ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Month: October 2013

Archives of American Art Symposium on American Art History and Digital Scholarship

Please join us on November 15, 2013 for the symposium American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues for Exploration organized by the Archives of American Art and generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The purpose of the symposium is to convene scholars, curators, archivists, librarians, graduate students, technical experts, and the public to consider American art history in a digital world.  We will examine ways to integrate digital tools and/or resources into the study of American art and to encourage collaboration.

To register online or see the day’s schedule, see our website.

~Bettina C. Smith, Librarian, Digital Projects, Archives of American Art

Job Opportunity: Chief Archivist-Librarian at 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

October 25, 2013: Wikipedia Loves Libraries at the Smithsonian!

What

A Wikipedia Loves Libraries Editathon at the Smithsonian AA/PG Library, focusing on American Artists at the World’s Columbian Exposition.

This event will include new editor training, an afternoon Editathon, and an evening happy hour. No experience necessary–technical or subject!

When

1:00pm-5:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2013, with a group happy hour at Capital City Brewery after.

Where

AA/PG Library

The Victor Building
750 9th Street NW, Suite 2100
Washington, D.C. 20560

The American Art/Portrait Gallery branch of the Smithsonian Libraries is on the 2nd floor. Photo ID and pre-registration for the event are required.

Organizers

Wikimedia DC & the Smithsonian Institution. Contact me EvenhaugenA@si.edu or Diane Shaw at ShawD@si.edu with questions.

Focus

The Editathon will focus on the American artists of the World’s Columbian Exposition.

With approximately 1200 American artists participating in the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, it was the largest exhibition of American art ever assembled at the time. Many artists are well-known today—Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent—but many do not have such recognizable names, much less quality Wikipedia articles. Please join us to mine library books, journals, curatorial files, Art & Artist Files, and all the online resources the Smithsonian Libraries can provide, to expand and improve information on great American artists at the Fair!

Smithsonian Libraries Meetup & Editathon 2013 is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries (WLL) 2013, the third annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedians, librarians, and archivists together with on-site events. Running this fall throughout October and November, WLL coincides with the celebration of Open Access Week (THIS WEEK!) and American Archives Month.

Hope to see you Friday,

~Anne Evenhaugen, Reference Librarian, Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library