Tips For the Non-Art Librarian (or Notes From the Field)

This post is in the vein of the Hack Your Art Librarianship Program series from awhile back, but has been tailored to reflect what some people may be experiencing professionally–working in a library but not an art library or as an art librarian.  My ultimate career goal is to work as an art librarian. Even […]

Curator, Books at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Job identification Job Title: Curator, Books Division: Collection Immediate superior: Associate Director, Collection Status: Permanent, full time (35hrs/week) Posting period: April 17 to May 16, 2018 Job entry: June 2018 Job Summary The key responsibilities of this job are to develop a coherent long term strategy for library acquisitions that relates to the curatorial direction […]

Training Student Reference Assistants in the Academic Art Library: Tips for New Supervisors

With an abundance of paraprofessional and professional positions in art librarianship requiring supervisory responsibilities, newly graduated librarians may find themselves navigating the confusing territory of “recent former student supervising students.” Especially in academic art libraries, professional and paraprofessional staff must be responsible for cataloging, reference, outreach, and collection development, and thus try to maximize their […]

Canadian Librarians Spotlight: An Interview with Daniel Payne

What is the name of the employer/institution you work for? The Dorothy H. Hoover Library, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the field of (art) librarianship? I have a Bachelor of Education and a Master’s degree in musicology, […]

Acquisitions Librarian/Bibliothécaire, Acquisitions – Canadian Centre for Architecture/Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal, Quebec

Job identification Job Title: Acquisitions Librarian Division: Collection Immediate superior: Associate Director, Collection Status: Permanent, full time (35hrs/week) Posting period: September 29 to October 20, 2017 Job entry: November 2017 Job Summary The key responsibilities of this job are to develop a coherent long term strategy for library acquisitions that relates to the curatorial direction and other Collection acquisitions. The incumbent […]

Conference travel: Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award recognizes excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. The deadline for submission isn’t until mid-November. Next year’s winning paper, however, will most likely be written this spring or summer, which means now is the time to think about the award. By gearing your graduate student project toward a […]

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference

Proposal deadline has been extended, please submit via this link by Friday, April 8th ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this May! The conference, Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives, will take place at […]