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).

 

Back to School 2015: Welcome to the new ArLiSNAP!

Fresh new look, same great resource!

(Don’t forget to update your bookmarks and etc. from arlisnap.org to arlisnap.arlisna.org – or just follow us on Twitter or Facebook instead.)

Last year we compiled some of our best advice and discussion articles for students embarking on their first or second years of their MLISes. Rather than recap that, I’ll just add some of the new great stuff we’ve published in the past year:

Courtney Baron rejoined our editorial team with a great feature on how to turn your degree toward a Visual Resources focus.

Hannah Marshall tackled visual arts research data management, an emerging field you might be interested in.

Similarly, Sarah Seymore explored some of the questions around digital stewardship for art librarians.

I went in another direction, discussing the meeting points of art and law.

We profiled a ton of new and established practitioners in our field:
Mackenzie Salisbury, Sheila Cork, Ashley Peterson, Lindsey Reynolds, Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore, Kim Collins, and Claire Kennedy.

I ran a rather wordy three-part story about publishing my first peer-reviewed article.

I also wrote some thoughts six months after I graduated, about what has been sustaining me in the field. It’s never too early to think about what you’ll be doing after graduating!

It’s also never too early to think about joining ArLiSNAP as a volunteer….

Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP feature post writer, Madelynn Dickerson!

m_dickersonHello! I am originally from Southern California and I work at the Pearson Library California Lutheran University as the information specialist overseeing reference services and serve as subject specialist for the visual arts, among other subjects. I also teach art history as adjunct faculty in the Art Department. I have a Master’s degree in art history

from the University of Edinburgh and I taught art history and composition courses at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before coming back home to California a few years ago. I am currently a student in the MLIS program at San Jose State University.

I have a broad range of interests in art librarianship, including collection development, special collections, and the library as a facilitator for creative scholarship. I recently collaborated with two artist/poets on VESSEL: Text (Re)Accessioned, an erasure poetry project using deselected library material.  I love teaching and really digging into research.

I’m very excited to be sharing ideas with everyone as a writer at ArLiSNAP!

Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Social Media Liaison, Ralph Baylor!

2014-11-21 15.59.04ArLiSNAP is a great community of new professionals and students, when I saw the opportunity to join in the conversation as the Social Media Liaison, I had to take it.  I am a recent graduate of Pratt Institute where I earned my MLIS and Masters in Art History.  I am currently the Assistant Librarian for Public Services at the Frick Art Reference Library.  There I oversee the Library’s Interlibrary Loan services and assist researchers at the Reference Desk.  In addition I moonlight as the Collections Manager for the Center for Book Arts, where I am the librarian/registrar of The Center’s permanent collection of about 3,000 artist’s books and fine prints.  I am passionate about Reference Services in Museum and Academic Libraries and the potential of web applications to assist in Humanities research.

As the Social Media Liasion I look forward to reaching out to the active community of ArLiSNAP-ers. Expect to find me facilitating on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and the other channels ArLiSNAP has a presence in (but not Secret — too soon?)! Lets share networking stories, the post-graduation job hunt, advice, and worries.

If you run into me on the New York City subway you’ll see that I love to read science-ficition (hard sci-fi, cyberpunk, nano-punk), always with a large cup of coffee in my hand. I am also an avid runner and participate is 4 or 5 half-marathons a year.

Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Chapter Liaison, Melissa Coulston!

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Hello ArLiSNAP! I am an MLIS student at the University of South Carolina and an employee in the library at USC Upstate. I’ve lived in the Upstate for two and a half years, but I am originally from Kentucky. While in Kentucky, I completed a master’s in Art History, a bachelor’s in Classics, and worked in the main library at the University of Kentucky. Between the Latin I studied and my semester abroad in Perugia, it was basically a given that I would study art of the Italian Renaissance for my MA. My thesis was about the Sistine Chapel altarpiece that was destroyed for Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, which in turn involved a lot of papal, Reformation, and Marian history. It was so much fun to research and write. Although I am only halfway through the MLIS program, I already know that I am very interested in art librarianship, visual literacy, digital preservation, and visual resource management. I’m excited for this opportunity to get more involved with ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA as the new Chapter Liaison.

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

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.


Chapter Liaison

This liaison keeps the blog updated with news and opportunities from the ARLIS/NA Chapters. They also reach out to the chapters on behalf of ArLiSNAP when necessary.


Social Media Liaison

This role involves engaging readers through our various social media accounts, encouraging and moderating discussions on Facebook and Twitter. Their role is to promote the most recent discussion, and explore different ways of interacting with members, such as Twitter chats and collaborative Pinterest boards. This liaison will be expected to contribute on an approximately weekly basis.

Contact Rachel (rkschend(at)gmail(dot)com) or Tiffany (tsaulter2(at)gmail(dot)com) for more information!

Meet your new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Tiffany Saulter!

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Hi, I’m Tiffany and I am very excited and happy to accept the ArLiSNAP co-moderator position for the 2015-2017 term. I really enjoyed meeting a number of ArLiSNAP members at the Fort Worth ARLIS conference and look forward to meeting more of you.

I am originally from South Florida and am currently a Pauline A. Young Resident and Affiliate Assistant Librarian at the University of Delaware in the Manuscripts and Archives department, working on creating fuller descriptions for the large number of legacy materials/items that make up our collections as well as digitizing many of these same materials. I am also involved in the Delaware Valley digital humanities community through PhillyDH. I have a B.A. in Digital Art from Stetson University and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Miami, with a focus on video and film art. I received my MLIS degree from Indiana University.

I have a fervent love for pop culture and media/television in general and can often be found making random pop culture references that no one gets.I look forward to serving as co-moderator in the coming two years and meeting and working with more of you. Please feel free to contact me at tsaulter2@gmail.com with any comments, questions or ideas.

ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting at ARLIS2015

We’ve prepared an agenda for the ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting at the ARLIS/NA conference next Saturday. Have a look at the agenda here, and feel free to comment with any ideas you’d like to discuss!

Reminder: the polls are still open for the ArLiSNAP 2015-2017 Co-Moderator Election until the end of day on Wednesday March 18th. Vote for your favorite candidate here!