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April 5, 2022 - April 9, 2022 ARLIS/NA 2022: 50th Annual Conference

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Golden Anniversary Annual Conference returns to an in-person event in Chicago, the City of Broad Shoulders. Chicago looms large in society history: ARLIS/NA’s storied founding in 1972 happened in Chicago which was also the site of two subsequent conferences in 1976 and 1992. Embodying the Golden Anniversary milestone is the conference theme, “Past, Present, Future: Aspiring to New Heights”. Our host city reflects that theme with its 19th century development and its remarkable rebirth following the calamitous 1871 fire to become the most architecturally significant city in the country in the 20th century. 

The term Chicago is derived from the Algonquin word “chicagua” used by the Miami-Illinois and Potowatomi peoples and Chicago has grown into the nation’s third-largest city since its establishment as a trading post by Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. Throughout these centuries Chicago has been a significant migratory destination of global peoples to become the multicultural and ethnically diverse hub of the Midwest. Within the Chicago context, the ongoing work being done to achieve social justice, equity, and inclusion is very present and real. 

The conference Co-Chairs have assembled an impressive schedule of panel sessions, posters, roundtables, and workshops with content related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; advocacy, social justice, public policy, and activism; and critical librarianship. Joining those are the perennially strong topics of collection development and management, visual literacy, digital scholarship, and pedagogical practice among others—such as the highlighting of local art and architecture—that all combine to make the annual conference the professional development event of the year.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL

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February 11, 2022 - February 13, 2022 54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair More info Book Fairs West
February 4, 2022 - February 6, 2022 Rare Books LA - Pasadena!

SAVE THE DATE: Rare Books LA – Pasadena invites booksellers and bibliophiles from around the world to safely reconnect and share their love of books, maps, ephemera, fine bindings, original art, photography, and more.

In conjunction with the in-person book fair, Rare Books LA is hosting a concurrent virtual book fair using the Getman’s Virtual platform that kicks off Thursday, February 3 at 9am/PT and runs for the duration of the in-person fair.

Fri, Feb 4th 5pm - 8pm
Sat, Feb 5th 10am - 6pm
Sun, Feb 6th 11am - 4pm

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 4, 2022 - February 5, 2022 2022 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

First Fair in the 2022 California Bay !

Antiquarian & Rare Books, First Editions, Posters, Ephemera, Maps & Exploration, Literature, Photographs, Books & Paper, Art, Children's Books, Gastronomy, Science Fiction, California & The West.

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA

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Book Fairs West
December 16, 2021 In-Person In Conversation with Colette Fu

The Rosenbach invites you to a conversation with photographer, book artist, and paper engineer based in Philadelphia, Colette Fu, who makes pop-up books from her photographs. Turn the pages of Fu’s methods and inspiration through a dialog with this unique paper artist. Before the conversation, visitors are invited to visit a Colette Fu installation at the Rosenbach.  

6pm - 7pm

General admission is $15. Student admission is $10.
Rosenbach members receive a 50% discount on general admission.
Delancey Society members receive free admission to In Conversation With The Rosenbach.

Registration opens for Delancey Society members on August 4, for members on August 6, and for the general public on August 9.

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

Philadelphia, PA

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