Intimate Hand Work: WRBG Member Beth Curren at The Studio Gallery

From The Studio Gallery’s website:

On March 17, 2020, most of us were anticipating a day in which there would be a nod to the Irish St. Patrick, an excuse to wear something green, and looking forward to the start of Spring. For some of us, the cancellation of that night’s dinner reservation was a metaphor of what was to come in the next 48 hours:  the abrupt shut-down and closing of all but essential services; a sheltering in place against an invisible enemy; a confusing confluence of restrictions and mis-directions; and the growing realization that day-to-day life, as we knew it, had changed, utterly. The coronavirus shifted everyone’s priorities.  As the numbers of cases and deaths spiraled upwards, artists everywhere faced the mounting pressures of isolation, loss of access to tools and materials, the interruption of our work and our expectations. All of this, often, was in direct conflict with the changing responsibilities for our relatives and neighbors.  

This exhibit of work, most of which was completed within the last fourteen months, reflects our individual responses to our personal situations, to the stresses in our lives, to the catastrophe that is this pandemic, to the social unrest and political strife.  The artworks are intricate, incorporating the intimate hand work and careful detail that has helped each of us to find serenity and harness our strengths.  The work has brought us together as artists, as women, as friends and as members of our community.

Please check out the website, or call to schedule a visit to the gallery.

Of Possible Interest to WRBG Members and Friends!

“Resistance in the Materials”: a Gathering of Printers Pressing for Change
Thursday Feb. 25 and Friday Feb. 26, 2021

Co-sponsored by Santa Clara University’s Center for Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland’s BookLab and Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, “Resistance in the Materials” is a bicoastal event that will center BIPOC artists, scholars, and interventionists (and allies) and celebrate “printing” (broadly construed across many media) as an accessible form of activism capable of leaving its own unique impressions in diverse communities.

This two-day program begins with a plenary panel featuring Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Jonathan Senchyne on Thursday February 25th at 12pm PT/3pm ET. On Friday, February 26th at 12pm PT/3pm ET, there will be a roundtable of four print artists including Victoria Law, Sarah Matthews, Amy Suo Wu, and Rio Yanez. Harkening to the immediacy and impact of mail art, our participants have exchanged a “print” with each other as an anchor point for collaborative reflection and discussion of the possibilities of printing as political action.

In addition to our main programming, all registrants will receive an invitation to a pop-up print mixer following our roundtable. This casual virtual event is a great opportunity to share your current print project with participants and reflect on the symposium.

Please go here to Register with EventBrite (links in right hand column):

https://english.umd.edu/events/resistance-materials-gathering-printers-pressing-change


Program

Thurs Feb. 25 @ 3pm/12pm (EST/PST)  
Plenary Session featuring talks by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Jonathan Senchyne (90 min. with q&a)

Lillian Yvonne Bertram: “Rich Light is in the Riot: Programming Gwendolyn Brooks for Page & Screen”

Jonathan Senchyne: “Wisconsin Ideas”

Fri Feb. 26 @ 3pm/12pm (EST/PST)
Print Exchange Roundtable with Victoria Law, Sarah Matthews, Amy Suo Wu, Rio Yañez (90 min. with q&a)

Fri Feb. 26 @ 4:30pm/1:30pm (EST/PST)
Pop-Up Print Mixer with audience participation and print sharing, BYOB. (Approx. 1 hr.); link will be distributed to attendees at other two events.


Participant Bios

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is Associate Professor and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at UMass Boston, and Director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival. They consider themself primarily a poet, publishing traditionally and digitally, with a focus on computational and digital poetics. Some of their work can be seen at www.lillianyvonnebertram.com. Their most recent book is Travesty Generator (Noemi Press, 2019).

Victoria Law

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist and author who covers issues of incarceration, particularly women’s incarceration and resistance. She is also the editor/publisher of a zine called Tenacious: Art & Writings By Women in Prison, which started in 2002, and the co-founder of Books Through Bars–NYC, an all-volunteer group that sends free books to people in prison nationwide.

Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews is a printmaker and book artist. Her work has been exhibited in the US and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. She is also a YouTuber and a foam stamp designer for ArtFoamies.com.

Jonathan Senchyne

Dr Senchyne is the Director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is an Associate Professor of Book History and Print Culture in the Information School. Dr. Senchyne has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and was the Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Future of the Book in a Digital Age at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His most recent book is The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020).  http://www.jsench.org/  
Amy Suo Wu

Amy Suo Wu was born in China, grew up in Australia, and lives in The Netherlands as an artist, designer and teacher. Since 2015, she has engaged in steganographic practices such as hiding techniques, evasion tactics, and covert communication as acts of protection, survival and resistance in the face of oppression and violence. This research is now published under the title ‘A Cookbook of Invisible Writing’ through Onomatopee (2019). Her most recent interest and practice circles around literal and metaphorical approaches of mending, design as remittance and self-fulfilling prophecy and how text and textile might be woven together to form embodied publishing.

Rio Yañez

Rio Yañez is a Chicano artist and curator born and currently based in San Francisco, California. As a printmaker he is a member of The Great Tortilla Conspiracy, a tortilla art collective, which prints artwork and political graphics on tortillas at art events, political actions, and protests. By using a formula of edible silkscreen inks, The Great Tortilla Conspiracy are able to put their art on tortillas, make them into food (like quesadillas), and distribute them as art that feeds people. Their philosophy is that art is at its most subversive when it is impermanent and feeds people. They typically present themselves as chefs and scientists when they create their work.


Matthew Kirschenbaum
Professor of English and Digital Studies
Director, Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies
Printer’s Devil, BookLab
University of Maryland
mgk@umd.edu

Opportunities Available at Thornwillow

[from EXLIBRIS]

Thornwillow is a printer and publisher of handmade limited edition books. We do all of the editorial, design, printing and binding at the press in Newburgh, New York. We’ve been at it for 35 years.

We are committed to teaching and perpetuating the related arts and crafts of the written word. We are looking to hire two full time people to join our team at the press. Enthusiastic entry level applicants are welcome to apply.

Letterpress Printer – We are looking for a full time person to join our press room team. Most of our books are printed on a Heidelberg flatbed cylinder press, but we also have Vandercooks, C+Ps and engraving presses that we run every day. Experience would be nice, but is not necessary. We are prepared and happy to teach. First and foremost we are looking for enthusiasm and commitment to learning a craft we love. Being mechanically minded and enjoying working with machines is important.

Book Binder – We are looking for a full time and part time person to join our bindery. In the bindery we do every aspect of fine bookbinding in house from folding and sewing to making paper, cloth, and gold tooled leather bindings. We also make the clamshell boxes, marble and decorative paste paper in house. Experience is not necessary, as we like to train enthusiastic people and pass on the craft.  We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, the ability to work with their hands, patience and determination, and a love of books. In the bindery we are also able to entertain applicants for part time positions.

Please contact: opportunities@thornwillow.com

Position Announcement

LORNE BAIR RARE BOOKS, ABAA

Lorne Bair Rare Books invites applications for the the position of full-time cataloguer/bookseller at our offices in Winchester, Virginia. Starting base salary, based on qualifications and experience, is in the range of $35,000 to $45,000 per year, with substantial additional compensation in the form of commissions, profit-sharing, and performance bonuses. 

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of three years direct experience in antiquarian bookselling, with demonstrable proficiencies in the areas of rare book cataloguing (especially English and Continental printed books from the 16th century onward); bibliographical research; direct sales, and book buying. This position requires exceptional writing and communication skills. Applicants possessing first-hand acquaintance with British and European markets and institutions will be favored. Overseas travel will be an occasional job requirement. 

Lorne Bair Rare Books, established in 1996, is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America  (ABAA). We are a leading American dealer in the areas of Social History, Radical Thought, Economics, and Modern Literature. As a business we are devoted to the ideals of economic, racial, and gender equity, and we emphatically commit to equal consideration of applicants from all cultural backgrounds. Through structured profit-sharing, a generous commission structure, and organizational transparency, we have strived to build a culture of sustained growth that benefits company and employees equally. 

Winchester, Virginia is a small city (population 25,000) at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, about 90 miles west of Washington, D.C. Cost of living is low to moderate, rated at 101.8 on the BestPlaces.com COL index. The region is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich history; school and health systems are highly rated, and cultural opportunities are above average for American cities of comparable size. 

Applicants should submit resumé and cover letter by post to Lorne Bair Rare Books, 661 Millwood Avenue, Ste 206, Winchester, VA 22601; or via email at info@lornebair.com

All applicants will receive a reply; finalists will be invited for interviews (either virtual or live, depending upon COVID developments) beginning in early February, 2021.

Call for Papers: Gender & the Book Trades

We are delighted to announce the reopening of our call for papers for the annual St Andrews Book Conference, now scheduled for 16-19 June 2021. Given the possibility of continuing global restrictions on travel, we have decided that the conference will go ahead on the dates specified but in a fully virtual format. For more information on our virtual conference including format, pre-circulation of papers and resulting publication of the conference proceedings, please see our extended call for papers on our website: ustc.ac.uk/conference.

Gender and the Book Trades
St Andrews Book Conference
16-19 June

Gender has always played a role in the history of the book. Whether explicitly acknowledged or implicitly assumed, considerations of gender have shaped the printed book and its subsequent study. Important research has drawn attention to women’s work in the manuscript and printed book trades across and beyond Europe. Work which tackles questions of masculinity and the book trades, meanwhile, remains conspicuously scarce, even as male subjects remain the default for many bibliographers. 

This conference seeks to discuss possible frameworks for analyzing the critical relationship between gender and book history while confronting the binaries that have structured the historiography. It will bring together academics, librarians, archivists and antiquarian booksellers working across periods to build a more inclusive bibliography and explore new directions in the study of gender and the history of the book. 

Topics may include, but need not be limited to: 
☞ The gender of books 
☞ Theory and practice of feminist/inclusive bibliography 
☞ Constructions of masculinity and the book trades 
☞ Gender nonconformity 
☞ Intersections of gender and confessional identity 
☞ Sexuality/ies and the book 
☞ The influence of family dynamics on the book trade 
☞ Women and book production, especially beyond Western Europe and North America 
☞ Communities and identity 
☞ New methodologies for the study of gender in the book trades 

Please send proposals (maximum 300 words) and a short biographical note to Elise Watson (egw2@st-andrews.ac.uk), Jessica Farrell-Jobst (jjfj@st-andrews.ac.uk) and Nora Epstein (njne@st-andrews.ac.uk) by 31 January 2021. Those who have already had their papers accepted will be contacted separately and need not respond to this additional call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Of Possible Interest to WRBG Members: Antiracist Bookwork

About this Event

Tuesday, 1 December 2020
12:30-1:30 PM EST on Zoom
Register Here

Antiracist Bookwork

Sponsored by UMD’s BookLab

Hosted by BookLab, book artist and printer Tia Blassingame (Scripps College and Primrose Press), will be in conversation with Curtis Small, Jr. (Coordinator of Public Services for Special Collections at the University of Delaware).

The University of Maryland Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is sponsoring a year-long linked series of events, “Antiracism: Research • Teaching • Public Engagement,” that support and act upon the statements of solidarity for Black Lives Matter issued by the Department, College, and University. We also convene this series to honor and highlight the longstanding commitment among many English Department faculty and students to antiracist scholarship and teaching.

Drawing upon the flexibility of the virtual environment—all of our programming in AY 20-21 will be virtual—we are committed to supporting the work of emerging, early-, and mid-career scholars and teachers, with a particular emphasis on welcoming BIPOC and BAME scholars and teachers in the US and abroad. We envisage that these events will draw audiences from the University of Maryland and beyond. Our intention is to contribute to the development of antiracist scholarship and pedagogy, and to offer public engagement with our various communities beyond campus in the service of promoting antiracism in all its forms. We are also committed to making these events accessible.

The Antiracism series is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information about the series, including upcoming events, please visit our site.

#antiracismUMD
#CLCS_UMD
@UMDEnglish

Bios:

Tia Blassingame is a book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception. Utilizing printmaking and book arts techniques, she renders racially-charged images and histories for a nuanced discussion on issues of race and racism. Blassingame holds a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University, M.A. in Book Arts from Corcoran College of Art + Design, and M.F.A. in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been a teaching artist at the National Building Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Glen Echo, Pyramid Atlantic, and University of Maryland at College Park.

Curtis Small, Jr. is the Coordinator of Public Services for Special Collections at the University of Delaware. Small oversees the Special Collections’ exhibition program, instruction activities, and reference services. He regularly curates exhibitions and is a member of the project team for the Colored Conventions Project, an award winning Digital Humanities project that documents the largest African American advocacy movement of the nineteenth century.

Live captioning is available.

The Zoom link will be sent to registrants approximately 24 hours in advance of the event.

Contact clcs@umd.edu with questions, concerns, or registration issues. Please also note that some university email filters send EventBrite reminders directly to spam folders.

Lewis Carroll Society of North America, Virtual Event!

LCSNA Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

October 10, 2020, 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The Hatter was the first to break the silence. ‘What day of the month is it?’ he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his pocket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear.
Alice considered a little, and then said ‘The fourth.’
‘six days wrong!’ sighed the Arnold Hirshon.


The LCSNA Fall Meeting is Saturday, October 10, 2020, 12:00 – 4:45 PM, EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME, USA.

Ordinarily, this part of our message is where our meeting host, Arnold Hirshon, Vice Provost and University Librarian at Case Western Reserve University, would provide information about Cleveland, Ohio and the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University. This year, we hold our meeting in the wonderland of alternative time and space online, through the internet, using Zoom.

Arnold Hirshon, the program host and most speakers have remained committed despite this third change in time for the meeting.

Washington Rare Book Group’s own August Imholtz will be one of the speakers, with an illustrated talk on the Appleton Alice.

Case Western Reserve University is providing support with the technology, meeting recording, and registration. The LCSNA thanks them all.

As in Alice’s Wonderland, I expect we will meet new characters that are not ordinarily able to attend our in-person meetings. Lewis Carroll might mark this memorable day, in this unusual year, with a white stone. The Society welcomes all of you. Although the meeting is free and open to the public, please register so we ensure there are enough virtual seats.

Further information and the full program are available at https://www.lewiscarroll.org/events/

Call for Nominations for the 2021 APHA Awards!

The American Printing History Association (APHA) Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee invite nominations for the 2021 APHA Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards. 

Since 1976, APHA has recognized individuals whose work has contributed to the “study, recording, preservation or dissemination of printing history”. In 1985, an award for institutional achievements was established. 

These prestigious awards, which celebrate outstanding contributions to the history of printing, are presented each January at APHA’s Annual Meeting. Awardee acceptance speeches have historically stood as important statements of philosophy, accomplishment, and the value of printing history and the book arts.

APHA is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Individual Laureate and Institutional awards; the nomination period will close on September 15. Nominations are reviewed by the APHA Awards Committee, and presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

A list of our previous awardees, brief biographical sketches, photographs from past ceremonies, and select acceptance speeches can be viewed on the APHA website at: https://printinghistory.org/programs/awards/

NOMINATIONS

Nominations will be accepted through midnight on September 15. Nominations may be submitted by any current member of APHA. Nominations from APHA chapters are encouraged. Submissions for nominations should be made electronically by email to awards@printinghistory.org, and MUST include:

  1. Award category for nomination (Institution or Individual)
  2. For an individual, provide: Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), and contact information (please provide at least one of the following: address, phone, and/or email)
  3. For an institution, provide: Name of contact at institution, contact information (please provide at least one of the following: address, phone, and/or email)
  4. For the Individual Laureate, provide a concise abstract as to the individual’s background and expertise; for the Institutional Award, provide a summary of this institution in a greater context.
  5. A summary (250–350 words) of why the nominee’s contribution to printing history deserves recognition. This summary should include appropriate examples of activities or accomplishments which will be relevant to the awards committee’s evaluation process. This may include the nominator’s relationship to the nominee, if any.
  6. Your name or chapter name and contact information (name, email, and phone).

CRITERIA AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Nominations are due to the Board no later than midnight September 15 to receive evaluation and consideration by the Awards Committee and the Board.

Individual and institutional nominees need not be APHA members. 

Nominations are welcome from individuals at all stages of their chosen professions, but nominators must be APHA members. Nominations submitted on behalf of APHA Chapters are likewise encouraged.

Letters of support (no more than six maximum) may come from others with knowledge of the nominee. Supporting documents should follow the nomination guidelines above, and carry the same due date. 

Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the committee.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing outstanding accomplishments in the history of printing.

Position Announcement: Instruction and Engagement Librarian, UCLA Clark Library

Title: Instruction and Engagement Librarian

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($55,014 to $84,507)
Position Availability: Immediately

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library seeks an energetic, creative, culturally competent, and service-oriented professional to develop and administer an instruction and engagement program using the holdings and other resources of the Clark Library to support the teaching, research, and community engagement mission of the university. The incumbent will expand the use of the Clark Library beyond its existing audience and raise awareness of the Clark Library as a unique educational resource at UCLA for users from around the world.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the incumbent’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates the teaching program at the Clark, including overseeing class requests, scheduling classes in consultation and collaboration with other librarians, and monitoring technology and supplies in library class spaces
  • Takes a leading role in preparing and leading instruction sessions with primary sources, including evaluating and selecting materials, developing lesson plans, and collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives
  • Works with faculty and other campus partners to strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate Clark collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs
  • Partners with students, instructors, and other librarians to enhance learning, teaching and research through critical engagement with library resources as well as emerging technologies, digital pedagogy and research methods
  • Works closely with public services colleagues to introduce new users to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and policies and procedures
  • Establishes user-focused public programs and services, including collaborating with Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies staff and other campus and external organizations to publicize and promote use of the collections through tours, exhibitions, presentations, and other creative public programming and engagement initiatives with audiences on campus, in Los Angeles, and beyond
  • Develops neighborhood-centered projects and programs by building and sustaining connections with local institutions, community organizations, and individuals
  • Contributes to the Clark’s social media program
  • Coordinates, collaborates on, and promotes Clark Library exhibitions and external loans
  • Identifies and develops primary source and reference holdings appropriate for Clark collecting areas in consultation with Clark Library colleagues
  • Develops reference guides to collections and reference resources for users
  • Promotes inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to accessibility in the development and delivery of services and programs
  • Participates actively in Center/Clark and campus committees
  • Engages with regional and national professional organizations and participates in ongoing professional development relevant to position responsibilities
  • Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students and interns

Basic Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of two years of recent library work experience in a special collections environment
  • Experience closely engaging audiences with primary sources within a special collections setting
  • Experience with research and teaching trends, methods, emerging technologies, and best practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and potential uses of special collection materials and services
  • Evidence of innovative program development and engagement with a variety of audiences
  • Experience developing community contacts and relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and creatively within and across organizations and user groups
  • Commitment to inclusivity within the workplace and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Ability to flourish in a team-based environment and foster teamwork among others
  • Proven success in complex project management that includes developing and evaluating programs, meeting deadlines, and overseeing the work of other team members
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills, and the ability to balance multiple tasks and demands
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications (ex: Aeon, Voyager, OCLC WorldCat, ArchiveSpace)
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic work conditions, including familiarity with both onsite and virtual work environments
  • Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Record of engagement with the profession, demonstrated through local or national workshop and/or conference participation, committee work, research, and/or publications
  • Familiarity with library best practices and standards as issued by ALA, RBMS, SAA, and other relevant professional organizations
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills

Applicants with all the above basic qualifications and any of the following preferred qualifications or professional experiences are strongly encouraged to apply: (1) Second advanced degree in a relevant discipline; (2) Reading knowledge of at least one language other than English; (3) Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections; (4) Demonstrated experience with digitization initiatives; (5) Demonstrated research expertise and/or publication in an area represented in the collections.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, university and community service, and scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Description of Library and Institution

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located ten miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the fin de siecle, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), and the history of Montana and the West. Part of UCLA since 1934, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. The Center/Clark presents a wide range of public and academic programming, including conferences, lectures, concerts, and workshops.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzker Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California and key components of the University’s commitment to excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California policy on discrimination, harassment, and affirmative action see: University of California—Policy Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Candidates applying by September 10, 2020 will be given first consideration for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the library profession. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – Describing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
  • References – Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05805.

Frederick Book Arts Center Virtual Auction – Donations Wanted!

A Letter from our Executive Director:
Dear Fellow printers, book lovers,  printmakers, and photographers,
The Frederick Book Arts Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first online auction; it will feature unique book arts items, such as sewing frames, fish skin leather from Iceland, handmade paper, art books, artist books, prints, and more! 

Things have changed for all of us and we are endeavoring to find new and exciting ways to reach the community and to keep FBAC alive. With this in mind, we are reaching out to you not only to make you aware of our upcoming auction, but we’re asking if there is anything that you would consider donating to us for this auction? Our hope is to treat this as a community event, where people are finding treasures from their fellow book artists and learning about others in the community through their creations. As a reminder, since we are a non-profit, everything you donate will be tax deductible!

We thank you for your consideration and hope you will join us at the auction in late September.
Please share this with friends and groups who may want to take part to help make this a success! Do fill out the Google form below for the items that you are donating. We have attached a donation receipt for those items too.
https://forms.gle/ogdFteaYU8jAbUTe9
Thanks in advance for your help! 
Johnny
— 
Johnny CarreraExecutive DirectorFrederick Book Arts Center

frederickbookartscenter.org