Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

via ALA JobList:

Posting Number: 0600155
Title: Visual Resources Librarian
Posting Type: Internal/External
Working Title:
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Hiring Department: LIBRARY
Position Summary: A key library managerial position reporting to the Director of Library Services and supervising 2.6 FTE staff. Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the visual resources department, including the image, film, video and picture collections. Provide reference, collection development and instructional services. Provide leadership in the development and use of digital images; oversee materials collection.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or an equivalent combination of education and experience; BA or higher degree in art history strongly preferred. Minimum five years professional visual resources or relevant academic library experience required. Knowledge of issues and standards for visual resources cataloging. Strong technology background especially in emerging teaching and library technologies. Familiarity with current issues in digital imaging, rights management and pedagogy. Ability and interest in overseeing development of materials collection. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is helpful. Record of professional involvement expected.
Other Requirements:
Posting Date: 03-15-2010
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Full-Time
Other than regular hours (typically 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri.):
Hours/week and months/year: 12 month full time position
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include in your resume or cover letter the names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by April 15, 2010 will be assured full consideration.

RISD requires all applications to be submitted via this electronic system. If you are having difficulty processing your application, please contact Anj Shaw at

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