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.

Job Posting: Design Librarian – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Description

POSITION: Design Librarian

RANK: Assistant or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Head, Architecture & Fine Arts Library

SALARY: Minimum Salary as Assistant University Librarian $54,035

Minimum Salary as Associate University Librarian $62,500

Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Design Librarian. The Design Librarian is a year round (12-month) tenure-track library faculty position which will provide reference assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support faculty and student populations and the academic programs and research centers associated with the UF College of Design, Construction & Planning. The Design Librarian will work collaboratively with other members of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library faculty and staff to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University community. The Design Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Architecture Archives/Department of Special Collections & Area Studies to build collections, provide services, and plan events related to those materials.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Design Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Design Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Design Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as primary liaison between the Libraries and the College of Design, Construction & Planning administration, faculty and students, taking initiative to identify and meet their resource and service expectations and to facilitate ongoing communication regarding library resources and services.
  • Develops collections in a systematic and balanced manner, selecting both current and retrospective materials in appropriate formats to support the curricular and research needs of the university community.
  • Provides both general and specialized reference and instructional services.
  • Creates instructional materials, including online research guides and tutorials.
  • Contributes to the efficient management of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library’s facilities, public service programs, and technical functions. May be assigned to coordinate or manage activities or personnel in one or more areas.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Architecture Archives/Department of Special Collections & Area Studies to build collections, provide services, and plan events related to archival collections.
  • Contributes to the Libraries, the University, and the profession through substantive scholarship and professional service activities.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria
  • Participates in Libraries’ fundraising and grant-seeking efforts.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding strategies for outreach to faculty and students in the design disciplines (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by September 17, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 508409. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.


RequirementsRequired:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science; or, advanced degree in a discipline related to design, art, or art/architectural history plus 2 years academic library work experience.
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires two years of academic library, post graduate degree, experience
  • Broad knowledge of art and design literature and research methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong outreach commitment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators, and the general public
  • Flexibility, and the ability to adapt to change
  • Strong potential for and commitment to meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion outlined at http://library.ufl.edu/cdh

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in Library or Information Science
  • Degree in a design discipline, art, art/architectural history, or related field
  • Experience working in a research, academic, or design firm library
  • Experience managing collections in an academic or research library
  • Experience or expertise in the development and delivery of research instruction
  • Experience working with architectural archives collections
  • Competence with information technologies
  • Experience or interest in marketing services and collections via social media
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service or other initiatives

Original Post on ALA Joblist: https://joblist.ala.org/job/design-librarian/43063320/ 

Job Posting: Art Museum Librarian – College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Description

As part of a long-standing agreement between two committed institutions, the Worcester Art Museum Library serves as the Fine Arts branch of the College of the Holy Cross Libraries. The Worcester Art Museum Library serves not only Museum and Holy Cross constituents, but also the public, including families and community members from the broader Worcester area.

The College of the Holy Cross is seeking an energetic, poised, assertive Head Librarian for the Worcester Art Museum’s next phase in strategic planning. S/he manages all aspects of the library, and reports directly to two division managers: Head of Research, Teaching & Learning at the Holy Cross Libraries, and Director of Museum Services at Worcester Art Museum. The Museum is currently planning a master redesign, and the Library will be a key part of that planning, involving a physical move of the collection within the Museum campus. Our next Head Librarian should have knowledge or experience in issues concerning library facilities, as well as the confidence to promote best practices and advocate for new ideas and programming as the Library moves to its next phase within the Museum. The Head Librarian should be able to work independently, maintain the physical collection with an eye toward preservation, and foster a robust relationship with Holy Cross students and faculty, and the Holy Cross Libraries staff. The Head Librarian will be a part of Research, Teaching & Learning, and will participate in regular meetings on the HC campus as well as strategic planning for the RTL team and for the library as a whole. Equally, s/he will participate in division meetings, programming, collaboration, and strategic planning for the Worcester Art Museum. This position supervises a half-time Assistant Librarian as well as a dedicated team of volunteers and students. The Head Librarian works independently on select days of the week, and must be self-motivated and able to set achievable goals for the growth and success of the Library.

Requirements
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Art History; ALA-accredited MLIS
  • Preferred: MA in Art History
  • Required: Excellent communication skills, not only for prepared presentations but also for unplanned meetings with faculty, administration and donors
  • Preferred: Experience working in an academic research setting or equivalent, providing research expertise to students and faculty
  • Preferred: 3-5 years demonstrated experience as a leader and manager
  • Preferred: Experience working with advancement or development offices toward fundraising and grant development
  • Required: Basic knowledge of image discovery/access system management
  • Required: Intermediate knowledge of library systems and current practices
  • Required: Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information
  • Engagement in the museum library profession, including participation in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Excellent administrative skills, and ability to work well with colleagues.

The successful candidate will be engaged in the museum library profession, possessing excellent administrative skills, and ability to work well with colleagues. Will demonstrate commitment to librarianship in general, and museum education and librarianship specifically. Possess a demonstrated knowledge of relevant curriculum and resources in academia, with a high comfort level in presenting to a group. Willing to work on a team toward a common goal, easily collaborating with colleagues. Ability to mentor student workers, staff and volunteers. Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community. Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.

Original Post on ALA Jobslist: https://joblist.ala.org/job/art-museum-librarian/42635530/

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP and VREPS November 2018 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2018 Virtual Conference:

New Media Challenges and Solutions for Art Information Professionals  

New media art, objects, and scholarly projects in the digital realm are challenging our traditional definitions and methodologies for collection, preservation, and research as information professionals. As the scope for new media continues to expand, how are we defining, describing, and cataloging new media objects? How are we preparing for and anticipating storage and conservation needs? How do we respect artist intent and support scholarly research around these born-digital objects?

We invite proposals that share research and projects featuring new media in art librarianship and visual resources management for our annual virtual conference, an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career librarians across North America.

The webinar will take place on Saturday, November 10th at 1PM CST. Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, September 14th. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software in the evening on Thursday, October 4. If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaison, Michelle Wilson at michelle.elizabeth.wilson@gmail.com.