Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual Arts


DATE AVAILABLE: September 2011
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services


SCHEDULE: Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)


Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)


SALARY: $ 26.00 per hour


POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.




· Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.


· Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.


· Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.


· Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.


· Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.




· MLS degree and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in art & design history


· Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening


· Experience using online art and design databases


· Excellent customer services skills


· Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment


· In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC


· Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred


· Ability to work independently


· Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.


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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to No walk-ins please.




The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.


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