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.
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would be oral histories, memoirs, or other unpublished ephemeral information sources.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Member-at-Large, ARLIS/NA Canada; Head Reference & Instructional Services, Dorothy H. Hoover Library, OCAD University
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
Hello there, conference goers!
The #arlis2014 Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) will meet Sunday May 4, 2014, from 8:00- 9:00am, in the Conference Theater of the Grand Hyatt. We know that is early, but we will be ready to wow you with a cheery overview of all that outgoing Moderator Emilee Mathews has accomplished this past year. We have a few agenda items on the table already, but we wanted to cast a line out to interested RISS members, past, present and future. What would you like to talk about at RISS?
In the meantime, add the RISS section meeting to your conference schedule and make time for the following RISS workshop and RISS session.
Thursday, May 1 8am-12pm, Farragut Square Room
Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
Christine Sundt, Editor of Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation
Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, American Association of Museums
Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries
Session: Retooling Art Reference and Information Services: Collaborative Tools, Strategies, and Models
Saturday, May 3 1-2:30pm, in McPherson Square Room
Sara Snyder, Information Technology Specialist, Archives of American Art
Elizabeth Botten, Archives Specialist, Archives of American Art
Kraig Binkowski Chief Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Elizabeth Morris Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Fran Scott, Director of Library Services, Georgian Court University
I look forward to your input. See you in DC!
Your incoming RISS Moderator,
Help choose our Co-Moderator for the 2014-2016 term!
Have a look at what our three candidates have to say in the comments on this post.
Cast your ballot here.
Voting closes Wednesday, April 30th, 11:59 pm.
The results will be announced on Thursday, May 1st.
Account Manager, International
New York City
Artstor is a nonprofit organization with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and sciences. We bring together 1.8 million high-quality images for education and research and offer the tools to catalog, manage, and distribute digital media collections. Artstor is headquartered in New York, NY.
The Account Manager, International will share responsibility for expanding subscription support for the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf beyond North America. This position requires some travel (approx. 20%) and demands a self-motivated, flexible, organized team player who thrives in a dynamic environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with the Director of International Outreach to meet and exceed subscription targets and revenue goals on an annual basis.
- Effectively demonstrate digital products and tools, providing librarians and faculty members with useful information and strategies for promoting Artstor as a campus-wide resource and platform.
- Work with the team members to meet and exceed participation and revenue goals on an annual basis.
- Communicate Artstor’s mission, messages, and fees to potential customers.
- Respond to inquiries, update customer information management tool and pipeline, negotiate basic terms of License Agreements, give remote demonstrations and set up trial access.
- Represent Artstor at conferences and other events deemed appropriate for this community.
- Keep up-to-date on various Artstor initiatives and developments and communicate these initiatives to potential participants.
- Additional special projects as assigned by managers and other senior staff members.
- 1-3 years of experience in international sales and/or business development
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Library Science, Business, or Art History);
- Demonstrated success selling digital content or software solutions to librarians and other decision makers in higher education.
- Excellent communication skills in a variety of settings.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work well as a team member.
- Comfortable with technology, including familiarity with metadata structures, trends, and Web development, as well as project management experience.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- Able to perform independently, be self-motivated, juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude, and adapt to constant change.
- Strong commitment and interest in the use of images in an educational setting.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with the international library consortia.
- Business development, marketing, and/or academic library experience.
- Working knowledge of image management software and database technology.
- Experience with customer relationship management software (Talisma, Sales Force, or other).
Artstor is an equal opportunity employer. Artstor offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a collegial working environment. Nominations and applications, including a cover letter, resume, and salary history should be emailed to: email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.
Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship–Library, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CAPosted: April 16, 2014
|Please circulate this posting to any undergraduates who might be interested in art librarianship!
In order to increase diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty is offering a summer internship in the Library at Art Center College of Design to undergraduate students of culturally diverse backgrounds.
The James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library at Art Center is a visual arts library designed for the aspiring practicing artist and designer. The Library intern will work in all departments of the Library, gaining experience in librarianship, archives, digital image curatorial work, public services and mentoring students. The intern will spend time in reference services, circulation, archives, cataloging, and digital imaging. The intern will develop a special project, such as choosing a subject for collection development, curating a display in the Library, or planning a special program for Art Center students.
All interns will attend a day-long gathering sponsored by the Getty Foundation and will submit a report to the Foundation at the end of program. A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for a full-time, ten-week period beginning in June and ending no later than August 22, 2014.
The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, with a salary of $4,000 for a consecutive ten-week work period beginning no sooner than June 2 and ending no later than August 22, 2014.
Full post here.
Destination D.C.: Developing Your 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference Experience
Lunchtime Chat: Friday, April 18th, 2014
11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern
Please join us for an informal and informative discussion about the ARLIS/NA community and our upcoming conference! Learn more about fun things to do in D.C., tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS/NA. This pre-conference Lunchtime Chat with Roger Lawson and Megan Halsband (Program Co-Chairs) and Anne Simmons and Kathy Woodrell (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!
Chat link: https://mtholyoke.adobeconnect.com/ris-alice
Chats are free and anyone may attend. Chat transcript will be posted after the chat.
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.