ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

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2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award.

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:

Philip Dombowsky (Chair)
Bailey Diers
Jennifer Garland
Gina Solares
Traci Timmons

Paid Fall 2015 Archives Internship at Glenstone

The Glenstone Museum Archives is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Project Archivist Intern.

Description

The Project Archivist Intern will be responsible for processing Glenstone’s backlog of analog and digital architectural records. Position responsibilities will include:

  • Identification of unique records, removing duplications
  • Creation of processing plan
  • Appraisal of records for long-term preservation
  • Arrange, describe, catalog, and house analog records
  • Organize digital architectural records
  • Answer reference questions from staff
  • Develop project reporting system
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation

This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 24 hours per week, to be completed during the Fall 2015 semester. The rate of pay is $15 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically through our Glenstone Jobs Portal. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 21, 2015.

Paid Fall 2015 Library Internship at Glenstone

The Glenstone Museum Library is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Library Collections Internship.

Description
The Library Collections Intern will be responsible for standardizing legacy library records in the art museum library’s new CMS database, CollectiveAccess. Position responsibilities will include:

  • Checking existent library records for accuracy
  • Adding Library of Congress Subject Headings, Getty vocabularies, call numbers, and images to library records
  • Creating intellectual relationships between library, artwork, and archival records
  • Applying call number labels and barcodes to library items
  • Shifting, shelving, and relocating materials as needed
  • Responding to reference requests from museum staff

Compensation
This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 30 hours per week, to be completed during the Fall 2015 semester. The rate of pay is $15 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically through our Glenstone Jobs Portal. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 31, 2015.

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Fall 2014 term:

Image Cataloging Intern
Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata for implementation ICFA’s new collection management system, AtoM@DO

Archival Intern, Finding Aid Conversion
Intern will assist the Archivist with the conversion of long-form finding aids into hierarchical multi-level archival descriptions in AtoM@DO

Archival Intern, Oversize Materials
Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website: Internship Policies.

~Shalimar Abigail Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Smithsonian Libraries Internship Opportunity

The Smithsonian art libraries has an internship opportunity for the fall. More information at the Smithsonian Libraries can be found at: http://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships

Applications for all projects will be collected through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (https://solaa.si.edu/). Be sure to select “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit and “Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program” as the program. Applications are due August  22nd. Selections will be made by September 1st, with flexible start dates around mid to late September. Please see the main internship page for additional information.

Art Libraries Corporate Vertical Files Access
Dates preferred: September – December 2014
Location of internship: AAPG Library, but also field visits to HMSG, AfA, NMAI, and NPM libraries.
This project is ideal for the following candidate: MLS student or graduate with some metadata training; art background a plus but not necessary.

Brief description of project:
The Smithsonian Libraries’ art and artists’ files are an exceptionally valuable resource for art historical research on both art and artists and often are the only obtainable sources of information for these subjects. In 2004, several efforts were combined to produce a single electronic list of holdings contained in the various art, history, and culture libraries at the Smithsonian. The resulting database provided access to over 70,000 files dedicated to artists that contain exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, résumés, artists’ statements, and exhibition catalogs. However the file collections also contain files dedicated to institutions, museums, corporations, and collections that are not accessible electronically. This project will work with the branch librarians and the discovery services department to establish metadata standards and begin creating corporate records for files at various branches to provide access to library users. Intern will end project by producing procedure guidelines for entering records (with branch-specific instructions if needed) and blog report of project.

Doug Litts, Librarian, Head
Smithsonian American Art Museum/
National Portrait Gallery Library
Smithsonian Libraries
littsd@si.edu
Phone: 202-633-8236
202-633-8230
Fax: 202-633-8232

Spring 2014 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Spring 2014 term:

Archival Internship

Archival intern will assist the Archivist and the Byzantine Research Associate with the research and archival processing of the collection “San Marco in Context.”

Image Cataloging Internship

Cataloging intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata for implementation into a new collection management system.

Processing Internship

Processing intern will assist the Archivist with the final stages of archival processing for three collections that have been preliminary processed.

For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website: Internship Policies. Please feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested.

~Shalimar Abigail Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

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.

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 tessa.brawley@glenstone.org.

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

~Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone

Call for Applications: 2014 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

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

Search Extended: National Museum of Women in the Arts Seeks Applicants for Paid Internship

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, hslania@nmwa.org

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