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


ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic 2018 Summer Chapter Meeting

The Summer chapter meeting will be held on Friday, June 8 at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C.


10:00 Welcome Coffee (Cafeteria)
10:30 NDSR Presentation
11:30 Tours: The Richter Archive at 75 (Group 1) / Digital Transitions BC100 book scanner demonstration (Group 2)
12:30 Lunch on your own
1:45 Business Meeting
2:30 Tours: The Richter Archive at 75 (Group 2) / Digital Transitions BC100 book scanner demonstration (Group 1)
3:30 Free time to visit National Gallery’s exhibitions

A reception hosted by Greg Most will follow from 5:30 to 7:30.

Current NGA Exhibitions:
Cézanne Portraits
Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Majolica and Bronze
Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
Jackson Pollock’s “Mural”
In the Tower: Anne Truitt
In the Library: The Richter Archive at 75

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