ArLiSNAP is made possible by its team of dedicated volunteers! Interested in volunteering? ArLiSNAP volunteers play essential roles in our group, and have the opportunity to network and support their fellow members. These positions are flexible and often collaborative; if there’s something outside of a volunteer’s role that they want to pursue (like posting a feature or starting a dialogue on Twitter), volunteers are encouraged to work together to do so. We are always happy to welcome more people to help our community grow, and we issue calls for new volunteers on this site, over the ArLiSNAP listerv, and through ARLIS-L. Getting involved in ArLiSNAP is a great way to show your dedication to the field of art librarianship, so keep a lookout for ways in which you can help through those channels! For more information in the meantime, please email the ArLiSNAP account: email@example.com.
Need to contact one of our volunteers? Visit our Contact Us page.
Social Media Liaison
This role involves engaging students and new professionals interested in art librarianship through our various social media accounts, encouraging and moderating discussions on Instagram and Twitter. Their role is to stay abreast of news and conversations relevant to art librarianship and our audience and then share them on those platforms. Additionally, they create custom ArLiSNAP content based on our blog (including creating graphics using Canva). This liaison will be expected to monitor and contribute to the platforms for 1.5 hours or so a week.
Our team of editors contribute and curate posts on topics relevant to the field of art librarianship. These include posts exploring current hot topics, interviews, success stories, and more. Potential discussion topics might relate to art & design, copyright, education, and other subjects that can spark a conversation. To propose a blog post, get in touch with the editors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a collaborative position, so the time commitment varies according to blog schedule (but rarely exceeds 3-6 hours in a week).
Our Chapter Liaison helps keep us connected our ARLIS Chapters in the United States, promoting news and events from each chapter while promoting ArLiSNAP to each chapter.
These volunteers liaise with the Canadian ARLIS Chapters, sharing news and events related to art librarianship in Canada. They also collaborate closely with other ArLiSNAP volunteers to help create content or programming around Canadian art librarianship, and on other projects, as needed.
Job Postings/Professional Development Opportunities
Are you already on the lookout for jobs or professional development opportunities related to art librarianship? This position is a great way to keep tabs on everything, and help out your fellow ArLiSNAPpers at the same time. These liaisons monitor various sources, including listservs, RSS feeds, and websites, to keep the ArLiSNAP blog updated with the latest relevant opportunities. Volunteers must be willing to check the sources they sign up for at least once per week.
This liaison reaches out to student organizations associated with art history/MLIS dual-degree programs, schools with established art/humanities-interested MLIS student groups, and other large MLIS programs. They also collaborate with other liaisons to create and share content or programming, especially related to recruitment, CFPs, student conference opportunities, and jobs.
Conference Planning Liaisons
These liaisons help organize our future conference planning endeavors. ArLiSNAP holds several events at every annual ARLIS/NA conference. We also organize a mid-year webinar for art librarianship students.
This liaison coordinates ArLiSNAP communications over the listserv and over ARLIS-L when needed, specifically managing Oh, Snap! the biweekly newsletter released through the ArLiSNAP listserv in which announcements from the blog and ArLiSNAP volunteers are coordinated into one, concise message. This volunteer also helps with projects to improve communications and marketing, paying special attention to building our virtual community. This volunteer must be able to send out Oh, Snap! on a routine biweekly schedule.
The volunteer in this role is in charge of making our website (on WordPress) easy to use, attractive, accessible, and secure. This is largely a project-based position, in which the CMS Manager will coordinate with the Co-Moderators and other volunteers on relevant projects to update and maintain the website. Current projects include improving the information architecture, managing users, and updating the site’s appearance.