Project Title: American Art Portrait Gallery Renwick Collections project
Dates preferred: Jan-May 2014 (flexible)
Full time or Part time (if Part time, give hours per week): Part time (~15-20 hrs per week)
Number of weeks: 6-10 weeks
Intern Supervisor: Anne Evenhaugen
Location of internship: AAPG Library
This project would be ideal for the following candidate: One with the ability to work independently, who has basic knowledge of library services.
Project Description: The AA/PG (American Art/Portrait Gallery) Library seeks an intern to help merge a separate collection of craft, design and decorative arts materials with the main collection. This will include unpacking, comparing duplicates, beginning withdrawal paperwork, making acquisition recommendations for what is not cataloged, relabeling, etc.
In addition to this primary project, the intern will also gain general library experience, which may include circulation and reference, working with special collections, gift and exchange, periodicals, vertical files, and maintenance of the physical collection through space management and conservation procedures.
The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in making mission-related decisions on withdrawals, creating a work-flow, basic collections maintenance and basic library functions.
Applications are open until December 31st or until a suitable candidate is chosen. All applications must go through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system. Please choose Smithsonian Institution Libraries as the unit and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program as the program. Be sure to select the appropriate project.
Visit the Smithsonian Libraries blog to learn about other Spring 2014 Internship opportunities at the Smithsonian Libraries.
December 4th, 5th and 6th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
AA/PG Library, Victor Building
750 9th Street NW, Suite 2100
Right in time for the holidays! Open to all.
Thousands of books, catalogs, and magazines to choose from at prices that cannot be beat—half of the lowest comparable online price! Titles featuring art from all periods, history, biography, and more.
~Anne Evenhaugen, Reference Librarian, Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library
The Glenstone Library is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Library Collections Internship.
Reporting to the Assistant Librarian, the Library Collections Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of library holdings in preparation for the implementation of a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The project will involve original cataloging, copy cataloging, and assigning or updating correct locations to library materials in addition to other duties, as needed. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a newly developed, contemporary art museum library. Click here to see the full job description and qualifications.
Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.
Extended Deadline: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until December 31 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.
~Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone
Glenstone is continuing their search for a candidate to fill the Chief Archivist-Librarian position. This position will oversee the management of the Glenstone Library and Archives and will supervise departmental staff. For a full position description and application instructions, see the following link: http://www.winthropgroup.com/content/chief-archivist-librarian.
Please pass this notice along to anyone who might be interested in applying for the position.
~Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone
The first year of the ARLIS/NA DC-MD-VA chapter mentoring program has gotten off to a great start! The inaugural participants include the following nine mentor/mentee pairings (mentors are listed first):
John Hagood and Julia Murphy
Molli Kuenstner and Kerry Huller
Shalimar White and Dan Moore
Sarah Osborne Bender and Oksana Prokhvacheva
Kim Lesley and Lisa Bonaparte
Jacqueline Protka and Angela Forest
Julia Wisniewski and Tamara Pilko
Leila Prasertwaitaya and Michelle Strizever
Doug Litts and Adam Robinson
Thanks to all the participants for making this first year of the mentoring program a success! Participants are welcome to write about their experiences on the chapter blog (email submissions to Tessa Brawley) and are invited to the upcoming chapter meeting on Friday, October 11, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (see http://arlisdmv.org/meetings/upcoming-meetings/ for the schedule).
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the 2014 Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
Past recipients of the award are listed at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_recipients.html
Gerd Muehsam Award Sub-Committee:
Sarah Osborne Bender
Philip Dombowsky (Chair)
Alan R. Michelson
Please share with current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art or museum studies.
The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award for 2014.
The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is October 31, 2013.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is extending our search for a year-long paid part-time internship for an archives student or recent graduate. Please see announcement below.
The Dettre Graduate Archival Internship is a part-time (20 hours) paid position to help support our Archives of Women Artists.
The recipient receives a $10,000 stipend over 12 months to put into practice what they have learned in their graduate program.
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, the Dettre Archival Intern is responsible for performing various tasks related to the National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives. The recipient of the internship will process records, assist in the inventory and appraisal of records, arrange and re-house records, and describe records using standardized procedures.
Candidates must be enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an ALA-accredited library school or an accredited archives program. Ability to lift heavy boxes, demonstrated attention to detail, and familiarity with Microsoft Office software are required. Familiarity with principals of archival and records management, knowledge of art history and/or museum studies, and excellent communication skills, are preferred.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume in one document (PDF preferred) and unofficial transcript by October 6, 2013. Applicants will be notified by email by November 1 as to their status.
Your cover letter must include the following:
- Prior experience working with archival collections.
- Relevant classes related to archives.
- Background and interest in art and art history.
- Name of one archival reference (professional or academic) and their contact information.
Please email your application to:
Heather Slania, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org