Friday, 20 January 2012

Forthcoming STC event: 'Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option'

'Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option' will be held this year on Saturday 3rd March at the National Gallery's Educational rooms in London.

This workshop aims to introduce 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.

This year's event is full to the brim with speakers working in a variety of art and design libraries, who will talk about their experiences in art librarianship, their job roles and career paths. There is a session on enhancing your CV, and a tour of the fantastic National Gallery Library.
This event is aimed at students, trainees, library assistants and anyone interested in a career in art and design librarianship.

Highlights include:

Librarianship in a private academic institution: Natasha Held, Christie’s Education

Working with Special Collections: Richard Daniels, University of Arts, London

Starting out: the lowdown from a recent graduate: Sarah Maule, Ravensbourne

Film collections: Sarah Currant, British Film Institute Library

Museum/Gallery Librarianship: Joseph Ripp, National Portrait Gallery, London

Booking is now open and will be closing on 20th February, and early booking is advisable as this is a popular event. A full programme, further details and booking forms can be found on the ARLIS website:

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