Job Opportunity: Production Art Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills CA

DESCRIPTION The Production Art Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s collections of production art, including costume and production design drawings, storyboards, title art, and animation cels and drawings. This is a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Graphic Arts Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set production art cataloging policy and procedures in consultation with the Graphic Arts Librarian
  • Create catalog records with descriptive metadata for production art
  • Maintain metadata standards and oversee their application
  • Identify metadata gaps and issues and implement projects to remedy them
  • Participate in Academy and library metadata governance committees
  • Train and supervise production art catalogers and interns
  • Oversee location and storage of holdings and strategize long-term storage plans
  • Prepare items for digitization
  • Identify conservation needs and coordinate with conservation staff to address them
  • Provide research assistance, including desk and telephone reference
  • Other duties as assigned including giving tours and supporting exhibition activities
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Requirements

  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree in an archival studies program
  • Bachelor of art in film studies, art history or art
  • An interest in the history of film
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
  • Demonstrated cataloging experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience working with Inmagic and/or Adlib databases is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and other relevant thesauri
  • Knowledge of art and print processes
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment is desirable
  • Experience creating, evaluating and updating workflows and related documentation
  • Experience training and/or managing staff
  • Fluent English-language communication skills
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials
  • Comfortable speaking in public to student and VIP tour groups

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves and drawers

LINK: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1605981&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Head, Reference Services | National Gallery of Canada

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Job Summary

Provides knowledge of and access to the Library’s collections and related external resources by planning, implementing, delivering and monitoring all aspects of those public service programs designed to meet the research and reference requirements of National Gallery of Canada staff and external clientele. Participates in the development of the Library collections and research resources, including the main collection, the rare book collection, the artists’ books and multiples collection, and the documentation collection. Supervises circulation, interlibrary loan, stack maintenance and photocopying and scanning services.

MAIN DUTIES:
The Head of Reference Services is responsible for all aspects of public services programming for the main Library collections. Working in consultation with the Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program, the Head of Reference Services:

– Provides general and advanced reference services and orientation to National Gallery of Canada curatorial and research staff, visiting research fellows, external researchers and scholars, and the general public;
– Plans, implements, and administers policies and procedures for reference activities including circulation and interlibrary loan services;
– Develops and promotes online services and resources;
– Supervises the Reference staff and supports and encourages their professional development;
– Represents and promotes the collections and services of the Library and Archives through outreach activities including: participation in the Library and Archives exhibition program, the publication program (Occasional Papers series), and in professional organizations at local, national and international venues;
– Develops the reference collection and participates in the development of the Library and Archives’ collections and resources, including the main collection, the rare book collection, the artists’ books and multiples collection, and the documentation collection, in accordance with the Library’s mandate and acquisition policy;
– Ensures the preservation and security of Library collections during their storage and use.


Requirements

• Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.
• Master’s or undergraduate degree in Art History or a related discipline is preferred.
• Five years of professional experience working as a public service or reference librarian in an academic or research library, preferably an art library.
• Familiarity with the major bibliographic tools (print and electronic) and research methods for Art History.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of staff and patrons.
• Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
• Strong commitment to public service.
• Familiarity with library standards, best-practice, library applications, computer systems, online databases, digital imaging technology, user access and image delivery technology.
• Experience working with websites.
• Supervisory experience is preferred.
• Knowledge of preservation and conservation practices and techniques to ensure that collections are well housed, stored, and handled.
• Flexibility and ability to react quickly and positively to change and the ability to accept challenges and create new opportunities.
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process.

We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.


Condition of Employment

Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
Reliability Status – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.


Additional Information

• A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates;
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group;
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request;
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

Apply: http://ow.ly/zYV230c1xmr

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Julie Rudder

We’re thrilled to round out the roster for this year’s  amazing instructors for the 2017 Summer Educational Institute. We know you’ve been keeping up with our highlights, so without further ado…

We’re happy to introduce Julie Rudder, Repository Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Libraries. Julie will be co-leading this year’s SEI Un-conference, along with Justin Schell, Will Shaw and Laura Fu. If you haven’t experienced an Un-conference or a THATcamp before, it’s YOUR chance to bring your questions, topics of interest, and queries to the group. You’ll have the SEI instructors, SEI co-chairs, and all of your peers to workshop topics and questions. Is there something that has really been bugging you at work, something that would be perfect for SEI but isn’t on the curriculum?  Bring it to the Un-conference! Or maybe something comes up during the week at one of the workshops – jot it down and remember it at the Un-conference!

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Julie Rudder

Did you know?

In her role as Repository Librarian, Julie Rudder manages the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), which preserves, shares, and promotes the scholarly work from UNC, Chapel Hill.  Julie works with others in the library to manage the CDR’s technical development, content management and stakeholder relationships, acquiring UNC digital materials and ensuring it is accessible, searchable and safe from alteration within CDR’s digital archives. One of her projects is to define and implement infrastructure and services in support of UNC’s Open Access Policy.

Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. She served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries.

Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

If you missed our announcements about these stellar instructors, hop on over to http://seiworkshop.org, where you can read about them, SEI, find a Statement of Inclusivity, register, and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation(VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI 2017 only has a FEW SPOTS LEFT. Register by June 1st!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and Follow us on Facebook

See you in North Carolina!

Internship Opportunity: 3D Visualization Intern, Tesla Motors, Hawthorne CA

The Role

Tesla Design conceives vehicle and other products that directly support the company’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.  We care greatly about building products that stand the test of time, even as design and technology keep evolving.  The visualization team supports the creative process and Tesla’s global presence, delivering computer generated assets to diverse departments.

You will create computer generated imagery for Tesla programs. Primary tasks will involve maintaining vehicle master files of 3D data on all vehicles for use in real-time review sessions, assisting and researching in use of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for digital design reviews, and other visualization tasks such as still imagery creation.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining “virtual garage” master files for real-time reviews.
  • Still imagery creation.
  • Shading / Lighting / Texturing.
  • Compositing / Post-processing.
  • Rigging mechanical systems.
  • Animating cameras / vehicles.
  • Interfacing with design, engineering, web, stores and manufacturing to provide visualization solutions.
  • Supporting existing projects with new additions and edits.
  • Working with digital content creation tools including VRED, Deltagen, or Maya.
  • Utilize knowledge of computer graphics theory and concepts.
  • Learning new tools and exchanging knowledge.
  • Creating automotive centric imagery such as stills, real-time vehicle representations, and animations.

Requirements:

  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant program.
  • You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hands-on experience is a must.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.
  • Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus.
  • Ability to relocate or commute to Hawthorne, CA.

Link: https://www.tesla.com/careers/job/intern-3dvisualization-50839

Job Opportunity: Studio Librarian, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

The UTC Library invites applications from motivated, creative, and user-focused professionals to fill our Studio Librarian position.  The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement service initiatives to enhance the Studio as a learning environment and guide patrons in the use of Studio and library resources.

Library Description
In December 2014, UTC opened a 5-story 180,000 square foot library. The library staff comprises 21 librarians and 15 staff members, operates on an annual budget of over 3 million dollars, and possesses collection holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, 150 databases, and over 28,000 accessible online journals.  The new library provides a large information commons with 175+ public computers, 38 group study rooms, a media studio, 3 library instruction classrooms, a writing center, a cafe and a 24-hour study space. The library delivers a comprehensive range of public services, including proactive outreach, instruction, and reference. UTC Library is well equipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTC community.

Department Description
The UTC Library Studio is a collaborative creation space consisting of 24 workstations, a small recording studio, and a green screen photography studio. The space includes a service desk that provides reference services related to multimedia assignments as well as circulates cameras and recording equipment. We also provide 3D printing services and teach over 100 workshops and classes during the academic year. We support AV production, 3D modeling, graphic design, and interactive design for the UTC community.  The Department consists of 3 full-time tenured or tenure-track librarians and 2.5 FTE staff specialists that actively support 21st Century needs and addresses research related learning outcomes.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director of Studio, this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

Link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000P6

Paid Internship Opportunity: Research & Archive Summer Intern, Pace Gallery, NYC

Description

Pace gallery is seeking Interns to join our Research & Archives Department for the summer to assist with a variety of library and archive related projects. The two internship positions are ideal for students enrolled in an accredited Master’s Degree program in Library & Information Science who are seeking to further their experience and skills, and gain insight into the inner workings of a modern contemporary gallery. LIBRARY INTERN Our ideal candidate will have taken course work, or have prior experience, in original and copy cataloging, as well as familiarity with AACR2, RDA and current cataloging practices. The Library intern will be specifically tasked with: • Researching and compiling artist exhibition history and bibliographies • Administrative tasks as assigned by the department ARCHIVE INTERN This internship requires prior experience, or familiarity, with PC based image scanning and editing software, and familiarity with archive based database programs. Specific tasks will relate to: • Digitizing records according to established protocols • Entering data into archival management system • Researching and record metadata • Reviewing records and scans for quality control Both internship positions require a commitment of two (2) full days a week through the end of summer. We are looking for individuals who are driven, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and who are able to work both independently and collaboratively with a team. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of basic library service and archival principles; bibliographic research and cataloging, have digitization experience, and have knowledge archival processing and organization. An active interest in modern and contemporary art is also helpful.


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please note these are two separate intern positions, although, candidates may submit one application for both. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@pacegallery.com, with ‘Pace R&A intern’ as the subject line. Please specify which internship you would like to be considered for. Pace is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Link: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/39b78d99-fe5f-49f0-a507-0af0ea5c3c0c

Job Opportunity: Assistant Librarian for Public Services (search re-opened), The Frick Reference Library, NYC

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds of more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities

Provides on-site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public and staff; uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium); assists with the evaluation of resources; assists with department scheduling; assists with Public Services activities and special projects; 35-hour week, some Saturday and evening hours required; reports to the Chief of Public Services.

Qualifications

MLIS, MIS, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; academic background in the history of Western art; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation; ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, independently and as a member of a team; familiarity with the digital humanities and reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected. Other benefits include Short & Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days beginning year 2). All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered. 

Please send resume with salary requirements/history to:

Chief of Public Services
The Frick Collection
1 East 70st Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-879-2091

Email to: jobs@frick.org(link sends e-mail) (include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)

No phone calls, please.

Source: http://www.frick.org/careers/assistant_librarian_for_public_services_1

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Laura Fu

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Laura Fu, another local star from North Carolina —  Project Manager at the Park Library, UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. Laura will be leading the Introduction to Digital Asset Management, which will introduce Digital Asset Management (DAM), its concepts, and foundational elements. DAM consists of management tasks and technological functionality designed to enhance the inventory, control, and distribution of digital assets (rich media such as photographs, videos, graphics and logos). This session will provide a solid understanding of the core components of DAM success. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Laura Fu

Did you know?

Laura Fu is a librarian with a focus on digital media management, digital image management, and digital asset management. From collecting content in various digital corners of a company, to discovering and building a taxonomy, to defining metadata and controlled vocabularies, she strives to offer the best support in the design and implementation of a successful digital asset management solution.

She is the Equipment Analyst and Project Manager at the Park Library at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism, where she’s heading up the selection, implementation and launch of a new online reservation system for journalism students’ equipment. An active member of the Special Libraries Association, she also consults with Allied Vaughn as their Social Media Program Manager, where she’s helping to recruit librarians for various DAM projects nationwide. She earned her BA in video production from Hofstra University and her MLS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Register for SEI to benefit from his knowledge directly!

There’s still time to book a room at the hotel! If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and Follow us on Facebook.

See you in North Carolina!

Digital Humanities: A Starting Point

I’ve recently been reaching out to colleagues for information and advice on learning more about digital humanities(DH) and digital scholarship. It’s a term I’ve heard bandied around a lot at my library, but has never been fully clear to me. I thought I’d share some resources that have been suggested to me, which can hopefully help anyone else who may be grappling with the concept and work of digital scholarship, but would like to know more.

Texts

Web

  • Rebuilding the Porfolio: DH for Art Historians
    In 2014, The Getty Foundation held a two week institute on art history and DH. There are good readings and resources still available on the site. I’ve also found some interesting posts on the Getty’s blog discussing art history in relation to digital scholarship.
  • The Programming Historian
    This website hosts peer-reviewed tutorials on different tools used in DH work. I appreciate the simplicity and easy navigation of the site. Different tutorials are grouped by use under the Lessons link.
  • Miriam Posner’s blog
    Articles by Miriam Posner have been suggested to me multiple times. She is Faculty and the Coordinator for UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program.“How did they make that?” is a great post where she goes through several digital projects and maps out what the project is, the tools that were used, and how to get started using them yourself.
  • Subscribe to the ACRL Digital Humanities email list. The group also runs a blog, which shares readings, events, and opportunities in the digital humanities.

Workshops

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute
    DHIS is a weeklong institute at the The University of Victoria in Vancouver, Canada. Participants take one course that meets daily.. It is a large conference and they a variety lot of classes, like Fundamentals of Coding for Humanists, Digital Storytelling, and Text Processing to name a few. I have heard from past attendees that DHIS is a valuable chance for networking. There are scholarships available for students and early-career professionals that can help to defray some of the costs.
  • Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching
    Unlike DHIS, HILT is a smaller program with more intensive and rigorous courses. The location changes from year to year. This summer’s HILT will be in Austin, TX. Again, participants choose one class to take during the 5-day institute. Classes offered this year include Programming for Humanists with Python, Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative for Historical Documents, and New Approaches to Literary Archives. HILT also offers scholarships for their program.
  • Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
    DHOxSS is like DHIS and HILT, except that it is in England. The workshops run for 5 days and while coursework is similar to the other institutes, they also offer an Introduction to Digital Humanities course. This class gives a thorough overview of the field through presentations, talks, and workshops.

Other Resources

  • Library Juice
    Library Juice offers a wide variety of continuing education and professional development courses for librarians. There are a couple classes that are related to the DH. Others touch on areas or skills that are also applicable, such as courses on coding or metadata.
  • If you work at an academic library, check to see if any departments offer programming in the digital humanities. Where I work, the English and History departments often hold lectures and workshops related to digital scholarship. I became interested in DH after taking a workshop on text mining that was primarily aimed at grad students in the Japanese Studies program. I found it useful for understanding what digital projects can look like and discovering digital tools that are out there.
  • There may be DH conferences that happen near you, depending upon where you live.Network Detroitis a conference that happens close to me where people come together to share their work and discuss new advancements in DH.

I’m sure there are a bunch more resources out there that I haven’t mentioned. Please share any ideas, thoughts, etc. in the comments!