Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist– New Jersey Inst. of Technology

The Architecture Library Specialist is responsible for the CoAD (College of Architecture and Design) Library in the absence of the Director and provides library tasks and services. The position works a closing shift schedule (currently 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm during fall and spring semesters). The schedule may include any hours or days of the week that the CoAD Library is open and may be changed as needed.

Provide reference service to the faculty and students in the absence of the Director of the CoAD Library. Interprets and explains library policies (circulation, fines, damage, etc.) to the library users; assists them in locating library materials and with equipment operation.
Teaches information literacy within designated CoAD courses as needed and creates related instructional materials and tutorials.

Supervises and maintains journal and book processing.

Coordinates the CoAD Library with the main library’s policies, technologies and processes in circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves etc.

Maintains the order of library collections (books, journals, videos, slides, materials samples, etc) as well as adequate equipment and supplies.

Creates and maintains web pages, and digitizes images and documents.

Assures the security of the library, staff, patrons, and equipment during hours of operation.

Shares responsibility for circulation, shelving, binding, equipment lending,reserves, interlibrary loan.

Works occasional weekends such as student open house events.

Responsible for the maintenance and development of the Littman Library Image Database and Digital Archive of Newark Architecture including, but not limited to, supervising students as needed.

Attends the meetings of the University Librarian, when possible, and takes minutes as needed.

To apply: https://njit.jobs/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405561418811


Art and Architecture Librarian– University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.  This position provides the opportunity to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic environment.

The Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library’s collections primarily support the diverse academic programs associated with the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  The library’s holdings are complemented by collections of art and architecture titles in Knight Library and the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons.  Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives.  In addition to its 86,000 volumes, the A&AA Library holds unique collections of rare books, architectural drawings and models, and artists’ books.  The A&AA Library has 4.0 FTE staff members, and several student assistants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs.  This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines.  Service on library and campus committees is expected.  Other related duties and projects will be assigned.  Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication.  This position is located in the A&AA Library, and reports to the head of that department.

Qualifications:

Required:  ALA-accredited MLIS degree in hand by start date; strong academic background in art history, architecture, or visual arts; knowledge of art and architecture information resources; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.  The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.  Desired: Academic library experience; reading knowledge of a foreign language; graduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration, or design discipline; and experience with technology used in design disciplines.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.  The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Employment Conditions:

This is a full-time, 12-month position, located in Eugene, OR.  Librarians hold academic faculty status with rank, Career Non-Tenure Track.  Contracts are fixed-term, renewable (two or three years) depending on rank.  Professional growth and service in keeping with university and library standards for promotion, retention, and merit is expected.  This position is represented by United Academics (http://uauoregon.org/).  Appointment to the position will include successful completion of a criminal background check.

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by April 14, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:

Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 atlibapps@uoregon.edu.  (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax).

Full post here.


Arts and Architecture Librarian– University of North Carolina at Charlotte-Atkins, Charlotte, North Carolina

Arts and Architecture Librarian
J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking an Arts and Architecture Librarian to serve as the subject librarian for the College of Arts and Architecture and the Hight Architecture Library.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Preferred:

  • Academic and/or library experience in a field or subfield of fine arts or architecture
  • Two or more years of instructional or liaison experience in an academic research library

For a full job description and additional information visit our Web site at http://library.uncc.edu/jobs/.

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/  (Search Faculty Vacancies – Position #8995)

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.

Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE


Professional development- opportunities abound!

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great conferences, CFPs, scholarships and more opportunities below!

Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 30, 2012

 The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

November 13 & 14, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

Hosted and co-sponsored by:

American Philosophical Society

Millions of books are contained in 21st-century libraries, museums, archives, and special collections. Those defined as rare may be historically significant, scarce, unusual or innovative in format, or otherwise unique. The evolution from handwritten text to printed volume and digital page is indicative of cultural and intellectual growth and parallels improvements in the use and care of books. The book in modern times is a source of knowledge and a work of art. This two-day program will explore the definition of the rare book within the context of its physical history and current preservation concerns. Presenters will also address ways to engage the public with rare book collections in conservation work and exhibition planning.

Topics will include:

* Identification and description of historical bindings

* Preservation priorities and conservation issues for rare books in the digital age

* Digitization selection

* Objectives in targeting volumes for conservation treatment

* Rare book exhibition planning and interpretation

Program Fees:

$225 CCAHA members

$250 Non-members

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More information about this program and online registration is available atwww.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar. Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

CFP: ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group invites speakers to participate at the Digital Preservation Interest Group session at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 8:30-10:00 AM.

The mission of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted from analog formats.

Presentation topics should be of current interest to technical services librarians, preservation librarians, digital librarians, and archivists.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-Digital preservation planning

-Digital preservation of special formats such as social media, digital humanities projects, websites, research data, email, etc.

-Digital preservation tools and systems

-Collaborative digital preservation efforts

-Digital preservation strategies such as format migration, replication, or emulation

-Digital preservation best practices

-Trusted Digital Repository certification

-The economics of digital preservation

-Training for digital preservation job responsibilities

-Digital preservation challenges

-Digital preservation success or failure stories

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs by Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Preservation Interest Group Co-Chairs:

Sibyl Schaefer

Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center

SSchaefer@rockarch.org

Meghan Banach Bergin

Coordinator, Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit, University of Massachusetts Amherst

mbanach@library.umass.edu

Proposals are due by November 1, 2012

The Association of Architecture School Librarians holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Our 2013 Conference will take place in San Francisco, CA from March 21-24, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square.

The AASL 2013 Conference Planning Committee is requesting proposals for two Special Focus Panels to be held Friday, March 22, 2013; the first will be a one-hour session for a series of up to 7 lightning talks (not more than six minutes long, not more than 15 slides) on topics pertinent to architectural librarianship. The second session (1.5 hours) will host three panelists and focus on academic topics(15 minute long presentations).

Lightning Talk Proposals

Lightning talks, also known as Pecha Kucha, encourage presenters to focus on the essential elements of their topic. Themes suggested after last year’s conference include: library participation in the Solar Decathlon, promoting print collections in an e-resource world, developing a green building materials collection, cooperative collection development, new sustainability resources, and for-credit courses in information literacy.

While these topics all merit longer presentations, the six-minute time limit allows the presenter to use visual media to convey his/her message and to focus on only the essential elements of the talk, hopefully promoting discussion after the presentations. There is also little risk that the talk will be boring.

AASL Conference participants interested in presenting a lightning talk, should send a one-paragraph description including proposed title and the speaker’s name and affiliation to David Eifler (deifler@berkeley.edu) by November 1, 2012. The 2013 Conference Committee will review all proposals and will inform applicants of selection decisions by December 1, 2012.

Academic Panel Proposals

Taking cue from the theme of the ACSA 101th Annual Meeting, AASL academic panelists will use the idea of New Constellations/New Ecologies as their starting point.

Panel topics should address ways in which architecture is responding / has responded (or not) to the accelerated rate of change in our culture and environment. Panelists may choose as broad or narrow approach as they see fit as long as they can properly make their argument in the allotted time. They can address or draw from any aspect of architectural practice, theory, history or education.

Possible topics include:

megalopolises, mega-regions

crossdisciplinarity or blurring the boundaries – in and out of architecture

global/local

community-based design

environmental, cultural, technological, or demographic change and its impact on architecture or architectural education

The Academic Panel will allow for three 15-minute presentations and ample time for questions and discussion.

AASL Conference participants may submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Martha González Palacios (martha.gonzalez@austin.utexas.edu) by November 1, 2012. Abstracts should explain the connection of the chosen topic to ACSA 101’s theme, summarize the argument to be presented and include the proposed title and speaker’s name and affiliation. The 2013 Conference Committee will review all proposals and will inform presenter of selection decisions by December 1, 2012.

Call for Applications: ARLIS/NA Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2012.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA web site: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html

 The Program Committee is now accepting proposals for Posters for the 41st annual ARLIS/NA conference to be held in Pasadena, CA from April 25-29, 2012. The deadline for Poster Session proposals is Friday, November 16, 2012.

A Poster Session is the presentation of a topic or research both visually and through direct interaction with conference attendees at a table. This format encourages one on one discussion and self-paced viewing. Posters may include projects, works in process, and other topics of interest to conference attendees.

To submit a Poster Session proposal for the Pasadena conference please click the link below and complete the online submission form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ARLISNA-Posters

The ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management will be held from June 18-June 21, 2013 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

The members of the collaborative SEI 2013 Implementation Team are:

Amy Trendler (Ball State University), SEI Co-Chair for ARLIS/NA; Betha Whitlow (Washington University), SEI Co-Chair for the VRAF; Meghan Musolff (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), SEI Faculty Liaison and Incoming Co-Chair for the VRAF; Rebecca Price (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Local Arrangements Chair; Karen Kessel (Sonoma State University), SEI Curriculum Specialist; Ian McDermott (ArtStor), SEI Curriculum Specialist; Adrianna Stephenson (Southern Methodist University), SEI Development Lead; Emily Lemieux (Williams College), SEI Webmaster.

The SEI 2013 website, with a full program and details of the institute, will go live in early December 2012, and registration will begin on January 22, 2013. The SEI is a proven and popular program and fills up each year, so be sure to register early to insure your place. In the meantime, if you have questions about SEI 2013, please contact SEI Co-Chair Betha Whitlow (bwhitlow[at]wustl[dot]edu) or SEI Co-Chair Amy Trendler (aetrendler[at]bsu[dot]edu).

ANNOUNCING: A NEW TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, archivists and researchers in the Use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for Documenting ancient texts and artifacts including the Loan of Imaging Equipment.

The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project

(www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp) has received grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Training Program in advanced imaging technologies for the documentation of ancient texts and artifacts with an initial emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program.

The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars, conservators, archivists and researchers in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a consortial network for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations. Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrins ic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging.

For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/Training_Program.pdf

or contact Marilyn Lundberg (mlundber@usc.edu) or Bruce Zuckerman (bzuckerm@usc.edu).


Job Posting: Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from
innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the
position Art and Architecture Librarian.  The Art and Architecture
Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position that will report to the
Faculty Director of the Humanities Department pending implementation of a
reorganization plan.  Duties include general and specialized reference;
virtual reference; instruction services and classroom teaching as part of
an active library instruction program; and selecting library materials in
the areas of art, art history, architecture, and environmental design.
This position serves as the primary liaison to the Art and Art History
Department and the College of Architecture and Planning and assumes
primary responsibility for the development and delivery of research and
instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The Art
and Architecture librarian supports the integration of new technologies
into the Humanities Department and actively participates in departmental
policy planning and delivery of services.

The Humanities Department participates in virtual and in-depth personal
reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the
University of Colorado Boulder and specializes in services and collections
for the humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this
position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the
tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Position Requirements:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library
school by May 2012; undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history,
architecture, or related field or equivalent experience; coursework and/or
experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences;
awareness of national issues and trends in art librarianship services and
collection development; coursework and/or experience with library
instruction or teaching; awareness of relevant information technologies;
demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication
skills; potential for research, scholarly work and/or professional
achievement.

Desirable Qualifications:  Advanced degree in art, architecture, or
related field; one or more years of experience in an academic, research,
or museum library; experience in collection development; direct experience
incorporating digital technologies into art and architecture collections
or services (such as institutional repositories or Luna Insight); reading
knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly
Italian, Latin, German, or French; familiarity with copyright implications
for image databases; interest in working with underrepresented or at-risk
undergraduates; record of research or professional service at the national
level.

Appointment and Salary:   The successful candidate will be appointed as a
full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon
professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly
activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of
senior instructor, assistant professor, or above.  Minimum starting salary
is $48,888. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays;
liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life
insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for
scholarly/professional activities.  Tenured librarians are eligible for
sabbatical leave.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to
applications received by December 12, 2011. Application must be made
online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, referring to posting number 815191,
and must include a letter of application specifically addressing
qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal
addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may
be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at
Dylan.Wiersma@colorado.edu. The full position description can be viewed at
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobArtLibrarian.htm.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is
scheduled to begin.  The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.  We
encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans.   Alternative formats of this
ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by
contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.  In addition, the
University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include reference
checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a
financial and/or motor vehicle history.


Job Posting: Project Archivist at Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library – Project Archivist

(posted November 14, 2011)
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is searching for an experienced archivist to process the architectural drawings and personal papers of the New York architect Edgar Tafel. This position will be funded for 12 months with the possibility of extension. Funding for the position will begin on the selectee’s start date. The collection covers the architectural projects of Tafel’s career as well as personal papers and writings, especially his research and writing on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Working under the supervision of the Curator of Drawing and Archives, the Project Archivist will be responsible for:

-Processing of architectural drawings, files, and photography of Tafel’s career. Includes sorting and appraising materials for possible reduction of collection. Includes preparing materials for transport and storage to offsite facility.

-Processing of papers and other files relating to Tafel’s role as historian of Frank Lloyd Wright and related Wright
collections. Includes sorting and appraising materials for possible reduction of collection.
-Arranging and describing architectural collections in an electronic database following DACS and other emerging standards. Includes searching, authority work, description & subject analysis.
-Assigning, revising, and training students and graduate interns to provide assistance with tasks above, including inputting, processing, and research in archival files. The position will also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Requirements are: ALA accredited M.L.S. with formal course work in archives administration or an M.A. in archival management, and two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The incumbent must have thorough knowledge of archival processing and preservation theories and procedure; ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member or a team; ability to combine accuracy and efficiency; proven organizational and supervisory skills; proven interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift and carry heavy boxes and must be able to climb ladders. Knowledge of American architecture, historic preservation, urban planning or design history, especially relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, highly desirable.

This position has been classified as a PC I position.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled, for immediate consideration please apply online at:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55601

Application deadline: December 12, 2011
The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 500,000 volumes including 40,000 rare books, and receives approximately 1,900 periodicals. Avery’s Drawings and Archives collection includes 1.5 million architectural drawings and records.

The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers broad coverage of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. With more than 675,000 records, the Index continues to be the pre-eminent discovery resource for research in architecture and related fields.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Curator and Manager, Visual Resources Library, City College of New York

Curator and Manager, Visual Resources Library

The City College of New York

New York, New York

Closes 10/28/2011

Curator and Manager, Visual Resources Library

Maintain Architecture Visual Resources Library.  Catalogue and update the slide and digital collection.  Provide tutorial services in using the library collection and equipment.  Supervise staff.  Evaluate digital image collection in order to maintain quality and overall balance.  Provide reference services for faculty and students.  Provide research and obtain images for faculty symposia and publications.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA -Liberal Arts, 5 years experience as same or as assistant Curator required. Must be familiar with metadata standards and proficient with cataloging software, particularly Embark Cataloger and ARTstor Shared Shelf.

HOW TO APPLY

Attn: Peter Gisolfi, Chair, Architecture
The City College of New York
141 Convent Avenue,
New York, NY 10031

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/jobs/MP-141101.cfm


Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture, Harvard College Library

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard College Library

Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, collaboration, and outreach for visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture to faculty, students, and researchers. Visual materials collections include digital images and slides for teaching as well as other formats documenting all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in the Fine Arts Library including historic photographs, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, and participation in collection development and management. Works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library and the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection Management, Development, and Access

  • Identifies, evaluates , and acquires images, digital resources, historic photographs, and other visual materials for the library’s teaching and research collection
  • Assesses and selects historic photographs and other visual materials in the Fine Arts Library’s collection for digitization and preservation (in consultation with the AKPIA Bibliographer and FAL Photographic Resources Librarian)
  • Works with AKPIA and other faculty members, students, fellows, and visiting scholars to set collection priorities based on research and curricular needs
  • Coordinates and prioritizes production of different digital products (scanning, uploading, cataloging); tracks workflows and timely service to users
  • Provides intellectual control for Islamic visual materials in OLIVIA, ARTstor Shared Shelf project, and other catalogues including collaboration to establish best practices and authority control
  • Participates in planning and implementing projects involving visual materials
  • Develops long-range planning for Islamic visual images collection in consultation with AKPIA faculty and staff

Reference and Instructional Support

  • Provides research services for visual materials in Islamic art and architectural history for faculty, students, and researchers
  • Selects and provides teaching images in appropriate formats and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites
  • Provides individual and group research support including in-class workshops and personalized instruction
  • Assists faculty and students in integrating GIS, Prezi , and other visual tools in lectures, course websites
  • Prepares online research guides, reference tools, and finding aids for Islamic visual materials
  • Assists with image research and provides images, as needed, for Muqarnas and other Harvard and MIT AKPIA publications

Collaboration and Outreach

  • Collaborates with diverse Harvard colleagues including the Loeb Design Library, NELC, CMES, and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
  • Collaborates with AKPIA Documentation Center at MIT, Archnet, and other external initiatives on the creation and sharing of metadata, content, and services for users of visual materials on Islamic art and architecture such as SAHARA
  • Works with other Harvard groups supporting interdisciplinary and digital scholarship such as academic departments and programs, DASH, CGA, and the Library Lab Initiative to develop content and research/teaching opportunities

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises year-round student employees and temporary/project staff (as needed) in the creation of item level and collection-level cataloging and indexing for Islamic visual materials in all formats
  • Working together with other stakeholders, develops special projects for access to and dissemination of Islamic visual culture

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science or equivalent experience
  • Advanced degree at the master’s level or higher in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Islamic world, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or background etc.
  • 3-5 years related professional library experience required
  • Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)
  • Expertise in image metadata standards and online data creation and access
  • Computer skills including databases and digital image file management, required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of western European languages, especially French and German
  • Knowledge of the contemporary field of Islamic art and architecture historical study and its constituents
  • Knowledge of other archival collections projects related to visual culture and history of the Middle East
  • Ability to use a computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse

 Please apply with a cover letter and resume at the Harvard Employment Site.  

Apply Here:  http://www.click2apply.net/wy6zy39


Job Posting: Curator in the Office of Art Properties, Avery @ Columbia

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative individual for the position of Curator in the Office of Art Properties. Reporting to the Director, the Curator is responsible for the management, use, preservation, and development of Columbia University’s art holdings: paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and other objects. Specific duties:

  • plans and establishes policies, working in collaboration with the  Director and the Committee on Art Properties
  • oversees the operation of the unit; hiring and supervision of staff, ensuring sound fiscal management and budgetary compliance
  • serves as spokesperson for the unit in relations with university departments, and with the public
  • assesses works of art for possible acquisitions, ensures safe handling and storage, and coordinates conservation
  • oversees the management of collections, evaluating the proper uses of works of art, making decisions about lending art objects and responding to requests for reproducing art objects
  • works to achieve maximum awareness and accessibility of the collection for research,  teaching, and exhibition; will develop and manage a digitization plan for documenting art works and for making them accessible via web-based access and exhibition portals
  • cultivates relations with donors, alumni, arts colleagues at other institutions, and community representatives

Required:

  • M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in art history; MLS or graduate-level degree or certification in cultural object-oriented collections management or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a leadership position managing an art collection;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Experience in fund-raising, grant preparation, and donor cultivation.
  • Ability to work as part of a staff team, with a broad range of university colleagues, with students and with donors.
  • Should have knowledge of collection management and museum practices;
  • Interest in fostering fresh and interdisciplinary approaches to presenting and interpreting art and making the collection accessible for study and research.

Preferred:

  • Experience in records and collection management, instructional uses of cultural objects, and exhibit and digital project development.

For immediate consideration, please apply online at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54991

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Milka Bliznakov Prize

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Milka Bliznakov Prize
IAWA (International Archive of Women in Architecture Center)

Deadline for receipt of proposals: May 31st, 2011

The IAWA invites architects, scholars, professionals, students, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements.

The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center (IAWA) presents this Annual Prize of $1000 (with an additional $500 available for travel) following a two-stage process:

STAGE ONE: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
In Stage One, applicants submit their proposal, which outlines the work they plan to complete at the Archive, and should include the following elements:

1. Outline of research to be completed
2. Proposed schedule for residency to include a talk open to the university community and the general public
3. Intended product of research, a copy of which is to be donated to the archive upon completion.

Examples of the product of research may include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Research paper
• Self-published book documenting the activities and work of the residency
• Notebook or sketchbook produced during the residency
• Visual or physical original work that references or utilizes research from the Archive

A 500-word proposal with curriculum vitae must be received or postmarked by May 31st, 2011. The proposal should be submitted both electronically as a PDF, and as a hardcopy by mail.

Proposals may include an original project, research, or scholarly work that contributes to and advances the recognition of women’s contributions in design.

The proposal shall draw upon and expand the IAWA collections to reflect upon the broader context of women’s contributions in the field of design. The product of the work should be specified in the proposal.

STAGE TWO:
The IAWA Jury awards the Bliznakov Prize for the research proposal that best demonstrates an important advancement to the recognition of women’s contributions to architecture and the related design fields while encouraging the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. The winner will be announced by June 15th. The final project must be completed by Dec. 15th, 2011. The final project will become a part of the Archive to contribute to the historical record.

The prize money will be awarded in two installments: the first $500 will be made available to the recipient upon arrival at the IAWA for the residency period, and the second $500 will be paid upon receipt of the final product. Up to $500 will be
available to support travel and residency expenses.

If further information is required, please contact Helene Renard, helene@vt.edu.

Proposals should be sent to:

IAWA Center Executive Committee
ATTN: Helene Renard, RA
Chair, Milka Bliznakov Prize
School of Architecture + Design
201 Cowgill Hall (0205)
College of Architecture + Urban Studies
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
helene@vt.edu


AASL Conference Student Travel Award

Association of Architecture School Librarians

Annual Conference

March 4-7, 2010

New Orleans, LA

AASL CONFERENCE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Purpose:
The conference award is intended to introduce library school students, interested in a career in architecture school librarianship, to the membership and activities of AASL through attendance at the organization’s annual conference. The conference will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 4-7, 2010

Award Amount:

1. $500. for travel expenses (given in the form of a check from AASL to the recipient after the post-conference report is received following the annual meeting)
2. Waiver of the annual meeting registration fee (at the student rate)
3. Waiver of annual AASL dues for a period of one year

Eligibility:
Students who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate library school program or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation) are eligible for the award.

Guidelines:

  • Applicants must submit a completed application form, accompanied by a current résumé, to the Award Committee by the specified closing date
  • Recipients of the award must confirm in writing (e-mail will suffice) that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance
  • Recipients of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals
  • In a year in which no suitable applications are received, or if AASL funds are insufficient, the grant will not be awarded

Application deadline is February 1, 2010

Applications can be submitted by e-mail or mail to:
Cathy Carpenter
Head, Architecture Library
704 Cherry St.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0900

E-mail:  cathy.carpenter@library.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-385-3249

AASL CONFERENCE STUDENT AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Name:

Please indicate your preferred contact address

Home Address:
E-Mail:
Phone:

University/College Address:
E-Mail:
Phone:

Are you a:
o Full-time student
o Part-time student
o Recent library school graduate
If yes, please provide the name of the school attended plus month and year of graduation:

Please detail your reasons for applying for the AASL Conference Student Award and the anticipated benefits of attending:


Pritzker Prize Awarded to Peter Zumthor

See the story at the New York Times:

He is not a celebrity architect — not one of the names that show up on short lists for museums and concert hall projects or known outside of architecture circles. He hasn’t designed many buildings; the one he’s best known for is a thermal spa in an Alpine commune. And he has toiled in relative obscurity for the last 30 years in a remote village in the Swiss mountains, out of the limelight and away from the crowd.

But on Monday, the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, was to earn the highest recognition of his profession: the Pritzker Prize.


Allison Arieff on William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco

Here’s a lovely piece from Allison Arieff’s By Design blog at the New York Times.  It’s about that dying breed–the specialty bookstore:

“Shelf Life”

Great quote: “Stout is a collector in the best sense of the word. Though he joked that he began acquiring books when he realized he’d never have a 401k, it is probably more accurate to say that Stout is in complete thrall of the smell of ink, the feel of paper, the intellectual and physical heft of the literary object, the near-indiscernible sound of the turning of pages.”

After reading this, I don’t feel so bad about schlepping endless boxes of books across the country over the past few years.


Buckhead Library Demolition

From Archinect.com:

Architect and community activist David M. Hamilton writes an op-ed voicing his concern over the demolition of MSME‘s Buckhead Library.



Merrill Wadsworth Smith Travel Award in Architecture

Funded for the first time this year and anonymously in honor of the late Merrill Wadsworth Smith. Merrill was an active member of ARLIS/NA serving as its President in 1991, and was the Associate Head Librarian of the Rotch Architecture Library at MIT.

The Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture will be unveiled at the 2008 Denver Conference and given to ARLIS/NA members who are actively, but not necessarily exclusively, involved with the field of architecture in visual and/or print collections including librarians,
visual resources curators, archivists, and students.

This is a wonderful gift to ARLIS/NA that will help us memorialize an honorable member and recognize those who epitomize the best of our profession.

The deadline for applications and nominations for the Merrill Smith Travel Award in Architecture is February 15th, 2008. Please find more information – http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html

Questions? Please contact Travel Awards Committee Chair, Jennifer Parker, jennifer.parker@colorado.edu.


Notes on Atlanta 2007, Session 2, Communicating and Collaborating: Working with Faculty for Information Fluency

Moderator: Jennifer Parker, Asst. Professor/Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder

Speakers

  • Jennifer Parker: Working with Faculty to Create Credit Courses and other Instruction for Art and Art History Students

  • Jeanne Brown, Head, Architecture Studies Library, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas: Comm. & Collab.: Faculty and Core Information Competencies

  • Claudia Covert, Readers’ Services Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design, Work in Progress: Foundation Building with Art and Design Students

  • Lucie Stylianopoulos, Art and Architecture Librarian, Univ. of Virginia: Developing Organic Instruction for Incoming Architecture Students

Jennifer Parker:

They have a required course for incoming art history students, a credit course.

The Colo. Univ. Lib. has a long time collab. with the CU Program for Writing and Rhetoric. The lib. does a tutorial and instruction session with the students in those classes, but it is not subject- or discipline-specific. The result is that 75% of freshmen come into the libraries in the 1st year, but the library rarely sees them after that. She’s a believer in subject/assignment specific library instruction.

She tried several things to get this instruction going and it’s taken four years to get it adopted. She had to be persistent and try different things for different groups. She knocked on doors. She set up web pages for each course [using Dreamweaver]. She created an exhibit space for artists’ work to be displayed, but that didn’t work to bring in students. She says it was harder to reach the studio classes’ students. They have a ‘Foundations’ class for studio art, so she started with that.

For Foundations, they have to write a 3-4 pg. paper on a contemporary artist that the student has learned about in class. The paper must include a bibliography and the assignment requires that the student visit the library. The bib. must include one book, one database, one website about the artist. Plagiarism is also discussed. http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/art/ARTS1010.htm

She includes steps for searching the catalog and searching databases such as ArtBibliographies Modern and Lexis/Nexis Academic for articles.

For art history graduate students, she proposed library instruction at an art history faculty meeting. They now have a one-credit library course taught in conjunction with the art theory course. The library course is required for all incoming graduate students. It’s also recommended for advanced undergrads. The library course is now listed in the course offerings for this Fall 2007.

They reached 700 students through the Foundations classes. The library’s art/architecture section has high visibility now.

Jeanne Brown, 2nd speaker:

Persistence and repetition has been the key for her. She’s had problems with faculty turnover, even though people are receptive and positive when approached about library instruction.

She uses plagiarism as a topic to convince instructors that lib. instr. is worthwhile.

She offers to grade the lib. assignment for the instructor and return it to them.

There’s an assessment 2-3 mos. after the class to see if the students remember anything or if they thought it was helpful. She also collab. with a faculty member to create an image copyright tutorial on the architecture website. She’s done something with using wikipedia to teach. She was a member on a mini-grant, which she said was useful for forcing them to get something done.

She recommended that people capitalize on opportunities to talk with faculty because this can lead to collaboration.

Evaluation: for each competency, she asked

how important do you think it is, on a scale of 1-5?

how competent do you feel, how confident, on a scale of 1-5?

Claudia Covert, 3rd speaker:

Restructuring of art history 101-102. A mandatory library session, incorporates ACRL information literacy standards. It’s 15 sessions of 90 minutes each. The faculty asked to meet with the librarians: they brought over a really bad bibliography with inappropriate citations that a student had done and asked for help in improving things. So the librarian changed it around a little and removed identifying information and now they use that in the class as an example of what not to do. They break into groups in class and discuss why each source is unacceptable and say what they’d use instead.

They also use a picture of an artwork and have them use library resources to get information on it.

In the class, they give a handout of the slides they’ve discussed. All documents are kept on a shared drive that faculty and librarians can see. Components include a walking tour, a presentation with a handout, an exercise/scavenger hunt, and an evaluation with a candy treat. She said it’s funny but people really like the candy part.

Evaluation: They found that evaluation for students are best done on paper right after the session. For faculty, they do surveys/assessments by email, later in the semester, because faculty members prefer it this way.

She’s happy to send sample power points. Her email is ccovert at risd.edu (using the @ symbol).

Lucie Wall Stylianopolous, 4th speaker:

The embedded librarian. She said universities are very interested in outcomes. You have to evaluate/survey students and faculty at the end of instruction and post the results for all to see.

A required graduate course for incoming students. All lib. instruction is mandatory at their school. Key for her in designing instruction were scalability and location.

She says architecture students are studio people, like artists. They went to the classroom where the architecture students met, instead of having lib. instr. in the library. They looked at the syllabus to see where library instruction could fit in.

They have a required Refworks class and a class in using Artstor. They also teach about searching and using images on the web, copyright, and plagiarism. She said their BI involves a progression of using Google, then the online catalog, then the databases, then … Google was her main research tool, especially the international pages and learning how it is structured. She said it can be more useful than Google scholar.

Their mantra was ‘keep it to the curriculum; keep it to the syllabus.’

Students have to be able to do credible research on images and on topics for research. They have the hardest time making their research relevant to their topic.

Now student requests for acquisitions have increased greatly, so their collection is picking up.

They plan to continue teaching in the classrooms where the classes already are and they’re going to require that students bring their laptops to class.


Corporate Art/Architecture Librarianship

My question to Samantha, MLS student and corporate librarian in an architecture firm:

Are corporate positions advertised in library job listings or in listings for
architects or somewhere else entirely?

Samantha’s reply:

I ended up stumbling backwards into my position, promoted
from office manager, which I just found on Craigslist. I had 3 library
classes down, and A LOT to learn. I am uncertain as to how/where they
recruited the previous librarian — Perhaps in the New York Times —
which is where we usually hire from. I recently hired a new full time
assistant, and I posted the ad to area library schools, area art
schools, SLA Philadelphia chapter, and the Philadelphia Cultural
Alliance website (philaculture.org) — the last was the winning
location. I don’t see jobs like mine advertised too often, but I have
seen listings either come through across SLA SoloLib or the
Architecture, Building Engineering, Construction and Design caucus of
SLA. Also, I have seen library staffing companies hiring for similar
positions. I bet the Architecture Roundtable of SAA is also another
source, as I have several colleagues in firms that I have made contact
with through there.

My firm is very into being at the cutting edge of the research field, so
they’re starting to get that having their library be at the forefront
helps them attain their goals. I take a very academic approach to my
position, and the firm is starting to support for my involvement in the
greater community –like I’m getting sent to SEI this summer. I share a
lot of the same woes as expressed in the round of job category emails,
as sometimes the library is outnumbered here 70:1 and it can be very
hard to get the resources and attention that I need. Things like OPACs
and automation systems are considered a frill here, as I have heard
echoed by other colleagues at other firms, as well. So I’m still a
little resource starved, but I believe in time I will get what I need —
But I believe a certain sense of salesmanship and self-promotion will be
needed in any library position.
S.


New Resources

Green Design / Sustainable Architecture: Resources by Susan Koskinen at UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library

Design Research at Virginia Tech by Heather Ball

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture