Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option [online workshop]

TakingthePlunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option – Friday 19 November 2021 – ARLIS workshop 


The Professional Development Committee of ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society are pleased to announce our next event Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option to be held online on Friday 19 November from 1 – 4pm.  


This free event is aimed at introducing those considering a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kind of work and roles involved, as well as providing practical advice on the current job market and how to enter the profession. 


Places are free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202961933607  

Places on this popular event are limited, so please book in a timely manner. 




1-1.15: Welcome and Introduction – ARLIS Professional Development Committee 

1.15-1.35: Reflections from a current LIS student – Sae Matsuno, Assistant Librarian, iniva 

1.35-1.55: Gaining Cataloguing Skills – Deborah Lee, Senior Teaching Fellow in Library and Information Studies, UCL 

1.55-2.05: Break / Networking session 

2.05-2.25: Working with Special Collections – Victoria Webb, Librarian – Collections Information, Wellcome Library 

2.25-2.45: Volunteering: an entry into the profession – Ren Clark, Volunteering Programme Assistant, Glasgow Women’s Library  

2.45-3.05: Working in visual art repositories – Amy Robinson, Digital Curation Manager, University of Creative Arts 

3.05-3.20: Break / Opportunities Sharing Session 

3.20-3.45: Hiring Process for Art Librarians & Q+A – Holger Aman, Learning Resources Manager and Alice Bloom, Academic Support Librarian, UAL: Camberwell & Wimbledon  

3.45-4pm: Closing remarks – ARLIS Professional Development Committee 


If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the ARLIS Professional Development – thunter@iniva.org 


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