The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. has a current opening for a librarian to work on outreach and training at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL). The position will involve working with the librarians in all six of the libraries of the History and Culture Department. Applications will be accepted until May 24th. More information is available on USAJobs or on LibGigs.
Archive for May, 2011
On April 28th, officers of Panopticon attended GSLIS After Dark, the school’s annual alumni event. At this event, we presented a poster presentation on the creation of Panopticon’s new website and the usability testing that we did to refine the final version currently available. The poster (seen to the left) highlighted some of the key features of the website and showed our findings from our two-participant usability test. It also showed the changes we made based on these results. The poster was well received, with several alumni expressing interest in the usability test and the website.
The rest of GSLIS After Dark was also great. Before dinner, attendees had an opportunity to speak with alumni and students in attendance and to see the other posters being presented. Then, after dinner, Maura Marx, the evening’s award recipient, gave a very interesting presentation about her career and answered questions.
If you are looking for a museum internship this summer, you should definitely check out this paid internship in Anchorage, Alaska. The Atwood Resource Center at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is offering the annual William E. Davis internship, a 9 week, paid internship in library and archival work which will include processing and describing photograph collections and creating finding aids. Application are due by June 17th and more information can be found on the Museum’s website. On a personal note, I lived in Alaska for a year and, while I lived in a different part of the state, I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to spend the summer there!
The MoMA website has two video clips with graffiti artist Lee Quinones in connection with their show of his work entitled Looking at Music 3.0. It is definitely work taking a look for a chance to peak inside his studio. The second clip is even a short tutorial on graffiti art techniques! And, if you will be in New York before the end of the month, check out the exhibit which will be on view until May 30th.
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is offering a one day symposium on Friday, June 17th on preservation of paper ephemera. Entitled Out of the Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera, the symposium in Baltimore, Maryland will offer perspectives from a number of conservators with experience in preparing paper. It is intended for professionals in a number of fields including archivists, curators and librarians. ArLiSNAP has more details on their blog or you can go to the Conservation Center website.
May 18th is International Museum Day and in celebration several local museums are offering free admission, including the Harvard Art Museums and, in the evening, the MFA. Smithsonian Magazine offers a list of other museums in the area that are participating. For more information about the entire event (which libraries can participate in as well), check out the International Museum Day 2011 website.
ARLIS/NA just posted their May/June 2011 book reviews. The books reviewed cover a host of topics, including Nazi art theft, manuscripts, African art, design, architecture, and tapestries to name just a few. Check out full text on their website. Older reviews are also available online.