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Art+Feminism Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black Artists Matter

Flyer describing the details of the "Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2020: Black Artists Matter." Includes an image of the woodcut and lithograph of paper "Snake Man" by Alison Saar.

The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in partnership with Wikimedia DC, will host an Art+Feminism event next month. Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black Artists Matter will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at 10am EDT over Zoom. Participants can register for the event on the NMWA website.

The event will focus on editing and improving articles of Black women artists represented in NMWA’s fine arts collection, but editors are welcome to take this opportunity to improve the articles of all women artists of the African diaspora. The event is open to all, and those with no Wikipedia editing experience are encouraged to attend. The event will begin with a training facilitated by Wikimedia DC, and the NMWA will provide editors with secondary resources about the artists.

Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Technical Services), National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is seeking applicants for a Federal permanent full-time library technician position in the library’s technical services department.

Library Technician (Technical Services)

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the Library’s technical services department (PL-T). The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of complex duties relating to the cataloging and processing of library materials for the Library’s collection and to the maintenance of bibliographic data in automated library systems

The incumbent:

  • Locates, creates, and maintains bibliographic information.
  • Searches bibliographic online and print resources for cataloging copy based on information supplied by vendors or library staff.
  • Enters, updates, and revises data to conform to library policy.
  • Transfers cataloging records between bibliographic utilities and the local library system using appropriate computer software. Creates holdings and item-level records for newly cataloged library materials.
  • Updates holdings records to reflect changes to shelving locations as necessary.
  • Performs ongoing and special projects for the review and maintenance of bibliographic data in the Library’s online catalog; evaluates modification requests from Library Reader Services staff and takes appropriate action to resolve conflicts or inconsistencies, making necessary revisions or consulting with catalogers as appropriate.

Detailed information about the position’s duties and qualifications as well as application instructions are available via the USAJOBS links provided below. Applicants must provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement in order to be considered.

 The announcements will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020.  This announcement has an application limit of 100 applications.

 NGA-20-85A (Open to all U.S. citizens)

NGA-20-85B  (Persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities.)

Note: Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each. Current Federal employees who do not meet the time-in-grade requirement should apply to announcement NGA-20-85A.

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