Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP feature post writer, Madelynn Dickerson!

m_dickersonHello! I am originally from Southern California and I work at the Pearson Library California Lutheran University as the information specialist overseeing reference services and serve as subject specialist for the visual arts, among other subjects. I also teach art history as adjunct faculty in the Art Department. I have a Master’s degree in art history

from the University of Edinburgh and I taught art history and composition courses at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before coming back home to California a few years ago. I am currently a student in the MLIS program at San Jose State University.

I have a broad range of interests in art librarianship, including collection development, special collections, and the library as a facilitator for creative scholarship. I recently collaborated with two artist/poets on VESSEL: Text (Re)Accessioned, an erasure poetry project using deselected library material.  I love teaching and really digging into research.

I’m very excited to be sharing ideas with everyone as a writer at ArLiSNAP!

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Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Social Media Liaison, Ralph Baylor!

2014-11-21 15.59.04ArLiSNAP is a great community of new professionals and students, when I saw the opportunity to join in the conversation as the Social Media Liaison, I had to take it.  I am a recent graduate of Pratt Institute where I earned my MLIS and Masters in Art History.  I am currently the Assistant Librarian for Public Services at the Frick Art Reference Library.  There I oversee the Library’s Interlibrary Loan services and assist researchers at the Reference Desk.  In addition I moonlight as the Collections Manager for the Center for Book Arts, where I am the librarian/registrar of The Center’s permanent collection of about 3,000 artist’s books and fine prints.  I am passionate about Reference Services in Museum and Academic Libraries and the potential of web applications to assist in Humanities research.

As the Social Media Liasion I look forward to reaching out to the active community of ArLiSNAP-ers. Expect to find me facilitating on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and the other channels ArLiSNAP has a presence in (but not Secret — too soon?)! Lets share networking stories, the post-graduation job hunt, advice, and worries.

If you run into me on the New York City subway you’ll see that I love to read science-ficition (hard sci-fi, cyberpunk, nano-punk), always with a large cup of coffee in my hand. I am also an avid runner and participate is 4 or 5 half-marathons a year.


Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Chapter Liaison, Melissa Coulston!

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Hello ArLiSNAP! I am an MLIS student at the University of South Carolina and an employee in the library at USC Upstate. I’ve lived in the Upstate for two and a half years, but I am originally from Kentucky. While in Kentucky, I completed a master’s in Art History, a bachelor’s in Classics, and worked in the main library at the University of Kentucky. Between the Latin I studied and my semester abroad in Perugia, it was basically a given that I would study art of the Italian Renaissance for my MA. My thesis was about the Sistine Chapel altarpiece that was destroyed for Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, which in turn involved a lot of papal, Reformation, and Marian history. It was so much fun to research and write. Although I am only halfway through the MLIS program, I already know that I am very interested in art librarianship, visual literacy, digital preservation, and visual resource management. I’m excited for this opportunity to get more involved with ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA as the new Chapter Liaison.


Join the ArLiSNAP Team – Liaison Positions Available!

ArLiSNAP is looking for members who are interested in helping our little community grow stronger than ever. Getting involved in ArLiSNAP is a great way to show your dedication to the field of art librarianship! Liaisons all play essential roles in our group, and have the opportunity to network and support their fellow members. Below are some of the ways in which you can help out. (You can find the whole list of positions here, or on the right sidebar.)


Feature Post Writer

Our team of writers contribute posts on topics relevant to the field of art librarianship. These include posts exploring current hot topics, interviews, success stories, and more. Potential discussion topics might relate to art & design, copyright, education, and other subjects that can spark a conversation.


Chapter Liaison

This liaison keeps the blog updated with news and opportunities from the ARLIS/NA Chapters. They also reach out to the chapters on behalf of ArLiSNAP when necessary.


Social Media Liaison

This role involves engaging readers through our various social media accounts, encouraging and moderating discussions on Facebook and Twitter. Their role is to promote the most recent discussion, and explore different ways of interacting with members, such as Twitter chats and collaborative Pinterest boards. This liaison will be expected to contribute on an approximately weekly basis.

Contact Rachel (rkschend(at)gmail(dot)com) or Tiffany (tsaulter2(at)gmail(dot)com) for more information!


Meet your new ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, Tiffany Saulter!

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Hi, I’m Tiffany and I am very excited and happy to accept the ArLiSNAP co-moderator position for the 2015-2017 term. I really enjoyed meeting a number of ArLiSNAP members at the Fort Worth ARLIS conference and look forward to meeting more of you.

I am originally from South Florida and am currently a Pauline A. Young Resident and Affiliate Assistant Librarian at the University of Delaware in the Manuscripts and Archives department, working on creating fuller descriptions for the large number of legacy materials/items that make up our collections as well as digitizing many of these same materials. I am also involved in the Delaware Valley digital humanities community through PhillyDH. I have a B.A. in Digital Art from Stetson University and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Miami, with a focus on video and film art. I received my MLIS degree from Indiana University.

I have a fervent love for pop culture and media/television in general and can often be found making random pop culture references that no one gets.I look forward to serving as co-moderator in the coming two years and meeting and working with more of you. Please feel free to contact me at tsaulter2@gmail.com with any comments, questions or ideas.


ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting at ARLIS2015

We’ve prepared an agenda for the ArLiSNAP Annual Meeting at the ARLIS/NA conference next Saturday. Have a look at the agenda here, and feel free to comment with any ideas you’d like to discuss!

Reminder: the polls are still open for the ArLiSNAP 2015-2017 Co-Moderator Election until the end of day on Wednesday March 18th. Vote for your favorite candidate here!


The Polls are Now Open for ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator Elections!

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Help to choose your Co-Moderator for the 2015-2017 term!

Have a look at what our five candidates have to say in the comments on this post.

Cast your ballot here.

Voting closes Wednesday, March 18th, 11:59 pm.

The results will be announced on Thursday, March 19th, 2015.

After the election question, we’ve included a few questions about what you’d like to see on ArLiSNAP. These questions are not mandatory; feel free to answer as many or as few as you like, but be sure to skip to the last page to click “Done” and have your vote counted. Thank you to all those who take the time to answer these extra questions, and help us shape ArLiSNAP for the coming year!