The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.
• Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
• The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
• One submission is allowed per person or group
• Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words. The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title. Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
• Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included. It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
• All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.
• Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.
• Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014. They will not be returned. All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.
Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:
Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.
Poster Proposals for ARLIS/NA 2015: Deadline Approaching
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014
The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a poster format. The many worthy proposers of papers and sessions which could not be accommodated in the conference program are encouraged to consider adapting their proposals to a poster format.
To quote from the 2014 Conference Poster Guidelines, “A poster consists of a visual display accompanied by pertinent handouts. . . . The visual poster display can take any form or look, provided it is confined to the 30” x 42” area. Creating the opportunity for conversation is the main goal of the poster session . . .”
Poster Session Coordinator Craig Bunch will be happy to answer all of your questions—or direct you to someone who can. Successful applicants will be notified in early November.
Please submit your application by completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arlisposter
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Seeks Authors
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2014 issue of the Society’s newest online publication. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.
To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list provided in the review form by Friday, October 17, 2014.
Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to email@example.com.
Volunteer (?) Opportunity: American Theatre Archive Project, New York City (also across America and Canada)Posted: August 19, 2014
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).
- 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
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!
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.
Calling all fashion and photography enthusiasts! Volunteer photographers are needed to capture ARLIS/NA members’ legendary style for the Librarian Wardrobe blog — http://librarianwardrobe.com.
In order to volunteer be you should be…
- An information professional or LIS student
- Willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
- Able to collect at least 3-5 photos during the conference
- Comfortable engaging with fellow conference-goers. Photos must be taken with consent (no candid pics) and include the photographed subject’s position/job title, type of library, and location.
If selected you’ll be introduced to LW’s admins, in order to submit your info and photos to LW directly. Please sign up by April 7, 2014.
ArLiSNAP is looking for two 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.
The open positions are:Job Postings Liaison
Monitor various sources to keep the blog updated with the latest relevant job postings. This important position helps us fulfil one of ArLiSNAP’s core services for its’ members.Fundraising Liaison
A brand new position in which the liaison works closely with ArLiSNAP moderators to develop a new fundraising initiative. Read more about this project here.
Contact Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com) or Stephanie (sgrimm(at)uscb(dot)edu) for more information!
ArLiSNAP is starting an exciting new project with the goal of increasing our contribution to ARLIS/NA’s Student Diversity Travel Award. The ArLiSNAP Gear Line will be expanded to include tote bags with new designs. The profits from these sales will go towards the award. To make this project a reality, ArLiSNAP moderators require the help of a volunteer Fundraising Liaison.
The Fundraising Liaison would work closely with ArLiSNAP moderators to help manage the organization of this project. This liaison will elicit designs from members, and would also have the opportunity to contribute their own designs. They will explore various marketing opportunities, and if possible, they would also aid in the sale of items at the annual ARLIS/NA conference this May, although conference attendance is not mandatory. Once this program is established, the Fundraising Liaison would have the option to stay on to research and organize future fundraising ventures.
What are the benefits of being an ArLiSNAP liaison? Liaisons have the opportunity to become part of a strong community that is working to help fellow aspiring art librarians succeed. This position offers good opportunities for networking, as well as the chance to hone your fundraising skills, which are an important asset in library work today.
Contact Ellen at ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com to learn more about this opportunity!