Job Posting: Outreach Librarian/ Research Services Coordinator, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NYPosted: August 20, 2015
The New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum seek an innovative, outgoing and highly motivated new member of the Research Library team. The librarian filling this new position will coordinate all of the ways in which users first interact with the Library and Museums in planning their visits for research purposes.
Acting as a “concierge” of sorts, the Outreach Librarian/Research Support Services Coordinator will connect users with all of the institutions’ resources in their many diverse formats. Our current users include museum staff and curators, members, scholars in the arts and humanities, genealogists, local history buffs, Graduate Students and Faculty in the Cooperstown Graduate Program for Museum Studies, American Folk and Fine art collectors and researchers, as well as independent curators, curators from other institutions, and donors to Special Collections.
The position is a permanent, part time and year round (20-25 hours per week with some seasonal fluctuations). This position has the potential to become full time at a future date. This is not a grant-dependent position.
* Interfacing with all library researchers, including some reference desk duties.
* Develop procedures and coordinate appointments for researchers, coordinating resources and on-site use by all Library Special Collection and Museum Collection users by liaising with the curators and librarians responsible for those collecting areas
* Coordinate database of library donors in conjunction with the Development Department
* Coordinate all incoming research requests working with the library team to ensure that responses are distributed in a timely manner
* Coordinate complete overhaul of the library’s website and social media activities with the Director for Museum and Library Collections and Director of Marketing; including integration of new OPAC into website “front door”
* Develop guides, materials, programs, and resources to enhance ease of access and positive user experience
* Participate in collection development, strategic planning, and cataloging workflows as needed
* Assist in development of new library audiences
* Participate in ongoing evaluation of policies and procedures
Required Qualifications include:
* Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program
* Demonstrated experience in public service and specialty library programming
* Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination
* Demonstrated experience working with library special collections and/or museum collections
* Understanding of and experience in conducting archival research, and familiarity with a wide variety of primary resources (broadsides, maps, archives, oral histories, prints, photographs, museum objects, etc.)
* Experience as an effective part of a team
* Experience with OCLC Connexion & MARC format
* Familiarity with Islandora and Fedora Commons
* Experience with museum collection databases
To apply, submit a digital cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.
This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.
Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622
The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.
What does the program offer?
This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books. Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.
Who should apply?
Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.
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
Chapter Opportunity: ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2014 Chapter Meeting Travel Award! – Deadline Thursday, October 16Posted: October 8, 2014
*please excuse cross-postings*
Climb the Space Needle!
Ride Seattle’s Great Wheel!
See some amazing architecture! (Asian Art Museum, Stimson-Green Mansion, Seattle Central Library)
Visit some great libraries!
Don’t be shy, apply!
$200.00 to go to the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Meeting in Seattle, November 7-8, 2014.
MEETING INFORMATION: http://arlisnw.wordpress.com/ (still under development)
Applicants must be current members/affiliates of the Northwest Chapter, this includes members who are still currently students. If you have not yet joined the Chapter or renewed your membership for 2014 please contact me directly for details on membership and/or renewal.
The Chapter’s executive committee will consider these factors in evaluating the applications:
– Is this the first time the member has attended a chapter meeting?
– Is the member actively involved in the Northwest Chapter?
– What are the member’s specific goals for the chapter meeting (e.g. giving a paper, serving on a committee, professional development, organizing Seattle 2016)?
– What level of financial support is available from the member’s home institution?
Please send your application with the following information to Suzanne Rackover, Chair, ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5. Phone number
6. Email address
7. Short explanation of why the Chapter should support your attendance at the annual conference (not to exceed 250 words).
All eligible applications submitted by Thursday, October 16 will be considered.
**In addition to attending the meeting, the award winner must also submit a written report on the conference to the Chapter Secretary by Friday, December 5, 2014. This report will be posted on the NW Chapter’s website http://nw.arlisna.org/ and meeting information page http://arlisnw.wordpress.com/
The executive committee looks forward to receiving many applications!
Chair, ARLIS/NA-Northwest Chapter
MEETING INFORMATION: http://arlisnw.wordpress.com/
CHAPTER WEBSITE: http://nw.arlisna.org/
*please excuse cross-postings*
2014 Student Award Deadline Extension
(Applications Due: October 6th, 2014)
The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter has extended the deadline for our Student Award, generously funded by Eric Wolf, Head Librarian at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. This award covers both ARLIS/NA student membership dues of $50 and local chapter dues of $10 for one year and gives the new member a financial incentive to attend the local chapter annual meeting. By granting this award, we intend to encourage student involvement in the Art Libraries Society of North America on both a national level and, as importantly, on a local chapter level.
This is a big year for Texas! Our local chapter will have its annual meeting in Orange from October 17 through 19, 2014 where the Stark Museum, a southeast Texas gem, will open its doors to us. Next year, from March 19 through 23, 2015, the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference will take place in Fort Worth. As a student member of ARLIS/NA and the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter, these and future conferences will allow you professional development and networking opportunities related to all types of art libraries. Attending these conferences will give you the chance to see important works of art and architecture in large cities across the United States and Canada.
The award committee urges all students with interest and need to apply, and we especially encourage first-time conference attendees. To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding.
Apply for the Student Award by submitting a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to the Award Committee chair Lynn Wexler at email@example.com. The letter must include a statement of qualification and proposed conference program involvement.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, October 6th, 2014. The award committee will announce the winner on Friday, October 10th, 2014.
Direct all inquiries to the 2014 Award Committee chair: Lynn Wexler (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2014 committee are Joel Pelanne (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) and Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin).
Submitted by Lynn Wexler, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee
MFAH Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, volunteer opportunities and more below!
HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Online Conference
Topic: HTML5 and CSS3
Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012
Conference Date: February 8, 2013
Form for Call for Proposals
HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever-increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the “gotchas?”
This is the focus of Amigos’ February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We’re searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use a HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3.
The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our “Call for Proposals” form and we’ll be in touch. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library’s website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference!
The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012.
FYI – We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called HeatVision.com and is the author of several books on standards-based web design.
If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson, 800-843-8482 x2891.
2013 Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital Workshop (Michigan Library Association)
Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital
Books, Bytes & Beyond
Friday, March 8, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
CALL FOR BREAK-OUT SESSION PROGRAM PROPOSALS
Submissions welcome through January 8, 2013
How is your library navigating the transition from print to digital resources? Have you found success in locating, organizing and managing digital resources? What innovative strategies are you using to help users’ access digital resources and successfully use them? What emerging digital resource trends is your library experimenting with?
Now in its third year, the 2013 Print to Digital (P2D) Workshop continues its emphasis on the ongoing transition from print to digital collections, looking at how libraries are effectively navigating the process. Geared toward academic, public, school and special librarians, this year’s event seeks to help participants identify emerging trends and gain a greater understanding of how to manage and access digital resources.
We invite your proposals on topics ranging from collection development issues to digital rights management to determining the cost/benefit of implementing new digital services to educating users on accessing and using digital materials. Consider sharing your experiences with others and submitting a program proposal!
Please submit your proposal by email and include the following information:
• Session title
• Description of session
• 1 Goal & 2 Objectives for your presentation
• Presenter(s)’ names, titles, organization
• Presenter(s)’ contact information
Note: All presentation rooms include a computer and projection capability.
Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Presenters will be notified by Friday, January 11, 2013 that their submissions have been accepted.
Please use this email subject line format: 2013 MLA P2D Call Proposal + Your Presentation Title + Your Name
Send proposals to Stephanie D. Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to attend a special joint webinar co-organized by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section. Attendance is free, but you must be a current member of either ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts. Use the link below to register; you will receive the webinar login information once your membership status is confirmed. Hope to see you there!
Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity
Join us for a Webinar on December 7
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the role of librarians’ individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community.
Tina Chan, Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY-Oswego, will discuss On My Own Time, a community event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists “on their own time.” SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. (Chan’s presentation is encored from the ACRL-Arts discussion forum at the 2012 ALA annual conference.)
Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian at the University of Michigan, will explore the existing theories and ideas on workplace creativity and how they apply to librarianship. Haines stresses the imperative of putting creative work first and offers strategies librarians can apply to manage workplace stress and foster creativity in themselves and others. (Haines’ presentation is an encore from the 2012 ARLIS/NA annual conference.)
*Attendance is limited to current ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts members only. Registration will close at 11am Central on 12/7/2012. A limited number of seats are available and successful registration does not guarantee a reservation. Attendees are encouraged to log-in just before the start of the webinar to help ensure a seat. By registering for this event you allow your name and contact information to be shared with the membership committees of ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts for analysis and possible follow-up. A recording for this webinar will be made available for members two weeks after the webinar date. Questions may be directed to email@example.com
Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity
Friday, December 7, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
Call for volunteers:
The 2013 Conference Planning Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference. We need volunteers to assist with the registration/hospitality desks, tours, and exhibit hall during the conference, 25 – 29 April, 2013 in Pasadena, CA. Please consider contributing to the conference by volunteering two to three hours of your time. Interested volunteers may contact Virginia Allison-Reinhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Krista Ivy (email@example.com) with your name, email, institution, and category of interest. We will be in touch with a call for desired shifts once the conference schedule has been published. This is a great way to get to know fellow art library professionals. Many thanks for considering!
Virginia and Krista,
2013 Hospitality/Registration Co-Chairs
[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: “The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships” per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]
The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.
Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software. Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.
Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc. A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.
Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021