Job Opportunity: Architecture and Visual Arts Librarian, North Dakota State University

The North Dakota State University Libraries seek an Architecture and Visual Arts Librarian to join an energetic team of information professionals engaged in building information resources and services at NDSU. The Architecture and Visual Arts Librarian will play a vital role in leveraging library expertise and in identifying new opportunities for partnering with and supporting research and instruction initiatives in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Department of Visual Arts. This embedded librarian is located in downtown Fargo at the Klai Juba Wald Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library in Klai Hall. S/he will also be working with the Department of Visual Arts in Renaissance Hall, also located in downtown Fargo. This position reports to the Associate Director, NDSU Libraries.

The responsibilities and duties are as follows:
• Oversee Klai Juba Wald Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library and maintain library materials and equipment. Supervise Architecture/Landscape Architecture Library coverage.
• Provide research services, assisting students, faculty, staff and other patrons in using and learning how to use the full range of resources available through the NDSU Libraries.
• Provide information literacy and instruction services.
• Select, assess, and maintain collections and resources in all formats in assigned subject areas.
• Serve as liaison to Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Visual Arts’ faculty and students.
• Participate in scholarly activities, does committee work and completes other assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited M.A., M.S., M.L.S., or M.L.I.S.
• Experience in an academic or research library
• Demonstrated knowledge of literature and information resources in architecture, landscape architecture and visual arts for use in developing research level collections
• Familiarity with evaluating, selecting and maintaining information resources in all formats
• Demonstrated understanding of the research process in architecture and visual arts
• Strong commitment to user-focused services
• Demonstrated interest in and ability to develop library programming around current trends in architecture and visual arts, such as intellectual property, data management, open access, entrepreneurship, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly evolving work environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Undergraduate degree in architecture or visual arts
• Experience with or course work in instruction
• Familiarity with issues and trends in data management and/ or data literacy
• Supervisory experience

Screening Date: 10/01/2015

Happy to answer questions. We are interested in new graduates, preferably with a background in art or architecture.

Laura Trude, MA, MLIS
Business Librarian
Barry Hall Business Learning Center
North Dakota State University
811 2nd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Richard H. Barry Hall, Room 14C

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