Architecture, Design & Digital Services Librarian in the Arts, UCLA

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Architecture, Design & Digital Services Librarian in the Arts Library. We are actively seeking nominations and applications, and the first consideration date for this position is November 27, 2006.

The complete posting, which includes the position description, complete qualifications and application procedures, is available on the Employment and Human Resources website of the UCLA Library, at:

New Voices 2: ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Atlanta 2007

New Voices 2: Atlanta 2007
Organizer/Moderator: Sarah Falls

New Voices 2 showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS), including the Gerd Muesham award winning paper. For some of our participants, this may be a first-time opportunity to present their work at a professional conference. Veteran ARLIS members will have exposure to the sorts of issues that are being examined in library programs. This year, we have a range of topics, covering art and visual resources librarianship, new technologies that affect both and how these technologies can be utilized to direct ARLIS-NA as an organization, into the future.

1. Bryan Loar
MLIS, 2006
Kent State University
New Forms of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge Through Web Logs

2. John Bowman
MLIS, 2006
University of British Columbia
Communities of Practice in the Visual Disciplines and on the Web 2.0

3. Claudia Dold and James Ascher
MLS Candidates
University of South Florida
Unlocking the stories of serendipitous cultural object collections with digital libraries

4. Claire Dannenbaum
MLIS, 2006
University of British Columbia
Working title: Integrating visual resources into library catalogues

5. Gerd Muesham Award winner

ASPP launches its Mentoring Program for Students


October 2006
Alexandria, Virginia

ASPP launches its Mentoring Program for Students

On October 24th and October 25th ASPP is launching its Mentoring Program through its chapters in Washington D.C. and Chicago respectively.

The program which is entitled “Expose Yourself to Careers in the Photo and Visual Media Industry”, is aimed at students who are looking for a career as an image professional. ASPP members represent a true cross section of the image industry, whose jobs specialties include photo research, editing, licensing, creating, archiving, publishing, as well as photography itself. The concept of this mentoring program was born earlier this year when the board considered a new way to fulfill ASPP’s mission of sharing our knowledge through education.

RISD Librarian in CRL News

Check out the “Job of a Lifetime” feature on Claudia Covert in the October 2006 issue of College and Research Library News. The article profiles Claudia’s job as the head of Reader Services at RISD Library,
Claudia Covert

Covert encourages librarians to consider art librarianship. She loves working with visual communities, the meshing of images with text, and the interesting range of people she meets in art librarianhsip.

‘ACRL has the art libraries section and there’s the Art Libraries Society of North America. [There are] some great organizations out there. I would encourage anybody with an interest in art to go this way.'”

Has anyone else had experiences with the ACRL Arts Section? It looks like they are looking for volunteers . . . fill out this form by December 2nd to be considered for committee nomination!!

Visual Resources Specialist II, California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico
Visual Resources Specialist II

Full vacancy announcement at:

Administers all aspects of collection: slides, digital images, books, periodical subscriptions, videos, and DVDs. Provide reference services focused on VRC to students and faculty. Organize and classify materials and creates metadata for digital images. Supervise student employees and volunteers. Pursue professional development.

Visual Resources Curator, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Visual Resources Curator
Wheaton College
Norton, MA

Term: Full-time, 12 months
Reports to: Director of Technology for Research and Instruction
Description: The Visual Resources Curator is primarily responsible for developing, administering and coordinating services associated with the Art History and other college image collections consisting of slides and digital images and for providing support for faculty use of visual resources for teaching, learning and scholarship. Specifically, the Visual Resources Curator will collaborate and work closely with faculty and other LIS staff to continue the development of a teaching-based image collection and he/she will coordinate the production of images including photographing, scanning and cataloging of images. In addition, he/she will contribute to the development of future digital resource management initiatives and will identify and assess new technologies and resources.