Author Archives: Alexis Heywood

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

The Journal of New Librarianship ( 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:

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:

Full-length peer-reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here:

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 Website
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
Salary$57,225 – $71,531 Annually
Posting Website
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 Website
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.   

Job Opportunity – Gallery Archivist – L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleGallery Archivist
CompanyL.A. Louver Gallery
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time, salaried position
Posting Website
Required Experience • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with an art history background, is preferred
• Two or more years of experience in an archive or art library environment
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Skills: File Maker Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesARCHIVE
• Manage and care for historical and special collections
• Receive and process contemporary digital and print materials into collections, including gallery business records and correspondence; newspapers, art magazines and periodicals; books; ephemera
• Respond to research inquiries utilizing archive and library assets as resources, including sales-related requests, directors’ requests, and requests from external researchers
• Manage archive workflow between two locations: Los Angeles warehouse and Venice Beach gallery
• Train and oversee archive interns
• Implement special research, media, and curatorial projects
• Manage and care for two libraries: an artist-focused Artist Library and General Arts Library
• Order books of interest related to gallery artists or gallery research interests
• Ensure receipt and proper processing of all new publications into library collections in a timely manner
• Circulate and route books to gallery directors and staff, as needed
• Work with gallery receptionist to maintain publication inventory at gallery, coordinating between warehouse, gallery, and offsite storage
• Work with gallery receptionist and webmaster, manage Shopify e-commerce page on website ensuring item availability, price revisions, and addition of new inventory materials and descriptions
• Maintain artist CVs, biographies, and statements
• Field press related to artists daily (digital and print), saving in and to appropriate format(s) and repositories, and integrating into gallery communications as needed
• Exhibition updates: liaise with webmaster for website updates and circulate to team and directors
• Request and maintain images, installation photography, checklists, and press releases for artists’ exhibitions elsewhere for archive
• Provenance/literature/exhibition history management in artwork database records in coordination with registrar and gallery directors including works in current exhibitions, on loan, as well as updates reflecting newly discovered historical data
• Receive and process all image reproduction requests according to set protocols for each artist/estate/collection, liaising with directors and artists
• Provide concise image captions and credit lines
• Source and provide high-resolution images
• Track publications to ensure receipt of courtesy copies and forwarding copies to artists/studios/estates
• Meticulously document and track image requests / forthcoming publications
Application instructionsPlease submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format to

Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Archivist – The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

Job TitleAssistant/Associate Archivist
CompanyThe Menil Collection
LocationHouston, TX
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time; exempt from overtime
Posting Website
Required Experience • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives or Archival Certification. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
• Experience processing archival materials and experience in archival appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference service.
• Experience in a museum setting is highly desirable. Art history or studio art background preferred.
• Experience with ArchivesSpace and FileMaker Pro.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives for various internal and external users.
• Manage the appraisal, accession, arrangement, and description of archival collections in accordance with industry standards and best practices. Process unprocessed archival collections.
• Develop and maintain arrangement and descriptive standards for databases, finding aids, and other tools to facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives holdings for internal and external user groups.
• In consultation with librarians, curators, and others, identify documents and collections for digitization. Coordinate and implement digitization workflows and procedures in consultation with the Menil Collection’s Imaging Services Department.
• With the Librarian, implement and maintain the established policies and procedures of the Archives. Collaborate on and advance digital preservation activities.
• Provide archival oversite of the Records Management Program and Document Retention Schedule and advise staff on proper record-keeping practices. Develop workflows for the storage and access for digital document retention, storage, and preservation.
• Work closely with the Curatorial and Conservation Departments on selecting materials for inclusion in exhibitions.
Represent the Menil Collection Archives locally and nationally at professional conferences.
Application InstructionsFor immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to

DLF Forum Fellowship Applications open now –  apply by May 31

The Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Library Federation are proud to announce that the 2022 Forum fellowship application is now open. This year, they are offering a limited number of fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of students and practitioners to attend the 2022 DLF Forum, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this October. 

Eligibility information for each of the following award categories is available on the website, but DLF member affiliation is NOT required to apply (so please share this opportunity widely!):

  • Fellowships for Students
  • HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
  • TCU (Tribal Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
  • Public Library Fellowships
  • Fellowships for Grassroots Archives and Cultural Heritage Organizations

All fellowships will include the following:

  • Complimentary DLF Forum registration 
  • A complimentary room at the conference hotel for three nights (October 9-11)
  • A stipend for travel and incidentals ($650)
  • Invitations to special networking opportunities 
  • The option to present a short lightning talk during the conference 

In return, Fellows agree to share a brief (500 word) reflection on their experiences to be published on the DLF blog after the Forum.

Take a look at our website for more information and the link to this year’s lightweight application. 

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, May 31.

Center for Craft 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship now open for applications


2022 Craft Archive Fellowship

The 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship will foster archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the United States.

Please visit the website for full details:


  • Award Amount:
  • $5,000
  • Grant Period:
  • 9 months




  • Applications Open:
  • April 27, 2022
  • Application Information Session :
  • May 31, 2022
  • Application Deadline:
  • June 27, 2022
  • Notification:
  • August 2022
  • Grant Period Begins:
  • Sept 1, 2022
  • Draft Hyperallergic Article Due:
  • April 1, 2023
  • Final Report and Hyperallergic Article Final Draft Due:
  • June 1, 2023

  • Grant Period Ends:
  • June 1, 2023
  • Joint Public Program with American Craft Council:
  • Summer 2023

Kaleidoscope Program Call for Applications—Deadline May 16

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2022–2024 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program. The program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives.

Benefits of the Kaleidoscope Program include:

  • Tuition support of up to US$10,000 over two years to defray the cost of MLIS education
  • Leadership and career development training
  • site visit to an ARL member library
  • Financial support for professional development
  • A formal mentorship program

The Kaleidoscope Program is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association’s goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations.

The Kaleidoscope Program Task Force updated the application and selection processes with the goal of increasing access through increased transparency and the removal of barriers. The task force will host an informational session via Zoom to explain the application process and support applicants in preparing their materials—details TBA. Additionally, the scoring rubric will be available on the program page of the ARL website.

Program Goal and Objectives

The Kaleidoscope Program seeks to:

  • Attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives
  • Strengthen participants’ leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium
  • Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants

Applicant Criteria

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • Be a resident of the US or Canada
  • Be accepted into an MLIS program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

To Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. Pacific daylight time on Monday, May 16, 2022 (requests for accommodations, questions, and concerns can be sent via email to

  • Online application form (requires Google account; program participation also requires a Google account; a free Google account may be created at
  • Résumé
  • Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial or official) including last academic semester completed
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial or official) including last academic semester completed OR copy of official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science (either at the time of application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
  • Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements for details.)

For more information about the program and the application process, visit

Job Opportunity: Instructional Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleInstructional Assessment Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $45,000 – $48,000 annually
Posting Website
Required Experience • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited school by position start date.
• 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.
• Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
• Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
• Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public facing library faculty, staff, and students.
• Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
• Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 10, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.