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#ARCSConf 2019 Call for Proposals, #ARCSChat Tonight, and much more! ARCS Update Vol 3 | Update 25

December 4, 2018 | ARCS News

Call for Proposals for #ARCSConf 2019

The ARCS Board invites you to submit proposals for lively, thoughtful, and substantive sessions for our 2019 conference November 7-9th, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. Sessions may address any aspect of your work.

The proposal should ideally provide a 150-word or less description of the session – the number of words corresponds to the text we will include in a program, so the committee relies on your ability to clearly, enthusiastically, and efficiently describe the point of your session. The description should include:

  • A clear and concise session title
  • The focus of the session and the goals to be achieved
  • Complete contact information for all presenters

Your proposal must include a session chair and an initial list of speakers. If you haven’t identified all of your speakers, or need assistance identifying an expert in the subject, send an email to Conference@arcsinfo.org  and we will work with you to find qualified speakers.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, January 31, 2019. The material must be prepared and submitted to our Program Committee in a timely manner for review, thus late proposals cannot be accepted.Proposals can be submitted via the online form located at https://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2019-conference/call-for-papers.

Further guidelines and more information can be found on the ARCS website.

ARCS Conference 2019 Call for Proposals

#ARCSChat Tonight!

It's no secret that the gender gap between collections managers and their vendors is highly polarized and thus ripe for gender bias. On the next #ARCSchat, we address the nature of this bias, where it comes from, and how to address it.  Joan Baldwin and Anne Ackerson of Leadership Matters, @NFPLeadership, who carried out an important survey on gender equity in the museum workplace this year, will lead the talk and provide important insight based on their findings and experiences. Join us for this important discussion at 8pm EST on Twitter.

If you missed the November #ARCSchat “When Collections Care and Politics Collide: Lessons From Brazil”you can find it on Twitter Moments

Report from the ARCS / CCAHA Integrated Pest Management Workshop

On November 14 & 15, 2018 ARCS and CCAHA co-hosted an Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions workshop at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 43 attendees from across the United States participated in the program, led by Robin Bauer Kilgo, Communications & Member Services Manager, ARCS/Contract Registrar and Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA/ARCS Board Member. The day and a half workshop included speakers specializing in pest identification, treatment, hazards, and monitoring methods. On the second day, workshop participants had the chance to participate in a practical activity by identifying pests, the ways they would handle pest infestations, and appropriate treatments using methods they learned the previous day. Once the workshop was completed participants were offered a behind the scenes tour of some of the storage areas at the museum. Thanks again to CCAHA for co-hosting the workshop as well as the Michael C. Carlos Museum for being such gracious hosts.

Reminder: Call for ARCS Board Member Nominations

Just a reminder that ARCS is looking for nominations of energetic, knowledgeable, engaged professionals to join the Board. Please send contact information and a resume for the proposed nominee (self-nominations are accepted) to: president@arcsinfo.org, using the subject line ARCS BOARD NOMINATION. Please indicate whether the suggested nominee has agreed to be nominated for board service.  Deadline for recommendations is December 7, 2018.

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2018 8 pm ET. #ARCSchat on Twitter. Participate and follow here.
  • December 7, 2018. Deadline for ARCS Board Recommendations.
  • January 31, 2019. Submission deadline for ARCSConf 2019 proposals. More information here
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