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 […]

Voices from the Field: An Interview with Jamie Vander Broek

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and your current position? What drew you to this position and art librarianship in general? I’m currently the Librarian for Art & Design and the Manager of the Arts Group at the University of Michigan Library. My role is a combination of a traditional subject […]

Being staff, student, & (aspiring) librarian

I apologize in advance if this post is a bit rambling… it’s an attempt to to put pen to paper (or rather keyboard to computer) regarding thoughts that have been swirling in my head since graduating with my MLIS this past December. I finally have the time and space to reflect on this experiences and […]

Reflections on Relocation: Insight From Personal Experience

Hello, ArLiSNAP blog readers! It has been a really interesting year in my personal career life, and I thought some of you may appreciate reflections on my journey to art librarianship. Just about two weeks ago, I began working as the Art & Design Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries. My family and I […]

Hack Your Art Librarianship Program: Wayne State University

I recently graduated from the Master of Library and Information Science program at Wayne State University’s (WSU) School of Information Science. I didn’t tailor my classes and coursework to follow a distinct art librarianship path, but the program offers a lot of flexibility for motivated students.  The MLIS program at WSU has six required courses […]