Visual Resources Curator (Library Specialist II), Art and Architecture Library

The University Libraries, Virginia Tech

The Art and Architecture Library at Virginia Tech seeks a full-time curator to manage its visual resources collection. The successful candidate will manage and develop the visual resources collection of digital images, slides, and architectural plans.

Complete job description and application form are available at: www.jobs.vt.edu (Posting number 061253)

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Art and Architecture Librarian, manages the day-to-day operations of the Visual Resources Unit (VRU) in the Art and Architecture Library. Provides general reference, instruction and patron orientation in the Library and Visual Resources Unit. Provides instruction in image collection use to university students and faculty. Instructs faculty in the use of digital image software and its use in the classroom. Creates metadata schema according to standards. Conducts original cataloging of images according to standards and oversees the processing of visual material. Hires, trains, schedules and supervises five part-time student assistants. Helps circulate Library and VRU materials.

Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field (e.g. Art History, Architecture, Archaeology, Fine Arts, Museum Studies). Knowledge of image cataloging and copyright issues. Experience with graphics and web authoring software. Skilled in the use of digital cameras, copy stands, scanning equipment, digital and slide projectors.

Preferred: Graduate degree in a field related to position (e.g. MA in a related field or MLIS) preferred. Experience providing instruction or training to adults. Experience using Luna Insight software or similar image database software. Experience in supervision, planning, and scheduling. Experience with automated library systems and library operations.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals with special needs desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Cathy Pillow (email: cathyp@vt.edu; phone: 540-231-4407).

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