Date correction: post your candidacy to be the next ArLiSNAP co-moderator.

The reminder post to announce your candidacy for ArLiSNAP co-moderator incorrectly had the deadline of October 19th (whoops!). The correct deadline is October 26, so there’s still time to put your name up for consideration if you’re interested! Add a comment to this post to announce your candidacy.  Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a co-moderator? Read Ellen Tisdale’s post about the position.

Reminder: post your candidacy to be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, read this post and comment to apply. The deadline is October 19, 2015. Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a co-moderator? Read Ellen Tisdale’s post about the position.

Be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

Current ArLiSNAP co-moderator Rachel Schend had to step down from her position early, so we are preparing to open the polls for a special election.

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve from November 2015-March 2018, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2015-2017 Co-Moderator, Tiffany Saulter.

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the New Voices panel. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA. Candidates  should plan to be present at ARLIS/NA conferences for the following two years. Candidates must be ARLIS/NA members.

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Monday, October 26th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Monday, October 26 through Monday, November 2nd.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current co-moderator, Tiffany Saulter (tsaulter2@gmail.com).

 

The Polls are Now Open for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Elections!

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Help to choose your Co-Moderator for the 2015-2017 term!

Have a look at what our five candidates have to say in the comments on this post.

Cast your ballot here.

Voting closes Wednesday, March 18th, 11:59 pm.

The results will be announced on Thursday, March 19th, 2015.

After the election question, we’ve included a few questions about what you’d like to see on ArLiSNAP. These questions are not mandatory; feel free to answer as many or as few as you like, but be sure to skip to the last page to click “Done” and have your vote counted. Thank you to all those who take the time to answer these extra questions, and help us shape ArLiSNAP for the coming year!

What's it like to be an ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator?

I’ve had a few questions about the responsibilities surrounding the Co-Moderator position, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on my experience with ArLiSNAP over the past two years.

What are the main responsibilities?

ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators are the main contacts for the group to the ARLIS/NA Board. We alert them to any issues raised by students and new professionals, and submit an annual report on the group’s activities, as well as updates on projects throughout the year. Through this and our other projects, I’ve met many wonderful and supportive people in ARLIS/NA, and learned a lot about how these professional organizations function.

The most common work you would do as Co-Moderator is to respond to inquiries about the group via email, and update liaisons and other members on current ArLiSNAP news. Around conference time, you would also help to organize events at the ARLIS/NA conference – check out what we have planned for this year here. If you choose to, you also have the opportunity to help plan events like our virtual conference, which provided a platform for students and new professionals to connect and share their work without any of the costs associated with presenting at a physical conference.

What are some of the benefits?

As Co-Moderator, you will also be organizing the efforts of our volunteers. If you don’t have any supervisory experience on your resume, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of, as it gives you the chance to hone your leadership skills. ArLiSNAP has grown into a great little community – the liaisons support one another, and grow to become friends the longer you work together. During my tenure as Co-Moderator, I’ve met so many fantastic people from across Canada and the US. I’ve also greatly increased my number of contacts in the art libraries world; if you’re serious about making a career as a librarian or archivist in an arts-related field, being a Co-Moderator for the group is a great step to take.

How much time will I have to commit?

If you can commit at least one hour per week to the group, you’ll be helping to keep ArLiSNAP thriving and active. The workload is a bit heavier when we’re gearing up for a big event, like the ARLIS/NA conference this month; and it’s a bit lighter at other times, like during the summer. If you choose to make other events happen, like our virtual conference, that will also take a bit more time, but you will have the support of many volunteers backing you up.

I hope that answers most of the questions for those of you who are considering becoming our next Co-Moderator! To submit your candidacy, comment on this post. If you have any other questions, feel free to email myself (Ellen) or Rachel (emails found in sidebar). Good luck to all candidates!

Be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

 

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve a term of two years, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2014-2016 Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend.

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the New Voices panel. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA. Candidates do not need to be present at the Fort Worth conference in order to run; however, they should plan to be present at ARLIS/NA conferences for the following two years. Candidates must be ARLIS/NA members.

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Wednesday, March 11th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Thursday, March 12th through Wednesday, March 18th. The results will be announced on Thursday, March 19th 2015.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current co-moderators, Ellen Tisdale or Rachel Schend (emails found in sidebar).

Meet your new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend!

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Hi everyone! I am very happy to accept the ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator position for the 2014-2016 term and am excited to get to work.

I am currently a second year graduate student pursuing a dual Art History/MLS degree from Indiana University, where I also received my B.A. in Art History. I have a variety of jobs on campus including a Graduate Assistantship at the IU Art Museum with the Curator of Education and a Graduate Supervisor position at the Fine Arts Library on campus. This summer, I will be starting a position at the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab.  I am president of IU’s Society of Art Librarianship Students and treasurer of the Art History Association. Some of my interests in art librarianship include the preservation of materials, visual literacy, and library instruction.

As I begin my term, I would love to see more engagement in career development for students such as resumé reviews and Reddit-style AMA’s by current art librarians. I would also love to hear about projects that members of the group want to see implemented. Thank you all for voting and I look forward to working with you for the next two years!