Advising Day for incoming students will be November 10th. Panopticon will have a table for new students interested in Art and Visual Resource Librarianship. And, anyone who is interested in eating lunch with incoming students to introduce them to Simmons GSLIS is welcome to volunteer to help out!
Archive for October, 2010
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, just down the street from Simmons, has an internship available in Visual Resources. The full job posting is below:
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 Internship
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Visual Resources (VR) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts is looking for an Intern to create Excel metadata for VR’s Digital Image Collection. The Internship would begin on November 3rd, 2010 and end on May 13th, 2011. Visual Resources adjoins SMFA’s W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library. The library’s book collections focus extensively on contemporary art.
Visual Resources presently has a selection of images from its Digital Image Collection being hosted by ARTstor. The Intern will be creating Excel sheets similar to ARTstor’s Core Database.
The Intern would work 8hrs/wk and is not a paid position. Visual Resources’ hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
The Intern should have experience with controlled vocabularies and have a strong knowledge of art history. The Internship is an exciting opportunity to work in an art school library.
Please join our team!
Interested Simmons GSLIS students should contact:
Visual Resources Coordinator
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5596
This week I want to highlight an award offered by ARLIS/NA. The Gerd Muehsam Award is an annual award given for a paper or internet project on an art librarianship topic by a graduate student enrolled in an accredited graduate library science program or in a post-graduate library program in a field related to art, art history or a related field. To be eligible, the paper or internet project must have been prepared during the previous 18 months as an assignment for a course. Papers submitted for the award must be 10 to 25 pages in length. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 19, 2010.
More information on the requirements, process and prize are available on ARLIS/NA’s website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
This week Simmons GSLIS student groups are hosting a number of events related to open access issues:
Tuesday – There will be an Open Access to Health Information event in the Kotzen Room from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and SCoSAA will be hosting an Information event in the GSLIS Tech Lab from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Wednesday – ASIS&T will be hosting a discussion of the Open Access Tracking Projects with Peter Suber, one of the leading voices in the field in SOM, M-501 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Thursday – ALASC will be hosting Scott Lapinski in L305 of the LeFavour Building from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and LISSA will host a live webcast entitled “Student Statement on the Right to Research” from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the GSLIS Lounge.
Friday – SIR will host a talk with Nancy Pontika and Adrienne Chamberlin from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in MCB 318.
Check the Open Access Week website for more information: http://gslis.simmons.edu/oaweek/2010/
As you may have seen, the Spring 2011 course schedule has been posted. Several of the GSLIS Courses related to Art Librarianship and Visual Resources that are listed on Panopticon’s Wiki are scheduled to be offered next spring, including:
- LIS 435: Music Librarianship
- LIS 439: Preservation Management in Libraries and Archives
- LIS 451: Academic Libraries
- LIS 454: Digital Information Services and Providers
- LIS 458: Database Management
- LIS 462: Digital Libraries
- LIS 467: Web Development & Information Architecture
- LIS 471: Photographic Archives and Visual Information
Registration for current students is scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd.
Next week there will be a couple of interesting events that Panopticon members may want to attend. First up, next Tuesday, the External Review Panel will be having meetings with students as part of their review of GSLIS’ accreditation. The meeting will take place in the Student Lounge from 1 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday, October 12th.
Then, on Wednesday, October 13th, Martha Mahard will be leading two information sessions on the new internships available during the spring semester as part of LIS 531X, which is part of the new Cultural Heritage Informatics curriculum. Internships will be available with a variety of cultural heritage institutions including museums and historic preservation organizations. Students who have not completed LIS 531V, the first class in the sequence, should attend the meeting to find out more about whether they may nevertheless be eligible for the course. Meetings will be held in the Student Lounge at both 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
Several interesting events are coming up this month and for the rest of the semester, so this post will highlight some of these events that might be of interest.
- The Committee of Accreditation will be visiting Simmons GSLIS’s on October 9th through the 12th. The External Review Panel will be on the Boston campus on Tuesday, October 12th for a meeting with students from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Student Lounge. They are interested in hearing feedback from current student about Simmons GSLIS’ program.
- The Boston Book Festival is a free event in and around Copley Square on October 16th that will have talks by a number of authors and other events including a number of musical performances. For more information, go to: http://www.bostonbookfest.org/
- The North Bennet Street School will be hosting a free artist talk by Dominic Riley, a bookbinder, teacher and filmmaker, on October 21st at 6 pm. For more information, go to: http://www.nbss.org/news/detail.aspx?linkid=37&moduleid=24
- ARLIS/NA’s New England Chapter will be having a meeting in Boston on Friday, December 3rd. This sounds like it will be a great event since it will combine a meeting of the membership with a visit to the MFA’s new Art of the America’s Wing. Right now they are just asking members to save the date, but more information should be available on their website in the coming weeks. For more information as it becomes available, go to: http://arlisne.org/archives/344
- New England Archivists will be having their Fall 2010 meeting at Keene State College in Keene, NH on November 5th and 6th. There will be a focus on digitization and there will be several offerings related to visual resources. For more information, go to: http://newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html
- The Association of Moving Image Archivists will be having their annual conference in Philadelphia, PA from November 2nd through the 6th. For the first time ever this will be a joint conference with the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. Attendees will be able to attend sessions sponsored by each organization. For more information, go to: http://www.amiaconference.com/
- The Theatre Library Association will be having their annual conference, which will be a joint conference with the American Society for Theatre Research and the Congress on Research in Dance, from November 18th to the 21st in Seattle, WA. For more information, go to: http://www.tla-online.org/events/conferences.html