Fellowship Opportunity: Resident Fellow, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

APPLICATIONS DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

The Johnson Collection is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student in library science (preferably with an emphasis on American art or history) to fill a fellowship for the summer of 2016. Applicants for this position should have a strong familiarity with cataloging systems and be self-disciplined. This eight-week program includes housing on a local college campus and a $2,400 stipend for the selected fellow.

This fellowship centers on the collection’s library holdings of over 5,000 volumes. TJC’s library is a premier resource on Southern and American art and history. In addition to books, the repository includes vertical files, art periodicals, and artist papers. The collection is pleased to share these resources with museums and scholars. An online catalog of our holdings is available on the web at http://t95018.eos-intl.net/T95018/OPAC/Index.aspx. The selected fellow will be responsible for evaluating and organizing the current library holdings’ cataloging system. Projects may include database cleanup, re-cataloging, archival work, as well as providing training for TJC staff.

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information, please visit our website: http://thejohnsoncollection.org/.

REQUIREMENTS:
30 hours per week over a period of eight weeks between June -August, 2016 (precise dates to be determined with appointed fellow; collection will be flexible). Desk space and computer access will be provided, as well as support from the collection’s staff. No prior specialization in Southern art is required.

TO APPLY:
Please submit cover letter of interest, brief CV/résumé, and contact information for two references to Sarah Tignor, Collection Manager and Registrar, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or by mail, P.O. Box 3524, Spartanburg, SC 29304. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Fellowship Opportunity: GlaxoSmithKline Library

GLAXOSMITHKLINE
LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

Fixed Duration Position:  12 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date:        July 6, 2015

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston’s art libraries and museums are within two hours travel, providing still further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 12-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, the Haas Arts Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow’s interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions.   Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are also expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.  Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources.  Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

Click here for more information.

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship in architectural study, and the SAH Membership Grant

http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship?utm_source=april14newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SAH%20Newsletter

The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to

  1. see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
  2. think about their profession deeply
  3. acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

The Award

In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments….

Criteria for Application

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. The winner will be announced in December 2014 and the fellowship can begin as early as January 1st, 2015. More details about the application process and requirements are at the link above. I think a librarian or archivist focusing on architectural documentation or preservation issues could put forth a convincing argument for this award ….

 


http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/sah-membership-grant-for-emerging-professionals

SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals

Purpose
This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society’s subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

Award
The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2015.

Criteria for Application
This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines. An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and is within five years of having received a terminal master’s degree or PhD. The fellowship applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH’s current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH.

Application Details
Applications will be accepted for 2015 SAH memberships through September 12, 2014.

To apply, you will need to provide: A current curriculum vitae (5 pages max)

Call for Applications: Kress Foundation Funds NYARC Art Librarianship Fellowship

The New York Art Resources Consortium<http://nyarc.org> (NYARC), consisting of the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art, is pleased to announce the award of a four-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to establish a new program of post-graduate fellowships dedicated to training emerging art librarians. Modeled on the successful Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship program at Yale University Library, the NYARC program consists of two consecutive two-year fellowships that will provide hands-on training in the field of public information services in museum libraries.

The Kress Fellows will spend eight months at each of the three member institutions, strengthening their core competencies in reference and outreach services.  As each library represents a different focus within the museum landscape and each institution’s collection varies in scope, the Kress Fellows will have an opportunity to develop an unusually broad knowledge of art resources.  Additionally, the Kress Fellows will assess the usability and interface design of a new discovery platform that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.  This joint endeavor provides a valuable and unparalleled opportunity for a recent information professional graduate to begin a career in an exceptional environment of learning, service, innovation, and collaboration.

Applications for the inaugural 2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellow are now being accepted throughJuly 18, 2014. The call for applications is posted at http://www.nyarc.org/content/career-opportunities and copied below.

We are very grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous support.

Call for Applications: 2014-2016 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellow
Fixed duration position: 24 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected start date: September 2014

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art, The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend eight months onsite at each NYARC institution for a total of two years in the position.

Responsibilities
• Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.

• Assess and provide recommendations regarding the usability and interface design of a new tool that will be implemented as part of NYARC’s web archiving initiative, both throughout its development and after its launch. This will involve engagement with researchers, staff, and a technical team.

• Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.

• Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives.

Requirements
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred by June 2014.
• Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
• Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

Reports to Librarian, Reader Services, The Museum of Modern Art; Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library; Assistant Librarian, Brooklyn Museum

Salary &benefits: The stipend for this full-time (35 hours/week) position is $30,000 per year.  In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive $2,000 annually for travel to the annual conference of the Art Library Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).  Health benefits are included.

Application deadline: Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org<mailto:fellowship@nyarc.org?subject=2014-2016%20Kress%20NYARC%20Fellowship>.  Please include “2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.  Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2014.

Notification:  Finalists will receive notification via email by August 8, 2014.

Book fair, Travel Grants, & more!

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

Book Fair:

The annual Book Paper Scissors Artists’ Book Fair, sponsored by the Art Department and Philadelphia Center for the Book, is being held in the Lobby of Parkway Central Library this Saturday, December 8th from 10-4. More than 20 artists will be showing and selling their work. This festive event features prints, artists’ books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, paper sculpture, and jewelry, made by local artists. If it’s paper-based art, it’s here. Come and buy, or just be inspired! You will find hundreds of affordable and interesting gifts for everyone on your list by artists working in different disciplines at all price levels. This is a great opportunity to view and even handle unique works of art, to shop locally, and to purchase items crafted by hand.

There will also be 2 free workshops, taught by graduate students from the Book Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts:

A Tale of Two Pamphlets with Erin Paulson

11 am-12 pm FREE Room 108

The pamphlet is a simple and elegant book structure that lends itself to many purposes, from zines to a special hand-written letter. In this workshop we will learn both the three-hole and the five-hole stitch, and you will walk away with two completed books!

For teens and adults.

Thaumatropes: Victorian era toys for kids

with J. Pascoe and Erin Malkowski

2 pm-3 pm FREE Room 108

This workshop will explore the amazing versatility of thaumatropes — a children’s toy popular in the Victorian era that is now seen as a precursor to modern animation. Children will learn about and experiment with the thaumatrope as a vehicle to understanding basic animation, eye-hand coordination, and creativity!

For kids of all ages.

The Lewis Walpole Library Fellowships & Travel Grants:

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, invites applications to its 2013–2014 fellowship program. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century—mainly British—materials, including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings, as well as a growing collection of sources for the study of New England Native Americans. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or equivalent advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply.

Recipients are expected to be in residence at the Library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellows also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art. Residential fellowships, usually for one month, include the cost of travel to and from Farmington, accommodation in an eighteenth-century house on the Library’s campus, and a $2,100 living allowance stipend. Travel grants typically cover transportation costs for research trips of shorter duration and include on-site accommodation.

To apply for a fellowship or travel grant, candidates should send a curriculum vitae, including educational background, professional experience and publications, and a brief outline of the research proposal (not to exceed three pages) to:

Margaret K. Powell

W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director

The Lewis Walpole Library

PO Box 1408

Farmington, CT 06034 USA

fax: 860-677-6369

e-mail: margaret.powell@yale.edu .

Two confidential letters of recommendation are also required by the application deadline. Letters should specifically address the merits of the candidate’s project and application. General letters of recommen­dation or dossier letters are not appropriate.

The application deadline is January 18, 2013.

Awards will be announced in March.

Additional information: www.library.yale.edu/walpole

Call for poster session proposals for ALA Annual Conference (Chicago 2013):

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

Start your application process now at http://ala13.ala.org/how-to-submit-a-poster-session. Note that the submission process has changed. You must create a username and password for the site before you submit your application, you must choose to submit a poster session proposal after you log-in, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail after you have completed your submission.

The deadline for submission of 2013 ALA Annual Conference poster session proposals is January 18.

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 11Ž2 hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years, and pictures of sample posters, are available at the old poster session website: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year’s posters, go to: http://ala13.ala.org/poster-sessions).

The deadline for submitting an application is January 18, 2013. Applicants will be notified in March, prior to the early bird registration deadline, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2013 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 29 and 30, 2013 (the Saturday and Sunday of the conference), at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to:

Luke Vilelle, chair of the ALA poster session committee, lvilelle@hollins.edu

Or

Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, cbenefie@lib-gw.tamu.edu

Internship opportunity:

The Frick Art Reference Library is seeking candidates for its summer 2013 internships. Openings are available in the following departments:

* Administrative Department

* Book Department

* Center for the History of Collecting

* Conservation Department

* Photoarchive Department

* Public Services Department

For more information about these and other internships at The Frick Collection, seehttp://www.frick.org/careers/internships.

Free talk:

The Columbia University Libraries invite you to attend “The Ethics of Visualization.”

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

TOPIC: The Ethics of Visualization

SPEAKER: Chris Alen Sula, Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2013

Noon – 1:30 PM

WHERE: 203 Butler Library

SPONSORS: Columbia Libraries Digital Program Division and the Digital Humanities Center

Visualization and infographics are widely discussed today, both inside of the academy and in the public at large. Academic departments as diverse as digital arts and humanities, cognitive science, and molecular chemistry have taken up the topic, and journalists like Geoff McGhee even claim that our future is one “in which data becomes a medium.” But despite its popularity and potential impact, “infovis” has rarely been considered in an ethical light. While there has been recent development on the philosophy of information, there is still little corresponding to an applied ethics of visualization and even less guidance available for information professionals. This talk examines the groundwork of infovis ethics and considers several ways in which visualization could give rise to obligations to/for certain groups. The conclusion will situate infovis within a techno-historical context, which raises broader issues of access, representation, and power with respect to visualization.

Webinar:

CORE Reference Fundamentals

An Infopeople online course, December 4, 2012 – Monday, January 21, 2013

Are you stepping into the role of providing reference assistance for the first time in your library career? Is it time to brush up on your basic skills because you are returning to work in a capacity that includes reference work with library users? In this 6-week course instructor Francisca Goldsmith will help you:

Learn and practice an effective reference interview.

Explore a wide variety of print and web-based tools.

Discover ways to assist diverse groups of users

Learn to think like an indexer and apply that perspective to your information hunting in response to reference questions.

For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/core-reference-fundamentals-0

NOTE: This course is approved as covering the Reference and Information Services competencies for the LSSC program.

Gini Ambrosino, Infopeople Project Assistant

705 E. Bidwell, Suite 2 – 312

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 690-6595

assist@infopeople.org

http://infopeople.org/

Job Posting- Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship, Yale University

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2012/13 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
https://collaborate.library.yale.edu/lhr-public/Internships%20and%20Fellowships/Kress%20Fellowship.aspx
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Yale University Library Seeks Applications and Nominations for 2012/13 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

Fixed Duration Position: 8 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: June 1, 2012

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

THE ROBERT B. HAAS FAMILY ARTS LIBRARY
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from four formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, Drama and the Visual Resources Collection. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world’s foremost collection of books on color.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Yale University Library welcomes applications and nominations for the 2012/13 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact routinely with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston’s art libraries and museums are within two hours travel, providing still further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This year the focus of the Kress Fellowship will be on public services librarianship, specializing in architecture and design, which will include experience in reference services and library research education. During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue a mutually agreed-upon project resulting in a publishable paper or a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide). Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. May be required to participate with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources. Experience with HTML and XML. Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applicants should submit a current resume, as well as a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references, to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, via e-mail at hrlibrary@yale.edu, before March 1, 2012. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “2012/13 Kress Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for eight (8) months, and will receive an award of $30,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Paid Fellowship / Internship Opportunities: Yale University; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Two short-term, paid opportunities available for new (and soon-to-be) graduates:

2011/12 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
http://www.library.yale.edu/lhr/jobs/intern/kressfellow.html
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position: 8 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: June 1, 2011
Application Due Date: January 6, 2011

The Yale University Library welcomes applications and nominations for the 2011/12 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

This year the focus of the Kress Fellowship will be on public service librarianship in the arts, which will include experience in reference services and library research education. During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue a mutually agreed-upon project resulting in a publishable paper or a new library service. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities and the possibility of assisting with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows are also expected to participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities.

Please visit the Kress Fellowship webpage for additional info and to apply.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Summer Internship Program
Sarasota, FL
http://www.ringling.org/Opportunities2.aspx?id=434
Internship takes place May 27 – August 4, 2011 (paid position)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides insight into museum careers through practical work experience not available in most academic settings.  Interns participate in daily operations of a specific department and participate in activities that provide a “behind the scenes” view of the Museum.  Positions for 2011 are in the Art Library, Asian Art, Education, Modern and Contemporary Art, Public Relations, Registration, and Technical Production.

The internship consists of ten, 40-hour weeks from May 27 – August 4, 2011.  Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

The application deadline is March 1, 2011. For position descriptions and application, please visit the interships webpage.

Application Period Opens for Fellowships to Research Tribal History

This sounds like an interesting opportunity that I expect might involve archives and visual materials…

With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is sponsoring a 26-month course of study that will introduce selected participants to methods and strategies for designing research projects, identifying sources, accessing and using American Indian materials in local, regional, and national collections, and producing a short documentary using the information collected. A maximum of 20 research Fellows from across the nation will be selected through a competitive process. Stipend awards are available.

Application guidelines, forms, and a sample application may be downloaded from the front page of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries website at http://www.odl.state.ok.us/.

Applications are due by 5 pm CST on February 1, 2010.

Please let us know if you have questions or need additional help.

Best wishes for the happiest of holidays,

Susan Feller
Project Director, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative
405-522-3259

Melissa Brodt
Project Manager, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative
405-522-3515

The John Money Fellowship

The John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology was established in 2002 by Dr. John Money. The fellowship is to support graduate students whose scholarly work would benefit from the use of library and archival materials at The Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
Applications are encouraged from all students enrolled in a graduate program in the United States and whose interests concern the history, politics, methodology of sexology and sexuality studies.
“Hermes” from “The Mythology” Series, Herbert Ascherman Jr., Platinum print Dr. John Money
1921-2006

In addition to conducting his or her own research, the fellow is expected to make a contribution to the organization, preservation, and/or accessibility of The Kinsey Institute collections. Examples include, but are not limited to, the creation of annotated bibliographies, collection guides, finding aids, and digital presentations or media productions which highlight or showcase The Kinsey Institute collections.

Application guidelines and process are available online (PDF document).
The application deadline is December 14, 2009. The fellowship announcement will be made by January 29, 2010, and fellowships will be awarded for 2010.

For further information, please contact Liana Zhou at The Kinsey Institute, email: zhoul [at] indiana [dot] edu.

The Kinsey Institute Library houses John Money’s lifelong work, including his correspondence, lectures, media interviews and documentaries, as well as books, manuscripts, articles and other writings. The catalog is searchable through The Kinsey Institute’s website:
www.kinseyinstitute.org/library/kicat.html.
http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/library/moneyfellowship.html