Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30

The Library, 
Goldsmiths, University of London
8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW

The ARLIS Professional Development Committee are pleased to present Taking the Plunge – an event aimed at introducing those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kind of work and roles involved, as well as the current job market and how to enter the profession.


2-2.15: Welcome and registration - 
2.15-2.25: Introduction
2.25-2.55: Working in academic libraries – Antonia Lewis, Subject Librarian (Art, Design and Visual Cultures) – Goldsmiths, University of London
2.55-3.25: Working in a museum or gallery library – Jonathan Franklin, Librarian – The National Gallery
3.25-3.55: Working with special collections – Althea Greenan, Curator - Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London
3.55-4.10: Tea break – 15 min
4.10-4.40: Notes and experience of a recent graduate– TBC
4.40-5.10: Job application and CV tips session - Vitoria Sculfor - Sue Hill Recruitment

5.10-5.25: Closing remarks and Q & A

If you have any questions, please contact the ARLIS Professional Development bookings officer, Harriet Lam -
Please book by by Friday 14th April 2017 at the latest. 


ARLIS members £13

Non-ARLIS members £25

If you would like to join ARLIS now we will offset £12 against your membership cost. This makes basic unwaged membership free, basic membership £16, enhanced unwaged membership £21 and enhanced membership £38. Further details of the memberships available can be found at

 Eventbrite - Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option

Students may also be interested in the Student Bursary to attend the ARLIS 2017 Conference in Dublin