Job Posting: Archivist, Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery at UBC, Vancouver

This Archivist position at the The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a 40% FTE ongoing position. The posted salary range is $57,417.00 – $68,929.00  — so, $22,966 – $27,571 when pro-rated. It asks for a minimum of five years’ relevant experience, but work in a gallery or museum or participation in a contemporary arts scene would be applicable, so I think our readership probably qualifies. Just an FYI, I would totally apply for this job.

The deadline for applications is September 2nd, and the position is slated to start October 1st. You’ll need a cover letter and resume to apply.

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC is mandated to research, exhibit, collect, publish, educate and develop programs in the field of contemporary art.  The Belkin Art Gallery houses the University’s permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art, one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia. Complementing its collections of art, the Belkin houses an archival collection relating to the post-war history of art in Vancouver and the avant-garde narratives of the 1960s and 1970s. The Belkin’s holdings provide a resource for exhibitions, teaching, and learning, and scholarly research.

Reporting to the Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Archivist oversees the Gallery’s archives, a repository for records relating especially to contemporary art since the 1960s, including papers of artists, art historians and collectors, and material in multiple media (textual, graphic, moving image and sound), which is used as a research facility for researchers, staff and students. The Archivist is responsible for managing the archive’s day-to-day operations, developing long-term plans, and implementing records management for the Gallery, and oversees the registration, conservation,
appraisal, loans, travelling exhibitions, access, security, and storage related to the archives collection.

The Archivist presents lectures to undergraduate and graduate classes in the School of Library, Archival,
and Information Studies and Departments of Anthropology and Art History, Visual Art and Theory.  The Archivist works closely with the Gallery’s Registrar and cooperatively with all staff.  The position contributes to the policy and priorities of the Gallery’s Archives and record management practices and procedures.

.    A Masters of Archival Studies is required for this position.
.    A minimum of five years related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
.    Knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and creating finding aids according to the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
.    Knowledge of standards and practices for preventative conservation of archival materials, and preservation techniques and treatments.
.    Knowledge of records management policies and procedures.
.    Knowledge of BC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
.    Knowledge of art history, contemporary art and contemporary art practices.
.    Experience hiring, training, and supervising staff, work-study students, and professional experience students.
.    Experience working in a professional gallery or museum.

Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYC

Position Title:
Video and Audio Technology Specialist 
Position Summary:
Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.
Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Education:
College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.
Required Experience:
Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.
Preferred Experience:
Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:
Film Library Technician IV

SupOrg – Division Equivalent:

TS1035 – Tisch School of the Arts

Position Summary:

Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.
Qualifications/Required Education:
High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalent
Preferred Education:
relevant certification
Required Experience:
2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.
Preferred Experience:
Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.

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:

Please join us for the love of theater!


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

Job Postings: Reproductions Coordinator and Reprodutions Technician, Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum has two new job openings in their Rights and Reproductions department. Details are listed below:


The Licensing and Reproductions Coordinator increases the visibility of CHM collections and generates earned revenue by providing for the delivery of reproductions of CHM collection materials for publication, media, research, licensing, and other commercial and non-commercial uses, both internal and external.  The Coordinator also seeks out and supports income-generating licensing and product development opportunities and initiatives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

*         Receive and prioritize internal and external requests for reproductions and use rights, negotiate usage terms and fees, process contracts and payments, and ensure on-time delivery of reproduction orders
*         Prepare original materials for digitization, including retrieving requested collection materials, checking rights status, scheduling photographic work with the Photo Lab, and generating caption, credit line, and other descriptive and administrative metadata
*         Ensure that original collection materials are handled appropriately according to safe object handling protocols and returned to appropriate storage locations following reproduction
*         Accurately organize and safely maintain files of reproduction negatives, slides, and transparencies
*         Utilizing digital asset management system, enhance, verify, and create descriptive and administrative metadata for digital objects following national and local metadata/cataloging protocols and procedures
*         Accurately maintain databases and other systems for documenting service activities and tracking order status and payments
*         Lift, carry, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
*         With Department Head and supervisor, participate in the development of policies, procedures, and strategies governing digitization, order fulfillment, and digital assets management
*         Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, interns, and work study students

*         Create a team spirit and enhance communication within the Collections Department so that staff members work collaboratively and in a supportive manner across departmental and functional area boundaries

*         Contribute to and promote a positive culture at CHM by demonstrating the values of CHM in interactions with colleagues, external partners, and all audiences and through the products developed and services delivered.

*         Prepare financial reports and weekly transmittals to the Accounting Department
*         Serve as liaison with external research and licensing agencies and other external contractors
*         Serve on interdepartmental staff committees
*         Other duties as assigned

For information on qualifications required and applications instructions, please go to:


The Licensing and Reproductions Technician provides clerical, customer service, and research assistance to support the delivery of reproduction and licensing services for internal and external constituents, ensuring that collection materials are handled in a safe and prudent manner, digital assets contain accurate and complete metadata, and that services are delivered efficiently, on time, and in a helpful and professional manner.

*         Respond to internal and external requests for reproductions and use rights, provide customers with information on licensing usage terms and fees,  prepare licensing contracts, and record and route payments received
*         Prepare original materials for digitization, including retrieving requested collection materials, checking rights status, and generating caption, credit line, and other descriptive and administrative metadata
*         Ensure that original collection materials are handled appropriately and returned to appropriate storage locations following reproduction
*         Maintain physical files of reproduction negatives, slides, and transparencies
*         Utilizing digital asset management system, enhance, verify, and create accurate descriptive and administrative metadata for digital objects following national and local metadata/cataloging protocols and procedures
*         Maintain databases and other systems for documenting service activities and tracking order status and payments
*         Lift, carry, and otherwise move boxes or objects weighing up to 25 pounds
*         Create a team spirit and enhance communication within the Collections Department so that staff members will work collaboratively and in a supportive manner across departmental and functional area boundaries
*         Contribute to and promote a positive culture at CHM by demonstrating the values of CHM in their interactions with colleagues, external partners, and all audiences and through the products developed and services delivered

*         Other duties as assigned

For information on qualifications required and applications instructions, please go to:

Call for Papers: Archivaria’s 40th Anniversary issue (Association of Canadian Archivists)

Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)

Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves

In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that “the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members.” This “useful service” has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.

Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, “the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others.”[1]

In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.

We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:

· the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,
· the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,
· the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,
· the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,
· the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers,
genealogists, etc., and
· speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (<>) by 14 November 2014.

Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the “Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria” at

Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.

Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at

[1] T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.

Job postings and other opportunities

Archival Volunteer– The Catalogue Raisonne of the Drawings of Jasper Johns, The Menil Foundation

Reference and Instruction Librarian– SCAD Atlanta

Art Collection Cataloger– UCBerkeley

Archivist– National Gallery of Art


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?


►        New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk”

►        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:

Job Posting: Systems Librarian, OCAD University, Toronto

OCAD University, the third largest professional art and design university in North America, is seeking an innovative Systems Librarian to work with us to envisage and deliver the kind of enriched learning environment that our students, faculty and researchers need to excel.

The OCAD U Library aspires to contribute to a learning ecology extending beyond the classroom and studio, where artists and designers can engage in historical, critical and scientific inquiry, research, lifelong learning, and the celebration of creativity, experimentation and innovation. As librarians, we see collaboration and integration of services as a means to enhance discovery, student engagement, and support for teaching, learning and research. We are seeking a professional colleague with similar aspirations who will contribute to our mission.

Application deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 or until filled.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, the Systems Librarian supports the adoption, technical integration and management of emerging technologies, automated systems and digital initiatives, to meet the service requirements and information management needs of the University Library. Working in close collaboration with library colleagues, IT Services and other campus administrative and academic departments, the Systems Librarian will optimize technology to deliver services and connect users to quality information; advancing the development, implementation, and maintenance of library systems to support a diverse academic and research community.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Administer, maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the operational needs and services of the University Library including Reference & Instructional Services, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, Visual Resources & Special Collections, and Collection Development & Access, in consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Heads
  • Collaborate with IT Services on the successful completion of prioritized projects to advance collection management, scholarly communications and discovery and access services and emerging library service or collection initiatives.
  • Serve as Library Systems subject matter expert in relation to areas, such as data mapping for integration of library system functions with institutional information systems, and integration of library systems, including institutional repository, with visual resources systems and learning management systems
  • Serve as primary liaison between OCAD U Library and SirsiDynix, Scholars Portal, Institutional Repository software vendor (EPrints), and other software or service providers
  • Provide system and application administration for the virtualized library system (Horizon SaaS) and for all related peripherals and workstations, including oversight of installation and software maintenance
  • Administer development and maintenance of the University Institutional Repository (OCAD U Research Online) as a consolidated web presence for research and scholarly outputs of OCAD U’s graduate students, researchers, and partners, in collaboration with the Special Collections Librarian/Digital Projects Curator
  • Oversee testing and modification of the Institutional Repository to OCAD U specifications, in consultation with all stakeholders including the Special Collections Librarian/Digital Projects Curator, Repository Editors, and members of the Institutional Repository Working Group
  • Provide conceptual and technical development of the library’s website and establish and lead librarian web content committee
  • Serve on University committees and represent the University Library on relevant Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and Scholars Portal working groups and committees; and participate in professional activities outside the University
  • Develop a business case for future systems integration in support of the OCAD U Library / AGO Library Affiliation Agreement
  • Monitor systems performance, prepare documentation, coordinate staff training, produce reports, and assist with regular assessment of library services by collecting and reporting relevant statistics to the University Librarian
  • Support the University Librarian and the Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support  in related duties that contribute to the successful operation of Library ServicesQualifications:
    • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library and information science program; additionally, computer science or web application development coursework/experience is desirable; an additional Master’s degree is preferred
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a university supporting mission critical Library applications and server systems, preferably as a systems librarian, an institutional repository administrator, or a digital asset manager
    • Experience managing an Integrated Library System as well as other library systems, such as SFX link resolver and EZProxy, and technical proficiency with Horizon, with a broad knowledge of the range of solutions currently available for Library catalogues, databases, repositories and patron services, including search and discovery tools and other applications that enable integrated access to analog and digital collections
    • Proven ability to support and lead a wide variety of computer-based initiatives in the Library and to communicate and work effectively with campus IT Services
    • Knowledge of authentication and permissions management using LDAP/Active Directory, TCP/IP networks and hardware, XML, HTML, Javascript and CSS, PHP and/or ASP/ASP.NET and web service API’s
    • Understanding of object-oriented design, programming and database structures and query construction
    • Knowledge of harvesting protocols and metadata standards for institutional repositories and scholarly publishers
    • Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
    • Proven ability to identify and manage change to improve service and efficiencies
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in varied work environments with a diverse group of team members and subject matter experts
    • Supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to manage both unionized and non-unionized staff, including staff development and training
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational, project planning, time management skills, as well as demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated success managing multiple concurrent projects and excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Experience providing system administration and maintenance for Windows, Mac, Linux and Apache server and/or client operating systems
    • Evidence of scholarly research and/or active participation and contribution to the library profession
    • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population
    • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend shifts as required


    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday for a total of 35 hours per week.

    Compensation: $65,072.32 to $85, 207.74

Job Posting: Administrative and Curatorial Assistant, Ryerson University, Toronto

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is an international centre of excellence at Ryerson University, dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film.

To ensure the efficient operation of the unit, we are currently seeking an Administrative and Curatorial Assistant to provide administrative and curatorial support to the Director, Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). This position will support the Director in the research, writing, and editing of essays, fundraising proposals, speeches, press and advertising materials, and other forms of written communication designed to build the profile and reputation of the Ryerson Image Centre and generate public interest. The successful candidate will also support and coordinate the Director’s relations with RIC staff, the Provost’s Office, the RIC Advisory Committee and Sub-Committees, University partners and stakeholders, and fundraising prospects, collectors, and professional colleagues. The selected candidate will also assist in the planning and coordination of RIC programs and events in support of exhibitions, collection, and research.


•Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in Art History or related discipline is required, with a specialization in history of photography, cultural management/administration, history, literary studies or visual arts. With a minimum of three (3) years of relevant administrative work experience, preferably within the setting of a cultural institution. Experience coordinating various activities, and conducting research, writing and editing is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
•Demonstrated experience providing front of the house administrative support in order to carry out complex administrative tasks such as developing and implementing internal administrative processes and guidelines to facilitate efficient operations.
•Excellent written communication skills are required in order to draft and edit curatorial and scholarly texts, essays, speeches, media releases and advertising materials in support of the director.
•Strong analytical and financial skills in order to monitor and review revenues and expenses, as well as identify and investigate any discrepancies or trends and recommend actions to address variances accordingly.
•Excellent organizational skills are required in order to assist the Director in managing interaction, reporting and relations with the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, Office of the President, and other significant University partners such as colleagues, Advisory Committees and Sub-Committees.
•Demonstrated experience in event planning in order to support the Director’s fundraising activities as well as coordinate gallery functions such as receptions and other public and private events.
•A demonstrated commitment to client service, specifically students, staff, faculty and external contacts. Excellent interpersonal and technical skills required when assisting students and faculty and when assisting in the production of special events and centre initiatives.
•Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with various software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Experience with ORACLE would be considered an asset.
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision using sound judgment, excellent creative skills as well as utilizing problem solving/troubleshooting skills to identify and find solutions to administrative issues and conduct post-activity assessments in order to identify opportunity areas for development.

Additional information :

•Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing as a first step in the evaluation process prior to being granted an interview.
•Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application deadline:

Aug 25 2014

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 ( 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

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 ( 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?

Fall 2014 Cataloging Internship– Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New York, NY

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) seeks an intern to assist in the cataloging and maintenance of the ICAA’s collection of art and architecture books and its historic plaster cast collection.

Thoughtfully compiled over the years from donations from members, instructors, and friends of the Institute, the ICAA’s collection of books, monographs, sketch books and serials focuses on the classical tradition in art and architecture and serves to support the curriculum and mission of the ICAA.

The ICAA’s historic plaster cast collection is part of the seminal 19th century collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and serves as a vital and permanent resource of the Institute.  The approximately 100 casts are used as a tool of pedagogy and direct inspiration for students of architecture, cast drawing painting, sculpture, drawing and their allied building arts.

Internship description and duties

  • Works under the general direction of the Associate Director of Education & Special Collections (MLS)
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to cataloging and processing books, data entry, general maintenance of the library and assisting to create metadata.
  • Intern must be able to commit to the position for the entire Fall semester or until the end of the 2014 calendar year.

Internship requirements

  • Intern is expected to work at least 8-10 hours per week.
  • Schedule is flexible during normal business hours.
  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.

This internship is unpaid but offers a food and travel stipend in the amount of $250 per month.

Individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in the fields of archives & records management, library science, museum studies, or art history are encouraged to apply.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume and a letter of interest indicating if formal internship for credit is sought, to Nora Reilly, MLS, Associate Director of Education & Special Collections,

Fall 2014 Cataloging Internship– Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library seeks a graduate student for an unpaid internship opportunity in cataloging.

This semester, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library will be offering one (1) current MLS student or recent graduate an opportunity to gain experience in cataloging and a greater understanding to the multi-faceted workings of a small museum library.


  • Perform general library maintenance, including book processing, shelving cataloged materials, and retrieving library materials from the stacks in response to reference requests from staff, volunteers or other interns.
  • Copy cataloging, which includes searching, editing, and importing MARC records into the library catalog.
  • Assist in the cataloging of the library’s backlog of new and older uncataloged materials.

For experienced applicants, we offer an opportunity to focus the internship on advanced cataloging practices.


  • Assist in creating/editing bibliographic records for rare or unique books in our special collections.
  • Create original cataloging records for older uncataloged materials.
  • Identify items that will need repair or preservation.



  • Course work in original and copy cataloging required. Experience in original and/or copy cataloging preferred.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification, subject headings, and authorities.
  • Familiarity with AACR2, RDA and current cataloging practices.
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art.
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently.

Established in 1959 with the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Library contains published resources that reflect and inform museum collections and exhibitions. The Library’s mission is to support research endeavors. The collection consists of literature focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, with emphasis on the museum’s international collections and exhibitions. Materials are collected in English and Western-European languages with limited selections made among other languages. Collection development methods include purchase, exchanges, gifts, and acquisitions of both newly-published and out-of-print materials.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, three (3) references to Jillian Suarez, Assistant Librarian at For students interested in the advanced cataloging opportunity, submit three (3) examples of edited bibliographic records with your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to the address above.

Image Cataloger and Support Specialist– Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

This position is responsible for cataloging, collection development, public service, and maintenance of the image collection under the general supervision of the Director of Visual Resources, Department of Art and Archaeology.  Duties include original cataloging, classification, and subject indexing of images. The art image cataloger/support specialist works closely with the faculty to fulfill their image needs for teaching and research. The cataloger works on all aspects of making images available including uploading digital images and data and supporting users of images in multiple software applications (Almagest, PowerPoint, ARTstor).  Technical and support responsibilities include assisting with use of audio-visual and computer equipment and projection as needed.


For further details including qualifications or to apply for the position, please go to:, and search Requisition #1400568

Job Posting: Materials Librarian, Tiffany’s, New York City

Well, this is interesting.

The Materials Specialist/Librarian will play an essential role in the design, development, maintenance, and physical organization of the Studio – cataloguing materials, overseeing inventory and replenishment of material samples, as well as working with vendors on new and existing designs. This position is responsible for overseeing and supervising the material brand standards through presentation boards, samples quality, and consistency. S/he will support the Decorative Manager and Interiors team in developing custom finishes, textiles, and other architectural and interiors materials required by Store Design worldwide…. The Materials Specialist will also have responsibilities as a librarian. S/he will be expected to catalogue and maintain the book library. This includes monitoring, styling, and maintaining the overall appearance of the studio as per established guidelines and the upkeep of storage and organization of archived projects.

There is no salary information, no application deadline, and no information about whether this is full-time, permanent, etc. But, if you’ve got retail, interior design, cataloguing, and inventory experience, this might be right up your alley (especially if you’re a jewelry hound).


Required Qualifications:


  • College degree or higher in Interior Design or equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years business experience, preferably in luxury, high-end retail design
  • Expert knowledge in architectural and interior materials
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to multi-task and run projects independantly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word and Excel, as well as in Adobe Photoshop


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD


Joint Chapter Meeting: ARLIS/NA Midstates-VRA/Midwest-ARLIS/NA Twin Cities fall meeting

* please excuse cross-postings*

Save the date! The ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter is joining forces with ARLIS/NA Twin Cities and VRA Midwest for a joint conference in Madison, Wisconsin September 12-13, 2014.

Information and an online registration form is now available on our chapter web site for the Joint ARLIS/NA Midstates-VRA/Midwest-ARLIS/NA Twin Cities fall meeting in Madison, WI:


Friday September 12

12:00-12:30 – Meet at Kohler Art Library

12:30-12:45 – Walk to Robinson Map Library

12:45-1:45 – Tour Map Library

1:45-2:00 – Walk to DesignLab in College Library

2:00-2:45 – Tour DesignLab

2:45-3:00 – Walk to Chazen Museum of Art

3:00-4:00 – Split into two groups and tour Chazen Print Room or Object Study Room or explore the museum on your own

4:00-4:15 – Walk to Elvehjem Building for chapter business meetings

4:15-5:15 – Chapter business meetings in L166 and L170

5:15- ? – Adjourn to the Memorial Union Terrace or Rathskeller


Saturday September 13

8:45-9:00 – Meet at the Madison Public Library Central Branch

9:00-10:00 – Tour the Public Library

10:00-10:30 – Walk to Elvehjem Building

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break at the Kohler Art Library

11:00-12:30 – Lightning Round Presentations (room L140)

12:30 – Adjourn for lunch (on your own) and other Madison sights


Leigh Gates
Director of Library Services
Harrington College of Design
200 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606

Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, Toronto


This temporary placement is targeted to students, with an undergraduate degree in the humanities, who are in the process of completing graduate level studies in Library and Information Science and/or Art History. The incumbent will assist with provision of reference services, on a part-time and occasional basis, within the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD University, and under the supervision of the Head of Instructional Services.


• Work scheduled shifts at the Reference Desk, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
• Provide backup circulation services using Horizon ILS
• Maintain weekly schedule for Scholar’s Portal Ask a Librarian services
• May participate in other areas of Library services, including library instruction, orientations, research workshops, inter-library loans and document delivery, liaison with faculty and collection development/digital curation, under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services.



• Partial completion of an ALA-accredited Masters of Information/Library Sciences or MA in Art History
• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art & design
• Related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library
• Experience with Ask a Librarian LivePerson software an asset
• In-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
• Technologically proficient with a strong public-service orientation
• Strength in presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students
• Demonstrable creative aptitude and capabilities in organization and problem solving
• Teaching experience or knowledge of instructional methods, as well as evidence of active contribution to the library profession, considered assets



• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year


• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Application deadline:

Aug 18 2014

Job Posting: Director of the Copyright Office, University of Alberta

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Required qualifications include demonstrated experience regarding copyright, intellectual property laws, and fair dealing in the Canadian context as well as highly developed oral, written, and presentation skills. Applicants must also possess a proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and excellent organizational and problem solving skills.

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer (APO) Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at and annual salary range of $78,136 to $130,232. The position is located in the Cameron Library on the main campus of the University of Alberta (T6G 2J8).
When applying please include your curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2014, however, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply Online at

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the successful candidate participates in the strategic development of Learning Services which includes the Libraries, Museums and Collections, Bookstore, University Press, and Technology Training Centre, as well as the Copyright Office. The Director of the Copyright Office establishes mechanisms to assist the university community in complying with copyright laws and best practices in their research and publishing, their teaching and use of resources and services.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Managing the operations of the Copyright Office, including the receipt of requests and evaluation of compliance requirements
Participating in the strategic development of Learning Services and advising the Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian on compliance and risk
Ensuring the development of internal policies, guidelines and standards for copyright compliance
Supporting ongoing training in the appropriate use of copyrighted resources in an institutional setting
Advising on copyright issues related to scholarly communication, authors rights and publishing agreements, open access and use of a wide variety of materials, including digital formats.

Library Associate, Art Resource Center, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

The Library Associate for the Art Resource Center (ARC) is a specialist skilled in organizing and providing access to information on the visual and performing arts. This individual will support research, provide instruction, and promote public awareness of the arts to students, teachers, scholars, curators, artists and community members.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Edits OCLC bibliographic control records according to appropriate cataloging rules
  • Assists patrons at the Art Resource Center
  • Manages re-shelving of library materials
  • Facilitates processing of requested materials
  • Facilitates student coverage at the Art Resource Center service desk

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide reference services
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, and practices
  • Library cataloging experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of MARC Formats and OCLC
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities
  • General knowledge of electronic information sources and PC/MAC operating systems
  • Ability to work and think creatively about emerging as well as established technologies
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Full post here.

Job Posting: Rare Books Processing Assistant, University of Toronto

The Rare Books Processing Assistant works with the Theology and Rare Books Librarian in making items from the rare books collections accessible by students, faculty and other patrons.

• Cataloguing and processing
– Adds collection codes and genre terms to rare book catalogue records
– Prepares call number slips and labels for pamphlet folders

• Digitization
– Creates digital images, and posts these to Flickr albums
– Creates PDFs, and posts these to LibGuides

• Exhibits
– Assists with the creation of exhibits based on library collections
– Maintains records about exhibit supplies and minutes of meetings of the Exhibits Committee

• Other
– Maintains some statistical and other administrative records
– Provides work direction to student assistants


• Bachelor’s degree in a humanities discipline
• At least one year’s experience in an academic library
• Bibliographic knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Latin, French, German, Italian
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Some supervisory experience
• Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work
• Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to complete work assignments independently
• Ability to communicate effectively in English in person and in writing
• Ability to use library materials in a variety of languages
• Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg
• Ability to push book trucks, shelve books, and move material


$16.50 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay with each pay as outlined in the Employment Standards Act)
24 hours per week, September 2, 2014 to April 30, 2015

Call for Award Applications: The Library Juice Press Essay Contest

The yearly call for essays is up! The deadline is September 1st, so you have all of this month to polish up some leftover schoolwork (if that’s how you wanna do it).

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.

The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.

Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.

Papers submitted may be unpublished, pending publication, or published in the year of the award.

Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.

Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.

Submitted papers may be part of a larger project.

The minimum length is 3000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.

Criteria for judgment:

  • Clarity of writing
  • Originality of thought
  • Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
  • Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
  • Relevance to our time and situation

The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.

Entries must be submitted in MS Word format by September 1st. Entries may be submitted to

The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on November 1st.

Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives.

Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.


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