Annual Meetings

Annual Meeting 2017: Galveston, Texas


Annual Meeting 2017

Please join us at the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter fall meeting to be held in Galveston, Texas, November 10 – 12, 2017! Explore Galveston’s historical and art related locations along with their associated collections / archives and catch up with your fellow TXMX colleagues. Venues visited will include the Moody Mansion, Rosenberg Library, Bryan Museum, Galveston Arts Center, and Galveston Artist Residency. Registration will be open through October 27th, 2017.

This year our chapter business meeting will be followed by a Research Roundtable series of presentations on work currently being done by Texas-Mexico members. All topics relevant to art librarianship are welcome. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes in length. To submin a presentation proposal, please send a short description with the title, your name, and institutional affiliation to Lauren Gottlieb-Miller at The deadline to submit will be October 6th, 2017.

Chapter members have graciously offered to pay for the registration of an attendee who lacks institutional funding. If you are unable to attend the chapter meeting due to a lack of funding, please send a statement showing need to the Chapter President (Joel Pelanne, by October 13th, 2017.

Meeting Hotel

Marriott TownePlace Suites

9540 Seawall Boulevard  Galveston  Texas  77554  USA 

Please use this link to book rooms at the discounted group rate by 10/27/2017

  • 15 Rooms available at $160.00 per night (King bed, sleeper sofa)
  • 5 Rooms available at $209.00 per night (2 Queen beds)



Friday, November 10th

  • 1:00 – 4:30 PM : Tour of the Moody Mansion, including a lecture on the family records and artifact collections with a Q&A.
  • 5:00 PM : Optional social / happy hour at BLVD Seafood.
  • Dinner on own, please see recommendations at the bottom of this page.

Saturday, November 11th

Sunday, November 12th

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (have room until 1:00 PM) : Chapter business meeting and Research Roundtable presentations (breakfast provided).


Research Roundtable

Becca Pad – Humanities Librarian for Fine Arts, UT Austin

Embedded Librarianship in the Freshman Art and Art History Core Program

Catherine Essinger – Architecture and Art Library Coordinator, University of Houston

Managing Disaster

Elizabeth Schaub – Director, School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection, UT Austin

Contributing Texas-centric Content to the Digital Public Library of America: A Case Study

Eric Wolf – Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, UT Austin

Ellsworth Kelly and the Long  Road to Austin

Fernando Corona Torres – Coordinator of Historic Archives, Citibanamex (National Bank of Mexico)

What can we do facing disasters inside libraries and archives in Mexico City?


Dining and free-time in Galveston




If you have any questions, please contact:

Joel Pelanne (Chapter President)

713 353 1511