Job Posting: Special Collections Assistant, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

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Marquand Library seeks an energetic, production and service-oriented person to prepare books for transfer to ReCAP, manage offsite retrievals, process materials for course reserves, and provide collection development support. During evenings and on weekends, when s/he is the only staff member on duty, this person provides leadership for student workers, interprets and enforces library policies, monitors computers and imaging equipment, and provides basic technical assistance to patrons. S/he staffs the reference desk eight to ten hours per week, and assists individuals and classes with rare book collections following preservation and security protocols. S/he creates metadata in XML for Digital Library projects, and helps with other branch technical services work as needed.

Required: Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, be highly productive, and do sustained and accurate detail work at a computer. Affinity for teamwork, and the ability to be flexible and resourceful in a fast-paced environment. Public service experience, and effective verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate computer skills including desktop productivity software and scanning, and basic knowledge of computer hardware, printers and imaging equipment. Aptitude for working with bibliographic citations in several languages. Associate’s or other two-year degree. Minimum one year experience in an academic, research or corporate library.

Preferences: Facility with Voyager cataloging and circulation modules, ORRS, and Blackboard, or equivalent. Knowledge of bibliographic conventions, and experience searching online catalogs or databases. Experience with antiquarian library or archival collections. Experience with metadata formats and conventions, and knowledge of XML. Bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadline Date:   11-26-12

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Job Posting: Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction, Alfred University (Alfred, NY)

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The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University invites applications for the faculty post of Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction. Scholes Library supports the two internationally recognized schools in Art and Engineering that form the New York State College of Ceramics. The college is located on the beautiful, rural campus of the private Alfred University in upstate NY. The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction will be the lead professional in direct support of the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Art and Design. In addition, all librarians serve as team members in cross-campus initiatives with Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University. Scholes Library is also a full participant in regional, state consortia and partner in the SUNYConnect initiative of the State University of New York (SUNY).

Position Description: The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction reports to the Director of Scholes Library and serves as primary liaison to faculty and students in the School of Art and Design. This librarian will also provide supplementary reference service to faculty and students of the School of Engineering and full participation in collaborative initiatives with librarians at Alfred University’s Herrick Library.

The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction is a 10-month, probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This librarian will assume multiple leadership responsibilities in the areas of art librarianship, library instruction, information literacy program development, learning assessment, and oversight of the library’s visual resources and digitization area.  A primary focus of this position will be to develop a meaningful information literacy curriculum and an accompanying assessment plan to guide activities of an instructional team serving the programs of the NYS College of Ceramics.

Scholes Library is a highly collaborative and project driven organization. In addition to a focus in art librarianship and instruction, all librarians participate in operational activities and policy development as members of a library and campus team.

Position Responsibilities include:

  • Collection development in all formats for Art and Design;
  • Art specialist and general reference services;
  • Lead and manage collaborative projects within Scholes Library and campus wide;
  • Assist all library users in the use of online, print and multimedia resources;
  • Provide research services to students and scholars, local and at a distance;
  • Utilize technology to facilitate innovative instruction in multiple formats;
  • Supervise staff and oversee activities of the Visual Resources Department;
  • Develop and lead a dynamic instruction program for Scholes Library;
  • Establish data collection practices, implement assessment activities and provide reporting on information literacy instruction for administrative documentation and use in accreditation;
  • Participation in university and college faculty obligations including committee assignments, faculty governance, and professional organizations;
  • Meet or exceed all criteria as outlined in The Alfred Libraries Tenure and Promotion Guidelines; and
  • Evening and some weekend reference service as required.

Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and an undergraduate degree in an Art related field is required. Broad and specialized subject knowledge of art, design and related fields; knowledge of current best practices in information science; strong technology skills and instruction experience are essential. The ability to work independently on multiple projects and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required.

In addition, the successful candidate will possess demonstrated strengths in project management, leadership in team environments, familiarity with digital imaging services and experience in the use of technology for instruction.  Formal training and/or experience in information literacy instruction and/or visual resources management are highly desirable. A second masters degree in Art or Education related field is a plus.

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Job Posting: Archives Intern, Richemont N.A., Inc. (New York)



Assist the Archive Manager on the archive computerization project while performing all other archive functions.

• Assist with fulfilling research requests using information found in the physical archive materials searching stock cards, stock photos, client files, insurance files and photos.
• Communicate findings to all interested parties.
• Maintain accurate and thorough record of all researches for future reference.
• Enter all findings, photos, sketches and written records for each research in the new computer system TREX.
• Work in collaboration with the Archive Manager on all special projects, as required.

• Masters degree in information science or record management is strongly preferred.
• Must have experience in working on a thesaurus and digital documents.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with self-motivation and a proactive approach are needed.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent organization skill with accurate attention to detail is required.
• Interest and experience in Art History a plus.
• French language skills strongly preferred.

Additional information:
• This is a temporary position and not eligible for benefits.
• Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
• Duration: Approx. 9 months from start date

Salary: Not specified.


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Job Posting: Digital Archivist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles, Exposition Park)

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is undergoing an extraordinary and exciting period of re-imagining, including a new branding program, historic building renovations, opening of new exhibitions, and planning for the 100th anniversary in 2013. To help realize these significant milestones and programs, the Museum’s Creative Services Department is looking for a Digital Asset Archivist to help manage the growing library of imagery and other media.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, the Digital Archivist oversees all aspects of the Family of Museums (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Hart Museum) assets, including photographs, illustrations, certain content, brand identity tools, digital media, slides, negatives and moving images from the Marketing and Communications Department. This includes: the care, organization, upkeep of assets, and providing research assistance to users; and ensuring best practices and standards, set by the Society of American Archivists, American Library Association, American Alliance of Museums, and other applicable organizations are followed for digital asset initiatives.

Gather and assess digital asset management needs for marketing and identify and evaluate product and services solutions to meet those needs
Help select and implement an asset management system that will initially house assets for the Marketing and Communications Department with potential to grow to include enterprise wide assets
Develop file management processes and naming conventions that will standardize and streamline assets management, project archiving and retrieval for the Marketing and Communications Department
Provide research for Marketing and Communications and related outside vendors, as well as pertinent related needs by other departments
Manage all marketing-related image requests from Museum staff and outside vendors
After each photo shoot, work with Creative Services group to edit images, catalogue and distribute to users outside of our digital asset server
Negotiate image permissions, fees and licensing, working with museum legal counsel, outside image creators, outside licensee requestors and in collaboration with other internal departments as applicable
Help develop usage contracts for outside image creators
Research and evaluate solutions for licensing/selling imagery through e-commerce
Develop backup and Disaster Recovery plans for Marketing and Communications digital assets

Required Experience:
3 years minimum experience working with assets (photographic, illustrations, brand elements, content) in the area of digital asset management
Experience with digital repository platform(s) and digital content creation/transformation tools
Advanced skills in database creation and management, and data storage methods and security
Must be highly organized, analytical in thinking, and meticulous in maintaining information using detailed record-keeping systems and metadata
Experience and technical proficiency on both PC and Mac computer platforms
Excellent analytical, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills, including commitment to working effectively within a diverse staff population
Excellent research skills
Advanced Adobe Photoshop skills; experience with other Adobe Creative Suite programs and file format needs for print, environmental and digital (web, apps)
Experience with the preservation and recording of physical assets for digital record keeping, disaster recovery and public usage (marketing, media, exhibits, licensing commerce)
Ability to manage projects and competing priorities with demonstrated ability to be flexible, to adapt to change, and to work successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to take initiative and creatively manage projects both independently and as part of a team
Preferred Experience
Experience with photo retouching
A strong visual eye and experience with photo editing
Understanding of commerce model for digital assets
Experience managing digital assets in the Museum environment, inclusive of collections and marketing and communications assets

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full-time regular, exempt position.
Apply here.