Waltham, MA, RIS Librarian (Arts and Culture Librarian), LTS, Brandeis University
An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required, as are advanced study in an art-related academic discipline; a demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty, students and staff; effective interpersonal, verbal (including presentation and teaching) and written skills; a commitment to service; and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Also required is familiarity with various multi-media applications and computer peripherals, including those that are used in video, audio, and graphics streaming and editing, webpage creation, graphic layout, and animation. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in several of the following areas is preferred: research assistance; reading ability in at least one standard European language other than English; traditional and online library resources; instructional design or pedagogy; collection development; project management; information, technology, and media literacy programs; support of instructional uses of technology; and fluency in reading music. Evening and weekend work required.
As part of the Research and Instruction Services team, the RIS Librarian (Arts and Culture Librarian) will participate in a broad range of activities related to the arts and culture, focused both on the arts themselves (fine arts, music, theater, and film) as well as the integration of the arts into interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies in the humanities and social sciences (such as history, area studies, anthropology, and sociology). The position also participates in the provision of instruction in information and technology fluency; the identification and selection of information and technology resources; the support and development of traditional and online library resources and instructional technology solutions; the provision of research assistance, both on site and online; and departmental liaison duties.
Brandeis University Library and Technology Services offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an innovative, energetic, and forward-thinking professional to serve as the Arts and Culture Librarian in a merged information services organization, blending traditional library services with new technologies and concepts in direct support of teaching, learning and scholarship.
LTS is a nimble, mid-sized organization that emphasizes public service; boasts robust collections and resourceful staff; encourages excellence, initiative and innovation; and is engaged in a number of bold and creative initiatives. These include the implementation of open source learning management and digital asset management systems; continued development of a full-service Information Commons; and deployment of federated searching and electronic resource management systems.
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