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Wednesday, February 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Does the Walker Choose the Path, or the Path the Walker: International Perspectives on Art Librarianship

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Co-sponsored by the International Relations and Professional Development Committees, this session explores how individuals in different parts of the world establish and develop careers in art librarianship. What are the core competencies, standard curricula, and career development venues in various countries? Where do our practices coincide, how do they differ, and what can we learn from each other? Are there critical competencies—new or traditional—that our library schools and professional organizations are failing to cultivate? And what are the opportunities for international cross-pollination such as cross-border internships or job exchanges? An international panel will offer a range of perspectives on issues such as these.

Vânia Mara Alves Lima, Ph.D Professor of School of Communications and Arts - University Of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Education and professional development of art librarians in Brazil"

Dr. Katharina Koop, Lehrstuhl für Kunstgeschichte, Architecture Faculty, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
“With a little help from my friends: Professional Development of Art Librarians in Germany-- Programs and Trends"

Kit Messick, Head of Special Collections Cataloging, Getty Research Institute
“A staff exchange between research institutes: the Getty Research Institute/ Institut National d’Histoire d’art experience”

Michiel Nijhoff, Team Leader, Library/Information Centre, Stedilijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Becoming a Librarian in Holland—Don’t Even Think of It”

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Deborah Kempe

Chief, Collections Management & Access, The Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
I am Chief of Collections Management & Access at The Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, in New York, with previous positions held at the Avery Art & Architectural Library of Columbia University, New York University, the New-York Historical Society, and the University... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Jefferson Ballroom Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130