Old Frontier: ARLIS/NA 2015

Fort Worth Conference Tote Bag and Program

Art Libraries Society of North American Conference, 2015. Photo by Catherine Robertson/PEM.

It was 6:10am on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Boston, Massachusetts when my plane took off for Fort Worth, Texas and my first ever ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) national conference.  This was also my first foray into the great state of Texas, land of Southern hospitality and all things cowboy.  I had been looking forward to this trip since its planning inception in September, 2014 and could hardly believe that the day had finally arrived. Read more

Sidney Berger: A Commendation

William Strong

When I first joined the Phillips Library Visiting Committee, the Library was ailing.  Its reputation had, frankly, suffered within the U.S. library community.  We had boots on the ground in the form of an able and dedicated staff, but no general to lead them and to set a vision for what the library could be.  It had the potential to be a world-class library, but to achieve that we needed a world-class librarian.

That is what we found in Sid Berger. Read more