We are pleased to announce the award of a four-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to establish a new program of post-graduate fellowships dedicated to training emerging art librarians. Modeled on the successful Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship program at Yale University Library, the NYARC program consists of two consecutive two-year fellowships that will provide hands-on training in the field of public information services in museum libraries.
The Kress Fellows will spend eight months at each of the three member institutions, strengthening their core competencies in reference and outreach services. As each library represents a different focus within the museum landscape and each institution’s collection varies in scope, the Kress Fellows will have an opportunity to develop an unusually broad knowledge of art resources. Additionally, the Kress Fellows will assess the usability and interface design of a new discovery platform that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials. This joint endeavor provides a valuable and unparalleled opportunity for a recent information professional graduate to begin a career in an exceptional environment of learning, service, innovation, and collaboration.
Applications for the inaugural 2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellow are now being accepted through July 18, 2014. The call for applications is posted at http://www.nyarc.org/content/career-opportunities.
We are very grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous support.