ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Month: July 2011

Summer Meeting Photos

The Joint Meeting of VRA Mid Atlantic chapter and ARLIS DC-MD-VA took place on Friday, July 29th at the Roy Rosensweiz Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Thank you to the Mid Atlantic chapter of VRA for inviting us along and a special thank you to: Sherrie Rook, GMU Department of Art & Art History Visual Resources Coordinator: Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects, CHNM and Associate Professor of Art and Art History; Patrick Murray-John; and to both chapter chairs and all who came!

Chapter chairs

Jaqueline Protka, VRA Mid Atlantic Chair & Anne Simmons, ARLIS DC-MD-VA Chair

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Summer Meeting Agenda


Please find the agenda for our business meeting below. If you have anything to add, please email to Anne Simmons.

Information on the meeting and directions to GMU can be found here.

We will have an hour in the afternoon to discuss the upcoming 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference. As our Local Conference Committee Co-Chairs are yet to be appointed, this will be a more free-form meeting to allow you to think about the contributions you can offer to the planning process. I will bring some handouts outlining the conference committee’s responsibilities, but if you’d like to get a head start, check out the Conference Planning Manual and Timeline from the Planning Tools section of
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Job Posting: SAAM/NPG Librarian

This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL). The employee provides reference assistance to a diverse clientele, assists with outreach projects, and collection maintenance, development, acquisition, circulation and preservation. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunications networks, and cooperative arrangements. Oversees/assists with collection maintenance, inventory, stack maintenance, digitization planning and monitoring, de-accessioning, conservation/housing/labeling, and related projects. Maintains a current knowledge of developments in both relevant subject fields and librarianship through individual study, research, attendance at professional meetings, seminars, conferences, etc. Gives instruction to faculty, students, and other clientele on the content, nature and use of library resources, including how to search paper materials and various databases and other electronic media.

This is a Federal Civil Service position. For additional details and application instructions go to and scroll to position #11R-MS-297010A-DEU-SIL or 11R-MS-297010A-MPA-SIL.

This announcement closes August 5, 2011.

Job Posting: Library Assistant at NMWA

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Library Assistant
Library and Research Center

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of the Library & Research Center, the Library Assistant will assist in all aspects of library operations. Under supervision, the Library Assistant performs duties requiring a basic knowledge of library practices and procedures. The Library Assistant will work within established guidelines in arriving at solutions and exercise judgment in determining the applicability of guidelines to specific problems. Work is subject to review when problems involve making decisions outside the limits established by the guidelines.
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Summer Chapter Business Meeting

Greetings ARLIS DMVers,

If there are any items you’d like to have added to the business meeting agenda, please email them to me by Wednesday, July 27. If you have yet to sign up for the meeting, there is still room! Information and details about the summer meeting can be found here:

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Anne Simmons
Chapter Chair

Job Posting: Project Archivist at BMA

The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking an experienced Project Archivist for the successful execution of an archives and records management project. This is a grant-funded, 30-month, full-time, temporary position in the Library Department of The Baltimore Museum of Art.


• Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution
• Demonstrated experience with standard archival principles and practices
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ARLIS/NA 2014 Conference: Call for Co-Chairs


I wanted to take a moment to update you on recent developments for the 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference.

Many of you have read the letter from ARLIS/NA President, Jon Evans, posted to ARLIS-L on June 4. In it, he proposed a three year ARLIS/NA + VRA joint conference cycle, landing the next joint conference in Washington in 2014. Discussions are ongoing between the ARLIS/NA and VRA boards. Laurel Bliss, the Chapter Liaison, keeps me appraised as things develop.

Despite the uncertainty of the nature of the 2014 Washington conference, I would like to make a call for nominations for Conference Co-Chairs.

The Co-Chairs are responsible for appointing members of the Local Conference Planning Committee, leading the conference organization efforts, and maintaining communication with the Executive Board. As the size and shape of the 2014 conference may shift, I would add that the Co-Chairs also be flexible during these initial planning stages. Specific requirements are laid out in the Conference Planning Manual. This and the Conference Planning Timeline are available through the administrative documents page of Please review these documents if you are interested in co-chairing or serving on the Committee.

Nominations can be submitted to me via email,, or by phone, 202-842-6051. The list of nominees will then be forwarded to Jon Evans, who will make the official appointment.

What an exciting time! I look forward to our upcoming meeting at George Mason on July 29. Hope to see you there!

Anne Simmons
Chapter Chair

Job Posting: Library Technician at National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art Library
Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Circulation)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Circulation Section of the Reader Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. A typical schedule is 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services
National Gallery of Art Library