Be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

 

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve a term of two years, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2014-2016 Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend.

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the New Voices panel. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA. Candidates do not need to be present at the Fort Worth conference in order to run; however, they should plan to be present at ARLIS/NA conferences for the following two years. Candidates must be ARLIS/NA members.

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Wednesday, March 11th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Thursday, March 12th through Wednesday, March 18th. The results will be announced on Thursday, March 19th 2015.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current co-moderators, Ellen Tisdale or Rachel Schend (emails found in sidebar).

9 comments:

  1. Hello everyone!

    My name is Tina Broomfield and I am excited to nominate myself as a ArLiSNAP moderator candidate. I currently split my time between Rochester and Syracuse, both of which are in Upstate New York. In Rochester, I work at St. John Fisher College’s academic library as a Circulation Supervisor. In this position, I have gained experience in access services, interlibrary loans, temporary exhibits, archives, and special collections. In my off time in Rochester, I volunteer as an program planner for Rochester Early Career Information Professionals. In this volunteer capacity, I serve on a committee to plan social networking events, lectures, and conferences for local emerging professionals. Additionally, I am currently pursuing an MLIS graduate degree at Syracuse University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation. I also work in SU’s library in the Special Collections, where I am the Breuer Project Processing Assistant for Marcel Breuer’s Digital Archive (http://breuer.syr.edu).

    Prior to beginning graduate school, I studied English Literature and Art History at SUNY Geneseo. I spent the vast majority of my undergraduate career conducting research in art libraries, archives, and museums. I was also the President of the Student Art Association. In this position of leadership, I organized museum tours and informal student lectures. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, I interned at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, where I solidified my career goals of becoming a curator or archivist in an art library.

    I am very passionate about the worth, value, and importance of art librarianship, and I look forward to speaking with other ArLiSNAP members about our individual goals and interests. I have a demonstrated history of skills related to leadership, responsibility, organization, and communication. As a moderator, I believe I could effectively contribute to the group by utilizing these skills to advance the goals and interests of ArLiSNAP.

    Please feel free to contact me via email (tinabroomfield@gmail.com) or LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/christinabroomfield) with any questions or comments.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Tina

  2. Greetings, ArLiSNAP!

    I am Karen Stafford, Catalog/Reference Librarian at the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago as of August 2014. I earned my MLS from Indiana University (IU) in 2013 and am currently ABD for a PhD in musicology, also from IU. In 2012 I completed an internship at the Smithsonian Libraries, cataloging illustrated sheet music from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am also an active letterpress printer and member of the Amalgamated Printers’ Association.

    I am excited to be considered for the position of ArLiSNAP co-moderator and will bring a wealth of experiences to the role. As President of the IU Students of Music Librarianship Group, I organized professional development volunteer activities and lectures for our students. While working as Circulation Supervisor at IU, I oversaw the music library’s Facebook page, the day-to-day work of 30 student employees, and a summer special projects team. Please feel welcome to review my LinkedIn page for additional experience (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kstafford2). I will bring the same leadership, organization, efficiency, and loyalty to my position in ArLiSNAP.

    As co-moderator, I hope to make members feel comfortable regularly bringing their suggestions to our attention and to organize our volunteers to provide helpful services to our members. I also would love to see a continually increasing line of communication between library students and current librarians to make the transition from student to librarian quick and fruitful for all parties involved.

    I look forward to seeing you all in Fort Worth!

    Best,
    Karen

  3. Hello!

    My name is Tiffany Saulter and am excited to be a potential co-moderator for ArLiSNAP.

    I am a recent graduate (as of August) of the Library Science program at Indiana University and have a Masters of Art in Art History from the University of Miami, with an emphasis on contemporary video art. I also have a Bachelor in Digital Art. I gained experience as an intern and student assistant in a number of libraries/departments, including fine arts libraries, museum libraries, academic libraries, special collections, and an art history department.

    As the president of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapter at Indiana University, I co-organized a mini-conference, along with some of my other officers, to introduce other future librarians to different types of technology used in the special library, such as EAD, digitization in the art museum library, tech in the music library and the book as a technology. We also organized a regular trip to a local pub trivia as a social outing/opportunity to meet with other others, as well as planning trips to other special libraries and tours, such as the Kinsey Institute, the IU Fine Arts Library and the IU Art conservation lab, and professional development opportunities such as cover letter/resume round robins and talks from librarians
    with hiring experience.

    Now in my first post-library school position, I am employed as an Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident at the University of Delaware. I, along with the other resident, am working on a large scale description project: using finding aids and other legacy description tools, to make the collection materials in the Manuscripts and Archives department more widely accessible through more fully fleshed out and visible descriptions on ArchivesSpace and an XTF platform. We plan in the near future to digitize many of the single item collections we’re describing to provide even better access. Also in this position, I have become plugged in with the local Philadelphia digital humanities community, attending their monthly meetups (GLAM cafe) and assisiting in the research and dissemination of locally created/locally focused digital humanities projects on PhillyDh’s website.

    Working as a student assistant at the Fine Arts Library at IU, I gained a further appreciation for the importance of the fine arts library, as well as an appreciation of the varied and exciting material it can contain. I am passionate about the humanities and about proliferating access to materials housed in the libraries and institutions that related to them. As a newer professional, being able to come to the ArLiSNAP blog and find others going through the
    similar process of finding library jobs and fermenting what type of library career they are looking for has meant a great deal to me and is something I would love to be a part of as a co-moderator for ArLiSnAP and hope to engage more potential volunteers in becoming an active part of this great community.

    Please feel to contact me at tsaulter2@gmail.com for any questions or comments and I look forward to meeting with more of you in Forth Worth!

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Tiffany

  4. Hi everyone! I’m Emily Walz and I’m announcing my candidacy for ArLiSNAP co-moderator. I’ve been an ARLIS member since my first semester of library school, and attended my first conference that same year in Toronto in 2012. I’ve attended every conference since, and my enthusiasm and desire to serve the society increases every year.

    I earned both my archives certification and my MSLIS from Long Island University’s Palmer School in Manhattan in May 2013. During my last semester of library school, I interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library, as well as in the museum’s Archives and the Digital Media department. After completing my internship, I stayed as a volunteer for an additional four months. Prior to grad school, I earned my BA in Art History and Visual Culture from Michigan State University with cognates in History and Museum Studies, and spent a summer as an intern on an archaeological dig in Greece.

    Currently, I am an adjunct faculty cataloger for New York University, cataloging books for the Institute of Fine Arts and special collections in Fales Library. When I’m not at NYU, I work as a freelancer for museums, art libraries, and nonprofits like the Frick Art Reference Library and the American Academy in Rome, as well as private clients.

    Freelancing and working as an adjunct has allowed me to meet other new librarians and library students. Comparing experiences and networking with peers is incredibly valuable, and one of my goals as co-moderator would be to facilitate conversations not only among students and new professionals, but between ArLiSNAP members and established art professionals as well. These relationships can be incredibly helpful in establishing a fulfilling career, and collaboration both within and outside of ArLiSNAP can only be beneficial. During my time as an ARLIS member, I’ve met and built relationships with many wonderful colleagues, and I would love to use this skill to benefit our members and represent our interests both outside the organization and to ARLIS as a whole.

    Please feel free to check out more about me (and connect if you’d like to!) on my LinkedIn profile (www.linkedin.com/in/ewalz), and thanks so much for considering me for co-moderator!

    Emily

  5. Hi, I’m Courtney Baron and I’m announcing my candidacy for the Co-Moderator position with ArLiSNAP. I am the Visual Resources Curator at the University of Georgia and I’m finishing my MLIS from Valdosta State University in May 2015. This fall, I will begin the Master’s in Art History at UGA part-time with a focus in ancient art. As Visual Resource Curator, this summer I will begin creating a digital archive for the Yasmina necropolis excavations in Roman Carthage for the Classics department at UGA and I hope this will develop into my thesis project for the MA in art history.

    I am an active member of ARLIS/NA and VRA. Last year, I attended the ARLIS/NA conference as the recipient of the student travel award and this year I am (currently!) attending VRA as the recipient of the professional development grant. I am also active with my local ARLIS southeast chapter. We are currently planning our fall 2015 chapter conference in Atlanta and the 2017 annual conference in New Orleans. So, I will have a lot of conference planning and experience under my belt. It’s also important to me to participate in the wider library community and so I maintain my membership in ALA where I serve as the Membership & Outreach Committee Chair for the Arts Section.

    I am the Managing Editor of Hack Library School so managing a blog and a community of library students is second nature to me. As Managing Editor, I facilitate guest posts, schedule monthly writer posts, and work on special projects, like Digital Humanities Week or HLS Day in the Life. I would really love to continue working in this capacity with a focus on arts and humanities librarianship in ArLiSNAP. Some of the projects we’ve worked on at Hack Library School that I can see working well in ArLiSNAP include Art Library Student/New Professional Day in the Life and establishing book and technology reviews. Reviews are invaluable to librarians, and we are lucky that ARLIS makes it so easy for us to contribute these (I’ve written a few), but writing reviews takes time and a particular skill set. I think ArLiSNAP is a great way to practice professional reviews as well as review resources that are not featured in the official ARLIS reviews. Some of my favorite posts on ArLiSNAP are more personal; either an overview of conference experiences or a major project, or interviews with more seasoned professionals. I also enjoy the educational or informative posts, like the recent post on visual arts research data management. I would like to encourage more of these posts on the blog in addition to probably the most popular – JOBS! As a former INALJ volunteer (I managed the Georgia page in 2013-2014), I know how important a repository of jobs is to our community, so I wonder if we can partner with INALJ or improve this aspect in some way.

    I previously served in ArLiSNAP as a Discussion Liaison and recently presented on visual resources outreach at the ArLiSNAP/VREPS webinar in January. This webinar was absolutely fantastic – not only did it provide a (free!) way for students and new professionals to gain presentation experience, but it also served to foster a relationship between ArLiSNAP and VREPS. Considering 2016 is a joint conference with ARLIS/NA and VRA in Seattle, this connection is more important now than ever before and is something that I would be very much interested in continuing to develop as a Co-Moderator. I hope that the webinar will become an annual event for ArLiSNAP. I would also love to see ArLiSNAP coordinate a weekly or monthly Twitter chat, virtual meet-ups, and other ways of connecting with one another. This will also help us connect with the international community of art librarians.

    Thank you!

    Courtney Baron

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