Job Posting: Librarian – Weekend/Evening (Part-time), School of Visual Arts, NYC

DATE AVAILABLE: December 2015

JOB TITLE:  Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)

DEPARTMENT:  Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts

REPORTS TO:  Digital Services Librarian


  • Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
  • Hours: 10 hours per week. The times: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm); Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to  9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)

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 head of technical services.
  • Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
  • Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
  • 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 subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
  • Ability to work 10 hours per  week, including weekends and one weekday evening
  • Experience using online art and design databases
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills
  • Cataloging experience in an academic or museum setting
  • 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.

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