ACRL Arts and Visual Literacy Opportunities

Opportunities for those interested in contributing to ACRL arts-related groups… ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force (post-) ALA Midwinter virtual open meeting Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Time: 11:30-1:00 PST/2:30-4:00 EST Register here: (please note there are three IRIG meetings listed; please select the 2/16/2011 VLTF meeting) Please join the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards […]

ACRL 2011 Scholarships

ACRL 2011 scholarship categories are: Librarian Scholarships – provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience to update their skills and knowledge Library Support Staff Scholarships – provide opportunities for library support staff to attend the premier event for academic and research libraries Library School Student Scholarships – provide opportunities for library school students […]

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chat on VRCs and Academic Libraries: Friday, April 16

ARLIS/NA Lunchtime chat: “Visual Resource Centers and Academic Libraries: Shall the twain meet?” April 16, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern Moderators: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns and Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota This chat is a lead-up to an in-person discussion at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at […]

“Newbie Dispatches”: podcasts via ACRL Residency Interest Group

The ACRL Residency Interest Group has launched a new podcast series called the “Newbie Dispatches.”  It is a set of ‘casts on a variety of topics of interest to current library school students, recent graduates, early career librarians, and former and current library residents. The first podcast is on publishing a manuscript for the first […]

libraries and e-books

Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t […]

Do we need all those databases that librarians love?

I am being asked daily if we want to renew databases that in the past it would have been unthinkable to cancel.  Now, since I do most all of my own research on medieval pottery in Google et al., I tend to be discerning.  For instance, what do you all think about finding auction sale […]

transforming libraries

The latest issue of Library Journal featured an article about Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s proposal to eliminate the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries. This would involve transferring most Library of Michigan functions to the Department of Education, abolishing the position of State Librarian, and downgrading library services, such as circulation and interlibrary loan – […]

distance education and libraries

Among my many fun, summer projects this year is the task of creating online tutorials for distance education students. After reviewing the ACRL’s standards and guidelines for distance learning library services  (for more info see: I feel inspired to begin this project…and I’d like to discuss it with my fellow librarians! Have you created […]

Emerging job trends: Digital Archivists

Thought this article published in this past Saturday’s NY Times might be of interest to folk: Digital Archivists, Now in Demand WHEN the world entered the digital age, a great majority of human historical records did not immediately make the trip. As preservation officer at U.C.L.A., Jacob Nadal safeguards materials (digital and analog) in its […]

Arts Librarian (Access Services) – Yale University

Essential Duties Planning, monitoring and evaluating access services (for all hours the library is open) including: access desk information services, circulation, document & Library Shelving Facility materials delivery, interlibrary loan, electronic and print course reserves, stack maintenance, security and facilities maintenance, and the Arts Library website. Fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work-environment and facilitating […]