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