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Call for Applications: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Are you a student who has written a paper that you’re especially proud of, and you want the opportunity to share it with the wider ARLIS Community AND get a $500 prize plus a scholarship to attend the upcoming conference?

Or maybe you’ve got an internship in an art library planned for next year, and you’d like to get paid for it?

Now’s your chance! Please see below for more information on the Student Advancement Awards.

Please submit all applications to ARLIS/NA committee chair, Gwen Mayhew, at

The awards committee members are: Debra Riley-Huff, Giana Ricci, Larry Eames, Jessica Craig, Virginia Seymour and Heather Saunders.


ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Submission deadline for both awards – Sunday, December 18th, 2022

Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. Any student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program, or in a graduate program in art history or a related discipline, is encouraged to submit a paper or online project created in conjunction with a course assignment during the previous eighteen months (since June 2021). One submission per person. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Paper or online project about a topic relevant to art librarianship, written as a course assignment.
  • An abstract of 250 words and 10-25 pages typed, double-spaced, for a paper submission, or a 250-word summary for an online project.
  • A title page that includes the student’s name, the name of the institution, the course for which the submission was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the paper/project.
  • Applicants must include their mailing address, email address, and telephone number with their applications.

The award includes:

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Conference registration and up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 51st Annual Conference in Mexico City, April 18th-21st
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices in the Profession panel.
  • One-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

For more information, see 


Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award aims to represent the multifaceted nature of the art library field by providing a paid internship opportunity to a student currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library and information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A current résumé.
  • A current transcript in PDF format (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • An essay of up to 900 words addressing your skills, background, and expectations of the internship experience, including the type of institution you are interested in as well as potential project ideas. The essay should also address the following questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do your plans for the experience funded by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award fit into your career path?  In particular, how do you imagine this internship experience to be different than previous internship or work experiences?
    • This award funds a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA. How do you see yourself participating in ARLIS/NA, or another professional organization, in your future professional life?
    • If granted the internship award, when do you plan to fulfill it? 

The award includes:

  • $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

For more information, see

All applicants will be notified of the results by January 31, 2023. Both awards will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 51st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City in April, 2023. 

Questions? Contact Gwen Mayhew, Chair, Student Advancement Award Subcommittee –

Registration is Open! Join us for the 2022 ArLiSNAP / VREPS Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP & VREPS present the 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Saturday, November 5th 2022


We are teaming up with the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) to invite you to register for our 2022 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


You will be emailed a link to join via Zoom once you register. If you have any questions, please send an email to


1:00 pm ET | 10:00 am PT – Welcome!

1:10 pm ET | 10:10 am PT – Fresh Eyes 2.0

2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT – Posters/Break 

2:30 pm ET | 11:30 am PT – Poster Q&A + Social 

3:30 pm ET |12:30 pm PT – The End!

Paid Internship Opportunity: Getty Graduate Internship Program

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—and in Getty Publications and Getty Digital to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Placements are typically available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, web and new media, public programs, digital projects, and grantmaking. 

Internship in Special Collections Cataloging

The Graduate Intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; and rare photographs. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, Latin American art, and African American Art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with specific projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Tasks will include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, and creating collection-level and item-level catalog records. Additional projects may include team-based processing activities; creating metadata for digital assets; collections management activities and legacy data cleanup work; and creating records in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) to account for persons, families, and organizations in the Getty Library’s archival holdings.


Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented across the fields of art history, conservation, and museums are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.


Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2020, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.


The Special Collections Cataloging graduate internship is located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for 12 months from September 11, 2023 through August 30, 2024.

The grant amount is $47,500 for twelve months, plus $1,500 towards relocation expenses if the intern is coming from outside the Los Angeles area. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. Graduate Interns are eligible to enroll in the Getty’s health care plan.

Getty requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, including Getty Graduate Interns. Limited exceptions may be granted for medical reasons, disability, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If an intern wishes to request an exception, that must be done within seven (7) calendar days of the first day of the internship.

How to Apply

Applications are due by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2022. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

Please address inquiries to: For complete details and to apply, please visit:

Save the Date + Call for Presenters: ArLiSNAP / VREPS 2022 Fall Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP & VREPS present the 2022 Fall Virtual Conference Saturday, November 5th 2022


We are teaming up with the Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) to hold our annual 2022 Fall Virtual Conference and invite you to save the date for November 5th, 2022 and join us!

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP:

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.


  • Wednesday, 10/19: Deadline for submissions
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested (see below!)
  • Rolling basis: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday, 10/23: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 10/31: Technology Check-In / (optional) practice session
  • Tuesday, 11/01: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/05: Conference date


You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.


ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2022 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.


Fresh Eyes 2.0

Following the success of the inaugural Fresh Eyes session during our last virtual conference, we are bringing the Fresh Eyes session back. 

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 


Do you have an ongoing research project? Are you currently working on a thesis, dissertation, or paper for your program? If so, we’d love to hear about it and provide an opportunity for you to get feedback from other students and professionals in the field while it’s still in progress.  

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invite you to share your current research initiatives in the field of art information and visual resource management. 

Proposals can encompass ongoing or in-progress research and writing. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of topics. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative if you are working with a larger team. 

Presenters will provide an overview of their current project, share where they are at in their process, and where they feel they would like support, or share any questions that have come up throughout their research or writing process. 

Following the presentations, the session will break out into virtual rooms organized around each presenter for a smaller group discussion. Participants can ask questions, offer feedback, and connect with one another to build a group of support for research and writing. 

Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to ArLiSNAP:!

We hope to see you there!

Introducing our new Canadian Co-Liaison, Emma Metcalfe Hurst!

Hi everyone! 

My name is Emma Metcalfe Hurst (she/her/hers) and I am excited to be the second half of the ArLiSNAP Canadian Co-Liaison duo with Ashely Huot. I am currently a third year dual MASLIS student at UBC iSchool in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, which is where I was born and raised. I also hold a BFA in Critical and Cultural Practices and a Curatorial Studies Minor from Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and am currently working as a Dance Archivist for Karen Jamieson Dance and interning at the Museum of Anthropology Library and Archives this summer. More recently, I held positions at grunt gallery, coordinating the multi-year program Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week, did reference work at UBC’s Music, Art, and Architecture Library, and arranged and described the recent acquisition of ceramic artist Paul Mathieu’s fonds at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Library and Archives.   

I come from a background working in community archives, public programming, and experimental publishing, with a focus on contemporary, performing, and ceramic arts. My entry into information studies was largely informed by this context, as well as my work as an artist, curator, and writer, and participation in DIY initiatives and collectives. I am interested in intellectual property rights, bringing visibility to underused collections, creating educational, engaging, and accessible experiences with digital materials, and applying creativity in information practices and environments.  

I got involved with ARLIS/NA last year, in the months leading up to the virtual 2020 conference, and attended my first in-person conference this year in Chicago, where I gave a lightning talk presentation on an oral history and community archives project I’ve been working on over the last few years called Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story. I am also partaking in the year-long mentorship program through ARLIS/NA this year and hope to join some SIGs once school wraps up.

I felt a strong sense of gratitude and relief when I first encountered ArLiSNAP – including the many resources and the community behind it – and was motivated to become more involved. In this Canadian Co-Liaison position, Ashley and I are keen to focus on building a stronger Canadian presence in the chapter and opening up the lines of communication across the provinces and affiliated chapters through outreach and advocacy, as well as to share more resources on arts librarianship and archives for students and emerging professionals in a Canadian context. We both welcome your ideas, recommendations, and / or input in our efforts to support your needs and look forward to connecting with you!

Welcoming our new Canadian Co-Liaison, Ashley Huot!


My name is Ashley Huot (she/her) and I am looking forward to being one of your new ArLiSNAP Canadian Liaisons alongside Emma Metcalfe Hurst. My life has somehow weaved art, museums and galleries, community advocacy and education work, and contemporary arts publishing, which has now accumulated into entering the world of libraries! 

I reside on the prairies in Winnipeg (Wiinibiigong), Treaty 1 Territory, and the homeland of the Metis Nation; and have a BFA in Art and Design and an MLIS from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory). As an MLIS student, I had the chance to support the Winnipeg Art Gallery Clara Lander Reference Library’s transition to its new location in Qaumajuq’s Niizhwaaso Collaborative Research Centre and had the opportunity to complete a practicum with the Manitoba Library Association’s Prison Libraries Committee which involved creating a new email reference service for people incarcerated in provincial institutions. My volunteer work with this group also delves into creative library programming, such as the publishing of chapbooks featuring writing and art by prisoners.

Since the summer of 2021, I have been a Humanities Liaison Librarian at the University of Manitoba’s Fine Art/Architecture Library, where I serve the Faculty of Architecture (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, City Planning, and Environmental Design) and the Faculty of Classical Studies. My own research interests involve library instruction and pedagogy, particularly in studio-based, research-creation practices and conceptualizing art as information, engagement in open access, and information access issues, specifically in prisons. I (rather inconsistently) try to maintain an artistic practice!

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with ARLIS/NA and ArLiSNAP in various ways, as an ARLIS/NA mentee, attending and presenting at conferences, and being a member of the Architecture and Planning SIG, the Canada Chapter, and the Northwest Chapter. Most recently I’ve taken a position as co-editor of ARLIS/NA’s newest publication, Library Exhibitions Review, and further support scholarly communications through my role as Editor-in-Cheif of Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Information Science Students and Early Career Professionals.

As one of your Canadian Co-Liaisons, I look forward to collaboratively working towards highlighting opportunities and the work and concerns of art and architecture information professionals and institutions across Canada. I welcome ideas, recommendations, and input from our members as to how we can best serve you. Being more geographically dispersed and having fewer art libraries and institutions here in the north, I see networks such as ARLIS/NA and ArLiSNAP as absolutely vital and look forward to connecting with you!

Please Welcome Our New Communications Liaison: Freyja T. Catton!

Hi everyone! My name is Freyja T. Catton (he/they), and I’m the new Communications Liaison for ArLiSNAP! I’m a recent MLIS graduate and a self-employed writer. With my love for both art and libraries, I joined ARLIS two years ago, and ArLiSNAP was the first to welcome me to the organization. Since then I’ve been involved with several committees, task force projects, and publications in ARLIS. I’m excited to take on this new role of Communications Liaison, and to help out my fellow new professionals as much as I can!

As an artist and an archivist, I’m passionate about art documentation and its connection to art history. During my undergrad degree at the University of Lethbridge (2012), I was an intern at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, and my job was to digitize the art exhibition records. I was introduced first-hand to how records are collected and maintained, what records are important, why they’re important, and how to retrieve them. This experience followed me to the print industry, then to library grad school at the University of Alberta (2021), and my other internship at the National Gallery of Canada, which I wrote about in 2020!

I think a lot about the kinds of questions people have, and the language and resources they use to find information. I love learning about absolutely everything and I find that everything is connected. I wanted to use my experiences and my natural inclination to draw connections between systems and details, so I started writing. My expertise in documentation and information management means that I have a long-term approach to short-term conversations. Through my conversations, research, and contributions to the arts and cultural sectors, I can build a stronger and more searchable record of contemporary Canadian art history. I want art history in our future to be more accessible, engaging, and inclusive than it has been in the past.

More of my work is available on my website at and I can be found over on Instagram at @the_wordeater ! You can also find me over on our Slack channel, on ARLIS/NA Commons, or by email at freyjacatton(at)gmail(dot)com.

I look forward to working with you on our biweekly newsletter, Oh Snap!


PS. please send coffee

Call for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Candidates

Hello ArLiSNAP!

We are so excited to announce that we are kicking off the election cycle for our new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, who will serve a two-year term from 2022 to 2024.

Interested in learning more about being a Co-Mod? Read In Chaun’s Words: What It Means to be a ArLiSNAP Co-Mod by Chaun Campos, the co-moderator rotating off.

If you’d like to collaboratively lead ArLiSNAP with Jessica Craig, soon-to-be second-year co-moderator, please complete this form to submit your candidacy.

The form will close on May 27, 2022, and voting on candidates will begin on May 30, 2022. Keep an eye on our blog, listserv, and social media for candidate and voting information! Please feel free to send any questions to

Best of luck to all who run!

Chaun + Jessica
ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators

Join ARLIS/NA Accessibility Edit-a-thon!


There’s an upcoming opportunity to learn and practice some web accessibility next week, ARLIS/NA will be hosting an  Accessibility Edit-a-thon on May 10th! This event will be focused on editing automatically-generated caption files associated with video content on ARLIS/NA’s Kaltura Channel. Included in these recordings are several ArLiSNAP virtual events that have taken place in the past that we are still trying to get accessible transcriptions for, but you can choose from a range of ARLIS/NA content to help transcribe.  

ARLIS/NA members Meredith Hale, Maggie Murphy, and Claire Payne will be leading the event and answering any questions you might have as you go through the process of editing caption files. The edit-a-thon will take place virtually from 4-8pm EST on Tuesday, May 10th. You’re welcome to join at any time and for whatever duration works with your schedule. You can register for the Zoom link here –

This is a great opportunity to help out! Feel free to reach out to Meredith Hale ( if you have any questions. We hope to see you next Tuesday!

ArLiSNAP Happy Hour – April 8th, 2022

The Art Library Student and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) Section invites all new professionals and students to join us for happy hour! Come relax together, grab a refreshment, make new conference connections, and reconnect after a busy conference week. We will be meeting at the BIG Bar in the East Tower on the Skyway level. If you are available and have the energy, please consider stopping by and connecting with ArLiSNAP members past and present! Thanks and hope to see you there!

When: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Central Time

Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, East Tower, Skyway Level

151 East Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601