Professional Development Committee

Committee Charge

Investigates, evaluates, and develops methods for delivering continuing education programs at the society, chapter, and regional level; assembles information on professional learning opportunities in the field of art and visual resources librarianship, including internships and workshops, for distribution to society membership; with the society's Open Access Coordinator, manages and shares open-access content created by society members about the profession; support targeted populations for professional development; advises society groups on developing standards, guidelines, and assessment of professional development opportunities; and oversees and reports on activities and initiatives of constituent subcommittees as established by the Executive Board.

Subcommittees

Education

Mentoring

Initiatives

PDC Bulletin

The PDC Bulletin, a quarterly update, is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please contact the committee.

PDC Bulletin

Internship List

The Committee oversees the Internship List, which features paid and unpaid internships in Art, Architecture, & Design Libraries and Visual Resource Centers throughout North America.

Internship List

ARLIS/NA Mentoring Programs

The Mentoring Subcommittee maintains ARLIS/NA’s formal mentoring programs, including the Year-long Mentoring Program  and the Conference Guides Program. Refer to the Mentoring Subcommittee page for more information.

ARLIS/NA Commons and ARLIS/NA Kaltura Channel

Formerly known as the Learning Portal, the ARLIS/NA Commons and the Kaltura Channel are open access repositories of professional development events and resources produced by ARLIS/NA members. The Education Subcommittee partners with the ARLIS/NA Open Access Coordinator and the Commons Manager to develop and manage recorded content from a variety of sources, including annual conference sessions, webinars, Lunchtime Chats, and other Society-driven content focus on current issues most important to the art library community in a rapidly changing collections, services and technology-driven environment.

ARLIS/NA Commons

ARLIS/NA Kaltura Channel

Webinars and Lunchtime Chats

The Education Subcommittee develops and hosts webinars and lunchtime chats on a diverse range of topics important to art information professionals. Webinar recordings and chat transcripts are made available on ARLIS/NA's Kaltura Channel. Members can also organize a webinar or virtual meeting.

Contact

Email the committee at pdc@arlisna.org or contact a member of the committee per the list below.

Professional Development Committee

Courtney A Hunt

Courtney A Hunt

M.A., M.S.I.S.

Art & Design Librarian

Chair

Claire C. Payne

College of Art and Design Librarian

Committee Member

Michele Jennings

Michele Jennings

Art Librarian

Committee Member

Martha Neth

Director of the Learning Commons

Committee Member

Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor

Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor

Instruction and Reference Librarian

Committee Member

Margaret A Miller

Margaret A Miller

BA, MA, MLS

Art and Design Librarian

Committee Member

Mentoring Subcommittee

Subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee.
Anna Boutin-Cooper

Anna Boutin-Cooper

MLIS

Research and Instruction Librarian

Chair

Shannon Marie Robinson

Shannon Marie Robinson

Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Committee Member

Virginia Seymour

Research and Instruction Librarian

Committee Member

Elizabeth Shoemaker

Head, Bibliographic Services

Committee Member

Jason Speck

Head, Archives and Special Collections

Committee Member

Education Subcommittee

Subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee.
Patricia Gimenez

Patricia Gimenez

MLIS, MA

Director, Art Library

Chair

Karen Elizabeth DeWitt

Director, Design Library

Committee Member

Kendra Macomber

Kendra Macomber

Arts & Humanities Librarian

Committee Member

Gavin Goodwin

Creative Arts Librarian

Committee Member