ARLIS/NA Conference Support Tips: Self-Care

The 49th ARLIS/NA Virtual Annual Conference begins tomorrow! While we are all very excited for every speaker, event, session, and panel, it is important to maintain your wellness so you can take advantage of all the conference has to offer. In the below tips, we offer ideas on how to avoid potential mental, physical, and […]

Living Online with Our Libraries

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has eliminated memory and cultural institutions’ ability to offer in-person presentations and programs, many information professionals are spending their time finding new ways to optimize the impact of online presentations and programs. Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History Reference Librarian Michelle Montalbano and Rhode Island School of Design Research and […]

A New Job, A New Degree, and A New Pandemic

By Meg Tohill Ever since I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do when I got older was to help people. The question of how I would do this has continuously meandered along with my career path. With a passion for reading and writing, diving into library science has always been at the back […]

Open Access Resources for the At-Home Art Librarian

In the midst of worldwide quarantines and stay-at-home orders, several scholarly journals, publishers, and databases have made the decision to go “open” (or at least market their existing open resources). My colleague at the Peabody Essex Museum, Print Librarian Catherine Robertson, decided that this would be a great time to compile a list of open […]

Bringing the Visual to Digital Literacies

by Kristina Bush In August, I started working at the University of California, Berkeley as Digital Literacies Librarian. Prior to this position, I worked at the Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Though I wasn’t an art history / library science dual master’s student at UNC, I come from […]

Not Taught in School: Reflections on Publishing for the First Time

Hey there, ArLiSNAP blog readers! It’s been a minute since we had a feature blog post so I thought I’d drum something up for you. Today I wanted to talk about my first experience publishing an article (which is forthcoming). I wrote this a few weeks ago, but put off posting it so as not […]

Apply for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!

Are you a current MLIS student in New England and interested in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage? Now is the time to apply for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship! The New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is now accepting applications for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship. Applications […]

Diary of an early career art librarian: Bullet journaling and the mediation of past, present, and future

Hi ArLiSNAPpers! I presented a poster at this year’s national ARLIS/NA conference titled “Diary of an early career art librarian: Bullet journaling and the mediation of past, present, and future”. Since the topic obviously has a lot to do with the conversations we’re having at ArLiSNAP, and because I know a lot of us can’t […]

Voices from the Field: An Interview with Caitlin McGurk

Caitlin McGurk is the Associate Curator for Engagement & Outreach and Assistant Professor at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She recently curated the exhibition Tell Me a Story Where The Bad Girl Wins: The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund at the BICLM that closed […]