Title: Art and Architecture Librarian
FLSA Status: Exempt
Under the supervision of the Director of Libraries, the Art and Architecture
Librarians provide high-quality services in subject areas related to Pratt’s
art and architecture collection. Responsibilities include collection
development in architecture and design, instruction, committee and task
force work within and outside the Library, and other activities deemed
necessary for the smooth provision of information services. This is a
full-time twelve (12) month per year tenure-track faculty position at the
assistant/associate professor rank.
* Provide leadership in the planning, design and provision of library
instructional, reference and public access services, including the
production and revision of library guides (some evening hours required).
* Provide individual and group library instruction.
* Work collaboratively with other library faculty in developing
credit courses addressing information literacy and research skills.
* Serve as a liaison to the instructional faculty in the Schools of
Art & Design, and Architecture (i.e., develop and maintain appropriate
departmental contacts to identify reserve items and materials to be added to
the collection; assist with incorporating informational resources into the
* Oversee special and ongoing projects related to the maintenance and
integrity of the art and architecture collection.
* Participate in training of clerical staff, student assistants and
graduate assistants and monitor their workflow.
* Contribute to the library’s public relations efforts.
* Participate in grant writing and seeking outside funding sources
for the libraries.
* Participate in library-wide planning and governance, library and
institute committees, and other activities as appropriate.
* Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Salary: Low 40’s with excellent benefits.
Education: ALA accredited MLS and academic background in art and/or
architecture required. Graduate degree or graduate level academic
preparation in the history or practice of Architecture, Art, Design, or
other arts related discipline preferred.
Experience: Must have experience providing library public services in an
academic context as well as experience providing library related
instruction. Experience with online systems also required. One to two years’
relevant experience in an academic library preferred.
Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to
work effectively with a culturally diverse population are essential.
Other: Must be enthusiastic to learn, creative, willing to embrace change
and have the ability to work comfortably in a shared decision-making
environment. Commitment to professional development required; must show
evidence or promise of professional contributions beyond the primary
job,(i.e., publications, active participation in the Institute and
professional organizations, and other research and creative activity) which
are required for reappointment, promotion and tenure.
Please submit your CV, cover letter and the names and contact information
for three professional references to:
Chair, Art and Architecture Librarian Search
c/o Assistant to the Director
Pratt Institute Libraries
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205