Registration Reminder: VREPS x ArLiSNAP 2019 Virtual Conference

VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) and ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) are pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Virtual Conference: Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1-3pm CST. 

To register for this free event, visit
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043 .  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Conference Summary:
As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.

Our webinar will include three presentations which will be followed by a time for Q&A between our presenters and conference attendees. Our presenters will be:

  • Anna Boutin-Cooper and E Marcovitz, Franklin & Marshall College
    One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers
  • Jackie Fleming, Indiana University
    Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections
  • Will Fenton and Ann McShane, The Library Company of Philadelphia
    Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation

Hilary Wang and Lauren Haperstock, ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons and Masters of Library and Information Science students at Pratt Institute and University of Arizona respectively, will moderate the discussion

Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org.

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Save the Date: SEI to be held at Northwestern University

ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are pleased to announce the implementation team for the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) 2020, to be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, June 23-26, 2020.

  • Senior Co-Chair: Courtney Baron, University of Louisville
  • Junior Co-Chair: Bridget Madden, University of Chicago
  • Incoming Co-Chair: Molly Szymanski, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Local Co-Chair: Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University 
  • Curriculum Specialist (VRA): Kimberly Wolfe, University of Richmond
  • Curriculum Specialist (ARLIS): Annie Sollinger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Development Specialist: Tina Budzise-Weaver, Texas A&M University
  • Webmaster/Publicity Specialist/VRAF Treasurer: Otto Luna, University of New Hampshire
  • VRAF Liaison: Beth Haas, Princeton University
  • ARLIS/NA Liaison: Lauren MacDonald, Saint Mary’s College

SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create and be part of a network of supportive colleagues.

For more information on SEI 2020, visit our website: seiworkshop.org 
Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:

Courtney Baron (courtney.baron@louisville.edu
Bridget Madden (bridgetm@uchicago.edu

Follow SEI on Facebook and Twitter: @seiworkshop

Paid Internship: North Carolina Museum of Art

The Art Reference Library at the North Carolina Museum of Art is seeking a paid Library Intern for the Spring 2020 semester.

Site description: The Art Reference Library is a 45,000 volume non-circulating library that provides reference service to the art museum staff (curators, educators, conservators) and the public at large.  The library not only houses books and periodicals, but also holds an extensive auction catalog collection and an artists’ files collection of ephemera material.  We also provide online access to auction, bibliographic, and reference databases. (https://ncartmuseum.org/art/library/)

Dates of Internship: January 6, 2020 through May 29, 2020 with potential for renewal in Summer 2020

Hours: Maximum 10 hours / week. Hours are flexible within a Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm work week, but the intern is expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 with interviews to follow.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Librarian and the Library Assistant, the Library Intern will learn about and participate in multiple aspects of caring for a 40,000+-volume collection that serves as a resource for Museum staff and the general public. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Tailored to meet both Library needs and the intern’s skill set, projects may include cataloging, database creation, archival processing (primary and secondary sources), working with serials collections, and/or in-depth research.

Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited graduate information and library science program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including but not limited to methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification
  • Knowledge of effective searching techniques: search engines, specialized databases
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills – detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Degree in art, art history, museum studies or related humanities discipline preferred
  • An interest in pursuing the specific fields of art and/or visual resources librarianship preferred
  • Foreign language reading skills preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in an office environment in the Art Reference Library
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, needs to occasionally move about the library, and position self to retrieve books from lower shelves
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Ability to effectively use a computer

Application Procedure: Please submit via e-mail, as a single .pdf, your résumé along with a single-page cover letter stating your specific interest in this internship.  Please include contact information for at least one reference.

Send Application Materials to:

Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian
Email: natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov

The North Carolina Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact Human Resources or call (919) 664-6894.

2019 GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together. For a fourth year, the Digital Library Federation and its partner organizations will support eight registration awards meant to encourage collaboration and conversation about these challenges among our museum and digital library communities.

Four awards were offered to partner-affiliated GLAM professionals to attend the 2019 DLF Forum in Tampa, and in exchange, four DLF-affiliated practitioners will receive complimentary registration at the upcoming conferences of the following partnering organizations: the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and the Visual Resources Association (VRA).

About the GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Building on a program initially supported generous Kress grants in 2015-2017 and with the continuing partnership of the AIC, ARLIS/NA, MCN, and VRA, the Cross-Pollinator program endeavors to build bridges among our communities, bringing new voices and perspectives to our Forum–particularly those from the art museum community–and continuing our efforts at “cross-pollination” by sending accomplished DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit.

An award covers the cost of registration at one partner conference and can be applied retroactively for a full refund if payment has already been submitted. Conference dates are as follows:

Awardees’ only obligations to DLF are to fully engage in the conference they attend and write a brief reflection on their experience for the DLF blog.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award, an applicant must be affiliated with a DLF member organization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.

Application

Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of ‘cross-pollinator’.

Apply Now

Deadlines
Applications for each award will close at 5:00 p.m. pacific time on each of the following dates:

To attend MCN: September 30, 2019
To attend VRA: December 14, 2019
To attend ARLIS/NA: February 14, 2020
To attend AIC: March 13, 2020

Applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the closing date.

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Award winners for all opportunities will be selected by CLIR/DLF staff in consultation with partner organizations. You may apply for multiple awards, but preference will be given to applicants who have not yet been a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellow.

Applications Open! Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Provides support for students preparing for art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) accepts applications for its annual Internship Award each fall. This award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship via a grant of $3,000.00 to support a 150-hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies.

Internship Description

One Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship is awarded per year. Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Subcommittee. ARLIS/NA is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. (See Host Institutions.) The award cannot be used for an internship that is already in progress.

This Internship Award will be granted during 2020. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 150 hours. In all cases the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern will write a brief report of the internship experience at the conclusion of the internship.

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the Internship Award Subcommittee signed by the Internship supervisor and intern stating the 150 hours have been completed. The award recipient will also receive a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA at the student level. Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of graduate study, but will be responsible for making those arrangements.

Deadlines

  • December 9, 2019: Deadline for submission of applications to the Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee.
  • January 10, 2020: Applicants notified of award results.

Deadline for submission of evaluation forms and documents by intern and host institution will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship.

How to Apply

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

  1. A current résumé.
  2. A current transcript in PDF format [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
  3. The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  4. An essay of up to 900 words addressing your skills, background, and expectations of the internship experience—including the type of institution you are interested in as well as potential project ideas. The essay should also address the following questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do your plans for the experience funded by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award fit into your career path?  In particular, how do you imagine this internship experience to be different than previous internship or work experiences?
    • This award funds a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA. How do you see yourself participating in ARLIS/NA, or another professional organization, in your future professional life?
    • If granted the internship award, when do you plan to fulfill it?

Application materials in PDF format should be emailed to:

Courtenay McLeland 
Chair, Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee
Phone: +1 904-620-5550
Email: d.c.mcleland@unf.edu

Host Institutions

A selected list of host institutions is available via the ARLIS/NA Internship Roster. The choice of host institutions is flexible and not limited to those in the Roster.

(Note to potential host institutions: You may add your information to the ARLIS/NA Internship Roster by completing the Internship Roster Form.)

Additional Information

For additional information please contact the Subcommittee Chair:

Courtenay McLeland
Phone: +1 904-620-5550
Email: d.c.mcleland@unf.edu

Applications Open! ARLIS/NA Gerd Muehsam Award

Annual recognition for an outstanding graduate student paper or project relevant to art librarianship.

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established 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.

LIST OF PAST RECIPIENTS

Award Details

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Conference registration and up to $300.00 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 20-24, 2020. This amount may be used to reimburse travel expenses, but will not apply to meals, tours, or other costs.
  • An opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices Panel.
  • A one-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

Requirements

  • The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding 18 months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a graduate 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.

Required Format

All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Paper submissions must include:

  • 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
  • An abstract of 250 words.
  • 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.
  • Bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
  • In addition, authors should inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.

Internet project submissions must include:

  • A summary of 250 words about the online project.
  • URL—the project must be accessible to all committee members for review.
  • The name of the institution and course for which it was created, as well as the name of the faculty member assigning the project.

Judging Criteria

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.

Application & Deadline

Entries must be submitted by e-mail only. The deadline for submission is December 9, 2019. All applicants should receive notification of the results by January 10, 2020.

E-mail entries to:

Courtenay McLeland
Chair, Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee
Email: d.c.mcleland@unf.edu
Phone: +1 904-620-5550

Registration Open! VREPS x ArLiSNAP 2019 Virtual Conference

VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) and ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) are pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Virtual Conference: Accessing the Arts: Trends, Innovations, and Challenges for the Information Professional. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1-3pm CST. 

To register for this free event, visit
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7699807761594124043 .  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Conference Summary:
As information professionals, we are charged not only with stewarding our collections, but with fostering meaningful connections for our constituents. As such, providing access in physical and virtual spaces as diverse as our collections and our roles within them.

Our webinar will include three presentations which will be followed by a time for Q&A between our presenters and conference attendees. Our presenters will be:

  • Anna Boutin-Cooper and E Marcovitz, Franklin & Marshall College
    One Summer, Two People, & a Zine Backlog: a How-To for New Catalogers
  • Jackie Fleming, Indiana University
    Education Before Access: Why Every Art Librarian Should Have Basic Knowledge of Copyright Law and Legal Issues Related to Their Collections
  • Will Fenton and Ann McShane, The Library Company of Philadelphia
    Redrawing History: Innovation through Artistic Reinterpretation

Hilary Wang and Lauren Haperstock, ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaisons and Masters of Library and Information Science students at Pratt Institute and University of Arizona respectively, will moderate the discussion

Registration will close two hours before the start of the webinar. For assistance, please contact webinars@arlisna.org.

Happenings

Articles

Princeton art museum partners with historically black colleges in art leadership program via Princeton

Project MUSE provides free access to gun violence research via Johns Hopkins Magazine

What Should an Artist Save? via New York Times Style Magazine

Are the arts at the center of software’s evolution? via UC Santa Cruz News Center


Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses

Digitorium 2019
University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference
Where: Tuscaloosa, AL
When: October 10-12, 2019
Learn More

Conservation center for Art & Historic Artifacts Conference
Theme: Off the Shelf: Access and Preservation in Libraries and Archives
Where: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN
When: October 22-23, 2019
Learn More

Digital Frontiers
Where: University of Texas at Austin
When: September 26-28, 2019
Learn More & Register

Reminder! Call for Applications: VRAF Professional Development Grant

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://forms.gle/LHeYeRJFnEniJHJP9 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the Fall 2019 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, October 4, 2019, and must be used before October 4, 2020.

Purpose:

The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). Priority will be given to applications that include participation at a conference (giving a paper, teaching a workshop, chairing a committee, etc.); research that shows promise to lead to publication or contributes to the visual resources and cultural heritage information management community; or to applications that can demonstrate that the receiving the opportunity will have a broader benefit to an institution or region. Please note that recipients of the award are required to submit a report outlining how the award contributed to his or her professional development within 30 days following the event.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.Acceptable Uses of Award Money:
  • Transportation costs to and from the event venue
  • Registration fees or tuition
  • Required course materials (e.g., workbooks, DVDs)
  • Lodging
  • Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
  • Research expenses

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (For example, a percentage of the grant money/funding taken by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead.)

Application Criteria:

  • goals statement outlining the opportunity, how it will benefit your work, and any potential contributions this opportunity may allow you to make beyond your own professional development.
  • comprehensive budget and breakdown of your proposed travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses. When costs are estimated, please explain (e.g., “roundtrip airfare on United as determined via Expedia search”; my lodging costs reflect an estimate for a shared room). If your institution requires you to use a specific airline, or has set a corporate airfare rate, please note this in the comments section. Be as clear and complete as possible about other funding support you will receive or are applying for, such as from your home institution, or other grants and awards.
  • Your resume/curriculum vitae 

Application:

  • Please submit an online application to be considered for a VRAF Professional Development Grant.

Archives Assistant @ The Frick Collection

Position Title: Archives Assistant

Part-time up to 28 hours/week. Compensation is $25.00/hour Temporary, anticipated up to 1 years.

View the posting here

Background:
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Position Summary:
Major responsibility of this position is assisting the Archives staff in preparing the archival collections for a move to off-site storage. Rehouse, organize and interfile archival material, create collection- and item-level inventories, and label and barcode boxes. The person in this position may also assist with reference queries, administrative duties, and other archival projects as needed. Frequent lifting to the waist of boxes weighing up to forty pounds.

Requirements:
Undergraduate degree required. Additional consideration will be given to candidates possessing a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or enrolled in a Master’s Degree program with an archival component. Previous experience in an archival setting is desired, as is general knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in libraries and archives. Candidates should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members. Knowledge of Word and Excel required.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection:
All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick leave in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Chief, Archives and Records Management
jobs@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Include “Archives Assistant” in subject line of email. No phone calls, please.

2019-2020 VRAF Internship Award Recipient

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors announces the 2019-2020 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award was generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Kristine Clark, of Phoenix, Arizona, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s seventh Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to “bridge the gap between accessible and available” on the museum’s website. Approximately half of SMoCA’s collection of nearly 2,000 objects has been photographed and is available for online viewing. However, one can currently only browse by object type; there are no other means to search for works in the collection. Kristine’s work will focus on image tagging and composing catalog descriptions. She will establish a methodology for creating these tags, including a lexicon of controlled vocabulary terms, which others will be able to apply in the future. If time allows, she will also assist with photographing the remainder of the collection. 

Carrie Tovar, SMoCA Registrar and supervisor for this project, shared that Kristine’s project will allow the online collection to reach an even greater audience, including those who are financially or physically unable to visit in person. She notes that SMoCA is the only museum in Arizona dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and design, and that its mission embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. Kristine will explore a culturally sensitive approach to image tagging that is aligned with these organizational values.

VRAF selected Kristine’s proposed project for a number of reasons, including her demonstrated initiative, passion, and record of high achievement; the benefits to her professional development; the opportunity to support the development of standards and best practices within the museum community; the importance of culturally competent practices in the description of museum objects; the benefits to an institution of SMoCA’s size; and the potential to reach diverse communities with diverse content.

The Foundation is pleased to support the education and practical training of emerging professionals through this internship award. This year the VRAF Internship Award Committee received excellent applications for an array of fascinating and important projects which made the selection process difficult. The Internship Award Committee (Linda Callahan, Marcia Focht, Carolyn Lucarelli, Adelaide McComb, and Elaine Paul, Chair) appreciates the careful thought that went into every proposal. We are grateful to the Kress Foundation for its assistance and for recognizing the potential of this award to foster the next generation of visual resource professionals.

The VRAF Internship Award is part of the Foundation’s mission to advance awareness of important issues for effective digital information management (including intellectual property and copyright); encourage the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; and to facilitate workplace training. VRAF supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse, global audience. For more information about the Visual Resources Association Foundation, its mission and projects, as well as giving opportunities, please visit www.vrafoundation.com, or read the latest issue of our annual report at: https://vrafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/finalar20172018onlineversion.pdf.

Reminder VREPS Emerging Voices Session: Call for Presenters!

VREPS are pleased to announce a call for presenters for lightning presentations by students and new professionals (within 10 years of the start of their career) for the 2020 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD (March 24-27, 2020). Each presenter will speak for 5-8 minutes and a Q&A will take place at the very end of the session.

Topic Ideas:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
Broadening Access to Hidden Collections
Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
Community Outreach
Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
Linked Data
Materials/Objects collections
Storytelling and Oral History
Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

Session Description:
The Emerging Voices Lightning Round Session provides emerging professionals in the visual resources field and related, the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life.

Emerging professionals are defined as either students in programs leading to a career in visual resources or related, or those within 10 years of the start of their career. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers give the conference attendees a glimpse of interests and current discourses of the newest VRA members.

Fill out the form below to submit your presentation proposal!