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Monday, February 6 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
ArLiSNAP Career Development Workshop

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Organized by the Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) Division, this Career Development Workshop will provide meaningful discussions for students and new professionals looking to break into the field of art librarianship. The half-day workshop will consist of three parts: a session on creating a vision statement and how it relates to career mapping, an open forum with professionals on the other side of the hiring process, and a resume review workshop.

In the first part of the workshop, one of our organizers will discuss workshops she conducted with studio art students in creating concise and thoughtful artist’s statements and how the objectives from these workshops can be applied to librarians. If librarians, particularly early-career librarians, were asked to develop a statement articulating the vision and blueprint for our careers, would we be able to successfully do so? How do organizational culture and library trends affect how librarians develop this “vision?” Or, possibly deter librarians from pursuing their passions in the name of career advancement? Participants will get hands-on experience in creating their own statements and discussing the impact of these statements with groups of peers.

The second part of the workshop will consist of an open forum discussion where students and new professionals are invited to ask questions to our panel of professionals who can give an inside look into the hiring process.

The panelists are:
• Kristina Keogh, Director of Library Services at Ringling College of Art and Design
• Kim Loconto, Assistant Archivist at Brooklyn Museum
• Heather Slania, Director of Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art

Our panelists, each with various hiring experiences under their belt, represent academia, museums, and search committees offering a unique chance for participants to ask questions about the job search process from those who have been on the other side of the table.
Our workshop will conclude with a hands-on resume review. Participants are invited to bring copies of their resumes and will be given the opportunity to gain feedback from our panelists as well as from fellow peers. By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be better equipped with tools and information to help inform their job search processes and mapping out their future careers.

Maximum Participants: 50

Fee: Free

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Jasmine Burns

Visual Resources Metadata Librarian, Cornell University
Through her work on an interdepartmental digital projects team, Jasmine consults with faculty, students, curators, and librarians on metadata modelling/production/preservation for both digital and physical image collections. She has worked previously as an image cataloger and visual... Read More →
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Ashleigh Coren

Resident Librarian, West Virginia University
I'm a second year Visiting Librarian in WVU's Library Residency Program. Currently, I work in the Office of the Library Dean on special projects in various areas including: outreach, open access, and student retention.
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Breanne Crumpton

Reference Librarian, Winston-Salem State University

Kristina Keogh

Director of Library Services, Ringling College of Art and Design
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Kim Loconto

Assistant Archivist, Brooklyn Museum
IMLS M-Lead II Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
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Heather Slania

Director, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Monday February 6, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm CST
Royal Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130