Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CAPosted: April 21, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, performing arts, reference Comments Off on 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.
• 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
• 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
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets
Job Posting: Reference Librarian – SCAD, Savannah, GAPosted: January 9, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, art librarianship, job posting, job postings, reference Comments Off on 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, NYPosted: December 12, 2014 Filed under: Cataloging, Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: Cataloging, job posting, jobs, museum, reference Comments Off on 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
Responsible for cataloging and maintaining online library collection database. Provide reference and advisory services to researchers, staff, students, volunteers and library visitors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve as contact person for OCLC and Rochester Regional Library Council.
- Fulfill library reference requests submitted through GEH website, letter, email, or phone.
- 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.
- Manage the serials operation responsibilities, including purchasing. Supervise volunteers in serials processing and record keeping.
- Direct and supervise student workers and volunteers to ensure that work meets standards.
- Assist the Associate Librarian with library policies and procedures, specifically for cataloging and reference services.
- Purchase and catalog library acquisitions. Maintain acquisition records.
- Submit and process all interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for materials not available at GEH, as requested by staff and students.
- Catalog materials for the Conservation Department library.
- Other responsibilities/projects as assigned by the Associate Librarian.
- Supervise students and volunteers. Ensure that work meets standards.
Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Virginia Dodier, Associate Librarian email@example.com
Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, TorontoPosted: August 9, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Canada, paid internships, reference, student jobs 1 Comment
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:
• 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 assetsCompensation:
HOURS OF WORK:
• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year
• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)Application deadline:
Aug 18 2014
Job Postings: Reference Librarians (part-time, temporary), Simon Fraser University, BCPosted: June 3, 2014 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Canada, humanities, job postings, reference Comments Off on 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.
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 PositionsPosted: July 10, 2012 Filed under: Art History, Art Librarianship, Digital Libraries, Libraries: Museum Libraries, Museum Librarianship, Museums, Opportunities: Job Postings, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: digital libraries, Internships, museum libraries, reference, [ Opportunities ] Comments Off on 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:
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Job Posting: New York Historical Society–Print Room Reference LibrarianPosted: February 7, 2012 Filed under: Images, Images: Photographs, Opportunities: Job Postings, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: archives, new york historical society, photographs, prints, reference Comments Off on Job Posting: New York Historical Society–Print Room Reference Librarian
New-York Historical Society – Print Room Reference Librarian
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.
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
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.
For consideration please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TexasPosted: July 18, 2011 Filed under: Advice: Job Search, Art Librarianship, Museum Librarianship, Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: acquisitions, art librarianship, collection development, development, mcnay art museum, Museum Librarianship, museums, reference, research, san antonio, texas Comments Off on Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
McNay Art Museum seeks a full time Assistant Librarian to assist the Head Librarian by providing administrative and professional support in the areas of reference, collections development, acquisitions, funding, facilities planning, public relations, and other areas as needed.
Responsibilities would include managing the public information desk, assisting with the general research as well as that of the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions to the staff, docents, and library visitors. Will manage gifts and donations to the library. The assistant also assists with the library’s collection development and acquisition program, both print and digital resources.
Qualifications: Masters degree in Library/Information Science from and ALA accredited library school required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills required. Academic background in art, art history, or theatre-related disciplines demonstrated through undergraduate degree coursework, and/or work experience. Pratical knowledge of library emerging technologies related to the design and delivery of library services. Minimum of two years experience in a fine arts library and library space planning, highly desirable. Must be able to carry heavy library materials. Flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
McNay Art Museum
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209-0069
Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual ArtsPosted: July 6, 2011 Filed under: Art Librarianship, Cataloging, Catalogs/OPACs, Libraries: Art & Design Schools, Opportunities: Job Postings, Visual Resources | Tags: Cataloging, new york city, reference, school of visual arts, SVA, Technical Services, technical services, visual arts library Comments Off on Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual Arts
DATE AVAILABLE: September 2011
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services
SCHEDULE: Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)
SALARY: $ 26.00 per hour
POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.
· Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.
· Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.
· Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
· Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.
· MLS degree and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in art & design history
· Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening
· Experience using online art and design databases
· Excellent customer services skills
· Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment
· In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC
· Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred
· Ability to work independently
· Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit http://www.sva.edu/workingatsva
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No walk-ins please.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.
Humanities Librarian, Holland, MIPosted: November 4, 2008 Filed under: Instruction, Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: humanities, Instruction, liberal arts, reference Comments Off on Humanities Librarian, Holland, MI
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LIBRARIAN (HUMANITIES INSTRUCTION/REFERENCE)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Includes faculty status with rank, non-tenure track. Seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Instruction/Reference Librarian who can work closely with classroom faculty and students in a liberal arts college.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include full participation in an extensive instruction program, reference services, collection development in the humanities, and outreach to faculty and students.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of candidates will continue until the positions are filled. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, research plans if applicable, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation to:
Chairperson (per position listing below)