ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

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Vacancy Announcement: Student Assistant – National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art Library

Vacancy Announcement

Library Technician (Technical Services)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for a wide variety of acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.

Duties include unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials, performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks, entering cataloging information using a personal computer, producing labels and adding item-level information for cataloged titles, and assisting with the maintenance of the department’s manual and automated files.

Applicants should have a familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles; familiarity with the operation of personal computers; an ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information; an ability to type and file accurately; and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members. Familiarity with bibliographic and subject vocabulary in French, German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Sarah Osborne Bender

Head of Technical Services

National Gallery of Art Library

email: s-bender@nga.gov

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Chapters to Host Joint Fall 2018 Meeting

Richmond's Main Street Station

The ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Chapters are hosting a joint Fall 2018 chapter meeting on Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17 in Richmond, Virginia.

Business meetings will be held on Friday, November 16 with additional activities and presentations happening over the course of the weekend. While the full schedule and registration details are not yet finalized, Virginia Commonwealth University will serve as host for many of the activities.

Organizing a successful meeting between chapters across so many states is a true collaborative effort. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with local arrangements, support on-site registration and logistics, and coordinating a presentation and poster session, please fill out this volunteer form by Friday, August 3.

The conference hotel is the Linden Row Inn, located in the Monroe Ward district of downtown Richmond. Reserve your room by October 15 using the code ARLIS18 to receive our group rate of $129/night.

To help you plan your travel in advance, Southeast chapter meetings usually start informally on Thursday evenings with dinner, and maybe a walking tour. Saturdays are usually reserved for presentations or additional tours, and tend to wrap up mid-afternoon. If you’re planning to travel by Amtrak, there are two daily trains in and out of Richmond and round-trip travel is currently $56 out of Washington, D.C. Union Station.

As more details are finalized, they will be posted to this page.

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