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!


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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