CFP: ArLiSNAP and VREPS October 2018 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2018 Virtual Conference:

New Media Challenges and Solutions for Art Information Professionals  

New media art, objects, and scholarly projects in the digital realm are challenging our traditional definitions and methodologies for collection, preservation, and research as information professionals. As the scope for new media continues to expand, how are we defining, describing, and cataloging new media objects? How are we preparing for and anticipating storage and conservation needs? How do we respect artist intent and support scholarly research around these born-digital objects?

We invite proposals that share research and projects featuring new media in art librarianship and visual resources management for our annual virtual conference, an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career librarians across North America.

The webinar will take place on Saturday, October 13th at 1PM CST.Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, August 31st. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software in the evening on Thursday, October 4. If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaison, Michelle Wilson at


Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a collaborative grant to the New York Art Resources Consortium and the Internet Archive’s Archive-It staff to host a national forum event, along with associated workshops and stakeholder meetings, to catalyze collaboration among art libraries in the stewardship of historically valuable art-related materials published on the web. This National Leadership Grant in the Curating Collections program category to conduct a National Forum and affiliated meetings builds on NYARC’s and Archive-It’s work together expanding web archiving amongst art and museum libraries and archives.

By mobilizing a broad effort through an invitational forum, the project aims to achieve national scale through network building and shared infrastructure planning that the project team will foster through a program of discussion, training, and strategic roadmapping. The project will include the contribution of a diverse group of members of the art library community, lead to published outputs on strategic directions and community-specific training materials, and launch a multi-institutional effort to scale the extent of web-published, born-digital materials preserved and accessible for art scholarship and research.

The same webinar will be offered on two dates:

Tuesday, August 21st: 2:00-3:00 PM EDT. Join here:
Wednesday, August 29th: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Join here:

Questions may be directed to Lori Donovan, Senior Program Manager (lori and Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Web Archivist (karlb

Digital Directions

The Northeast Document Conservation Center presents…

Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.

Who Should Attend?

Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?

The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. A discounted student rate is available.

Benefits of Attending:

– You will come away with an understanding of the major considerations for planning and implementing a digital collections project or program.

– You will learn about free tools you can use in your digital preservation project or program.

– You will have time to interact with faculty, who are all experienced practitioners in the field, and to meet colleagues who can be helpful as you develop your institution’s digital preservation program.

Highlights of this year’s agenda include:

  • Understanding Copyright
  • Caring for Born Digital Collections
  • Digital Preservation Tools
  • Preserving Audiovisual Collections
  • Best Practices for Collaborating with State and Shared Repositories
  • Hands-on Metadata Workshop

See the complete conference Agenda, Registration, and Faculty.



Open Education Southern Symposium

The Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee is excited to announce their program schedule is now live! You may view the session descriptions and full schedule here.

As a reminder registration is still open until Sept. 7, 2018. Registration is $99 for our day and a half event on October 1 & 2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas. This fee covers full participation for both days, shuttle service between the hotel and event location, lunch on the first day, snacks and beverages, and event goodies. Register now!

Keynote Speaker:

JasmineJasmine Roberts Roberts is a strategic communication lecturer in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and Spanish at the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, Jasmine worked as a marketing/public relations professional for non profit and entertainment industries. She is the author of “Writing of Strategic Communication Industries,” an openly-licensed textbook and writing guide. She is also a 2017 – 2018 research fellow with the Open Education Group and a presenter for the Open Textbook Network.

You can follow her on Twitter (@ProfJasmine) or connect with her on LinkedIn.

For more information, check out the symposium website:


2018 Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium (CLAPS) Scholarship

The application is now up for two $500 scholarships to the 2018 Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium.  Everyone is welcome to apply; preference will be given to librarians/students from underrepresented groups. Please share widely!

Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium Scholarship
The 2018 CLAPS Scholarship provides an opportunity for anyone in the field of library and information science to participate in this year’s symposium experience and to learn more about current issues and developments in critical pedagogy. This scholarship is sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Information.

Approximately two scholarships will be awarded. Each will include a $500 stipend to attend CLAPS 2018, November 15-16, 2018, in Tucson, AZ.

Interested librarians and graduate students currently enrolled in MLIS programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have been members of the profession for fewer than five years, and who come from historically marginalized communities and groups.

To be considered, applicants must:

Complete the online scholarship application (available July 2018). The application includes a brief summary of the applicant’s interest in critical pedagogy as well as a description of how attendance at CLAPS will support their long-term goals (not to exceed 400 words). A current CV or resume, is also required.

Applications are due July 30 by midnight, PST.

In awarding the scholarships, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who are actively engaged with critical pedagogy

Selection Notification: Scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail during the week of July 30.

Apply Now: Submit your application

For questions please contact Anthony Sanchez


National Archives Webinars

Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! The National Archives interactive webinars are for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge.

Learn more:

Upcoming Webinars include:

  • An Introduction to and Online Resources from the National Archives
  • Women’s Voices in the Records of Congress
  • Teaching the Constitution with Political Cartoons
  • Citizen Archivists in the Classroom Using the New “Native Communities” Program and DocsTeach
  • Native American Stories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information

Friday, June 29, 2018, 8:30-5pm
Kislak Center at Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

To signal the end of the 2017-2018 National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art), the cohort is hosting a one-day capstone event to discuss theirNSDR_Art_Logo_FNL year-long projects and offer new perspectives on preserving media art and digital art information. The capstone will examine the residents’ work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Their efforts aspire to contribute to the larger conversation surrounding arts-related preservation issues and to identify strategies to preserve unique digital assets and documentation. The event will expand the discussion and offer perspectives from practitioners in the field, including new media curators, time-based media artists, conservators, and preservationists.

The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and providing access to the digital record of human achievement. NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information.

This program is free and open to the public, although registration is recommended. Registration information and a program schedule will be made available soon. For more information please contact Elise Tanner, NDSR Art Resident at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or Coral Salomón, NDSR Art Resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Fisher Fine Arts Library,

NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information is sponsored by the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) and Penn Libraries.