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 […]

ArLiSNAP Volunteer Positions Available!

Are you a student or new professional looking for opportunities to get involved in conversations around art librarianship? We are excited to announce a number of open ArLiSNAP volunteer positions to help you do just that! The Co-Moderators would like to thank those who served in these roles previously, and look forward to getting interest […]

Voices from the Field: An Interview with Kai Alexis Smith

This week, we are featuring an interview with Kai Alexis Smith, Architecture and Design Librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries. Kai Alexis Smith is also Vice Moderator of the Architecture section of ARLIS/NA and will step into the Moderator position at the St. Louis Annual Conference. She is an active leader in grant/research initiatives, […]

Welcome Our New ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Alex O’Keefe!

Please join me in welcoming our new Co-Moderator for 2019-2021, Alex O’Keefe! Hi ArLiSNAPpers! To say I’m excited to serve as your co-moderator for the 2019-21 term is truly an understatement. I have been volunteering with ArLiSNAP since spring 2017 as the United States Chapter Liaison. Over time I was fortunate enough to collaborate with […]

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 […]

Using an LMS for Staff Training

I’m currently in a round of hiring student staff for our reference service this Spring/Summer, and consequently thinking about the training of this soon-to-be hired new staff, so I wanted to piggyback on a blogpost Sarah Bilotta wrote some months back on training student reference assistants. Last summer I worked on an overhaul and redesign […]

2019-2021 ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Candidates!

Please vote for our new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator for 2019-2021 via Google Form by April 21st. The candidates are as follows: Alex O’Keefe K. Sarah Ostrach You can learn more about each candidate from their short answers below: Alex O’Keefe, 2018-2019 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Robert B. Haas Arts Library, Yale University Tell us a little […]

Report Back from ARLIS/NA 2019: Two First-Timers Share Their Thoughts

Greetings ArLiSNAP-ers! Many of us volunteers are back at work after attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. A few of us were first-timers, and Courtney and Autumn got to thinking that some reflections might be useful or interesting to those students or new professionals who haven’t had the chance to attend […]

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 […]