Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

 

Job Title: 2009/10 KRESS FELLOWSHIP IN ART LIBRARIANSHIP  
Location: United States, Connecticut, New Haven  
Job Types: Professional, Internship/ Fellowship
Categories: Special Librarianship
Academic Librarianship
 
2009/10 KRESS FELLOWSHIP IN ART LIBRARIANSHIP
Yale University Library
Arts Library

Apply by Friday, March 21, 2009
Duration: 8 months from date of hire.
All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. 

The University and The Library
One of the world’s leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six-hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit http://www.library.yale.edu/ . 

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. 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.

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 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. 

Position Description
The Yale University Arts Library welcomes applications for the 2009/10 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 all aspects of arts special collections including collection management, exhibition development and installation, as well as reference work. 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 beyond special collections and will have the opportunity to perform collection development activities, interact with a variety of special collections and their curators, and participate in the work of library committees and external professional organizations.

TO APPLY:
The Kress Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. 

Applicants should submit a current resume, as well as a brief statement of interest, and names of three references, to 

Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor and Staffing Representative, at hrlibrary@yale.edu , by Friday, March 21, 2009. 

= 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.
= A committee of Yale librarians will review submissions.
= The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for eight months, and will receive an award of $30,000, prorated over the fellowship term.
= Health insurance will be provided. 

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posting: http://www.library.yale.edu/lhr/jobs/intern/kressfellow.html

Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

CNI Fellowship


The Coalition for Networked
Information is offering a fellowship for graduate study in Information Science,
Librarianship or a closely related field – the Paul Evan Peters Memorial
Fellowship, in the amount of $5,000 per year for two consecutive years, will be
awarded in June of this year.

Qualified graduate students in the
fields listed above, who demonstrate a commitment to a broad range of personal,
intellectual and professional qualities consistent with those of CNI’s founding
director, Paul Evan Peters, are encouraged to apply – more information on the
fellowship and applications can be found at http://www.cni.org/pepfellowship
this year’s application deadline is April 14, 2008.

Amon Carter Museum seeking applicants for Davidson Family Fellowship

The Amon Carter Museum seeks applications for the 2008-2009 Davidson Family Fellowship. The fellowship supports a new or continuing research project that relates to the museum’s collection of American art and photography, which includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books from 1835 to 1950, and photography from its beginning to the present. 

Candidates should be working toward the PhD or at the postdoctoral level. The stipend is $5,000 for a minimum four-week period of full-time research conducted at the museum between May 1, 2008, and February 28, 2009. At the end of the appointment, the fellow is expected to make a public presentation on his or her work. 

Applications are due March 15, 2008.

More information, including an application form, is available at:
http://www.cartermuseum.org/library/davidson-family-fellowship

Contact:
Samuel Duncan, Library Director
samuel.duncan@cartermuseum.org

Library Fellowship Program-UC Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara – Library Fellowship Program 2008

 

What: 2008 Library Fellowship Program – two-year post-graduate appointment.

 

Who: The University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

Where: The University of California campus in Santa Barbara (UCSB), overlooking the Pacific Ocean – UCSB is ranked as a category 1 research university by the Carnegie Commission and is an elected member of the Association of American Universities. Approx. student population: 19,000. Approx. faculty population: 1,200.

 

When: Candidates should apply by January 31, 2008.

 

How: Be an enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated librarian, who is a recent graduate of an ALA-accredited library program, with a demonstrated interest and knowledge in academic librarianship and a strong desire for professional growth.

 

Why: UCSB is one of 10 campuses in the U of C system. The libraries are active partners and full participants in the educational discovery that centers on research, scholarship, creativity and a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. Fellows are appointed at the Assistant Librarian level ($41,292-$46,164). Benefits include 24 vacation days annually, 12 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, employer-paid medical coverage, dental and life insurance, participation in the UC Retirement System and social security, as well as generous financial support for attendance at conferences, seminars and workshops.

 

How to apply: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of at least three references to: Detrice Bankhead, Associate University Librarian, Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106. Applications may also be sent via e-mail at bankhead@library.ucsb.edu.

2008/09 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship – Yale University

Yale University Library Seeks Applications and Nominations for

2008/09 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. 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 all aspects of public services in the arts, which will include experience in providing reference, instruction, and outreach as well as designing and undertaking an innovative exploration of a specific aspect of these services. 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 beyond public services and will have the opportunity to perform collection development activities, interact with a variety of special collections, and participate in the work of library committees and external professional organizations.

For a complete position description and application guidelines, please see: http://www.library.yale.edu/lhr/jobs/intern/kressfellow.html

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Fellowship

The Library of Congress, starting in 2007, will host a new fellowship that will help highlight the work of women architects represented in the Library’s collections. The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) in New York City will administer the fellowship.

The foundation is now accepting applications for the position, which will be called the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Library of Congress Fellowship. The deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2007.  Application requirements and procedures are available on the BWAF Website: http://www.bwaf.org/applications.html. The fellowship is to begin no earlier than June 1, 2007 and conclude no later than Dec. 31, 2007.

The fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, will support part-time research at the Library of Congress, which houses one of the largest collections of architectural materials in the world. Specifically, the fellow will prepare a detailed prospectus for a guide to studying women architects in the Library’s collections. Future fellowships will result in a complete research guide on this subject.

The Library*s Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering is hosting this fellowship in the Prints and Photographs Division, as part of its mission to promote the study of and increase the public’s awareness and appreciation for the achievements of the architecture, design and engineering professions and their contributions to our quality of life. For further information about the center, visit http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/adecenter/.

All fellowship applications and inquiries must be directed to BWAF, not to the Library. For further information, contact director@bwaf.org.
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation works to advance the scholarly study and public recognition of contributions made by women to the architecture professions in the United States during the middle years of the 20th century. To this end, the foundation supports a variety of programs geared to both professional and public audiences. For further information, visit www.bwaf.org.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with more than 134 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. As the world*s largest repository of knowledge and creativity, the Library is a symbol of democracy and the principles on which America was founded. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation, both on-site in its 21 reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through
its award-winning Web site at www.loc.gov.

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Fulbright Senior Specialist Program (something to look forward to)

Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
http://www.cies.org/specialists/


Librarians who apply and are selected are placed in a pool from which one
is picked to serve as senior specialists in institutions outside US for
a shorter period of time (2-6 weeks) than a traditional Fulbright Scholar
grant.
>From the site:

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term
academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and
professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility
to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or
professional commitments. Specialists roster candidates are limited to one
Specialists grant per calendar year. Applications for the Fulbright Senior
Specialists Program are accepted on a rolling basis, and peer review of
applications is conducted eight times per year.

Program Goals

To increase the participation of leading U.S. scholars and professionals
in Fulbright academic exchanges

To encourage new activities that go beyond the traditional Fulbright
activities of lecturing and research

To promote increased connections between U.S. and non-U.S. post-secondary
academic institutions

US citizenship required.

2006 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

2006 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
Arts Library
Yale University Library

Contact: Hannah Bennett, Public Services Librarian / Interim Assistant Director

Duration: 8 months from date of hire.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University, has more than 12.5 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and department libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE 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. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale’s distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous ambitious projects to expand its collections and access to them. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s Web site.