ACRL Arts Section Blog

January 11, 2012

ACRL Arts Midwinter 2012 Virtual Discussion Forum

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2012,Announcements,Virtual Midwinter — Joe Clark @ 12:34 pm

The Status of the Art Librarian Workforce: A Survey of Professional Backgrounds and Career Choices

Speaker: Eamon Tewell, Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College

Is there such thing as a ‘typical’ career path for art librarians? What common threads beyond workplace setting unite art librarians as a distinct profession? This presentation discusses the results of an international survey of art library workers, including: motivation for selecting the profession, educational background, current employment, and professional experiences. Reviewing the preparation and job experiences of other practitioners in art librarianship allows us all to benefit from a deeper knowledge of the current state of the profession.

How to join the discussion:

Go to the iLinc session page here:
The session is scheduled to start at 01/18/2012 01:00 PM (Central Time). Attendees may join the session up to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Questions?  Contact Yvette Cortes (, Chair of the ACRL Arts Research and Publications Committee


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