The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to serve as Art Reference and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Kohler Art Library, this position provides a full range of reference and research services to the campus community and general public. This position develops, delivers, and assesses innovative instructional services for engaged learning; uses social media platforms to promote library services and web content; and serves as a subject liaison to departments, providing support for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and collaborative research. Working closely with the UW Digital Collections Center staff, this position serves as project manager for art-related digital initiatives, including the Digital Library for Decorative Arts.
The General Library System recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness. All positions will be called upon to contribute to building a welcoming environment.
- Provide art reference services to UW faculty, students, staff and the general public; develop guides to art reference resources; evaluate and recommend new reference titles for acquisition.
- Hire, train and supervise School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) student supervisors.
- Conduct library instruction and orientation sessions; teach information and visual literacy skills using current learning theory and appropriate instructional technology; create guides and tutorials to accompany instruction sessions.
- Serve as liaison between the art library and faculty in art-related disciplines to develop programming appropriate to their needs and the needs of their students.
- With Director of the Kohler Art Library, co-teach on a bi-annual basis the SLIS course on Art Librarianship.
- Manage, enhance, and promote the contents of the Digital Library for Decorative Arts and other art-related digital initiatives in liaison with the UW Digital Collections Center; serve as liaison with the Chipstone Foundation and other donors in developing art-related digital content.
- Update the content of the art library website, promote art library collections and services through development and implementation of social media strategies.
- Manage the art library in the absence of the Director; serve as back-up to other art library staff.
- Maintain awareness of trends in art and general librarianship and the disciplines of art history, visual culture, material culture, art education, and studio practice.
- Engage in professional development through participation at art library conferences and events.
- Serve the UW-Madison General Library System through committee participation and other activities.
Degree and area of specialization:
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent association/organization. Bachelor’s degree or above in art history or art.
- Two or more years of professional experience in an academic or other research library.
- Experience providing library instruction.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reference services to patrons at various levels of subject expertise.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with new technologies in library services.
- Ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated ability to foster a respectful, inclusive and diverse climate.
- Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages (other than English).
- Master’s degree or above in art history.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience working with donors.
- Experience with website design and maintenance.
- Experience developing electronic information resources.
- Knowledge of WordPress.
- Experience with building digital image collections and metadata creation.
- Experience with project management.
- Experience with HTML and XML.
- Familiarity with digital humanities, scholarly communications, and library assessment.
- Familiarity with information and visual literacy skills and current learning theory.
Apply online: http://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=87443