Join the ArLiSNAP Team – Liaison Positions Available!

ArLiSNAP is looking for members who are interested in helping our little community grow stronger than ever. Getting involved in ArLiSNAP is a great way to show your dedication to the field of art librarianship! Liaisons all play essential roles in our group, and have the opportunity to network and support their fellow members. Below are some of the ways in which you can help out.

(You can find the whole list of positions here, or on the right sidebar.)

Feature Post Writer – One Position Available

Our team of writers contribute posts on topics relevant to the field of art librarianship. These include posts exploring current hot topics, interviews, success stories, and more. Potential discussion topics might relate to art & design, copyright, education, and other subjects that can spark a conversation.

Communications Liaison

This volunteer is  responsible for running a weekly ArLiSNAP newsletter via mailchimp. The newsletter consists of a brief digest of the blog posts from that week, highlighting the current discussion topic. The volunteer must be willing to make a weekly commitment to this position.

Conference Liaison

This liaison will help organize our future conference planning endeavors. ArLiSNAP holds several events at every annual ARLIS/NA conference. We also organize a mid-year webinar for art librarianship students.

Contact Courtney (courtneylbaron(at)gmail(dot)com) and Breanne (becrumpton(at)gmail(dot)com) for more information!

Please welcome your new Feature Post Writer, Anna Van Someren!

I am so excited to start contributing to ArLiSNAP as a Feature Post Writer! I’m graduating with my MLIS from Simmons College this May with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Informatics. I feel really lucky to have found this community for students and new professionals in the field as I navigate my way in this new career. I started out as a video artist, and worked as a digital video editor after receiving my MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I’ve been a youth worker, after-school program coordinator, and an adjunct professor. More recently I spent 5 years at MIT as an academic project manager for research initiatives in new media and digital humanities.

At my first library job, I was really surprised at how much I love working the reference desk! Right now I’m working at the Boston Public Library in the print department, helping to inventory their art collection – it’s a dream job, discovering and describing original works of art! I also work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a Contemporary Art Collections Metadata and Data Documentation intern.

In my spare time, I read wildly esoteric spiritual books, try to fit in a yoga class here and there, and do community organizing for immigrant and refugee rights.

Annual Conference: ArLiSNAP events at ARLIS/NA 2017

Hi ArLiSNAPpers!

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Please join ArLiSNAP for our three upcoming events during the annual conference. On Monday, February 6, from 8-12, the ArLiSNAP Career Development Workshop will provide meaningful discussions for students and new professionals looking to break into the field of art librarianship.

The ArLiSNAP annual meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 8 am, highlighting our goals and activities from last year and discussing our plans for the upcoming year.

Also, join ArLiSNAP for our annual ArLiSNAP Night Out on Tuesday, February 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Night Out is an informal networking event for students and new professionals. This year we are meeting at Barcadia, a few blocks from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, for a little side of Tuesday night trivia with our networking. Drop in for a few minutes or stay all night!

Hope to see you there and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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!

Please welcome your new Student Liaison, Amanda Leftwich!

3207_525413680165_2022509_n (1)Hello ArLiSNAP, I’m Amanda! Currently, I am a MSLS candidate at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I’m excited and honored to volunteer for the ArLiSNAP Student Liaison position for the 2016-2017 term.

I am currently the Library Assistant for Reader Services at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I also work part-time at Glenolden Library in Delaware County. Both positions focus on outreach, reference, and strong communication with the public. I earned a B.A. in Art History from Arcadia University. After graduation, I spent two years in Southeastern China as an English teacher.

I look forward to communicating with the ArLiSNAP community, as well as the student population. My goal is to foster a relationship between student and professional librarianship. Please contact me for any advice, stories, and moral support.

ArLiSNAP / VREPS Virtual Conference: CFP Deadline Extended to April 8th!

ArLiSNAP and VREPS are co-hosting a virtual conference on May 21st, 2016. See our original call for proposals here:

http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/2016/03/call-for-proposals-arlisnapvreps-virtual-conference/

Our deadline for submissions has been moved to April 8th!

We are especially interested in hearing from students and new professionals, about any projects or research areas related to librarianship, art history, digital humanities, or the organization of information.

This is a great opportunity to share the results of a practicum, capstone project, or term paper, or to talk about an initiative at work.

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 Saturday, May 21, 2016. 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.

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference

ARLISNAP Conference 2016

Proposal deadline has been extended, please submit via this link by Friday, April 8th

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, Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives, will take place at 12pm CST May 21, 2016. 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 Sara Rubinow. Sara is a Metadata Specialist in the Metadata Services Unit of NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library’s digital innovation unit. Prior to NYPL, Sara worked on projects involving the collections database, digital initiatives, and printed matter at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Sara 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.

 

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 digital projects and initiatives. Have you been working on a project using technology in a new way? Do you have thoughts to share on topics such as metadata and visual resources, copyright and the arts, digital collections, or visual literacy? Would you like to share your work with the ARLIS and VRA communities? 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 Saturday, May 21, 2016. 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 Friday, April 1st.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Breanne Crumpton, ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaison, at becrumpton [at] gmail [dot] com.

The ARLIS/NA Learning Portal is now Open Access!

The ARLIS/NA Learning Portal holds recordings of webinars and conference sessions, and other great resources created by the organization.

And as of last week, it’s no longer members-only! That’s great news for students, aspiring art librarians, and people who can’t afford memberships (or travel to annual conferences).

The news item is here, which has instructions on how to create your free account to access the Portal’s content (including our own Virtual Conference from earlier this year!).

(In writing this I discovered that we don’t have a post category for “Free Stuff” — what do you think? Would this be useful?)

Please welcome your new Conference Planning Liaison, Breanne Crumpton!

BreanneCrumptonProfileHello Fellow Art Librarians and Aspiring Art Librarians. I am currently the GlaxoSmithKline fellow for the reference library at the North Carolina Museum of Art through the end of next May. I graduated this past May (2015) with my MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration with a double major in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

I have numerous experiences with a variety of cultural institutions. I worked at UNC’s Music Library for three years during my undergraduate and have volunteered at many locations including the High Point Museum, UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives, and Greenhill, an art gallery in downtown Greensboro.

My interests in art librarianship lies with advocacy (especially for art museum libraries), making connections between libraries and the artist community, as well as encouraging art and artist professional development in other library spaces (such as academic and public libraries). I am looking forward to being the new Conference Planning Liaison because I feel there are a lot of interesting and valuable projects continuously going on across the country and the opportunity to share these ideas and gain feedback is paramount. I look forward to working with everyone and thank you for this opportunity!