A Success Story: An Interview with Kraig Binkowski, Chief Librarian of the Reference Collection at the Yale Center for British Art

Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the field of art librarianship?
I went to undergraduate school in Detroit, at Wayne State University where I majored in fine arts – printmaking. From there I went to Ohio State University for an MFA degree in printmaking with a focus on intaglio. I returned to Detroit and tried for several years to put food on the table by making prints and teaching. After a particularly lean summer that included working on a bread delivery truck and pressing tile in a pottery, I decided that I needed to change course. I had been exposed to the library science program at Kent State while at OSU and was curious about the program at Wayne State University. I immediately fell in love with Purdy Library and was excited to be able to apply my humanities background to my coursework and then eventually (I hoped) in a professional position. I was drawn to special collections librarianship and though I hoped to be able to work as an art librarian, I was happy to be in any special collection — I worked in the Law Library throughout my time in the LIS program. Shortly after graduation, I was very fortunate that a position as an assistant librarian opened up at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a museum I had loved since childhood. I admittedly had little knowledge of the research library but I immediately clicked with the Head Librarian, Jennifer Moldwin, who took a chance on hiring a librarian/artist with little museum background. Jennifer went on to teach me what it means to be a museum librarian. From the DIA I moved to the Delaware Art Musuem where I was in charge of the small but focused library collections, one of which was a rich research and manuscript collection devoted to the British Pre-Raphaelite artists. This was my first real exposure to British art and artists and it would prove fruitful several years later when I applied for the position of Chief Librarian of the Reference Collection at the Yale Center for British Art. I have been here at Yale for over 12 years now and really love and appreciate not only the work, but also my colleagues and the physical atmosphere of the Center at Yale.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?Unfortunately, many of my days include too many meetings. But, my days always look different from each other and that’s one of the things that initially attracted me to art librarianship – I do research, acquisitions, bib instruction, reference, training; I work with other librarians, interns, students, faculty, museum staff and the general public – all of this means I have to be good at prioritizing and focusing when I need to but it also keeps each day interesting.

Do you have any advice for current students and/or those on the job market?
The scariest thing for a manager and a librarian to do is to hire a new staff member. It’s a daunting task to try and get to know a potential new librarian over interview meetings lasting only a few hours in one day. So, it is very helpful to already have some insights about a candidate, particularly if they have interned or volunteered at the library, or worked with the hiring librarian through ARLIS or some other professional organization. If I don’t know a candidate, I put a lot of stock in the recommendation of my friends and colleagues in the profession, particularly those that I know fairly well. I would recommend to any candidate that they try to let the hiring librarian get to know them in any way possible before the interview – and enlist the help of colleagues that know both you and the hiring librarian.

What were/are some challenges for you as an art librarian? What do you think are current challenges in the field of art librarianship or librarianship in general?
Well, I think funding is a challenge for art libraries and librarians, but that’s always been a challenge – it’s nothing new. I feel one of the biggest challenges for art librarians (particularly in museums) is to stay relevant in an institution – and while that’s a struggle, it’s also one of the things that makes art librarianship exciting. Scholarship is always changing and evolving, the rise of digital scholarship and the technical analysis of objects has opened up new doors that librarians have to be aware of, and to excel at. We never want to be seen as lagging behind the field, but in the forefront, pushing the boundaries.

Tell us something fun about yourself! What do you do in your spare time?
I am a printmaker, as I wrote earlier, and I still make woodcuts for exhibitions in New Haven and around the Northeast, mostly. I have a small etching press that I adapt for wood blocks and commandeer my dining room with the press, paper and tools when I need to print an edition. I have two children that take up a lot of my spare time but I have started to learn to play the guitar recently – so far, I only know two different songs (and not even completely), but it’s a start.

Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship through the New England Chapter – DEADLINE 9/20/17

This award supports and encourages future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, housing, materials, etc.) The Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship was established in the summer of 2001 to honor ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Life Member Elmar Seibel, a respected book dealer, bibliographer, curator, and collector, and esteemed friend to art libraries and art librarians regionally, nationally, and internationally. Elmar Seibel is founder and president of Ars Libri Ltd., in Boston, a company that has since 1976 served as a resource for scholars, librarians, collectors, and artists.

**Applications are due September 20th, 2017.**

Please send applications or questions to:
Katie Riel, ARLIS/NA NE Past Chair / kriel@massart.edu

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be aspiring art information professionals currently enrolled or accepted into a fully accredited New England school of library and information science.

AWARD

$500 in award funding will be distributed to one applicant during the calendar year. Chapter members have generously contributed to the Seibel Scholarship fund over the years and donations are always welcome.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should send a letter describing themselves and their interest in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage with proof of enrollment (course schedule, transcript, etc.) in, or an acceptance letter from, an accredited New England school of library and information science.

Award recipients are required to provide a written account of how they use the Seibel funds to help finance their education and/or professional growth. This account must be submitted to the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board no later than one month from the date of award disbursal.

For more information visit: http://newengland.arlisna.org/1816-2/

Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections – Yale University, New Haven, CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.

The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.

The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
  • Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world’s foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/arts/.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2xF8jdXRequisition: 45714BR

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Call for Hack Your Art Library Program submissions!

Hello all!

We are looking for people interested in blogging about their Art Librarianship program or what they’ve stitched together to formulate their own!

Here is a rough outline of what we are looking for in a post: general description of your program, requirements for the art librarianship track or how you are formulating your own focus, what classes are offered, information on faculty, your personal experience as a student, does the program offer internships/hands on experience, and finally, would you recommend this program.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in contributing to, please email autumnwetli@gmail.com. Thanks!

Job Opportunity: Registration Manager, Chihuly Studio, Seattle WA

Registration Manager

Chihuly Studio is a lively and world renowned art studio based out of Seattle.  We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to lead its Registration team.

The Registration Manager will manage all operations of the Registration Department including ownership of the Vetro CRM system and Asset Bank digital asset management system, formulation and implementation of policies and procedures around artwork handling, conservation and records management, digital asset production and administration, and management and handling of archives and collections. This individual will be a strategic partner to the Executive Team and Studio management by recommending and executing best practices, and by formulating policies and procedures that will aid in long-term planning and administration of artwork, collections and archives.  This manager will be responsible for leading and developing a high functioning team capable of collaborating with Studio cohorts as registration, conservation, and archive practices and procedures evolve.

 

Our Ideal Candidate is:

  • Curious, organized, self-directed leader comfortable in a dynamic work environment
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Strong and savvy communicator able to work effectively and collegially throughout an organization

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of Studio and privately owned art inventory
  • In collaboration with the warehouse manager, formulate and implement packing/storage/shelving protocol for artwork and collections and digital assets
  • Maintain Vetro and Asset Bank databases including updating of artwork and digital asset data and records.  Lead the implementation of system updates and enhancements.
  • Train users on Vetro and Asset Bank and maintain training documents
  • Coordinate with warehouse staff on inventory counts and reconcile Vetro records to accounting records
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the safe handling, storage and condition reporting of artwork in Studio facilities and on loan
  • Review pertinent contracts to ensure adherence to protocol for artwork handling, storage, and condition reporting
  • Manage the digital asset librarian and the Asset Bank digital asset system
  • Work closely with the PR/Communications staff to manage rights and reproduction activities associated with artwork, digital assets and collections
  • Train, mentor and develop a staff of six
  • Oversee the photography studio, ensuring that photography resources are effectively prioritized
  • Manage image assets including the Asset Bank digital asset system, and curation and storage of non-digital image assets
  • Formulate and implement preventative conservation policies and practices, and diagnose and prioritize conservation needs for artworks
  • Oversee archivist activities and archived materials to ensure proper retention and organization.  Participate with executive management on long-term and strategic planning for the artist’s archives and collections.
  • Generate policies and messaging for client and gallery inquiries
  • Oversee Chihuly personal collections (artwork and collectibles) and serve as a point of contact for outside consultants

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven leadership ability and experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience in the arts field
  • Familiarity with museum industry standards
  • Experience maintaining physical and intellectual control of artwork, archives and image assets
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or inventory tracking database preferred

 

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a health/dental/vision care package, employer retirement match, and paid time off.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted using our online application process only.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Please go to: https://careers-hrpmsi.icims.com/jobs/2171/registration-manager/login  to start the online application process

Art Librarian – Ohio University Libraries, Athens OH

The Ohio University Libraries seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking Art Librarian to work with stakeholder communities in the visual arts and advance digital arts and humanities efforts within the Libraries. The Art Librarian will partner with library staff, University faculty and staff, and students in the visual arts to explore, establish, deliver, and assess services which connect Libraries’ collections to University curricular efforts and demonstrate the value of the Libraries to the University community and to student success. Robust engagement, outreach, and collaborative teamwork with Libraries staff, the University community, and the wider public are central to the work of the position. Specifically, the Art Librarian will:

Responsibilities

·         Partner with visual arts and visual communications disciplines, including academic departments, the University museum, and arts groups across campus to identify, prioritize, and deliver services and spaces that connect the Libraries’ collections to the production and research needs of stakeholder communities.

·         Lead the Libraries in exploring and experimenting with digital arts and humanities efforts, including the implementation of new technologies, practices, and tools connected to Libraries spaces, projects, and services.

·         Support the research and creative endeavors of students, staff, faculty, and members of the community, including specialized research and reference consultations.

·         Conduct and assess information literacy instruction in the visual arts, including assessment of user needs to best foster curricular integration of Libraries’ collections and services.

·         Engage in resource selection and management to support curricular and academic goals, including management of collections budgets, and the assessment of collection development efforts.

·         Engage in collection management and stewardship of existing legacy collections, including distinctive collections in the arts.

·         Lead and manage the Libraries-wide exhibit program, coordinating with a range of co-curators and Libraries staff and members of the University community, and advancing an online presence for exhibits.

·         Engage in regular professional development through research, publications, presentations and participation in state, regional, and national associations as part of a continuing commitment to bring best practices and innovative services to the Ohio University Libraries.

Required Qualifications

·         MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution at point of hire.

·         At least one year of relevant library experience.

·         Experience and/or formal education or training in the fine arts.

·         Demonstrated interest in or experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and practices.

·         Positive attitude and enthusiasm for a changing environment.

·         Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

·         Creative problem-solving skills and leadership skills.

·         Superior oral and written communication skills and a consultative mindset.

·         Knowledge of new and emerging models of research in the arts and humanities and an understanding of directions in academic libraries and higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

·         A second graduate degree in a related discipline.

The Environment
Ohio University Libraries takes pride in providing outstanding service to all its clientele. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and is a founding member of OhioLINK. The Libraries facilities include the Vernon R. Alden Library, the Music and Dance Library, and the Southeast Ohio Regional Depository.

The Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library is a part of the Ohio University’s Alden Library. The Harris Fine Arts Library holds a rich monograph collection with robust holdings in photography, manuscript facsimiles, and artist’s books. The Harris Fine Arts Library also holds a collection of original art of the Yao peoples, which is available through Artstor.

Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted institution that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high-research activity) institution. Ohio University is in Athens, Ohio, a culturally rich, sustainable community situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the southeast corner of the state of Ohio, an hour and a half from the state capital, Columbus. Athens is within a four hour drive or less of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis. With close to 24,000 students enrolled on the Athens campus and over 10,000 students on five regional campuses, the university offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to its students, faculty and staff.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University employees enjoy a liberal benefits package; including 21 days’ annual vacation, generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement. The Libraries are committed to professional development in order to bring best practices and innovative services to Ohio University Libraries.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by September 20, 2017. Please apply online at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/23818.

A complete application consists of a CV or resume, cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for all of the position requirements and any of the position preferences, and a list of three professional references including email, contact information, and an explanation of the relationship.

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

Art and Design Librarian – The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH

In an academic environment where the arts are increasingly dynamic, evolving, and relevant, the Art and Design Librarian leads efforts to connect people, services, and content to a multifaceted faculty, student body, and community. The successful candidate will be proactive, user-centered and identify opportunities for library engagement with both digital and traditional arts scholarship, exhibitions, and projects, and will help lead University Libraries in creating a wide-ranging support agenda for arts research and scholarship across the University. The Librarian will promote engagement with the arts and design disciplines at the University, and specifically support scholarship in collaboration with other units and visual arts leaders in the campus community and in the Columbus area. The Librarian will liaison with the Wexner Center for the Arts, Hopkins Hall Gallery, ACCAD (Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design), and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum as they grow support of the visual and performing arts through its Arts Initiative. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist. The Librarian will be committed to supporting efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The candidate will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below. This position reports to the Head of the Arts Cohort.

·         Champion the library as an intellectual meeting place for programming, content, and inquiry.

·         Actively engage and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff in areas of Art; Arts Administration Education & Policy; Design; and History of Art to develop strong collaborative relationships and deep partnerships.

·         Communicate the value of scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the development of new online tools, copyright, data management, affordability, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact to the arts community.

·         Anticipate and respond to users’ research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.

 

Required Qualifications:

·         An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis.

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers, subject librarians, special collections curators or others to advance innovative arts research and promote integration of visual arts approaches to enrich the curriculum and research.

·         Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

 

Desired Qualifications:

·         Advanced training or degree in art, design or related discipline relevant to the collections and users of an art or design library.

·         Familiarity with traditional research methods along with emerging technologies in the visual arts.

·         Previous experience in an academic library or an organization serving a visual arts community.

·         Knowledge of collection management practices and information resources for art, art history, and design disciplines.

 

Discover Ohio State:
For 147 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It’s where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University’s main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 13 locations across the Columbus campus to support the research, teaching and learning needs of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – in your home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and expert in associated research techniques are available for consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:
This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:
All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see: https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at gall.108@osu.edu. Please include Art and Design Librarian in the subject field.

Contact Information: Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Call for Proposals: Southeast Annual Conference in Savannah, GA – DUE 9/15

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is accepting proposals for presentations and lightning rounds for the 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held in Savannah Georgia from November 15-17. The lightning rounds are particularly great opportunities for students and young professionals to present their work and gain valuable conference experience. 

Lightning Round Proposals

Lightning rounds are meant as a way to share a topic or innovative idea in a fast and concise yet comprehensive visual presentation. Each round will follow the PechaKucha Lightning Talk format of no more than 20 slides, timed at 20 seconds apiece. Topics should reflect an area of interest within art libraries, such as: assessment, collections, digital scholarship, instruction, outreach, or spaces.

Eligibility :
Currently enrolled students in a MLIS, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Design Arts, ArtHistory, or related graduate program
New professionals in one of the aforementioned fields (under 5 years post-degree)
Proposals should contain a title and short description of the presentation you would give, as well as your name, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if any), and whether you are designated as a student or young professional.

Please submit proposals for moderated PechaKucha Lightning Round presentations to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

Presentation Proposals (20 minutes + Q&A)

Presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following topics and themes:

  • Assessment: Assessment Plans, Performance Funding Metrics, Altmetrics
  • Collections: Archives, Special Collections, Open Educational Resources, Collection Development
  • Digital Scholarship: Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Resources, Metadata, Scholarly
  • Communication, Institutional Repositories, Asset Management
  • Instruction: Information Literacy, ACRL Frameworks, Curriculum Development, Embedded Librarianship, Instructional Technology, Professional Development
  • Outreach: Marketing, Promotion, Institutional Partnerships, Subject Liaisons,
  • Programming Spaces: Makerspaces, Renovations, New Construction, Learning Labs

Proposals should contain a title and short description of the presentation you would give, as well as your name, phone number, email address, and institutional affiliation (if any).

Please submit presentation proposals to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

For more information about this conference and the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter, visit http://southeast.arlisna.org/ 

Proposal guidelines above are copied from a message from the Southeast Chapter’s 2017 Program Planning Committee, who is comprised of:
Patricia Gimenez, Chair
Katy Parker
Leah Sherman
Teresa Burk
Marissa Mozek
Heather Koopmans

Fine Arts Reference and Acquisitions Librarian – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Fine Arts Reference and Acquisitions Librarian in The Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library. The Library and Special Collections Department is part of the Conservation and Collections Division and provides research services and resources to museum staff and to the general public in support of VMFA’s educational mission. This position reports to the Director of Library, Archives and Special Collections and has primary responsibilities for reference services management, collection development, and outreach. The Fine Arts Reference and Acquisitions Librarian provides reference and research services, assists with oversight of hourly staff and volunteers, as well as has responsibility for collection development including selection, acquisition, cataloging, and management of print and electronic resources. This position will also serve as the liaison to internal departments as well as the academic and museum community to actively promote library services and intellectual resources to existing and new audiences.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution with graduate or undergraduate coursework in Art History, Museum Studies or a related Humanities discipline. In addition, candidate must have significant experience working as a reference librarian for an arts library in an academic or museum setting. Effective oral and written communication skills as well as experience working with integrated library systems, Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and electronic resources is essential. Must also have a demonstrated history of promoting library resources to diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced level technology skills and reading level proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Online applications will be accepted through Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (extended from Sept. 7th):  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/83153

Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer

Paid Internship Opportunity: Getty Graduate Internship, The Getty, Los Angeles CA

Link to current projects: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/pdfs/2018_2019_graduate_internship_position_descriptions.pdf

Eligibility
Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Masters or Doctorate) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.

or

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree on or after January 1, 2015, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.
Terms
Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Malibu. All positions are full-time beginning September 10, 2018. Most internships are for eight months, ending May 17, 2019. Conservation and Publications internships are for twelve months, ending September 6, 2019.

Grant amounts are $20,000 for eight months and $30,000 for twelve months, plus $1,000 towards relocation expenses. 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. Please note that grant funds may be subject to federal and state taxes and deductions. Additional information about the terms of these grants is available here.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Graduate Internship application form by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2017. 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.

Application Materials
As part of the application, you will need to prepare the following materials:

1. Personal Statement: Your Personal Statement should consist of no more than 500 words (two double-spaced pages) that explain how your Getty internship selections (choose two in order of preference) fit with your background and career goals. Include the reasons for your choice of specific departments or programs for an internship. Also describe what you hope to achieve from the experience and what you believe you can contribute.

2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Current resumes are required for all applicants. Please limit resumes to five pages.

3. Transcript(s)/Academic Records: We require transcripts/academic records for undergraduate degree/s (completed) and graduate degree/s (completed or in progress). Multiple transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before upload. Please be aware that we may request hardcopies of official transcripts/academic records at a later date in the evaluation process.
If you graduated from a school outside of the United States, transcripts may be substituted with proof of completed courses and/or copies of diploma(s).
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, provide proof of current enrollment (for example, your most recent transcript or academic record).

4. Letters of Recommendation (2): Applicants must request two confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their recommenders through the application system. Please note that additional letters will not be considered. Letters must be received no later than 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2017. Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who can address your academic performance. Other recommenders may include past or current employers in relevant fields who are familiar with your skills and abilities.

To request letters of recommendation, provide the name and contact information of your recommenders in the “Letters of Recommendation” section of the online application. The Getty will automatically contact your recommenders via email through the application system. You will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

Begin a New Application
For the best user experience, we strongly recommend use of the Google Chrome browser. You may also use Firefox or Safari. The Internet Explorer (IE) browser is not compatible with our portal.

Create or update your account and password, log in, and begin a new application.

You may return to your work at any time by visiting the portal at the link above and logging into your account.

Notification

Due to the large volume of applications received, staff is unable to respond to application-related questions once the deadline has passed. Finalists will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews in January 2018. All applicants will be notified of the Getty Foundation’s decision in the spring of 2018.

For technical assistance, or if you cannot submit an online application, please contact gradinterns@getty.edu. We are available during normal business hours Pacific Time, and will attempt to respond within two business days.

Please address inquiries to:

Phone: (310) 440-7320
E-mail: gradinterns@getty.edu