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.

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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

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

Call for Proposals: Architectural Records Section at SAA 2017

The Architectual Records Section Steering Committee is seeking presentation proposals for our meeting at SAA 2017 in Portland, Oregon. We are setting aside time for a PechaKucha variety hour. If you would like to submit a proposal (e.g. a topic, initiative, problem, question, or program that you are working on or thinking about), please fill out this brief Google form by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We will be following up with proposal author shortly after the deadline.
The PechaKucha presentation format was developed by associates of Klein Dytham architecture. According to the PechaKucha website, “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.” (http://www.pechakucha.org/faq)
Link to the form:

https://goo.gl/forms/kbWMrebivOO0XJY03

Manager, Exhibits and Partnerships at the Vancouver Public Library

Description

About us

The award-winning Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Inspired by our vision of being “an informed, engaged, and connected city” and our mission as a “free place for everyone to discover, create and share ideas and information”, VPL is proud of its reputation of being the most-visited major urban library per capita in Canada.

Located in a city often cited as one of the best places in the world to live, Vancouver, with a population of 630,000, includes dynamic and diverse communities in a metropolitan region of 2 million. The next few years promise to be an exciting time for VPL with the 2018 opening of the top two floors of our iconic Central Library and the recent launch of our new strategic plan, VPL 2020, which will guide our services, programs, amenities, and resources.

With over 43,000 square feet of public space, levels 8 and 9 will offer library users a unique suite of service areas including a publicly accessible garden, an auditorium, community rooms and an engaging, interactive learning and exhibit space called Vancouver Stories. Vancouver Stories will be one of the highlights of the Central library. With its innovative exhibits, hands on activities, and thought provoking displays, it will showcase the stories and culture of the Vancouver Community.

The development of the two new floors demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement, robust public service, and innovation. We are continually evolving our services and asking our users to rethink their old notions of what a library is and imagine what a library could be.

About the opportunity

VPL is seeking a creative, innovative and strategic leader to join its management team on a 2 year contract. As part of a team of enthusiastic Managers and reporting to the Director, Library Experience, the Manager Exhibits and Partnerships will be responsible for turning the vision for Vancouver Stories into an unexpected, engaging, interactive experience for our users. You will envision, plan and curate dynamic, one of a kind exhibits and experiences that command attention and encourage repeat visits. Your goal will be to create an experience that will be one of many highlights for users of VPL. You have the necessary skills and experience to utilize new media to reach new audiences in unexpected ways. Your vision will be achieved by working with VPL staff and through partnerships and license agreements with other agencies.

We are seeking a leader with outstanding communication, inter-personal and facilitation skills. You possess demonstrated ability to envision and create museum quality exhibits and experiences. You will serve as an ambassador of public library service in Vancouver and will work to build strong relationships with the library, archive, museum and gallery communities.

You possess a thorough knowledge of museum and exhibit operations, industry best practices, collegial decision-making and project management skills, and are flexible and adaptable in a changing environment.

Vancouver Public Library offers a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package. This is a management position, exempt from the bargaining unit. Additional information and leadership competencies can be found in the job description.

Does this sound like you?

  • Creative, imaginative and innovative
  • Skilled curator of museum quality exhibits
  • Community focused and committed to public service
  • Skilled project manager
  • Experienced manager of a successful team
  • Experienced in staff development and recruiting
  • Creative problem solver
  • Experienced change agent
  • Evidence based decision maker
  • Understanding of cross cultural competencies
  • Strong evaluation and impact assessment skills
  • Committed to the success of the organization as a whole
  • Curious to explore challenges and to find solutions
  • A lover of libraries

We require:

  • A Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or a bachelor’s degree in a related field and significant recent relevant experience
  • Post-secondary courses in management studies
  • Knowledge of the issues, trends and best practices applicable to the museum and cultural fields
  • Five years recent relevant experience, including a minimum of three years experience in a leadership role; demonstrated leadership and managerial skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience curating museum quality exhibit

Note: This is a two year temporary full-time position from 2017 until 2019.

Expressions of interest accompanied by a résumé should be submitted by:

Mail: Human Resources Department

Vancouver Public Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

OR Email: careers@vpl.ca

The application review process will begin April 19, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.

Please quote the competition # in the subject line when applying electronically and upload your cover letter and resume / CV as one attachment. Ensure your application has one of the following file extensions: .pdf .doc .rtf .txt

While the Library thanks you in advance, only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

As the Vancouver Public Library is responsible for the well-being of its patrons, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Personal information collected is used in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. VPL values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Closes: 2 July, 2017

Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver , BC

Research + Instruction Librarian in Science/Art at RISD

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian with a focus on the sciences, to start in August 2017.

We recognize diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences, scholarship, service, and/or professional practice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In this newly conceived entry-level position, the Librarian will engage in research, reference, collection development, and instruction, with an emphasis in the sciences (broadly defined but with a particular emphasis on the natural sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences). The Librarian will work collaboratively to shape and implement multiple literacy practices within the library and on campus. In this capacity, the Librarian will have an affinity for, experience in, and/or an articulated understanding of broad interrelated and creative thinking about art, design, and science information and practice.

The Librarian will be based in Fleet Library and will work in collaboration with library staff as well as other colleagues in the other units within the Dean of Libraries’ interdisciplinary community – The Nature Lab, Campus Exhibitions, and the Writing Center.

We see the Library as a laboratory and platform for creativity and ideas. We seek to create an environment that understands and respects the past while inventing the future. Our approach to research, instruction, and collection development emphasizes strong disciplinary focus with an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.

As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Science Librarian engages in research and professional development, library instruction, research assistance, and collection development related to the sciences – with an emphasis on the intersection of science and art practices, broadly defined. In addition, the candidate will engage in outreach to the RISD community – encouraging and creating connections across campus – as well as chair a library committee based on skills and interests. This is a newly imagined position and it reports to the Dean of Libraries.

The RISD Library was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Library is centrally located in an award-winning adaptive reuse space on the first two floors of a former bank – the remainder of the building consists of student housing, dining facilities, and storage. The original banking hall serves as the library’s stunning main reading room. All of the library’s collections reside within the structure – a luxury that allows for resources to be available to the community at all times.

The Library includes an open stack collection of over 100,000 volumes, including a reference section, 1500 RISD masters’ theses, and 330 current periodicals. Specialized collections and storage include another 54,000+ volumes. Print collections focus on art, architecture, and design, with approximately 15% currently focused on supporting areas of the humanities and social and physical sciences. Specialized collections include artists’ books, zines, rare books, an institutional archive, a materials resource library, and a picture collection.

The Library is building its digital platforms and currently hosts and operates an online institutional repository – Digital Commons @RISD – that collects and presents faculty and student research and creative work, college records and history, and materials from specialized collections.

RISD has a distinguished history of providing inspired leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates the campus.
Since its founding, RISD has pursued its mission to educate the public about the important role of art and design within society. That pursuit in conjunction with the STEM to STEAM RISD-led initiative makes this position particularly relevant and exciting. The goal of STEAM is to truly explore the combined thinking and practice of scientists, artists, designers, and technologists. The sciences are integrated throughout RISD‘s campus in different departments and are highlighted in the Digital + Media program, increased emphasis on the sciences in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, and the exceptional Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports librarians’ professional practice with sabbaticals, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD offers a critical review process, which is similar to the tenure process.
All librarians are members of a collective bargaining unit, the Full-time Faculty Association (NEARI/NEA).

Functions/Duties

·         Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, instructing patrons in the use of online and in person catalogs and collections in the arts and sciences.

·         Write and edit resources guides and explore platforms for sharing resources and telling the story of research through technologies and tools.

·         Provide orientation and research instruction – in groups and one-on-one – to RISD students, faculty, and staff with traditional library resources as well as using emerging technologies.

·         Support the development of information literacy (and multiple literacy) practices within the library and across campus.

·         Participate in the promotion, outreach, and marketing of library collections, resources, services, and projects.

·         Contribute to collection development initiatives and build access to science literature and resources with limited resources. Develop a suite of resources that aggregates and curates open access/open data/open source science resources applicable to artists, designers, makers, and creative thinkers across disciplines.

·         Serve on library, college faculty, and administrative committees.

·         Engage in professional development and research activities to advance the profession, your work, and your development as a librarian, colleague, and member of a local and global community.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an individual interested in defining, experimenting with, and building information systems, collections, and instruction related to and inspired by the sciences as well as art and design. We are seeking a colleague who has demonstrated (in scholarship, community engagement, education, or practice) creativity and curiosity within the field of librarianship.

·         ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Degree (or relevant experience) in a scientific discipline – with particular emphasis in biology, mathematics, design science, or the physical sciences.

·         One to three years professional experience providing research, reference, instruction, or public service in a library, laboratory, or research setting.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical, as is an ability to think critically and articulate ideas clearly. We are seeking an ideas person who enjoys working on a team and is generous and open to thinking that challenges their own.

·         Ability to work collegially and generously within a small team that is flexible and extremely responsive to users.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Knowledge of contemporary art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art school setting.

·         Knowledge of print and electronic resources – particularly open access, open data, and open source resources. We are an art school and this position will support scientific research in that context.

·         Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in the arts, sciences, and related areas.

·         Background in library technologies and emerging technologies – with a curiosity (and healthy skepticism) about current trends.

·         Reading knowledge of a language other than English.

·         Fearlessness (with a healthy dose of common sense)

Candidates who submit their materials before May 15, 2017 are assured full consideration. For more information, visit www.risd.edu/jobs.

Reference Librarian at The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis

Position Summary

Provides reference, research, and instructional services. Supervises circulation, reception, interlibrary loan, photocopy and copy photography services. Oversees the library’s social media accounts.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis, including Thursdayevenings. Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand. Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.

·         Oversees incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations. Responds to other requests for loans and copies. Uses support and part-time staff as appropriate to provide timely and cost-effective services.

·         Supervises the Circulation Supervisor. Assists Circulation Supervisor with recruiting, training, and supervising full-time Reader Services support staff.

·         Works with the Digital Initiatives and Technologies Librarian to ensure that interlibrary loan hardware and software meet requirements and that the ExLibris Alma Circulation system and related equipment function properly and are used effectively.

·         Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.

·         Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and web content.

·         Serves on the Offsite Project team and Reference Team, as well as other library committees as required.

·         Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.

·         Supervises the Reader Services Department in the absence of the Head of Reader Services.

Qualifications

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited program.

·         Experience providing reference service and bibliographic instruction to a diverse patron base.

·         Experience assisting researchers with accessing archives and special collection materials.

·         Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.

·         Familiarity with library circulation procedures and trends in access services.

·         Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.

·         Experience working with websites, blogs, and social media.

·         Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

·         Supervisory and/or project management experience.

 **Please apply online at: https://hrweb.artic.edu/recruit/applyjob.html

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.