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Thursday, April 23 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Who's At Work? Our Roles as Academic Art Librarians

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Who’s at work as an academic art librarian? Some of our jobs require subject-specific degrees in addition to an MLIS, others don't. Some jobs provide faculty status and are even on the tenure-track with scholarship expectations, others are classed as staff. Does being faculty allow you to be a better advocate for your library? Does being staff allow you to have more flexibility in defining your role? Do you read position postings and think, "Wow, this seems like three different jobs?" This panel will present individual academic librarian experiences as well as highlight information gathered as part of the 2019 State of Academic Art Libraries Report, exploring how these variations in job requirements and shifts in position responsibilities impact who is able to work in our libraries, and how this promotes or inhibits our professional goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Centering our discussion on art and architecture librarians as subject specialists, and the ways this impacts teaching and learning, we will address current trends and opportunities in the field, as well as explore avenues to advocate within one's personal context. Come prepared to learn, engage, and leave ready to put ideas into action.

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Courtney Stine (she/her)

Director of the Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm an Assistant Professor and Director of the Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville. I've been an ARLIS/NA member since 2013 and I chair the Awards Committee and the Travel Awards Subcommittee. Talk to me about information literacy, feminism, and... Read More →
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Ginny Moran

Research & Instruction Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Ginny Moran is a Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a past-chair of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter, past moderator of the ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division, and currently serves as co-chair of the Association for College & Research... Read More →

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Evan Schilling

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell D 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108