Help Guide ARLIS/NA for the Next 5 Years!

Just a reminder — only one week left to sign up!

The Strategic Planning Committee is specifically targeting ArLiSNAP to provide feedback that will impact the future of the society! Please consider taking part in the ArLiSNAP Focus Group:

Tuesday, April 12 3:00 – 4:00pm

To sign up please contact Barbara Rockenbach, barbara.rockenbach [at] yale [dot] edu

Job Posting: CONTENTdm Intern, OCLC Washington

via Latest ALA Job Listings:

CONTENTdm Intern (OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Washington)
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a CONTENTdm Intern position. The work location for the assignment will be our Seattle, Washington office. The OCLC Diversity and Inclusion Initiative offers internship opportunities designed to provide unique experiences for aspiring college students. The majority of the Intern openings are targeted for members of underrepresented groups as defined in a manner consistent with the EEO-1 race/ethnicity reporting classifications. OCLC will begin accepting applications for the internships on December 6, 2010. Deadline for the applications is February 28, 2011, with an anticipated start date no later than June 13, 2011. The OCLC Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program is open to candidates matriculating towards an academic degree (either undergraduate or graduate) at an accredited college or university. All applicants must provide proof of enrollment during the application process and before the internship starts. Length of assignment: 10-12 weeks Background: CONTENTdm 6 is a new public interface for accessing and discovering digital collections that will release Q2 FY2011. The UI is highly customizable and there is an API to query data. The new public interface is an extensible platform that lets CONTENTdm users write their own plug-ins, extensions, and custom web pages. Project: The project will create plug-ins or extensions using the CONTENTdm 6 platform. These add-ons will be made available to the CONTENTdm user community for use as-is or as examples of what can be done with the platform. The extensions will integrate popular open-source applications that the user community has expressed interest in using in conjunction with CONTENTdm. Potential tasks include: Write landing pages that display items using alternate presentation models such as map (such as Mappify), timeline (chronological), photo wall (such as Cool Iris). Create import plugins to import data from other sources, such as Zotero, Mendelay, DSpace. Create alternate designs or skins for the public interface, such as additional visual themes. Integrate alternate viewers (such as Zoomify). Create SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) plug-in. Specific skills: Experience working with open-source applications, web services or API’s. Knowledge of HTML, .css, XML and PHP. Strong problem-solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills. Ability to work well independently and document your work for use by others. Experience working with Windows and Linux a plus. Ability to learn technical applications quickly. Experience in library services, digital libraries, and/or content management a plus. In order to be considered for this position, you must go to the OCLC Career Center (Internet) and apply towards Job ID 1949, CONTENTdm Intern. www.oclc.jobs OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. OCLC maintains an ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and seeks to sustain a diverse workplace.

Job Posting: Art Indexer, H.W. Wilson Company

via ARLIS-L:

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:03:04 +0000
From: Judy Dyki
Subject: Job Posting – Art Indexer, H.W. Wilson Company

ART INDEXER, H.W. WILSON COMPANY

The H.W. Wilson Company is a major publisher of library reference materials in print and electronic for 112 years. H.W. Wilson is seeking an indexer for its Art Index. Subject areas indexed include archaeology, architecture, art history, crafts, motion pictures, graphic design, interior design, photography, and related fields.

A graduate or undergraduate degree in Art History is required. An MLS is preferred. A reading ability of French or German or Spanish or Italian is preferred. A willingness and ability to work in a variety of subject areas is expected. Duties include analyzing articles in scholarly journals and applying subject headings.

The Company is offering competitive salary and benefits including 4 weeks of vacation. H.W. Wilson Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d. Residence in the greater New York or New Jersey metropolitan area is preferred.

Please e-mail resume and salary history to joconnor@hwwilson.com

Job Posting: Head of Arts and Archives, The Ohio University

via ARLIS-L:

https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1292439760408

Job Title Head of Arts and Archives
Position Type Existing Position Without Changes
Months 12
Applications Accepted From: Public: Open to the public
Documents that must be attached to application Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
References
Optional Applicant Documents
Please include three (3) professional references and contact information, including email addresses.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply before January 17, 2011.
Posting Number 3464
Job Description The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Arts & Archives. This new position plays a key and seminal role in initiating, developing and fulfilling strategic priorities while building upon our recent achievements and the distinctive collections of the Libraries. These achievements include a recent NHPRC basic processing grant for University Archives and manuscripts backlogs, the acquisition and release on ArtSTOR of the Yao Cultural Artifacts Collection, significant collaborations with campus units on the digitization and preservation of University Archives materials, a recent Lincoln Center/NYPL exhibit featuring the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection, and the forthcoming donations of significant Asian fine art and the papers of U. S. Senator George V. Voinovich. We seek an innovative candidate who is comfortable implementing change; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; and energized by an exciting future.

Responsibilities
The Head of Arts & Archives provides leadership and direction for a new department consisting of the Fine Arts Library, the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and the Music/Dance Library. Specifically, the department head promotes and advances collection prominence; fosters and develops relationships with units on campus to further integrate art and archival collections and services into research and the curriculum; serves as a mentor and supervisor for professionals in the department; coordinates, promotes and sustains collaborations between departmental units and with other units in the libraries such as digital initiatives, technical services, and the Center for International Collections; participates in grant-writing, fundraising initiatives and donor relations to further the goals of the department and libraries; establishes improvement goals for departmental units in conjunction with the libraries’ strategic initiatives; and serves as the subject librarian for one or more areas related to the arts. Reports to the Assistant Dean for Research and Education Services.

Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
* A master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution or a master’s degree in history (or other relevant subject) with formal coursework or training in archival management and theory
* At least 3 years professional work experience in an academic library
* Demonstrated success leading, promoting teamwork, and fostering collaborative relationships
* Experience supervising professional librarians or archivists
* Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects
* Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic library
* Experience with archival collections
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic libraries and special collections, including digital archival collections

Preferred qualifications:
* Experience with collections in the arts
* Undergraduate degree in the arts
* Experience with institutional archives
* Experience writing and administering grants
* Knowledge of records management and university archives processes

Department Library
Pay Rate Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Pay Basis Annual
Pay Grade ADMIN & PROFESSIONAL|86|
Job Open Date 11-19-2010
Posting End Date 01-30-2011
Job Type Administrative
Job Category Full Time Permanent
Planning Unit Library
Work Schedule Some evenings and weekends may be required
Campus Athens
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. (provide name, email and/or phone number) Eileen Theodore-Shusta / theodore@ohio.edu / 740-593-2989

Job Posting: Curator of Visual Materials, Northern Arizona University

via SLIS Careers Feed (Indiana University):

State: Arizona
The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) is seeking a motivated and innovative individual to fill the position; Curator of Visual Materials. Reporting to the Coordinator for Special Collections and Archives, the Curator of Visual Materials will oversee all tasks related to the management of the library’s unique visual material holdings. The visual materials collections are the most heavily used component of the archives. The library’s interdisciplinary documentary resources focus on the Colorado Plateau and Northern Arizona University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to acquisition, processing, digitization for 24×7 global access (http://archive.library.nau.edu/ ), generation of metadata, oversight of patron orders, preservation, supervision, and reference services. Formats include traditional and digital photographs, moving images, and graphics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a closely related field, such as Museum Studies or Archival Administration from an accredited program. One year of experience working with photographic or other visual materials collections. College level course work in the history of photography.

For complete information on applying, minimum requirements and a detailed job description see: http://hr.nau.edu/ (.) The Salary range is $52,000 to 55,000 DOE. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Submitted on 2010-11-30

Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

via Latest ALA Job Listings:

Technical Services Librarian (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas)
Responsibilities: System Administrator: Implements library automation system, including: Liaison with Endeavor support, library staff, and Information Systems technician. Creates reports from the library system as needed. Prepares configuration files after every software upgrade. Cataloging: Supervises and trains cataloging staff. Catalogs materials in OCLC and Voyager, using the Anglo-American cataloging rules and Library of Congress classification and subject headings. Oversees authority control for name and subject headings in Voyager database, Maintains quality control of database Planning: Participates in long-range planning for the Hirsch and Bayou Bend libraries. Participates in departmental planning for budget and space, procedure and organization Collection development: Assists with collection development by selecting books in specific areas for the library collection. Reporting: Reports cataloging and processing statistics monthly and annually. Reports regularly to the Library Committee on automation and cataloging projects Reference: Instructs museum staff and patrons about online system. Instructs staff, volunteers and patrons about Library of Congress classifications and subject headings and call numbers Education and Experience: ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science degree Five years post-MLS cataloging experience Experience in cataloguing art-related materials in different formats preferred Experience in supervising and training staff and volunteers Experience in computer maintenance and hardware and software implementation for a library setting See full job description at www.mfah.org/employment

Job Posting: Visual Resources Specialist, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Visual Resources Specialist

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is seeking a Visual Resources Specialist for part-time employment. Please click to see full position description and requirements. Interested candidates should submit their resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to employment@hillwoodmuseum.org (preferred method) or fax to (202) 966-1623. Please note that position includes benefits. Principals only.

You may also access the posting via Hillwood’s website at http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/opportunities.htm.

Gina Raimond
Curatorial Assistant for Visual Resources
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-243-3969

Job Posting: Curator of Visual Materials, Northern Arizona University

via VRA-L:

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL POSITION
The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) is seeking a motivated and innovative individual to fill the position; Curator of Visual Materials. Reporting to the Coordinator for Special Collections and Archives, the Curator of Visual Materials will oversee all tasks related to the management of the library’s unique visual material holdings. The visual materials collections are the most heavily used component of the archives.
The library’s interdisciplinary documentary resources focus on the Colorado Plateau and Northern Arizona University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to acquisition, processing, digitization for 24×7 global access (http://archive.library.nau.edu/ ), generation of metadata, oversight of patron orders, preservation, supervision, and reference services.
Collection formats include traditional and digital photographs, moving images, and graphics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a closely related field, such as Museum Studies or Archival Administration from an accredited program. One year of experience working with photographic or other visual materials collections. College level course work in the history of photography.
For complete information on applying, minimum requirements and a detailed
job description see: http://hr.nau.edu/ (.) The Salary range is $52,000
to 55,000 DOE. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Job Posting: BWR Project Librarian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

Via ACRL/NY Events and Jobs:

BWR Project Librarian: Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University (New York, NY)

3 Year Temporary Position

Working with the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals professional staff, the BWR Project Librarian will provide administrative support and metadata development to the Built Works Registry project team. The Built Works Registry (BWR) is a collaborative project of the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, ARTstor and the Getty Research Institute. Staff from each organization will comprise the BWR project team and will develop a freely available registry and data resource for architectural works and the built environment. The three-year IMLS-funded grant project will include development of the BWR policy framework, metadata structure, technical infrastructure, and a body of seed content. The Built Works Registry will be available for contributions and use by scholars, catalogers, and other users across all types of academic and cultural heritage organizations in the United States and worldwide.

Responsibilities of the BWR Project Librarian include:

* Participate in metadata schema and data dictionary development.
* Create built work data records including metadata analysis, normalization, research and enhancement.
* Provide administrative support for coordinating project meetings, producing project documentation, and managing team-wide project communications, updating the BWR project website and blog.
* Assist the Project Director in all BWR project evaluations, reporting and dissemination activities.
* Index journal articles on architecture-related topics in the CUL Voyager system, including subject analysis and creation of new authority records for personal, corporate and built works names.

This is a three-year grant-funded position; qualification requirements include:

* Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
* Knowledge of standard bibliographic and metadata formats/schema, e.g. MARC, VRA Core
* Knowledge of the architectural discipline and the built environment
* Knowledge of one or more language other than English
* Effective writing and oral communications skills
* Ability to combine accuracy and efficiency
* Proven organizational skills; proven interpersonal skills
* Proficiency using Microsoft office suite

Proficient use of online communication modalities (email, listservs, blogs, wikis) and familiarity with online social computing utilities are highly desirable.

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 500,000 volumes including 40,000 rare books, and receives approximately 1,900 periodicals. Avery’s Drawings and Archives collection includes 1.5 million architectural drawings and records.

The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers broad coverage of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. With more than 675,000 records, the Index continues to be the pre-eminent discovery resource for research in architecture and related fields.
For immediate consideration, please apply online at:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54049
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Posting: Short Term Work (paid)

via ARLIS-L:

Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:14:35 -0800
From: Lynda Bunting
Subject: short term work (paid)

An art history professor, and former mentor of mine, needs help finishing a book. She needs someone to prepare an index and fact check artwork titles. She will pay, but the work needs to be finished no later than December 31.

Contact me off list if you’re interested.

Lynda Bunting
Architecture and Fine Arts Library
Watt Hall 4B
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0294
213-740-7763