Job Postings: Archives Assistant (PT), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/archives-assistant-job/va-museum-of-fine-arts/eeqi27mhmf?cid=dcxbzbtlyghbkxfsmzufashrtlaggxhg

Part-time Archives Assistant position at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks a part-time wage Archive Assistant for the Imaging Resources Department. The position will catalogue and process digital and analog image archive materials. Additionally, this position will aid in the distribution of image materials; maintain the organization and archival care of physical image assets; assist with limited rights and reproduction services; perform independent digitization projects; and assist staff photographers with studio digitization projects.

A warm welcome for Stella Südekum, ArLiSNAP’s new Communications Liaison!

Stella will be running a weekly newsletter for ArLiSNAP. Stay tuned for more news!

Stella Südekum

Hello, All! As a blossoming professional in the fields of art and librarianship, I am ecstatic to join the ArLiSNAP community as its communications liaison! I’m in a very transitional point in my life and career, so new projects and changes are as follows: This past May, I finished my BA in Art History with a concentration in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. The first two years of my undergraduate studies were happily spent at Johnson County Community College in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. During my two years of study at UD, I was lucky to work in the Special Collections department of its Morris Library as a student library assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia following my graduation to continue volunteering as a research assistant with the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center and to seek further career development. I plan to begin assisting part-time in front-of-house duties and online marketing at Jules Goldman’s Books and Antiques starting in July, and am eagerly searching for more art and art library career opportunities within my new community (hence my avid fellowship of this very web-page).

 

My interest in art librarianship stems from my love of the cultural heritage of the Ancient Near East, the cradle of language, poetry, and civilization! Studying its written material culture is my passion in art history, and also speaks to my propensity in art conservation for ancient objects, archives, and collection preservation. I have interned at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Winterthur Museum & Library, completed art restoration work with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in parts of Italy, and volunteered with various community arts organizations–such as the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City–and with smaller academic museums–like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

I’m a passionate academic, so when I’m not trying to learn 10 new dead languages or I can’t find a scholarly position to volunteer for, I can be found frequenting many of the fabulous vegan eateries within the greater Philadelphia area, cooking up a storm, hiking/biking/exploring with my beautiful golden retriever, listening to loud evil music, or experiencing the general creative struggles of an artist. As an art historian must, I love to write and I have enjoined contributing to outreach initiatives within my past organizations. I hope that the up-and-coming newsletter will help foster a stronger ArLiSNAP community by improving and simplifying its communication outlets. I look forward to working with the Moderators, Liaisons, and all of you worldwide ArLiSNAPers on this and future projects!

A warm welcome for Stella Südekum, ArLiSNAP's new Communications Liaison!

Stella will be running a weekly newsletter for ArLiSNAP. Stay tuned for more news!

Stella Südekum

Hello, All! As a blossoming professional in the fields of art and librarianship, I am ecstatic to join the ArLiSNAP community as its communications liaison! I’m in a very transitional point in my life and career, so new projects and changes are as follows: This past May, I finished my BA in Art History with a concentration in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. The first two years of my undergraduate studies were happily spent at Johnson County Community College in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. During my two years of study at UD, I was lucky to work in the Special Collections department of its Morris Library as a student library assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia following my graduation to continue volunteering as a research assistant with the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center and to seek further career development. I plan to begin assisting part-time in front-of-house duties and online marketing at Jules Goldman’s Books and Antiques starting in July, and am eagerly searching for more art and art library career opportunities within my new community (hence my avid fellowship of this very web-page).

 

My interest in art librarianship stems from my love of the cultural heritage of the Ancient Near East, the cradle of language, poetry, and civilization! Studying its written material culture is my passion in art history, and also speaks to my propensity in art conservation for ancient objects, archives, and collection preservation. I have interned at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Winterthur Museum & Library, completed art restoration work with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in parts of Italy, and volunteered with various community arts organizations–such as the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City–and with smaller academic museums–like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

I’m a passionate academic, so when I’m not trying to learn 10 new dead languages or I can’t find a scholarly position to volunteer for, I can be found frequenting many of the fabulous vegan eateries within the greater Philadelphia area, cooking up a storm, hiking/biking/exploring with my beautiful golden retriever, listening to loud evil music, or experiencing the general creative struggles of an artist. As an art historian must, I love to write and I have enjoined contributing to outreach initiatives within my past organizations. I hope that the up-and-coming newsletter will help foster a stronger ArLiSNAP community by improving and simplifying its communication outlets. I look forward to working with the Moderators, Liaisons, and all of you worldwide ArLiSNAPers on this and future projects!

Join the ArLiSNAP Team – New Liaison Positions Available!

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ArLiSNAP is looking for members who are interested in helping our little community grow stronger than ever. Getting involved in ArLiSNAP is a great way to show your dedication to the field of art librarianship! Liaisons all play essential roles in our group, and have the opportunity to network and support their fellow members. Below are some of the ways in which you can help out.

 

Job Postings/Professional Development Opportunities

Are you already on the lookout for jobs or educational opportunities related to art librarianship? This position is a great way to keep tabs on the latest opportunities, and help out your fellow arlisnappers at the same time. These liaisons monitor various sources, including listservs, RSS feeds, and websites, to keep the ArLiSNAP blog updated with the latest relevant opportunities. This important position helps us fulfil one of ArLiSNAP’s core services for its members. Volunteers must be willing to check the sources they sign up for at least once per week.

 

Communications Liaison

This volunteer will be responsible for running a weekly ArLiSNAP newsletter via mailchimp. The newsletter will consist of a brief digest of the blog posts from that week, highlighting the current discussion topic. The volunteer must be willing to make a weekly commitment to this position.

 

Student Liaison

This liaison would reach out to student organizations associated with art history/MLIS dual-degree programs, schools with established art/humanities-interested MLIS student groups, and other large MLIS programs. They will establish contacts with these groups, share ArLiSNAP news on their listservs, and share student group news on the ArLiSNAP blog. This is a more flexible position, but volunteers will be expected to report back on their progress once per month.

 

Conference Planning Liaison

For the annual ARLIS/NA Conference in March 2015, ArLiSNAP plans to submit a proposal to host an unconference session. This session will be dedicated to exploring topics of interest to students and new professionals, allowing for discussion of hot button topics to be shared between arlisnappers and the larger ARLIS/NA community. This volunteer would assist Allana Mayer, the main contact for this project, in organizing the session.

Contact Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com) or Rachel (rkschend(at)gmail(dot)com) for more information!

 

Make a Difference in ArLiSNAP: Become the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

 

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve a term of two years, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2013-2015 Co-Moderator, Ellen Tisdale.

 

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the Emerging Technology Forum. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA.  Candidates do not need to be present at the Washington conference in order to run.

 

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Friday, April 18th.

 

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Saturday, April 19th through Wednesday, April 30th. The results will be announced on Thursday, May 1st 2014.

 

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current coordinators, Stephanie Grimm or Ellen Tisdale.

Help us help you – join our liaison crew!

ArLiSNAP is in search of a second job postings liaison. This is a great way to connect our readers with job announcements (and if you’re currently on the hunt, offers a treasure trove of resources to check for opportunities!). If you’re interested, contact me (sgrimm[at]uscb.edu) or Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail.com) with your nomination!

Many thanks to Alissa Hafele for her dedication and service as a jobs posting liaison, and congrats on your new position!

 

Introducing: Abigail Sadler, ArLiSNAP’s newest Discussion Liaison!

We are happy to welcome a second Discussion Liaison, Abigail Sadler, to our team.

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Currently, I am working on my MLIS and Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  I have a BA in Art History, so prior to entering the program I knew I was interested in art librarianship.  Presently, I am working as a Graduate Student Assistant providing reference services at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at the university. I also work as a Library Intern at The Detroit Institute of Arts Library and Archives.  I have loved every second of these experiences and have learned so much about the profession.  These opportunities have done a great deal to strengthen my passion for the field and I am looking forward to facilitating meaningful discussions about art librarianship as the new Discussion Liaison.  

 

Look for posts from Abigail in our new series of Sunday Feature Posts!

Introducing: Alison Larson, ArLiSNAP’s new Discussion Liaison!

We are delighted to welcome Alison to the ArLiSNAP team.

Alison Larson

I am a new member of ARLIS and ARLIS/ TX-MX and a MLIS student at UNT, Denton. I have a background in fine arts with BA and MA degrees in Art History. After a number of years in various positions in museums, libraries, and higher education, I have decided that my true calling is art librarianship! I currently work in the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

One of my favorite aspects of the job is discussion! Talking to the student workers, patrons, library staff and librarians about basically anything library-related or otherwise makes my job fun and interesting. I would like to make connections with others in the field by initiating conversations around current topics in art librarianship as I am learning about them myself both theoretically and practically.

Looking forward to the discussion posts, Alison!

 

Are you interested in taking on a more active role within ArLiSNAP? We are always happy to have more members getting involved! Email Stephanie or Ellen (see contact info on the menu to the right) to find out how you can contribute. Potential volunteer roles could include:

  • participating in educational opportunities such as webinars and sharing the experience on the blog;

  • liaising with the VRA emerging professionals and students organization, vreps;

  • sharing relevant technology news and developments;

  • or working on ways to support greater diversity among our ranks. For example, last year ArLiSNAP ran a Make Your Own Button machine at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Pasadena, the proceeds from which went to the Student Diversity Conference Attendance Award.

If you have other ideas of ways you would like to add to the group’s efforts, let us know!

Friday Updates

A few Educational Opportunities as we head into the weekend:

The ACRL Arts Section recently posted the minutes from their meeting at ALA in Chicago. View it here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/arts/artswebsite/minutesab/Minutes

On August 23 the Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS will meet at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To RSVP, and to learn more about participating in their 2013 Virtual Conference, visit: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/

Why not take a moment and peruse the ARLIS/NA 2011-2015 Strategic Plan? http://www.arlisna.org/organization/admindocs/planning/stratplan11-15.html

Not strictly art related, but the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is offering a Webinar on the basics of Project Management. Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/848357912

SLA-NY also recently announced the line-up for their Fall Educational Series. More info here: http://newyork.sla.org/the-knowledge-management-series/

Enjoy!!