Be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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

 

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve a term of two years, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2014-2016 Co-Moderator, Rachel Schend.

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the New Voices panel. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA. Candidates do not need to be present at the Fort Worth conference in order to run; however, they should plan to be present at ARLIS/NA conferences for the following two years. Candidates must be ARLIS/NA members.

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Wednesday, March 11th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Thursday, March 12th through Wednesday, March 18th. The results will be announced on Thursday, March 19th 2015.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current co-moderators, Ellen Tisdale or Rachel Schend (emails found in sidebar).


The ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference Schedule

The schedule for our upcoming virtual conference is listed below! We’re looking forward to an afternoon full of thought-provoking discussion and new ideas in art librarianship.

See you on the 17th!

ArLiSNAP-VREPS Virtual Conference- Schedule


One Week Left to Submit Your Proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

We are very excited about the plans coming together for this event, and look forward to seeing your proposals! Have a look at the requirements here.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should get in on this fabulous opportunity:

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Two Weeks Left to Submit Your Proposal for our Virtual Conference!

Don’t delay, submit today!

In case you need more persuading:

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Job Postings: Archives Assistant (PT), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/archives-assistant-job/va-museum-of-fine-arts/eeqi27mhmf?cid=dcxbzbtlyghbkxfsmzufashrtlaggxhg

Part-time Archives Assistant position at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks a part-time wage Archive Assistant for the Imaging Resources Department. The position will catalogue and process digital and analog image archive materials. Additionally, this position will aid in the distribution of image materials; maintain the organization and archival care of physical image assets; assist with limited rights and reproduction services; perform independent digitization projects; and assist staff photographers with studio digitization projects.


A warm welcome for Stella Südekum, ArLiSNAP’s new Communications Liaison!

Stella will be running a weekly newsletter for ArLiSNAP. Stay tuned for more news!

Stella Südekum

Hello, All! As a blossoming professional in the fields of art and librarianship, I am ecstatic to join the ArLiSNAP community as its communications liaison! I’m in a very transitional point in my life and career, so new projects and changes are as follows: This past May, I finished my BA in Art History with a concentration in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. The first two years of my undergraduate studies were happily spent at Johnson County Community College in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas. During my two years of study at UD, I was lucky to work in the Special Collections department of its Morris Library as a student library assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia following my graduation to continue volunteering as a research assistant with the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center and to seek further career development. I plan to begin assisting part-time in front-of-house duties and online marketing at Jules Goldman’s Books and Antiques starting in July, and am eagerly searching for more art and art library career opportunities within my new community (hence my avid fellowship of this very web-page).

 

My interest in art librarianship stems from my love of the cultural heritage of the Ancient Near East, the cradle of language, poetry, and civilization! Studying its written material culture is my passion in art history, and also speaks to my propensity in art conservation for ancient objects, archives, and collection preservation. I have interned at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Winterthur Museum & Library, completed art restoration work with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in parts of Italy, and volunteered with various community arts organizations–such as the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City–and with smaller academic museums–like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

I’m a passionate academic, so when I’m not trying to learn 10 new dead languages or I can’t find a scholarly position to volunteer for, I can be found frequenting many of the fabulous vegan eateries within the greater Philadelphia area, cooking up a storm, hiking/biking/exploring with my beautiful golden retriever, listening to loud evil music, or experiencing the general creative struggles of an artist. As an art historian must, I love to write and I have enjoined contributing to outreach initiatives within my past organizations. I hope that the up-and-coming newsletter will help foster a stronger ArLiSNAP community by improving and simplifying its communication outlets. I look forward to working with the Moderators, Liaisons, and all of you worldwide ArLiSNAPers on this and future projects!


Join the ArLiSNAP Team – New Liaison Positions Available!

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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.

 

Job Postings/Professional Development Opportunities

Are you already on the lookout for jobs or educational opportunities related to art librarianship? This position is a great way to keep tabs on the latest opportunities, and help out your fellow arlisnappers at the same time. These liaisons monitor various sources, including listservs, RSS feeds, and websites, to keep the ArLiSNAP blog updated with the latest relevant opportunities. This important position helps us fulfil one of ArLiSNAP’s core services for its members. Volunteers must be willing to check the sources they sign up for at least once per week.

 

Communications Liaison

This volunteer will be responsible for running a weekly ArLiSNAP newsletter via mailchimp. The newsletter will consist of a brief digest of the blog posts from that week, highlighting the current discussion topic. The volunteer must be willing to make a weekly commitment to this position.

 

Student Liaison

This liaison would reach out to student organizations associated with art history/MLIS dual-degree programs, schools with established art/humanities-interested MLIS student groups, and other large MLIS programs. They will establish contacts with these groups, share ArLiSNAP news on their listservs, and share student group news on the ArLiSNAP blog. This is a more flexible position, but volunteers will be expected to report back on their progress once per month.

 

Conference Planning Liaison

For the annual ARLIS/NA Conference in March 2015, ArLiSNAP plans to submit a proposal to host an unconference session. This session will be dedicated to exploring topics of interest to students and new professionals, allowing for discussion of hot button topics to be shared between arlisnappers and the larger ARLIS/NA community. This volunteer would assist Allana Mayer, the main contact for this project, in organizing the session.

Contact Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com) or Rachel (rkschend(at)gmail(dot)com) for more information!

 


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.


Make a Difference in ArLiSNAP: Become the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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

 

The Co-Moderator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA. ArLiSNAP’s next Co-Moderator will serve a term of two years, working alongside ArLiSNAP’s current 2013-2015 Co-Moderator, Ellen Tisdale.

 

Co-Moderator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference, and contributing to the organization of other conference forums such as the Emerging Technology Forum. The future Co-Moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog and social media accounts, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA.  Candidates do not need to be present at the Washington conference in order to run.

 

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for the ArLiSNAP group. Please post your candidacy by Friday, April 18th.

 

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Saturday, April 19th through Wednesday, April 30th. The results will be announced on Thursday, May 1st 2014.

 

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current coordinators, Stephanie Grimm or Ellen Tisdale.


Help us help you – join our liaison crew!

ArLiSNAP is in search of a second job postings liaison. This is a great way to connect our readers with job announcements (and if you’re currently on the hunt, offers a treasure trove of resources to check for opportunities!). If you’re interested, contact me (sgrimm[at]uscb.edu) or Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail.com) with your nomination!

Many thanks to Alissa Hafele for her dedication and service as a jobs posting liaison, and congrats on your new position!

 


Introducing: Abigail Sadler, ArLiSNAP’s newest Discussion Liaison!

We are happy to welcome a second Discussion Liaison, Abigail Sadler, to our team.

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Currently, I am working on my MLIS and Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  I have a BA in Art History, so prior to entering the program I knew I was interested in art librarianship.  Presently, I am working as a Graduate Student Assistant providing reference services at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at the university. I also work as a Library Intern at The Detroit Institute of Arts Library and Archives.  I have loved every second of these experiences and have learned so much about the profession.  These opportunities have done a great deal to strengthen my passion for the field and I am looking forward to facilitating meaningful discussions about art librarianship as the new Discussion Liaison.  

 

Look for posts from Abigail in our new series of Sunday Feature Posts!


Introducing: Alison Larson, ArLiSNAP’s new Discussion Liaison!

We are delighted to welcome Alison to the ArLiSNAP team.

Alison Larson

I am a new member of ARLIS and ARLIS/ TX-MX and a MLIS student at UNT, Denton. I have a background in fine arts with BA and MA degrees in Art History. After a number of years in various positions in museums, libraries, and higher education, I have decided that my true calling is art librarianship! I currently work in the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

One of my favorite aspects of the job is discussion! Talking to the student workers, patrons, library staff and librarians about basically anything library-related or otherwise makes my job fun and interesting. I would like to make connections with others in the field by initiating conversations around current topics in art librarianship as I am learning about them myself both theoretically and practically.

Looking forward to the discussion posts, Alison!

 

Are you interested in taking on a more active role within ArLiSNAP? We are always happy to have more members getting involved! Email Stephanie or Ellen (see contact info on the menu to the right) to find out how you can contribute. Potential volunteer roles could include:

  • participating in educational opportunities such as webinars and sharing the experience on the blog;

  • liaising with the VRA emerging professionals and students organization, vreps;

  • sharing relevant technology news and developments;

  • or working on ways to support greater diversity among our ranks. For example, last year ArLiSNAP ran a Make Your Own Button machine at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Pasadena, the proceeds from which went to the Student Diversity Conference Attendance Award.

If you have other ideas of ways you would like to add to the group’s efforts, let us know!


Friday Updates

A few Educational Opportunities as we head into the weekend:

The ACRL Arts Section recently posted the minutes from their meeting at ALA in Chicago. View it here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/arts/artswebsite/minutesab/Minutes

On August 23 the Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS will meet at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To RSVP, and to learn more about participating in their 2013 Virtual Conference, visit: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/

Why not take a moment and peruse the ARLIS/NA 2011-2015 Strategic Plan? http://www.arlisna.org/organization/admindocs/planning/stratplan11-15.html

Not strictly art related, but the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is offering a Webinar on the basics of Project Management. Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/848357912

SLA-NY also recently announced the line-up for their Fall Educational Series. More info here: http://newyork.sla.org/the-knowledge-management-series/

Enjoy!!


Meet your new liaisons!

Thanks to everyone who contacted us about the arlisnap liaison roles. We’re excited to have more contributors joining our group and to keep bringing you relevant and thought-provoking content. We’re still looking for a Discussions Liaison, so if you’re interested in writing and starting conversations on the blog, let us know!

Liaisons are now listed on the sidebar of the blog, beneath the moderator contact information. A permanent link to their position descriptions is also included.

LeslieVegaLeslie Vega, Chapter Liaison
Leslie Vega is a Visual Arts + Music Librarian for the SUNY Binghamton University Libraries. As Chapter Liaison, she’ll keep the ArLiSNAP blog updated with chapter news and events, including mentoring or scholarship opportunities, chapter meetings, and local conferences. You can reach her at lvega[at]binghamton[dot]edu.

Eden Orelove, DC-MD-VA Liaison
Eden is a member of the DC-MD-VA Chapter of ARLIS/NA and is serving on the program committee for the 2014 annual conference in Washington, DC. Keep an eye on her posts for DC-MD-VA news and events, especially as the conference draws nearer! Contact her via email at edeno[at]gwmail[dot]gwu[dot]edu.

Erik Sommer, Educational Opportunities Liaison
As Educational Opportunities liaison, Erik will keep us updated with information on lectures, scholarship opportunities, webinars, workshops, internships or post-grad opportunities, and other educational activities of interest to arlisnappers. As a reminder, you can keep apprised of these events through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Erik can be reached at erikjsommer[at]gmail[dot]com.

ZingarelliArlisPhotoAnna-Sophia Zingarelli, Student Group Liaison
Anna-Sophia earned an MA in History of Art and Architecture from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, and will be starting her MLIS program in a few short weeks at the University of Pittsburgh, along with an internship at the Frick Fine Arts Library. Anna-Sophia will serve as primary contact for student groups (or students interested in art librarianship), with the goal of creating a stronger connections between these organizations and ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA. She’ll report on opportunities and events at different organizations (particularly those schools with dual-degree programs) and foster discussions on topics relevant to our readers (hot topics in the field, new technologies, etc.). You can follow her on twitter @aszingarelli or contact by email at a.s.zingarelli[at]gmail[dot]com.

JoanSinghPicJoan Jocson, Job Postings Liaison
Joan is currently an Acquisitions Librarian at Columbia University, and working on her second master’s in Anthropology. She’ll join Alissa Hafele to keep arlisnap readers up-to-date on all of the arts- and art-museum related job opportunities for students and new professionals. Follow her blog at http://ontheshelves.wordpress.com or contact her at jm.jocson213[at]gmail[dot]com.


Call for ArLiSNAP Liaisons!

Would you like to get involved in ArLiSNAP? We are currently seeking ArLiSNAP Liaisons for the following positions:


Job Postings Liaison

Help the ArLiSNAP community by posting relevant job announcements. A quick and easy way to contribute to the blog and support your fellow members.


Discussion Liaison

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

Student Group Liaison

Reach out to library student groups, and report on new developments, interesting projects, and recent achievements.


Chapter Liaison

Reach out to ARLIS/NA local chapters, and report on chapter news, events, and opportunities of interest to ArLiSNAP members.
 

Becoming a liaison is a great way to network and show your involvement in the art libraries community. If you would like to join our team, post a comment below, or email either of the coordinators, Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale at gmail dot com) or Stephanie (sgrimm at uscb dot edu).


Onward/upward–one co-coordinator leaves, another steps up

As the time of the ARLIS/NA 2012 Conference in Toronto nears, that means (of course) that the time for a change of leadership in ArLiSNAP has arrived. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to help with this group over the past two years. I’m excited to remain a member, contribute my voice, and help ArLiSNAP work even harder for the people it represents.

The past year has seen ArLiSNAP made some important progress, though not all of it might have been immediately visible. At this time, we are currently waiting final approval from the president of ARLIS/NA to complete ArLiSNAP’s transition from Special Interest Group to official Section. This status will afford our membership a greater voice within the ARLIS/NA organization and further legitimize the importance of issues pertinent to students and young professionals within the community. 2009-2011 Co-Coordinator Bryan Loar was invaluable throughout this process, acting as liaison with ARLIS and shepherding our petition through lots of red tape. Our thanks to him for his continued dedication. In a similar vein, the ArLiSNAP website will soon be a part of the official ARLIS website. TEI and Chris Roper are currently working on this transfer of information now. Both of these measures will help magnify our group’s purpose a great deal.

Many discussions about how members can become more actively involved with ArLiSNAP also took place in the past year. A number of volunteer positions are in development. The coordinators of this group feel the most direct path to continued and increased success of ArLiSNAP lies in finding ways to reach out to more student organizations and regional ARLIS chapters, presenting more educational information and opportunities for students and young professionals, and connecting our members to the greater infrastructure of ARLIS. Opportunities for different liaison positions will be discussed at the ArLiSNAP meeting on Friday, March 30th at 4 p.m. Please make sure to be there so your voice can be heard.

With any transition, there are logistics to be minded. Statements of interest for the new co-moderator position are now being accepted. Submissions should be brief (a few sentences) and state some personal background info (school, work, passions) along with a bit of what you would bring to ArLiSNAP as a leader (ideas!). All those interested can simply post a comment on this blog entry! Comments on that entry will be open until midnight on Friday, April 6th. A poll will be created on April 7th and voting will be open for one week. The candidate with the most votes on April 13th will be named co-moderator for 2012-2014.

I very much wish that I could attend the conference this year but I know that Suzanne will do an excellent job leading the meeting. I really ask that you all be vocal, be creative, and don’t be afraid to take on new responsibilities (even though I know we’re all overworked and underpaid). The fuel of this group is volunteerism and foresight. I think that individually, we can all make a big difference for the entire group. Though I will no longer be coordinator, I will still contribute to this blog and to the development of ArLiSNAP’s future.

I hope to keep learning from all of you.

My thanks to everyone.

Rosemary K. J. Davis, MSLIS
ArLiSNAP Co-Coordinator, 2010-2012
Member-at-Large, ARLIS Communications and Publications Committee, 2012-2014


ArLiSNAP–a proposal for change

ArLiSNAP needs to change.

While the organization’s current information stream about job postings and helpful hints is functional and useful, there is also a lot more we can be doing as an ARLIS significant interest group. In the past two years that I’ve served as a co-coordinator, we have received almost one hundred new ARLIS members who are interested in the group. This is a tremendous number.

And I think we all deserve to make our group more…activated and more representative of our education, backgrounds, locales, and personal histories. Young professionals and students are the very definition of the avant-garde–we are the next wave of understanding, implementation, discussion, and innovation for information professionals in the art library, museum, and academic spheres.

We are all busy. We are all probably all tired. But communities like ours function best with the input of a chorus. To that end, I feel we should not have just two coordinators, but a team of dedicated, focused individuals providing viewpoints, information, resources, and opportunities that address the fuller professional and academic spectrum represented by our membership.

Normally at this time of year, we request for candidates to step up and take on a two-year term of co-coordinatorship. I propose that instead, this year, we not only elect a new co-coordinator, but also establish positions like the following:

  • a student liaison that interacts with representatives from different student library groups across the US and Canada, then reporting important resolutions, accomplishments, and developments
  • a professional liaison that interacts with representatives from different regional ARLIS factions to highlight how students and young professionals can become involved on a more local level
  • an opportunities coordinator that focuses on pushing job postings, educational information (webinars, symposia, etc.) to our different venues on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and the blog
  • a small team of dedicated “issues” bloggers that contribute original content to our blog in the form of topical analysis relevant to the field of art librarianship
  • an advisory council comprised of former coordinators and interested professionals/scholars that can mentor the group’s leadership and contribute their voices to discussions

These are but a few suggestions–nothing is decided and nor will it be without an open discussion with the group’s members. I feel that while we have made significant progress in the past year in terms of membership numbers and blog traffic, there are still gaps that I couldn’t bridge as coordinator. The lives of students and young professionals are often overwhelmingly full. I found myself frequently frustrated by the lack of time I had to devote to creating more dynamic content for our group. It seems to me that having a stronger community of producers all devoted to a common cause will ease the burden of the coordinators by diffusing the workload. More importantly though, a diversity of voices can only increase the vitality of discussion amongst our members.

Now, more than ever, we need to ask questions and look to each other for help. We need to take advantage of our strengths, our experiences, and our intelligence in order to make the important issues of our membership impossible to ignore.

Let’s start a conversation. Let’s talk about what we want ArLiSNAP to do for us as a community. Let’s talk about the future.

I hope you will all chime in with opinions and suggestions. I look forward to moving forward.

Rosemary K. J. Davis
Co-Coordinator, 2010-2012 


Deadline Extended: Be a part of the ArLiSNAP Focus Group!

ArLiSNAPPERS: We need your voice!

The Strategic Planning Committee is specifically targeting ArLiSNAP to provide feedback that will impact the future of the society! Please consider taking part in a one hour ArLiSNAP Focus Group conference call the week of April 18-22.

To sign up, please complete this Doodle indicating your availability:

http://www.doodle.com/aduiyn64tch7z8pd

From your ARLISNAP colleagues and Strategic Planning Committee members,

Jamie Lausch
Jennifer Garland

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A note from the ArLiSNAP coordinators:

Everyone, please take this opportunity to become a part of this focus group. This type of engagement is exactly the kind of thing students and young professionals need to become an important part of the community. The Strategic Planning Committee is working hard to give our group a forum for discussions and suggestions that can help shape the future of ARLIS for the better.

Help make sure that ARLIS/NA is representing us.