Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Reference Librarian supports the services and activities of the Reference and Public Services department; advises library patrons and staff in the selection and use of materials related to film and the performing arts, and provides reference and in-depth research assistance to virtual and onsite library users. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, scholars and staff; assists in the training and supervision of reference staff and public services support staff; participates in abstracting and indexing and selection of published materials for the core collections; participates in tours and workshops, etc.; maintains and shares expert knowledge of reference-related activities and trends; may provide bibliographic instruction and outreach to Academy staff; may participate in wider Academy projects. This position collaborates with the department head to implement policies and procedures for reference services as well as applying creative solutions to developing and improving practices and procedures using current and emerging technologies; may be responsible for assisting and developing the library’s patron portal.

Position Requirements:

• Master’s degree in library and information science
• Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in film studies
• Professional work experience in an academic or special library
• Expert film history/industry knowledge
• Experience with specialized research for film-related requests
• Strong service orientation
• Project management skills preferable
• Experience working with web development tools, web interfaces and library systems
• Must be available to work evenings as required
• Other duties as assigned

Personal Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public and staff
• Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work with a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities

Physical Demands
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets

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Job Posting: Reference Librarian – SCAD, Savannah, GA

The Savannah School of Art and Design is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian.

This position works with Reference Department staff and other library staff members to assist students, faculty and staff in their research and instruction needs. The Reference Librarian also assists in the promotion of library collections and services to the SCAD Community.
· ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
· Ability to plan and provide library instruction that incorporates information literacy standards and current teaching practices
· Current knowledge in the library field to address general and subject-specific information resources and effective search strategies
· Up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services
· Education or significant research experience in one or more subjects offered at SCAD
· Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
· Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students and staff in an academic library environment is preferred

Details and application instructions can be viewed at https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/9601.


Job Posting: Cataloger/Reference Librarian (Part-time), George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

Job Title: Cataloger/Reference Librarian (Part-time)

Department: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library

Reports To:Virginia Dodier, Associate Librarian

Status: Part-time – 28 hours per week

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: December 9, 2014 through December 23, 2014

Overview:

Responsible for cataloging and maintaining online library collection database. Provide reference and advisory services to researchers, staff, students, volunteers and library visitors.

Responsibilities:

  1. Catalog and classify library collection materials in all formats and languages, using Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Connexion and following Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd ed.) (AACR2) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Both original cataloging and copy cataloging required.
  2. Manage Voyager Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) modules and OCLC cataloging and interlibrary loan modules. Perform system implementations, upgrades and integration of new modules, as needed.
  3. Act as liaison to the University of Rochester (UR) for George Eastman House (GEH) library records held in the UR Voyager OPAC system. Serve as first responder for any Voyager issues, troubleshooting and working with the UR support team, as needed.
  4. Serve as contact person for OCLC and Rochester Regional Library Council.
  5. Fulfill library reference requests submitted through GEH website, letter, email, or phone.
  6. Instruct researchers, students, visitors and staff in the use of library catalogs and finding aids, and in the safe handling of library materials. Provide student orientations and tours.
  7. Manage the serials operation responsibilities, including purchasing. Supervise volunteers in serials processing and record keeping.
  8. Direct and supervise student workers and volunteers to ensure that work meets standards.
  9. Assist the Associate Librarian with library policies and procedures, specifically for cataloging and reference services.
  10. Purchase and catalog library acquisitions. Maintain acquisition records.
  11. Submit and process all interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for materials not available at GEH, as requested by staff and students.
  12. Catalog materials for the Conservation Department library.
  13. Other responsibilities/projects as assigned by the Associate Librarian.
  14. Supervise students and volunteers. Ensure that work meets standards.
Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution (MLS/MLIS with archives studies certificate preferred).
  2. 5 years of library reference and cataloging experience (museum or academic library experience preferred).
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, OCLS Connexion, MARC21, RDA and standard thesauri.
  4. Position requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and push/pull up to 40 lbs.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Virginia Dodier, Associate Librarian atvdodier@geh.org


Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/reference-intern

REFERENCE STUDENT INTERN

This temporary placement is targeted to students, with an undergraduate degree in the humanities, who are in the process of completing graduate level studies in Library and Information Science and/or Art History. The incumbent will assist with provision of reference services, on a part-time and occasional basis, within the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD University, and under the supervision of the Head of Instructional Services.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work scheduled shifts at the Reference Desk, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
• Provide backup circulation services using Horizon ILS
• Maintain weekly schedule for Scholar’s Portal Ask a Librarian services
• May participate in other areas of Library services, including library instruction, orientations, research workshops, inter-library loans and document delivery, liaison with faculty and collection development/digital curation, under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Partial completion of an ALA-accredited Masters of Information/Library Sciences or MA in Art History
• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art & design
• Related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library
• Experience with Ask a Librarian LivePerson software an asset
• In-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
• Technologically proficient with a strong public-service orientation
• Strength in presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students
• Demonstrable creative aptitude and capabilities in organization and problem solving
• Teaching experience or knowledge of instructional methods, as well as evidence of active contribution to the library profession, considered assets

Compensation:

HOURS OF WORK:

• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year

SALARY:

• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Application deadline:

Aug 18 2014


Job Postings: Reference Librarians (part-time, temporary), Simon Fraser University, BC

Please excuse the fact that I’m sharing this PDF from my own Google Drive; it was just emailed out this morning and no copy can be found on the SFU website.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4JS-UKo3Mi5Tk55YlhZV29fa2lFN3lhS0pLeFYzeGZ2RXlZ/edit?usp=sharing

The SFU Library invites applications for limited term part-time reference librarian positions at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters…. These positions will be of interest to individuals with a strong public service ethic and current experience providing reference service in a broad range of subject areas. Academic library experience is an asset but not required. Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent degree in hand by start date.

 

These are broad-range reference positions that can cover arts instruction, visual literacy, urban planning, and other topics of interest to arts librarianship. To wit:

The W.A.C. Bennett Library in Burnaby supports a wide range of programs and courses across all disciplines through its print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and liaison program. Students from the social sciences are especially active users of this library.

The Fraser Library in Surrey (http://www.lib.sfu.ca/surrey) focuses on media and digital resources in addition to print collections, in support of programs including Interactive Arts and Technology, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science and Business. Staff work as a team to offer the full range of traditional library services, plus the Library circulates equipment such as digital cameras and camcorders.

Belzberg Library serves graduate, undergraduate and non-credit programs at the SFU Vancouver campus, including: business, liberal studies, gerontology, publishing, urban studies, public policy, contemporary arts and communications. The library provides a full range of reference, liaison, instruction, and loans services. Further information is at the SFU Library web site at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/belzberg.

Subject to budgetary approval, these part-time librarian positions are available from are available from are available from September to December  2014, or September 2014 to April 2015. Positions will include weekday, evening and weekend hours. Exact dates and schedules will be negotiated with the successful candidates and are dependent on available funding.

 

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm PST on June 13, 2014.


Whitney Museum Grant-Funded Paid Project Staff Positions

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

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

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

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

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

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

library@whitney.org


Job Posting: New York Historical Society–Print Room Reference Librarian

New-York Historical Society – Print Room Reference Librarian

Collection Description
The Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections holds more than 250 collections, including 500,000 photographic prints and negatives, over one million historical prints and ephemera, approximately 100,000 architectural drawings, and the records of such noted American architects as Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead and White. These collections are used daily by in-house and external researchers, including historians, art historians, architects, preservationists, filmmakers and the general public.

Job Description
The New-York Historical Society is seeking an experienced reference librarian to work in its Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Public service is the primary focus of this position. Specific aspects of public service and other responsibilities include:

• Conducting in-depth reference interviews prior to scheduling of appointments; coordinating and providing reference service on-site and by telephone, letter, and e-mail to all those interested in the department’s collections. Occasional provision of reference service in the library’s departments of manuscripts and printed collections.
• Educating researchers about rules and procedures for proper handling of the collections; monitoring researchers’ use of the collections
• Providing photocopies for researchers and coordinating image requests with the Department of Rights and Reproductions
• Keeping monthly statistics on collections usage
• Working with the Department Head and other staff to set processing and cataloging priorities for the Department, including the selection and organizing of collections for digitization.
• Coordinating the retrieval and return of collections for researchers, maintaining collections, and tracking the flow of collections in and out of the Print Room
• Assisting in record keeping of acquisitions
• Education and outreach activities, such as group presentations

Qualifications
M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school. Three years’ experience in a busy reference setting, preferably in an academic or research library. Experience identifying and working with visual materials collections, and familiarity with their care, organization, and arrangement. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in an environment of frequently shifting projects and responsibilities. Good attention to details and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Subject specialty in art history, American history or New York history is preferred.

To Apply
For consideration please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to hr1@nyhistory.org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For full job description, see http://www.nyhistory.org/about/job-opportunities