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 readers through our various social media accounts, encouraging and moderating discussions on Facebook and Twitter. Their role is to promote the most recent discussion, and explore different ways of interacting with members, such as Twitter chats and collaborative Pinterest boards. This liaison will be expected to contribute on an approximately weekly basis.
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.
Our Chapter Liaison(s) help keep us connected our ARLIS Chapters in the United States, promoting news and events from each chapter while promoting ArLiSNAP to each chapter.
This volunteer liaises with the Canadian ARLIS Chapters, sharing news and events related to art librarianship in Canada.
Job Postings/Professional Development Opportunities
Are you already on the lookout for jobs or educational opportunities related to art librarianship? This position is a great way to keep tabs on the latest opportunities, 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. This important position helps us fulfill one of ArLiSNAP’s core services for its members. 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.
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 works to improve communications and marketing within the organization and all our members, paying special attention to building our virtual community.
The volunteer in this role is in charge of making our website easy to use, attractive, accessible and secure.