ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

Month: November 2013

Internship Opportunity: AA/PG Renwick Collections Project

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.

Smithsonian AA/PG Library Annual Art, History, & Biography Book Sale

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

Spring 2014 Library Internship Opportunity at Glenstone

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

Applications will be accepted until December 31 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.

~Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone