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Fun job summer job opp for current students!

Please note that, because of funding restrictions, we can only offer this position to current library school students only.

Direct all questions and replies to Yell_Research_Library@nps.gov

Internship Opportunity
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Research Library

Program: Yellowstone National Park is seeking a library intern. This position will be full-time (40 hours a week) but the schedule is negotiable. Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors. Housed in a new building, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference.

Housing: Gardiner is a town of 800 people and summer housing in town is difficult to find Shared park housing is assigned for this position, the rent for which will be deducted from the intern’s bi-weekly pay (park housing roughly costs $175 – $250 a month). An automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

Qualifications: This internship position requires a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program. You must be able to prove that you are enrolled in classes for the spring and fall semesters.

Salary: The intern will be required to work a 40-hour week and will be paid a GS-05 salary (in 2011 that was $15.00/hour).

Duration: The internship will be for 10 – 12 weeks during the summer season.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter (outlining related experience, professional goals and/or reasons for applying to this internship), resume, list of three professional references and an unofficial copy of your transcript (an official transcript will be required upon hiring).

Application Deadline: Application materials must be postmarked or received no later than February 10, 2012. Emails are accepted.

Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. Applicants must be willing to complete a background investigation form and get finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

Contact Person: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla
Email: yell_research_library@nps.gov
Phone: (307) 344-2264
Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190
Fax: (307) 848-9958

Library: Yellowstone Research Library
URL: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/library.htm

POSITION AVAILABLE Gallery Librarian II, Art, Music and Media, Allen County Public Library

POSITION AVAILABLE

Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery Librarian II
Art, Music and Media
Allen County Public Library

Librarian Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons in locating materials and information. Instruct patrons on the usage of computers, copiers and audio-visual equipment. Represent the library and community in a leadership role for the arts. Participate in collection development of materials specific to the department. Supervise the department during scheduled evening or weekend hours when the manager and assistant manager are absent.

Gallery Coordinator Responsibilities:
Plan Exhibits: Coordinate gallery schedule and maintain ongoing working relationships with art organizations, universities and individual artists throughout the scheduling phase. Refine the exhibit scope, gallery layout and selection of artwork. Prepare gallery programming in conjunction with exhibition; these include workshops, artist visits, lectures and opening receptions. Complete paperwork including contracts, shipping documents, supply forms and purchase requests.
Direct Installation: Direct the activity of properties, security and housekeeping during installation and exhibition. Prepare and patch walls, pedestals and fixtures. Coordinate art drop-off and retrieval of artwork. Arrange artwork and lighting. Inventory items on display daily.
Coordinate Receptions with the events coordinator, housekeeping and security staff. Schedule caterers or prepare refreshments. Staff the event and oversee volunteers.
Create Publicity: Update staff, patrons and artists on gallery events through emails, newsletters and posters. Maintain the gallery blog. Maintain ongoing contact with other art organizations.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA/MLS degree. Undergraduate degree with major in art preferred. Gallery experience preferred. Ability to network with the art community; plan and install gallery exhibits. Excellent organizational skills are necessary. Strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to providing information in the context of pro-active library service. Ability to work cooperatively and positively with a wide variety of patrons and co-workers. Ability to work a variety of day, evening and weekend hours. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: 2010 minimum salary $35,547. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking.

APPLICATION: Please send in letter of interest and qualifications, resume, and the names of three professional references to Human Resources, PO Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270; e-mail to hrs@acpl.info; or fax to (260) 421-1389. For further information see our home page at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/hr.

ALA’s Young Librarians Working Group wants your opinions

The Young Librarians Working Group was put together by ALA President Camila Alire to assess the way the association can better serve its young (under 35) librarians, in order to increase involvement and retention. They are presenting their final findings to ALA’s Executive Board at the Annual Conference and want to have as many opinionis reflected in their assessment and recommendations. Please take a minute to fill out the survey (if you’re young enough! I’m not!).

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FGGBL6P
The survey will be open until mid-May.

Application Period Opens for Fellowships to Research Tribal History

This sounds like an interesting opportunity that I expect might involve archives and visual materials…

With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is sponsoring a 26-month course of study that will introduce selected participants to methods and strategies for designing research projects, identifying sources, accessing and using American Indian materials in local, regional, and national collections, and producing a short documentary using the information collected. A maximum of 20 research Fellows from across the nation will be selected through a competitive process. Stipend awards are available.

Application guidelines, forms, and a sample application may be downloaded from the front page of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries website at http://www.odl.state.ok.us/.

Applications are due by 5 pm CST on February 1, 2010.

Please let us know if you have questions or need additional help.

Best wishes for the happiest of holidays,

Susan Feller
Project Director, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative
405-522-3259

Melissa Brodt
Project Manager, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative
405-522-3515

ARLIS/NA 2008-2009 Internship Award Recipient Selected

The Art Libraries Society of North America is pleased to announce Adrienne Lai as the recipient of its 2008-2009 Internship Award.  This prestigious award grants $2,500 to support a period of internship for a student preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. In addition to the $2,500 stipend, Ms. Lai will receive a one-year complimentary membership in ARLIS/NA.

 

Adrienne Lai is presently a candidate for Joint Master of Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies graduate degrees at the University of British Columbia. She holds a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver, B.C., and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She currently serves as events coordinator and communications director for the Special Library Association’s student chapter at the University of British Columbia.

 

Ms. Lai is on a career trajectory for employment in an academic art library or visual resources collection where she can focus on reference services, creative approaches to instruction, and liaison and outreach work. Her background as a studio artist, art critic, curator, and educator is excellent preparation for such a career. She also plans to continue her investigations into research methods related to the visual arts disciplines and hopes to disseminate her findings through presentations and publications.

 

As has been the case in recent years, the Subcommittee read many stellar applications and is pleased to note that twenty-two different graduate programs from Canada and the United States were represented. While only one ARLIS/NA Internship Award is granted each year, ARLIS/NA does maintain a list of paid and unpaid internship opportunities; interested students and potential hosts are encouraged to visit the Internship Roster website for more information.

 

Congratulations to Adrienne Lai and many thanks to all the applicants who took the time to prepare an application!

 

The members of the ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee

Cathy Billings (chair), Art Librarian, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

Greta Bahnemann, Curator, Knight Visual Resources Facility, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Maureen Burns, Humanities Curator, University California Irvine

Robert Gore, Visual Arts Librarian, University of California Los Angeles

Rina Vecchiola, Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Reminder! ARLIS/NA Internship Award applications due 10/15/08

This is a reminder that applications for the 2008/2009 ARLIS/NA Internship Award are due Wednesday, October 15th.

The Art Libraries Society of North America Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html

ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee
Greta Bahnemann
Cathy Billings (Chair)
Maureen Burns
Robert Gore
Rina Vecchiola

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – ARLIS/NA Internship Award 2008-2009

 

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award.

The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2008.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

 

http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html 

ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee

Greta Bahnemann

Cathy Billings (chair)

Maureen Burns

Robert Gore

Rina Vecchiola

ANNOUNCEMENT: ARLIS/NA 2007-2008 Internship Award Recipient Selected

The Art Libraries Society of North America is pleased to announce Shilpa Rele as the recipient of its 2007-2008 Internship Award.  This prestigious award grants $2,500 to support a period of internship for a student preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. In addition to the $2,500 stipend, Ms. Rele will receive a one-year complimentary membership in ARLIS/NA.

Shilpa Rele is presently a MLIS candidate in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles and is scheduled to graduate in June 2008. She also holds masters degrees in art history from the University of Minnesota and in history from the University of Mumbai in India. She has been an active member of UCLA’s student chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) as well as an officer of ARTiFACTS, a UCLA student group promoting art librarianship, visual resources curatorship and museum informatics. Ms. Rele is focused on a career as a visual resources professional and is particularly interested in issues related to information retrieval and digital preservation of visual collections. As has been the case in recent years, the Subcommittee read many excellent applications and is particularly pleased to note that over twenty-four different graduate programs from Canada and the United States were represented. While only one ARLIS/NA Internship Award is granted each year, ARLIS/NA does maintain a list of paid and unpaid internship opportunities; interested students and potential hosts are encouraged to visit the Internship Roster website for more information. ARLIS/NA Internship Award Subcommittee Members:

Cathy Billings, Art Librarian & Gallery Manager, Brand Library, Glendale, CA (cbillings@ci.glendale.ca.us)

Maureen Burns, Humanities Curator, University California, Irvine

Robert Gore, Visual Arts Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

Kristen Regina, Librarian, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC

Rina Vecchiola, Art & Architecture Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Gerd Muehsam Award Call for student papers

 Art Libraries Society of North America announces its 2007 Gerd Muehsam Award

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

The Award Winner will Receive:

  • $500
  • Up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 36thAnnual Conference in Denver, CO, May 1 to May 5, 2008
  • Registration fee to this Conference
  • A one year membership to ARLIS/NA

Requirements:

  • The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding 18 months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline.
  • The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment.
  • One submission is allowed per person.

Required Format:

If a paper, it must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.  In addition, authors should inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.

If an Internet project, a 250 word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.

Finally, applicants should include their mailing addresses, their email addresses and telephone numbers.

Judging Criteria:

Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Deadline:

Entries must be postmarked by the end of the day, Monday, November 19, 2007.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by the end of March 2008.

This announcement as well as additional information about ARLIS/NA can be viewed at: http://www.arlisna.org/ and http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html

Please Address Entries To:

Tony White, Chair
Gerd Muehsam Award Committee

Please Mail Entries To:

Tony White
Head, Fine Arts Library
Indiana University
1133 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN  47405
antmwhit@indiana.edu

REMINDER – Applications for ARLIS/NA Internship Award due October 15th!

Qualified students and graduates having completed their degrees within the last 12 months are encouraged to apply!

The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for individuals preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. This award will grant $2,500.00 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th.

Please see the ARLIS/NA website for complete information on the Internship Award and application instructions.

Internship Award Sub-Committee: Cathy Billings (chair), Maureen Burns, Robert Gore, Kristen Regina, and Rina Vecchiola.