The Makeup Question

For those of you in the New York area, you may be aware that the above question has been circulating amongst the librarian crowd for the past month. It all started when METRO, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (a great resource for librarians in and around New York City), posted this article. In it, […]

What I've learned since I graduated.

As of this writing, it’s been just about six months since my degree was awarded. I handed in my last coursework at the end of August 2014, and did some nail-biting while my thesis was graded. But I didn’t actually see my physical degree, framed and signed and in all its majesty, until last week, […]

Conversation with Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore of The Library as Incubator Project (Part 2)

In this second part of my interview Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore of The Library as Incubator Project we talk about makerspaces and more. Tell me about your involvement with makerspaces and the class that you teach on the subject. Laura: We came to the conversation about maker spaces pretty early on, and I would […]

Conversation with Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore of The Library as Incubator Project (Part 1)

Erinn Paige (left) and Laura Damon-Moore (right) are at the helm of The Library as Incubator Project. I recently talked with them about LAIP and their other endeavors. What is Library As Incubator Project and what motivated you to embark on this adventure? Laura: At this point, the Library as Incubator Project is a multifaceted […]

A Success Story: An Interview with Lindsey Reynolds

Lindsey Reynolds is the new(ish) Art Librarian at the Birmingham Museum of Art, in Birmingham, Alabama (http://www.artsbma.org). She’s graciously agreed to answer some questions for us here at ArLiSNAP. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and your current position? I got my MLIS degree from the University of Alabama in December […]

Profile: Sheila Cork, Art Librarian at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Name: Sheila Cork Job: Art Librarian at the New Orleans Museum of Art Walking into the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), one would hardly know that beneath the beautiful marble and tiled floor there is a Special Library, the Felix J. Dreyfous library to be exact. A set of inconspicuous doors lead the visitor […]

Survey Says

The Library Journal 2014 salary survey results are out. There are several parts to the article, including a generic presentation of the data. There’s no breakdown by the type of materials the respondents work with, but there is categorization by position type (reference, instruction, metadata, etc.) and by institution type (public, academic, etc.). Personally, I […]

September 22nd: #SLAtalk goes back to school

http://librarysherpa.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/slatalk_22sept2014/ #SLAtalk: Live and Learn! Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi   It’s the “Back to School” edition of #SLAtalk! Whether you are currently a library school student or an experienced info pro, continuing education and professional development are crucial for a successful career. […]

Free LLAMA Webinar Presents Interviewing Tips to Get a Job

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Interviewing Tips to Get a Job” on Wed., April 9, 2014, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Central Time).  This free webinar will help prepare participants for interviewing and offer insight into the interviewing process from the employer’s viewpoint.  It will include examples of interviewing behavior […]

ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program Deadline March 3

Calling all prospective mentors and mentees for the ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program! This yearlong program begins with a workshop at the Washington, DC conference and continues until the 2015 Fort Worth conference. Our program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and contributes to the wonderful bonds of cordial collegiality […]