What is an Art Librarian?


Art Librarian Job Description

Art librarians are responsible for organizing and providing access to information on the visual arts. They also promote public awareness of the arts to students, teachers, scholars, curators, artists and others. 



Typical Job Duties

• Organize and catalogue subject-specific collections and newly acquired information and materials

• Provide specialized reference and research services

• May catalogue slides for a university art department

• May conduct database research on behalf of museum curators

• Create and maintain websites that provide information relevant to art and art history

• Handle, store and retrieve materials of various formats, including the printed page, slides, film, video, and electronic media



Relevant Scholarships

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Librarian. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Art History Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming an Art Librarian: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting started in this line of work. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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