Call for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Candidates

Hello ArLiSNAP!

We are so excited to announce that we are kicking off the election cycle for our new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, who will serve a two-year term from 2022 to 2024.

Interested in learning more about being a Co-Mod? Read In Chaun’s Words: What It Means to be a ArLiSNAP Co-Mod by Chaun Campos, the co-moderator rotating off.

If you’d like to collaboratively lead ArLiSNAP with Jessica Craig, soon-to-be second-year co-moderator, please complete this form to submit your candidacy.

The form will close on May 27, 2022, and voting on candidates will begin on May 30, 2022. Keep an eye on our blog, listserv, and social media for candidate and voting information! Please feel free to send any questions to arlisnap.na@gmail.com


Best of luck to all who run!


Chaun + Jessica
ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators

ArLiSNAP Volunteer Positions Available!

Volunteer Applications Open!

Are you a student or new professional looking for opportunities to get involved in conversations around art librarianship? We are excited to announce openings in our team of volunteers: Social Media Liaison, Communications Liaison, and Canadian Liaison!

We would like to thank our outgoing Social Media Liaison, Callie Cherry; outgoing Communications Liaison, Meghan O’Neill; and outgoing Canadian Liaison, Chelsea Woodhouse, and look forward to getting interest forms from potential new team members soon.

Please see the descriptions of these open positions on our volunteers page on our ArLiSNAP blog. Each of these positions offer an opportunity to engage with our new professional community, collaborate with other volunteers, promote initiatives you’d like to see for ArLiSNAP, and gain leadership experience.


To apply, please fill out the ArLiSNAP Volunteer Position Interest Form available here: https://tinyurl.com/ArLiSNAP-interest. Submissions are due March 7th, 2022. If you have any questions about the role or ArLiSNAP before the deadline, please feel free to reach out to the co-moderators by emailing us at arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

VOTE NOW for the 2021-2023 ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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The submission period for 2021-2023 ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator candidacy has closed, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to start voting! 

Before voting, be sure to read about the candidates below. Cast your vote by June 20 using this form. Please feel free to send any questions to arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

Candidates

Jessica Craig
Lindsey Jackson
Alison Quirion

Learn more about each candidate before voting


Jessica Craig
Library Reference Assistant, UCLA Arts Library

Tell us a little about your background with art librarianship and/or ARLIS.
Like many, I became interested in art librarianship ever since I learned there is such a thing. My experience started in 2017 while earning a B.A. in Art History. I was working at a public library and I volunteered at a small community art archive on the weekends. I was incredibly inspired by the act of documenting and preserving collective artistic expressions and stories. Once I started my MLIS program in 2019, I became more intentionally focused on art librarianship. I joined the UCLA Arts Library as a Reference Assistant and have worked there since. When I’m not fielding reference inquiries, I develop arts-based research guides, provide instructional workshops, and dabble in creating digital art exhibits. After I graduate with an MLIS degree this June, I will start work with the Getty Research Institute in September, where I hope to continue growing my knowledge of art librarianship as I enter the field. 

Beyond my professional work, I have loved engaging with ARLIS/NA community. I received the 2021 ARLIS/NA Gerd Muehsam award for my paper, “Computer Vision for Visual Arts Collections: Looking at Algorithmic Bias, Transparency, and Labor.” I was fortunate enough to present this paper at the 2021 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, alongside many other incredible presentations in the New Voices in the Profession session. I will also be publishing it in the ARLIS/NA Art Documentation journal this upcoming Fall. 

I am also looking forward to learning more through my engagement with ArLiSNAP and the many exciting opportunities that come with being part of this community. When I met some of the current ArLiSNAP volunteers during the last annual conference, I felt incredibly welcomed and supported as a new member. The kind and fun spirit of the group meant very much to me. Simply meeting others from ArLiSNAP helped to ease my nerves as a first-time conference presenter. Now, looking back on their kindness, that experience is the primary source of motivation for me to apply to this Co-Moderator position.

What merits / experiences do you bring to this position?
I am dedicated to promoting opportunities and engagement among students and new professionals. For example, during my MLIS education, I served in leadership roles for two student organizations. I was a Co-President for the UCLA student chapter of the Special Libraries Association after I had served as the Activities Chair for the previous year. I was also the Secretary and Web Chair for two years for the UCLA student group, Artifacts, an organization for students interested in arts librarianship, visual resources, and museum informatics. My involvement with these student associations was driven by my interest in collaborating with others to enhance student learning opportunities.

I have also branched out from student groups by working with the broader professional library network as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Southern California Technical Processes Group. I have always been interested in the technical services aspects of art librarianship, so this was my opportunity to merge both of those curiosities. I believe my past involvement with both student and professional organizations will allow me to contribute meaningfully to ArLiSNAP. I have learned what it takes to commit to leading and supporting the members of robust and growing organizations. I have enjoyed participating in outreach and programming, along with other administrative duties, such as creating documentation, planning internal meetings, providing website maintenance, and more. Most importantly, I have learned how to collaborate, adjust, listen, and promote a supportive learning environment for all of those involved.

If elected, what would be your biggest goals for ArLiSNAP?
As a Co-Moderator, I would work with my fellow volunteers to continue the existing mission of the group while collaborating to develop new initiatives and opportunities for all. There is a lot this group has to offer – from promoting knowledge to sharing resources, fostering dialogues, growing an inclusive network, and creating a lasting community. My goal would be to strengthen this supportive environment by introducing new programming, enhancing outreach strategies, and promoting meaningful engagement among members. 

For programming, we could develop co-sponsored events, such as workshops and webinars that focus on emerging trends, equitable service, professional development, and building the confidence of early-career students and professionals. Additionally, planning events purely for fun, like happy hours, watch parties, gaming events, etc., so there is a focus on connecting with people, in addition to learning, too. 

For outreach, I would aim to center the group’s initiatives to welcome any and all who are interested. The unique nature of this membership base, being entirely composed of students and new professionals, provides an advantage and should be embraced while building our community. It allows for wide-open gates for entry and participation by those who may or may not have a background in art librarianship but certainly have an interest in learning more about it. I find that to be a really encouraging quality of this group and could help overall growth in membership.

In addition to programming and outreach, I would love to create opportunities for active engagement among members. By promoting active knowledge sharing, fluid communication, open contribution opportunities, a welcoming environment, and ways to learn more about each other, we could help foster meaningful and consistent engagement. 

Overall, I would hope to continue the incredible work that has already been started while working with others to contribute new ideas that would benefit everyone.


Lindsey Jackson
Senior Library Specialist/User Services Associate, University of Texas Fine Arts Library

Tell us a little about your background with art librarianship and/or ARLIS.
I stumbled upon art librarianship and ARLIS early into my time in library school. I was lucky that the regional ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter were having their 2018 meeting in my city of Austin, so I went and met a lot of lovely professionals and looked at some amazing art. I was able to attend the 2019 regional conference as well. At the regional meeting I volunteered for be on the planning committee for ARLIS/NA 2023 conference in Mexico City. I looked forward to attending the ARLIS/NA 2020. But that was thwarted by the pandemic, so I look forward to attending someday. 

In 2019 I began working at the University of Texas Fine Arts Library in access services and the student workers supervisor. This library houses an impressive maker space along with its’ impressive collection of fine art and music materials. I love working in this environment which encourages artistic exploration, and offers tools to pursue it. 

What merits / experiences do you bring to this position?
I have experience being a good virtual and in-person team member, and have experiences in project management and event planning. I am on the board of a performing arts nonprofit called Honk!TX, which puts on an annual brass band festival, with the last two years being virtual festivals. This position requires a lot of communication with band leaders, volunteers, and committee groups. I really enjoy working with this organization, because creating access to live music is something I’m passionate about. Our festival is free, in various neighborhoods around Austin, and is a spectacle. 

In 2019, I volunteered for the New Members Round Table Midwinter Social Planning committee. Along with 6 other volunteers, we met virtually to plan a social event at ALA’s Midwinter conference in Philadelphia. I reached out to venues, created social media content and signage using Canva, and I came up with ideas for event programming. I enjoyed working on this project for the opportunity to collaborate with other new up-and-coming professionals. 

I am also a trombone player for a local brass band. We have 12-16 mostly female-identifying members, which requires a lot of communication to confirm gigs, schedule events, maintain our social media platforms. I moved us away from endless email chains to using Slack, which has been a great way for us to communicate. This is my favorite team that I am on, all of my bandmates are amazing people and we get stuff done (and have a lot of fun).

I believe all of these experiences, would make me a good co-moderator for ArLiSNAP. I graduated with my MLS in December 2020 and was glad that I had started networking and being professionally involved while still in school. I want to make the process of being involved less intimidating. I think by fostering a good community with new professionals and seasoned ones, through outreach, events, and even just a solid Instagram post, is vitally important for the profession. 

If elected, what would be your biggest goals for ArLiSNAP?
Continuing to make ArLiSNAP a good resource and community for new professionals. Right now there may be a need for more help with resumes and interviews while many more people are looking for work. 


Alison Quirion
Library Assistant I, Orange County Public Libraries

Tell us a little about your background with art librarianship and/or ARLIS.
My background with art librarianship is limited to what I learned during my MLIS program. I did not even think that art librarianship was a feasible career option for me until I took an Art Librarianship course with a wonderful instructor, Maggie Murphy, who opened my eyes to the options and possibilities for people like me who love art and librarianship but don’t have an art or art history background. Since taking that course, I have joined ARLIS and VRA, have overcome my insecurities to apply for every possible scholarship and internship related to art librarianship, and hope to find my dream job now that I have graduated.

What merits / experiences do you bring to this position?
While art librarianship is completely new to me, I have many years of experience working in entertainment marketing and dealing with creative individuals. I have led teams, collaborated with diverse groups, built relationships and trust with key stakeholders, made presentations to groups large and small, and I love learning. During my last two semesters at San Jose State, I was the Chair of the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists, and contributed to raising awareness for the group, improving member experiences during the pandemic, and building a sense of community. I plan to bring my entire toolkit to the ArLiSNAP co-moderator role and look forward to drafting off all the hard work and accomplishments of Alex and being a great partner for Chaun.

If elected, what would be your biggest goals for ArLiSNAP?
If elected, I would first focus on the results of the most recent member survey, identify key priorities, and draft a plan to address member needs. I would also want to increase outreach to members who are less active to find ways to get them engaged and ensure that they continue to value their membership in the group. I would like to continue the work that has started on increasing diversity as well as exposing members to exciting work being done in critical librarianship. Past co-moderators have done a great job of evaluating services and activities, keeping what works, getting rid of what doesn’t, and adding new ways to serve members. That is something I would continue to do as a co-moderator. I would also want to make sure that our goals are aligned with the broader goals of ArLiS/NA, and that we maximize all opportunities to connect ArLiSNAP members with the entire association.

Call for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Candidates

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The Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) Section is excited to announce that we are kicking off the election cycle for our new co-moderator, who will serve a two year term from 2021-2023. Curious about what it means to be co-moderator? Read Everything You Need to Know About Co-Moderating but Never Thought to Ask (2021 Edition) by Alex O’Keefe, the co-moderator rotating off.

If you’d like to collaboratively lead ArLiSNAP with Chaun, soon to be second-year co-moderator, please complete this form to submit your candidacy.

The form will close on May 23, 2021, and voting on candidates will begin on May 26, 2021. Keep an eye on our blog, listserv, and social media for candidate and voting information! Please feel free to send any questions to arlisnapna@gmail.com

ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting + Pre-Conference Social Hour

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We invite you to join us for the 2021 ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting at 4:00 PM EDT on Monday, May 3! The annual meeting is your chance to get an in-depth look at the activities of our ARLIS/NA section throughout the past year, as well as provide your feedback as we begin the next cycle. Please note: You do not have to be registered for the ARLIS/NA annual conference to attend this meeting. 

After that, join us for the ArLiSNAP Pre-Conference Social Hour at 4:00 PM ET on Friday, May 7! Meet new people or see old ‘conference buddies’ in this social space. Connect with other students and new professionals as we get excited for the conference together. We may not be able to meet in person for our traditional happy hour at a local spot, but we look forward to folks joining virtually wherever they are! Please note: This event is recommended for those registered for the conference.

For Zoom security purposes, please register using this form for either or both events by 4/3 at 10:00 AM EDT. We will send Zoom information and the agenda for the Annual Meeting shortly after that deadline prior to the meeting’s start time. 

We look forward to seeing you there!
Alex + Chaun
ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators 

ArLiSNAP Volunteer Positions Available!

Are you a student or new professional looking for opportunities to get involved in conversations around art librarianship? We are excited to announce two open ArLiSNAP volunteer positions to help you do just that! The Co-Moderators would like to thank those who served in these roles previously and look forward to getting interest forms from potential new team members soon.

The following positions are available: 

  • Canadian Liaison
  • Student Liaison

Descriptions for each position are available on our volunteer page: http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/aboutness/arlisnap-volunteers/

To apply for a position, please fill out the ArLiSNAP Volunteer Position Interest Form available here: https://tinyurl.com/ArLiSNAP-interest. We will be reviewing the first round of applications on 2/19, so be sure to submit your form by 2/14! If you have any questions about the roles or ArLiSNAP before the deadline, please feel free to reach out to us at arlisnap.na@gmail.com.  

ArLiSNAP Biennial Survey – EXTENDED!

We still want to hear from students and new professionals through our biennial survey! We are extending the deadline, and expanding our reach due to low responses. This is a participant’s opportunity to tell us how they engage with ArLiSNAP (or don’t yet), which services they find relevant, and what topics they’re interested in. Answers will shape ArLiSNAP as we set our goals and revisit our plans for the next two years

The NEW DEADLINE to complete the survey is 10/18, and we think it will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Go to the survey using this link: https://forms.gle/KapvkchwuhJ6FdW77

Thank you in advance for your time and thoughtful responses!

Alex + Chaun on behalf of all the ArLiSNAP Volunteers

Call for Applications: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Are you a student who has written a paper that you’re especially proud of, and you want the opportunity to share it with the wider ARLIS Community AND get a $500 prize plus a scholarship to attend the upcoming conference?

Or maybe you’ve got an internship in an art library planned for next year, and you’d like to get paid for it?

Now’s your chance! Please see below for more information on the Student Advancement Awards.

Please submit all applications to ARLIS/NA committee chair, Gwen Mayhew, at gmayhew@cca.qc.ca.

The awards committee members are: Debra Riley-Huff, Giana Ricci, Larry Eames, Jessica Craig, Virginia Seymour and Heather Saunders.

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ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Submission deadline for both awards – Sunday, December 18th, 2022

Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. Any student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program, or in a graduate program in art history or a related discipline, is encouraged to submit a paper or online project created in conjunction with a course assignment during the previous eighteen months (since June 2021). One submission per person. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to gmayhew@cca.qc.ca

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Paper or online project about a topic relevant to art librarianship, written as a course assignment.
  • An abstract of 250 words and 10-25 pages typed, double-spaced, for a paper submission, or a 250-word summary for an online project.
  • A title page that includes the student’s name, the name of the institution, the course for which the submission was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the paper/project.
  • Applicants must include their mailing address, email address, and telephone number with their applications.

The award includes:

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Conference registration and up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 51st Annual Conference in Mexico City, April 18th-21st
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices in the Profession panel.
  • One-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/gerd-muehsam-award 

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Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award aims to represent the multifaceted nature of the art library field by providing a paid internship opportunity to a student currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library and information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to gmayhew@cca.qc.ca.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A current résumé.
  • A current transcript in PDF format (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • An essay of up to 900 words addressing your skills, background, and expectations of the internship experience, including the type of institution you are interested in as well as potential project ideas. The essay should also address the following questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do your plans for the experience funded by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award fit into your career path?  In particular, how do you imagine this internship experience to be different than previous internship or work experiences?
    • This award funds a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA. How do you see yourself participating in ARLIS/NA, or another professional organization, in your future professional life?
    • If granted the internship award, when do you plan to fulfill it? 

The award includes:

  • $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/wolfgang-m-freitag-internship-award

All applicants will be notified of the results by January 31, 2023. Both awards will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 51st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City in April, 2023. 

Questions? Contact Gwen Mayhew, Chair, Student Advancement Award Subcommittee – gmayhew@cca.qc.ca

Registration is Open! Join us for the 2022 ArLiSNAP / VREPS Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP & VREPS present the 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Saturday, November 5th 2022

Hey ArLiSNAP,

We are teaming up with the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) to invite you to register for our 2022 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

SAVE THE DATE
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


REGISTER HERE

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkf-usrTktE9BJdpSyIBpNVrEoor3jnycx

You will be emailed a link to join via Zoom once you register. If you have any questions, please send an email to arlisnap.na@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

1:00 pm ET | 10:00 am PT – Welcome!

1:10 pm ET | 10:10 am PT – Fresh Eyes 2.0

2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT – Posters/Break 

2:30 pm ET | 11:30 am PT – Poster Q&A + Social 

3:30 pm ET |12:30 pm PT – The End!

Paid Internship Opportunity: Getty Graduate Internship Program

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—and in Getty Publications and Getty Digital to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Placements are typically available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, web and new media, public programs, digital projects, and grantmaking. 

Internship in Special Collections Cataloging

The Graduate Intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; and rare photographs. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, Latin American art, and African American Art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with specific projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Tasks will include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, and creating collection-level and item-level catalog records. Additional projects may include team-based processing activities; creating metadata for digital assets; collections management activities and legacy data cleanup work; and creating records in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) to account for persons, families, and organizations in the Getty Library’s archival holdings.

Eligibility

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented across the fields of art history, conservation, and museums are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.

or

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2020, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

Terms

The Special Collections Cataloging graduate internship is located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for 12 months from September 11, 2023 through August 30, 2024.

The grant amount is $47,500 for twelve months, plus $1,500 towards relocation expenses if the intern is coming from outside the Los Angeles area. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. Graduate Interns are eligible to enroll in the Getty’s health care plan.

Getty requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, including Getty Graduate Interns. Limited exceptions may be granted for medical reasons, disability, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If an intern wishes to request an exception, that must be done within seven (7) calendar days of the first day of the internship.

How to Apply

Applications are due by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2022. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

Please address inquiries to: gradinterns@getty.edu. For complete details and to apply, please visit: https://www.getty.edu/projects/graduate-internships/

Save the Date + Call for Presenters: ArLiSNAP / VREPS 2022 Fall Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP & VREPS present the 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Saturday, November 5th 2022

Hey ArLiSNAP!

We are teaming up with the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) to hold our annual 2022 Fall Virtual Conference and invite you to save the date for November 5th, 2022 and join us!

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.

TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, 10/19: Deadline for submissions
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested (see below!)
  • Rolling basis: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday, 10/23: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 10/31: Technology Check-In / (optional) practice session
  • Tuesday, 11/01: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/05: Conference date

SUBMISSION FORM

You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
https://forms.gle/rKyqaPSeaoitwcFV8

CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2022 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

Fresh Eyes 2.0

Following the success of the inaugural Fresh Eyes session during our last virtual conference, we are bringing the Fresh Eyes session back. 

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 

CALL FOR STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUY:

Do you have an ongoing research project? Are you currently working on a thesis, dissertation, or paper for your program? If so, we’d love to hear about it and provide an opportunity for you to get feedback from other students and professionals in the field while it’s still in progress.  

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invite you to share your current research initiatives in the field of art information and visual resource management. 

Proposals can encompass ongoing or in-progress research and writing. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of topics. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative if you are working with a larger team. 

Presenters will provide an overview of their current project, share where they are at in their process, and where they feel they would like support, or share any questions that have come up throughout their research or writing process. 

Following the presentations, the session will break out into virtual rooms organized around each presenter for a smaller group discussion. Participants can ask questions, offer feedback, and connect with one another to build a group of support for research and writing. 

Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com!

We hope to see you there!

Introducing our new Canadian Co-Liaison, Emma Metcalfe Hurst!

Hi everyone! 

My name is Emma Metcalfe Hurst (she/her/hers) and I am excited to be the second half of the ArLiSNAP Canadian Co-Liaison duo with Ashely Huot. I am currently a third year dual MASLIS student at UBC iSchool in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, which is where I was born and raised. I also hold a BFA in Critical and Cultural Practices and a Curatorial Studies Minor from Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and am currently working as a Dance Archivist for Karen Jamieson Dance and interning at the Museum of Anthropology Library and Archives this summer. More recently, I held positions at grunt gallery, coordinating the multi-year program Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week, did reference work at UBC’s Music, Art, and Architecture Library, and arranged and described the recent acquisition of ceramic artist Paul Mathieu’s fonds at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Library and Archives.   

I come from a background working in community archives, public programming, and experimental publishing, with a focus on contemporary, performing, and ceramic arts. My entry into information studies was largely informed by this context, as well as my work as an artist, curator, and writer, and participation in DIY initiatives and collectives. I am interested in intellectual property rights, bringing visibility to underused collections, creating educational, engaging, and accessible experiences with digital materials, and applying creativity in information practices and environments.  

I got involved with ARLIS/NA last year, in the months leading up to the virtual 2020 conference, and attended my first in-person conference this year in Chicago, where I gave a lightning talk presentation on an oral history and community archives project I’ve been working on over the last few years called Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story. I am also partaking in the year-long mentorship program through ARLIS/NA this year and hope to join some SIGs once school wraps up.

I felt a strong sense of gratitude and relief when I first encountered ArLiSNAP – including the many resources and the community behind it – and was motivated to become more involved. In this Canadian Co-Liaison position, Ashley and I are keen to focus on building a stronger Canadian presence in the chapter and opening up the lines of communication across the provinces and affiliated chapters through outreach and advocacy, as well as to share more resources on arts librarianship and archives for students and emerging professionals in a Canadian context. We both welcome your ideas, recommendations, and / or input in our efforts to support your needs and look forward to connecting with you!

Welcoming our new Canadian Co-Liaison, Ashley Huot!

Hello, 

My name is Ashley Huot (she/her) and I am looking forward to being one of your new ArLiSNAP Canadian Liaisons alongside Emma Metcalfe Hurst. My life has somehow weaved art, museums and galleries, community advocacy and education work, and contemporary arts publishing, which has now accumulated into entering the world of libraries! 

I reside on the prairies in Winnipeg (Wiinibiigong), Treaty 1 Territory, and the homeland of the Metis Nation; and have a BFA in Art and Design and an MLIS from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory). As an MLIS student, I had the chance to support the Winnipeg Art Gallery Clara Lander Reference Library’s transition to its new location in Qaumajuq’s Niizhwaaso Collaborative Research Centre and had the opportunity to complete a practicum with the Manitoba Library Association’s Prison Libraries Committee which involved creating a new email reference service for people incarcerated in provincial institutions. My volunteer work with this group also delves into creative library programming, such as the publishing of chapbooks featuring writing and art by prisoners.

Since the summer of 2021, I have been a Humanities Liaison Librarian at the University of Manitoba’s Fine Art/Architecture Library, where I serve the Faculty of Architecture (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, City Planning, and Environmental Design) and the Faculty of Classical Studies. My own research interests involve library instruction and pedagogy, particularly in studio-based, research-creation practices and conceptualizing art as information, engagement in open access, and information access issues, specifically in prisons. I (rather inconsistently) try to maintain an artistic practice!

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with ARLIS/NA and ArLiSNAP in various ways, as an ARLIS/NA mentee, attending and presenting at conferences, and being a member of the Architecture and Planning SIG, the Canada Chapter, and the Northwest Chapter. Most recently I’ve taken a position as co-editor of ARLIS/NA’s newest publication, Library Exhibitions Review, and further support scholarly communications through my role as Editor-in-Cheif of Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Information Science Students and Early Career Professionals.

As one of your Canadian Co-Liaisons, I look forward to collaboratively working towards highlighting opportunities and the work and concerns of art and architecture information professionals and institutions across Canada. I welcome ideas, recommendations, and input from our members as to how we can best serve you. Being more geographically dispersed and having fewer art libraries and institutions here in the north, I see networks such as ARLIS/NA and ArLiSNAP as absolutely vital and look forward to connecting with you! 

http://www.ashleyhuot.com/ www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyhuot

Publishing Opportunity: Journal of New Librarianship: “New Generation of Librarianship”

The Journal of New Librarianship (http://www.newlibs.org) seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship, wherein the “new generation” is broadly conceived to include any person who is new to the field, regardless of age, background, etc.

We invite works examining the issues faced by the new generation of librarians, across all fields of librarianship. Topics could include, but are not limited to: efforts advancing accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion; experiences of librarians of color; critical librarianship; international experiences and perspectives; succession planning, hiring, and retention; experiences and impact of early- and second-career librarians who have recently joined the profession. The full series of previously published column pieces can be found throughout the journal’s archives at: https://newlibs.org/index.php/jonl/issue/archive

The column series, begun in 2017, was created to provide a venue through which changes and challenges faced by new librarians can be addressed, explored, and discussed. Librarians work in an ever-changing field. They must respond to new patron needs and developing technologies, while also operating within institutions that are continuously reshaping themselves to meet unexpected demands. These changes promise considerable and exciting developments in the library profession, though they also mean that early-career librarians face new and unique challenges. Those who have only recently joined the profession—whether directly out of graduate school, or from other career paths—will encounter challenges, opportunities, and experiences unlike those of previous generations. Changing demographics and new career trajectories within librarianship itself similarly ensure that entering librarians bring unique perspectives, approaches, and skills into the profession.

Contributors interested in writing a short column should complete our submission form, providing a summary of your proposal: https://forms.gle/ZZhc3QTpi959Xax68

Full-length peer-reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here: https://newlibs.org/index.php/jonl/author-submissions

Job Opportunity: Library Assistant III – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleLibrary Assistant III
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time limited term position (36 months)
Salary$19.95 – $24.44 Hourly
Posting Websitehttps://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3766/library-assistant-iii/job
Required Experience • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history or related discipline
• 3-4 years experience in library setting
• Familiarity with at least one foreign language preferred
Sample Job Responsibilities • Assists in complex metadata searching, selection, evaluation, editing, and creation for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g., labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, and local policies and procedures 
Uses various library software applications to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity: Metadata Specialist II – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleMetadata Specialist II
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time
Salary$57,225 – $71,531 Annually
Posting Websitehttps://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3765/metadata-specialist-ii/job?mobile=false&width=710&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Required Experience• MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred. 
• Minimum 2-3 years professional experience
• May require special subject, language, or technical expertise
Sample Job Responsibilities• Performs complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, and editing for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Prepares bibliographic metadata for contribution to BIBCO and name authority metadata for contribution to NACO, according to the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g. labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, and AACR2 
• Uses various library software applications to execute complex transactions to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• May provide training to staff and other colleagues, when required 
• May review work of other project staff 
• Suggests and may make revisions to procedures within assigned area in consultation or collaboration with other staff 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity: Early Career Librarian Fellow: Towson University – Towson, MD

Job TitleEarly Career Librarian Fellow
CompanyTowson University’s Albert S. Cook Library
LocationTowson, MD
Full-time/Part-timeFellowship – Fellow may receive work release time of up to 50% to complete their degree.
SalaryNot indicated
Posting Websitehttps://towson.taleo.net/careersection/fac_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200009X
Required ExperienceMaster’s degree must be completed by start date or within one year of hire. Commitment to developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries.  Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Basic familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections.  Demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to professional growth. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe fellow will work on one of three program areas of their choice, choosing from topics of (1) research and instruction liaisonship, (2) digital archives, or (3) open educational resources.  In the final year of the program, the Fellow will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Fellow, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Fellow will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. The Fellow will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. 
Application ProcessReview of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s interest and experience in teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work in librarianship will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.
Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3555.