Hi Everyone! I’m Breanne Crumpton and I’m happy to serve alongside Courtney Baron as the new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator. I currently am a Reference Librarian at the Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina where I liaison to the Fine Arts, English, Music, and World Language departments. I completed my MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015 and received my Bachelor’s in Art History and Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.
I started volunteering with ArLiSNAP in the fall of 2015 as the Conference Planning Liaison and helped plan the “Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives” webinar with VREPS that took place in May 2016. I am also leading a current initiative to crowdfund money for an ArLiSNAP New Professional Travel award along with ARLIS/NA’s Development Committee. We hope to raise $5,000 that would provide one $1,000 scholarship for a new professional to attend annual conference for five years. We were able to talk about the upcoming crowdfunding campaign at the last ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans as well as host a Career Development Workshop.
Students and New Professionals are the future of the art librarian profession. I think the work that ArLiSNAP does within ARLIS/NA is vastly important as we give students and new professionals not only with a dedicated space within the larger ARLIS/NA organization, but we also provide them opportunities to participate through liaison positions, webinars, and many other ways to contribute!
As the next Co-Moderator of ArLiSNAP, I plan to continue to increase our support to student and new professionals alongside Courtney. This support could be through webinars; internship postings; tips and guides on interviewing, and writing resumes and cover letters; survey student and new professional needs; and finally just providing an open forum for people to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences.
I look forward to working with everyone as we build our community and our profession together.