Articles + News + Podcasts

The Power of a Paid Internship: Creating pathways to careers in museums via AAM

Decolonizing SAM: Promoting Equity through Classification in Libraries via The Art of Diversity blog

On View: A New Podcast on Museums, Technology and Change via The Knight Foundation

Collection + Project Highlights

Trinity College – Resist Collection
Resist, Inc. was founded in Boston in 1967 during the Vietnam War as an effort to support and promote resistance to the draft and the war. The Resist Collection was gifted to the Watkinson Library by Trinity Professor and Resist Founding member Paul Lauter in July, 1997. The Resist Collection consists of documentation relating to the operations of Resist including meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, grant applications, newsletters, and more.

Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry moves to the University of Iowa Libraries! The archive includes over 75,000 items that document the concrete poetry movement. Annotated books, periodicals, typewritings, drawings, letters, print portfolios, ephemera, and rare and out-of-print artists’ books and manuscripts represent 20th-century art movements such as Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.

The International Dada Archive!
The collection of the International Dada Archive is made up of works by and about the dadaists including books, articles, microfilmed manuscript collections, videorecordings, sound recordings, and online resources. Primary access to the entire collection is through the International Online Bibliography of Dada, a catalog containing approximately 60,000 titles. This collection is housed in various departments of the University of Iowa Libraries; most of its holdings are in either the Main Library or the Art Library.

Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses

NDSR Art Webinar
Topic: Oral History Strategies and Stewardship
When: June 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm EST
Learn More & Register Here

Documenting the Now
Call for Applications: Community-Based Digital Archives Workshops for Activists
Learn More and Apply

Maryland Institute College of Art
The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure
1-Day Symposium; Free and open to the public
Where: MICA, Baltimore, MD
Optional: pre-order lunch for $12.50
Register Here

OpenCon: Call for Proposals
Where: Philadelphia, PA @ Temple University
When: November 1st, 2019
Deadline for proposals: July 26, 2019
Learn more and submit a proposal

Library Juice Academy
Topic: Introduction to Archives Administration and Management
Cost: $250
Learn More & Register

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

VREPS: Emerging Voices Session at VRA 2020
Call for Presenters
Learn More and Submit a proposal

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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!

VRAF Seeking Workshop and Publicity Liaisons

Interested in getting involved with the Visual Resources Association Foundation? Look no further! Apply to the Junior Workshop Liaison or Publicity Chair!

The Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management and is generously sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Now in its second year, the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team seeks new members for the positions of Junior Workshop Liaison and Publicity Liaison. Joining the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team offers career development over the course of three years, as you progress through the Workshop Liaison positions to Workshop Coordinator. Perfect for developing your skill set–including project management, communication, educational programming, and grant writing–and networking with visual resources professionals. The Publicity Liaison position is for one year, with an option to renew for a second. You’ll help us develop messaging and market each workshop to the fullest via listserv, email, and social media.

For full position descriptions, please see the VRAF website. Please send resume or CV to the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team, vraf.rwit@gmail.com, by July 10, 2019.

VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team

The VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. The Workshop Coordinator and Workshop Liaisons will serve for three years (see exception, outlined below), with the Senior Workshop Liaison moving up to take the Workshop Coordinator position, the Junior Workshop Liaison moving up to take the Senior Workshop Liaison, and the Workshop Coordinator cycling off the team. All other positions will serve two-year terms.  


  • Workshop Coordinator: Sonya Coleman
  • Sr. Workshop Liaison: Meghan Rubenstein
  • Jr. Workshop Liaison: open
  • Publicity Liaison: open

Advisory Board (4 people): Marsha Taichman, Chris Strasbaugh, Maureen Burns, +1 TBD and the VRAF Liaison: Beth Haas


Workshop Coordinator
Takes overall responsibility for the VRAF Regional Workshop Project Implementation Team, including oversight of the work of the workshop liaisons, and other team members. Manages host site selection process, curriculum development, and instructor recruitment. Takes lead on reporting to granting organizations and grant applications (such as the Kress grant).  

Workshop Liaisons (Senior + Junior) – Junior Position OPEN!
Responsible for developing and implementing the workshop timeline, including managing registration in conjunction with the VRAF Treasurer; working with local hosts to facilitate classroom arrangements and catering; communicating with the instructor regarding curriculum, travel + accommodations, and reimbursement procedures; facilitating post-workshop evaluation.

Publicity Liaison – OPEN!
Responsible taking the lead on all publicity for the workshops, including with workshop liaisons and local hosts to develop messaging, a website presence, and a robust publicity distribution plan. Works with local hosts to determine what role they will play in enacting the publicity plan, with ultimate responsibility for seeing through its implementation.  

VRAF Liaison
Responsible for communications between the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team and the VRAF Board. Participates in Implementation Team meetings as necessary or advisable. In the event of the resignation of the Workshop Coordinator, the VRAF Liaison will take the lead on managing the Implementation Team until a suitable replacement is found.  

Advisory Board Member
Based on their experience, offer support and advice to the Implementation Team to help develop the workshop roster, identify educational needs in the field, and select appropriate instructors.

Please contact the Regional Workshop Implementation Team at vraf.rwit@gmail.com. To inquire about an open position, send resume or CV and letter of interest.

In addition to the 4 regional workshops, VRAF be piloting webinars next year. To learn more about VRAF Regional Workshops click here.


Articles + News

How to survive the ultramarathon job interview via CNN

‘It’s Helpful to Know All Scales’: Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ Salaries via ArtNews

Job Precarity, Contract Work, and Self-Care by Sajni Lacey

Thank You For Applying: Using POCs to Diversify A Search Pool via WOC+lib

Providing Culturally Responsive and Ethical Access to Indigenous Collections via SAA’s Archival Outlook

Collection + Project Highlights

Get Ready to Get Lost in Time: Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles! The Brooklyn Collection is still in the process of uploading all the new publications, with 21 added so far. When the upload is complete there will be a grand total of 41 newspapers in the collection. Expanding the digitized newspapers available is an important part of increasing accessibility to Brooklyn history. The collection has been upping its digital presence over the last year or so with a revamped main online portal with direct access to maps, postcards, oral histories and other digitized treasures.

Radhika Jones Introduces Vanity Fair’s Full Digital Archive. The magazine’s editor in chief welcomes readers to the first fully searchable collection of its entire history, from its Jazz Age beginnings to its 1983 revival and on to the present day.

The Memory Lab is a grant-funded program that enables people to digitize and preserve their histories. In today’s digital world, unless the public is equipped to sustain their digital memories, communities risk massive loss of vernacular history and culture. Public libraries are trusted providers of digital literacy and local history programs, and therefore are well positioned to offer open access to the digital tools and skills necessary for communities to document and preserve their own histories.

Preservica, market leaders in active digital preservation, has announced that the University of Bristol will use its Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) digital preservation platform to safeguard over 50 TBs of unique cultural records. Digital Archivist at the University of Bristol, Emma Hancox said: “Part of what makes the university such a desirable institution is the library’s extensive archives. Preservica was the only system that offered both the specialist tools to ensure preservation of our unique materials, and the wider software to provide a platform for discovery and re-use of records including fast streaming of AV files”

Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

DLF x VRA: GLAM Cross-Pollinator Program
Forum Fellowship Opportunity / Registration Award
Learn More and Apply

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

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Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator at Newfields (Indiana)

Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator Please put “Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator” in the subject line if you are submitting your application by email.

Position type: Full-time Basic work week: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

OVERVIEW The Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator assists the Exhibitions department with the development and production of a wide range of exhibition projects, from initial proposal review to budget and scheduling to execution and debriefing. The Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator assists the Rights and Reproductions department with daily tasks including, but not limited to: processing external image requests, and management of copyright research and information retention.

Primary Responsibilities: The following responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory.

  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of exhibition, seasonal programming, and rotation budgets and timelines.
  • Maintain and distribute approved exhibition and rotation schedules.
  • Prepare, distribute, track, and follow up on proposals for Newfields-organized exhibitions for loan to venues.
  • Assist with monitoring and managing development of exhibitions, including serving on cross-departmental core teams, as assigned.
  • Process external requests for the use of Newfields media, including negotiating reproduction and/or preparation fees (as applicable), processing invoices, and retaining completed permission use contracts.
  • Receive and archive publication materials, both Newfields created and gratis copies from external requests, in the Bibliography module of Newfields’ CMS.
  • Assist as needed with the oversight of site-specific location shoots.
  • Liaise with other Newfields departments, including but not limited to Curatorial; Retail; Interpretation, Media and Publishing; and Marketing and Communications, as well as external stakeholders on projects as needed to obtain media files, clear use permissions, and/or prepare fair use analyses for the following:
    • Oversee all Tier 3 and 4 temporary exhibitions and all permanent collection rotations;
    • Assist with ongoing publication and catalogue projects; and
    • Other licensing as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with cross-departmental teams;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required; and
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, KE-EMu, and Piction (or similar collections management and digital asset management systems) preferred.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a minimum of two years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Masters degree in Arts Administration, Art History, Collections Management, or Museum Studies preferred;
  • Knowledge of copyright law, with a primary focus on fair use within a museum context preferred.

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and Newfields application to:

Mail: Newfields ATTN: Human Resources 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208

E-mail: hr@discovernewfields.org

Fax: 317-920-2655 No phone calls, please.

About Newfields Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic home, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the IMA Galleries, to concerts in The Toby, to a stroll through The Garden with a glass of something cold, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways. Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest and ten oldest general art museums in the nation; the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, featuring 40 acres of contemporary and historic gardens, a working greenhouse and an orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country. The Newfields campus extends outside of Indianapolis with Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind.—one of the nation’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist architecture. For more information visit discovernewfields.org.

Diversity Newfields recognizes that museum audiences and their interests are changing, and as Newfields transforms our audience experience, we are creating expanded, innovative opportunities to actively engage and entertain our guests. Celebrating the diversity of our donors, guests, volunteers and staff is a key part of this Newfields vision. Diversity is understanding, respecting, and valuing differences, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Simply put, we believe our guests and donors are best served by a host team, comprised of both staff and volunteers, that reflects the diversity represented within our communities and that takes full advantage of the unique viewpoints, talents and experiences of each and every person who works here. We strive to attract and retain exceptional employees who feel comfortable in an inclusive culture that supports their ability to thrive and add their voice to the ongoing conversation.

Indianapolis Indianapolis is a city with a MSA of 2,000,000 people. More than 60% of the population is under 44 years of age and the city’s racial demographic breakdown is approximately 79% White, 16% Black, 3% Asian, and 2% other, with 7% of the overall citizenry identifying as Hispanic. In 2016 Forbes named Indianapolis one of the top 10 cities to live in for young professionals citing its high standard and low cost of living, while Vogue told its readers not to call Indianapolis a “Flyover City”, but to go see how vibrant it is for themselves. With a host of new bars and restaurants, nationally recognized symphony, theater, cabaret, sports teams, and the Herron School of Art + Design, Newfield’s hometown is a perfect place to build a career and enjoy life.


Articles + News

Archivists on the Issues: Rare & Ephemeral: a snapshot of full-time New England archives jobs, 2018-2019

Visual Resources Association Foundation announces 2019 Project Grant recipient!

Normalize Negotiation! Learning to Negotiate Salaries and Improve Compensation Outcomes to Transform Library Culture via In the Library with a Lead Pipe

Bright Young Librarians: Courtney Asztalos, Curator of Plastics and Historical Artifacts at Syracuse University via Fine Books Magazine

Collection + Project Highlights

The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley received a $95,203 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Collections and Reference Resources Grant to process and make accessible significant source materials created by urban designer Walter Hood. Hood’s work focuses on creating environments for people to live, work, and play through engagement with a community and its history. His practice encompasses both the traditional parameters of landscape architecture and embraces urban design, community planning, architecture, environmental art, and research.

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online
The international organization, which also announced Tuesday that it is rebranding itself the Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution, hopes that by making the documents widely available to the public it will help researchers and relatives learn more about the Nazi death machine. It’s the first time the massive volume of documents has been put online. Arolsen Archives is located in the north-central town of Bad Arolsen, Germany — about 90 miles north of Frankfurt.

University of Calgary unveils digital archive of 300 bee species. May 20 is World Bee Day, and thanks to a new digital collection of images featuring species native to Alberta, things may be looking up for the beleaguered flying insect. Worldwide, bee populations have been on the decline since the 1990s.The archive is seen as a valuable new resource to help study endangered species and develop healthier environments for bees.

Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

DLF x VRA: GLAM Cross-Pollinator Program
Forum Fellowship Opportunity / Registration Award
Learn More and Apply

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Conference
Where: Albuquerque, NM
When: September 22-25, 2019
Learn More + View the Schedule

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

Call for Reviewers: Multimedia & Technology Reviews for June
Learn more and Volunteer

Tools + Courses

Archival Appraisal for the Non-Archivist Webinar
Member: $100; Nonmember: $125
When: August 13, 2019 from 3:00pm-5:00pm EST
Learn more & Register Here

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization Webinar
Member: $100; Nonmember: $125
When: July 10, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm EST
Learn More & Register Here

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DLF x VRA GLAM Cross-Pollinator

The Digital Library Federation is proud to announce that the 2019 Forum fellowship application is now open. This year, we are offering a number of fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of practitioners to attend the 2019 DLF Forum, to be held in Tampa, Florida, this October.

For a fifth year,we are offering four GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards, open to membersof our partner organizations: AIC (the American Institute for Conservation), ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), MCN (the Museum Computer Network), and VRA (the Visual Resources Association).

Please note that GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards provide registration only. Other costs must be covered by the attendee/their employer.

Other Forum Fellowship opportunities include:

  • ARL+DLF Fellowships available to anyone who identifies as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners;
  • DLF Students & New Professionals Fellowships are available to anyone affiliated with a DLF member institution who is a current student or a new professional;
  • DLF Focus Fellowships support established professionals working towards a particular project, subject, or goal; and
  • International Fellowships, which encourage attendance from members of the digital library community who are based in countries other than the United States.

We welcome applications from everyone; DLF member affiliation is only required for our DLF Student & New Professional Fellowships.  

In return, Fellows will be asked to share a brief reflection on their experiences after the conference.

Learn more and find a link to the (lightweight) application form on our site.

Take a look at our website for all eligibility information and directions on how to apply. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET on Monday, June 10.


Articles + News

Decolonizing and Diversifying Are Two Different Things: A Workshop Case Study via Art History Teaching Resources

Collection + Project Highlights

Launch of the Franklin Furnace Moving Image Archives
With support from the Council on Library and Information Resources, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Franklin Furnace has made publicly available 140 videos containing audiovisual documentation of events, such as performance art, presented or supported by Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

The American Craft Council is pleased to announce the addition of a new digital collection, the Friends of Fiber Art International Artist Files.
This digital collection is a selection of the many fiber artists whose material can be found in both the Friends of Fiber Art International and the American Craft Council artist files collections. New content will be added on an ongoing basis. 

The mission of the Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.

Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

Wading in Digital Art History Water
(A Workshop Week for Those Beginning and Curious)
When: May 28-31, 2019
Where: University of Maryland, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture
Learn More & Register

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
When: August 19-20, 2019
Where: Overland Park, KS
Learn More & Register

Tools + Courses

Preserve This specializes in online preservation courses and topics related to preservation and collections care for librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and related fields. Our instructors are professionals in their field who enjoy sharing their knowledge with the world. Every course you take here is special. It is designed to help you build skills to operate as a professional in the library, archives, and museum field.

Introduction to Emergency Digital Collecting Webinar via Lyrasis
Nonmember: $125; Member: $100
When: July 24, 2019 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Live Online – Register Here

CollectionSpace Webinar via Lyrasis
June 7th and 28th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free!
Learn more and Register

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2019 SEI Instructors: Nancy Sims

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!

We’re happy to introduce Nancy Sims!

Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues.  She is both librarian and lawyer, has long experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life.  Her role is to help individuals and groups throughout the University community understand how copyright affects their work.  She provides education on the copyright website and through workshop programming.  Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation.


  • Intellectual Property
    • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing in regard to the educational use of visual materials is essential to successfully managing digital projects. This session will cover Fair Use, case law that may impact the use of images for education, specific digital and web issues, and introduce a vocabulary for professional use. Dive deeper into copyright issues specific to the cultural heritage and visual resource fields by looking at rights and reproductions guidelines, established standards, and emerging best practices.
  • Intellectual Property Practicum
    • Real-world examples of copyright and intellectual property rights challenges will be examined to engage participants in active learning. Through discussions of real-life dilemmas, students will learn how to approach and solve problems as they interact with their peers through debate, presentations, and ad hoc role plays. The instructor will provide case studies for discussion. Participants are also asked to provide questions in advance to discuss with the group and the expert

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

Job: Digital Archivist

Apply to be a Digital Archivist for a private family archive.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Digital Archivist will be responsible for the appraisal, preservation, digitization, arrangement, and cataloging of a wide range of materials in a private family archives in Bellevue, WA. We encourage our employees to embrace the values of integrity, humility, curiosity, self-reliance, and compassion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appraise, accession, digitize, arrange, preserve, and catalog materials according to the Principal’s needs and priorities.
  • Develop and maintain digital asset management (DAM) workflows and processes for the collection including accession, controlled vocabularies, metadata design, and metadata management, with the intent to improve search, retrieval, digital organization, and upkeep of DAM user manuals.
  • Provide periodic progress reports on projects to the Archivist and Principal.
  • Assist the Archivist with research requests and stand in for the Archivist when necessary.

Required Competencies:

  • MLS/MLIS from an accredited program with an archival specialization, archival coursework, or equivalent experience in archives.
  • Experience with digital records, digitization projects, data migration, and digital asset management in a cultural institution.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as IPTC, VRA, or Dublin Core.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and audiovisual digitization practices.
  • Working knowledge of preservation issues and treatments for both physical and digital materials.
  • Historical, genealogical, financial, and personal research skills commensurate with an undergraduate degree in the humanities is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to work independently, with co-workers, and with vendors.
  • Ability to adhere to strict security protocols and confidentiality policies.

Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include medical and dental coverage, 401k with employer match, and paid time off.

Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

Applicants should send resumes and cover letters to archives@pistolcreek.com


Articles + News

How Deauthentication Impacts PoC Academic Librarians’ Library Practice by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Archival Pay and SAA: Some Modest Proposals via Southwest Archivists

Flatbed Scanner vs Overhead Camera Digitization via Sustainable Heritage Network

Announcing DT’s New Digitization Certification Program via Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage

When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge
Recorded: Feb 2019 via Connecting to Collections
Slides and Handouts available!

Collection + Project Highlights

Southern Oregon Digital Archives
(at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library)
Launch of Terry Skibby Photograph Collection
This collection is the latest collection added to the Stories of Southern Oregon, a digital archive of oral histories, photographs, documents and more.

Adding Context to Content: Successfully Engaging Tribal Elders in Digital Projects via the Sustainable Heritage Network

Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

VRA 2020 Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Submit a proposal here

The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) is seeking lightning talk proposals for the IRIG Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 11 @ 2:30 EST. Lightning talks are limited to 10 minutes.
The talks are open to all aspects of working with image resources, especially those with a visual literacy focus, including projects in the beginning stages. Please send a short description with title, your name and affiliation to acrlimages@gmail.com by May 29th.

ARLISNA 2020 Conference
Call for Presentations, Panels, and Workshop Proposals
Where: St. Louis, MO
When: April 21-25, 2020
Submit a proposal here
The call for poster, lightning talk, roundtable, moderator, and other meeting proposals will be announced later this year.


Use Wakelet to save links to great content that you find online – articles, videos, blogs, tweets, sound files and much more. Curate your saved items into collections. Google Chrome extensions available!

Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organize and describe photographs of research material. Once you have imported your photos into Tropy, you can combine photos into items, and group photos into lists. Learn more!

OpenRefine is a free, open source, powerful tool for working with messy data! Bonus: OpenRefine reconciliation service for Getty’s Art Architecture Thesaurus!

Check back next Thursday for more Happenings! Missed a week? Take a look at previous happenings here.

2019 SEI Instructors: Julie Rudder

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!

We’re happy to introduce Julie Rudder!

Julie Rudder is the Repository Program Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. In this role, Julie oversees the repository program which includes the service, content, and systems that support the preservation and access institutional repository collections and digital collections. Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. In this role she served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries.


  • DAMs and Digital Repositories: What is a repository and why do I need one?
    • This session will help to demystify concepts related to digital repositories and content stewardship such as digital asset management, DAMS, digital curation, data curation, digital preservation, and more. We’ll consider how and why service, infrastructure, and content management are the foundation of repository management. We’ll also talk about the types of staffing and support that repositories need.
  • DAMs and Digital Repositories Practicum: What kind of repository do I need and what services will we offer?
    • In this session we will work from personal or supplied use cases and scenarios in order to design a repository service and implementation approach. We will cover popular proprietary and open source systems and consider the pros and cons of different systems (e.g. ContentDM, Samvera/Hyku, Bepress, SharedShelf, Omeka, Preservica, and Archivematica). We will also introduce the Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and its use in current repositories.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.