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Internship Opportunities: MCA Chicago

Title: Library and Archives Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

Description: The MCA Chicago’s Library and Archives is seeking a fall intern. The internship provides students with a well-rounded, hands-on learning experience that provides exposure to all aspects of art museum librarianship. Tasks may include: reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Library staff works to match interns with current projects that correspond to their areas of interest. Past projects have included working with artist files, audio/visual collections, and archival collections. The internship is designed for graduate students focusing on library science and/or archives, recent MLIS graduates, and advanced undergraduate students who are considering careers in library science. Library experience or classwork in library science or archives is strongly preferred. Knowledge of art is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. May include some heavy lifting.

Please apply here:

ARLIS/NA Southeast Annual Conference Call for Presentations

The Art Libraries Society of North America Southeast Chapter Annual Conference is in Atlanta, Georgia this year! You are invited to submit Lightning Round and paper proposals for this event. Please share the following information with interested colleagues, faculty, and students.

ARLIS/SE Chapter Conference
November 12-13, 2015

Art Librarians in Action: A Call for Lightning Round Talks and Presentation Proposals

The Art Libraries Society of North America’s Southeast Chapter (ARLIS/SE) invites members and prospective members to submit proposals that highlight recently launched or newly completed activities in your library. For example:

• New additions to your collection, your online resources, your facility.
• Innovative approaches to visual/information literacy instruction.
• Initiating and planning special events and activities.
• Mentoring of MLS/MLIS students and recent graduates in the field, career support, etc.
• Makerspace projects, exhibition galleries or other user-centered creative spaces.

We are interested in hearing about any new initiatives you’d like to share. We hope to hear from you!

Lightning Round Talks will be approximately 10 minutes in length and will be presented after the business meeting on the morning of November 12th. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length and take place at the Atlanta Public Library in the afternoon of Friday, November 13th. Audiovisual equipment will be provided.

Please submit a proposed title, 100-200 word abstract, and your contact information to Marty Miller, Art & Design Librarian, Louisiana State University, The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, October 2. Participants will be notified regarding their acceptance by Wednesday October 7th.

More information about this year’s ARLIS/SE Chapter Conference is available at our website: ARLIS/SE is the Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA, the Art Libraries Society of North America and serves professionals who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Conference website:

Job Posting: Librarian and Archivist (FT), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Librarian and Archivist to be responsible for maintaining the MCA Library and Archives’ daily operations and caring for collections by cataloging, processing archival materials, providing high quality reference and circulation services, participating in collection management, supervising interns, and working with the Library Director to execute short- and long-term planning and special projects.

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies required. Minimum one year of experience working in a library or archive is required – post MLIS experience is preferred. Experience handling and processing archival material and creating descriptive records for archives is required. Original and copy cataloging experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current bibliographic and archival description standards (MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, DACS, LC subject headings, Library of Congress Classification, AAT, and authority control) is required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to: work with integrated library systems and web-based applications; conduct high-level research using primary sources as well as digital and print resources; provide instruction and orientations to library patrons; work with statistics; and work effectively independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and will have successfully demonstrated initiative and attention to detail. Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred. Mobility throughout the building, ability to operate general office equipment, and ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds is required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.
Please apply at

Job Opportunity: Librarian for the Arts and Humanities, Bucknell University

Bucknell University seeks to hire a Librarian for the Arts & Humanities within Library & Information Technology (L&IT).

The Librarian for the Arts and Humanities is directly responsible for supporting and adding value to the education Bucknell students receive. This position serves as a central information resource for faculty and students in the arts and humanities, providing research support and instructional services as well as selecting, organizing and providing access to information in the arts and humanities. The Librarian for the Arts and Humanities is fully engaged with faculty and students providing relevant instruction, outreach and support for scholarship.

This position reports to the Director for Research Services and Information Literacy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Serves as subject liaison for faculty and students in arts and humanities disciplines and related interdisciplinary programs.

-Works with other Research Services librarians and staff to provide coverage of interdisciplinary areas outside of conventional subject boundaries.

-Provides specialized instruction and reference services for assigned subject areas.

-Teaches information literacy skills in the classroom, using current learning, teaching and information literacy theory and appropriate instructional technology.

-Develops instructional tools for teaching information literacy that can be used in or outside of the classroom.

-Collaborates with faculty to provide access to materials which support the curriculum in the arts and humanities. Uses data in decision making.

-Collaborates with faculty and instructional technologists to inspire and support academic users of information resources and instructional technology thereby enhancing teaching and learning in the arts and humanities.

-Works to increase the understanding and application of digital humanities among faculty and students.

-Develops and maintains an understanding of the aims and needs of the University’s teaching, learning and research programs through active consultation with faculty, administrators and information technology peers.

-Maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library outreach, instruction, information literacy, scholarly communication and information access and actively identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.

-Actively identifies possible points for technology integration into Research Services programs and work.

-Participates in outreach services, marketing and assessment program to improve services.

-As appropriate, both leads and participates in key projects and strategic initiatives related to library instruction, reference services, collection development, outreach and student support.

-Is active in the library profession at both the national and regional level.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program by August 2015
• Knowledge of disciplinary research and inquiry methodologies in the arts and/or humanities.
• Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently required.
• Ability to write clear, accurate communications and other documentation.
• Ability to analyze data and make local decisions based on national and local trends and to design processes that enhance services while maximizing university resources.
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with a high priority placed on the ability to effectively undertake instruction and other public speaking engagements.
• Must be able to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors.
• Commitment to contributing to a diverse workforce and campus community aligned with Bucknell University’s core values.

Additional information about the position, Bucknell University and the online application form is available at Jobs at Bucknell (search Staff Postings).

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date is August 1, 2015. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

Position Description

• The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships
and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
• Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this
librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
• The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources
and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
• The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and
service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
• Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s
Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).

The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
Working some evenings and weekends is required.

The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.

For more information and to apply:  Applicants must apply online. Visit the UNMJobs website at Search for position #0829427.

Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information.

Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications must be received through the UNMJobs website no later than May 8, 2015.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Job Opportunity: Film and Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Film & Media Librarian
Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont

Middlebury seeks a Film & Media Librarian to join its Research & Instruction Workgroup. Reporting to the Director of Research & Instruction, the Film & Media Librarian provides general research and academic technology support along with expert assistance in video creation and editing. The Film & Media Librarian also serves as the library’s curator for physical and digital visual media. Ideal candidates will possess a strong service orientation, a passion for instruction, and a desire to build meaningful connections with faculty.

To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit:

Fellowship Opportunity: GlaxoSmithKline Library


The North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library invites applications for the GlaxoSmithKline Library Fellowship for the 2015¬–16 academic year (nine months: September–May).

The library holds over 40,000 volumes, a substantial collection of artists’ files, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, and subscriptions to pertinent online databases. The Museum (see possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections.

The GlaxoSmithKline Library Fellow will be considered a professional member of the library’s staff and will work closely with the curatorial, education, conservation, and other Museum departments. The fellow will gain experience with all aspects of the operation of a museum library, learn more in-depth use of art reference resources to assist the staff and the general public with their inquiries, and learn to process material received in the library. The fellow will be responsible for projects relating to staff instruction, in person or online. The fellow will also be responsible for updating the internal library website. Using social media will be encouraged to promote the library’s resources internally and externally. Other projects may arise if time permits.

A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Library Fellow will be expected to work in the NCMA Library for an average of 25 hours per week.

Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates recently graduated with a master’s degree in information and library science who have an interest in art librarianship. Educational background in art, art history, or a related field preferred.

Application procedure: Applications must include a resume and a cover letter with the names and contact information for three references. Mail applications to: Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian, North Carolina Museum of Art, 4630 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4630. As this is a temporary role, we are unable to provide sponsorship or benefits. The candidate chosen for this role must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.

Applications must be received by February 20, 2015. A decision will be announced by March 27.

About the NCMA: The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation matched the State’s appropriation with a gift of 75 European paintings and sculptures in 1960. The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983.

The NCMA is best known for its outstanding survey of European art, including works by Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Van Dyck, Rubens, Jordaens, Lievens, Boucher, Canova, Carpeaux, and Monet. The premodern American galleries feature work by Copley, Stuart, Cole, Homer, Heade, Bierstadt, Eakins, Sargent, Chase, and Frieseke. The NCMA has the largest collection of Rodin sculptures in the Southeast. The modern galleries present major works by such American and European artists as Kirchner, Hartley, Feininger, Manship, O’Keeffe, A. Wyeth, Delvaux, Kline, Diebenkorn, Motherwell, Moore, Lawrence, E. Kelly, and F. Stella. More recent artists include Kiefer, Baselitz, Richter, Scully, Rothenberg, Shapiro, R. Paine, El Anatsui, Viola, and Plensa. There are also smaller, but active, collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art.

Internship: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library

Internship (unpaid): Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library and Archives is seeking a summer intern.The library internship is designed for recent MLIS graduates, MLIS candidates, students studying archiving, and students considering careers in library science. The two main goals of the internship are to provide students with a well-rounded hands-on learning experience in a special library and to introduce students to the functions and responsibilities of the MCA’s various departments. Interns will gain experience in the areas of reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Interns with experience or interest in archives may have an opportunity to work with and/or process archival collections. We will work to match interns with projects that involve their areas of interest. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.
Please see the MCA’s website to apply or for more information:

Job Opportunity: Fine Arts Librarian – Binghamton University

The Fine Arts Librarian develops and manages the print and digital Fine Arts collections in support of teaching and research in Art, Art History, and Music; provides reference and instructional services; and represents the Libraries to these departments. Required qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and recent experience in one of the Fine Arts disciplines.

Review of applications for both positions will begin on March 2, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit our website at: . Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Posting: Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian – Haverford College

The Haverford College Libraries invite forward-thinking, creative, and enthusiastic applicants to apply for the position of Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian.  As part of a dynamic team of librarians—and in collaboration with colleagues at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges—the successful applicant will develop deep connections with faculty, students, and other community members in the shared work of a liberal arts education.  This work includes instruction, research support, reference, user education, outreach, and collection development for assigned fields in the Humanities and for campus-wide digital and visual-studies initiatives.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian.
Deadline for application is February 10th, 2015 – more information is available at: