An earlier version of this announcement was posted on the METRO site on Thursday, February 14, 2013 and adapted below:
The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NY) will host an open house for "students and recent graduates interested in learning about professional organizations in the arts and book arts." Taking place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 3:30 - 5:30, participants are invited to join the event in the Sacerdote Hall, Uris Education Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As ARLIS/NY states in their press release:
Becoming active in professional organizations is one of the most valuable steps a student or new professional can make in building his or her career. Professional organizations provide opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, to exercise leadership roles, and to keep current with the latest trends in a field. Many also provide exclusive opportunities for professional development through travel grants, conferences, and support for scholarship.
This open house introduces students and new professionals with interests in the arts, book arts, and cultural heritage to the rich opportunities for professional development offered by organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Throughout the evening, representatives will be on hand to answer questions, hand out promotional materials, and discuss their organizations in detail. At the beginning of the event, participants will give brief introductions to their organization’s constituency, mission, and activities.
Participants in the open house include:
ACRL/NY: The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries
ARLIS/NY: New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America
ART: Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
BSA: The Bibliographical Society of America
METRO: The Metropolitan New York Library Council
NYTSL: The New York Technical Services Librarians
RBMS: The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries
SLA NY: The New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
VRA-NY: The Greater New York Regional Chapter of the Visual Resources Association
Registration is required. More information can be found on the ARLIS/NY website.