Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals [June 2005]
: scope : members : activities
by ARLIS/NA Executive Board, 5/03)
The subcommittee will define a set of core competencies
that outline the attributes professional librarians in art and design
libraries and curators in visual resource collections ought to have
or strive for in order to foster "good practice" within their
ARLIS/NA and VRA groups can then use the competencies to develop relevant
educational programming at annual conferences. These competencies may
also serve as guidelines for the development of continuing education
and curricula in art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.
The establishment of national core competency standards for professionals
in art library and visual resources fields.
E. Falls (PDC)
Visual Resources Librarian
Department of Art and Art History
University of Richmond
Sara Harrington (PDC)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
FAX (732) 932-6743
Angelica Lopez Moyes (PDC, Sub-Committee Chair)
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
FAX (801) 322-8193
It is the responsibility of the PDC to update and revise the core competencies
on a regular basis. The subcommittee gathers information and data to
support the definition of core competencies, including competency outlines
developed by other library associations, articles/reports written on
the topic, and recent job descriptions.
In 2006, the subcommittee will focus on updating the core competencies
as they relate to visual resources professionals. It will make its first
report to the PDC, by April 30, 2006. The subcommittee will also assemble
case studies and engage in outreach activities.
Future activities on behalf of the PDC may also include a membership-wide
(ARLIS/NA and VRA) survey of continuing education needs.
ARLIS/NA Executive Board; Heather Ball, Board Liaison