Curator, Books at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Job identification
Job Title: Curator, Books

Division: Collection

Immediate superior: Associate Director, Collection

Status: Permanent, full time (35hrs/week)

Posting period: April 17 to May 16, 2018

Job entry: June 2018

Job Summary
The key responsibilities of this job are to develop a coherent long term strategy for library acquisitions that relates to the curatorial direction and other Collection acquisitions. The incumbent plans, coordinates and manages all aspects of the acquisition of library collection materials. In doing so, the incumbent collaborates actively with the curatorial, editorial, collection and research divisions, as well as with the bookstore and Collection team.

Key responsibilities
Library acquisitions

  • In collaboration with the curatorial, editorial, collection and research divisions, coordinates, plans, develops and manages all aspects of the acquisition of the library collection, and proposes lines of investigation and acquisition
  • Manages and coordinates in collaboration with the Associate Director, Collection, the international exchange program of publications, in relation to curatorial projects and Collection acquisitions
  • Collaborates closely with the bookstore staff on ordering and on curatorial selections to be presented
  • Actively scouts for new publishers, distributors and vendors
  • Manages and monitors the library acquisition operations and budgets
  • Supervises the Acquisition, Assistant and works closely with the Head, Collection Access to improve access to the Collection
  • Prepares customs documentation and negotiate with brokers and delivery firms
  • Manages the standing order plan, selecting series titles for standing order, setting up standing orders and traces multi-volume sets and series to complete library holdings
  • Deals with donors who wish to donate material, providing or arranging evaluations as required

Collection development strategy

  • Works closely with curatorial, editorial and research staff in discussing their projects and develops a coherent collection development strategy that responds to CCA’s diverse and changing research needs
  • Collaborates with CCA Bookstore staff to maintain currency in recent publications and to exchange information on publications
  • Participates in the testing, evaluation, approval and implementation of new software and upgrades to the Library’s integrated online system

Required qualifications

  • Education: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA‑accredited institution and an (under) graduate degree in the history of architecture or art or a related discipline in the humanities
  • Number of years of relevant work experience: 3 to 5 years
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written French and English is essential
  • Good understanding of the contemporary debate in architecture
  • Excellent research skills
  • Familiarity with architectural bibliography
  • Facility in handling fragile and precious collection materials
  • Good understanding of electronic publishing and digital developments
  • Good understanding of the out of print book market
  • Good understanding of acquisition databases

Visit the CCA website for full details

Closes: 16 May, 2018

Collection Strategy Librarian, Art & Art History and Design Emphasis, San Jose State University (Reposted)

Location
San Jose, CA
Open Date
Feb 16, 2018

Description
Subject to Budgetary Approval
University Library

Specialization: Collection Strategy Librarian, Art & Art History and Design Emphasis

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24466

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenure-track)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of collection strategy. Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, the Collection Strategy Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and students to provide guidance in the development, management, delivery, assessment, and planning of the library’s digital and print collections. As a faculty member, the candidate participates in the library liaison program and engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion. The Collection Strategy Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Departments of Art & Art History and Design.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, non-print, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
As part of the Academic Services team, develops the collection management, preservation, and deselection strategy.
Coordinates collection development and selection activities of liaison librarians.
Work with relevant stakeholders in developing collection development policies, evaluating print and electronic material purchases, and providing disciplinary collection assessment and statistical analysis and reports.
Establishes and maintains a strong collaborative relationship with all library units that build and maintain digital and physical collections.
Represents and participates in cooperative collection development programs with other libraries and library consortia.
Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues affecting collection management and development.
Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion.
Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to the departments of Art & Art History and Design.
Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation

Required Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of experience in selecting library materials
Experience serving as a liaison to academic programs/departments
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative practices or tools to improve collection development and maintenance.
Experience with collection analysis and assessment of print and electronic resources.
Familiarity with a collections budget and collection-related projects.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to apply metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on collection building and management in a rapidly changing information environment.
Experience or coursework with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of art, art history, or design.
Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in art, art history, or design.
Proficiency with an ILS system and analytics.
Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet/reporting platforms.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Summer 2018.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Application Instructions
Application Procedures: For full consideration, submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) research plan; and (5) names of three professional references with contact information by April 6, 2018 via apply.interfolio.com/49032. This position will remain open until filled.

Important: This item will be required of finalists at the time of on-campus visit: (1) Original, sealed, graduate school transcripts. Mailing address: SJSU, King Library; Attention: Evelia Sanchez; One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0028.

Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at library-jobs@sjsu.edu. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and library.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

San José State University is California’s oldest public institution of higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 35,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

 

Original posting: https://apply.interfolio.com/49032

OCAD U Archivist (5 Month Contract)

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Head, Visual Resources & Special Collections, the Archivist supports the university archives by providing archival research, reference, and digitization services within a collaborative service model, and working with the Head on digitization projects and archival research services, to meet the university’s information needs and strategic priorities.

Summary of Responsibilities :

  • Provide services in alignment with Archives policies and procedures to the university, external researchers, and the public
  • Collaborate with Visual Resources & Special Collections staff to provide digital reproduction services in accordance with institutional fair-dealing policies, archival rights management principles, and copyright legislation
  • Support the Head of Visual Resources & Special Collections, and other Library staff in related tasks that contribute to the successful operation of the department

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Archival Studies, Information Management, or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience in an academic library supporting teaching, learning and research
  • Knowledge of historical and contemporary art and design
  • Thorough understanding of principles, methods and techniques for managing archival records
  • Current knowledge of records and document management-related technologies, preservation technologies, in addition to digital imaging and digitization technologies
  • Strong service-orientation and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated creativity and initiative in responding to reference and research requests
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time-management skills, with the ability to manage concurrent projects, while maintaining on-demand reference and research services
  • An advanced understanding of rights management principles and of applying copyright legislation within the context of diverse art and design practices at the university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse
  • Population

Compensation: $37.57 to $49.20 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay and 6% in lieu of benefits.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, for a total of 35 hours per week. This contract is expected to begin immediately for five (5) months.

Application Deadline: Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter by selecting “Apply for this Position” below, no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4pm.

Click here for more details

Job Posting / Archivist / Alabama State Archives / Montgomery AL

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is extending the deadline for applications on the following job announcement to April 20, 2018.

 Position: 30430 Archivist – Collections Archivist

Annual Salary Range:   $33,086.40 – $50,119.20

Deadline for applications: April 20, 2018

Anticipated start date: Early Summer 2018

 The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks an entry level archivist to arrange and describe government records and photograph collections held by the ADAH according to local and national best practices. Primary duties include processing and cataloging new acquisitions of government records and photographs, as well as revising legacy finding aids and catalog records, as required by current practices and user needs. The archivist will participate in committees to assist with the creation and implementation of departmental decisions, policies, and procedures and may also contribute to special projects such as exhibits and community outreach. As a member of the Archival Collections Section the Collections Archivist reports to the Section Coordinator.

 While this position is the only one currently approved for appointment, the state accepts applications to the archivist classification on a continuous basis and the ADAH anticipates at least one additional hire to work in the sphere of local and county records management and outreach activities. If you are interested in any archival position with the State of Alabama, we encourage you to submit an application to the Alabama State Personnel Department by April 20, 2018.

 To see the complete job announcement with application instructions, please open the attached job announcement or go to the department’s employment page at the following link:

 http://www.archives.alabama.gov/employ.html

Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

Description
Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Preservation and working with staff in the Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special Collections and the Wallace Conservation Laboratory, as well as other library units and partners at other institutions, the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections, including the Vincent Voice Library, Rovi Media Collection and other special collections, by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  • Identify and work with vendors and complete RFPs for media conversion services; manage the inventory, shipping and quality control process.
  • Review and advise on media acquisitions and collaborate on conservation and survey efforts.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical and accessibility partners within the library, campus and consortial communities.
  • Provide support for the Libraries’ overall preservation program by assisting with environmental monitoring, the integrated pest management program, and the Libraries’ Disaster Response Committee and other preservation activities.

The successful candidate must be broadly focused and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs, as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests and qualifications. Potential secondary assignments could, for example, include work with special collections, metadata services or collection development.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in a continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position. Additionally, librarians serve on library and university committees as elected or assigned.

Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The MSU Libraries have combined holdings of over 6 million volumes with renowned collections in music, film, agriculture, Africana and comic art and cutting-edge services including a makerspace and digital scholarship lab. The Libraries are home to both the Rovi Media Collection, one of the largest publicly accessible media collections in the world, and the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, a collection of over 40,000 hours of spoken word recordings dating back to 1888. East Lansing is a vibrant community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.


RequirementsMinimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge of or experience with media and library preservation. Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to engage in scholarly activity consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with production, archiving or preserving complex digital objects; knowledge of current library preservation best practices for books, paper and photographic collections; knowledge of best practice for cleaning repair, migrating or rehousing audio visual and moving image materials; knowledge of disaster recovery techniques for media; broad understanding of current trends and tools for sustainability, integrity, authenticity and risk assessment; knowledge of standards-based metadata schema such as MODS, METS and PREMIS. File migration and media conversion practice; use of programming languages such as Python; understanding of the grant-writing process, knowledge of accessibility as it relates to media and media preservation.

Original posting: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498817/librarian-icontinuing

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian (Part-time, temporary), New York School of Interior Design, NYC

Assistant Librarian (Part-time)

Job Title:                            Assistant Librarian (Part-time)
                                           Part-time & temporary 3-month term only, with a possibility of renewal
Reports to:                         Director of the Library
Compensation:                  $18/hour
Date Revised:                    February 22, 2018
 
 
Overview: Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Assistant Librarian supports the day-to day operations of the Library’s public services and the two materials libraries. S/he is an integral part of the Library’s public services team for providing instructional, reference, and circulating services to library users. During the closing shifts and in the absence of the Librarian, s/he manages the Library’s circulation and reference desk and supervises student workers. The Assistant Librarian performs a variety of system maintenance tasks, such as updating the Library’s website and online subject guides and maintaining other electronic tools and platforms pertaining to public services. S/he may need to perform tasks and projects related to the NYSID Archives & Special Collections.
 
 
Job Responsibilities
·         Assist the Librarian with the operations of circulation and reference services and delivering library instruction sessions to NYSID students, faculty and staff; answer reference queries and help patrons locate items and resources in the library and archives, and through online databases.
·         Manage the day-to-day public services operations and supervise student workers during closing shifts and in the absence of the Librarian.
·         Assist the Librarian to manage the two materials libraries on the main campus and at the Graduate Center.
·         Assist the Librarian to coordinate the schedule and content of the Library’s instruction program; conduct any library instruction sessions assigned within his/her schedule.
·         Working with other librarians, update the Library’s website and online subject guidelines on a regular basis to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information and content represented on those online platforms.
·         Resolve technical issues related to the Library’s online resources.
·         Working with other librarians, actively explore and implement new library/information technologies pertaining to the Library’s public and instructional services.
·         Perform tasks and projects related to the NYSID Archives & Special Collections on an as-needed
·         Other duties, projects and activities as may become necessary.
 
Job Qualifications:
·         MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (candidates pursuing an MLS degree at an ALA-accredited institution will also be considered).
·         Bachelors in art history, fine arts, design, or architecture preferred.
·         Some circulation and reference experience in an academic and research library environment highly desirable
·         Experience using an integrated library system, particularly its circulation module, desirable.
·         Proficiency in WordPress, LibGuides, Omeka, and other library and information technologies pertaining to library public and instructional services.
·         Strong technical skills of evaluating and employing a variety of new Web tools, systems platforms, and social media channels to facilitate and promote library services and operations.
·         Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with library/archives users and staff.
·         Professional committee memberships/activities in related organizations, such as ARLIS/NA, VRA, AASL, ALA, or ACRL, desirable.
 
Job Competencies:
 
·         Ability to work independently, be flexible, have high attention to detail; a proactive problem solver.
·         Friendly, with strong service orientation and good people skills.
·         Former teaching or library instruction experience highly desirable.
·         A commitment to user-oriented library services.
·         General knowledge of art, architecture, and design research resources preferred.
 
Working conditions:
 
·         Required to cover evening and/or weekend hours during the academic school year.
·         Ability to perform physical activities associated with library collections.
 
How to Apply
 
·         Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to libraryinfo@nysid.edu with “Assistant Librarian (part-time)” in the subject line.

Sargent Archives and Special Collections Archivist – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Under general direction of the Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, the Sargent Archives and Special Collections Archivist will oversee the archiving activities of the Sargent archives, including the housing, transcribing, and entering into the database of the items, and, when time, work on other Museum owned artist’s archives. This is a one-year, termed position from the start date.

Essential Functions:

• Prepare and organize archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information in the Museum’s database.

• Working closely with our Conservation and Collections Management department, preserve records, documents, objects, or other formats as necessary, including housing, scanning, and transcribing materials.

• Assist with the organization and reorganization of storage as the collection grows.

• Research, catalogue, and write curatorial recommendations on new acquisitions for the Sargent archives and other artist’s archives as necessary.

• Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of the Sargent archive. Will schedule and oversee visits of individuals and classes who wish to visit the collection, arranging for spaces and proper handling of materials. Will take out and put away work from the collection requested by visitors.

• Help maintain relationships with collectors of Sargent materials and respond to their needs regarding their collections; i.e. research, etc.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree; 3 to 5 years of related archival experience

• Experience using a museum or collection database (TMS preferred)

• Experience with and knowledge of best practices in handling art and historical objects, including paper, photographs, and other ephemera

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Collection Development Librarian, Fine Arts Library / Harvard University / Cambridge MA

Collection Development Librarian

Fine Arts Library, Harvard University
Req. 44840BR

SUMMARY
Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select library materials in all formats and work collaboratively with colleagues in the Fine Arts Library, across Harvard Library, and beyond to implement collection development strategies and operations. The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, preserving, and providing
access to library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library’s unparalleled holdings to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform collection development processes in the Fine Arts Library for the Americas, Western Europe and portions of Eastern Europe (from antiquity to 1900), Africa, Australasia, Oceania, and other southern Pacific nations in traditional and emerging formats.
  • Work together with the Librarian and other Fine Arts Library selectors for Islamic, East Asian, Modern and Contemporary, Visual Resources, and Special Collections to build distinctive collections by acquiring and preserving antiquarian materials, primary sources, born digital collections, and electronic resources.
  • Ensure effective stewardship of the materials budget, including monitoring acquisition budgets and fund assignments for 8,000-10,000 titles annually.
  • Actively contribute to relevant Harvard Library collection development working groups, committees, councils, and innovative projects.
  • Maintain and update Fine Arts Library collection policy in consultation with FAL selectors and collection development colleagues across the Harvard Libraries.
  • Continuously evaluate print and digital publication trends in art history, architectural history, and the fine and applied arts and select rare and unique materials for digitization and wider dissemination to support digital scholarship.
  • Develop a wide and robust network of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, museum curators and educators, fellows, and visiting scholars in order to exchange information related to FAL collections and current and emerging research areas and interests
  • Exchange information and best practices proactively with selectors across the Harvard Libraries for shared purchases, purchase recommendations, and de-duplication.
  • Contribute to collaborative collection development and digital projects with external partners, e.g., Ivies Art and Architecture Group.
  • Create and maintain in-depth and relevant content for multiple web presences for Fine Arts Library collections and collection-related events and news.
  • Assess collection strengths and correct weaknesses for curricular and research support and create routine and customized acquisitions and collections reports using COGNOS and other tools.
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient relationships with approval, firm order, and antiquarian vendors and booksellers.
  • Work together with the Librarian and other Fine Arts Library selectors to negotiate and acknowledge gifts of materials and funds.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with Information Technology Services staff to insure consistent and efficient vendor relations and processing routines.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with Access Services collection management staff to plan for collection care, stacks space planning, and ongoing transfer of materials to off-site storage.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with Preservation Services on disaster planning, collections care guidelines, and environmental concerns, as well as Digital Imaging staff on reformatting and digital preservation projects.
  • Engage in research services and activities, including contributing to regular hours of support for special collections researchers in collaboration with other librarians. Provide in-depth research consultations and resolve complex reference questions for library patrons.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 4 years of work experience with research collections in the visual arts
  • Demonstrated experience or research in the fields of Art and Architectural History
  • Working knowledge of at least one Western European languages

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in Art History, or equivalent, preferred.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, library users, and library colleagues.
  • Expert level experience with arts and humanities databases and other digital research tools.
  • Experience working with the scholarly publishing market and the book trade.
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and digital scholarship and commitment to principles of open access.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to art library collections and services.
  • Strong technical skills and an enthusiasm for adopting new technologies and systems that expand access to collections and facilitate their use in research and teaching.
  • Record of engagement with professional groups and activities and/or contributions to professional or scholarly literature.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues

SALARY GRADE 057

Position will remain posted until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning March 30, 2018.

For more information or to apply to the position please visit:
https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs. Select Administrative / Staff Jobs, then enter 44840BR in the Search Jobs Field.

San Jose State University: University Library : Academic Services Collection Strategy Librarian, Art & Art History and Design Emphasis

University Library

Specialization: Collection Strategy Librarian, Art & Art History and Design Emphasis

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24466

Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenuretrack)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of collection strategy. Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, the Collection Strategy Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and students to provide guidance in the development, management, delivery, assessment, and planning of the library’s digital and print collections. As a faculty member, the candidate participates in the library liaison program and engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion. The Collection Strategy Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Departments of Art & Art History and Design.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in selecting library materials
  • Experience serving as a liaison to academic programs/departments
  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
  • Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative practices or tools to improve collection development and maintenance.
  • Experience with collection analysis and assessment of print and electronic resources.
  • Familiarity with a collections budget and collection-related projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on collection building and management in a rapidly changing information environment.
  • Experience or coursework with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of art, art history, or design.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in art, art history, or design.
  • Proficiency with an ILS system and analytics.
  • Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet/reporting platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement
  • Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, non-print, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
  • As part of the Academic Services team, develops the collection management, preservation, and deselection strategy.
  • Coordinates collection development and selection activities of liaison librarians.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in developing collection development policies, evaluating print and electronic material purchases, and providing disciplinary collection assessment and statistical analysis and reports.
  • Establishes and maintains a strong collaborative relationship with all library units that build and maintain digital and physical collections.
  • Represents and participates in cooperative collection development programs with other libraries and library consortia.
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues affecting collection management and development.
  • Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion.
  • Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to the departments of Art & Art History and Design.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Summer 2018.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Application Procedures: For full consideration, submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) research plan; and (5) names of three professional references with contact information by April 6, 2018 via Interfolio link. This position will remain open until filled.

Important: This item will be required of finalists at the time of on-campus visit: (1) Original, sealed, graduate school transcripts. Mailing address: SJSU, King Library; Attention: Evelia Sanchez; One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0028.

Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at library-jobs@sjsu.eduPlease visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and library.sjsu.eduFor information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

San José State University is California’s oldest public institution of higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 35,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

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Library Fellowship – Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library is pleased to announce the creation of a Library Fellowship for Collections Management. This fellowship is intended for a recent library school graduate interested in pursuing a career in art librarianship with a focus on technical services. Working closely with the Collections Management Librarian, the recipient will gain valuable hands on experience working with materials in all formats from the main research collection, special collections, digital collections, and archives. Training will including collection assessment and preservation, metadata creation and enhancement, library systems management, digitization, and capture of born digital materials. Special projects will be designed in response to the recipient’s individual interests and skills. In addition to work within the library, the recipient will be expected to participate in ARLIS on a local and national level and will be encouraged to share their experiences through professional writing, poster sessions, and/or presentations.

This is a one-year project position with the possibility of renewal for a second year and an anticipated start date of July 2, 2018. The position is full time with an annual salary of $32,000, benefits, and an additional stipend for professional development and to defray costs associated with attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred:
Background in the History of Art or a related field.
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Prior library experience, ideally in technical services.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Individuals interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references via email to humanresources@clarkart.edu

 

ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art. The Clark is located in Williamstown, a community within the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, a region known for its scenic beauty and the rich diversity of its cultural institutions. Williamstown is one hour from Albany, New York and three hours from Boston and New York City.

 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY
Established in 1962, the Clark Library has become one of the major art reference and research libraries in the country. Focusing on post-medieval European and American art, the collection is outstanding in the fields of Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, nineteenth-century French art, and the history of photography. Recent grants have greatly increased holdings in contemporary and non-Western art and the library is home to exceptional rare and artists’ book collections.