Architecture and Instruction Librarian University of Virginia Library

Architecture and Instruction Librarian University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library welcomes applications for the position of Architecture and Instruction Librarian in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library (http://www.lib.virginia.edu/fine-arts/).  The Library is seeking a flexible, enthusiastic information professional who will cultivate and maintain effective relationships with users and encourage the development of instruction and collections appropriate to research and teaching in the arts.  The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, the Architecture and Instruction Librarian will:

  • initiate, implement and conduct aggressive programs of instruction for and outreach to students, faculty, and researchers in the arts
  • effectively assess and communicate customer needs to build user-centered services and collections—traditional and digital
  • be responsible for collection management and liaison activities for the School of Architecture
  • contribute to the evaluation and planning of services for the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
  • deliver information and research services in a team environment
  • work with faculty to integrate information-seeking skills into the curriculum and design instruction in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse user groups
  • actively pursue new developments in technology support for the arts disciplines

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science (preferred) or master’s degree in a related field required.
  • Architecture and or art background, required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, required
  • Interest in developing innovative programs, services, and collections
  • Strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with learning styles and ability to apply them in a library instruction setting
  • Commitment to diversity and ability to work with diverse groups of users and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development

Salary & Benefits:

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply.  Salary competitive, depending on qualifications.  This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.  Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/  Search by position number FP319, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references.  For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources (434) 924-3081.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

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