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Wednesday, March 27 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Insight and Impact: Thriving as a Solo Art Information Professional

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For solo art information professionals, the demands of individual positions are various, but the goal is the same: to leverage all available resources, relationships, and expertise to make the greatest impact on behalf of the institutions and users they serve. To be successful, solos develop a raft of skills and strategies that respond to the specificities of their context. Solo librarians and archivists often find themselves uniquely situated within their institutions, whether serving as an intellectual bridge for students in an academic setting, or fostering the visibility of collections through interdepartmental collaborations within a museum. As such, the ability to recognize opportunities and cultivate relationships across departments and within their communities can have an outsize effect.

This discussion group shares perspectives from solos who have developed projects and strategies to optimize resources and achieve substantial outcomes. Operating within small and large institutions and representing a range of hybrid and traditional roles, the moderators will lead a conversation to share insights and methodologies that can be applied by solo and non-solo art information professionals alike.

Learning Objective
The goal is to network, build connections with solo art librarians who may be able to support each other, and share success stories that can be scaled and applied in new ways.


Amanda McKnight

Manager of the Archives, Library, and Special Collections, Barnes Foundation
Amanda McKnight is the Manager of the Archives Library and Special Collections at the Barnes Foundation. She has a BA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and MLS with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Maryland.

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Abby Stambach

Head of Archives & Special Collections, College of the Holy Cross
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Amye McCarther

Archivist, New Museum
Amye McCarther is an archivist and media conservator at the New Museum in New York where she oversees the museum’s archival and preservation programs including the Digital Archive Oral History Initiative and Archives Fellowship program. Her previous experience includes audiovisual... Read More →
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John Burns

Electronic Resources Librarian, Dixie State University Library
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Lauren Gottlieb-Miller

Associate Dean for Special Libraries and Preservation, University of Houston
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Nilda Sanchez-Rodriguez

Architecture Librarian, The City College of New York

Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:10pm - 5:30pm MDT
Grand America Hotel: Milano (3rd Floor) 555 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111