Alt Career Spotlight: Kristine Heid-Santiago, Image Content Manager at ARTSTOR

This series of interviews will feature individuals who have received their MLIS/MSIS, but do not currently hold positions solely dedicated to art librarianship. Some may work in libraries and have an interest or duties related to art librarianship, while others use their information science skills in fields outside of the traditional library setting. What is […]

Canadian Librarians Spotlight: An Interview with Mark Black

What is the name of the employer/institution you work for? Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the field of (art) librarianship? I’m currently the manager of the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at Banff Centre. I […]

A Success Story: An Interview with Kraig Binkowski, Chief Librarian of the Reference Collection at the Yale Center for British Art

Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the field of art librarianship? I went to undergraduate school in Detroit, at Wayne State University where I majored in fine arts – printmaking. From there I went to Ohio State University for an MFA degree in […]

Conversation with Claire Kennedy: Librarians in the Art Studio

Following her thought-provoking talk at ARLIS, “Artist in the Library: A Case Study”, in which she touched on the underexplored applications of LIS training in a studio environment, we wanted to follow up with Claire Kennedy, formerly the Librarian and Archivist for John Baldessari, to discuss further. First, can you briefly discuss your current position […]

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 […]