Librarian, New York Film Academy (Los Angeles)

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Job Title: LIBRARIAN <!– –>
Location: United States, California, Los Angeles
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
Special Librarianship
New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy, an accredited film and acting college in the Los Angeles area seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative and flexible individual to manage its small library at the Universal City campus.
As a solo librarian, this individual will be responsible for all areas of library services and outreach to the faculty and students, as well as developing effective and proactive communication with the college community.

The position is responsible for the collection development and management of library resources for graduate-level programs in film, acting, producing, and screenwriting, including ongoing assessment of collection strengths and weaknesses in relation to institutional needs. Provides general reference service in all of the library’s subject areas, and specialized research assistance, as needed, within the librarian’s areas of subject expertise. Works with faculty to design and provide course-related instruction to graduate classes. Provides general tours and orientations to students, prospective students and special guests. Participates in library planning and policy development, and represents the library on committees and task forces as needed.

Required Qualifications:
= ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree with the ability to demonstrate degree completion within six months after hire.
= Proficiency with personal computers and software, providing reference utilizing print and electronic sources, basic cataloguing ability, and collection development.
= Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills with the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.
= Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with sensitivities to providing excellent customer services for a diverse environment and student body.

Preferred Qualifications: Subject expertise and/or coursework in film, television or the performing arts.

*Applications should include: a letter of interest describing qualifications and expertise, a current resume/vita, the names and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should send materials to

or fax to (818) 730-4074.


  1. If anyone has any questions concerning this position, please let me know. This is my current position, which I am leaving to enter a career in archiving.

  2. Hi Emily,
    Thanks for offering to answer questions. I took a look at your Facebook page for the library and it looks like you’ve done a great job keeping students up to date. However, I can’t find any information about the library on the NYFA web site. Would I be able to come to take a look at your library? Also, do you have any idea on what the salary range would be for your position for an experienced (8 years and counting) librarian? Just a rough range is what I’m looking for.


  3. Hello Emily,
    Great job on the facebook page! This sounds like an exciting position. I was also wondering if there is more information about the library on the NYFA website. Any other advice or comments you might have would be appreciated.

    Thanks much,

  4. There are multiple locations for New York Film Acadmey (NYFA), but only a couple have libraries (which is why there is limited information on the website). There are four areas of study at NYFA: screenwriting, filmmaking, producing, and acting. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with one of these backgrounds. Unfortunately, I am unable to give a pay range (it will be based on experience). Hope this information helps!

  5. Hi, I just saw a librarian position for NYFA posted on Sept. 9th via LibGig and was looking for more information since the posting was vague. Is this the same position? It looks like it was just filled in June, but this posting is from September. I would love to apply but I would not want to waste your time if the position is closed.

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