Join the ADSL Hangout this Thursday!

Looking for a great way to stay involved in ARLIS/NA and ADSL between conferences? Join us this Thursday, March 30th at 3pm EST/12pm PST for our first Art & Design School Library Division Hangout!

For this initial Hangout, we’re looking for topics and potential contributors for future ADSL discussions, events, and collaborations. If you have an idea for a conference panel or other presentation, or if you just want to listen in, this will be a chance to brainstorm and vote on what you want to see ADSL do in the coming year.

We hope to use Hangouts as a way to gather and discuss throughout the year, so this first meeting is a great no-pressure situation to test out the tech and get yourself familiar with the new Google Hangouts (through YouTube). The first part of the discussion will be orienting people to the tools available, so don’t worry if you’ve never done this before!

Just click this link when it’s time to join us Thursday March 30th — it’s that simple! paste the link right into a calendar appointment so you don’t have to hunt for this e-mail later.)

How it works:
We’ll all gather in a Hangout and discuss our ideas. If multiple people want to talk at once, we can use the text chat sidebar.  When someone wants to present an idea to the group we can turn Presenter status over to you, and everyone will see either your face or a screen share.  The resulting discussion will be captured as a YouTube video which won’t be publicly searchable, but will be shareable with a link.

Can’t make it to the Hangout?
If you have any questions or concerns about this Hangout, or have suggestions for future ADSL events, you can let the moderators know directly. We’ll send a poll after the Hangout to collect more votes on topics, too.

We look forward to seeing you all then!


Meet your other Moderator for 2008/2009

Hello to all ADSL division members,

Along with Jill Luedke, I will be co-moderating this year’s ADSL division meeting in Indianapolis. I am currently the Assistant Director for Access Services at the Haas Arts Library at Yale University.  I have only been in this position since last August, so you may better remember me as the Associate Library Director at The School of Visual Arts in New York. I have attended ADSL Division meetings since 2003 and look forward to seeing all of you again in Indianapolis.

Holly Hatheway

Meet Your Moderator for 2009/2010

Hello. I am one of your moderators for the 09/10 year along with Holly Hatheway. I am a new librarian and have worked as a Reference and Instructional Librarian at the Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library at The New School in New York for two years. I am one of two Reference and Instructional librarians for that library, which supports the curriculum of Parsons The New School for Design. I have a dual masters degree from Pratt Institute in Art History and Library Science. This will be my fourth ARLIS/NA conference. I have also served on the Membership Committee for two years.

As always, I am excited to reconnect with everyone at the conference as well as meet new professionals. I look forward to sharing ideas with everyone in Indianapolis and reading your ideas on this blog.

Jill E. Luedke


I am the Readers’ Services Librarian at RISD. Reference, Instruction, and Circulation keeps me busy! Since coming to RISD in 2004, I have been researching RISD’s dazzle camouflage collection. Currently I am working on a dazzle exhibition and symposium for February 2009. Before coming to RISD, I was the Library Director at the Corcoran Library in Washington, DC.

Looking forward to Denver!

Claudia Covert

A little bit about me…

Greetings fellow ADSL colleagues!

A recent transplant from Michigan to Chicago via Boston, I am the Digital Resources Librarian at the Harrington College of Design. Currently, I am managing a migration to Voyager from Horizon. Once that is finished, I will be refocusing my energies on the challenge of finding digital image resources for a for-profit institution and implementing Web 2.0 technologies. Previously, I was at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where I was given the opportunity to attend my first Arlis/NA conference and really get a sense of how awesome it is to be part of the ADSL. Before that, I was at the University of Michigan Fine Arts Library where I started learning the ins and outs of being an art librarian.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Denver!

-laura (Co-Moderator 2008-2009)