Arts in the Public Library

Art librarianship generally seems to be thought of as a practice within the context of the academic library or museum. However, there is definitely a place for the arts in the public library! Public libraries provide community space for performances, exhibitions, and creative workshops. A 2017 article in the Huffington Post highlighted some ways in […]

A Success Story: Art Librarian Career Interview with Becca Pad

From artist to art librarian, Becca Pad shares her experiences and tips for embracing every opportunity in the field of art librarianship. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into the field of (art) librarianship? While getting my bachelors in studio art at the Maryland Institute College of […]

The Dual-Degree Art Librarian: Survey and Guide for Career Planning (by Autumn Wetli & Sarah Bilotta)

Whether or not a second Master’s, or perhaps even a PhD, is needed for the subject specialist librarian is an area of debate. We have decided to think about this conversation specifically in the terms of Art Librarianship. Gathered are some pros and cons to getting the advanced degree in art/art history, formulated from the […]

Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship – Yale University, New Haven, CT

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Yale University, New Haven, CT Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable Expected Start Date:        July 1, 2018   Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital […]

A Success Story: An Interview with Coral Salomón, NDSR Fellow at The University of Pennsylvania Fisher Fine Arts Library

Can you tell us a little bit about your background, your current position, and how you got into the field of art librarianship? Hello ARLIS/NA!, I’m from Puerto Rico, but I moved to Boston when I was 18 to obtain my BA in International Relations. After that, I worked for a few years as a […]

Job Posting / Teaching & Research Librarian Fine Arts / Concordia University / Montreal, Quebec

Teaching & Research Librarian Fine Arts – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec Concordia University Library seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian for a tenure-track position as Teaching & Research Librarian – Fine Arts. Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to […]

Performing Arts Librarian at Reed College in Portland, OR

The Reed College Library seeks a performing arts librarian to collaborate closely with the faculty and students of the dance, music, and theatre academic programs, supporting teaching, creative work, and research activities in the performing arts. This role interacts frequently with Reed students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public, manage collections […]

Materials Collection at The University of Michigan

Libraries hold all types of things other than just books. The University of Michigan’s Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library is just one of several academic art libraries that has a Materials Collection. Comprised of around 800 samples, the collection is meant to inspire artists and designers by giving them the opportunity to touch and experience […]

Job Opportunity: Head Librarian – Saint Louis Art Museum

JOB DESCRIPTION: HEAD LIBRARIAN (Exempt, Grade M) REPORTS TO: Director of Learning and Engagement SUPERVISES: Technical Services Librarian, Archivist, Public Services Librarian SPECIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, three to five years administrative experience in an academic or museum library, and extensive knowledge of art history and art literature required. Master’s degree in art history and working knowledge of two […]