ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

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

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Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Image Collections), National Gallery of Art Library

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Image Collections Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the development and maintenance of the department’s online catalogue and with preparation of analog and digital images for inclusion in the department’s collections.

Duties include preparing online bibliographic records for images, verifying heading authorities, creating digital image scans and accompanying metadata, preparing shelf labels and containers, and adding item information to a variety of visual materials.

Applicants should have an ability to input detailed cataloging data using a personal computer, familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles, an ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and an ability to type and file accurately. Reading knowledge of a Western European language other than English (French, German, or Italian) 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. A typical schedule is 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. The position is temporary, but appointment can be extended for the duration of the incumbent’s educational career provided he or she meets the eligibility requirements specified above.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries via e-mail to both addresses below:

Gregory P.J. Most
Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art

Andrea Gibbs
Deputy Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic 2017 Fall Chapter Meeting

The tentative details of the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic 2017 fall chapter meeting are as follows:

Friday, October 20, 2017
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA


9:45 Arrival and continental breakfast – Skyline Room – 4th floor
10:15 Convening, welcome and introductions – Skyline Room
10:30 Tours: Culinary Literacy Center, Music Department’s Instrument Lending Program and the Corridor of Culture: 100th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway exhibition
11:30 Business meeting – Skyline Room
12:15 Lunch – on your own (local eateries list will be provided)

In the afternoon, if there are more than 15 in attendance we’ll break into 2 small groups. One group will tour the Rare Book Department and the other will tour the Print & Picture Collection and Art Department. Then we’ll switch.

1:30 Choice of tours: Rare Book Department – 3rd floor or
Print & Picture Collection and Art Department – 2nd floor
2:30 Choice of tours: Rare Book Department – 3rd floor or
Print & Picture Collection and Art Department – 2nd floor
3:30 – 5:00 Wine and cheese reception in room 108 on the first floor
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