Subject: Job Posting – Art Librarian, Purchase College Library (Purchase, NY)
Purchase College Library invites applications for the position of Art
Librarian. We are looking for an energetic and creative person, who can
provide excellent customer service, is eager to try new things, and who
will be flexible in a changing environment. The successful candidate
will plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services and
develop and manage print and electronic collections in Art History, Art
& Design, New Media, and Arts Management. The candidate will collaborate
with the Visual Resources Associate and the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation
to promote their respective collections. Additionally, the candidate
should be familiar with emerging technologies to enhance reference and
instruction services and demonstrate a willingness to participate in the
integration of new virtual reference tools and assessment initiatives
Responsibilities include: Serves as the library liaison to the Art
History Board of Study, Arts Management Board of Study, the School of
Art & Design, New Media Faculty and the Neuberger Museum of Art. May
serve as library liaison to other Boards of Study based on subject
Provides specialized reference service as well as general, in-person and
online reference service. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Teaches library instruction and information literacy classes for
undergraduates, graduate students, and other clientele. This includes
specialized instruction for Art History, Arts Management, Art & Design
courses and general library instruction.
Responsible for collection development of print and digital resources in
all art-related fields.
Support faculty use of ARTstor and the Embark image management system.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS; excellent customer service skills; strong
academic background in art; knowledge of digital image management
systems, such as Embark and ARTStor; ability to teach effectively in the
classroom and one-on-one; evidence of understanding key issues and
trends in public services; commitment to learn and use emerging
technologies and to provide responsive and innovative services;
flexibility in adapting to change.
Preferred: Experience developing a visual resources collection;
experience working in reference or instruction in an academic library;
second master’s degree in art-related field.
Salary: $51,000 – $53,850, Excellent benefits.
Faculty rank: Senior Assistant Librarian; 12 month, tenure track
To apply for this position, please visit our Purchase College Job
Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu, complete an on-line
application and attach a resume and cover letter. The names and contact
information of three references must be included in your on-line