The Art Libraries Society of North America
Mountain West Chapter

2000 Annual Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah  |  October 18-21, 2000

The Art Libraries Society/Mountain West Chapter welcomes you to Salt Lake City, Utah. The chapter will host its annual conference on October 19-21,2000 at The Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel located on 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: (801) 328-2000, Fax: (801) 359-2938, Toll-free Reservations 1-800-774-1500.

The hotel is located in the downtown area, only 15 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from all the major ski resort areas. Conference rates for rooms are: $89.00 for single or double, $99.00 for triple or quadruple. The additional room tax is 10.95%. The hotel provides free shuttle service from the Salt Lake International Airport.



Conference Schedule & Program  
Conference Fees & Registration
Utah Information

Conference Program

The conference program includes an informal opening reception and registration on October 19, Thursday evening at the David Ericson Fine Art Gallery. Friday morning sessions will address issues in library instruction, collection development, and preservation of materials. Friday afternoon sessions will include an argumentative discussion on artists' books and a presentation about Mormon artist Minerva Teichert.

The keynote speaker will be William C. Seifrit, well-known scholar who has written extensively about the pioneer period in Utah painting and sculpture. In the evening, there will be time for the monthly "Art Gallery Stroll" in the downtown area, where selected art galleries open their doors to the public until 9:00pm.

Saturday morning sessions will discuss the concept of team environment at the University of Arizona and the exploration and settlement in the early Southwest. In the afternoon, there will be an optional guided drive-by tour of historic downtown Salt Lake City ending with a visit to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Later on Saturday, a bus will depart from the hotel to the famous ski resort area of Park City for the rest of the evening.

The deadline for registering for the conference is September 22, 2000. Register above in "Conference Fees & Registration"; print out the Registration Form, fill it out, and mail it to Joyce C. Henderson.

See Utah!
You might want to extend your trip to Utah by adding a day or two to explore the beautiful canyons in Southern Utah.  Most of the famous National Parks such as Zion, Cedar Breaks, Bryce, Capitol Reef, and Arches are only about a 3-hour drive south of Salt Lake City. Other spectacular attractions include the nearby Snowbird ski resort, about 20 minutes from downtown, with breathtaking scenery. The "Utah Information" link above lists several options.


For additional information, please contact:

  • Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey  (801) 378-6731 - Fine Arts Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Tom Riedel  (303) 458-4261 - Distance Learning Librarian, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • Joyce C. Henderson  (520) 621-1202 - Visual Resources Curator, University of Arizona Art Department, Tucson, AZ

2000 Chapter Officers

President Tom Riedel
Distance Learning Librarian,
Regis University, Denver, CO
President-Elect Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey
Fine Arts Librarian,
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Past President Peggy Keeran
Reference Librarian, Penrose Library,
University of Denver, CO
Secretary/Treasurer Joyce C. Henderson
Visual Resources Curator, University of Arizona Art Department
Tucson, AZ

2000 Conference Planing Committee

Program and Local Arrangements: Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Travel Award:  Genni Houlihan, Phoenix Art Museum and Miguel Juarez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Print Program: Miguel Juarez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Registration: Joyce C. Henderson, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ