Author Archives: Angelique Roy

ArLiSNAP November Happy Hour!

It’s time for another Happy Hour! This virtual event will be held on November 24th at 7pm EST. Angélique, Canadian Liaison, will be hosting this Happy Hour using the site Icebreaker, featuring a series of fun get-to-know-each-other questions. She encourages everyone to dress in their comfiest threads and bring a bevy of their choice to chat the night away! Something to think about before we meet: If you were a wrestler what would be your entrance theme song? 

Please email for the event link.

A note on joining: 

Icebreaker uses Google Accounts to manage accounts, passwords, and signing in.  If you already have a Google Account you can use it to access Icebreaker. Please note that this does not mean you need a gmail account!

If you don’t have a google account you can create one by navigating to  If you’d like to use your existing email (rather than setting up a gmail account), just choose the “Use my current email address instead” option in the center of the screen.

Hope to see you there!

Librarian, Alberta University of the Arts

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?
The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Librarian to join the Luke Lindoe Library team.
This is a full-time, limited term appointment until June 30, 2021. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Please note this this position has been re-posted as a result of being on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have previously applied and are still interested, please be aware there is no need to re-submit your application again.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

AUArts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

About the Luke Lindoe Library at AUArts

The Library is a physical and virtual place of inspiration, inquiry and support. We collect, maintain and provide access to art and design resources and offer learning services to promote critical thinking and creativity.

The Opportunity
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Reporting to the Director, Learning Services, the Librarian will work in collaboration with the Library team, faculty, and staff to deliver support and services to students, staff, and faculty within a culture of inclusion and respect. The Librarian will help design, implement, coordinate and manage a broad range of programming and activities that incorporate the library’s resources into the teaching, learning, research, and scholarly activities at AUArts. This includes Collection Development, delivery of course and program-integrated information literacy instruction for faculty, staff and students, support for the University’s Learning Management System (Mosaic) and delivering reference services in support of the research and teaching mission of AUArts. As a member of the AUArts Faculty Association, the Librarian will also be involved in scholarship, service activities, and other professional and personal research development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for collection development, including acquisitions, electronic resources management, collections assessment, copyright, and licensing.
  • Work closely with the library team to understand and respond effectively to the collection needs and preferences of faculty and students across academic disciplines.
  • Ensure ongoing collaboration and communication with library staff and the library community on issues related to collections work and strategy.
  • Enhance the Library’s instructional activities and provide peer support for instructional design.
  • Sustain a high-level of awareness of professional issues and current trends in information literacy (IL).
  • Seek opportunities to engage faculty to increase their awareness of IL opportunities and benefits.
  • Design assessment models to determine the effectiveness of IL initiatives on student learning outcomes.
  • Plan and create digital learning objects including tutorials, learning modules and instructional materials for use by students and faculty.
  • Identify, analyze and report on factors that measure the impact of library instruction programs on library services, campus programs, academic departments and student learning.
  • Advise users on effectively discovering, accessing and using the full range of library and information resources available to meet teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Investigate and implement improvements in the Library’s presence in AUArts’ curriculum delivery and achievement of learning outcomes.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies or recognized equivalent.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in libraries.
  • Background in Fine Art, Design or Art History strongly encouraged.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise and experience in Collection Development and Acquisitions.
  • Experience in conducting library instruction or teaching in an academic environment an asset.
  • Familiarity with the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of collection development principles and best practices, collection management processes, and assessment, throughout the collection lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience with license negotiation and management of electronic resources, preferably in the context of higher education.
  • Knowledge of Canadian copyright as it applies in an academic learning environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user instruction and to consultation with users on their information decisions and strategy needs.

For details on how to apply click here.

Applications due May 18, 2020

ARLIS Northwest Chapter Meeting: April 29, 2 pm PST

The Northwest Chapter executive is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting, kindly hosted by Vice-Chair/Chair Elect Sara Ellis via Zoom. The Chapter business meeting will take place in the fall, so this is an informal chance to catch up with your colleagues across the region.

Topic: ARLIS Northwest Chapter Virtual Meeting
Time: Apr 29, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 934 6117 3903
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Job Opportunity: Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture- Quebec, Canada

Job Title: Archivist, Digital Archives
Division: Collection
Immediate superior: Associate Director, Collection
Status: Contractual (3 years), full time (35hrs/week)
Posting period: 7 February to 8 March 2020
Job entry: As soon as possible

Job summary
The responsibilities of this job include the supervision, coordination and monitoring of the archival collection and projects, and specifically the born-digital archives. The incumbent oversees and develops local practices for managing born-digital material held and acquired by the CCA and assists in the strategic direction of acquisition, preservation, and access to born-digital and paper-based archives and contributes to the curatorial projects related to born digital archives. The incumbent serves as the local manager of Archivematica, and coordinate support and development of the CCA’s digital repository with the IT department and Artefactual Systems. This includes ongoing maintenance and development of the CCA’s homegrown born-digital archives access interface, SCOPE. The incumbent plays a key role in the documentation of archives through the development of standards and procedures, classification and description – and the migration to a new AMS archives management system. The incumbent works closely with the Digital and Publications divisions in developing a digital culture at the CCA.

Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) by email to to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6.

The application deadline is 8 March 2020. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call. The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Click here for the full list of responsibilities and required qualifications for this position.

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2019 Fall Chapter Meeting in Seattle

The ARLIS/NA NW and VRA-PRC Fall 2019 Meeting will take place on Friday, November 8th at the Allen Library, University of Washington from 8:00am-4:00pm.


8-8:45: Coffee and pastries at Starbucks

9-9:45: Convene in Allen Auditorium – History of UW Presentation by Alan Michelson and Joshua Polansky

9:45-11:15: Chapter Meeting

11:45-1: Lunch at Off the Rez Cafe

1:30-2:30: Conversation with Ashley Verplank McClelland at the Burke Museum

2:30-4: View exhibitions in the Burke Museum

For full details and registration, visit

MOQDOC Call for Submissions

Share your thoughts for the next edition of MOQDOC!

The Winter 2019 issue calls for discussion surrounding the digital exchanges that enable the professional community, their users, and institutions to thrive in the age of digital initiatives. This call for papers is asking: how are libraries, archives’ centers, art centers, museums, and artists’ collectives, as well as other such organizations that are dedicated to the arts by their cultural heritage and visual cultural resources and information services, rising to the challenges of the digital era?

We welcome articles on the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual exhibition reviews
  • Social media initiatives
  • Profile of an established member or information studies student (preference given to profiles of members participating in the development of digital projects or social media initiatives)
  • Description of research, special projects, or work in progress on digital projects
  • Arts related practicum projects

Submit your 250-1000 words in French or in English. Feel free to consider highlights, problems, lessons learned, and larger implications.

Submit your proposal no later than October 29, 2018 to

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2018 Fall Chapter Meeting in Vancouver, BC – Fast Approaching!

Registration is now open for the joint ARLIS/NW + VRA-PRC 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC!

Friday, October 12, 2018
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7


Preliminary Program
– ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter and VRA business meetings
– Talk on Allyship with guest speakers
– Emily Carr University Campus exhibitions tour
– Lunch
– Reconciliation workshop
– Optional activities on Saturday

Meeting Registration
Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or in person the day of the meeting (cash/cheque).

Register online

Curator, Books at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Job identification
Job Title: Curator, Books

Division: Collection

Immediate superior: Associate Director, Collection

Status: Permanent, full time (35hrs/week)

Posting period: April 17 to May 16, 2018

Job entry: June 2018

Job Summary
The key responsibilities of this job are to develop a coherent long term strategy for library acquisitions that relates to the curatorial direction and other Collection acquisitions. The incumbent plans, coordinates and manages all aspects of the acquisition of library collection materials. In doing so, the incumbent collaborates actively with the curatorial, editorial, collection and research divisions, as well as with the bookstore and Collection team.

Key responsibilities
Library acquisitions

  • In collaboration with the curatorial, editorial, collection and research divisions, coordinates, plans, develops and manages all aspects of the acquisition of the library collection, and proposes lines of investigation and acquisition
  • Manages and coordinates in collaboration with the Associate Director, Collection, the international exchange program of publications, in relation to curatorial projects and Collection acquisitions
  • Collaborates closely with the bookstore staff on ordering and on curatorial selections to be presented
  • Actively scouts for new publishers, distributors and vendors
  • Manages and monitors the library acquisition operations and budgets
  • Supervises the Acquisition, Assistant and works closely with the Head, Collection Access to improve access to the Collection
  • Prepares customs documentation and negotiate with brokers and delivery firms
  • Manages the standing order plan, selecting series titles for standing order, setting up standing orders and traces multi-volume sets and series to complete library holdings
  • Deals with donors who wish to donate material, providing or arranging evaluations as required

Collection development strategy

  • Works closely with curatorial, editorial and research staff in discussing their projects and develops a coherent collection development strategy that responds to CCA’s diverse and changing research needs
  • Collaborates with CCA Bookstore staff to maintain currency in recent publications and to exchange information on publications
  • Participates in the testing, evaluation, approval and implementation of new software and upgrades to the Library’s integrated online system

Required qualifications

  • Education: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA‑accredited institution and an (under) graduate degree in the history of architecture or art or a related discipline in the humanities
  • Number of years of relevant work experience: 3 to 5 years
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written French and English is essential
  • Good understanding of the contemporary debate in architecture
  • Excellent research skills
  • Familiarity with architectural bibliography
  • Facility in handling fragile and precious collection materials
  • Good understanding of electronic publishing and digital developments
  • Good understanding of the out of print book market
  • Good understanding of acquisition databases

Visit the CCA website for full details

Closes: 16 May, 2018

OCAD U Archivist (5 Month Contract)

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Head, Visual Resources & Special Collections, the Archivist supports the university archives by providing archival research, reference, and digitization services within a collaborative service model, and working with the Head on digitization projects and archival research services, to meet the university’s information needs and strategic priorities.

Summary of Responsibilities :

  • Provide services in alignment with Archives policies and procedures to the university, external researchers, and the public
  • Collaborate with Visual Resources & Special Collections staff to provide digital reproduction services in accordance with institutional fair-dealing policies, archival rights management principles, and copyright legislation
  • Support the Head of Visual Resources & Special Collections, and other Library staff in related tasks that contribute to the successful operation of the department


  • Graduate degree in Archival Studies, Information Management, or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience in an academic library supporting teaching, learning and research
  • Knowledge of historical and contemporary art and design
  • Thorough understanding of principles, methods and techniques for managing archival records
  • Current knowledge of records and document management-related technologies, preservation technologies, in addition to digital imaging and digitization technologies
  • Strong service-orientation and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated creativity and initiative in responding to reference and research requests
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time-management skills, with the ability to manage concurrent projects, while maintaining on-demand reference and research services
  • An advanced understanding of rights management principles and of applying copyright legislation within the context of diverse art and design practices at the university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse
  • Population

Compensation: $37.57 to $49.20 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay and 6% in lieu of benefits.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, for a total of 35 hours per week. This contract is expected to begin immediately for five (5) months.

Application Deadline: Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter by selecting “Apply for this Position” below, no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4pm.

Click here for more details

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Library Practicum

Program Overview

The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This hands-on experience allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Librarian to receive direct mentorship on collection management, cataloging, outreach, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role complements studies in outreach and embedded librarianship and will primarily focus on the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives‘ collection of artists’ books. Practical experience includes the cataloguing and assessment of items in that collection and the creation of public programs for the library.

Learning opportunities will arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. Participants will also have the opportunity to do personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires a full-time commitment.

See the website for more information! An Archives Practicum position is also available.

Application deadline for both positions is February 14, 2018.