'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.
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: