At the Airport – Libraries and Museums in Unexpected Places

The San Francisco airport is home to the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum.  The museum and library are “dedicated to commercial aviation and San Francisco International Airport’s role as the ‘Gateway to the Pacific.’” Over 6,000 books and periodicals have already been catalogued in the library. The museum […]

ARLIS/NE career panel podcast

On July 17th Panopticon (the Simmons GSLIS art library interest group) and ARLIS/NE co-hosted a career panel at Simmons. 38 graduate students and art library enthusiasts came on a beautiful summer evening to hear five librarians talk about their career paths in art librarianship and offer advice to those just entering the profession. I’d like […]

Cultural Informatics Lab and Dual Degree Program at Pratt SILS

Dear ARLIS members, At Pratt-SILS our dual-degree program with Pratt’s History of Art Department is designed to meet 21st century challenges of art librarianship in the digital age and to prepare our students to be active participants in designing the art information landscape landscape of the future. With our new cultural informatics lab coming online […]

Library Salary Database

Graduating students: There is a new resource, the Library Salary Database, which can help you in your job search. The Library Salary Database includes aggregated data from 10,631 actual salaries for six librarian positions in 1053 public and academic libraries. This source is available until the end of June for only $30 for a 30+ […]

On the Heels of the Atlanta Conference

Having just returned from the ARLIS/NA conference in Atlanta (which was tons of fun), I thought our group could chat a bit more about future possibilities for ARLIS/NA annual conferences. I read blogswithoutalibrary, and just got around to Amanda’s conference ideas photoessay. The ideas she shares are incredibly cool – some would work well for […]

Summary of Backpack to Briefcase: Life after Library School

Backpack to Briefcase: Life after Library School. Sarah Carter Moderator Introduced the session saying this session was born from the conference last year at Banff, and envisioned something that would help students, and new professionals jumpstart their role in ARLIS.

ALA Conference and Career Mentoring

Are you going to the ALA conference in D.C. this year?  If so, there are 4 more days to sign up for the Conference Mentoring program.  Applications received after May 6th “will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee.” If you can’t […]

Session Update from Atlanta: Going Outside, Coming in from the Cold

Going Outside, Coming in from the Cold: Outsourcing, Moonlighting, and Consulting Carol Rusk, Whitney Museum of American Art Eric Wolf, New York School of Interior Design Margot Keuper, Duncan Systems Specialists, Inc.

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

I am a reviewer for Reference Books Bulletin, and just finished reviewing Encyclopedia of Health and Aging. It is a pre-print manuscript, so it needs to be bound, but would be good for a college that has a medical program ($150 retail). Any takers? Please e-mail me… first come first serve. Kristen Mastel at

Sign Up for the ARLIS/NA Year-long Mentoring Program

The Professional Development Committee of ARLIS/NA is at it again – the year-long mentoring program is available for all members.  Read below for a description of the mandatory conference workshop which kicks off the program, and then Sign Up Here! The ARLIS/NA year-long Mentoring Program will commence with a free workshop at the Atlanta conference […]