Apply today for the 2019 ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Lois Swan Jones Travel Award!

2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award, which supports the participation of an ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter member at the ARLIS/NA 47th annual conference to be held in Salt Lake City, March 26-30, 2019.

This year, the $750 award will be awarded to help defray the costs of attending the conference – students and professionals are both encouraged to apply!

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of ARLIS/NA. This year’s award will also include one year of membership in the ARLIS Texas-Mexico chapter, required for eligibility.
  • Applicants who are fully funded to attend the conference through their institution of employment or education are not eligible.
  • Applicant may live outside of Texas or Mexico.
  • Applicant is eligible even if the member has previously received the award. The committee shall consider the merits of the individual application independent of past decisions.
  • The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees!

 

Application Procedure:

  • Applicant should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the award committee chair via email (Helen Lueders at hlueders@mfah.org). The letter must include a statement of qualification explaining eligibility and interest, the amount of expected institutional funding (if any) for conference attendance, and proposed conference program involvement.
  • Deadline for 2019 Award submissions is January 11, 2019. The award this year is $750.

A description of the award, application procedure and selection factors, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website: http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/ and information about the 2019 annual conference can be found here:  http://arlisna.org/saltlakecity2019/ .

 ** Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might qualify and benefit from attending the conference in March – current or recently graduated library & information studies students, colleagues, friends! **

Submitted by Helen Lueders, Chair of 2019 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Committee – feel free to contact me with any questions at hlueders@mfah.org.

Job Opportunity: Reference & Information Literacy Librarian, Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Link to original job posting:

https://academyofartuniversity.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Academy_of_Art/job/San-Francisco-Campus/Reference—Information-Literacy-Librarian_R0001256-1

 

Job opportunity: First Year Experience Librarian @ The University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CUL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative First Year Experience Librarian to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is Spring 2019. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

Position Description

The First Year Experience Librarian will:

  • Coordinate the first year experience program for the University Libraries and provide information literacy instruction to undergraduates in a variety of disciplines.
  • Have a passion for teaching and be excited about providing instruction to lower-division undergraduates.
  • Serve as the liaison to the First Year Learning Communities, First Year Research Experience, High Schools, Orientation and Transition programs, Residence Life, and the University College.
  • Teach credit courses for the CUL&LS’s Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (OILS) department.
  • Be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual ready to join a dynamic, collaborative team of information professionals.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers, and employ communication, organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

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

The CUL&LS integrates the UNM values of Academic Freedom, Diversity Within the Academic Community, Creativity and Initiative, Excellence, Integrity and Professionalism, and Access and Student Success into all we do. As identified in the CUL&LS strategic plan, we strive to be “a leader in imagining, creating, and realizing the 21st century academic research library and university.”

Primary Duties

  • Coordinate and assess the impact of the first year experience program for the University Libraries.
  • Design shared instructional materials in various formats (including online tutorials, in-class activities, user guides, and training materials) — working closely with other librarians in doing so.
  • Teach OILS 101: Introduction to Information Studies (3 credits).
  • Build relationships with students and faculty to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Market library services to assigned liaison areas and to the university community.
  • Participate in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meet scholarship and service requirements for promotion and tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contribute to CUL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • Two years of teaching experience.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with information literacy concepts and trends (e.g., the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and curriculum mapping).
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students, faculty, and campus partners to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience with face-to-face and online instruction, including the design of instructional materials, activities, and curricula as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses.
  • Demonstrated skill in using principles of effective design to communicate information or solve problems.
  • Knowledge of Spanish or an Indigenous language of the Southwestern U.S.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Instructions

Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, Statement of Teaching, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information. Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, at lboetger@unm.edu. Note: We will require official transcripts at the time of hire.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration

For best consideration, please apply by 11/2/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

JOB OPP: Exhibitions Coordinator – The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Exhibitions Coordinator (University Title)

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Department

Special Collections & Area Std

Summary of Duties:

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) holds the largest collection of cartoon and comics material in the world. Its facility on OSU’s campus, which opened in 2013, includes a free museum with three exhibition galleries open six days per week from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. BICLM seeks a Museum Manager who will be responsible for organizing, managing, and promoting exhibitions and educational events for BICLM’s exhibition galleries. Programming consists of exhibits relating to cartoons and comics with special emphasis on exhibits that encourage engagement with our permanent collection materials and contribute to teaching and learning at OSU. This position will work with Ohio State University Library (OSUL) staff and faculty, external curators, collectors, cartoonists, lenders, and campus and community partners. The museum manager will coordinate all administrative aspects of the museum including museum operations, exhibits workflow, programming and communications. Hours vary including some weekends, evenings, and possible holidays.

Pre Employment Screening

Requires the successful completion of a background check.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in art, history, or museum studies or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in a museum or gallery setting; experience in planning, coordinating, or curating exhibitions; experience with collections management software; knowledge of cartoon and comics history and art; experience with planning and executing public educational programs.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Museum Education, Museum Administration, or equivalent; experience collaborating with multiple organizations or partners; experience planning or coordinating significant exhibitions in recognized library or museum venues; experience with planning and executing comics or cartoon-related public programs.

Target Salary

$20.19 – $23.55 Hourly

Job Category

Administrative and Professional

Posting Start & End Date

10/20/18 – 11/11/18

Link to full job ad:

https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/90294

MOQDOC Call for Submissions

Share your thoughts for the next edition of MOQDOC!

The Winter 2019 issue calls for discussion surrounding the digital exchanges that enable the professional community, their users, and institutions to thrive in the age of digital initiatives. This call for papers is asking: how are libraries, archives’ centers, art centers, museums, and artists’ collectives, as well as other such organizations that are dedicated to the arts by their cultural heritage and visual cultural resources and information services, rising to the challenges of the digital era?

We welcome articles on the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual exhibition reviews
  • Social media initiatives
  • Profile of an established member or information studies student (preference given to profiles of members participating in the development of digital projects or social media initiatives)
  • Description of research, special projects, or work in progress on digital projects
  • Arts related practicum projects

Submit your 250-1000 words in French or in English. Feel free to consider highlights, problems, lessons learned, and larger implications.

Submit your proposal no later than October 29, 2018 to arlismoq@gmail.com

Fall 2018 U.S. Chapter Meetings are Underway

Hit close to home with ARLIS/NA by attending your regional chapter meeting! Upcoming meetings dates for United States chapters are below (in alphabetical order). Some require preregistration or fees, so check the websites for chapter-specific information. Have fun, and keep in touch about your experiences on our Slack!

Central Plains

10/18-20 | St. Louis, MO
RSVP was due 9/30 – contact Chapter if interested in attending
http://centralplains.arlisna.org/meetings.php

Mid-Atlantic + Southeast joint meeting

11/15-17 | Richmond, VA
RSVP by 11/2
http://midatlantic.arlisna.org/meetings/upcoming-meetings/

Midstates

10/19-20 | Indianapolis, IN
http://midstates.arlisna.org/2018fallmeeting.html

New England

10/12 | Worcester, MA
RSVP by 10/8
http://newengland.arlisna.org/fall-joint-chapter-meeting-arlis-ne-and-vra-ne-friday-october-12-2018/

Northwest

10/12 | Vancouver, BC
http://nw.arlisna.org/2018/09/20/2018-annual-meeting-vancouver/

Ohio Valley

10/11-12 | Columbus, OH
RSVP by 10/5
*Call for lightning-round presentations; deadline 10/5
http://ohiovalley.arlisna.org/2018/08/31/registration-is-open-for-fall-meeting/

Southeast

(See Mid-Atlantic listing)

Southern California

10/19 | Santa Clarita/Valencia, CA
http://southerncalifornia.arlisna.org/2018/08/fall-business-meeting-2018/

Texas-Mexico

10/26-28 | Austin, TX
RSVP by 10/12
*Call for papers; deadline 10/10
http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/annual-meetings/

Upstate New York

11/2 | Syracuse University, NY
https://arlisupstateny.org/2017/01/26/arlisna-45th-annual-conference-arts-du-monde-new-orleans/

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter 2018 Fall Chapter Meeting in Vancouver, BC – Fast Approaching!

Registration is now open for the joint ARLIS/NW + VRA-PRC 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC!

When
Friday, October 12, 2018
Where
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7

 

Preliminary Program
– ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter and VRA business meetings
– Talk on Allyship with guest speakers
– Emily Carr University Campus exhibitions tour
– Lunch
– Reconciliation workshop
– Optional activities on Saturday

Meeting Registration
Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or in person the day of the meeting (cash/cheque).

Register online

Job Opportunity: Archives Assistant, The Frick Collection (term)

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 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 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.

Position Summary Major responsibility of this position is assisting the Archives staff in preparing the archival collections for a move to off-site storage. Rehouse, organize and interfile archival material, create collection- and item-level inventories, and label and barcode boxes. The person in this position may also assist with reference queries, administrative duties, and other archival projects as needed. Frequent lifting to the waist of boxes weighing up to forty pounds. Requirements Undergraduate degree required. Additional consideration will be given to candidates possessing a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or enrolled in a Master’s Degree program with an archival component. Previous experience in an archival setting is desired, as is general knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in libraries and archives. Candidates should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members. Knowledge of Word and Excel required.

Work Hours and Compensation
Monday through Friday, work schedule to be determined. Compensation is $25.00/hour
Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection
All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. 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.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Chief, Archives and Records Management jobs@frick.org

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Include “Archives Assistant” in subject line of email. No phone calls.

JOB OPP: Director of Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

The University of Louisville Libraries are looking for an energetic, creative and forward-thinking Director of the Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library. The successful candidate will be eager to engage students and faculty from an evolving Fine Arts program, and by crafting services, programs, and collections that support their learning, research and artistic endeavors.  The Director has responsibility for all aspects of management and planning for the Art Library, reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s senior library administrative team.

The Director will also have the opportunity to participate in significant projects impacting the entire University Libraries, such as developing digital scholarship services and engaging in assessment projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Provide innovative approaches to the development of services to faculty, students, researchers, and the community; manage operations of the library including the supervision of two full-time staff and student assistants; contribute to the goals and initiatives of the University Libraries.
  • Engagement: Serve as liaison to the Hite Art Institute, Department of

Fine Arts which currently occupies three locations within the city; promote use of the extensive print and electronic collections; collaborate with other liaison librarians, especially to other arts and humanities disciplines; use social media and other emerging technologies to engage users.

  • Information Literacy: Design and implement instructional programs and materials including online research guides and tutorials; communicate with faculty about information literacy services and work with them to develop appropriate library assignments; collaborate with instruction librarians from the Research Assistance and Instruction Dept. on the development of new skills and approaches to teaching.
  • Reference: Provide information services in person and online to campus and community users.
  • Collection Management: Develop print and electronic collections in studio art, art and architecture history, design, artist’s books and curatorial studies; promote and build archival collections.
  • Outreach: Work with arts organizations in the community and seek opportunities for partnerships; cultivate and provide stewardship to donors.
  • Collaboration: Work with other Libraries faculty and departments on campus on new initiatives in areas such as digital scholarship and assessment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in an arts field or work experience in a fine arts organization
  • Three years relevant professional experience in an academic/research library
  • Knowledge of digital technologies, web design and social media; demonstrated ability to learn and use emerging technologies in innovative ways
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, and to handle multiple priorities
  • Potential for satisfying the University Libraries Faculty promotion and tenure requirements

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with digital humanities
  • Experience providing instruction to classes and individuals
  • Experience providing reference services and familiarity with methods

of scholarly research in art

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Experience providing services outside of the library setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and researchers
  • Knowledge of collection development practices in art and architectural history, art, design, and curatorial studies
  • Reading or bibliographic knowledge of a second language
  • Supervisory experience
  • Membership in professional organizations such as ARLIS/NA

The initial rank and salary will depend upon experience and professional achievements. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.  Library faculty appointments are twelve-month, tenure-track positions.

The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations. The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is located in the state’s largest urban area.

The city of Louisville offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining and a nationally-acclaimed parks system. The city also has a vibrant arts scene with numerous museums, including the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, and several neighborhoods with contemporary galleries and distinctive shops.

Applications received by October 19, 2018 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at:    https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flouisville.edu%2Fhr%2Femployment%2Fjobs%2Fcurrentopenings&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce7151d4cce934e2593ed08d61f299987%7Ce285d438dbba4a4c941c593ba422deac%7C0%7C0%7C636730660866168791&sdata=0ndK6Vl8FymsqMYJc0ol9rs2AdHD7RTHOVOKl8jwbJ4%3D&reserved=0 (Job ID

34499) and attach AS A SINGLE, COMBINED PDF a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.

The University Libraries are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace and have recently joined the ACRL Diversity Alliance to work with other academic libraries toward this goal.

 

Please direct questions to:

James Procell

Director, Anderson Music Library

University of Louisville

2301 S. 3rd St.

Louisville, KY  40292

502.852.0528 or james.procell@louisville.edu

 

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employ@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Meeting CFP – Deadline September 18th

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS​

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) invites those engaged in work related to visual arts and information science to submit a proposal for a presentation at the annual Fall meeting on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in Indianapolis.  Submissions are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Presentations – a talk of 20 minutes, given by one or more presenter, with or without the use of visual aids
  • Lightening-round talks – a talk of 3-5 minutes, given by one presenter, with or without the use of visual aids; particularly suited for emerging trends
  • Poster presentations – a visual presentation in poster format about ongoing or completed projects; presenters may provide handouts and/or speak with viewers in an informal setting

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on a variety of issues related to art, design, and visual culture, including:

  • ​book arts
  • cataloging issues
  • collaboration and partnerships across institutions
  • collection development
  • copyright and open access related to visual materials
  • critical librarianship
  • digital humanities
  • diversity and inclusion in the art library
  • information literacy for artists and art historians
  • museum librarianship
  • outreach to users
  • challenges in special collections
  • web archiving

Submission guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 300 words to Sarah Carter at saccarte at indiana dot edu.  Specify your preferred presentation format (presentation, lightening round talk, poster presentation).

Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 18th

 

Fall meeting information:

Dates: Friday, October 19th, and Saturday, October 20​th, 2018

Venue: Herron Art Library and IUPUI University Library

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

About ARLIS/NA Midstates:

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic group of library and information professionals dedicated to art, architecture, design and visual resources. The chapter serves the region including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Our members are art and architecture librarians, visual resources curators, museum professionals, archivists and special collections librarians, collectors and appreciators, book publishers and dealers, content providers, educators, artists, and students. The chapter meets twice a year, supporting our professional network, sharing information and visiting member institutions. We welcome all interested members of ARLIS/NA and all students enrolled in regional library and information science programs to become members of the Midstates Chapter. Participation in our meetings is open to all.