Transitional Librarian, Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY)

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Transitional Librarian (Grant Funded 12-month appointment)

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky seeks candidates for full time temporary librarian to oversee the transition of the library including: coordinating cataloguing of the Speed Museum Library’s Core Resource Collection; transferring volumes to the University of Louisville (UofL) Library; and deaccessioning of remaining volumes.  Librarian will manage the library provide assistance with available resources.

Primary responsibilities include writing and implementing policies and procedures for transition of library holdings; documenting process; managing development of Core Resource Collection to be housed at the Museum; coordinating transfer of volumes to UofL; coordinating sale of volumes approved for deaccessioning; managing routine aspects of the Museum’s library; and planning organization, housing, and accessibility of archives.

Qualifications: degree in Library Science (equivalent training and experience), MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program preferred; two-years experience, preferably in an art library; experience in library transitions, including developing limited resource collection, and deaccessioning; knowledge of art history and museum practices, familiarity with archival practice preferred; strong interpersonal and oral and written communication.  Reading knowledge of Western European language desired.

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