When planning your trip to Denver for the 2008 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, be sure to consider the wide array of wonderful workshops offered on Friday, May 2nd.

• The all day workshop, “Cataloging Cultural Objects and Practical
Applications in the Library,” is aimed at professionals who work in image
collections and libraries with collections of objects or visual material.

There are two morning workshops:

• “ARLIS/NA Mentoring Program Workshop,” which is free and which will explore the satisfying and challenging world of mentoring. This workshop is required for those who wish to participate in the year-long mentoring program through ARLIS/NA.

The second offering in the morning is:

• “Medium Matters: Photography in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Organizers will introduce photographic and photomechanical processes one most likely will find in art libraries and archives and will provide participants with the knowledge to make skillful decisions about objects in their collections.

The afternoon workshops include:

• “Everyday Leadership: How to Increase Your Influence at the Institutional Level” led by the ever-dynamic Pat Wagner. This promises to be fun as well as applicable to a variety of art and architecture libraries/archival venues.

The second afternoon workshop is one more in the continually popular series:

• “They Never Covered This in Library School: Maps and Atlases”. This year the workshop will be held at the Denver Public Library and will cover the fascinating world of maps and atlases including online mapping sites, GIS and many other timely applications.

Workshops are totally worth coming a day early…at least we think so! Please take a closer look at the workshop offerings in the program online at http://arlisnamw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/program.htm. We encourage you to consider joining us and your colleagues for a rich, intriguing and fun day of workshops.

Mary Graham and Jeanne Brown
Program Co-Chairs