A warm welcome to Arielle Cohen, our newest Feature Writer/Discussion Liaison!

Arielle will be joining us as a feature writer, informing us about topics of special interest.

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Having graduated from Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science this past May, I now hold a Master’s degree in Library Science with a concentration in Special Libraries, as well as an advanced certificate in Archives. This past spring I also attended the 6th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries in Istanbul. While there, I presented a paper about the effect of digital resources on user experience, a topic in which I continued to be interested, especially as it relates to digital renderings of artworks.

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of library settings, including the Pace Law School Library, the library at Marvel Comics, and the ABC No Rio Zine Library. Currently, I work as the librarian at Gagosian Gallery in New York City, where I catalog books, provide reference services, and assist in collection development. I am continually provided the opportunity to learn about the art world as I find resources and answer questions for staff members. However, I am essentially a solo librarian, so I look forward to being able to engage you, my fellow art librarians, both established and aspiring, in topics that are currently affecting art librarianship. Thank you to Ellen and Rachel for this opportunity, and I look forward to working with all of you!

A warm welcome to Dana Statton, the newest Feature Writer/Discussion Liaison!

Dana, the newest addition to our group, will work to encourage discussion amongst readers.

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Hello out there! My name is Dana Statton and I am currently pursuing my MLIS at Louisiana State University. I’ve come to libraries in a fairly round about way (it seems like most of us do), and also have my Masters in Art History as well as my Masters of Fine Art in Photography. I’ve spent most of my time in museums, having worked at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery as a Graduate Intern in the Photography Department as well as having worked at the more local LSU Museum of Art as a Curatorial Assistant.

I currently work in the Special Collections library at LSU as a graduate student in the Manuscripts processing department and am loving it. My day to day activities consist of processing archival collections that deal mainly with Louisiana history or persons. My professional interests lie in Archives, Rare Books, and Art Librarianship. As a new Feature Post Writer, I look forward to talking with all you fellow ArLiSNAP-ers and more than welcome any comments or topics you would like to see addressed.

A warm welcome to Monica Kenzie, the newest Job Postings Liaison!

Monica will joining the ArLiSNAP team as a Job Posting Liaison, keeping us up-to-date on employment opportunities. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Monica Kenzie and I’m excited to be serving as a new ArLiSNAP Job Postings Liaison! I graduated this spring from the University of Michigan School of Information with a Master of Science in Information. My arts background includes a BA from the University of Michigan in Art History and experience working in a variety of arts institutions in many different capacities. I served as director of a contemporary art gallery in New York City, communications assistant at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and have held several internships and volunteer positions as well at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Folkways Institute and the Detroit Historical Society. For about a year and a half, I have been working part time at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the research library and archives cataloguing, working with archival collections and performing reference services. I am currently looking for a full time position, so I know the all the hard work that goes into job hunting! As I continue my search, I plan on sharing my journey, and of course job postings and continuing education opportunities as well, to help fellow new-comers find great jobs and keep learning. Hopefully I will have a success story soon to share, and I would love to hear yours as well! I am looking forward to meeting you all and wish everyone searching the best of luck! Please don’t hesitate to email me with any suggestions or tips to share! Cheers!
Monica Kenzie

A warm welcome for Marsha Taichman and Jenna Dufour, ArLiSNAP's new Conference Planning Liaisons!

Marsha and Jenna will be helping us in our future conference planning endeavors. Welcome to the team!

Marscha Taichman

Marsha Taichman is the Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. She works with faculty, staff and students on general reference and with their print and digital image needs. Before moving to upstate New York, she worked in Montreal at academic and public libraries, art galleries and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has an MA in Art History from Concordia University and an MLIS from McGill University.

 

Jenna Dufour

 

Hi! I’m Jenna. I am in the messy midst of building a career as an art librarian. Currently, I am enrolled in the MLIS program for January 2015 at UBC and I’m incredibly excited to pursue a program that’ll help fulfill my career goals while being surrounded by beaches, ocean and mountains.
 
I earned a BA (Hons.) with distinction in Art History from Carleton University in 2013. While studying for my degree, I worked part-time in the Reference Services department at Carleton’s library and loved it, which facilitated a desire to learn more about librarianship. I enrolled in two practicums during my degree to compliment my passion for art history and interest in librarianship: one with the art history subject librarian at Carleton University’s library, and the other at the National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives. These placements affirmed my vocation, and I’m really grateful for the time each institution took to take me on as an intern.
 
After graduating, I spent three months in England and Europe reveling in the beauty and charm of historic old libraries in places like Oxford, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and London. Making connections between the way that libraries run in Canada and across the pond was a great experience for me. After arriving back to Canada, I was fortunate to land a contract at the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives for six-months at the Banff Centre, which has been really great in terms of learning more about art librarianship, and even working with Artists’ Books.  I am really looking forward to being part of the ArLiSNAP community and meeting other aspiring art librarians.

A warm welcome for Marsha Taichman and Jenna Dufour, ArLiSNAP’s new Conference Planning Liaisons!

Marsha and Jenna will be helping us in our future conference planning endeavors. Welcome to the team!

Marscha Taichman

Marsha Taichman is the Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. She works with faculty, staff and students on general reference and with their print and digital image needs. Before moving to upstate New York, she worked in Montreal at academic and public libraries, art galleries and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has an MA in Art History from Concordia University and an MLIS from McGill University.

 

Jenna Dufour

 

Hi! I’m Jenna. I am in the messy midst of building a career as an art librarian. Currently, I am enrolled in the MLIS program for January 2015 at UBC and I’m incredibly excited to pursue a program that’ll help fulfill my career goals while being surrounded by beaches, ocean and mountains.
 
I earned a BA (Hons.) with distinction in Art History from Carleton University in 2013. While studying for my degree, I worked part-time in the Reference Services department at Carleton’s library and loved it, which facilitated a desire to learn more about librarianship. I enrolled in two practicums during my degree to compliment my passion for art history and interest in librarianship: one with the art history subject librarian at Carleton University’s library, and the other at the National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives. These placements affirmed my vocation, and I’m really grateful for the time each institution took to take me on as an intern.
 
After graduating, I spent three months in England and Europe reveling in the beauty and charm of historic old libraries in places like Oxford, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and London. Making connections between the way that libraries run in Canada and across the pond was a great experience for me. After arriving back to Canada, I was fortunate to land a contract at the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives for six-months at the Banff Centre, which has been really great in terms of learning more about art librarianship, and even working with Artists’ Books.  I am really looking forward to being part of the ArLiSNAP community and meeting other aspiring art librarians.

A warm welcome for Stella Südekum, ArLiSNAP's new Communications Liaison!

Stella will be running a weekly newsletter for ArLiSNAP. Stay tuned for more news!

Stella Südekum

Hello, All! As a blossoming professional in the fields of art and librarianship, I am ecstatic to join the ArLiSNAP community as its communications liaison! I’m in a very transitional point in my life and career, so new projects and changes are as follows: This past May, I finished my BA in Art History with a concentration in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. The first two years of my undergraduate studies were happily spent at Johnson County Community College in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. During my two years of study at UD, I was lucky to work in the Special Collections department of its Morris Library as a student library assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia following my graduation to continue volunteering as a research assistant with the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center and to seek further career development. I plan to begin assisting part-time in front-of-house duties and online marketing at Jules Goldman’s Books and Antiques starting in July, and am eagerly searching for more art and art library career opportunities within my new community (hence my avid fellowship of this very web-page).

 

My interest in art librarianship stems from my love of the cultural heritage of the Ancient Near East, the cradle of language, poetry, and civilization! Studying its written material culture is my passion in art history, and also speaks to my propensity in art conservation for ancient objects, archives, and collection preservation. I have interned at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Winterthur Museum & Library, completed art restoration work with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in parts of Italy, and volunteered with various community arts organizations–such as the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City–and with smaller academic museums–like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

I’m a passionate academic, so when I’m not trying to learn 10 new dead languages or I can’t find a scholarly position to volunteer for, I can be found frequenting many of the fabulous vegan eateries within the greater Philadelphia area, cooking up a storm, hiking/biking/exploring with my beautiful golden retriever, listening to loud evil music, or experiencing the general creative struggles of an artist. As an art historian must, I love to write and I have enjoined contributing to outreach initiatives within my past organizations. I hope that the up-and-coming newsletter will help foster a stronger ArLiSNAP community by improving and simplifying its communication outlets. I look forward to working with the Moderators, Liaisons, and all of you worldwide ArLiSNAPers on this and future projects!

A warm welcome for Stella Südekum, ArLiSNAP’s new Communications Liaison!

Stella will be running a weekly newsletter for ArLiSNAP. Stay tuned for more news!

Stella Südekum

Hello, All! As a blossoming professional in the fields of art and librarianship, I am ecstatic to join the ArLiSNAP community as its communications liaison! I’m in a very transitional point in my life and career, so new projects and changes are as follows: This past May, I finished my BA in Art History with a concentration in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. The first two years of my undergraduate studies were happily spent at Johnson County Community College in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. During my two years of study at UD, I was lucky to work in the Special Collections department of its Morris Library as a student library assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia following my graduation to continue volunteering as a research assistant with the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center and to seek further career development. I plan to begin assisting part-time in front-of-house duties and online marketing at Jules Goldman’s Books and Antiques starting in July, and am eagerly searching for more art and art library career opportunities within my new community (hence my avid fellowship of this very web-page).

 

My interest in art librarianship stems from my love of the cultural heritage of the Ancient Near East, the cradle of language, poetry, and civilization! Studying its written material culture is my passion in art history, and also speaks to my propensity in art conservation for ancient objects, archives, and collection preservation. I have interned at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Winterthur Museum & Library, completed art restoration work with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in parts of Italy, and volunteered with various community arts organizations–such as the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City–and with smaller academic museums–like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

I’m a passionate academic, so when I’m not trying to learn 10 new dead languages or I can’t find a scholarly position to volunteer for, I can be found frequenting many of the fabulous vegan eateries within the greater Philadelphia area, cooking up a storm, hiking/biking/exploring with my beautiful golden retriever, listening to loud evil music, or experiencing the general creative struggles of an artist. As an art historian must, I love to write and I have enjoined contributing to outreach initiatives within my past organizations. I hope that the up-and-coming newsletter will help foster a stronger ArLiSNAP community by improving and simplifying its communication outlets. I look forward to working with the Moderators, Liaisons, and all of you worldwide ArLiSNAPers on this and future projects!

Introducing: Ashley Peterson, ArLiSNAP's New Student Liaison!

 

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Hello all! I am a librarian at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I’ve been in this position since October 2013, and so far it’s been wonderful– exactly the sort of job I envisioned for myself when I first decided to attend library school. Since the position is new, it is a bit of a work-in-progress, though my primary areas of responsibility are in research assistance/instruction and visual resource management. My big summer projects include managing our library’s LibGuides adoption, developing library instruction learning objectives and course content for this fall’s first-year English classes, and getting our VR collection up to snuff in terms of digitization, metadata, and preservation best practices (all based on knowledge gained during my amazing experience at SEI this year!). So, you know. Typical lazy summer stuff. My main passion in librarianship is for learning and teaching about the various literacies (information, visual, media, digital, trans-…), in the service of art history and studio art education.

I have a BA in art history, and I absolutely love the immersion in the local arts community that working at an art school affords. When I’m not working with my fabulous colleagues and our crazy talented students, you’ll usually find me eating a sandwich, drinking something gin-or tequila-based, reading something by Edith Wharton or Hilary Mantel, re-learning how to knit socks, feeling too old at some house show, listening to comedy podcasts, or watching a dark auteur TV series with my husband and cat.

 

Introducing: Ashley Peterson, ArLiSNAP’s New Student Liaison!

 

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Ashley Peterson

 

Hello all! I am a librarian at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I’ve been in this position since October 2013, and so far it’s been wonderful– exactly the sort of job I envisioned for myself when I first decided to attend library school. Since the position is new, it is a bit of a work-in-progress, though my primary areas of responsibility are in research assistance/instruction and visual resource management. My big summer projects include managing our library’s LibGuides adoption, developing library instruction learning objectives and course content for this fall’s first-year English classes, and getting our VR collection up to snuff in terms of digitization, metadata, and preservation best practices (all based on knowledge gained during my amazing experience at SEI this year!). So, you know. Typical lazy summer stuff. My main passion in librarianship is for learning and teaching about the various literacies (information, visual, media, digital, trans-…), in the service of art history and studio art education.

I have a BA in art history, and I absolutely love the immersion in the local arts community that working at an art school affords. When I’m not working with my fabulous colleagues and our crazy talented students, you’ll usually find me eating a sandwich, drinking something gin-or tequila-based, reading something by Edith Wharton or Hilary Mantel, re-learning how to knit socks, feeling too old at some house show, listening to comedy podcasts, or watching a dark auteur TV series with my husband and cat.

 

Meet your new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend!

Rachel Schend

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!