Ingrid recently began working for Target as a contract librarian in creative asset management.
What interests you about your job?
The work I do in creative asset management is an interesting combination of metadata development, digital asset management, digital archiving, and reference. The creative assets in our DAM include marketing photography, graphic design, logos, video, and fonts.
Why did you join the ARLIS/NA Twin Cities chapter and why should others join?
I joined ARLIS/NA Twin Cities shortly after I started my MLIS program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I was interested in combining my love for art and for libraries and I wanted to meet other people in my community that had similar interests. I have found membership in the chapter to be incredibly rewarding because I have met a number of fascinating librarians and I have learned a great deal about the local art community in the Twin Cities.
What drew you to art librarianship?
I have wanted to become a librarian since I was three. For me, contentment is being surrounded by books and self-motivated discovery. My interest in art stems from a background in art history. I am fascinated with the contemplation of art and artists’ lives, and the effects of our history on how we interpret and produce art.