Digital Art Preservation: An annotated bibliography

This past Fall, I took a course in my MLIS program (Wayne State University) called Digital Curation and Preservation. As the title states, this course focused on the curation lifecycle and preservation processes for born-digital materials. Some of the work we did was directly related to libraries, but I also ended up learning techniques and […]

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, […]

Alt-Career Spotlight: Joanne Fenn, Collections Manager/Museum Registrar for the Kent State University Museum

This series of interviews features 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 the […]

Alt-Career Spotlight: Courtney Baron, Teaching & Learning Librarian at Oxford College of Emory University

This series of interviews features 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. Today we hear […]

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 […]

Archives Practicum-Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Overview The Archives Practicum program is designed for new archivists with an interest in artistic, multimedia, and/or corporate records. This hands-on experience allows new professionals to work closely with Banff Centre’s Archivist. The Archivist will work with and mentor the participant in an area of interest such as digitization and digital archiving, arrangement and description, […]

A Success Story: An Interview with Molly Schoen

Molly Schoen works as a Visual Resources Curator at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She was kind enough to answer a few questions and tell us more about her work and experience! Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the […]

A peek inside the art inventory project at the Boston Public Library

At the Boston Public Library, we’re undertaking an item-level inventory of over 320,000 original art works. That’s a lot of art: Item by item, we are developing descriptive metadata for each object in the Print Collection using content and vocabulary standards defined by the project. One of the ways we help to preserve the materials is to […]

Assistant Archivist at Glenstone

TITLE Assistant Archivist ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern […]