Job Posting: Collections Librarian – Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society

via LibGig

Application review begins May 10. Position open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled beginning the week of May 27.

The Collections Librarian provides public reference service for all museum collections (Research Library and Archives, Art, History, and American Indian Collections) to the general public, museum staff, and volunteers; organizes, inventories and preserves permanent collection objects, archival material, and digital media; catalogs books, ephemera, and photographs using copy cataloging and original cataloging standards and standard vocabularies; provides collection and loan management services for the exhibition program and museum collections; coordinates volunteers, interns, and students; completes digital and print reproduction orders for patrons and museum staff; assists with collection management; assists with administrative tasks; participates in public programs; collaborates with museum staff on assignment or project basis.

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Job Posting: Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian, University of Nebraska – Omaha

via UCLA Information Studies Job Listings

The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian at the  Assistant Professor rank to assists patrons with their information needs by performing general and specialized reference work. Provides library instruction in assigned subject areas at on- or off-site locations. Participates in collection development and library liaison responsibilities in assigned subject areas. Maintains team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university. Fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service. Subject area responsibilities include Fine Arts, English, Foreign Languages and other subject areas as assigned. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Reference Services: •Provides general and in-depth reference desk service both at the reference desk and within campus departments for approximately one-fourth of the total workweek, including rotating weekend hours. •Evaluates and selects resources for assigned subject areas and makes them accessible through Campus Guides. •Instructs patrons in the use of print and electronic resources. •Conducts research consultations with students and faculty in assigned subject areas. 2.Instruction Services: •Provides general or specialized library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in assigned subject areas. Instruction may be provided in the library, at other locations on campus, or to remote users via web-based technology. •Develops and maintains up-to-date instructional materials in print and Web formats. 3.Collections Management and Liaison: •Actively cultivates and promotes interactions with faculty in assigned subject areas to develop and communicate the availability of library resources and services. •Evaluates and selects appropriate resources (monograph, serial, and electronic resources) for the reference collection and assigned subject areas. •Acts as a coordinator between the library and database vendors in assigned subject areas. •Conducts ongoing review and de-selection of materials. 4.Supervision and Coordination: •Provides supervision to Library associates, assistants, and student workers as assigned. •Coordinates the English 116 Information Literacy Program. 5.Other Job Responsibilities: •Participates in the evaluation and assessment of Library programs and services, including compiling and analyzing statistical data. •Develops and maintains current knowledge of advances in reference, instruction, and other areas related to this position by reading professional literature, subscribing to appropriate list servs, and regularly participating in professional development activities. Applies knowledge in continuously improving and advancing reference and instructional skills. •Participates in department and library planning •Develops and documents processes and procedures; periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed. •Accepts and implements other duties as assigned. 6.Faculty Responsibilities: •Serves on library and/or university committees. •Participates in cross-departmental projects within the library. •Participates in professional activities, professional development and scholarly research and publication activities as outlined in the “Guidelines on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations for Faculty Members of the University Library”.

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Job Posting: Rare Books Curator and Cataloger, Special Collections Research Center – Temple University (Philadelphia)

via Chronicle of Higher Education

The Temple University Libraries seek an engaged, creative and enthusiastic librarian to serve as rare books curator and cataloger for our Special Collections Research Center. SCRC is located on the main campus of Temple, a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

Required Education and Experience:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science.
  • At least one year of professional experience teaching and interpreting rare and other book collections to students and faculty.
  • At least one year of professional experience performing original cataloging of rare books or special collections.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of book history and the book arts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards, and schema, including DCRM, AAT, and LCSH.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Second graduate degree in a discipline related to Temple collections such as English, History, or Art History.
  • Knowledge of RDA, METS, MODS, and FRBR.
  • Working knowledge of Latin; working knowledge of German, Spanish, or French.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers@Temple, and reference TU-16517.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Job Posting: Visual Resources and Art Collection Curator, Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)

via HigherEdJobs

Goucher College, a selective liberal arts college located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, and the first college in the nation to require students to study abroad, invites applications for the part-time visual resources and art collection curator to manage and develop Goucher’s visual resources collection (including art and artifacts, slides, and digital images) under the direction of the Art and Art History Department and with the advice and consent of the College Art Committee.

Qualifications include a M. A. in Art History, Museum Studies, Library Science, or studies related to cultural sustainability with some background in art history, and at least one year of experience in a related position. Candidates who have bachelor’s degrees will be considered with additional work experience. Working knowledge in Past Perfect Database, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office; expertise with flat bed and slide scanners; and excellent research and writing skills are required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online.

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter with salary requirement
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

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Apply online here. 

Job Posting: Digital Archivist, Princeton University

via VRA Job Opportunities

The Digital Archivist will work at the Princeton University Library’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This library houses the Princeton University Archives (current holdings of approximately 15,000 cubic feet) as well as a major collection of 20th-century public policy papers (current holdings of approximately 20,000 cubic feet).

Reporting to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, the Digital Archivist is dedicated to the processing, description, and preservation of University records in both digital and analog form. The Digital Archivist’s primary focus will be to participate in the continued development and evolution of an electronic records program at the Mudd Manuscript Library. This work will include developing, implementing, and executing processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by the University Archives. The archivist will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and be able to manage complex projects. The Digital Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing, accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and contribute to work relating to development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and related technical issues. This position also works with a variety of stakeholders, including archivists and librarians, developers, IT staff, and donors, and will supervise the work of student assistants.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: .

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Job Postings

The Visual Resources Association has a number of new jobs posted this week. Check it out!

4/15/13 Ass’t Visual Resources Curator, U of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (part-time)
4/15/13 Digital Archivist (tenure track), Archives & Rare Books, U of Cincinnati, OH
4/15/13 Curator, Moving Image and Recorded Sound, New York Public Library, NY
4/15/13 Emerging Technologies Librarian, Phoenix School of Law, AZ
4/15/13 Digital Archivist, Washington University, St. Louis, MI
4/15/13 Metadata Librarian, Utah State University Library, Logan, UT
4/15/13 Digital Support Specialist, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (half time)
4/15/13 Digital Media Archivist, Viacom, New York, NY
4/15/13 Technical Architectural, Digital Media, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Job Posting: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian – Colgate University, Hamilton NY

via HigherEdJobs

The Colgate University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and thoughtful individual to manage rare books, manuscripts, and other non-University Archives materials in the Special Collections and University Archives, including their development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, promotion and assessment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, s/he engages in educational planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials. S/he manages the Libraries’ major digital projects involving Special Collections materials (student newspaper, yearbooks, alumni magazine, course catalogs, etc.) including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage and creates and describes resources digitized locally.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent master’s degree and 2 years of experience working in a library, particularly at a liberal arts institution, or museum setting.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description and list of qualifications can be found at

Application procedure: please apply online at
Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on May 13, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Art Library, Rutgers University (NJ)

via SLA New Jersey

The Art Library Summer Internship position will consist of processing 2 large collections of Art gift books.  Included in this task are searching books in the RUL Iris catalog, processing books to send to cataloging, as well as preparing books for the Fall Art Library book sale. Also as part of this internship you will be asked to create a dynamic exhibit for the Art Library exhibition space about an artist or another arts topic that you have interest in, to be installed prior to the fall 2013 semester. Additional unexpected special projects may be assigned.

This position(s) will report to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian and will be an unpaid internship.  If you have further questions about this position or would like to set up an interview please contact Megan Lotts with your resume and a brief cover letter.  Or feel free to call (848)932-7189 or send snail mail to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian; 71 Hamilton St; New Brunswick; 08901.

Job Posting: Collections Information Associate, Princeton Art Museum (NJ)

via Archives Gig

Position Summary
The Collections Information Associate (CIA) is responsible for managing information in the centralized Museum repositories (Collections Information Management System (Gallery System’s The Museum System (TMS)) and Digital Asset Management System (Extensis Portfolio). The CIA implements and utilizes best practices in the cataloguing of works of art and digital assets, collaborating with curators to provide image and information needs for exhibition and publications planning. As part of the Museum’s Information & Technology department and reporting to the Manager of Collections Information (MCI), the CIA participates in establishing data standards, training and supporting users and in researching, planning and implementing the Museum’s asset management and collections access strategies.

This is a 2 year term position with a complete benefits package.

Position Requires:

The Collections Information Associate position requires extensive knowledge of and experience managing collection and digital asset data. Expertise in data standards, technical writing, SQL Server, and XML are required. Broad knowledge of digital technologies, standards, issues, and trends relating to collections cataloguing and digital asset management is necessary. An Art History background is preferred. The ability to work effectively in a team context, establish priorities, achieve goals, and support multi-faceted projects and the ability to work autonomously and make critical independent decisions is required.

-A minimum of 2 years experience in Museum Cataloguing
-2 years experience in Digital Asset Management
– SQL Server, XML, Crystal Reports, Basic HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access are required
-Bachelor’s Degree

The Final candidate must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

The CIA must show initiative developing expertise on new software, information delivery methods and technologies and have strong oral, written, and presentation skills. Additional duties are performed as necessary. The CIA must also show initiative developing expertise on new software, information delivery methods and technologies, have strong oral, written, and presentation skills, and work well in a team environment.

For complete job announcement and to apply, search for requisition # 1300214 on the Princeton Careers page.

Job Postings

Contract Photo Archivist – Brooklyn, NY

via Archives Gig

Family in Brooklyn seeks experienced photo archivist to scan, touch up, catalogue, and archive fairly large collection of family photos (dating back through 4 generations/circa 1890s and later). A subgroup of the photos have already been archived, but stored in JPEG. Would prefer state-of-the-art digital archiving oriented toward the very long term. Would also love someone who would ultimately be able to prepare professional-grade albums and other graphics.

Relevant experience working with digital photographs required. Interesting eye a plus. Rates negotiable and commensurate with experience.

If interested, please send a resume and brief statement of interest (a few sentences is fine) to katylederer(at) Applications accepted until position is filled.

Proposed date of completion for the project would be this October or November. Hours can be flexible. Potentially the perfect gig for someone looking for a well-compensated side-project.


Fine and Performing Arts Librarian – University of Northern Iowa

via HigherEd Jobs

Rod Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Fine and Performing Arts Librarian and as liaison to the School of Music and departments of Art, Theatre, and the Textiles and Apparel major in the School of Applied Human Sciences to begin August 2013. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will provide planning and direction for fine and performing arts collections and services at Rod Library. The position will oversee the development of collections in all formats, collaborate with faculty to design curriculum-based library instruction in person and online, provide in person and virtual reference assistance and provide visionary leadership for the creation of new library collections and services in partnership with campus faculty. Some of the collections supporting these disciplines are currently housed in a separate section of the library, supported by a Library Assistant and student assistants. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with liaison departments, library staff and information technology experts to assess current and future information needs and to develop a vision for the ongoing support of fine and performing arts departments, taking into account current trends in the disciplines, in librarianship, in content creation and distribution, and collection access through digital and multimedia technologies. This is a tenure-track position. Participation on library committees and in professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Visit for additional information and the full position announcement.


Visual Collections Librarian and Assistant Professor – University of Mississippi

via The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Visual Collections Librarian. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship and offers an opportunity to work independently and collaboratively with an extensive collection of world class photographic and film materials specializing in Mississippi and the American South.

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Job Posting: Digitization Supervisor / Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator – Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, Maryland)

via VRA Job Opportunities 

Summary of Duties: 

Under the supervision of the Web Manager, the Digitization Supervisor / Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing digitization projects for both the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center and the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Program, including the oversight of staff, policy, and workflow. Manages the continued growth and development of current projects and implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials and creation of descriptive metadata; and publishing of digital collections to the web using appropriate software and technologies. Researches, evaluates, and selects equipment, software, outsourcing options and procedures for digitization projects. Manages and maintains a digital collections repository, devising its operating procedures and workflows, ensuring adherence to standards and guidelines, ingesting digital files, facilitating the creation of standards-based metadata, and managing the long-term preservation of archival master files. Engages in outreach activities to market the MDCH Program and develop new collaborative partnerships with Maryland libraries or cultural heritage institutions to facilitate the digitization and online availability of historical documents, images, audio, and video; acts as a professional resource by consulting on various aspects of digitization projects. Keeps up-to-date with developments and emerging trends in digitization and develops realistic plans to incorporate new ideas and technologies into the Digitization Unit workflow. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Digitization Unit, including the training and supervision of two full-time staff and occasional part-time interns/volunteers. Some travel required, must have own vehicle.

Basic Requirements: 

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited college or university. Ability to manage and maintain a digital collections repository. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of best practices for imaging, analog to digital media conversion, metadata standards, and preservation of digital objects. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated creativity, initiative and self-direction; ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities; ability to work both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and project partners in a service-oriented, collaborative environment. One (1) year of supervisory experience directing and evaluating the work of others.

To Apply: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to with Librarian III-Digitization-Your Last Name clearly indicated in the subject line. Example: Librarian III-Digitization-Jones (Please pay close attention to the email address when applying as the email address is unique for each posting.) 

Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013

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Job Postings (Visual Resources)

via VRA job opportunities

Digital Production Coordinator, University of Richmond, Virginia

Ass’t Librarian/Photo Administrator, American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD

Library Digitization & Preservation Ass’t (PT), American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD

Job Posting: Project Archives Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art – NYC

via Archives Gig

The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, seeks a candidate to fill a part-time, grant-funded position for a Project Archives Assistant who will follow the Whitney’s established policies and procedures for processing archives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Processing institutional archives (materials include paper documents, photographs, and varied ephemera) and apply appropriate professional standards following DACS rules;

• Have a high level of understanding and experience using Archivists’ Toolkit ™(AT), for data entry;

• Train and supervise interns to work with AT;

• Create finding aids

• Respond to archives reference questions both in-person and remotely from both Museum staff and outside researchers

• Able to lift 40 lb. boxes

Requirements:  MLS or MLIS degree; archives certificate preferred; experience using Archivists’ Toolkit™ is a must, Encoded Archival Description, XML and familiar with MARC/AMC, DACS and VRA standards; strong written and verbal communication, people, and organizational skills.

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

EOE.  No Calls Please.

Job Posting: Art & Design Librarian/Tenure-Track, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge)

via ALA joblist

Deadline is March 19th

The Art & Design Librarian reports to the Head, Reference and Collection Development Services for reference and library instruction duties and to the Collection Development Services Coordinator for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; evidence of potential to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure requirements; experience providing reference services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating and using online library instructional materials.  Additional Qualifications Desired:  Undergraduate or graduate degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, or related field; basic knowledge of materials, techniques, and terminology employed in the fields of art, architecture, and design; strong public service orientation; experience in providing reference service in an academic environment.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is March 19, 2013 or until a candidate is selected.  Apply online and view a more detailed ad Position #005554

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Job Posting: Department Assistant, Museum Library and Archives – The Museum of Modern Art (New York NY)

via Archive Gig

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Department Assistant in the Museum Library and Archives. The Department Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties with varying degrees of complexity, requiring familiarity with art and cultural history, an awareness of contemporary cultural events, and ability to deal diplomatically with constituent groups.  This position reports to the Chief of Library and Museum Archives and Sr. Museum Archivist.  Specific responsibilities and requirements follow:

• Provides administrative support to the Chief of Library and Museum Archives.
• Works with supervisors on annual budget preparation.
• Processes accounts payable and receivable and monitors departmental spending
• Plans and organizes meetings and events for both departments and constituent groups, including Trustee and Advisory Committees on Museum Archives, Library and Research, and the Library Council.
• Tracks dues payment for both the Trustee Committee and the Library Council, as well as gifts and grants for specific projects for both departments.
• Works with Library Council editor on yearly artist book project.
• Tracks and records staff attendance on a weekly basis.
• Oversees maintenance of physical plant and relations with outside service vendors.
• Serves as liaison to Information Technology department.
• Coordinates outgoing Library exchange program.
• Enters Museum Archives research requests into Access database.
• Provides administrative support for archival research functions, including fact-checking, drafting letters, pulling materials, and scheduling appointments.
• Performs related administrative support activities, including photocopying, filing, answering phones, ordering supplies, etc.

Bachelor’s degree, with a major or minimum of 16 credits in Art History, Humanities, and knowledge of modern art.  A minimum of three years of administrative experience relevant to the position.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and other standard office procedures and equipment.  Excellent administrative and organizational skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to take direction and work as part of a team.  Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements to  Please reference the position title in the subject line.

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Job Posting: Art History Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts in Qatar

via VRA job opportunities

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Libraries the Art History Librarian provides the leadership, vision and planning for the Art History collection, information literacy instruction, reference, and research services and activities to students and faculty studying art history across VCUQatar.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the collection, research and information literacy instructional needs of students and faculty in the Art History program.
  • Provide the vision and leadership for building the Art History library book, media and image collections in deep collaboration with the Art History faculty and students.
  • Oversee, plan and promote the Art History collection including careful planning and follow through to meet the needs of an expansive budget and limited timeline.
  • Complete and maintain a detailed collection development plan in collaboration with the department.
  • Work with the Art History faculty on resources needed to support curriculum and proposals for new courses and accreditation.
  • Serve as a leader and mentor for collection development for the library. Work closely with the Technical Services Manager to acquire and maintain all art history resources including databases and serial subscriptions.
  • Collaborate closely with librarians at VCU Richmond Libraries, the Qatar National Library, Education City Libraries, the Qatar Museum Authority and other regional libraries to develop cooperative collection development policies in order to build the best art history collection for the region.
  • Define information literacy learning outcomes for the BA in Art History major with the department and follow through with collaborative teaching and assessment.
  • Assist with developing curriculum and instructing art history students in using subject specific and advanced research thesauri. This will include acquiring and teaching about all types of print and non-print resources for art historical research including monographs, periodicals, databases, media, images, historical and primary sources.
  • Guide students and faculty through excellent reference and research assistance services, including working with highly specialized resources, materials and images relevant to their specific academic research interests in a variety of art historical research disciplines, timelines and geographic areas.
  • Participate in general library reference service, including occasional evening and weekend service.
  • Share specialized collection knowledge through training sessions to the Art History department, VCUQatar and the broader community.
  • Participate in teaching, scholarship, research and service activities as an active member of the VCUQatar faculty.
  • Serve on VCUQatar Library teams and be actively engaged in local, regional and international committee work and service to the art history and library science professions.



  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library Science or advanced degree in a related and highly relevant discipline
  • Experience in a responsible role within an academic library environment relevant to art history
  • Experience with current best practices for collection development, reference and information literacy instruction
  • Experience working with automated library systems and online resources
  • Ability to meet the teaching, research, scholarship and service requirements of full-time VCUQatar faculty
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU and VCUQatar
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Demonstrated commitment to librarianship
  • Ability to develop and manage strategic initiatives
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • An additional degree or substantial knowledge of Art History or related field
  • Managerial experience and proven leadership abilities
  • Experience training staff and students in a technical environment
  • Ability to create and maintain Web based resources to support and promote library collections and services relevant to art history.
  • Familiarity with a variety of teaching concepts, learning styles, and instructional technologies
  • Experience working overseas in a multi-cultural environment

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Job Posting: Library Technician, Smithsonian Institute

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This position is located in the Digital Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL). The employee provides a variety of technical support services for digitization activities, and is responsible for the identification, preparation, packing, and quality control inspection of material in SIL collections that are to be digitized.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:  (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first.  If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of  100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes.  We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

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Job Posting: Summer Internship: Colors, Materials, Finishes (CMF) Information Specialist

General Purpose:
Student gains IT, Engineering, Finance or Accounting work experience under an academically sponsored, career-related program to receive college credit.

Essential Functions:

  • Attains on-the-job work experience in the academic area related to the sponsoring department.
  • Performs tasks related to the course of study as assigned by the work team leader.
  • Participates in Project Expo.
  • Receives college credit for the work performed at HMI.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Meets the minimum GPA requirement.
  • Must receive college credit for participation.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed specific course work.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Ability to effectively use office automation / communication software and tools used in the HMI office environment.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodation.

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Job Posting: Smithsonian Libraries Research Fellowships 2014

via The Chronicle of  Higher Education 

Deadline: March 15th

Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply.

Dibner Library Resident Scholars use the collections of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology in the National Museum of American History. The Dibner Library specializes in the physical sciences and technology and holds more than 25,000 rare books and 10,000 manuscripts covering a wide variety of subject areas and time periods, particularly in mathematics, astronomy, classical and Renaissance natural philosophy, theoretical physics, experimental physics, engineering and scientific apparatus and instruments. The collections range from early printed works of ancient Greek and medieval scholars through the Renaissance and Early Modern eras up through the 19th century. There are significant works by Aristotle, Euclid, Ptolemy, Galileo, Descartes, Newton and many others.

Baird Society Resident Scholars will use other Libraries Special Collections located in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Included are 19th- and early 20th-century Worlds Fairs printed materials; manufacturers commercial trade catalogs, numbering more than 480,000 pieces and representing 30,000 companies from the 1840s to the present; natural-history rare books; the air and space history special collection for the study of ballooning, rocketry and aviation from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries; James Smithsons library; and European and American decorative arts, architecture and design publications, which span the 18th to the 20th centuries. This award is supported by the Smithsonian Libraries Spencer Baird Society.

The deadline for applications to the 2014 resident scholar programs is March 15, 2013, although an extension may be available upon request. For application materials and further information about the Libraries Special Collections visit or Written inquiries can be addressed to the following:

Job Posting: Digital Assets Specialist, Reed College (Portland, Oregon)

via VRA 

Reed College, one of the country’s leading private liberal arts colleges invites applications for the position of Digital Assets Specialist. This is a .75 FTE, regular position reporting to the Digital Assets Librarian. The digital assets specialist provides support for building and maintaining collections of digital materials in the campus digital asset management system. Primary duties include digitizing and processing digital materials for upload to the digital asset management system, creating original metadata to facilitate retrieval for items, and ensuring adherence to established data and digitizing standards. Position provides technical support and training for students, faculty, and staff. We seek collegial and energetic candidates who welcome the opportunity to play a role in providing library services in an intensely academic community.

Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of library or information management experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, abilities, and skills, required to perform the job. Prior experience with digital asset management systems, metadata standards, and digital materials workflow strongly preferred. Attention to detail a must.

Desirable qualifications:  Knowledge of digital best practices for various media (images, text, multimedia). Demonstrated knowledge of visual resource metadata, cataloging, and controlled vocabularies. Experience with CONTENTdm, Mac and PC platforms, and OCR. Excellent communication skills, including experience creating documentation. Familiarity with copyright and fair use policies in an academic environment.

To apply, please submit a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications, along with your resume or curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references and a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or scanned) via email to:

Deadline: March 11, 2013

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