Get Published in the VRA Bulletin!

Hey all – just a reminder that you can publish in the VRA Bulletin! The deadline for submission for the next issue is July 10, 2018.

The VRA Bulletin provides a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas and information directly related the the field of visual resources. We accept feature length articles (usually about 5,000 words); reviews on books, tools, resources (c. 1,000 words); opinion pieces (c. 3,000 words); and association news. The length doesn’t matter since it is online and we encourage authors to take full advantage of being online by adding images, links, etc. The only thing to consider is download time if the file gets too big. I suggest looking at past issue articles to get a feel for it.

The home page is at where the most recent issue can be found and potential authors can submit articles to the online system from there.

Authors should also review the submission guidelines at for more guidance about fonts, spacing, formatting etc.

The next issue will include any Philadelphia conference content or other offerings with a plan to be published later in the Summer. They will accept a wide variety of article types and now offer peer review. If you have any interest in being a reviewer, please contact the editors directly.

The editors are always happy to help in any way:
Maureen Burns, Content Editor,

Hannah Marshall, Production Editor,


2018 VRAF Internship – Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at:

Below is the list of host institutions!

CFP: New England Archivists Fall 2018 Meeting

New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for the Fall 2018 Meeting, “Our Common Code: Ethics in the Archives.” The meeting will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, October 26, 2018. The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2018.

We make ethical decisions in our work as archivists, especially towards preserving a fair and inclusive historical record and collective memory. These decisions help shape our professional ethics, and sharing these experiences improves our ethical context. The Fall 2018 Meeting will give archivists and allied professionals an opportunity to discuss archival ethics in three areas: appraisal and acquisitions, description, and access.

The Fall 2018 Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics. Presentations can take the form of case studies, stories, or lightning talks. We encourage creative approaches, and we will give priority to proposals that foster group conversation. Each presentation must be no more than ten minutes long, and proposals must indicate which of the three above thematic areas they relate to.

We are particularly interested in proposals that intersect with:

• Privacy

• Social justice

• Rights of individuals

• Rights of communities

• Right to be remembered

• Right to be forgotten

• Displaced archives

• Ethics in the digital age

• Ethics in a post-truth era

First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, and those doing archival work in community-centered contexts are all strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal, complete the form here:

All submissions will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your proposal is selected, your acknowledgment will include instructions about next steps. All presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at the member rate, and to fund their own travel expenses.


In addition to seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics, the Fall 2018 Program Committee welcomes the submission of ethical questions, scenarios, or dilemmas. These questions may be distributed to attendees at the meeting to encourage broader discussion around the topic.

To submit a question, complete the form found here:


NEA is committed to making the Fall 2018 Meeting welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. Presenters are also required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here:

If you will need specific accommodations, such as interpretive services, to support your participation in this event, please contact the Program Chair.


Questions? Please contact the Program Chair, Juliana Kuipers, at

~Save the Date~ OpenCon NYC 2018

Please save the dates for the OpenCon NYC 2018 satellite event on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Join us in Manhattan to learn more about open access, open education resources, and open data.

If you’re interested in leading a session, giving a lighting talk, or presenting your work, please fill out this form.

Admission to this event is free. Event sponsors include the Siegel Family Foundation, Adelphi University, and Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Follow the event on Twitter at #OpenConNYC18.

Learn more about OpenCon here:

DLF Forum Fellowship Applications

The 2018 DLF Forum Fellowship Application is now open!

About the Awards:

Together with our generous partners, the Digital Library Federation will offer a number of fellowship opportunities meant to enable attendance of a diverse group of practitioners at the 2018 DLF Forum. We welcome applications from everyone–DLF member affiliation is only required for our DLF Student & New Professional Fellowships.

All fellowships except GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards will include the following:

  • Complimentary DLF Forum registration
  • Up to $500 in funding for travel and board
  • A complimentary room at the conference hotel for three nights (October 14-16)
  • Special networking opportunities
  • The option to present a short lightning talk during the conference

In return, Fellows will be asked to share a brief reflection on their experiences after the Forum. We ask that applicants apply local professional development funding where available, so that we may give as many awards as possible. Not chosen as a fellow this year? A reduced registration rate is available for anyone paying out of pocket to attend the Forum.

The following awards are being offered in 2018:

DLF HBCU Fellowships
ARL+DLF Fellowships
DLF Student & New Professionals Fellowships
DLF Focus Fellowships
GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards (only covers registration fee)

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm PT on July 6, 2018

Learn more and apply:

2018 VREPS Member Survey

The Visual Resources Emerging Professionals & Students committee is sending out a survey to help us get to know our members better! Please take a minute to fill out this VREPS survey – we would greatly appreciate it!

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions ( We’re looking forward to reading your responses and getting to know you all! Survey deadline: July 1st, 2018.

Best regards,

Chelsea Stone, VREPS Co-Chair
Kendra Werst, VREPS Co-Chair

Curator of the Architecture and Design Collection – UCSB

What: Curator of the Architecture and Design Collection
Where: University of California, Santa Barbara
Application Deadline: Open until Filled

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum stimulates active learning about art and its role in society through a changing exhibition schedule and unique educational partnerships. By offering continuous access to original works of art and by working in partnership with campus resources, the AD&A Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy, while supporting the University’s goals of education, research, and service.

Located 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on the campus of UC Santa Barbara, the AD&A Museum has a distinguished Fine Arts collection of more than 8,500 works and the Architecture and Design Collection (ADC), the most extensive source of written and visual information on the development of Southern California architecture and landscape architecture.
The University is part of an established arts community that includes the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Forum, Music Academy of the West, and other institutions.

Job Summary:
With the Director, the Curator oversees policies and procedures for collections management, determines conservation priorities, and establishes long-range plans for the collection. The Curator works independently with guidance from the Director of the Museum. S/he will be responsible for fundraising and representing the ADC to donors. This position requires extensive knowledge of architectural history with a special focus on California, detailed knowledge of museum/archival procedures especially as they relate to collections management and conservation, and a commitment to serving as a liaison to the campus and to the community.

The Curator supervises archivists and assistants, student curatorial assistants, and the ADC interns. The curator acts as advisor to the director of the History and Art and Architecture Department’s Architecture and Environment program, collaborating on programming, and occasionally teaching in the program.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least five years of experience in a comparable position.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of architectural history with a special focus on California.
  • Detailed knowledge of museum/archival procedures especially as they relate to collections management and conservation.
  • A commitment to serving as a liaison to the campus and to the community.

Desirable Requirements: An MA or PhD in architectural history or a related field.

Learn more and Apply: