Job Opportunity: Access Services Librarian, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California, seeks an experienced librarian to be responsible for the development  and coordination of the library’s access services, including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan, document delivery, and collection maintenance.

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Job Opportunity: Reader Services Librarian, Bard Graduate Center, NY, NY

The Bard Graduate Center is seeking a full-time Reader Services Librarian. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the library’s public services: overseeing the reference desk, performing outreach and orientation, devising and implementing bibliographic instruction workshops, managing interlibrary loan, liaising with faculty and curators, keeping statistics and assessing all programs in the reader services department. Also works closely with entire library staff on collection development, preservation and other library-wide special projects.

Two to four years experience preferred, preferably in an art library.

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Job Posting: Art and Design Librarian, George Washington University, Washington DC

Working as a member of the Research and User Services (RUS) Librarians team, the Art and Design Librarian will administer the collection and provide research services primarily for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design within the Columbian College of The George Washington University. The Art and Design collection is located on the first floor of the Gelman Library and supports the artistic and academic needs of the Corcoran School and the wider GW population. For further information, please visit A key challenge for the position is to evaluate the relationship between the Corcoran School and the Art Department, and to develop a cohesive plan for their mutual needs. This is a newly created position that offers strong opportunities for leadership in developing the collections and services of a prominent art school within a major research university.

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Job Posting: Media & Cultural Studies Librarian, The City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Information Services Librarian – Media & Cultural Studies Librarian & Weekend Supervisor, Brooklyn College

Job Information



Title:  Information Services Librarian – Media & Cultural Studies Librarian & Weekend Supervisor

Rank:  Instructor or Assistant Professor – Substitute (Fall 2014, with possible extension)

Location/Department:  Library
Position Detail:  Teaching
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience and credentials
Web Site:
Closing Date:   Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately



Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, the Reference Librarian & Weekend Supervisor works as one of a team of librarians providing traditional and online reference, research, instructional, and information literacy services. This Librarian will collect print, electronic, and multimedia resources in selected disciplines (Film, TV & Radio, Performance & Interactive Media Arts, Communications) and provide tailored discipline-related services to faculty and students in those departments of the College and related work as assigned.  In addition to the above, the Weekend Supervisor’s responsibilities include overseeing library services and building activities on weekends, including reference and instruction, building issues, technology issues, patron difficulties, troubleshooting events and schedules, etc.  The work schedule during the academic year will be Saturdays and Sundays in addition to three weekdays and participation in the regular evening rotation.



Required Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science.
  • Professional experience in an academic, research, or large public library.
  • Undergraduate degree in Film, TV/Radio, Media/Cultural Studies, Communications, Performing Arts, or related area.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience developing collaborative working relationships.
  • Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services.
  • Experience with current web and instructional technologies.
  • Experience dealing with difficult and complex patron issues.
  • Experience working with other units in an organization, i.e. Security, Registration, IT.
 Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Second graduate degree required for appointment above the rank of Instructor.
  • Experience working on department/library/college committees.
  • Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process.


Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Start date may be negotiable.  Applications should be emailed to:

Prof. Stephanie Walker
Chief Librarian & Executive Director of Academic IT
Brooklyn College

Job Posting: Junior Interaction Designer – Artstor – NYC



The Junior Interaction Designer assists in the development and implementation of strategies and creative methods for a range of interactive products that enhance and augment the Artstor platform.


Developing design prototypes for new and existing Web and mobile applications, the Junior Interaction Designer is responsible for contributing to exceptional Artstor user experience through Information Architecture, UX Design, and Usability Testing.


As a member of the technology team, the Junior Interaction Designer is involved in all aspects of developing documentation, including use cases, site requirements, transaction flows, navigation models, user interface components, and especially wireframes and design comps. Under the direction of the Information Architect, the Junior Interaction Designer aids the development and effective application of high-quality user interfaces and solutions.



  • Conceptualize solutions in collaboration with user researches, stakeholders, and project development teams
  • Participate in conceptual development with project teams to generate innovative ideas.
  • Scope and develop technical requirements with assistance from the Technology department.
  • Work under the direction of the Information Architect to help develop and execute a consistent, creative vision for all deliverables throughout all production phases.
  • Develop and implement a consistent and quality visual style guide across software platforms
  • Illustrate scenarios, storyboards, wireframes, and design comps to communicate design concepts to team members and product groups.
  • Document feature/software behavior in detail through use cases, user personas, storyboards, wireframes, concise site maps, transaction flows, diagrams, interface schematics, and help manuals.
  • Represent the interests of the information/interaction design team in company digital initiatives
  • Ensure that progress is made in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the design culture and process at Artstor


The Junior Interaction Designer must have a firm grounding in the principles of graphic and interaction design. The candidate will be energetic and flexible, have keen interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to work closely with a small dedicated team in a fast-paced environment, and will be committed to the delivery of high-quality service to users in the educational and arts community. The ideal candidate will be able to take direction, work independently and in a self-directed manner, and demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with professional staff members in all sectors, internally and externally.


  • 1-3 years creating visual designs for BOTH interactive and non-interactive design work
  • Visual portfolio demonstrating firm understanding and working knowledge of the principles of graphic and interaction design, including color, composition, and narrative sequence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with typography and complex grids to bring clarity to complex systems.
  • Web design experience along with familiarity with Web standards and accessibility.
  • Competency in XHTML, CSS, and basic knowledge of JavaScript
  • Familiarity with client and server side development
  • Experience working with information architects, programmers, and designers.
  • Unflinching attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills — oral, written, listening, presentation.
  • Ability to research, understand, and organize specialized content.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and to be extremely well organized.
  • Undergraduate degree in graphic design, interaction design or related fields. Degree holders from other disciplines will also be considered as long as visual competency is demonstrated through a portfolio of works.
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.


  • Experience working with controlled vocabularies/authorities.
  • Understanding of image/multimedia cataloging practices.
  • Experience working in an agile development process.
  • Competency in JavaScript

Artstor is a nonprofit organization with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and sciences. We bring together 1.8 million high-quality images for education and research and offer the tools to catalog, manage, and distribute digital media collections. Artstor is headquartered in New York, NY.
Artstor is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a collegial working environment. Nominations and applications, including a cover letter, resume, and salary history should be emailed

Job Posting: Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Date Posted: 5/8/2014
City: Cleveland
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Open
Description & Details
Provides leadership in marketing and coordinating a program of scholarly information management and retrieval for faculty and students in the performing arts and humanities, including theatre and dance, English, music, drama, poetry, classics, medieval studies and School of Communication. Develops and manages assigned collections; provides general and specialized reference service and library instruction. Contributes to library decision making; serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in assignments. Keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology, applying current information technologies in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Significant academic preparation/undergraduate coursework in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Proficiency with current information technology. Knowledge of library instructional module development. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; flexibility and ability to work collaboratively across a broad spectrum of the university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Coursework or experience in librarianship in assigned subjects. Academic preparation/coursework or experience in two or more of the subject specialty areas. Pertinent professional experience.

How to Apply / Contact
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Requisition number 0601606.

Review begins May 13, 2014, with a deadline of May 26, 2014.

Job Posting: Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation Archivist – NY

via UCLA Information Studies Job Listings

The Archivist is responsible for establishing and managing the holdings of the Robert Wilson Archive, an extensive collection documenting the career of artist Robert Wilson; and the Watermill Center Archive, which documents the history and artistic production of an international artist residency program.

This position is responsible for the acquisition; arrangement and description; and preservation of artistic records, relevant corporate records, media, ephemera and correspondence. In addition to processing new and ongoing acquisitions for the collections, the Archivist will prepare finding aids and other descriptive access tools; recruit and coordinate the activities of interns to assist with arrangement and description for the collections; and oversee digitization projects for archival collections.

The Archivist handles requests from scholars, production companies and other individuals regarding access to collections; and is responsible for managing copyright for works in the archives.

For more complete information, requirement, and to apply: