Category Archives: Museum Librarianship

Job Posting: Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend

via Careers@MFAH.org

To apply, visit the original job posting here.

Responsibilities:

• Works with the Director of the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and the Curator of the Bayou Bend Collection to establish and implement vocabulary and metadata standards for the Texas Artisans & Artists Archive (TAAA)

• Contributes to the selection and implementation of appropriate systems to manage and distribute data, documents, and images in the Archive

• Coordinates the collection of documents, data, and images for the Archive and their entry into the appropriate systems

• Works closely with MFAH staff in the Hirsch Library, Information Technology, Archives, and Photographic and Imaging Services in the selection, implementation, and maintenance of the systems

• Supervises the Project Associate and future Project staff when hired, including Field Researchers

• Coordinates permissions for the use of any copyrighted data or images in the Archive.

• Works with the Director in exploring possible cooperative contributions of data and images with other institutions

• Reads primary documents with accuracy and comprehension in order to add new information to the Archive

• Enters data, images, subject descriptors, and metadata into the system

• Coordinates communications with the TAAA Advisory Board and their meetings

• Develops and coordinates the Archive´s digital and printed communications

• Assists in promoting scholarly awareness and utilization of the Archive and dissemination of related research

• Performs other duties as assigned


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Must have excellent skills in dealing with the museum staff, docents, researchers, and public visitors

• Knowledge of digital content management systems, metadata schema, and controlled vocabularies required

• Knowledge of American art and decorative arts and appropriate library resources desirable

• Able to prioritize, work with minimum supervision and deal with both public and staff in a professional manner

• Dependability, strong communication skills and great attention to detail are essential

• Excellent organizational skills

• Must be physically able to lift heavy books, climb ladders, and work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time


Education and Experience:

• B.A. degree in a Humanities field required

• Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or archival certification preferred

• Thorough knowledge of archival management principles and methodologies preferred

• Relevant work experience in a library or archive is required

• Experience with digitization and database development required

• Supervisory experience preferred

Job Posting: Library Technician (Circulation) – National Gallery of Art

via University of Maryland’s BlogMLS

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Circulation Section of the Reader Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services
National Gallery of Art Library
email: l-doumato@nga.gov

Job Posting: Library Technician (Vertical Files/Non-Print Materials) – National Gallery of Art

via University of Maryland’s BlogMLS

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Vertical Files/Non-Print Materials office of the Reader Services Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the maintenance, development, and consultation of the vertical files and non-print collections.

Duties include preparing newly acquired materials for the vertical files and non-print collections, preparing bibliographic records using an online catalog, and assisting with the organization and use of both collections by Gallery staff and outside readers.

Applicants should have a general knowledge of manual and automated library procedures, a familiarity with using personal computers and online catalogs, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library

Job Opportunity: Digital Archivist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

via mfah.org

Original job posting available here.
Position Available at the MFAH

Title: Digital Archivist
Status: Accepting Applications
Location: Rosine Building, a non-smoking facility
Reports To: Archives Director
Pay Type: Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Job Code: 14-053ARC

Responsibilities:

• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials

• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team

• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies

• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.

• Responsible for description of a/v collection

• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.

• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids

• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form

• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows

• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards

• Provides training to staff and volunteer

• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of image technical metadata required

• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required

• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description

• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required

• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
required

• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators

• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Ability to think creatively required

• Familiarity with PREMIS

• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable

• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:

• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required

• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required

• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred

• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
strongly preferred

• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred

• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred

• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred

• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred

• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.

• DAS coursework highly desirable

• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred

• ACA certification preferred

Free webinar, VRA travel award, & CFP

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and scholarship opportunities below!

Webinar:

Title: Communicating Through Infographics

Presenter: Dawne Tortorella

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips.

For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, November 14, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/communicating-through-infographics.

· Have you noticed the growing trend of communicating through infographics?

· Do you wonder where the data comes from and how to verify information displayed in visual form?

· Would you rather read a 100 page report or look at a visual presentation that conveys the story in less than one minute?

· Would you like to tell a compelling story about your library through the medium of infographics?

Visual representation of information has existed for hundreds of years in various forms and formats. Infographics (information graphics) represent the latest visual form to gain popularity. Telling an effective story through infographics requires accurate data, compelling design, and visualization tools.

During this one-hour webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate:

· blogs and infographic search resources to find examples and track trends

· differences between infographics, poster art, and data visualization

· common data sources used in infographics (big data and local sources)

· suggest library-specific data and statistics appropriate for visual presentation

· visualization tools for experimentation

This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels and in all types of libraries who need to present information to customers, stakeholders, and management. Senior staff and directors responsible for board reporting are especially encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

 VRA Travel Award:

VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2013 VRA conference “Capitalizing on Creativity” in Providence, Rhode Island April 3-6. The deadline for receipt of applications will be Monday, November 26, 10 am EST. The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the third week of December.

A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of workshops and sessions has already been posted at: http://vra2013annualconference.sched.org and information about costs is posted here:http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=8 and here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=11

Before you apply, PLEASE READ “Travel Award Rules and Guidelines”, “Tips for VRA Travel Awards Applicants”, and “Types of Travel Awards”, all linked here as PDFs: http://www.vraweb.org/about/awards/index.html#travel

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEM1Zkdsdlo2dGZ1TEJRN3hGQWxjR2c6MQ#gid=0

The form is also linked from the What’s New on the VRA homepage.

You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that upon winning an award an applicant who is not a member of VRA must purchase a membership, with the option to use funding from the travel award to do this. This year by removing the membership requirement for all applicants, we hope to draw more interest and expand membership.

In order to allow funding to go further, Tansey awards will be distributed according to financial need i.e. full awards (up to $850) may be given to some, whilst lower amounts may be awarded to others with partial institutional/ other support.

For 2013, we are fortunate to have generous financial support from sponsors and funds provided by the membership:

* The Kathe Hicks Albrecht award of $850 for a first-time conference attendee

* Two New Horizons awards of $850 each. These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees

* The Joseph C. Taormina Memorial award of $250 for an applicant with partial funding

* A New Horizons student award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resources

* $4800 in Tansey fund awards ranging from $250 to $850 each

More awards may become available and will be announced on this listserv. Also, stay tuned and watch VRA-L and the VRA website for further details about the conference. Please email if you have any questions not answered by the documents noted above.

So don’t delay – apply today!

We look forward to receiving your applications,

Heidi Eyestone & Vicky Brown

Co-Chairs, VRA Travel Awards Committee

Heidi Eyestone

Visual Resources Collection

Art and Art History

Carleton College

One North College Street

Northfield, MN 55057

507 222-5399

507 222-7042 fax

Vicky Brown, Visual Resources Curator

History of Art Department, University of Oxford

Suite 9, Littlegate House

St Ebbes

Oxford OX1 1PT

UK

+44 (0)1865 286839

victoria.brown@hoa.ox.ac.uk

 

CFP:

Call for Book Chapters: Collecting the Contemporary (Book to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013)

URL: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0062/7112/files/CFP_CollectingTheContemporary.pdf?5

COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY

Edited by Owain Rhys and Zelda Baveystock

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

The book will be edited by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, Wales and Zelda Baveystock, Lecturer in Arts Management and Museum Studies at Manchester University.

Why and how should social history museums engage with contemporary collecting? To fill gaps in the collection? To record modern urban life? To engage with minority communities? To link past and present? There are many possible responses… And many museums collect contemporary objects, stories, images and sounds – consciously or unconsciously. But reasoned policies and procedures are very often lacking. And – given the uniquely detailed record of contemporary life recorded by ubiquitous media – how best are museums to record and present contemporary life in their collections?

 

An overview of contemporary collecting in a social historical context is well overdue. Original source material, ideas, developments and research has never before been brought together in a single volume. This book will bring together practitioners from around the world to provide a contemporary and convenient reader which aims to lay the foundations for future initiatives.

We welcome submissions – of between 3000 and 5000 words – on the practice, theory and history of contemporary collecting in social history museums, based on – but not confined to – the following issues and themes. We are particularly interested in new and pioneering initiatives and innovative thinking in this field.

Practice

Projects (including community outreach, externally funded collection programmes, projects with specific goals)

Exhibitions (including popular culture, contemporary political issues, under-represented groups

Networks – including SAMDOK and other initiatives

Fieldwork and contemporary collecting

Adopting a scientific approach to contemporary collecting

Audio-visual recording

The influence of the internet, how to collect, and associated museological issues

Contemporary collecting and contemporary issues

Access, storage and conservation issues

Theory

What to collect?

How to collect?

Who should collect?

Community involvement – advantages and disadvantages

Contemporary collecting – key priority or passing fad?

Definitions of contemporary collecting

Should contemporary collecting be object or people based?

Alternatives to the accepted norms

The case for nationally or regionally co-ordinated policies

The impact of social and digital media for the future of contemporary collecting

History

Origins and development of contemporary collecting

Differences between institutions and countries (e.g. Sweden’s ethnological approach v. Britain’s social history approach)

The editors

Owain Rhys has recently published Contemporary Collecting: Theory and Practice with MuseumsEtc. This book gathered together disparate strands of contemporary collecting theory and history, and provided an insight into current practices at St Fagans: National History Museum. Owain is interested in formalising definitions and procedures, and in strengthening the bonds between those museums involved in contemporary collecting. Zelda Baveystock has a longstanding interest in contemporary collecting. As the first Keeper of Contemporary Collecting at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, she established a subject specialist network of urban history museums actively involved in the field in 2004. She has lectured and taught on the subject in the UK, and in Sweden.

Submissions

If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please send an abstract (up to 250 words) and a short biography to both the editors and the publishers at the following addresses: owain.rhys@museumwales.ac.uk,zelda.baveystock@manchester.ac.uk and books@museumsetc.com by 10 December 2012. Enquiries should also be sent to these addresses. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the publication and a discount on more.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

Deadlines

ABSTRACTS: 10 DECEMBER 2012

CONTRIBUTORS NOTIFIED: 11 JANUARY 2013

COMPLETED PAPERS: 2 APRIL 2013

 

CFP, Reviewer, & Webinars

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, internships and more opportunities below!

CFP:

Libraries, Archives, and Museums Area – Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 27 – March 30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests. The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries or librarians, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome. Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2013 Event Management database at http://ncp.pcaaca.org. The deadline is November 30, 2012. Please direct any queries to the Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area chair:

Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services

W. Frank Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101

USA

859-572-5527

ellisa[at]nku[dot]edu

For more information see the associations’ website at: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/

Call for  Reviewers:

The coeditors for ARLIS/NA Reviews (http://www.arlisna.org/pubs/reviews/index.html) are seeking reviewers for the January/February 2013 edition.

You must notify one of the coeditors by no later than Friday, October 12 of your interest in reviewing one of the titles listed below. Please note in your response if your subject background or expertise matches the subject matter of the book. Also, you must be able to meet a December 7, 2012 deadline with a 450 word review. Please do not volunteer to review if you doubt you will be able to meet the deadline.

The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire 100 BCE – 250 CE, by Emanuel Mayer

The Art of Modern China, by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen

The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing, by Rachel Poliquin

British Aviation Posters: Art, Design and Flight, by Scott Anthony and Oliver Green

Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being 2, by Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, eds.

Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism, Nancy Mithlo, ed.

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, by Denise Markonish, ed.

On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life, by Spyros Papapetros

Pop! Design, Culture, Fashion 1956-1976, by Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain, and Annamarie Stapleton

Publishing the Fine and Applied Arts 1500-2000, by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Madelbrote, eds.

We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to write a dual review of the books below. Both books would be included in a single 600 word review, also due by December 7, 2012.

Mexican Muralism: A Critical History, by Alejandro Anreus, Robin Adele Greeley, and Leonard Folgarait AND

How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State, by Mary K. Coffey

Landscape in Photographs, by Karen Hellman and Brett Abbott AND

Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography, by Liz Wells, ed.

Doug Litts & Terrie Wilson

littsd[at]si[dot]edu / wilso398[at]mail[dot]lib[dot]msu[dot]edu

ARLIS/NA Reviews Co-Editors

Webinars:

1. Title: Personal Gadgets and the Library

Presenter: Jason Griffey

Format: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips

For more information and to participate in the Tuesday, October 9, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/personal-gadgets-and-library

Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively.

This webinar will give a broad overview of personal electronics in libraries, focusing on iOS and Android based devices and their management, from both a user and staff perspective.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

•Understand abilities and limitations of both iOS (Apple) and Android systems

•Have a set of tools to explore in management of both

•Know where to go for help with personal electronics

This webinar will be of interest to anyone that provides services in or around libraries, to either users of the library or to the staff of the library.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

 

2. Title: Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement

Webinar Series: Expanding Your Career Potential

Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips

For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, October 10, 2012

webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/telling-your-story

How can librarians and information professionals:

Learn the secrets to the type of successful interactions that will lead to career growth and advancement?

Develop talking points to effectively convey their story to maximize their potential for career growth and advancement?

Learn how to take advantage of every opportunity, no matter how brief, to tell an encapsulated version of their story?

Maximize their chances of always getting to “yes”?

Become aware and gain access to the wide variety of job opportunities that take them beyond the limitations of the “L” word.

In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. This webinar will help attendees locate and identify many career opportunities that are outside the “L” word and help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

Understand the importance of successful interactions for career growth and advancement

Learn the five secrets of successful interactions with colleagues, management and gatekeepers in their organizations

Know how to develop convincing talking points, including an “elevator pitch,” that will assure their success in any situation

Learn how to use their talking points to get buy-in and get to “yes” as quickly and often as possible

Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals

This webinar will be of interest to library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new skills.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar on the day of the event on the Adobe Connect server. If you pre-registered you can use your email address and password you created to speed up entry to the webinar. If you did not preregister and you login within 30 minutes of the event you can enter as a guest without a password.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Whitney Museum Grant-Funded Paid Project Staff Positions

[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: “The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships” per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]

The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.

Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software.  Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.

Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc.  A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.

Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:

Carol Rusk
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

library@whitney.org

Mentee/Mentoring opportunity with ArLiS/NA!

The ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee seeks applications for the new Virtual Mentoring program. You can apply to be a mentor, mentee, or both using our online form.

http://tinyurl.com/bruvs2p

Both the mentor and mentee benefit from a successful relationship.

• Mentors provide mentees support, insight, and expertise.

• Mentees offer mentors information about emerging professional trends and technologies, a renewed enthusiasm for issues in art
librarianship, and new perspectives.

We believe that mentoring is not only valuable for the mentor and mentee, but for ARLIS as a whole.
A healthy organization supports mentoring to ensure that individuals coming up in the profession are well-positioned to carry out the goals
of the organization.

See below for additional information or visit: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Xuxf7c-mxCxWQhTl3ynetmk6HHrDEzni-BRhx4KTQcU

Apply today: http://tinyurl.com/bruvs2p Continue reading

Job Posting: Archivist/Records Manager, SFMoMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is seeking one full-time Archivist/Records Manager. The Archivist/Records Manager is responsible for organizing, and processing designated collections within the Archives collection, establishing physical and intellectual control, and creating detailed paper and electronic finding aids.  The Archivist/Records Manager, in collaboration with the Head of the Research Library and Archives, is also responsible for establishing, managing, and implementing a Records Management Program (RMP).  The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Head of the Research Library and Archives.

 ESSENTIALRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise archives and records management staff.  Coordinate volunteers and interns.  Hire and train new volunteers and staff.
  • Establish a RMP, paper and electronic; update the database and inventory from the institution wide inventory completed 3/2011.  Expand as necessary.
  • Oversee legal research for records retention (RRS) and disposition (RDS) schedules.
  • Write RRS and RDS, coordinate staff records management training, and implement the RMP.  Prepare RMP policies and procedures manual.
  • Assist in planning for the impending move of staff records and unprocessed institutional records currently in off-site storage locations.
  • Survey the archives collections, ongoing, in order to propose arrangement, including retention and disposal criteria. Physically reorganize the collections in accordance with the arrangement schema.
  • Re-folder, re-box, and re-house the collections.
  • Prepare finding aids in three formats: paper, MARC, and EAD.  Contribute finding aids to bibliographic utilities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education and Training:  MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with course work in records management and archives administration or Masters in archival management with a CRM certificate desired.  Certified archivist and/or records manager preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of current records management – paper and electronic and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.

Work Experience:  Minimum of [3-5] years experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a RMP, processing archives, and preparing finding aids.  Experience having established an RMP from the ground up preferred.  Minimum of [2 – 3] years of administrative experience in an art or museum archives setting.  

Skills and Abilities:  Familiarity with computer-based information resources, especially in the area of database creation for archives and RMP.  Experience working with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of XML; knowledge of current archival/RMP arrangement and description standards; knowledge of APPM, familiarity with DACS, AACR2r, and LC authority files.  Demonstrated knowledge of current models, standards, and guidelines for efficient records management, paper and electronic.  Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others as well as demonstrated ability to work independently.  Proven oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to promote archives/RMP issues and needs.  Ability to be flexible and responsive to an evolving work environment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 Physical Demands:  Ability to carry out physical maneuvers associated with RMP/archives work that may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.  Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes and work within a dusty environment.

SFMOMA is an EEO/AA.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: http://sfmoma.snaphire.com/?job=12609LIST

 

Internship Posting: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Summer Archives Assistant

Position Available:

2012 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. Half of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to the processing of photographs and image materials from the Frank Freed and Eleanor Freed Stern Collection. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of the photographs, the assistant will assist with the development of an online exhibition highlighting the collection. Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department. The Summer Archives Assistant is invited to attend behind-the-scene tours and lectures hosted by the Education Department.

Requirements:  Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, DACS, LCSH and AACR2 strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart

Archives

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

P.O. Box 6826

Houston, TX  77265-6826

Work schedule:  Ten-week position, June 4 through August 10, 2010. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary:  Total salary for ten weeks is $3500.

Deadline for application: April 18, 2012

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

For additional information write to lstuart@mfah.org <mailto:lstuart@mfah.org>

Lorraine A. Stuart

Archives Director

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7733

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