Why Attending Conference is Important!

Two of our ArLiSNAP Volunteers discuss their experiences of going to conference as new professionals.

Angelique Roy is the Community Outreach & Volunteer Services Program Librarian at Cochrane Public Library. She is serving as the ArLiSNAP Canadian Liaison and is also the Secretary/Treasurer for ARLIS/NA Canada. You can learn more about Angelique from her welcome post on the ArLiSNAP Blog.

Anna van Someren is the Access Services Librarian at Harvard University, where she started this past August. Anna has written many feature posts for our ArLiSNAP blog. You can read some of Anna’s blog posts as well as her welcome post on our blog.

For more information about our campaign, or to donate, please check out our GoFundMe page.

 

Angelique Roy, ArLiSNAP Canadian Liaison

What is your favorite part about attending an ARLIS/NA conference?

I have been fortunate enough to attend two ARLIS/NA conferences now, one during my final year as a student and one during my first year as a “professional.” I would have to say that my favourite part of the conference has been meeting likeminded people and sharing that excitement and energy with hundreds of others already working (or trying to work, like myself) in the field of art librarianship. It is such an excellent opportunity for networking to meet people from across Canada and the US and to see what kinds of projects and initiatives are currently underway in the field. And if we’re being honest, also the awesome receptions, usually held at beautiful museums or galleries or libraries. Those are a lot of fun J

 

How has attending ARLIS/NA impacted your professional career?

I would like to think it has. I feel so much more connected to the profession than I would if I wasn’t able to attend the conference. This year, after having attended the conference in New Orleans, I came home and felt truly inspired to get involved and follow my passion for the arts. With that said, I have become more actively involved with ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA Canada and have been generally seeking out opportunities within the field whether it’s part of my career path or just volunteer roles within the city of Calgary where I’m living.

 

Why do you feel it is important for new professionals to attend conferences?

I think it is important for new professionals to attend the conference because we spend most of our time as students being scared and worrying about the future and our careers. Sometimes we second guess if we’re going down the right path, if we’ll ever get a job in the field, if we’ll ever be as good as other librarians/archivists we know, but I think the conference puts some of those fears and doubts at bay. I feel much more confident now after having attended two conferences, and speaking at one, that I did make the right choice, and I am determined to find work in this field in (Western) Canada (because that can sometimes be the trickiest part).  Once you attend you meet new people who can guide, inspire, support, and advise you and this makes being a new professional a whole lot easier and less intimidating.

 

What are some of the challenges you face in getting to conference?

Of course the number one challenge for most of us, I think, is the cost. It is really challenging to attend a conference in another country when you aren’t currently working or maybe your position doesn’t support this type of conference, or any number of other factors that might come into play depending on your circumstances. In addition to that, I think that time/timing is a challenge. If you start a new job, you may not be entitled to vacation right away or your job might not yet be in the field of art librarianship so getting that time off can be difficult. However, where there’s a will there’s a way! Though I would still say that funding (or lack thereof) would be the biggest challenge I face in getting to an ARLIS/NA conference.

 

Do you feel a travel award targeted at new professionals is needed and why?

YES! I think a travel award targeted at new professionals is so important. Namely for all of the reasons I listed above, but because early career librarians should have the opportunity to attend conferences, meet and get to know their peers, get inspired, explore a new city, and learn about what practices/initiatives/ideas/projects are happening in the profession without a financial impediment!

 

Anna van Someren, ArLiSNAP Feature Post Writer

What are some of the challenges you face in getting to conferences?

I graduated recently and I’m applying for jobs and I really want to go to the conference in New York but I don’t know exactly where I’ll be at that point. I’m applying for academic positions and positions at art institutions and there is no guarantee that my employer at that time will have an interest in supporting me to attend conferences so it might be difficult financially because in school you can apply for a stipend but when you’re a new professional, depending on where you’re employed, you might kind of be on your own.

 

What was your favorite part of attending an ARLIS/NA Conference?

My favorite part about attending my first ARLIS/NA Conference was just how welcoming and open everyone was. I knew some people because I had already attended a few meetings of my local chapter and they were all there at ARLIS/NA and they were so generous with their time and so helpful. They introduced me to so many people and it wasn’t just the people that I knew from my local chapter but everyone that I met at the conference was just so welcoming and so genuinely interested in meeting new people and that was really important to me because it can be kind of overwhelming and a little bit intimidating when you’re trying to enter into a new field.

 

Why do you think it’s important for New Professionals to attend conferences?

I think it’s important for new professionals to attend conferences like ARLIS/NA because you meet people who have been working in the field for decades. You get to hear them speak. You learn so much and it’s really inspiring. It makes you really excited about the possibilities of your own career and you also meet people like you who are just graduating or just in their first or second job, kind of early in their career and you can kind of find a community of people there too.

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this Fall! The conference, Critical Librarianship in the Arts, will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017. The conference will consist of a keynote speaker followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences to share projects and ideas.

Our keynote speaker will be Jennifer Ferretti. Jennifer is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is well-known for her “Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ and Information Resources” Libguide, which offers different types of resources to interpret and view Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” through multiple lens. We have invited her to talk about Critical Librarianship in the Arts and what it means to her.

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference is focused on critical librarianship in the arts. As defined on critlib.org, critical librarianship is “a movement of library workers dedicated to bringing social justice principles into our work in libraries.” Do you have an example of critical librarianship through art that you would like to discuss? Or a unique perspective on how the arts could fight social justice? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Presenters need to be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of October 14, 2017. Presenters need to be available for a practice session the week before to test equipment. A date and time for the practice session will be determined at a later date.

Submit your proposal via this link by Thursday, August 31st.

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact the ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators, Courtney Baron, courtneylbaron@gmail.com, and Breanne Crumpton, becrumpton@gmail.com.

Best,

ArLiSNAP and VREPS

Announcing the ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this May! The conference, Critical Librarianship in the Arts, will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Ferretti, the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The conference will consist of a keynote speaker followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences to share projects and ideas.

The Call for Proposals will be sent out next week.

 

STAY TUNED!!

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Summer Internships

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center is providing two paid internships for the summer.

Oral history intern:

Objective:  To create a video oral history of (an) individual(s) who knew Georgia O’Keeffe in Amarillo and Canyon, Texas for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and an additional edited 5-minute summary video that will have a depth and range of recollections/memories of this individual and help researchers and visitors to the Museum gain a fuller understanding of Georgia O’Keeffe.  All of the contents from the internship – the full interview, the 5-minute video, photographs, and all supplementary material – will be added to the archives of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.  One of the key learning experiences is to understand how oral histories are utilized in museums.  This internship will be based in West Texas.

Skills desired:  research, documentary film/journalism, studio art – photography, computer (MS Office), Documentation, general writing, self-motivation and ability to work independently

 

RC Garden Research intern:

Objective:  To research the plants and trees in the Research Center garden in order to provide content for future tours of the RC garden space.  Content includes:  historical information about plants and their use in New Mexico, botanical information about each of the plants, and as well as context of O’Keeffe’s love of gardening and use of plants as subject matter in her paintings.  Final product will be a draft of text for an audio guide.  May be required to drive to Abiquiu home and studio to conduct research about gardens in that space.  One of the key learning experiences is to understand how research is utilized by museums for the visitor experience.

Skills desired:  research, computer (databases/data entry), computer (MS Office), documentation, general writing, science background with knowledge of plants and gardening, interest in the arts, self-motivation and ability to work independently

 

Further information can be found here:  https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/about-the-museum/opportunities/internship-opportunities/.  The internships are listed under the BF Foundation.

Assistant Archivist at Glenstone

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Assistant Archivist

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place.

Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available to a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.

We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone.

DESCRIPTION Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Archivist/Librarian, the Assistant Archivist will serve as part of a dynamic team in managing and preserving Glenstone’s archival assets. The Assistant Archivist will work in collaboration with the Library and Archives team to ensure long-term access to the institutional records.

Desired Attributes & Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess flexibility, excellent communication skills, will be a problem solver, and be personally and professionally motivated by collaborating with a variety of associates. Desired characteristics also include a strong work ethic, as well as an attention to detail, and focus on deadlines. In addition, we are looking for someone that can embrace Glenstone’s core value of ‘continuous improvement’ through an interest in professional development to advance their knowledge and expertise to surpass our previous best efforts.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the establishment, implementation, and regular evaluation of policies regarding the accessioning, processing, and preservation of archival content in accordance with best professional practices
  • Manage the ingestion, storage, and access of digital assets, including professional video and high-resolution photography
  • Coordinate the use of archival content through a variety of mission-critical workflows, such as rights and reproduction, video production, staff research, and communications
  • Maintain statistics on outreach activities, reference requests, project work, storage conditions, and the overall growth of the archives
  • Assist in the formulation and administration of an institution-wide records management program to encompass both physical and digital records
  • Supervise interns and project workers
  • Respond to reference requests from Glenstone associates

Required Skills & Experience

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives and Records Management, Digital Curation, or related discipline.
  • Familiarity with professional metadata schema and content standards concerning the management of archival collections and digital assets, such as DACS, Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core, EXIF, IPTC, XMP, and PREMIS
  • Demonstrated experience writing, implementing, and assessing policies and workflows concerning the management of physical and digital collections
  • Strong technical ability to learn new software, evaluate information systems, and implement innovative strategies for preserving and cataloging archival content
  • Strong interpersonal and proactive ability to advocate archival policies, ensure compliance with best practices, and liaise with diverse stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of modern art and architecture and/or background in museum archives
  • Experience with CollectiveAccess, or similar collections management system, for the management of archival collections and digital assets
  • Experience processing and cataloging specialized formats, including architectural records, audiovisual tapes, and ephemera
  • Experience supervising interns and/or student workers
  • Knowledge of professional video production and photography practices
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Adobe Premiere, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Photoshop

Salary & Benefits

Associates are crucial to achieving Glenstone’s mission and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We also provide a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for your future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time
SEASONAL
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full Description (PDF): Assistant Archivist Postion Posting

To Apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1576081

Welcome from New Co-Moderator, Breanne Crumpton!

Hi Everyone! I’m Breanne Crumpton and I’m happy to serve alongside Courtney Baron as the new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator. I currently am a Reference Librarian at the Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina where I liaison to the Fine Arts, English, Music, and World Language departments. I completed my MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015 and received my Bachelor’s in Art History and Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.

I started volunteering with ArLiSNAP in the fall of 2015 as the Conference Planning Liaison and helped plan the “Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives” webinar with VREPS that took place in May 2016. I am also leading a current initiative to crowdfund money for an ArLiSNAP New Professional Travel award along with ARLIS/NA’s Development Committee. We hope to raise $5,000 that would provide one $1,000 scholarship for a new professional to attend annual conference for five years. We were able to talk about the upcoming crowdfunding campaign at the last ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans as well as host a Career Development Workshop.

Students and New Professionals are the future of the art librarian profession. I think the work that ArLiSNAP does within ARLIS/NA is vastly important as we give students and new professionals not only with a dedicated space within the larger ARLIS/NA organization, but we also provide them opportunities to participate through liaison positions, webinars, and many other ways to contribute!

As the next Co-Moderator of ArLiSNAP, I plan to continue to increase our support to student and new professionals alongside Courtney. This support could be through webinars; internship postings; tips and guides on interviewing, and writing resumes and cover letters; survey student and new professional needs; and finally just providing an open forum for people to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences.

I look forward to working with everyone as we build our community and our profession together.

Best,

Breanne Crumpton

Join Us for Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives

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Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives

Join us for a webinar on May 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM CDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7842194491868776707

The Art Library Student and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals and Students Group (VREPS) present our 2016 virtual conference, Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives. This webinar will consist of a keynote by Sara Rubinow at the NYPL Digital Labs followed by a round of presentations by students and new professionals in the field who will discuss projects and initiatives they have undertaken.

For a full schedule and list of presentations, please visit http://arlisnap.arlisna.org.

This event is free and open to all; attendees do not need to be members of ARLIS/NA or VRA. Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org. Additional information about webinars is available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.

This webinar will be recorded, and the video will be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portalwithin two weeks after the webinar.

By registering, I understand and acknowledge that this Webinar will be recorded by ARLIS/NA and/or those designated by ARLIS/NA. ARLIS/NA may record my name and questions I ask during the course of the Webinar presentation. As a condition of my participation in the Webinar, I agree to irrevocably grant to ARLIS/NA, its assigns, licensees and successors the right to publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, display, reproduce, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my name, questions, quotes and material otherwise provided by me (collectively, the “Material”) during my participation in the Webinar. I also agree that ARLIS/NA shall be the sole owner in perpetuity of any and all rights in and to any and all works containing the Material, in whole or in part, for all purposes whatsoever and in any manner or media including, without limitation, printed works, compact discs, DVDs, MP3, and computer online services.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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2016 ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference Program

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal! We are pleased to announce that in addition to a keynote speech by Sara Rubinow with NYPL Labs, the program for our 2016 Virtual Conference will include the following presentations:

Megan de Armond and Audrey Lorberfeld, Pratt Institute, “Web Archiving with NYARC”

Hannah Marshall, Cornell University, “The Cornell Collection of Antiquities”

Melissa Coulston, University of South Carolina Upstate, “Leveraging Flickr for Digital Image Management and Social Media Outreach”

Gabriella Karl-Johnson, Princeton University, “The Gritty Details behind a Great Geo-Discovery Interface (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Querying the New York City Geoclient API)”

Jacquelyn Clements, University of Toronto, “New Directions for Digital Research at the University of Toronto, Department of Art”

 

In Sara Rubinow’s keynote speech, she will discuss her role at NYPL Labs and showcase initiatives intended to engage developers, scholars, artists, and the general public in exploring—and transforming—NYPL’s digital resources and open data sets.

The virtual conference will be May 21st, at 12pm CST.

Stay tuned for registration information!