Speakers: I am not just Head Librarian, I am also a client: Art Librarians as Scholars
— Eric Wolf, Head Librarian, The Menil Collection Crossing the Publishing Frontier: Writing Opportunities in Art Librarianship
— Shannon Marie Robinson, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian, University Libraries, Denison University
Hannah Bennett, Librarian, School of Architecture Library, Princeton University
Laurel Bliss, Fine Arts Librarian, Library & Information Access, San Diego State University
Judy Dyki, Library Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Patrick Tomlin, Head, Art + Architecture Library, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Alexander Watkins, Assistant Professor/Art & Architecture Librarian, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder
Terrie Wilson, Art Librarian, Michigan State University
Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet, Consulting Editor, Hack Library SchoolModerator:
Shannon Marie Robinson, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian, University Libraries, Denison University
Many art librarians have advanced subject degrees and expertise. Eric Wolf
will talk about how scholarly publishing not only allows us to grow as specialists, but also as librarians, raising our profile and stature among our colleagues. Such activity is personally fulfilling and helps us understand our constituencies. Scholarly activity without a faculty or curatorial title can present some strange, interesting, and at times funny situations.
Writing and publication provide opportunities for librarians to move their profession forward. Experienced editors and writers of ARLIS/NA Reviews
, ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews
, the Society’s scholarly journal Art Documentation
, and the book The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian
will discuss publishing options and practicalities. These presenters will offer perspectives on writing reviews, sending queries to editors, understanding the peer-review process, and collaborating with authors. Writers of reviews, articles, book chapters, and blogs will share their experiences and discuss publishing expectations associated with tenure-track positions.
In addition, speakers will also present perspectives on writing for online publications and will address aspects of open access publishing, including author agreements, post-print, and institutional repositories. By providing practical information on writing and publication that includes getting started in publishing, overcoming writer's block, and managing time, attendees will take away useful tools for their professional development.