Considering SEI? Take a Look at What Others Have to Say

Registration for the ARLIS/NA & VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management closes at the end of the month. If you haven’t signed up already then hurry to reserve your spot! You can register here.  Not sure how this workshop will benefit you and your career? Then check out a post from Ashley Peterson about her experience at SEI last year. You can find even more testimonials on the SEI workshop website.

Here are just some of the comments:

The SEI coursework proved to be exactly what I needed: the perfect balance of theoretical framework, practical application, and open communication between like-minded individuals.”

I am looking forward to attending SEI again, in order to refresh my knowledge with the most up-to-date information about all the subjects covered by SEI: cataloguing, image editing, transitioning skills, project planning, strategic planning, new social media platforms and applications, and intellectual property concerns.”

If you are interested in attending this year (or in the future), check out the SEI Facebook page for more information.

We would love to hear from you about your own experiences. How has SEI has benefited you? Feel free to share your story in the comments below.


SEI Registration Reminder

Places are still available for the 2015 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI ), to be held June 9-12 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. http://seiworkshop.org/

This intensive workshop features a curriculum addressing the latest requirements of today’s visual resources and image management professionals. This year’s topics and experienced instructors include:

  • Intellectual property rights: Nancy Sims (Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota)
  • Metadata overview: Gretchen Gueguen (Data Services Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America)
  • Embedded metadata: Greg Reser (Metadata Specialist, University of California, San Diego Library)
  • Digital life-cycle: Liz Gushee (Digital Collections Librarian, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin)
  • Digital preservation: Nicole Finzer (Visual Resources Librarian, Digital Collections Dept, Northwestern University)
  • Project management: Angela Waarala (Digital Collections Project Manager, University of Illinois Library), Nicole Finzer, Liz Gushee
  • Digital humanities: Jeannine Keefer (Visual Resources Librarian, University of Richmond)

SEI is suited to information professionals new to the field and more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Recent attendees said they definitely would recommend SEI to others: “Good experience and a great way to interact with others doing what I do.” Another wrote ”SEI showed me the range of roles in the field, including what I might encounter in a different position.”

Discounted registration for members of VRA or ARLIS/NA is $595.

Like SEI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SummerEducationalInstitute?ref=hl


ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award

*please excuse cross-postings*

Now updated with a new deadline (1/16/15) and clarification of duties! 

Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, or the U.S. Virgin Islands territory? Is one of your New Years Resolutions to be more involved in professional associations? The Southeast Chapter Travel Award is an excellent opportunity to help fund your conference travel!

Our best candidate will receive a $500 (USD) award to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19-23, 2015.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this award is to cultivate a talented, dedicated, and educated group of professionals for the ARLIS/NA organization as well as the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter.

Funds from this award may be used to pay for travel, lodging, registration and meals associated with professional development activities at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual meeting these criteria may apply for the award; however first-time attendees are given preference.

  • Currently reside in the geographic area served by the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

  • Membership in ARLIS/NA-SE and ARLIS/NA at the time of application is not required, although preference will be given to current ARLIS/SE members.

  • Currently be either employed in the field of art librarianship and/or visual resources curatorship, or enrolled in an educational program leading to a graduate degree.

  • Current students, individuals beginning their professional career within the field of Art Information in the past five years, and paraprofessionals who are becoming active in ARLIS/NA or ARLIS/NA-SE for the first time may be included.

  • Recipients of the award may not re-apply in future years.

AWARD RECIPIENT DUTIES

The travel award recipient is expected to:

  • Participate in the ARLIS/NA Conference Networking program (if they have not previously done so).

  • Attend the ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter meeting at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

  • Submit a written report on his or her conference activities within one month of the conference. The report should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webmaster to be posted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webpage.

  • Serve on the the 2016 Professional Development Travel Award Committee and subsequently chair the committee in 2017.

Award applications will be accepted up until midnight on Friday, January 16th, 2015. The award winner will be contacted no later than Friday, January 23rd, 2015.

​Click here for the application form, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://goo.gl/forms/sDgzUpFza9

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Olivia Miller (olivia.miller@greensboro.edu) and/or Courtney Baron (cbaron@uga.edu).


Submit your proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

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ArLiSNAP and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this winter! The conference is titled Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015.  This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences.

 

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. Have you been working on a project using technology in a new way? Do you have thoughts to share on topics such as metadata and visual resources, copyright and the arts, or visual literacy? Would you like to share your work with the ARLIS and VRA communities? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Other sessions in this event will include:

  • A roundtable of new professionals, who will share advice about starting out in your career. The speakers will answer questions about their work, as well as their thoughts on the best ways to gain experience and job hunt in this field.
  • A panel on initiatives in art archiving, where speakers working on documentation and preservation will discuss their work, and suggest ways for students to get involved.
  • A keynote speech from art librarian Elizabeth Lane, who will discuss her current work and her thoughts on the future of the profession.

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Ideally, presenters will be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015. However, pre-recording the presentation prior to the event may also be possible.

 

Submit your proposal via this link by Saturday, November 15th.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Tisdale, ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, at ellen.j.tisdale [at] gmail [dot] com.


Opportunities & Ways to Get Involved with ARLIS

The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Requirements
•       Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
•       The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
•       One submission is allowed per person or group

Required Format
•       Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
•       Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
•       All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Judging Criteria
•       Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Deadline
•       Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.

Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:

Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, alanmich@uw.edu
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.

Poster Proposals for ARLIS/NA 2015: Deadline Approaching

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014

The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a poster format. The many worthy proposers of papers and sessions which could not be accommodated in the conference program are encouraged to consider adapting their proposals to a poster format.

To quote from the 2014 Conference Poster Guidelines, “A poster consists of a visual display accompanied by pertinent handouts. . . . The visual poster display can take any form or look, provided it is confined to the 30” x 42” area. Creating the opportunity for conversation is the main goal of the poster session . . .”

Poster Session Coordinator Craig Bunch will be happy to answer all of your questions—or direct you to someone who can. Successful applicants will be notified in early November.

Please submit your application by completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arlisposter

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Seeks Authors

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2014 issue of the Society’s newest online publication. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list provided in the review form by Friday, October 17, 2014.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.


Volunteer (?) Opportunity: American Theatre Archive Project, New York City (also across America and Canada)

The following was sent out on the SLA Arts / Design / etc listserv re: the NYC team, but I had never heard of the American Theatre Archive Project before. If you visit their website you can see all their initiatives in various cities, and probably join in, if you’re so inclined.

 

American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) NYC Team Wants You!

Want to be part of a troupe of New York City archivists and librarians with a passion for theatre?

Do you have a knowledge of basic archival principles, the ability to survey collections, some familiarity with theater terminology; are you able to attend at least half of our monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at the New Amsterdam Theatre?  Then ATAP is an organization where your talents will truly make a difference.

Founded in 2009, the American Theatre Archive Project supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.

An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), ATAP is a nationwide network of archivists, dramaturgs and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, ATAP teams (usually an archivist and documentarian) have completed surveys and developed plans for the archives of Roundabout Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theater, and New York Theatre Workshop (with more to come).

Our Goals

  • To preserve records of current theatrical process and product for future generations.
  • To employ theatre legacy to develop theatres’ fiscal health and support new work.
  • To promote a better understanding of theatre as a vital element of cultural history.
  • To encourage scholarly research in contemporary American theatre.
  • To increase funding for establishing and maintaining theatre archives.
  • To support collaborations among theatre archivists, practitioners, and scholars.

ATAP holds training sessions and has developed a manual and brochure for theater companies.

To learn more and see our manual and brochure, please visit our website:

http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org

Please join us for the love of theater!

Contact:   atap.ny@gmail.com

Next Meeting:  Monday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 New Amsterdam Theatre Lobby
to Set Goals and Plans for the Coming Year


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 an hour-long Twitter chat about what it takes to be a trailblazing information professional. Whether you are already an independent info pro, looking for a career change or are leading the pack from within your company, share how you exemplify an entrepreneurial spirit within your industry.
Tuesday, August 19th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare

 

►        New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk” http://www.sla.org/slatalk-plus-slatalk-archives/

►        Follow @SLAhq and @AIIP – and use hashtag #SLAtalk to be a part of the conversation!

 

Q1       (first 15 minutes)        Talk about an entrepreneurial break-through moment in your career. If you own your own research business, how did you win your first client? If you provide in-house services to a company, how did you “sell” your services to an important member of the organization? Or, how did you gain the support needed to undertake an important project?

Q2       (second 15 minutes)    Personal branding. Whether you work independently or in-house, how do you make yourself known? More than just marketing, how do you be a self-starting, risk tolerant and just an all-around go-getter in order to be a trailblazing info pro?

Q3       (third 15 minutes)       If you’re thinking about making the leap into the independent info pro world, what tips or advice would you like to know? If you are already independent, what would you tell someone new to your professional community?

Q4       (fourth 15 minutes)     What are some best practices to having an entrepreneurial spirit? What are some skills, mantras or attitudes one can create and maintain for themselves in order to keep the spirit alive?

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

≪ Professional Development Reading List Klaxon
Brush up on what it means to be an entrepreneur with some of these articles below:


Professional Development Opportunities: ARLIS/NA Reviews and Multimedia & Technology Reviews

Two opportunities to engage with the greater ARLIS community:

Write for ARLIS/NA Reviews

The coeditors for ARLIS/NA Reviews (http://www.arlisna.org/publications/reviews) are seeking reviewers for the November 2014 edition.  

You must notify one of the coeditors by no later than Monday, August 18 of your interest in reviewing one of the titles listed below.  Please note in your response if your subject background or expertise matches the subject matter of the book.  Also, you must be able to meet an October 3, 2014 deadline with a 450 word review.

Art for Equality: The NAACP’s Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights, Jenny Woodley

Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery, by Cynthia Mills

Compendium of Image Errors in Analogue Video, by Johannes Gfeller, Agathe Jarczyk, and Joanne Phillips

Enduring Bronze: Ancient Art, Modern Views, by Carol C. Mattusch

Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian, by Shamoon Zamir

Guide to Fashion Entrepreneurship: The Plan, the Product, the Process, by Melissa G. Carr and Lisa Hopkins Newell

Meret Oppenheim: Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln, Lisa Wenger and Martina Corgnati, eds.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, by E. Carmen Ramos

Re-Collection: Art, New Media, Social Memory, by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America, by Aimee E. Newell

William Bouguereau: His Life and Works, by Damien Bartoli and Frederick C. Ross

Women Photographers: From Julia Margret Cameron to Cindy Sherman, by Boris Friedewald

Write for ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the August 2014  issue of the Society’s newest online publication.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list below and complete our review form by Monday, August 25, 2014.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:

Hannah Bennett

Emilee Mathews

Elizabeth Schaub

Topics for Review

We seek reviewers for the following resources. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors. The sections in italics denote considerations for access to the resource, or prompts that the co-editors will want the potential reviewer to focus on when reviewing the resource.

The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them (arlisna.mtr@gmail.com). The submission deadline for reviews is Monday, September 8, 2014.

Blek – Blek is a unique game about imagination and personality – “Perfect representation of touch-screen play” (The New York Times). Everything you draw keeps moving – and watching your creations move is like watching magic. The goal is simple: shape a line that collects all colored circles avoiding black holes on its route. There are no specific moves that you need to master. To every level countless solutions exist, from delightfully simple to exceptionally deep and complex, yet always elegant. Reviewer / Volunteer: Please note that you will have to set up a trial in order to review fully.

Design Envy – Design Envy is a daily blog featuring the best in design today as chosen by a new curator each week. AIGA, the professional association for design, selects the curators, who are encouraged to discover and share examples of design that’s so good, they wish they had done it themselves.

EVA London: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts – The most recent conference for this organization was just held in July 2014 with the entire program and session papers available online.  Reviewers are encouraged to assess not just the overall theme of the conference but the directions the different panels are suggesting to take for the related disciplines.  Additionally, reviewers are asked to consider and assess the various technologies and use of technology addressed in the various panels.

Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library – This resource will bring together more than 1200 hours of videos on the history of clothing and fashion as well as the business aspects of the fashion industry and the major figures in the field. This collection is based on the archives of the Videofashion Library, a company that has covered the fashion industry since 1976. Future releases will also contain 35 hours of rare, hard-to-source, black and white public footage, compiled by Videofashion, documenting First Ladies, celebrities, and fashion shows from 1929 to 1967. This first release includes 190 hours of content. Reviewer / Volunteer: Please note that you will have to set up a trial in order to review fully, unless your institution already subscribes to this resource.

Guardian Cities – The Guardian newspaper has crafted this wonderful site to bring curious urbanologists news from Seoul to San Francisco. Supported in part by the Rockefeller Foundation, the site offers “a forum for debate and the sharing of ideas about the future of cities around the world.” Articles on the homepage might include pieces on investment in Detroit by Chinese corporations or the shifting public art scene in Glasgow. New visitors may wish to start with “An urbanist’s tour of South Korea,” which features the musings of Colin Marshall on this dynamic Asian country. Moving along, the Global voices section features an interactive map of the best city blogs around the world. The site also contains the visually stimulating In pictures area and the up-to-the-moment Latest on cities newsfeed.

Haunt Journal of Art – Haunt Journal of Art is a graduate student run, peer-reviewed, open access journal from the the Department of Art at the University of California Irvine. We believe speculative and innovative art writing practices are paramount to the development of radical thinking and imagination.

Interactive Digital Media Art Survey: Key Findings and Observations – In February of 2013, Cornell University Library in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities began a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to preserve access to complex born-digital new media art objects. The project aims to develop a technical framework and associated tools to facilitate enduring access to interactive digital media art with a focus on artworks stored on hard drive, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM.

Kanopy Streaming Films – Kanopy is a subscription film database that offers streaming film through purchasing packages, title-by-title, and DDA (demand-driven acquisition). It also features video hosting and search and find services to track down obscure titles. Reviewer / Volunteer: Please note that you will have to set up a trial in order to review fully, unless your institution already subscribes to this resource.

Macintosh Architecture: Context, Making, and Meaning – This site provides an introduction to the forthcoming major resource, ‘Mackintosh Architecture’, which will be launched in July 2014. Mackintosh Architecture’ will provide a richly-illustrated Catalogue of all known architectural projects by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It will also provide, for the period of Mackintosh’s professional career in Glasgow (1889 to 1913) entries for projects by John Honeyman & Keppie (from 1901 Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh) and images and data from the office record books; as well as a catalogue raisonné of architectural drawings by Mackintosh and the practice and biographies of over 400 clients, contractors and suppliers.

Seven Digital Deadly Sins – As part of a collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), The Guardian newspaper and digital production company Jam3, one can now explore lust, envy, pride, wrath, gluttony, greed, and sloth in all their digital forms. In an age when Internet use is unavoidable, there’s a good chance you’re guilty of some of the Seven Digital Deadly Sins. In terms of a review, consider how this interactive platform can apply to the arts; is it an interesting project? Can its design likely inform other projects and if so, how?  What is unique about this project?  What does this sort of site suggest about social interaction online?


Professional Development Opportunity – 60+ Graduate-Level Courses Offered Online through i.School Open Classes Program at San Jose State University

Update Your Knowledge and Expand Your Professional Opportunities

 

There’s just about one week left to sign up for courses offered in the exclusively online i.School Open Classes program at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

 

If you are looking for professional development opportunities that fit your interests and learning objectives, we encourage you to review the fall 2014 course list. There are more than 60 graduate-level courses covering a variety of topics. And all the courses offer an in-depth learning experience that can help you address workplace challenges. Plus, you’ll earn college credit.

 

As stated by Jessica Berger who participated in the Open Classes program this summer, “The i.School Open Classes program is incredible. In just these few weeks, the course work is already helping me improve my skills as a librarian assistant.”

 

Choose courses in any of the following areas:

 

The deadline to sign up for fall classes is July 23, and a school representative will contact you to confirm enrollment by August 6. Fall session courses run from August 25 through December 18, 2014.

 

Open Classes courses are electives offered in our school’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association, and Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) program. All courses in the i.School Open Classes program are delivered exclusively online.

 

The i.School Open Classes program is open to everyone with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Enrollment is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. Course fees are $474 (USD) per unit, and most courses are 3 units. Fees are subject to change.

 

Quick Links:


Professional Development: the VRAF Internship Award

Similar to (but different from) the VRAF Professional Development Grant is the VRAF Internship Award, which is a fantastic way to fund or supplement an un- or underpaid internship in arts and visual resources work.

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts.The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Who May Apply

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or another applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

I would strongly consider applying even if your (planned or proposed) internship is only tangentially related to visual resources or arts librarianship: metadata, digitization, conservation, rights management, administration, or plain old cataloguing.

Only one VRAF Internship is awarded per year.  Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship.  This Institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee.  VRAF and VRA are not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process.

This Internship Award will be granted during the 2014 to 2015 academic year.  The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 200 hours.  The intern will choose to initiate their internship in the fall of 2014 or the winter or spring of 2015.  The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant’s home institution and be completed within one academic semester or two academic quarters.  Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

This language can be complicated: if you’re a recent graduate, why would you need to start the internship within the beginning of a semester? (What’s your “home institution” in that case?) Especially if the award isn’t necessarily going towards internships for graduate credit? Unfortunately, I hold no answers for you; you’ll have to work towards “agreement” with the awards committee.

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
  3. An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.
  4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  5. Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.

Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
Margaret Webster
Visual Resources Consulted
Phone: 607-257-3365
Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

  • 7/31/2014; Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
  • 9/12/2014; VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2014 to 2015.

 


2014 Annual Award for Best Libri Student Paper

De Gruyter Saur announces the 2014 annual award for best Libri Student Paper.

Since 1950, through 63 volumes, “Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services” has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for “Best Student Paper of 2014.” This competition supports Libri’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

Length: approx. 5000 words
Language: English
Deadline: June 30, 2014

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of
– originality of thought and observation
– depth of research and scholarship
– topicality of problems addressed
– the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2014:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of EUR500 and with a complementary subscription to Libri for 2015. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2015. The normal provision to the author of e-prints applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri. When submitting a paper for the Best Student Paper Award, please choose “Library Student Award” at the drop down menu “Manuscript Type”. Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site athttp://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html.

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:
. the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled;
. the dates when the student is or was enrolled;
. the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student.

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

To read about previous winners and for further information see: http://www.librijournal.org/award.html


ARLIS/NA Canada Call For Proposals: Book Chapters on Art Libraries in Canada

Attention all Canadian art-librarian hopefuls! Here’s a great project to be involved in, if you have worked at, or are interested in, one of the many art libraries our country has to offer. If you’d like to get published, do an interesting research project, and support the efforts of Canadian ARLIS members, take a look.

The first edition of the History of Art Librarianship in Canada: Essay in the History of Art Librarianship in Canada came out in 2006; the second edition would ideally come out in 2015, and needs to be expanded to include more libraries as well as recent developments. Some discussion about the project, and a short list of art libraries to be profiled, is in the 2013 Annual Report.

There are two deadlines for proposals: April 25th (if you’d like to have your proposal discussed in Washington next month), and May 30th (the extended deadline). I encourage you to send a query before April 25th, even if you can’t complete a full proposal by that day.

The full CFP has more details, but here are some excerpts:

This initial project was generously sponsored and funded by the National Gallery of Canada Library and

Archives and first made available online in 2006. We would like to continue this tradition of excellence by

publishing a second edition that will include additional essays on libraries, institutions and related resource centres not profiled in the original publication.

 

We have compiled a list of libraries that could be included, but realize that logistically some may not be able to commit to a full research project of this nature at present. So the committee is eager to hear from you directly and encourages you to submit proposals for the second edition of the History of Art Libraries in Canada. Our hope is that your input will help us build the structure for this anthology of library histories.

 

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It is understandable that histories will vary in length and include diverse types of documentation, so we

encourage any potential contributors to apply, even if primary supporting sources for your library’s story

would be oral histories, memoirs, or other unpublished ephemeral information sources. As was the case with the first edition, the History of Art Libraries in Canada vol.2 will profile the establishment and evolution of collections, spaces, visual and information literacy services, as well as the profession of art librarianship in Canada.

 

The working committee is eager to profile as many libraries as possible, so we encourage you to submit

a proposal if you are capable of researching, documenting, and writing an essay within roughly the next year. Although an official publication date has not been finalized, we hope to have a clear picture of the libraries to be included by Spring 2014 and begin compiling and editing the publication by 2015.

 

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If you are interested and can realistically work within this timeframe, please consider submitting a

proposal (Microsoft Word document preferable) that includes:

Institution name;

Primary author(s) name and job description or professional connection to the institution;

Estimated length of text and a general overview of the content for the entry (roughly 250 words; a bulleted list of topics is acceptable);

Whether rights-cleared images will be included for reproduction;

General bibliography of sources.

 

Submit all applications by email to:

Daniel Payne dpayne@ocadu.ca

Canadian Member-at-Large, ARLIS/NA Canada; Head Reference & Instructional Services, Dorothy H. Hoover Library, OCAD University

Application Deadline:

Please endeavor to have proposals submitted by:

Friday 25 April 2014 (so that results can be presented on Sat. 3 May at the ARLIS/NA Canada Chapter meeting at the 42nd annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington DC).

The committee realizes, however, that this leaves little time for preparation of materials and planning for research allowances, so an additional deadline will be offered for those that need an extended preparation time period, set at:

Friday 30 May 2014 


Reminder: post your candidacy to be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.

 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, read this post, and comment to apply. The deadline is Friday, April 18th.


April 15th IFLA/ALA free webinar- New Librarians Global Connections: technology, innovation, and user needs

IFLA New Librarians Webinar

We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

http://www.ifla.org/node/8546

 

For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

 

Our April webinar will focus on technology, innovation, and user needs. We’ve recruited an amazing panel of two experienced library industry leaders and a new professional to shed light on these issues in different parts of the world. Serving as keynote speaker will be Hugh Rundle, public librarian from Australia’s City of Boroondara Library Service. We hope you can join us!

 

Find details for our next webinar below, and don’t forget to save the date!

 

New Librarians, Global Connections: technology, innovation, and user needsApril 15, 20142:00 p.m. CDT3:00 p.m. EDT9:00 p.m. CETWorld Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/  ***Link to webinar: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2003pt8eiz/*** Webinar length is approximately one hour. Use #newlibgc to talk about the webinar on social media.
Speakers
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  • Keynote by Hugh Rundle, public librarian at the City of Boroondara Library Service (Australia) Topics: Antifragility and technolust
  • Celia Emmelhainz, Head of Libraries for Haileybury Astana International School (Kazakhstan) Topic: User-centered design

The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

 

The quarterly webinars are presented in January, April, July and October. Stay tuned for more news!

 

All webinars are recorded and archived online, so participants can either engage with the speakers and their international colleagues live or watch the presentations at a later date- anytime and anywhere. For more information about the 2012 and 2013 webinar series and to view/listen to previous webinars, visit http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/.


Free ALCTS e-forum: Library Linked Data, March 11-12, 2014

ALCTS E-Forum: Library Linked Data

 

March 11-12, 2014

 

Hosted by Theo Gerontakos, Brad Gulliford, and Jeremy Myntti

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

 

Join this ALCTS E-Forum for a lively discussion on what linked data means for libraries. Linked Data refers to practices for publishing and linking data—cataloging data; research or government data; subject heading  lists and authority files; and the riches of the World Wide Web. Using linked data methods (cataloging standards such as RDF, as well as Web protocols such as HTTP), the scope of the linked, and always further linkable, data space is incomprehensibly large—the potential is thrilling! The hope for libraries is that we can move our data into this massive data space and thereby increase the global interoperability of library data. Many benefits are anticipated!

 

Topics will include basic linked data definitions and information, current linked data activities in libraries, how workflows may change or have changed due to linked data, challenges with transitioning to a linked data environment, what will linked data mean for catalogers in the future, and more.

 

To prepare for the e-forum, the following list of resources are recommended for an introduction to the topic of linked data:

Carl S. Hess, “Linked Data In Libraries Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web,” April 26, 2012 (presentation): http://www.slideshare.net/carlstephenhess/linked-data-in-libraries.

Virginia Schilling, “Transforming Library Metadata into Linked Data,” Research Topics in Cataloging & Classification: http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/org/cat/research/linked-data.

Philip Evan Schreur, “The Academy Unbound: Linked Data as Revolution,” Library Resources & Technical Services, volume 55, number 4, October 2012, pages 227-237:http://alcts.metapress.com/content/u63u261g73n7150n/.

Karen Coyle, “Linked Data Tools: Connecting on the Web,” Library Technology Reports, volume 48, number 4, May/June 2012: http://alatechsource.metapress.com/content/m52426p206uu/?p=6b8f0d12b99b436cb71d95b10d587a33&pi=13 (requires subscription).

 

Hosts

Theo Gerontakos has been a Metadata Librarian since 2002, and is currently Metadata Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also currently Co-Chair of the American Library Association’s interest group on Linked Library Data (ALCTS/LITA).

Brad Gulliford is a librarian in the acquisitions and collection development department of the library of the University of Texas at Arlington, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His subject areas are most of the sciences and engineering, and he blogs at Scholarly communication, Open Access, Open Science (http://blog.uta.edu/~bradley/).

Jeremy Myntti is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. He is responsible for optimizing metadata creation for the library’s physical and digital collections as well as identifying innovative solutions for cataloging and metadata projects. Current research interests and projects that he is working on include authority control for digital collection metadata and transforming MARC and non-MARC metadata into linked data.

What is an e-forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum.

To register:

Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.


Free Webinar 10 March: Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections

“Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections”. This is the third webinar in a series created by PrestoCentre and Presto4U on diverse topics related to AV digitisation and digital preservation.

This webinar is an introduction to expressing digital preservation requirements in the context of audiovisual collections, with a special emphasis on the approach followed by the Presto4U project. The webinar will start with the basics on what the requirements are, how they are created and for which purposes they serve. The webinar will then discuss how standards can play a key role in the expression of requirements for digital preservation and will exemplify the concept by showing how to use three standards: the OAIS reference model, the Ontology for Media Resources and the ISO/IEC 25010 System and Software Quality Requirments and Evaluation SQuaRE – System and Software Quality.

Date: Monday 10th March 2014
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm GMT/UTC (10:00am – 11:00am EST, 4:00pm – 5.00pm CET,7:00am – 8:00am PST)
Presenter: Carlo Meghini, researcher at CNR-ISTI in the area of Conceptual Modelling, Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation.

Make your free booking now at http://bit.ly/1k8QMNZ
Limited places available, registrations are on first-come, first-served basis.


ACRL Arts and ARLIS/NA Joint Webinar: Perspectives on Art Publishing

Perspectives on Art Publishing: Past, Present, Future and Open
Join us for a Webinar on February 28
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/361529769
ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the past, present, and future of scholarly publishing in the arts. 

Alexander Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, will discuss the Open Access movement in relation to arts journals, the future of arts scholarship, and potential roles for libraries and librarians. Open Access is about removing the walls around research, making scholarship universally available for free. The presentation will arm arts librarians with arguments and rationale that will help them promote Open Access in their own communities. (This presentation is encored from the ACRL Arts Discussion Forum at the 2013 ALA annual conference.) 


Ian McDermott (Collection Development Manager at ARTStor) and Erin Dunigan (Retail Manager at Park Life and recently Sales Associate at ARTBOOK | DAP) will explore the changing landscape of art book publishing in the face of
Amazon.com, bookstore closures, self-publishing, and shrinking library budgets. Their presentation will share how diverse publishers are approaching their long-term viability in the commercial and academic marketplaces and will invite discussion from the ARLIS and ACRL Arts communities about what this means for art librarians. (This presentation follows an article published in the Fall 2013 issue of Art Documentation and a panel discussion held at the New York Public Library on Feb. 12, 2013.) 

Only current ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts members may attend this event. Registration will close February 27, 2014, one day before the webinar. For assistance, please contact 
webinars@arlisna.org

This webinar will be recorded, and the video will be made available to current members of ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts members within two weeks after the webinar.

Live Upstate? Consider joining ARLIS/NA Upstate New York!

arlisna-colorIf you live north of the New York metropolitan area, please consider joining ARLIS/NA Upstate New York!

You can join ARLIS/NA Upstate New York here: http://arlisupstateny.org/join/

Chapter meetings are held in the spring and fall. Meeting sites have included museums and academic institutions in Ithaca, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Corning, Syracuse, Alfred, Utica, and Troy.

Member Benefits:

  • Invitations to all ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Chapter meetings
  • Eligibility to hold chapter Executive Board office
  • Eligibility to apply for our Conference Travel Award to support attending the ARLIS/NA conference

To learn more about our chapter, please visit our website http://arlisupstateny.org and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ARLISUpstateNY

Yvette Cortes, President, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York


Apply now: ARLIS/SE 2014 Travel Award

Are you an art library student or professional living in the ARLIS Southeast geographic region? Consider applying for the 2014 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award! Full details on the award and a link to the application are available on the ARLIS/SE website.


Digital Humanities Opportunity: XQuery Summer Institute

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Vanderbilt University invites you to participate in a summer seminar for humanities scholars working with XML documents (such as TEI, EAD, or VRA-CORE).

The XQuery Summer Institute is designed for scholars with basic experience marking up texts who would like to acquire advanced skills in how to query and computationally analyze XML documents.

We welcome applications from archivists, faculty members, librarians, alt-ac professionals, and advanced graduate students. Over the course of two weeks, we will teach you how to program in XQuery, a language designed for querying and manipulating XML documents. You will leave the Institute knowing how to maximize the value of your XML encoding.

The Institute will take place from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 20 in 2014 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be led by six instructors with experience in the digital humanities (seehttp://xqueryinstitute.org/instructors), including Jonathan Robie, Lead Editor of the XQuery and XPath specifications at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

There are no registration costs to the Institute thanks to generous support from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (see the announcement of Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanitieshttp://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/announcing-3-institutes-advanced-topics-awards-july-2013). We will also provide subventions for participants’ travel, lodging, and meals. Participation is limited to twelve. Applications are due by February 14, 2014.

Please join us!  Take your XML skills to the next level in Nashville this summer. For information about the Institute and the application process, see http://xqueryinstitute.org/. Questions? Please email Clifford Anderson, Director for Scholarly Communications, at Vanderbilt University: clifford.anderson@vanderbilt.edu.