A warm welcome for Marsha Taichman and Jenna Dufour, ArLiSNAP's new Conference Planning Liaisons!

Marsha and Jenna will be helping us in our future conference planning endeavors. Welcome to the team!

Marscha Taichman

Marsha Taichman is the Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. She works with faculty, staff and students on general reference and with their print and digital image needs. Before moving to upstate New York, she worked in Montreal at academic and public libraries, art galleries and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has an MA in Art History from Concordia University and an MLIS from McGill University.

 

Jenna Dufour

 

Hi! I’m Jenna. I am in the messy midst of building a career as an art librarian. Currently, I am enrolled in the MLIS program for January 2015 at UBC and I’m incredibly excited to pursue a program that’ll help fulfill my career goals while being surrounded by beaches, ocean and mountains.
 
I earned a BA (Hons.) with distinction in Art History from Carleton University in 2013. While studying for my degree, I worked part-time in the Reference Services department at Carleton’s library and loved it, which facilitated a desire to learn more about librarianship. I enrolled in two practicums during my degree to compliment my passion for art history and interest in librarianship: one with the art history subject librarian at Carleton University’s library, and the other at the National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives. These placements affirmed my vocation, and I’m really grateful for the time each institution took to take me on as an intern.
 
After graduating, I spent three months in England and Europe reveling in the beauty and charm of historic old libraries in places like Oxford, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and London. Making connections between the way that libraries run in Canada and across the pond was a great experience for me. After arriving back to Canada, I was fortunate to land a contract at the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives for six-months at the Banff Centre, which has been really great in terms of learning more about art librarianship, and even working with Artists’ Books.  I am really looking forward to being part of the ArLiSNAP community and meeting other aspiring art librarians.

A warm welcome for Marsha Taichman and Jenna Dufour, ArLiSNAP’s new Conference Planning Liaisons!

Marsha and Jenna will be helping us in our future conference planning endeavors. Welcome to the team!

Marscha Taichman

Marsha Taichman is the Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. She works with faculty, staff and students on general reference and with their print and digital image needs. Before moving to upstate New York, she worked in Montreal at academic and public libraries, art galleries and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has an MA in Art History from Concordia University and an MLIS from McGill University.

 

Jenna Dufour

 

Hi! I’m Jenna. I am in the messy midst of building a career as an art librarian. Currently, I am enrolled in the MLIS program for January 2015 at UBC and I’m incredibly excited to pursue a program that’ll help fulfill my career goals while being surrounded by beaches, ocean and mountains.
 
I earned a BA (Hons.) with distinction in Art History from Carleton University in 2013. While studying for my degree, I worked part-time in the Reference Services department at Carleton’s library and loved it, which facilitated a desire to learn more about librarianship. I enrolled in two practicums during my degree to compliment my passion for art history and interest in librarianship: one with the art history subject librarian at Carleton University’s library, and the other at the National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives. These placements affirmed my vocation, and I’m really grateful for the time each institution took to take me on as an intern.
 
After graduating, I spent three months in England and Europe reveling in the beauty and charm of historic old libraries in places like Oxford, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and London. Making connections between the way that libraries run in Canada and across the pond was a great experience for me. After arriving back to Canada, I was fortunate to land a contract at the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives for six-months at the Banff Centre, which has been really great in terms of learning more about art librarianship, and even working with Artists’ Books.  I am really looking forward to being part of the ArLiSNAP community and meeting other aspiring art librarians.

Newsletter 004

 

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The new issue of the ArLiSNAP Newsletter is here once again to catch you up on all the news and posts from the last week!

Receive our newsletter in your inbox every Monday simply by subscribing via the link below. Nominate yourself or an associate to be highlighted; keep up with ARLIS news and exhibits from around the world; jot down important events and upcoming deadlines; say your piece in one of the ArLiSNAP discussions; or view and apply for jobs you might have missed. Thanks for reading!

Newsletter 004: July 28-Aug. 3, 2014

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Chapter News: ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter, Summer 2014

*please excuse cross-postings*

 Summer 2014 ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter

I’m pleased to report that the summer 2014 issue of the Midstates Newsletter is now available.
http://midstates.arlisna.org/MidNewsSummer2014.pdf

In this issue you’ll find:

– Letter from the Chair by Leigh Gates
– Living His Story Exhibition at Milner Library, Illinois State University by Kathleen Lonbom
– ARLIS/NA Midstates Bunce Travel Award Report by Amanda Meeks
– From the ARLIS/NA Chapters Liaison by Sarah Sherman
– New ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Officers
– ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Financial Report by Melanie Emerson
– Member News

Thanks to all the contributors for making this another great issue!

-Amy

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Amy Trendler
University Libraries…A destination for research, learning, and friends
Architecture Librarian
Ball State University       765-285-5858
Muncie, IN 47306         aetrendler@bsu.edu

Newsletter 003

 

newsletter 003

The new issue of the ArLiSNAP Newsletter is here once again to catch you up on all the news and posts from the last week!

Receive our newsletter in your inbox every Monday simply by subscribing via the link below. Nominate yourself or an associate to be highlighted; keep up with ARLIS news and exhibits from around the world; jot down important events and upcoming deadlines; say your piece in one of the ArLiSNAP discussions; or view and apply for jobs you might have missed. Thanks for reading!

Newsletter 003: July 21-27, 2014

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Newsletter 002

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A new week begins, bringing with it a new issue of the ArLiSNAP Newsletter!

Receive all ArLiSNAP news and posts from the past week in your inbox every Monday simply by subscribing via the link below. Nominate yourself or a friend to be highlighted; keep up with ARLIS news and exhibits from around the world; jot down important events and upcoming deadlines; say your piece in one of the ArLiSNAP discussions; or view and apply for jobs you might have missed. Thanks for the support and keep the suggestions coming!

Newsletter 002: July 14-20, 2014

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Newsletter 001!

 

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The first edition of the ArLiSNAP newsletter is finally out!

This online newsletter will serve you, our readers, by consolidating job postings, informational posts, and discussion posts from the past week into a simple format that’s easy on the eyes. Additionally, it also provides you with some of this week’s ARLIS news from around the world. You can stay updated on upcoming ARLIS and related events and deadlines; view and nominate the ArLiSNAP member of the week; as well as provide feedback on these and other developments and services. Subscribe below to receive this email every Monday. This being the first issue, you can view it here now.

Newsletter 001: July 7-14, 2014

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Meet your new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend!

Rachel Schend

Hi everyone! I am very happy to accept the ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator position for the 2014-2016 term and am excited to get to work.

I am currently a second year graduate student pursuing a dual Art History/MLS degree from Indiana University, where I also received my B.A. in Art History. I have a variety of jobs on campus including a Graduate Assistantship at the IU Art Museum with the Curator of Education and a Graduate Supervisor position at the Fine Arts Library on campus. This summer, I will be starting a position at the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab.  I am president of IU’s Society of Art Librarianship Students and treasurer of the Art History Association. Some of my interests in art librarianship include the preservation of materials, visual literacy, and library instruction.

As I begin my term, I would love to see more engagement in career development for students such as resumé reviews and Reddit-style AMA’s by current art librarians. I would also love to hear about projects that members of the group want to see implemented. Thank you all for voting and I look forward to working with you for the next two years!

A warm welcome for our new Canadian Liaison, Allana Mayer!

Allana will be working to improve our coverage of Canadian opportunities, including job postings and art librarianship news from across Canada.

Allana Mayer

 

I’m currently completing my MLIS at McGill in Montreal, after an undergrad in cultural theory and digital art. I’ve worked hard to tailor my education towards art and media archiving and librarianship: my academic research and work experience so far has centred around digital preservation and metadata of artistic and cultural objects, photographic authenticity and access, open access and open content for the GLAM community, digital asset management and information architecture, and copyright and fair use. I hope to enter the workforce as a digital preservation, copyright, or metadata specialist. I am excited about moving back to Toronto and joining my local ARLIS/NA chapter there; I have also written for ARLIS/NA Reviews, and will (hopefully!) soon be published in ARLIS/NA Multimedia and Technology Reviews.

Outside of ARLIS/NA, I am also a member of the Museum Computer Network (which is another amazing group you should all belong to, if you care about digitization, open-access, exhibit design and technology …. ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (who are letting me speak this summer about “rogue archiving”), and the Special Libraries Association (who let me speak last year about hosting orphaned photography collections online).

I’m happy to represent Canadian professionals and students, as information on Canadian arts librarianship is extremely hard to find. It’s tough out there for a Canuck, and I’d like to make it easier.

Are you interested in volunteering with ArLiSNAP? Contact Co-Moderator Ellen Tisdale about the opportunities we have to get involved!

Chapter News: ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2014 Executive Committee

The Northwest Chapter of ARLIS/NA has just announced their executive committee for 2014:

  • Chair: Suzanne Rackover, Managing Librarian, Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, The Banff Centre
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Traci Timmons, Librarian, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library, Seattle Art Museum
  • Treasurer: D. Vanessa Kam, Acting Head Librarian, Music + Art + Architecture, University of British Columbia Library
  • Secretary: Bronwyn Dorhofer, Access Services and Outreach Librarian, University of Oregon Portland Library & Learning Commons

Statements and Biographies from the candidates/committee members:

Traci Timmons:

The loss or combination of jobs, the financial crises, and general feeling of low morale among colleagues in our field have resulted in low membership, low turnout and lack of involvement for many ARLIS/NA chapters, including ours. I feel motivated to help change things and make our chapter as strong as it can be. In addition to overseeing the general business of the chapter, if elected to the position of Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, I hope to focus on: creating and fostering initiatives to build membership, building excitement for the 2016 joint conference in Seattle, and, importantly, strengthening our online presence by revamping our website and encouraging better use of social media for the chapter.

I have been a past Secretary of the Northwest Chapter and currently serve on two committees for ARLIS/NA. I have been the head librarian at the Seattle Art Museum for 10 years and am responsible for all duties: cataloguing, reference, volunteer management, archives management, acquisitions, collection development and more. Prior to that, I held positions at the Polk Museum of Art, the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida. I have worked in academic libraries in Special Collections and art department visual resource centers. I have also worked in corporate library settings. I have a track record of successful project and organizational management. I believe my ARLIS/NA experience at the local and organizational level, my professional experience, and my want to enact change make me a solid candidate for the position.

D. Vanessa Kam:

D. Vanessa Kam is Acting Head of Music, Art and Architecture, University of British Columbia Library in Vancouver, where she has been employed since 2005.  She has been a member of ARLIS/NA since 2000 and the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter since 2006. From 2009-2011, she served on the ARLIS/NA Executive as Chapters Liaison.  Although she has never served as a Treasurer, she feels capable and looks forward to serving the Chapter in this capacity. From her vantage point in Canada, she is well positioned to inherit these duties from her Canadian predecessor.

Bronwyn Dorhofer

I’m the Access Services and Outreach Librarian for the University of Oregon Portland Library and Learning Commons; a satellite campus based in an historic neighborhood (Old Town Chinatown) of Portland, OR. Our Library serves patrons working in the spheres of Architecture, Digital Art, Product Design, Journalism, Business and Law. I’ve only been in my position for about a year, but would love to have greater opportunity to contribute to the profession and to remain involved with ARLIS/NA. Pasadena was my first conference and I greatly valued the opportunity to connect and work with like-minded individuals. My professional interests are in Art and Visual Resources Librarianship, Public and Access Services, Information Literacy and Outreach.

Congrats to the newly appointed Executive Committee!