Libraries Unbound, a resource for collection librarians / Leslie Abrams (labrams@ucsd.edu)

Keeping up with the seemingly endless changes in the library collections world is a challenge. I recently received notification about a new web resource created by Library Journal, Libraries Unbound at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/librariesunbound/index.php Each month Libraries Unbound “focuses on a key theme in the library industry” and provides commentary from librarians addressing impacts, insights, best practices on the evolving industry as well as announcements, white papers, … Continue reading Libraries Unbound, a resource for collection librarians / Leslie Abrams (labrams@ucsd.edu)

Curated Donation from Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner increases Brooklyn Museum Libraries’ Holdings on Contemporary and Modern Art / Giana Ricci

This past summer the Brooklyn Museum Libraries received the latest installment of an ongoing major donation from renowned art collectors Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner. As the 2016-2018 NYARC Kress Fellow, I was given the exciting task of accessioning, cataloging, and documenting this fascinating collection that predominantly pertains to modern and contemporary art from around the world. Spending time with each book and assessing its … Continue reading Curated Donation from Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner increases Brooklyn Museum Libraries’ Holdings on Contemporary and Modern Art / Giana Ricci

Pondering 21st Century Collections Competencies for Art Librarians / Sarah Falls, Director of the Joint-Use Library, Tidewater Community College

During the 2000-2005 Strategic plan cycle of ARLIS/NA, an important goal for developing the core competencies of Art Information Professionals was set forth. A few years later, in 2003, a subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee published its findings, creating a template of knowledge and skills for all arts information professionals. This work was very important at the time, and remains an essential guide to … Continue reading Pondering 21st Century Collections Competencies for Art Librarians / Sarah Falls, Director of the Joint-Use Library, Tidewater Community College