A warm welcome for two new liaisons: Courtney Baron and Lauren Gottlieb-Miller!Posted: November 9, 2013
Meet our new Job Postings Liaison and Discussion Liaison!
Courtney Baron, Discussion Liaison
Courtney is working on her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is excited to enter the wonderful field of librarianship. She has undergraduate degrees in Classical Archaeology and Latin and primarily focused on ancient Greek and Roman art. While in school, she worked in the editorial office of the American Journal of Archaeology for several years and excavated in Italy with the Gabii Project.
After a brief stint on the PhD track in Classical Archaeology, she decided to pursue another career and found librarianship to be a perfect match. She is interested in academic librarianship as well as archives. In addition to the MLIS, she hopes to obtain a MA in Art History and would love to eventually work as an art librarian or museum collections manager. She serves as a docent at the Georgia Museum of Art and loves educating visitors about art and museums.
She currently works with graduate students at an art school but has various library volunteer gigs, including serving as the Head Editor for Georgia at INALJ, blogging at Hack Library School, assisting the art bibliographer with assessing the Asian art collection, and working virtual reference shifts.
In her spare time, she enjoys visiting museums and curling up with a good book and her husband, greyhound, and three cats. She blogs at Future Art Librarian and can be found on Twitter @futartlibrarian.
Lauren Gottlieb-Miller, Job Postings Liaison
I’m in the second year of my MLS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Science. I earned a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2008. Before coming to Madison I worked for the George Washington University libraries and the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. While in Houston I volunteered for two years at the Menil Collection library, also in Houston. Since coming to UW-Madison I’ve gotten to work in the preservation department at Memorial Library, the Kohler Art Library and I am currently the librarian for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. I am passionate about Art Librarianship and love ARLIS! I look forward to connecting my colleagues to great jobs available in our field.