Project Librarian @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Project Librarian (2-year appointment)


Job Summary:
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks candidates for a two-year, full-time position of Project Librarian to oversee a program to barcode the collection, apply RFID tags, reconcile records in the online catalog, as well as to enhance the catalog by acquiring authority review services and table-of-contents information. The Project Librarian reports to the Collections Management Librarian.

Essential Functions:
Primary responsibilities include preparation of project documentation, procedural manual, and recruitment and supervision of a Project Cataloger and a workforce appropriate to apply barcodes and tags to a collection of over 200,000 volumes within budgetary restraints. The Project Librarian will work with selected vendors to produce smart barcodes, RFID tags, authority review and table-of-contents information, and will maintain efficient workflow throughout the project. The Project Librarian will also assist in the implementation of circulations and self-check stations.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school with 2–3 years of professional experience; excellent project management skills; experience with OCLC; knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and standard authority control procedures; significant experience with integrated library systems; strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail; excellent communication skills; and ability to work with diverse individuals at all levels. Reading knowledge of a Western European language is desired.

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, salary requirements, and three references via e-mail to or mail to:

Human Resources
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

The Clark is an equal opportunity employer

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