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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by April 14, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.
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 email@example.com. (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax).
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Arts and Architecture Librarian– University of North Carolina at Charlotte-Atkins, Charlotte, North CarolinaPosted: February 19, 2014
|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.
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
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
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
$225 CCAHA 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:
Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center
Meghan Banach Bergin
Coordinator, Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
crossdisciplinarity or blurring the boundaries – in and out of architecture
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 (email@example.com) 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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bruce Zuckerman (email@example.com).
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 LibraryPosted: November 15, 2011
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library – Project Archivist
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.
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.
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.
Curator and Manager, Visual Resources Library
The City College of New York
New York, New York
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.
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.