Are you interested in Performing Arts Librarianship? The Theatre Library Association is offering a new scholarship for students currently enrolled in MLS or Archive programs. According to the TLA website, the award will be “announced at TLA’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on October 7, 2011. The winner will receive a $500 check, a one-year complimentary TLA membership, and the opportunity to read his or her essay to the audience. The essay will subsequently be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s online newsletter.” More information is available on TLA’s website. Applications are due by June 1st.
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A couple week’s ago the blog had a post about the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation available through AMIA and now the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog is highlighting even more internships and scholarships from the Association. First up, is the Internship at the Image Permanence Institute (IPI). This internship is offered by IPI in cooperation with AMIA and offers interns a chance to spend 3 months at IPI in Rochester, NY learning about “the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information.” The internship offers a stipend and reimbursement of travel expenses. More information is available on the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog or on AMIA’s website. Applications are due by May 1st.
In addition to this great opportunity, AMIA is also offering four scholarships each in the amount of $4,000: the Mary Pickford Scholarship, the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship. More information is available on the GSLIS Jobs and Opportunities Blog and the application is available on the AMIA website. Applications are due by May 1st.
The Visual Resource Association (VRA) and ARLIS/NA are hosting a joint converence in Minneapolis from March 24th to March 28th and the conference’s website is now available. In addition to providing information on registration and hotels, the website also has the current schedule for the conference. For more information, go to their website.
Also, for those of you interested in attending the conference, VRA offers several travel awards to help finance conference attendance for both students and visual resource professionals. Applications are due by November 30, 2010. More information is available on the website maintained by the Travel Awards Committee of VRA.
Finally, I would like to congratulate Elysia Hamelin, winner of the Advising Day raffle for a one year student membership in ARLIS/NA.
This week’s post highlights some more professional organizations that may be useful for students interested in art and visual resources. As a reminder, membership in these organizations and attendance at their events may be eligible for partial reimbursement under LISSA’s Professional Development Reimbursement Policy. Don’t forget to apply for reimbursement for Fall 2010 activities by submitting your Form A by midnight on October 1st! More information on the process is available on LISSA’s Wiki (http://gslis.simmons.edu/wikis/lissa/Professional_development_reimbursement_policy).
Visual Resources Association (http://www.vraweb.org/). This organization provides resources for image management professionals, with a particular focus on those working in educational or cultural heritage environments. Student membership is $35 per year and members are entitled to a number of benefits including a subscription to the organization’s publication and registration discounts on professional development events and the annual conference, which is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 24th to 28th in 2011.
Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (http://www.mola-inc.org/). Founded in 1983, this organization provides professional information, workshops and job postings for librarians who work for major orchestras around the world. 250 professional performance organizations are members.
Theater Library Association (http://www.tla-online.org/). The Theater Library Association provides support and resources for librarians and archivists who work in library collections related to theater, dance, performance art and studies, motion pictures or broadcasting. Student membership is $20 per year and members are entitled to discounts at conferences and symposia as well as subscriptions to both print and electronic publications. This year’s conference is being held November 18th to 21st in Seattle, Washington.
Costume Society of America (http://www.costumesocietyamerica.com/index.html). This organization is dedicated to education, research and preservation related to costume and dress. They host symposia and tours of significant sites. Their website also provides information on grants, scholarships and job openings. Student membership is $45 per year.
Association of Architecture School Librarians (http://www.architecturelibrarians.org/). This organization for architecture school librarians has a membership fee of $15 per year. They also have a blog, Facebook page and listserv that provide information of interest to their membership. Their 2011 conference will be held in Montreal, Canada, but dates are not yet available. In the past, travel awards have occasionally been available for those traveling to their conference.
First, let me remind everyone that our first meeting of the Fall semester is scheduled for this Monday, September 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the GSLIS student lounge. Please join us there to hear more about our plans for this year and to enjoy some snacks!
This week I also wanted to mention some of the professional organizations that may be of interest to Panopticon members. Professional organizations can be a good way to learn more about specialties within librarianship, find out about job openings and network with professionals in the field. Moreover, membership in some professional organizations may be eligible for partial reimbursement under LISSA’s Professional Development Reimbursement Policy. What follows is only a partial list of organizations that may be of interest:
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). This organization is focused on issues related to art and design librarianship and image management. Student membership is $50 per year and membership forms are available online at ARLIS/NA’s website (http://www.arlisna.org/). The website also includes information on jobs and internships and instructions on joining their listserv. ARLIS/NA is currently accepting applications for their 2010-2011 Internship Award; more information is available online at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html.
Music Library Association (MLA). This organization is open to library professionals and students interested in music librarianship both in specialized music libraries and in other collections. Their website (www.musiclibraryassoc.org) offers information on the profession, a resume review service and job placement service and information on joining their listserv. Student membership is $35 per year. MLA also offers a variety of awards and grants, including a travel grant to defray the costs of attending their annual conference, which will be held February 9th to 12th of 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). AMIA is the association for individuals interested in the archiving and preservation of film and moving images. Their website (http://www.amianet.org) offers information on volunteer opportunities within AMIA, a variety of scholarships and a fellowship that are open to students who are interested in pursuing careers in moving image archiving. Student membership in AMIA is $50 per year. AMIA’s website also includes information on joining their listserv and on their 2010 annual conference, which will be held from November 2nd to 6th in Philadelphia, PA.
Thinking about joining ARLIS, VRA, or any other (not necessarily visual resource-oriented) professional organization? Well, no time like the present! If you’re not already aware, the Simmons Professional Development Reimbursement program covers a significant portion of membership fees. More information is available here, as well as the forms you’ll need to fill out. But don’t delay: the first form (detailing what you will spend the professional development money on) is due this Saturday, October 6th, by midnight.
The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications
for its annual Internship Award.
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
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2007.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions
please see the ARLIS/NA website: