Elections: ArLiSNAP Co-moderator

ArLiSNAP is seeking candidates for the position of Co-Moderator.
The new co-moderator will serve a term of 2 years, to be staggered with another co-moderator (currently Rebecca Cooper), beginning after the Denver conference in early May. This position will allow the new co-moderator the opportunity to act as a liaison to the board during a very exciting time of change as the administration adjusts its organizational structure to meet contemporary demands. Other responsibilities are to coordinate special projects, advance the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, and run the annual meeting and student pub crawl at the annual ARLIS/NA conference. The future co-moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog.


To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short professional biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, as well as future goals for students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA.
Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Monday, April 14th thru Friday the 25th Monday, May 12th thru Friday the 16th. The results will be announced on the ArLiSNAP blog on Monday, April 28th Monday, May 19th.


  1. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to ask them here, or contact me at RebeccaCooper AT gmail DOT com.

    It’s a great opportunity, so if you’re at all interested, don’t hesitate!

  2. Application for Co-Moderator Position

    Hi all. I’m Tracy Bergstrom, and I’d like to be considered for the position of Co-Moderator. At the beginning of the year, I had set some professional goals for myself which included *blog more* and *get more involved with ArLiS.* I was enthused to read that ArLiSNAP was looking for a co-moderator, a position which would allow me to both be more engaged with young artsy librarian folk and explore new technologies.

    As for background, I have B.A. in art history from Smith College, an M.A. in archaeological studies from Yale University, and just recently completed an M.L.S. with a focus in special collections librarianship and digital content from Southern Connecticut State University. I worked for several years as an art image cataloguer with Yale University’s Visual Resources Collection and am now the Special Collections Librarian for Digital Projects at the University of Notre Dame. My current position involves creating and re-packaging metadata for special collections resources such as historical photographs, numismatic objects, print materials and artists’ books.

    As someone with an interest in cataloguing, data schemata AND the visual arts, it wasn’t clear to me as a student how I could capitalize on these interests. I was lucky in that as a VRC cataloguer I was introduced to a community of metadata and electronic services librarians who helped me to see the potential directions I could pursue. But I realize that for many students, this information isn’t so readily at hand. I’d like to broaden the scope of last year’s Annual Report goal to publish print and online resources for students to ensure that these resources reflect the broad range of directions available to new graduates. I’m also interested in expanding the outreach that ArLiSNAP does with current students and the possibilities therein.

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Denver!


  3. Posted by virginiaallison on May 7, 2008

    Hello All,

    I enjoyed meeting many of you in Denver, it was great to meet face to face with ArLiSNAP affiliates and get a better understanding of how the group works. ArLiSNAP is a valuable resource because it provides newcomers to the profession an online space for learning and solidarity. I would like to help keep ArLiSNAP a space of learning by generating discussions on important issues unique to students and new professionals, therefore I announce my candidacy for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator.

    Like many of you, my background is in studio arts. I have a BFA from the University of Montevallo, taught Montessori art for two years, and then went to back to school to receive my MLIS from The University of Alabama. During this time I worked in the university archives in marketing and outreach and interned at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Hanson Library. For the past year I’ve worked as the Assistant Librarian/Visual Resources Curator at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, TN. I will be returning to graduate school this fall for an interdisciplinary PhD in Media, Art and Text at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am personally and professionally invested in learning how to harness knowledge of new and emerging technologies to contribute to research and pedagogy in the arts.

    I am eager to become more involved in ArLiSNAP and believe my talents and experiences are suited to the duties of Co-Moderator of ArLiSNAP.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    All Best,

    Virginia Allison

    This was originally published as a post. However, the call for candidates indicated, “To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post….” Consequently, I have placed the submission here and removed the post. Thank you. -Bryan Loar

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