Introducing: Alison Larson, ArLiSNAP’s new Discussion Liaison!

We are delighted to welcome Alison to the ArLiSNAP team.

Alison Larson

I am a new member of ARLIS and ARLIS/ TX-MX and a MLIS student at UNT, Denton. I have a background in fine arts with BA and MA degrees in Art History. After a number of years in various positions in museums, libraries, and higher education, I have decided that my true calling is art librarianship! I currently work in the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

One of my favorite aspects of the job is discussion! Talking to the student workers, patrons, library staff and librarians about basically anything library-related or otherwise makes my job fun and interesting. I would like to make connections with others in the field by initiating conversations around current topics in art librarianship as I am learning about them myself both theoretically and practically.

Looking forward to the discussion posts, Alison!

 

Are you interested in taking on a more active role within ArLiSNAP? We are always happy to have more members getting involved! Email Stephanie or Ellen (see contact info on the menu to the right) to find out how you can contribute. Potential volunteer roles could include:

  • participating in educational opportunities such as webinars and sharing the experience on the blog;

  • liaising with the VRA emerging professionals and students organization, vreps;

  • sharing relevant technology news and developments;

  • or working on ways to support greater diversity among our ranks. For example, last year ArLiSNAP ran a Make Your Own Button machine at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Pasadena, the proceeds from which went to the Student Diversity Conference Attendance Award.

If you have other ideas of ways you would like to add to the group’s efforts, let us know!

One comment:

  1. Your experience sounds identical to mine. I’m now the Art & Design librarian at LSU, and I took a long and winding career path to get there! I’ve worked in museum libraries/archives, a private girls’ school, a community college and now a major university. I’m always glad to share my experiences with up-and-coming librarians

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