Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option

The Professional Development Committee of ARLIS/UK & Ireland are pleased to announce our next event Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option to be held 1.00-5.30pm on Tuesday 25th of June at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. This free event is for anyone who would like to consider working in art libraries and is aimed at introducing participants to the diversity of roles as well as providing practical advice about careers within the sector.

Places are free but booking is essential https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taking-the-plunge-art-librarianship-as-a-career-option-tickets-63174193714. Places on this popular event are limited so please book in a timely manner.

A draft programme is provided below but please check the Eventbrite page for updates.


1-1.15: Welcome and registration

1.15-1.30: Introduction

1.30-2: Working in academic libraries – Lydia Julien, Library Services Assistant – Ravensbourne University London

2-2.30: Working in a museum or gallery library – Lluis Tembleque Teres, Librarian, Museum of London

2.30-3: Working with archives and special collections – Speaker TBC

3-3.15: Tea break

3.15-3.45: Notes and experience of a recent graduate– Billie Coxhead – Materials and Products Co-ordinator, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

3.45-4.15: Working in an activist arts organisation – Tavian Hunter, Librarian,Start Hall Library, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

4.15-4.45: Working in library senior management – Jane Bramwell, Head of Library, Archive and Collection Access at Tate

4.45-5.15: Job application and CV tips session – The ARLIS Professional Development Committee

5.15-5.30: Closing remarks and Q & A

If you have any questions, please contact the ARLIS Professional Development bookings officer – arlisevents@gmail.com

Please share widely with any interested early career colleagues, volunteers, trainees, students, commrades and friends.

Best wishes,

Nick and the ARLIS Professional Development Committee