Museum Library Internship – Fall 2014 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum Library Internship – Fall 2014 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Library interns support the research of the MCA staff, interns, volunteers, and visiting scholars by assisting the librarians on a variety of projects. Current projects include working with artist files and the publications archive. Interns will gain experience in the areas of reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Interns gain a solid understanding of the operations of an art museum library, as well as  other MCA departments. Experience in libraries or enrollment in an MLIS program is preferred. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. Some heavy lifting is involved.

Application deadline is July 15, 2014

Full post here: http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment/internships


PT term Manager of Digital Assets and Collections Information– Glenstone

Position: Manager of Digital Assets and Collections Information

Reports to: Chief Archivist/Librarian

Background:

Located on 200 acres in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape. Its first exhibition building was designed by late architect Charles Gwathmey and opened to the public in 2006. It hosts a series of rotating exhibitions with artworks drawn from Glenstone’s permanent collection of post-World War II art. The outdoor landscape is home to monumental sculptures carefully placed amidst rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland. Admission is always free, and visits are scheduled by appointment to encourage an unhurried, intimate engagement between the viewer and their surroundings.

Glenstone is now embarking upon an expansion in order to strengthen its commitment to the viewing public. The centerpiece of this project will be the construction of a new exhibition building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. The building will highlight a series of discreet pavilions, or “rooms” surrounding a central water courtyard, many of which will be devoted to single-artist installations. It will provide significantly expanded gallery space and state of the art collection storage. Landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners will also oversee a revised master plan of Glenstone’s outdoor landscape. Finally, the expansion will incorporate a new public entrance and visitor amenities, to support a more comfortable and rewarding visit.

Job Purpose:

To develop detailed requirements for systems to manage Glenstone’s digital assets, including: a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and/or Digital Preservation System.

Job Duties:

 Produce a short and long-range plan as it relates to the creation, management, and use of information, digital assets, and other collections-related assets; deliverable due by end of appointed term.

 Work closely with IT and other departments to ensure the reliability, security, and accessibility of all digital asset and collections information systems, including managing user groups, permissions, workflows, and reporting.

 Work with records creators across departments to establish logical file directory structures, naming conventions, metadata standards, and formats for born-digital records and assets.

 Develop and/or adopt metadata standards for digital assets and collections information.

 Develop policies, procedures, and workflows for the ingestion of digital assets and collections information into all digital asset and collections information systems. Train staff accordingly and monitor compliance.

 Develop and implement digital preservation strategies.

Required Qualifications:

 3-5 years of experience overseeing digital asset management and/or collections information management in a museum or archival setting.

 BA or equivalent in Art History, History or Humanities. Advanced degree, preferably MLIS with archival focus, or Museum Studies with Collections Information Management and/or Digital Asset Management focus highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Knowledge of current best practices related to DAMS and collections information metadata, processes, and preservation strategies.

 Experience selecting and implementing digital asset management and/or collections information management systems.

 Experience and familiarity with one or more of the leading digital asset management systems, e.g., ADAM, Canto Cumulus, Extensis Portfolio, MeGlenstoneBin, NetXposure, Razuna, Xinet.

 Familiarity with one or more of the leading ILS or AMS platforms, e.g., Aleph/Voyager, Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, CollectiveAccess, CuadraSTAR, Koha, Millennium, Omeka.

 Experience crafting institutional digitization and digital preservation strategies.

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifcations:

 Experience implementing open source software.

 Familiarity with current cataloging best practices and metadata standards for collections in museums, libraries, and archives, including Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), LIDO, CDWA Lite, AAT, ULAN, DACS, EAD, MARC, AACR, LCSH, Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core, IPTC Core, XMP, EXIF, METS, MODS, and other standards as appropriate.

 Ability to work with staff possessing a wide range of technical competence.

 Experience and/or familiarity with CRM software.

Salary:  Glenstone offers a competitive salary.  This is a six-month, term position.

Application Process:

Electronically submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and a writing sample to HR@glenstone.org, or mail to:

Human Resources Generalist
Glenstone
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Date Posted: May 20, 2014

Deadline: June 6, 2014


Museum archivist job openings

Archivist Librarian, The Witte Museum

Archival Assistant (term), Carnegie Museum of Art


Visual Resources Intern– The Jewish Museum

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Jewish Museum’s Visual Resource Archive consists of photographic materials depicting permanent collections objects, past exhibition installations, and themes relating to Jewish history and culture.

Under the supervision of the Visual Resources Coordinator, the Visual Resources Intern will be responsible for researching and cataloging physical photographic collateral including glass plate negatives, 35 mm slides, and 4×5 transparencies. The successful candidate will have film handling experience and will be familiar with collections databases. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to pursue a career in the visual resources fields and to observe the inner workings of a museum visual resources collection. The internship will also provide experience and hands-on training working with the most commonly used museum collections software, The Museum System (TMS).

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Identify, research, and store photographic materials in the Visual Resources Archive
 Transcribe information associated with the images
 Label archival envelopes for the permanent storage of analog photographic materials
 Use TMS to find information about artwork depicted in images
 Entering data and attaching images to records in TMS may be required

REQUIREMENTS:

 At least 3 years coursework toward Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or Photography
 Experience handling delicate materials such as negative and transparencies
 Experience working with analog photographic materials and scanners
 Strong attention to detail
 Applicants with coursework toward advanced degree in Art History. Photography, Archives and/or
Library Science preferred

Full posting here.


Reference Associate– Frick Art Reference Library

Full posting here.

Thanks to Suz Massen!


Job postings

Picture Library Assistant– The Granger Collection

Archivist (theater)– Confidential 

Digital Asset Manager– Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Archivist– The Felix Gonzalez Torres Foundation

Library Assistant IV– The Getty

Metadata Librarian I- The Getty

 

 


Part-Time Librarian – The Modern Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Original job posting by the TLA available here.

Position Starts:3/17/2014 Listing Closes: 2/21/2014 Listing Submitted: 1/13/2014
Position Description: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth seeks a part-time (2 days per week) librarian to assume cataloging and organizational duties for the Museum’s library. Candidates should possess knowledge of art history and/or visual arts; knowledge of Library of Congress System and OCLC; knowledge of bibliographic cataloging; knowledge of RDA standard; and knowledge of stacks management.

Candidates should be able to research and evaluate materials for collection development; provide reference and research consultation to staff members; assist with reciprocal material situations; and assist with other duties as needed.

Institution: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Type of Library: Other
City: Fort Worth, Texas
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Comment:
Telephone: Fax:
Email Address: bmitchell@themodern.org
Website Address: www.themodern.org
Required Education: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program
Required Experience:
Contact: Brent Mitchell
Send Resume to: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Special Instructions:
Interviews will not be conducted at the conference placement center. Please contact directly.

Assistant Librarian and Archivist – American Textile Museum, Lowell, MA

via INALJ, see original posting here.

Institution: American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Mass.
Job Title: Assistant Librarian and Archivist
Duties/Description: Search Re-opened: The American Textile History Museum
(ATHM) seeks a creative, motivated team-player for the part-
time position of Assistant Librarian and Archivist in the
Osborne Library. Reporting to the Librarian, this position
is responsible for assisting with recording, maintaining
and conserving ATHM’s library holdings. The collection
includes books, pamphlets, manuscript collections,
photographs, prints, insurance maps, and trade literature,
all relating to some aspect of the textile industry. The
Osborne Library serves researchers through on-site visits,
telephone, and email inquiries; researchers include in-
house staff, national and international researchers, the
local community, students, teachers, and families.The Assistant Librarian and Archivist will assist the
Librarian in all aspects of library work, including
processing manuscript collections using appropriate
archival techniques; providing services to researchers;
cataloging and processing books, photographs, etc. into the
museum database; identifying materials needing repair and
conservation; ensuring the use of proper preservation
techniques; storing/reshelving materials; helping to
prepare information and collections for web-based use; and
performing any other functions necessary to the operation
of a special collections library.Primary responsibilities include: process incoming and
backlogged manuscript collections by accessioning them into
the museum’s database, organizing the materials, re-housing
documents in acid-free folders and boxes, creating an
inventory and/or finding aid, and cataloging into OCLC if
warranted; assist on-site researchers at the Osborne
Library by explaining library and archival policy,
conducting interviews, identifying and retrieving research
materials, photocopying documents, and monitoring
researchers; answer in-house, telephone, and e-mail
requests by searching for the materials, producing required
reproductions, corresponding with researchers, and mailing
materials; collaborate with the Librarian in setting policy
to determine preservation practices, reproduction and usage
fees, research use of the collections, and copyright issues
involved in digitization; assist the Librarian in
maintaining the library’s website, the Chace Catalogue, and
other digitization projects; accession newly acquired books
and pamphlets into the museum’s database; supervise student
interns and volunteers in various library and archival
tasks; handle daily library duties including answering
visitor’s reference questions, shelving books, maintaining
the stack area, and ordering supplies; provide
collaborative support to the museum curator in museum
exhibit research and preparation, and work with museum
staff in developing library exhibits that highlight the
library’s collections.
This position is 20 hours/week with no benefits.
Qualifications: MLS/MLIS with concentration in archival studies from an ALA-
accredited program; at least two years’ experience
supporting library and archives operations, including
collection preservation, online migration, maintenance and
digitization of collections. Proven track record of
coordinating and completing projects with limited
resources, working in a collaborative culture, and being
able to manage a changing and varied workload. Must be
able to work independently as well as part of a team. The
candidate possessing skills that include computer data
management, collections’ marketing, ability to communicate
with a wide range of audiences, strong research interests
in American history and willingness to assist researchers,
attention to detail, and a sense of humor will have the
edge.
Salary:
Closing Date: February 5, 2014
Send: To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and
three professional references to Jane E. Ward,
Librarian, at jward@athm.org (please put
Assistant Librarian in subject field) or mail to
Jane E. Ward, Librarian, American Textile History
Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854.

Job Posting: Digital Archivist – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

To apply, find original job posting here.

Responsibilities:

• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials

• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team

• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies

• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.

• Responsible for description of a/v collection

• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.

• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids

• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form

• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows

• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards

• Provides training to staff and volunteer

• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of image technical metadata required

• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required

• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description

• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required

• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
required

• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators

• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Ability to think creatively required

• Familiarity with PREMIS

• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable

• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:

• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required

• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required

• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred

• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
strongly preferred

• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred

• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred

• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred

• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred

• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.

• DAS coursework highly desirable

• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred

• ACA certification preferred


Job Posting: Head of Library Services – Ringling Museum of Art

To apply, find original posting here.

Department

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay. An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices and The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually.

Anticipated Salary Range

High $40,000’s to low $50,000’s, commensurate with experience

Schedule

If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Responsibilities

The Ringling Art Library seeks an enthusiastic Head of Library Services to serve as Head Librarian and lead the expansion of the Library’s services and collections. This individual will spearhead the conceptualization and implementation of policies, programs, and long-range planning.

Collections Development: In collaboration with Ringling staff, establishes a collections development plan aligned with institutional initiatives. Analyzes the Library’s collections for strengths, weaknesses, and relevance to current information needs. Responsible for purchasing new acquisitions. Selects rare books for conservation.

Research & Program Development: Performs research on all aspects of the Ringling legacy and collections as well as other topics pertaining to the visual arts and cultural history to assist staff, faculty, and public in research, curriculum development, and exhibitions and programming. As member of the library team, assists with reference, circulation, public services, and promotes the use of current and emerging technologies. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally. Leads and participates in library public programming. Handles requests from outside scholars for information relating to the Package exhibitions. Assists with grant proposal preparation.

Professional, Community, and Donor relations: Represents the Ringling Library by participating in professional associations, and regional library partnerships/programs related to the Museum’s mission or initiatives. Monitors developments in the profession as well as best practices to encourage innovation and ensure excellence. In conjunction with Development Department, works with donors and constituents, such as Friends of the Library, to build strong partnerships. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally.

Supervisory and Administrative: Provides dynamic leadership to staff, interns, and volunteers: Assigns, trains, reviews, and/or approves work and special projects. Works with staff to determine goals and objectives; makes recommendations regarding employee hiring, salary adjustments, staff development, discipline, and termination, or performance evaluations. Defines needs, sets priorities, develops policies, identifies possible grants, and prepares the annual budget to ensure effective management and development of services and collections. Monitors budget throughout the year. Provides adhoc reports as requested. Submits annual report of acquisitions and activities.

– See more at: http://careers.naspa.com/jobseeker/job/15857086/Head%20of%20Library%20Services/The%20Ringling/?vnet=0&str=5401&max=100#sthash.0M35znPB.dpuf


Job Posting: Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend

via Careers@MFAH.org

To apply, visit the original job posting here.

Responsibilities:

• Works with the Director of the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and the Curator of the Bayou Bend Collection to establish and implement vocabulary and metadata standards for the Texas Artisans & Artists Archive (TAAA)

• Contributes to the selection and implementation of appropriate systems to manage and distribute data, documents, and images in the Archive

• Coordinates the collection of documents, data, and images for the Archive and their entry into the appropriate systems

• Works closely with MFAH staff in the Hirsch Library, Information Technology, Archives, and Photographic and Imaging Services in the selection, implementation, and maintenance of the systems

• Supervises the Project Associate and future Project staff when hired, including Field Researchers

• Coordinates permissions for the use of any copyrighted data or images in the Archive.

• Works with the Director in exploring possible cooperative contributions of data and images with other institutions

• Reads primary documents with accuracy and comprehension in order to add new information to the Archive

• Enters data, images, subject descriptors, and metadata into the system

• Coordinates communications with the TAAA Advisory Board and their meetings

• Develops and coordinates the Archive´s digital and printed communications

• Assists in promoting scholarly awareness and utilization of the Archive and dissemination of related research

• Performs other duties as assigned


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Must have excellent skills in dealing with the museum staff, docents, researchers, and public visitors

• Knowledge of digital content management systems, metadata schema, and controlled vocabularies required

• Knowledge of American art and decorative arts and appropriate library resources desirable

• Able to prioritize, work with minimum supervision and deal with both public and staff in a professional manner

• Dependability, strong communication skills and great attention to detail are essential

• Excellent organizational skills

• Must be physically able to lift heavy books, climb ladders, and work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time


Education and Experience:

• B.A. degree in a Humanities field required

• Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or archival certification preferred

• Thorough knowledge of archival management principles and methodologies preferred

• Relevant work experience in a library or archive is required

• Experience with digitization and database development required

• Supervisory experience preferred


Job Posting: Library Technician (Circulation) – National Gallery of Art

via University of Maryland’s BlogMLS

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Circulation Section of the Reader Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services
National Gallery of Art Library
email: l-doumato@nga.gov


Job Posting: Library Technician (Vertical Files/Non-Print Materials) – National Gallery of Art

via University of Maryland’s BlogMLS

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Vertical Files/Non-Print Materials office of the Reader Services Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the maintenance, development, and consultation of the vertical files and non-print collections.

Duties include preparing newly acquired materials for the vertical files and non-print collections, preparing bibliographic records using an online catalog, and assisting with the organization and use of both collections by Gallery staff and outside readers.

Applicants should have a general knowledge of manual and automated library procedures, a familiarity with using personal computers and online catalogs, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library
email: l-doumato@nga.gov

Job Opportunity: Digital Archivist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

via mfah.org

Original job posting available here.
Position Available at the MFAH

Title: Digital Archivist
Status: Accepting Applications
Location: Rosine Building, a non-smoking facility
Reports To: Archives Director
Pay Type: Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Job Code: 14-053ARC

Responsibilities:

• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials

• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team

• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies

• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.

• Responsible for description of a/v collection

• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.

• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids

• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form

• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows

• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards

• Provides training to staff and volunteer

• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of image technical metadata required

• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required

• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description

• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required

• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
required

• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators

• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Ability to think creatively required

• Familiarity with PREMIS

• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable

• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:

• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required

• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required

• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred

• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
strongly preferred

• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred

• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred

• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred

• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred

• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.

• DAS coursework highly desirable

• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred

• ACA certification preferred


Free webinar, VRA travel award, & CFP

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

Webinar:

Title: Communicating Through Infographics

Presenter: Dawne Tortorella

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips.

For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, November 14, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/communicating-through-infographics.

· Have you noticed the growing trend of communicating through infographics?

· Do you wonder where the data comes from and how to verify information displayed in visual form?

· Would you rather read a 100 page report or look at a visual presentation that conveys the story in less than one minute?

· Would you like to tell a compelling story about your library through the medium of infographics?

Visual representation of information has existed for hundreds of years in various forms and formats. Infographics (information graphics) represent the latest visual form to gain popularity. Telling an effective story through infographics requires accurate data, compelling design, and visualization tools.

During this one-hour webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate:

· blogs and infographic search resources to find examples and track trends

· differences between infographics, poster art, and data visualization

· common data sources used in infographics (big data and local sources)

· suggest library-specific data and statistics appropriate for visual presentation

· visualization tools for experimentation

This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels and in all types of libraries who need to present information to customers, stakeholders, and management. Senior staff and directors responsible for board reporting are especially encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

 VRA Travel Award:

VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2013 VRA conference “Capitalizing on Creativity” in Providence, Rhode Island April 3-6. The deadline for receipt of applications will be Monday, November 26, 10 am EST. The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the third week of December.

A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of workshops and sessions has already been posted at: http://vra2013annualconference.sched.org and information about costs is posted here:http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=8 and here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=11

Before you apply, PLEASE READ “Travel Award Rules and Guidelines”, “Tips for VRA Travel Awards Applicants”, and “Types of Travel Awards”, all linked here as PDFs: http://www.vraweb.org/about/awards/index.html#travel

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEM1Zkdsdlo2dGZ1TEJRN3hGQWxjR2c6MQ#gid=0

The form is also linked from the What’s New on the VRA homepage.

You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that upon winning an award an applicant who is not a member of VRA must purchase a membership, with the option to use funding from the travel award to do this. This year by removing the membership requirement for all applicants, we hope to draw more interest and expand membership.

In order to allow funding to go further, Tansey awards will be distributed according to financial need i.e. full awards (up to $850) may be given to some, whilst lower amounts may be awarded to others with partial institutional/ other support.

For 2013, we are fortunate to have generous financial support from sponsors and funds provided by the membership:

* The Kathe Hicks Albrecht award of $850 for a first-time conference attendee

* Two New Horizons awards of $850 each. These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees

* The Joseph C. Taormina Memorial award of $250 for an applicant with partial funding

* A New Horizons student award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resources

* $4800 in Tansey fund awards ranging from $250 to $850 each

More awards may become available and will be announced on this listserv. Also, stay tuned and watch VRA-L and the VRA website for further details about the conference. Please email if you have any questions not answered by the documents noted above.

So don’t delay – apply today!

We look forward to receiving your applications,

Heidi Eyestone & Vicky Brown

Co-Chairs, VRA Travel Awards Committee

Heidi Eyestone

Visual Resources Collection

Art and Art History

Carleton College

One North College Street

Northfield, MN 55057

507 222-5399

507 222-7042 fax

Vicky Brown, Visual Resources Curator

History of Art Department, University of Oxford

Suite 9, Littlegate House

St Ebbes

Oxford OX1 1PT

UK

+44 (0)1865 286839

victoria.brown@hoa.ox.ac.uk

 

CFP:

Call for Book Chapters: Collecting the Contemporary (Book to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013)

URL: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0062/7112/files/CFP_CollectingTheContemporary.pdf?5

COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY

Edited by Owain Rhys and Zelda Baveystock

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

The book will be edited by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, Wales and Zelda Baveystock, Lecturer in Arts Management and Museum Studies at Manchester University.

Why and how should social history museums engage with contemporary collecting? To fill gaps in the collection? To record modern urban life? To engage with minority communities? To link past and present? There are many possible responses… And many museums collect contemporary objects, stories, images and sounds – consciously or unconsciously. But reasoned policies and procedures are very often lacking. And – given the uniquely detailed record of contemporary life recorded by ubiquitous media – how best are museums to record and present contemporary life in their collections?

 

An overview of contemporary collecting in a social historical context is well overdue. Original source material, ideas, developments and research has never before been brought together in a single volume. This book will bring together practitioners from around the world to provide a contemporary and convenient reader which aims to lay the foundations for future initiatives.

We welcome submissions – of between 3000 and 5000 words – on the practice, theory and history of contemporary collecting in social history museums, based on – but not confined to – the following issues and themes. We are particularly interested in new and pioneering initiatives and innovative thinking in this field.

Practice

Projects (including community outreach, externally funded collection programmes, projects with specific goals)

Exhibitions (including popular culture, contemporary political issues, under-represented groups

Networks – including SAMDOK and other initiatives

Fieldwork and contemporary collecting

Adopting a scientific approach to contemporary collecting

Audio-visual recording

The influence of the internet, how to collect, and associated museological issues

Contemporary collecting and contemporary issues

Access, storage and conservation issues

Theory

What to collect?

How to collect?

Who should collect?

Community involvement – advantages and disadvantages

Contemporary collecting – key priority or passing fad?

Definitions of contemporary collecting

Should contemporary collecting be object or people based?

Alternatives to the accepted norms

The case for nationally or regionally co-ordinated policies

The impact of social and digital media for the future of contemporary collecting

History

Origins and development of contemporary collecting

Differences between institutions and countries (e.g. Sweden’s ethnological approach v. Britain’s social history approach)

The editors

Owain Rhys has recently published Contemporary Collecting: Theory and Practice with MuseumsEtc. This book gathered together disparate strands of contemporary collecting theory and history, and provided an insight into current practices at St Fagans: National History Museum. Owain is interested in formalising definitions and procedures, and in strengthening the bonds between those museums involved in contemporary collecting. Zelda Baveystock has a longstanding interest in contemporary collecting. As the first Keeper of Contemporary Collecting at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, she established a subject specialist network of urban history museums actively involved in the field in 2004. She has lectured and taught on the subject in the UK, and in Sweden.

Submissions

If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please send an abstract (up to 250 words) and a short biography to both the editors and the publishers at the following addresses: owain.rhys@museumwales.ac.uk,zelda.baveystock@manchester.ac.uk and books@museumsetc.com by 10 December 2012. Enquiries should also be sent to these addresses. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the publication and a discount on more.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

Deadlines

ABSTRACTS: 10 DECEMBER 2012

CONTRIBUTORS NOTIFIED: 11 JANUARY 2013

COMPLETED PAPERS: 2 APRIL 2013

 


Whitney Museum Grant-Funded Paid Project Staff Positions

[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: “The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships” per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]

The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.

Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software.  Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.

Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc.  A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.

Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:

Carol Rusk
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

library@whitney.org


Mentee/Mentoring opportunity with ArLiS/NA!

The ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee seeks applications for the new Virtual Mentoring program. You can apply to be a mentor, mentee, or both using our online form.

http://tinyurl.com/bruvs2p

Both the mentor and mentee benefit from a successful relationship.

• Mentors provide mentees support, insight, and expertise.

• Mentees offer mentors information about emerging professional trends and technologies, a renewed enthusiasm for issues in art
librarianship, and new perspectives.

We believe that mentoring is not only valuable for the mentor and mentee, but for ARLIS as a whole.
A healthy organization supports mentoring to ensure that individuals coming up in the profession are well-positioned to carry out the goals
of the organization.

See below for additional information or visit: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Xuxf7c-mxCxWQhTl3ynetmk6HHrDEzni-BRhx4KTQcU

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Job Posting: Archivist/Records Manager, SFMoMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is seeking one full-time Archivist/Records Manager. The Archivist/Records Manager is responsible for organizing, and processing designated collections within the Archives collection, establishing physical and intellectual control, and creating detailed paper and electronic finding aids.  The Archivist/Records Manager, in collaboration with the Head of the Research Library and Archives, is also responsible for establishing, managing, and implementing a Records Management Program (RMP).  The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Head of the Research Library and Archives.

 ESSENTIALRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise archives and records management staff.  Coordinate volunteers and interns.  Hire and train new volunteers and staff.
  • Establish a RMP, paper and electronic; update the database and inventory from the institution wide inventory completed 3/2011.  Expand as necessary.
  • Oversee legal research for records retention (RRS) and disposition (RDS) schedules.
  • Write RRS and RDS, coordinate staff records management training, and implement the RMP.  Prepare RMP policies and procedures manual.
  • Assist in planning for the impending move of staff records and unprocessed institutional records currently in off-site storage locations.
  • Survey the archives collections, ongoing, in order to propose arrangement, including retention and disposal criteria. Physically reorganize the collections in accordance with the arrangement schema.
  • Re-folder, re-box, and re-house the collections.
  • Prepare finding aids in three formats: paper, MARC, and EAD.  Contribute finding aids to bibliographic utilities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education and Training:  MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with course work in records management and archives administration or Masters in archival management with a CRM certificate desired.  Certified archivist and/or records manager preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of current records management – paper and electronic and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.

Work Experience:  Minimum of [3-5] years experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a RMP, processing archives, and preparing finding aids.  Experience having established an RMP from the ground up preferred.  Minimum of [2 – 3] years of administrative experience in an art or museum archives setting.  

Skills and Abilities:  Familiarity with computer-based information resources, especially in the area of database creation for archives and RMP.  Experience working with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of XML; knowledge of current archival/RMP arrangement and description standards; knowledge of APPM, familiarity with DACS, AACR2r, and LC authority files.  Demonstrated knowledge of current models, standards, and guidelines for efficient records management, paper and electronic.  Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others as well as demonstrated ability to work independently.  Proven oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to promote archives/RMP issues and needs.  Ability to be flexible and responsive to an evolving work environment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 Physical Demands:  Ability to carry out physical maneuvers associated with RMP/archives work that may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.  Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes and work within a dusty environment.

SFMOMA is an EEO/AA.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: http://sfmoma.snaphire.com/?job=12609LIST

 


Internship Posting: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Summer Archives Assistant

Position Available:

2012 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. Half of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to the processing of photographs and image materials from the Frank Freed and Eleanor Freed Stern Collection. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of the photographs, the assistant will assist with the development of an online exhibition highlighting the collection. Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department. The Summer Archives Assistant is invited to attend behind-the-scene tours and lectures hosted by the Education Department.

Requirements:  Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, DACS, LCSH and AACR2 strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart

Archives

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

P.O. Box 6826

Houston, TX  77265-6826

Work schedule:  Ten-week position, June 4 through August 10, 2010. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary:  Total salary for ten weeks is $3500.

Deadline for application: April 18, 2012

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

For additional information write to lstuart@mfah.org <mailto:lstuart@mfah.org>

Lorraine A. Stuart

Archives Director

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7733

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Job Posting: Library Applications Analyst for IT, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is looking to add a Library Applications Analyst to its Information Technology team, to support the business process of the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives and provide asset- and information-management expertise for special projects.

About the Library Applications Analyst position:

Duties of the Library Applications Analyst include administration of a commercial integrated library system, including module configuration, custom reporting, and data manipulation; implementation and maintenance of custom Access and open-source LAMP applications, including tracking applications and secondary resource catalogs; support of library-specific peripherals; and administration of the library’s website and opacs.

Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or IT operations management, and 5-6 years of technology-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience; 2-5 years experience administering an integrated library system, or other commercial asset management system, in a production environment; experience manipulating large sets of structured data; experience with application configuration and report customization, including SQL scripting and XML/XSL/CSS; and experience in web-based applications development and open-source LAMP implementation. Proven success in creative collaboration, problem-solving, effective communication, technical documentation and training, and project management are also required.

Desired qualifications for this position include an Master’s degree in library and information science (MLS or MLIS) from and ALA-accredited institution; working knowledge of MARC, MARCXML, and EDI exchange formats; familiarity with emerging trends in library service and systems; experience with academic library operations and procedures; and knowledge of data privacy laws and best practices.

About the museum and library:

The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top five art museums in the country, and a significant international forum for art scholarship and education, exhibitions, and performing arts. Its collections include more than 40,000 objects, and span 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum campus is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood, and is currently in the midst of a multi-phase expansion.

The museum’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives is a nationally-recognized art reference library, housing 456,000 catalogued volumes, including monographs; exhibition and collection catalogues; auction and dealer catalogues;  serials; electronic publications; artist clipping files; and approximately one million images in microfiche and microfilm collections, study photographs, and digital images. The museum’s history and heritage are preserved by the Museum Archives, with holdings including administrative records of museum offices; audio and visual recordings of programs and events; oral histories; ephemera; and manuscript collections.

The museum and its research library were founded in 1916, and boast strong local, regional, and national support.

Those interested in applying for the Library Applications Analyst position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to resume@clevelandart.org by Sunday, April 15, 2012.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/M/F/D/V).