Category Archives: Professional Development

Professional development includes unpaid opportunities such as: mentoring, leadership, volunteering, call for papers (cfp).

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series:

November 22, 2019: Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices at the University of Denver with instructor Anne Young, Head of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields.

March 13, 2020: Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media at Occidental College Library with instructor Cara Hirsch, Deputy Head of Legal and Business Affairs at The Virtual Reality Company.

May 22, 2020: Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage at the University of Michigan Library with instructor Jackie Spafford, Images Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 29, 2020: From Project to Product: Effective Project Management and Strategic Planning at the University of Toronto Mississauga with instructor Shyam Oberoi, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Ontario Museum.

In the 2019-20 season, we’re delighted to expand the Regional Workshop program in two important ways. The host applications were open to international institutions for the first time and we received several strong international applications. The University of Toronto Mississauga will host the inaugural international VRAF Regional Workshop with veteran instructor Shyam Oberoi’s new project management and strategic planning workshop.

The “propose your own workshop” option was exercised by the University of Denver in their host application. The Regional Workshop team has matched their request with instructor Anne Young, who can delve into a deeper understanding and utilization of Creative Commons licenses, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge labels with collection objects to expand existing permissions practices at galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs). Join us for the first workshop of the 2019-20 season on Nov. 22, Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions PracticesRegister today to save your spot!

The Regional Workshop Implementation Team welcomes your questions, comments, and feedback at vraf.rwit@gmail.com and looks forward to the exciting developments of the 2019-20 season! This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

Paid Internship in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for twelve months from September 14, 2020 to September 10, 2021.

Internship in Special Collections Cataloging

The intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with the GRI’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; rare photographs; and video and audio recordings. The GRI’s wide-ranging collecting areas include: 20th-century architecture; art collectors and collecting; video and performance art; Latin American art; and African American art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Specific tasks may include re-housing and arranging materials, writing finding aids, creating catalog records, writing blog posts, contributing to team-based processing projects, and collaborating on digitization projects.

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in Library Science, Archival Studies, Art History, or related fields.

*or*

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2017, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid. 

For complete details and to apply, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/gradinterns

Digital Directions Tucson, April 6-7, 2020 – Comprehensive Training on Digital Preservation

Registration Now Open 

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections  —  April  6-7, 2020 — Tucson, Arizona

JOIN US in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, for a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. During the two-day training, you will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections, and you’ll gain confidence in decision-making for the preservation of your digital assets. 

TOPICS INCLUDE:  Standards and specifications for digitization and digital preservation, metadata, copyright, selection for digitization, special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials, digital storage, and more. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?   Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?   The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students are encouraged to attend, and a discounted registration rate is available. 

For Complete Information and Registration: http://www.nedcc.org/dd20    

Paid internship at the NCMA Library, Raleigh, NC

The Art Reference Library at the North Carolina Museum of Art is seeking a paid Library Intern for the Spring 2020 semester.

Site description: The Art Reference Library is a 45,000 volume non-circulating library that provides reference service to the art museum staff (curators, educators, conservators) and the public at large.  The library not only houses books and periodicals, but also holds an extensive auction catalog collection and an artists’ files collection of ephemera material.  We also provide online access to auction, bibliographic, and reference databases. (https://ncartmuseum.org/art/library/)

Dates of Internship: January 6, 2020 through May 29, 2020 with potential for renewal in Summer 2020

Hours: Maximum 10 hours / week. Hours are flexible within a Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm work week, but the intern is expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 with interviews to follow.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Librarian and the Library Assistant, the Library Intern will learn about and participate in multiple aspects of caring for a 40,000+-volume collection that serves as a resource for Museum staff and the general public. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Tailored to meet both Library needs and the intern’s skill set, projects may include cataloging, database creation, archival processing (primary and secondary sources), working with serials collections, and/or in-depth research.

Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited graduate information and library science program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including but not limited to methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification
  • Knowledge of effective searching techniques: search engines, specialized databases
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills – detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Degree in art, art history, museum studies or related humanities discipline preferred
  • An interest in pursuing the specific fields of art and/or visual resources librarianship preferred
  • Foreign language reading skills preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in an office environment in the Art Reference Library
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, needs to occasionally move about the library, and position self to retrieve books from lower shelves
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Ability to effectively use a computer

Application Procedure: Please submit via e-mail, as a single .pdf, your résumé along with a single-page cover letter stating your specific interest in this internship.  Please include contact information for at least one reference.

Send Application Materials to:

Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian
Email: natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov

Internship in the Getty Conservation Institute Information Center [PAID]

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for twelve months from September 14, 2020 to September 10, 2021.

Internship in the Getty Conservation Institute Information Center

The intern in the GCI Information Center, a unit of the Collections Department, will gain hands-on experience with a unique collection of 20th century plastics-related research materials, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. This collection is made up of books, Journals, trade publications, and vertical files that will become part of the Conservation Collection housed at the GRI Research Library. Specific tasks may include re-housing and arranging materials, writing finding aids, creating catalog records, and writing blog posts. A description of the Conservation Collection can be found at:  http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/guides_bibliographies/conservation_collection/index.html

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in Library Science, Archival Studies, Art History, or related fields.

*or*

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2017, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

For complete details and to apply, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/gradinterns

Call for Proposals: Book Art Research Fellowship at the Center for Book Arts (New York, NY)

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the Book Art Research Fellowship for 2020. Researchers and scholars in art history, literature, book history, library science, or museum studies are invited to submit research proposals drawing upon the Center’s unique collections of materials related to book art. 

The Center’s collections consist of a Fine Arts Collection of artists’ books, prints, and objects; a Reference Library focused on the practice, theory, and history of book arts; and the Center’s Archives containing records of original exhibitions presented at the Center and the history of the Center’s programmatic activities. These collections serve as a historical record of book art as a creative medium and a framework for critical research into book art practice.

To learn more about the Center for Book Arts collections and its holdings visit the online catalog.

See the full description of the Book Art Research Fellowship and the details for proposal submission here: Book Art Research Fellowship for 2020.

“Strategies for Seeking Audience Input to Build an Effective Exhibit Lineup” Online Webinar

Friday, November 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST | ONLINECAA members: $18/ CAA member group rate: $50Non-members: $22/ Non-member group rate: $55
Like museums, libraries must consider a variety of factors when selecting exhibits to host or choosing topics to cover in programs: timelines, budgets, restrictions from other funding sources, space availability, and staff capacity. As libraries and museums seek to engage their audiences in new ways and serve as community anchors, it is important to also consider the needs and interests of their many varied audience members.

During this seminar, individuals will learn how they can use front-end research and evaluation methods to gather visitor insights, review date from prior programs and exhibits, and test possible exhibit topics in order to craft a successful, data-driven exhibit line-up.

This webinar was developed by experienced museum exhibit professionals Charity M. Counts and Tricia O’Connor. Charity has over 15 years of experience as an exhibit producer, project manager, and tour agent. Tricia is an award-winning experience developer and content writer with over 18 years in the museum field.

The event was organized by Chicago Area Archivists (CAA)’ Curating & Exhibitions Interest Group. To learn more about CAA, visit http://www.chicagoarchivists.org/
REGISTER HERERegistration required by October 29, 2019    

SLA Southern California Professional Development Day on preservation/archives

Professional Development DaySaturday 9/28/1910am – 3pmPeninsula Center Library701 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Topics:

  • Information preservation, curation, and accessibility – in 3D! (3D = tour)
  • The intersection of Library Science/Information Science/Archives/Knowledge Management/Records Management
  • Career opportunities in the Information Profession, and tips for successfully navigating them
  • Understanding how the employees/audience you serve do their work, and what they need from you to do it
  • Pulling it all together with self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and perspective – so you excel as an information professional across the board.

Plus!

  • Stories from the trenches!
  • Networking time built in for more in-depth conversations
  • Delicious breakfast and lunch!
  • Optional visit to South Coast Botanic Garden after the event

Audience:

  • Students and new professionals
  • Experienced members exploring new opportunities
  • Professionals changing careers or those thinking about it
  • Colleagues in other information organizations

Cost: Members: $30 – Non-members: $40 – Students and new professionals: $20

Register: https://connect.sla.org/socal/home

Call for Applications: 2020 UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships

2020 UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships

https://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/research-fellowships

The UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships Program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include rare books, journals, manuscripts, archives, printed ephemera, photographs and other audiovisual materials, oral history interviews, and other items in the humanities and social sciences; medical, life and physical sciences; visual and performing arts; and UCLA history.

The Fellowships

James and Sylvia Thayer Short-term Research Fellowships

Thayer fellowships are on hiatus for 2020. They will return for 2021.

Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections

The Karmiole fellowship supports the use of UCLA Library Special Collections materials by visiting scholars and graduate students. One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to allow scholars to pursue research lasting from one to three months. The award is funded by an endowment established by Kenneth Karmiole, an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller who earned his master’s degree in library science from UCLA in 1971. The benefactor made previous gifts to the UCLA Library for the Kenneth Karmiole Endowment for Rare Books and Manuscripts, and to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has owned and operated Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, since 1976.

Barbara Rootenberg Short-term Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences

The Rootenberg fellowship promotes the use of materials in History & Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections. One annual fellowship is awarded in the amount of $2,000 to allow scholars to pursue research lasting from two to six weeks. The award is named for Barbara Rootenberg, an alumna of the UCLA School of Library Service and an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller.

Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Books

Ahmanson Fellowships support the use of medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections: the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of the Aldine Press; the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; and the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts. The fellowships provide $2,500 per month for up to three months. Administered by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, this program requires an application separate from that for Thayer, Karmiole, and Rootenberg fellowships; information is available on the Center website at: https://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/awards-fellowships/ahmanson/ .

Eligibility

Karmiole Fellowships

United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, academic, or independent research are invited to apply. Research residencies may last from one to three months between February 3 and December 18, 2020.  Complete information and application details are available at https://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/about/karmiole-fellowships.

Rootenberg Fellowships 

United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, academic, or independent research are invited to apply. Research residencies may last for two to six weeks between February 3 and December 18, 2020. Complete information and application details are available at https://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/about/rootenberg-fellowships.

Ahmanson Fellowships

United States and international graduate students or scholars holding a PhD (or the foreign equivalent) who are engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Research residencies may last up to three months between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Application Deadline

Completed applications for Karmiole or Rootenberg fellowships must be received on or before November 1, 2019.

Contact Information

Submit applications or direct questions about fellowships to:

Library Special Collections Research Fellowships Program

UCLA Library Special Collections

A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library

Box 951575

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Phone:  310.825.6940

Email:  lib_lscfellowships@library.ucla.edu               

ArLiSNAP & VREPS Virtual Conference – Oct. 26, 2019

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Virtual Conference.

The conference will take place at 1-3PM CST October 26, 2019. 

Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional

As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.

Our webinar will include three presentations which will be followed by a time for Q&A between our presenters and conference attendees.

Our presenters will be:

Anna Boutin-Cooper and E Marcovitz, Franklin & Marshall College

  • One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers

Jackie Fleming, Indiana University

  • Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections

Will Fenton and Ann McShane, The Library Company of Philadelphia

  • Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation

Hilary Wang and Lauren Haperstock, ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons and Masters of Library and Information Science students at Pratt Institute and University of Arizona respectively, will moderate the discussion

To register for this free event, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org.

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