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Canadian Art Libraries and Information Services Section (CARLIS) fonds:
The Canadian Art Libraries and Information Services Section (CARLIS) was founded in 1967 as a committee within the Canadian Library Association. Its mandate was to support, advance, and promote the cause of art librarianship in Canada. Originally known as the Art Libraries Committee, the group petitioned to become a subject division within the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS), achieving this new status by 1976. At that time, the Committee's name was officially changed to the Canadian Art Libraries Section of CASLIS. In 1977, a cosmetic change to the group's logo was proposed, in order to clarify the logo's interpretation and encourage greater international recognition. The new logo, CARLIS, did not change the meaning or the name of the section.
The fonds consists of records from 1967 to 1986 related to the founding and administration of CARLIS. Files include correspondence, bylaws, budgetary and funding information, minutes of meetings, copies of forms and ballots, copies of materials related to conferences and their organization, annual reports, and mailing lists. There are in addition files on specific CARLIS projects, including the Survey of Art Libraries in Canada (1967), the microfilm sales of the Vancouver Public Library Canadian Artist References (1969-1970), the Survey of Canadian Fine Arts Resources (1974-1976), the Survey of Fine Arts Library Resources (1976-1980), the Artists in Canada database project (1979-1980), the resolution passed to increase Canadian content in RILA (1980), the CARLIS Elections Nomination Committee (1981), the establishment of the Melva J. Dwyer Award (1985), and the CARLIS Newsletter (1976-1983). There is also a copy of the Handbook for Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services Chapter Executives (1984) and miscellaneous brochures, flyers, papers, and newsletters related to other organizations (e.g., ARLIS NA), books, art, and art libraries.
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[Title of item], Canadian Art Libraries and Information Services Section (CARLIS) fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
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