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
CFP: Smithsonian Archives of American Art Symposium on Mixed-media Archives and Contemporary Art HistoryPosted: December 29, 2014
The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington D.C., on Friday, March 27.
This symposium is a culminating event for the Archives of American Art’s 3-year project Uncovering Hidden Audiovisual Media Documenting Postmodern Art. The project collections document a period of contemporary American art when ephemeral and dynamic new art forms and means for documenting art were emerging in art communities and spaces across the country. The audiovisual materials in these collections are rare archival resources that uniquely document this recent art history, but gaps in archival standards and best practices for documenting audiovisual media found in archival repositories have often left this material hidden and unavailable to Archives users.
The symposium will bring together the two sides of the archival repository’s community — archivists and people who use archives — to consider the complexities and possibilities of audiovisual recordings that form part of the archival record of contemporary American art history.
We seek proposals for participation in two roundtable discussions:
- an archivists’ roundtable, discussing strategies for providing access to mixed-media archival collections
- a researchers’ roundtable, featuring voices from a variety of disciplines – art or cultural history, fine art, journalism, conservation, or higher education, to name a few possibilities – on the significance of historical sound, video, and film to their work
Roundtable participants will present brief remarks individually to introduce their work and thinking on this subject, to be followed by a moderated discussion. How do the keepers of mixed-media archives ensure their obsolete audiovisual recordings are discoverable and accessible to those who want to use them? What is the potential impact of reliable access to these unique archival sound recordings and moving images for researchers?
The roundtables will be followed by a reception and a special screening of film and video works discovered in the project collections.
More details of the event will be announced on a forthcoming symposium website. See theproject website for more information about the Archives’ “Hidden Collections” project, including descriptions of project collections. A small stipend and travel reimbursement is available for accepted speakers.
Please send a proposal relating this subject matter to your own work in an abstract no longer than 250 words to AAAsymposium@si.edu. The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2015. Questions can be sent via e-mail to project archivist Megan McShea firstname.lastname@example.org.
This symposium is generously funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Hidden Collections” grant program.
The Denver Art Museum conservation department is offering a paid graduate-level internship in the conservation/preservation of electronic media graphic art objects. The intern will work with electronic media from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archives (AIGA) in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The archives contain winning entries from AIGA’s annual competitions dating from 1980 to the present. The intern will survey approximately 700 electronic media objects, carry out basic cataloguing, and provide preservation recommendations for the collection. Electronic media in the archives includes video, a range of digital image files, and website design. The 8 to 10 week internship will take place in summer 2015.
Qualifications for the internship include:
* Enrollment in a graduate program in moving image preservation, digital archiving, or art conservation.
* Ability to identify common video, digital image file, and website design formats.
* Knowledge of standards and best practices for preservation of video and born digital materials.
* Familiarity with museum and/or library cataloguing systems.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, summary of relevant coursework, and contact information for two references to Kate Moomaw at kmoomaw(at)by 5 pm, January 9, 2015.
Digital Archivist (Visual Resources), Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum, Madison
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.
Archivist (Documents and Photographs), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian, Washington
This position is located in Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies professional archival principles, concepts, standards, and methodology to process, arrange, and describe significant and complex archival collections.
Archivist (Correspondence, Photographs, and Architectural Drawings), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, History, Art History, or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required.
Digital Asset Specialist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
The Digital Asset Specialist acquires, catalogues, ingests and processes digital assets into the digital asset management system. This position has a focus on video and time-based media. Responsibilities include defining a base metadata criteria and set of standards for managing video and other asset types. This position works in collaboration with the Media Production team within the Department of Digital Media.
Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYCPosted: August 20, 2014
Position Title:Video and Audio Technology SpecialistFT/PT:FTPosition Summary:Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.Qualifications/Required Education:Bachelor’s DegreePreferred Education:College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.Required Experience:Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.Preferred Experience:Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:Film Library Technician IV
SupOrg – Division Equivalent:TS1035 – Tisch School of the ArtsFT/PT:FT
Position Summary:Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.Qualifications/Required Education:High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalentPreferred Education:relevant certificationRequired Experience:2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.Preferred Experience:Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.
This is a one-year fellowship, 20-25 hours per week, paid but with no specific salary information.
The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is accepting applications for its Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship. The Fellow will work for a period of one year within the Preservation Department, assisting with the development of a suite of educational resources designed to assist individuals and organizations alike in taking initial steps to assess and establish a preservation plan for their audiovisual materials….
We wish to work with a library, archives, film production or history student/recent graduate who aspires to learn about preservation planning and archival audiovisual formats and who demonstrates the strong desire to help us advance the field of moving image preservation.
Duties will include:
Researching existing audiovisual preservation tools and educational resources
Assisting with the research and acquisition of various samples of audiovisual formats
Assisting with the identification and documentation of conditions that can impact the well-being of audiovisual materials (during both storage and also playback)
Participating in, and providing support for, the production of educational resources (including print materials, instructional videos, and web content).
Skills acquired will include:
Knowledge of audiovisual preservation best practices and familiarity with the field of media preservation. A thorough understanding of the preservation of audiovisual materials (including equipment, format identification, proper care and handling and cleaning techniques, and playback and storage best practices).
Video or audio production or post-production
Training in preservation or archives (particularly video or audio preservation), library education/ experience or current training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.
If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at email@example.com
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
The Entertainment Content team is seeking an extremely organized person with records management experience for the position of Digital Media Librarian. The main focus of this position is to manage and expand a digital asset management system which will drive efficiencies and allow better asset sharing across the company. We need an enthusiastic individual who loves working as part of a team and who will take ownership over the whole DAM system. PS – did we say you get to watch movies for free?
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Maintain the current library for all of Cineplex’s digital creative assets.
- Work in conjunction with the production team to create life cycle management strategy, including cataloguing, storage, retrieval, distribution, and disposal of digital assets.
- Use, monitor and optimize metadata schema to enhance discoverability of digital assets.
- Fulfill requests for assets and deliverables from internal stakeholders as well as external clients.
- Roll out Digital Asset Management system to other Cineplex offices in Toronto and Waterloo.
- Monitor data migration/synchronization tasks using CatDV software, integrated with the Cineplex information architecture.
- Train producers, editors, creative artists and other stakeholders in digital asset management procedures.
- Assist stakeholders with day-to-day duties including ingesting and shot listing of raw shoot footage, transcoding media, organizing assets, adding metadata, sourcing and posting assets, etc.
- Other duties as required.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Superior organizational and time management skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional work ethic.
- Capacity to learn constantly and quickly.
- Must be flexible and be able to work under pressure.
- Able to work independently.
- Knowledge of French (written and verbal) is an asset.
Hard Skills / Experience:
- Three years’ experience in a film or video library setting.
- Experience with digital archive strategies, records management, library and information management, or archive management.
- Experience with DAM systems; knowledge of Cat DV is an asset.
- Strong familiarity with video and graphic design file formats.
- Familiar with Microsoft Office.
- Fluent with FTP programs.
- Must be Mac proficient.
- Media transcoding experience; knowledge of Digital Rapids Transcode manager is an asset.
There is no deadline for applications, and no given salary information.