Job Opportunity: Library Project Specialist- Artists Books – The Clark Institute – Williamstown, MA

Job TitleLibrary Project Specialist- Artists Books
CompanySterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
LocationWilliamstown, MA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time – 1 year appointment
SalaryNot Indicated
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Required ExperienceEducation, Training, and Skills Bachelor’s degree required. Familiarity with artists’ books preferred. 
Work Experience Minimum of 3 months of relevant experience preferred. Experience with controlled vocabularies preferred.  
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe Library Specialist will analyze the library’s Artists’ Books Collection to identify characteristics desirable for collection research; examples include construction techniques, materials, subjects, and creator attributes beyond those captured in traditional bibliographic records. 
• Create a framework of search categories.
• Create lists of descriptive terms for each category, using established national and international controlled vocabularies as appropriate.  
• Analyze individual items from the collection and assign appropriate terms to describe the physical, intellectual, and creator/contributor content, incorporating existing metadata when available.  
• Identify special features or layouts of each item for imaging staff to use in creating photographic documentation.   
• Create online exhibitions highlighting important items using Omeka.

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