SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Lisa Gregory

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Lisa Gregory, Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Lisa will be leading our Digitization Basics Workshop. Plan for your next digitization project in this workshop! We’ll cover scanning specs, budgeting, staffing and equipment considerations, grant writing and contract negotiations. We’ll discuss a variety of hardware and software option for a range of materials and project needs. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Lisa Gregory

Did you know?

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (DHC) is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program through the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The DHC provides libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to promote and increase access to their collections through digitization, and is supported by the State Library of North Carolina, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library. The DHC also serves as the North Carolina service hub for the DPLA!!

Lisa was a 2012 recipient of the Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award, which honors those who exemplify creativity, diversity and collaboration essential to supporting the digital community as it works to preserve and make available digital materials. Check out this interview with her. And Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per might, those arrangements will need to be made by next Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin in, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.
In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and follow us on Facebook

See you in North Carolina!

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Anne Young

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Anne Young, Manager of Rights and Reproduction at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Anne will be leading our Second Intellectual Property Module, and then will team up with Nancy Sims for “Let’s Get Practical: IP and Image Rights Case Studies.”

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Anne Young

Did you know?

Anne was the 2017 Visual Resources Association Nancy DeLaurier Award winner. Honored for her groundbreaking work editing the Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions, the first comprehensive resource to focus solely on the rights and reproductions guidelines, established standards and emerging best practices at cultural institutions, this publication was co-published in 2015 by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and American Alliance of Museums.

Anne maintains a twitter account in which she tweets on museums, photography, reproductions, intellectual property, and more. We hope to see you at SEI to engage in what’s sure to be a great discussion and workshop!

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital preservation, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!sei

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and

Follow us on Facebook

See you in North Carolina!

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Nancy Sims

It’s officially Spring and that means it’s time for us to highlight the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute (SEI), and we’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week during the months of April and May – we hope you’ll tune in and better yet, come meet them and learn with us!

We’re happy to introduce Nancy Sims, who will be kicking off SEI with Part 1 of our Intellectual Property Module. Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues. She is both a librarian and a lawyer, has extensive experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life. Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and public participation in cultural heritage collections.

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Nancy Sims
Did you know?

A veteran of SEI, she first presented at the 2015 SEI and loved it! She blew away the audience with her copyright knowledge and presentation style, and has been coming back ever since! We’re excited to welcome her back for her third year in a row and think it’s pretty cool that SEI brings people like this together, don’t you?

Nancy maintains a blog and a twitter account in which she weighs in on things large and small related to copyright, intellectual property and fair use. We hope to see you at SEI, though, where we’ll get to engage in face to face discussion with the copyright maven herself!

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides new and more experienced professionals opportunities to stay current in rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital preservation, as well as significant networking opportunities — BUT — it’s filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and follow us on Facebook!

See you in North Carolina!

Stephanie Beene
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art & Architecture

Paid Internship Opportunity: Modern and Contemporary Editions and Photographs Intern, Phillips Auctioneers, NYC

Description

TWO MONTH INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill a fixed-term, four-month internship in the Editions and Photographs departments, beginning January 3rd, 2017. Based in our New York Headquarters at 450 Park Avenue, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the day to day operations of a successful international auction house. We welcome candidates with a specific interest Editions and Photographs. Interns will have a chance to be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures in order to directly contribute to the department throughout an entire sale cycle. By assisting in our spring sales—Editions and Photographs Day and Evening Sales —successful applicants will benefit from this unique opportunity for professional development through hands-on experience in the art industry. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The intern will have the opportunity to assist the department at every level in the following ways: • Aid with organizational tasks to help each sale administrator leading up to sale deadlines • Work closely with Specialists on research projects on specific collections and works of art • Prepare materials for catalogue layout and assist with catalogue production for each sale • Compile data into appraisals and proposals to assist with business-getting • Record sale results for Phillips sales • Assist with sale viewing set-up in gallery space • Participate in auction-day roles for all spring sales, across all departments • Complete ad-hoc research projects on specific artists and galleries PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE • The ideal candidate will have a passion for fine art with specific interest in Editions and Photographs. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively and efficiently with multiple tasks while working to meet strict deadlines. • The internship is five days per week from Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, with flexibility to work on weekends during sale deadlines. Interns are paid at minimum wage. EDUCATION AND TRAINING • Must be current college seniors seeking a Bachelor’s degree, or college graduates with a Bachelor’s degree. Graduate students preferred.   PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • Interest in Editions and Photographs • Strong communication skills • Highly organized, team player • Attentive to detail • Willingness and desire to learn and ask questions • Strong work ethic with effective time management; ability to multi-task, take initiative and work well independently WORKING CONDITIONS • Work is undertaken primarily within an office environment in our New York location. • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/0c9830a3-9d9a-434f-b2b9-598041c88e52

Paid Internship Opportunity: Photo Department Intern, Heritage Auctions, NYC

Description

Work directly with the Head of the Vintage and Contemporary Photography department in our New York office. Personable, good attire, excellent computer skills needed. Knowledge and interest in Fine Art Photography for hands on learning with Director. Heritage Auctions is the third largest auctioneer in the world with more than $1B in sales, specializing in Collectibles. Heritage is based in Dallas, with offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, San Francisco, and Palm Beach in the USA, and internationally in Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam. The Photography department holds two live auctions a year.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ab306dd3-fe56-40d4-93be-b7edf6e4cb45

VRAF Workshop on Visual Literacy

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy, to be held on February 22, 2017. This workshop will be hosted by the International Center for Photography in conjunction with the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” and is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn is one of four workshops being offered in the second year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  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. 

As our culture moves from an oral tradition to a visual one, strong visual literacy skills will be increasingly essential to interpreting the information around us. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will provide participants with critical looking skills, as well as tools and techniques for enhancing the visual literacy of others. Part one of this workshop will be held at the International Center for Photography Museum, exploring visual literacy through objects in the exhibit “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.” The afternoon session will be hosted at the International Center for Photography School. Through a variety of interactive exercises, this session will explore more advanced visual literacy concepts, and examine how participants might apply their new skills to their own work and institutions.

Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will be taught by Nicole E. Brown, the Multidisciplinary Instruction Library at New York University. Nicole’s research interests include innovative teaching practices and incorporating new literacies into teaching and learning environments. As a member of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, she works to promote the integration of visual literacy into library instruction, and co-wrote Visual Literacy for Libraries, an ALA Editions book co-written with the three members of the Visual Literacy Task Force. 

The fee for this day-long workshop is $125.  To learn more about the workshop, and to register, please visit http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/regional_workshops/visual_literacy_at_the_international_center_of_photography/

If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director,bwhitlow@wustl.edu. For questions about the International Center for Photography venue, please contact Paul Rogers, Director of Public Programming and Content at ICP, PRogers@icp.org.

Reference Librarian (2 vacancies), Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

This position is located in the Reference Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

Information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451342700

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington, DC

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the Department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing innovative visual literacy-based curricula. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises student employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field required preferably with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art History.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience in visual media management
  • Experience working with digital media and digital imaging tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support
  • Experience working with a library-type collection, and visual database management systems and supervising workers
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize short- and long-term projects and interest in building relationships across the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Background in and understanding of digital media and digital imaging technologies including Adobe Photoshop, image scanning, digital photography, and presentation tools, including online exhibitions
  • Familiarity with information science, database structures, programming and data entry
  • Familiarity with CONTENTdm. Assessment, cataloging and processing of collection materials and knowledge of on-line image resource tools

Full post: http://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5809

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator Assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Vanderbilt University currently has an immediate opening for a Visual Resources Curator Assistant. Works in association with the Director of Visual Resources in the management of the History of Art digital image collection; aids faculty in digital humanities projects to support teaching and research, conducts research and assists in the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art and art history; assists and educates collection users with the various resources and technology; supports faculty with classroom technologies; and participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers.

 

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Provides services in accordance with the director and faculty’s goals, objectives, and deadlines; conducts research as necessary to identify and catalog images of artworks in conformity with the established system.
  • Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex problems related to user requests; assists with research and special projects which are part of the growing interest in digital humanities.
  • Remain current on the latest technologies and relevant software.
  • Locates and selects materials, both in print and digital, with the goal of providing high quality images for use in instruction. Coordinates this function with curator and faculty.
  • Participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers in the performance of various duties related to the digital image collection.
  • Other relevant duties related to teaching, research and learning as needed.

 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time non-exempt position (30 hours per week). Hours are 8:00am until 2:30pm; Monday – Friday or 8:00am until 4:00pm Tuesday-Friday.

More information and application: https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1604843