August 19th: #SLATalk tackles entrepreneurship

Short notice, but the Twitter-advice-fest that is #SLATalk is happening tomorrow, August 19th at 3:00 pm EDT – 4:00pm EDT. As it’s pursuant to some of the other content [I made] on this blog, I thought I’d pass it along! #SLAtalk: Trailblazing! Info Pros and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Join @SLAhq and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (@AIIP) for […]

Discussion: An Example of an Unpaid Internship

Pursuant to our ongoing discussions about unpaid internships, I thought this opportunity might be of interest: Culture, Arts, and Innovation Summer Student – Baycrest Health Services, Toronto (This link will eventually stop working; see excerpts instead) “CAI is seeking a summer student to oversee a comprehensive campus-wide project involving Baycrests’ permanent art collection (over 900,000 […]

Agenda for 26 April Annual Meeting in Pasadena

Going to ArLiS/NA Pasadena?  Meet us there!  April 26th at 12:30 PM What will we be discussing? The connection between student groups, local groups and ArLiSNAP and ascertaining how ArLiSNAP and ArLiS at large may be of use to these groups Are there other ways to connect to ArLiSNAP members for discussion such as twitter, […]

Lunchtime Chat!

Mark your calendars for an upcoming pre-conference lunchtime chat, organized by ARLIS/NA’s Professional Development Education Sub-Committee. Preparing for Pasadena: Crafting Your 2013 ARLIS/NA Conference Experience Friday, April 5th, 2013 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern Guests: Cathy Billings, Brand Library & Art Center Sarah Sherman, Getty Research Institute Alyssa Resnick, […]

Seeking a few good blog contributors

Happy Tuesday, arlisnappers! Are you currently working on a great project? Experimenting with a new technology or teaching tool? Curated an interesting exhibit or new collection? Tell us all about it! We’re looking for contributors to help us develop more original blog content; let’s start by talking about what our amazing and diverse members are […]

Friday, March 12: ARLIS/NA Chat “The Future of Art Indexing”

Join the next ARLIS/NA Chat, this Friday, March 12: *The Future of Art Indexing* Recent discussion about BHA has brought to the fore a possible near-term  chilling reality — one in which access to both retrospective and current indexing may be severely curtailed. More broadly and across the disciplines, scholarly publications everyday become more available […]

What a librarian looks like

Back in September, an acquaintance of mine blogged about an activity he’d done with a group of students at the University of Texas-Arlington.  I tried a similar activity in a research seminar I’m participating in this semester.  Participants are mostly faculty (with a smattering of grad students) in the sciences and humanities.  Nominally, we’re all […]

Tips & Tricks for Time/Project Management

Some of us use to-do lists, emails sent to ourselves, things we find on Lifehacker or 43 folders, various Google apps, etc.  And some of us just manage to keep everything in our heads.  But regardless of how we do it, we all find ways to manage our time and our projects. Personally, I’m a […]

“We should be so lucky!”: The Kind of Problems You Wish You Had

Here at the University of Colorado-Boulder, we recently completed a partial renovation of our main library.  We added a technology-equipped learning commons (open 24/5!), a coffee shop (serving high-quality caffeine from local business The Laughing Goat), several new instructional spaces, a more welcoming reference area, and much more (read all about it here). We anticipated […]

The Rhythms of Professional Life

Listening to NPR earlier this week, I caught Frank Deford’s most recent commentary, “In Sports and Life, Once-Lazy August Is Filling Up.” Among Deford’s musings on the increasingly hectic pace of August were these gems: Once upon a time, August was just sort of a valuable nowhere time that got us safely, leisurely from the […]