Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, ORPosted: July 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Architecture, jobs Comments Off on Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
|The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary and Benefits:
To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
Job Postings: Art & Design Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIPosted: July 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Postings: Art & Design Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
We seek a creative and innovative individual to serve as a liaison and subject specialist librarian for art and design. Responsibilities focus on engagement and aligning our services and expertise with campus research, teaching, and learning agendas. Outreach and building relationships with faculty, students, and the greater arts community will shape our work in areas such as in-depth consultations, curriculum enrichment, engaged learning, collection development, digital scholarship, research data services, and specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. We invite applications from candidates with a background in visual art or design, a creative spirit, and a strong interest in innovating services and collections to best meet the needs of current and future scholars and artists.
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Arts & Humanities, in the Research division of the Library, and will work within the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL). AAEL’s Special Collections, Materials Collection, and Imageworks in particular offer special resources to support the work of the School of Art and Design and others across campus.
This position, in its liaison role, primarily serves the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. This position also serves the interests of, and as a resource for, the greater arts community on campus. In addition to faculty, staff, and students in other academic departments working in art and design, the University also is home to such units as Arts at Michigan, ArtsEngine, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Beyond campus, Southeast Michigan supports vibrant arts communities and organizations.
The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library’s mission.
Through active outreach, relationship development, and engagement with the campus, the Librarian for Art and Design promotes the Library’s mission to add value to the process of creation, dissemination, and archiving of intellectual and artistic achievement. The successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:
– Serve as the liaison to the School of Art and Design.
– Partner with faculty and colleagues to advance research, teaching, and learning, and collaboration throughout the research and creative works life cycle.
– Develop print and electronic collections in the subject areas of contemporary art, studio art, and design; manage budgets, select materials, work with vendors, market and promote use of the collection, and other collection-related activities; serve as manager of Special Collections at AAEL.
– Provide research consultation, reference, and instruction to the campus arts community.
– Collaborate on special projects and Library initiatives (copyright, digital scholarship, research data management, etc.), participate in strategic planning and service assessment, and serve on committees and task forces.
– Participate in campus, regional, and national artistic, professional, and scholarly organizations
– An ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
– Ability to develop innovative programs, services, and collections to meet the ever-changing needs faculty and students.
– Expertise with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of contemporary art, studio art, and design.
– Excellent interpersonal skills to be effective in outreach, liaison, reference, and instruction.
– Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Benefits, rank, salary
Appointment is anticipated as an associate or senior associate librarian. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library’s process for librarian promotion and advancement (www.lib.umich.edu/si…-policy-5.1.2014.pdf).
Excellent benefits, for details, see benefits.umich.edu/
Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MAPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, jobs, museum Comments Off on Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA
Full-time schedule 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Duties & Responsibilities Job Summary:
Under general guidance from the Archivist/Records Manager, assists in the overall operation and functioning of the Harvard Art Museums Archives. Provides reference services, records management, and administrative support to the department and to the Archivist/Records Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in providing research services to museums staff, Harvard students and faculty, and external researchers. Researches archival collections and responds to email, telephone, and in-person inquiries. Monitors researchers in the Archives’ study space and provides on-site assistance. Tracks research inquires and visits, and creates topical reference guides for high-use collections.
Aids in executing records management procedures. Reviews inactive institutional records in all formats. Creates folder lists, references Harvard General Records Schedule, and prepares records for transport to offsite storage facility or digital repository.
Assists in appraising, arranging, and describing analog and digital collections. Processes manuscript collections, performs basic preservation tasks, and creates DACS-compliant finding aids encoded in EAD as well as MARC records for inclusion in Harvard’s online catalogs. Performs collections research to create exhibits and content for social media, and participates in varied outreach activities on behalf of the Archives.
Provides general departmental support including collection maintenance and monitoring archival supplies for reorder. May train and supervise student assistants and interns. Assists Archivist/Records Manager in department planning and policy initiatives as needed.
Related responsibilities as assigned.
MLS with archives concentration from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of one year of professional archival experience, including reference services and archival processing.
Additional Qualifications Degree in Art History or History useful, but not required. Records management experience a plus.
Demonstrated proficiency with Encoded Archival Description, MARC format, DACS, RDA. Experience with FileMakerPro and The Museum System (TMS) a strong plus. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Positive, problem solving and customer service attitude. Must be reliable, organized, and detail-oriented. Discretion with confidential information essential. Must be comfortable working in a small team with minimal supervision in a busy museum archives.
Job Posting: College Assistant, Art Library, Queens College, Queens, NYPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs, new york Comments Off on Job Posting: College Assistant, Art Library, Queens College, Queens, NY
Queens College Art Library is seeking a part-time College Assistant to work up to 20 hours/week, scheduled by
agreement, beginning August 2015 or before, through the Academic year. $15/hour, benefits.
The Art Library, among the leading undergraduate art libraries in the New York City metropolitan area, provides resources
in the visual arts and material culture that address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism,
materials, techniques, and practice.
Position description and duties:
Reports to the Head of the Art Library (on fellowship leave September 2015–August 2016), and, during her absence, to
part-time Acting Head (former Art Librarian). Closely cooperates with the Assistant Art Librarian, providing support to all.
Cooperates with all Art Library staff and, as needed, Libraries’ colleagues.
General management of the Art Library September 2015–August 2016
Further responsibilities will be selected from the following:
Assistance to patrons (its level will depend on the CA’s qualifications)
Assistance with building Art Library’s collections, especially processing accepted donations, including
o Bibliographic searching, inventorying, cleaning and arranging
o Compiling statistics and maintaining inventories
Web projects including
o Monitoring and updating Art Library’s website content
o Transferring existing Arts Research Guide content to Arts LibGuide
o Developing information and publicity materials
Coordinating Rosenthal Library exhibitions and displays, including
o Program planning and development
o Cooperation with and provision of support to presenters, artists and relevant staff (e.g., the Libraries’
Special Collections and Archives, other QC departments and entities, outside parties)
Coordinating and curating the QC Libraries’ Year of the Silk Roads exhibition (November 2015—
June 2016, through Rosenthal Library, in November—February and March—June installations). Includes
o Cooperation with QC Year of the Silk Roads participating colleagues and staff
o Research and writing
o Preparation and distribution of publicity information materials
Development and communication assistance relevant to programming, including
o Locating sponsorship/cooperation opportunities
o Developing and facilitating educational outreach programs
o Records management, mailing, and distribution of publicity materials
Additional responsibilities and/or projects as needed
BA, BFA or equivalent experience; MA, MFA, MLS degree or candidacy, and art experience or interest are
Advanced computer and graphic design skills, including ability to design and program websites; fluency in Java
script, html, other programming languages, Adobe Creative Suite are desired
Good research and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented
Familiarity with and enthusiasm for art
Ability to work flexibly and independently, as well as be part of a team
This is an excellent position for a Library Science, Art History, Art Studio or Museum Studies student looking for
experience in working in an art library. Academic context provides opportunities for intellectual and creative contributions.
To apply, please submit to email@example.com
a cover letter
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, firstname.lastname@example.org / 718 997-3770 or 718 997-3771
Job Posting: Exhibit Coordinator (Temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NY, NYPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Exhibitions, jobs, new york Comments Off on Job Posting: Exhibit Coordinator (Temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NY, NY
The Columbia University Libraries seeks a creative, motivated and organized Exhibit Coordinator to provide coordination and operational support for the successful completion of the New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit in the Manhattanville campus. Reporting to the Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the Exhibit Coordinator will work with various stakeholders across the University to bring the exhibit to completion. This is a temporary 12-month position with possibility of extension.
– Researching and assisting in establishing a creative direction for the exhibit, documentary, web and print collateral components.
– Developing and implementing an overall completion schedule for all project components.
– Working with lenders on logistics of loans, reprography orders, and rights/permissions of use requests.
– Coordinating the development of RFIs and RFPs for outsourcing, the selection of vendors, and the drafting of vendor contracts; monitors vendor performance; monitors outsourcing budgets and vendor invoices.
– Monitoring and coordinating workflow of all participating units and acting as point of contact for all sub-contractors; providing onsite supervision of installation and other parts of the project as needed.
– Compiling and communicating information related to the exhibition and serving as primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
– Performing other duties as assigned.
New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit will include a physical exhibit and documentary film describing the history of the Manhattanville dairy industry in the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit will focus on how technological improvements in the production of milk positively impacted public health and the economy of the region and the city.
The Avery Architectural and 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.
As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration and a commitment to excellence.
Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TXPosted: June 29, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, texas Comments Off on Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Required Qualifications for All Positions:
- American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
- Knowledge of open access, the research process, current issues in scholarly; communication, and the role of libraries and librarians in supporting scholarly practices;
- Experience designing, implementing, or managing an innovative project, program, or tool;
- Understanding or experience in documenting workflows and policies;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong customer service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to work in teams;
- Experience working successfully with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications for Copyright/Fair Use Librarian:
- Coursework or work experience related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and fair use;
- Experience in teaching, instruction, and workshop design on copyright/fair use;
- Juris Doctorate or other law degree.
Desired Qualifications for Digital Repositories Librarian:
- Experience or training in managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections;
- Knowledge of scripting languages and/or XML.
Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, Canada, conservation, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Description and duties:
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and leading the conservation and preservation program for the circulating, rare book, and archival collections of the John M. Kelly Library and the University of St. Michael’s College Archives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Develops a new conservation laboratory
– Assesses and monitors collections and their physical spaces
– Determines and executes appropriate physical treatment of items
– Coordinates digitization for preservation initiatives in conjunction with other digitization initiatives
– Manages and train staff including full-time and part-time staff members, students and other assistants
– Uses performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
– Assists with Exhibit Program including advising on best practices for exhibits as well as creating mounting plinths
– Maintains Kelly Library Disaster Plan for the collections and provides leadership during emergency or disaster situations
– Collaborates with library staff from University of Toronto and other Colleges
– Establishes and maintains a record-keeping system
– Maintains supplies and equipment
– Participates in presentations about the Library’s Conservation and Preservation program
– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as requiredQualifications:
– Master’s degree
– Training in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials (including paper, film, cassettes, books, photographs, born-digital files, artefacts) through a formal training program or on-the-job experience
– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
– Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
– In class teaching experience
– Familiarity with academic library procedures
– Ability to work effectively both independently or in a cooperative team environment
– Project management and leadership skills
– Experience with digitization processes and workflows for all formats of material
– Experience supervising students and staff
– Ability to be creative/innovative with limited resources
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to lift 20 kg.
– Thorough knowledge and understanding of safe handling of hazardous material
– Workplace flexibilityCompensation:
The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.Additional information :
This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.
Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Canada, Copyright, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto
Ryerson University Library and Archives is currently seeking a Copyright and Open Access Assistant to aid with the creation of two subject specific LibGuides and well as the updating of Scholarly Communication and Copyright webpages. As well the successful candidate would expected to assist with updating transactional permissions in the University copyright database. The primary objective of this project is to create two new detailed, rich and informative LibGuides, one that focuses on Copyright and one that focuses on Scholarly Communication issues. Both will act as a core resource for information about copyright and scholarly communication at Ryerson University, and be useful for both faculty and students. These are new resources. The Copyright LibGuide will deal with issues of: instructor copyright compliance at the University including E-Reserves, student copyright information, copyright basics, fair dealing and other copyright exceptions, copyright exceptions, and copyright-free and Creative Commons resources that can be used in teaching and by students (open educational resources). The Scholarly Communication LibGuide will include an overview of Open Access, information of the Ryerson Digital Repository, the Open Access Author Fund, self-archiving strategies, predatory open access journals, basics of bibliometrics, author publishing agreements, the Tri-Council Open Access policy, open access journals (green versus gold), and an Open Access Resource reading list. As well the student will also work in the ARES database (the university copyright system for E-Reserves and the Bookstore).
Duties are performed under the direction of the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian and in consultation with various subject librarians including the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
The successful candidate will work with subject librarians and the copyright technician to create two subject specific, dense, and multifaceted research guides using LibGuides. The successful applicant will use their communication, writing, research, editorial and organizational skills to create these guides. As well the student will assist in updating permission records in the University permission database.Qualifications:
Applicants will be in an upper year student in a professional librarian program or a student in their 2nd year of a Library Technician program.
They should know the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
Some familiarities with the creation of research guide, preferably LibGuides would be an asset. Permission management experience would also be desirable in the candidate.Compensation:
$21.00/hour plus benefitsAdditional information :
This is a temporary full time position with the duration of 10 weeks ending on Sept. 4th, 2015.
Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, art schools, Canada, institutional repositories, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto
Library / Organization NameOntario College of Art and Design UniversityLibrary TypeAcademicJob Description
OCAD University is the recipient of the 2015 OCULA New Librarian Residency Award. Unique requirements of this contract position require the successful candidate to be a librarian who has graduated between May, 2013 and August, 2015. The OCULA New Librarian Residency position will be the resident’s first experience working as a professional librarian. The resident will be required to provide two reports to the OCULA Council and will be an ex-officio member of the OCULA Council during their residency.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator is responsible for planning and promoting a scholarly communications program in consultation with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders. Utilizing the capacity of the University’s new Institutional Repository (IR) http://openresearch.ocadu.ca, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator will support digital projects that liberate and showcase cultural assets and that preserve and openly disseminate the scholarly outputs of OCAD U graduate students, faculty and researchers.
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Assist the Systems Librarian/IR Administrator with day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository, including workflow, setup, and access processes for development and maintenance of content.
- Implement best practices for metadata; policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content, including workflows, and quality control
- Review the Institutional Repository agreements with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders and, help develop a strategy to promote open access
- Undertake a publications/data inventory, in collaboration with the Director of Research Services, to identify needs and priorities
- Identify collaborative opportunities and recruit key producers (faculty, researchers, publication authors and editors); establish communities to contribute content and groups to guide specific projects
- Provide training and support to contributors (individuals, communities, and groups) on use, setup, content development and maintenance
- Work with the Library Heads to identify, describe and contribute content to the Institutional Repository from the Special Collections of Exhibition Documentation and Archival Media, Rare Books and Periodicals, Artists Books and Multiples, Zines, Student Publications, Posters, Photographs and other graphic objects from the University Archives
- Provide support to the department of Graduate Studies to enable uploading and/or direct deposit of e-theses by graduate students into the Institutional Repository; and to ensure that deposits follow the Institutional Repository and Library and Archives Canada Theses harvesting program guidelines
- Coordinate planning for Open Access Week activities; promote the Institutional Repository; develop and deliver workshops and online user training materials to increase awareness
- Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
- Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications (open access, author rights) and digital preservation
- Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
- Experience providing user training, computer user support, and creating online user guides and educational resources, an asset
- Experience in conversion and formatting of digital objects, and metadata creation and quality control, an asset
- Knowledge of contemporary art and design
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to set and handle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as required
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. This one-year contract is expected to commence August 2015.
Compensation: $67,093 + 10% in lieu of vacation and benefits per annum
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter online by selecting the “Apply for this Position” button below.
Job Postings!Posted: June 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Postings!
Art Librarian – Special Collections and Archives
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
Media Curation Librarian
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Museum Specialist (Art) (Photo Archives)
Job Posting: Arts Librarian (contract), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, OntarioPosted: June 8, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Canada Comments Off on Job Posting: Arts Librarian (contract), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Replacement librarian (July 2015 to June 2016)
Responsibilities: The University of Ottawa Library seeks an innovative, energetic and service-oriented Arts Replacement Librarian for the Morisset Library. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.
Description: As part of a team of Arts librarians, the incumbent participates in the development and provision of orientation and teaching programs, provides reference and in-depth research services and is responsible for faculty liaison and collection development activities in the assigned disciplines.
The main function of this position consists in working in collaboration with faculty and the library team to promote and integrate information literacy into the curricula of relevant courses and in ensuring the development of arts collections in assigned disciplines. The librarian will be responsible for improving access and ensuring effective use of scholarly resources in support of the teaching and research mission of the University of Ottawa.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent;
Two (2) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of experience to the position;
University degree in humanities, preferably at the graduate level;
Knowledge of scholarly information and research methods in humanities acquired through studies or professional experience;
Knowledge of information technologies relevant to libraries including knowledge of or experience with instructional technologies;
Pertinent knowledge of and experience in the areas of reference, teaching and collection development;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both official languages.
Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VAPosted: May 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Provide leadership within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff. Work with all faculty and students, the Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of research, teaching, and learning through film and media. Serve as liaison to the University’s Film Studies Program. Collaborate with all faculty to select, manage and develop film collections to support this area and other areas as assigned. The Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for all library staff involved in facilitating faculty and student projects related to and incorporating film and the cinematic arts and will be expected to conduct regular scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. Manage the University Libraries film collections, both digital and analog, and recommend strategic priorities for the physical and digital development of the film collection. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus is integral to the position, as will be programming screenings and organizing special events.
Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.
***Review of Applications will begin June 15th and continue until filled.
- Create instructional resources and tutorials, provide instruction, and offer research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
- Coordinate the selecting, ordering, promoting, and presentation of programs in the International Film Series, ChinaFest and African Film Weekend. Provide public introductions for selected films.
- Collaborate with liaisons and appropriate divisions within the library to create, coordinate and manage best practices for film, audio and image collection maintenance, growth and preservation.
- Create and maintain research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas.
- Maintain knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing for digital media especially in the area of streaming and performance rights. Participate in university wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright and intellectual property standards.
- Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to film and media studies. Align resources as appropriate to support these departments.
- Supervise and evaluate Media Scheduling Manager/Student Assistant Supervisor.
- Specialized knowledge of film history and digital media.
- Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in consortia and community projects or programs.
- Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
- Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the University of Richmond libraries.
- Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services.
- Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology.
- Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- 2-4 years’ current experience working with film collections in an academic library or educational setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities, with particular focus on the history and theory of film and media.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.
- Bachelors in a related subject area.
- A second advanced degree (M.A/M.S.) in a related subject area is preferred.
- Full-time, exempt position.
- The position requires evening and weekend instruction/research coverage and attendance at film showings and related programming as needed throughout the school year.
Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – FIT – NY,NYPosted: May 16, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings, Visual Resources | Tags: academic libraries, Visual Resources Comments Off on Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – FIT – NY,NY
Full-time staff member to curate digital-image databases for department teaching and other activities. Responsibilities include: acquiring and cataloguing digital images for in-house and subscribed databases; working with Department Technologist and FIT Library in maintaining and expanding FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL); creating and managing workflow for digital-image database maintenance; working with faculty to maintain currency and accuracy of databases and their metadata; orienting new faculty with available databases; maintain survey-course and textbook files for course-specific image folders; responsibility for the department and major’s visual materials and presence in the college.
M.A. in Art History; reading knowledge of French, German, Italian; library experience: familiarity with ULAN, Library of Congress headings, Getty Thesaurus; computer literacy.
Job link here.
Job Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VTPosted: May 6, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: academic libraries, jobs, media, [ Opportunities ] Comments Off on Job Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
The Film & Media Librarian provides general research and academic technology assistance to students, faculty and staff. This support includes serving as a library liaison to assigned departments. As a liaison, the person in this position promotes the wide range of services offered by the library, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Film & Media Librarian teaches information skills, provides one-on-one consultations, and creates research guides and other instructional materials. The person in this position is responsible for development of specific areas of the library’s collection.
A special focus for this position is film and media creation and curation. The Film & Media Librarian provides expert assistance with curricular and library needs related to video creation, and serves as the library’s curator for physical and digital visual media.
Research & Instruction
- Serve as a library liaison to assigned departments.
- Develop strong working relationships with faculty through regular communication and outreach.
- Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources.
- Educate students and other researchers in library and information skills, for example through course-related workshops that incorporate learning outcomes, active learning exercises, and assessment.
- Create and maintain research guides,library web pages and other online instruction materials; make content and design decisions based on user needs.
- Conduct research consultations and provide research assistance at public service points.
- Provide assistance with curricular development, for example through collaborative collection development. Also take on shared responsibility for collection development for general research use.
- Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development and collaboration, and other scholarly activity.
- Provide positive representation of the library across Middlebury by attending relevant workshops, meetings and events.
- Work cooperatively with others in the library and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors.
- Contribute to routine tasks and annual goals for the Research & Instruction Workgroup, the Liaison Program, the library and Middlebury.
Film & Media
- Develop strong working relationships with faculty who use visual media in their teaching.
- Develop strong working relationships with staff who work with visual media, including the Academic Technology Workgroup, Media Services, Collections Management and Special Collections.
- Provide expert assistance with video editing and creation and the use of new media platforms.
- Provide expert advice regarding visual media digitization, copyright and access issues.
- Work to provide quality and timely access to physical and digital visual media collections, including streaming video.
- Enhance library instruction and outreach efforts through the use of media and video tutorials.
- Provide support and guidance regarding visual media-related issues to library liaisons through regular communication.
- Assist with formulating and following policies and procedures pertaining to visual media.
- Maintain expertise in the variety of visual media formats, technologies and equipment, with associated knowledge of life cycles and preservation practices.
- Maintain awareness of developments, standards, and policy interpretation in the area of visual media.
- Provide support and feedback to the staff responsible for cataloging and developing metadata for visual media.
- Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources related to visual media.
- Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a strong background in at least one liberal arts academic subject required
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities, or discipline-specific experience in an academic library, preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent instruction and research skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills required
- Video editing and creation skills (Camtasia, iMovie, etc.) and technology skills required
- Flexibility and a willingness to develop new competencies required
- Ability to work in a team oriented environment required
- Some experience with video editing and production required
- At least 2 years of post-degree experience in an academic library, including instruction, preferred
- At least 2 years of experience with collection development in an academic or visual media library preferred
Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMPosted: April 13, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Architecture, jobs Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
- The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
- Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
- The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
- The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
- Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
- Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
- Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
- Provides reference services.
- Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
- Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
- Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
- Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
- Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
- Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.
- An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
- An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.
- Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
- Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
- Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.
Job Posting: Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photo Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CAPosted: April 9, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, california, photography Comments Off on Job Posting: Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photo Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is seeking a full-time archivist to lead the Warhol Photography Collection Project.
From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol used his Minox 35EL camera to meticulously document his daily life. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection includes more than 3,500 photographic negatives and 3,600 contact sheets of multiple photographs. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection is a new addition to the Cantor’s existing collection of Warhol works and reaffirms the university’s preeminence in the study of the history of photography, from Eadweard Muybridge to Carleton Watkins to Andy Warhol to Robert Frank to Lee Friedlander.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes more than 40,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Curatorial Affairs, the Andy Warhol Photography Collection Project Archivist is responsible for planning the long-term access to the collection for scholars, students and curators. The Archivist is also responsible for the organizing, processing, digitizing and archival storage of the collection. In addition, they will work with Cantor’s curatorial staff on the exhibition and publication of the collection.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following
- Develop and carry out a collection processing plan
- Develop and carry out a collection digitization plan
- Establish project schedule
- Establish archival housing, preservation procedures and processing guidelines of both physical and digitized materials
- Cataloging of the collection to the item level
- Oversee creation of a website for online access to the collection on the item level
- Meet the collection access needs of classes and scholars and researchers during the course of the Project
- Collaborate with Cantor’s curatorial staff on exhibition and publication of the collection
- Manage and facilitate the operational efficiency of a small, specific collection or help support the management of a major, extensive collection with multiple changing exhibitions.
- Register, assign and maintain records of accession, catalog numbers, condition, and location of all objects in museum collection. Prepare acquisition reports for review of curatorial and administrative staff.
- Compose concise description of objects, and record descriptions on physical files and databases and in collection catalogs. Recommend changes in record keeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility for efficient retrieval of collection objects.
- Oversee handling, packing, movement, insurance, transportation and inspection of all objects entering or leaving establishment, including traveling exhibits; determine that damage or deterioration to objects has not occurred.
- Arrange for insurance of objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommend insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection.
- Coordinate incoming traveling exhibitions and term loans. Monitor travel, process loan documents and arrange for crating, packing, shipping and insurance; monitor objects during exhibition.
- Coordinate light sensitive and gallery rotations. Partner with others to implement timeline, distribute checklists and gallery layouts. Generate and provide installation/de-installation checklists to preparators as scheduled.
- May serve as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required; supervise loading and unloading of crates at airport, borrowing museum and other venues. May oversee installation of objects at borrowing museums.
- May prepare and manage special project budgets as required.
- May train and supervise the work of associate or assistant registrars, students, interns, and volunteers.
- *- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
- A four-year college B.A. degree in Art, Art History, or related field required. A Master’s degree in Library Studies (M.L.S.), with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in Museum Studies desired
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
At least 5 years of experience working in archives or special collections including demonstrated work as lead processor for restricted or complex collections
Experience of cataloging and managing archives to recognized standards
Ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget
Ability to work independently in a production-oriented environment
Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative
Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Experience in working within collaborative projects with fixed deadlines
Flexibility and adaptability; ability to think creatively
Demonstrated experience with creation of blogs or websites
Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, safe object handling and art preservation, packing and shipping, insurance, storage of art, security measures, and object numbering techniques.
Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, FileMaker security measures, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.
Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, students, docents, and other.
Job Opportunity – Architecture Librarian – City College of New YorkPosted: March 23, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, art librarianship Comments Off on Job Opportunity – Architecture Librarian – City College of New York
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The City College Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief of the Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be service oriented and enthusiastic in working with library patrons.
The Librarian is responsible for directing the Architecture Library (the Library) located in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The Library is one of six CCNY libraries, and the successful candidate will join a campus-wide community of approximately 21 professional librarians, 20 administrative support staff, and 50+ student assistants. The Library has a growing collection of some 30,000 architecture monographs and bound journals, subscriptions to approximately 150 architecture-related journals in print and online, both domestic and foreign. The library additionally provides access to a large and growing collection of electronic books.
The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting professors in undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainable Urbanism. The Library serves as a significant information resource center.
Click here for more information and application instructions.
Job Opportunity: Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, INPosted: March 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, job posting, jobs Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Reporting to Head of Fine Arts Library: provide reference and instructional support related to finding and using digital images and oversee collection management for building teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across IUB campus; participate in activities and initiatives of Arts & Humanities Department to provide expertise needed in traditional reference setting and digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons, providing reference services, collection support, and training for research community; managing and developing teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research; consults closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accessions image orders for inclusion in library’s teaching image repository (currently ARTstor’s Shared Shelf); provides research and publishing support and creates and fosters digital technologies, in collaboration with faculty, in order to strengthen teaching and learning through promotion and outreach for visual materials across IUB.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or graduate degree or equivalent experience in art, art history, or design field; strong public service orientation; knowledge of, enthusiasm for, experience in application of new technologies in evolving academic information environment; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.
Preferred: Two or more years of experience in academic/research library or in visual resources or museum setting; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction.
For complete list of responsibilities, qualifications and benefit programs go to:http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410.
To Apply: Review of applications will begin Friday, April 3, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
Job Posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, SCPosted: February 16, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, SC
From Stephanie, who formerly held the position:
I wanted to pass on a posting that might not show up in the usual channels, as the title isn’t specifically “arts librarian.” It’s my previous job at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort, and the librarian primarily works with the studio art department on campus. There’s also opportunity for working with the digital repository on campus, for readers who have an interest! The studio art faculty are doing interesting, innovative things in the field of digital and new media, too, and are great people to work with. This would be an excellent position for someone right out of school or early career and looking for an opportunity to really tailor their position and try different kinds of projects. https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75651Beaufort is also a beautiful small town in coastal SC, very near Charleston and Savannah, and has lovely weather (especially this time of year!).Thank you!
The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction of various types to students, faculty, staff, and other library users.
Reference is done in-person and via electronic methods. Assistance to faculty and instruction are done to support the university’s goal of developing information literate students. The incumbent works a flexible schedule of 37.5 hours per week.
This position is located on the Historic Beaufort campus. Circulation and various other duties are a part of this position.
Job Posting: Librarian (Architecture Library), Princeton University, Princeton, NJPosted: February 12, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Posting: Librarian (Architecture Library), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Princeton University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Librarian, Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the Architecture Library located in the School of Architecture, and supervising its three collections assistants and a dozen student workers. The School of Architecture Library is one of nine specialized libraries on campus, and the successful candidate will join a community of approximately 120 professional librarians, many professional specialists and administrative staff, and 200 support staff. The Architecture Library has a growing collection of some 33,000 monographs and videos, maintains subscriptions to more than 350 domestic and foreign periodicals, and provides access to an extensive collection of electronic resources. The Librarian will also develop the Architecture Library’s growing special collection which includes unique, contemporary material as well as rare architecture and design materials from the 19th century on.
The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting researchers associated with undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in architectural design, history and theory. The library also serves as a significant visual and information resource for the creative work of the School’s design students at undergraduate and professional Master’s degree levels. Architecture at Princeton is taught in a broad cultural context with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries and past and current avant-garde movements. The curriculum that takes advantage of intersections between studio work and a rich culture of research and intellectual speculation.
The Librarian oversees all aspects of the Architecture Library, including collection development and preservation; reference and research consultation; user education; course reserves; and strategic planning. The Librarian works closely with humanities and area studies librarians to develop collections in architecture, urbanism, landscape and media. Collaborating with other Princeton University Library staff, the Librarian contributes to campus-wide library projects and initiatives. This librarian represents Princeton in the relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations. The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.
An ALA-accredited masters of Library Science or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience; ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library, as demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving experience; in-depth knowledge of architecture literature and reference sources; demonstrated understanding of current developments in information and architecture librarianship; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and to foster teamwork; effective oral and written communication skills; knowledge of at least one modern European language, preferably German, French, or Italian.
- Graduate degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field; experience with an art or architectural studio program; background in the humanities
- Experience in managing a branch library or library departmental operations
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience supervising library support staff
- Experience with developing print and digital collections and managing an acquisitions budget
- Demonstrated success reaching out to and working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.