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Conference Programme


Wednesday, 21 July


14:00  Conference Opening and Welcome

Cathy Johns, Conference Co-Chair

Leo Appleton, Conference Co-Chair

Griselda Pollock, Professor Emerita of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the CentreCATH, University of Leeds


Library Interventions: Reading Gendered Words and After That...Three Years of Critical Engagement with the Collection

Nick Norton, PhD candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University, freelance writer

15:45  BREAK



Time of Transformation: Research, Resources and Access

Sezin Romi, Senior Librarian and Archivist, SALT, Turkey


Supporting Users with Diverse Abilities

Panel discussion

Qona Rankin, Jess Cobb, Carol Keddie


Virtual Drinks Reception

ARLIS UK & Ireland Honorary Membership for Gerry White

Meet the Sponsors

Online Quiz for Delegates


Thursday, 22 July


09:15 Welcome to Day 2

Hudda Khaireh and Aurella Yussuf, founders, Thick/er Black Lines critical art history collective

10:30  BREAK


This is a Zine. This is Another. Now Form a Blog

Blanca Garcia Paja, Library Assistant, University of the Arts London

Holly Callaghan, Academic Support Librarian, University of the Arts London


In Response

Laura Knight, Course Leader, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Adam Ramejkis, Intercultural Communication Trainer, University of the Arts London


New Responses to Anti-Racism in Art Libraries and Collections

Panel discussion

Jennifer Fearon (Chair), Tavian Hunter, Tanveer Ahmed, Elisa Adami, Nina Trivedi, Bakhtawer Haider, Betty Brunfaut

13:15 BREAK


HEA and CILIP Fellowship

Panel discussion

Sarah George, Amanda Draper, Suzie Williams


How to be a Scholarly Librarian : The Superhero Approach to Professional Engagement

Leo Appleton, Information School, University of Sheffield


Practical Writing Workshop

With the editors of Art Libraries Journal

Limited to 25 spaces, register here

16:00 BREAK


Representational Belonging in Trade Periodicals: A Comparison between Architectural Record and Architectural Review

Emilee Mathews, Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois



How can ARLIS/UK & Ireland Represent its Regions? 

Morwenna Peters, ARLIS/UK&Ireland South West group


Friday, 23 July


09:15 Welcome to Day 3

Ferren Gipson, London-based art historian, writer and presenter

10:30 BREAK


Pandemic Pedagogy Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Look at Library Teaching Post-COVID-19

Coco Nijhoff, Senior Teaching Fellow, Library Services, Imperial College London
Rowan Williamson, Associate Director, Library Services and Support, University of the Arts London


British Library Artists' Lives project

Cathy Courtney, Project Director, Artists’ Lives



Copyright for art, design and architecture libraries, archives and collections

Bernard Horrocks, Chris Jones, Lexi Frost, Sarah Brear, Simon Marshall

12:55 LUNCH


PhD options for art librarians

Panel discussion

Deborah Lee, Karen Di Franco, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Leo Appleton


Librarians are Designers (Whether they Like it or Not)

Hollie Woodward, Senior Information Advisor, University of Plymouth


Does an Art and Design Librarian Need to be an Artist or Designer?

Suzie Williams, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Sunderland

15:45 BREAK


The State of Art  and Design School Libraries in North America: A Report on Findings with a Focus on DEI and Post-Pandemic Issues

Margot McIlwain Nishimura, Dean of Libraries, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Abi Sweeney, Librarian, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts


The Future of (Art) Libraries

Panel discussion

Amy Trendler, Pat Christie, Marilyn Clarke, Amy Stubbing

17:30 Closing Address

Jeremy Jenkins, Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland  2021-2023