A warm welcome for two new liaisons: Marty Miller and Sarah Seymore!

Marty and Sarah will be joining us as Job Posting Liaisons, helping to keep us all up to date on the latest opportunities.

Marty Miller

Marty Miller

I’m the Art and Design Librarian at LSU Libraries. I hold two Master’s degrees, one in Art History and one in Library Science, as well as a Bachelors in Art.  I’ve worked in a variety of libraries, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Spencer Art Reference Library and Archives, St. Teresa’s Academy, a private girls’ high school in Kansas City, Missouri, and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) – Longview Campus in Lee’s Summit, MO.

In my current position at LSU’s Middleton Library, I serve as the liaison to the Art+Design department, which includes the disciplines studio art, architecture, art history and landscape architecture.  I teach both undergraduate and graduates students research techniques in one-shot sessions and my online course, LIS 1001 – Library Research Methods and Materials.  I’m also responsible for collection development in the arts.   My current project is to promote art and architecture students’ work by having small scale art shows in Middleton at least once a semester.  I also write book reviews for CHOICE Magazine.

In my spare time, I read (a lot) and participate in Goodreads groups, such as The Crazy Challenge Connection, the Seasonal Reading Challenge, and the Ancient and Historical Fiction group.  I love to knit and recently joined the Red Stick Knitter’s group in Baton Rouge.  I’ve also volunteered to help to reorganize my local church’s small library.  I’m always glad to help out new and upcoming librarians to reach their career goals.  I look forward to working with you all.

Sarah Seymore

Sarah Seymore

Hi, ArLiSNAP-ers. I’m frequently browsing job posting websites and listservs as a recent MLIS graduate, and I thought I could use that time to help others, too. I graduated this past December from Rutgers’ MLIS program with a specialization in digital librarianship. Currently, I am finishing a temporary position at Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and beginning a new position as an Archives Assistant at The Lawrenceville School where I will be working with the photography and digital collections.

My interests in art librarianship veer more toward art archives, digitization projects, and image collections. I have interned at the Photoarchive of the Frick Art Reference Library and the archives of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’m sure there are others who are interested in alternative careers in art librarianship, as well as working with archives and special collections, and I hope to add more position descriptions and conversations in that area to the website. You can find more information about my background on my portfolio. Thanks to Ellen and Stephanie for this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to talking with all of you!

Interested in getting involved in ArLiSNAP?

We are always happy to have members help us out with projects and the like! Two current possibilities for volunteering are:

Fundraising Liaison

A brand new position in which the liaison works closely with ArLiSNAP moderators to develop a new fundraising initiative. Read more about this project here.

Discussion Liaison

Spark a conversation by contributing posts and sharing news on topics relevant to the field of art librarianship. Potential topics can include art & design, copyright, education, current LIS issues, and more.

Contact Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com) or Stephanie (sgrimm(at)uscb(dot)edu) for more information!