Working as a member of the Research and User Services (RUS) Librarians team, the Art and Design Librarian will administer the collection and provide research services primarily for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design within the Columbian College of The George Washington University. The Art and Design collection is located on the first floor of the Gelman Library and supports the artistic and academic needs of the Corcoran School and the wider GW population. For further information, please visit http://library.gwu.edu/art-design. A key challenge for the position is to evaluate the relationship between the Corcoran School and the Art Department, and to develop a cohesive plan for their mutual needs. This is a newly created position that offers strong opportunities for leadership in developing the collections and services of a prominent art school within a major research university.
The successful candidate will support both the creative and scholarly aspects of the subject of art, including the use of social media to enhance and promote the collection and services. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and students of the Corcoran School as well as with research and collections staff of the GW Libraries, the Library Information and Technology staff, and the GW Libraries publicity staff.