Job Posting: Curatorial/Museum Specialist (Access Services & Collections Librarian), Center for Creative Photography

(posting says review has already started, but applicants have until the end of the day on Thursday, 5/3 to apply!)

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona seeks applications from engaged, motivated, and innovative early-career librarians for this one-year temporary position; there is a possibility of renewal for a second year. Reporting to the Senior Archivist and Head of the Volkerding Study Center, the Access Services and Collections Librarian provides reference, collection development, and cataloging services at the Volkerding Study Center. Reference assistance and access are provided to a wide variety of rare and unique materials including archival collections, fine art photographs, rare books and journals, and audio-visual collections for national and international visiting scholars, students, faculty, and other staff members. Collections related projects will improve the stewardship of and access to the CCP Library’s special collections, which support research relating to the CCP’s archival and fine print collections. The incumbent is also responsible for identifying, upholding and communicating the issues surrounding copyright, privacy, and confidentiality of collections at the Center for Creative Photography. To promote the learning goals of the incumbent, the Librarian will be encouraged to participate in local and virtual professional development activities, and financial support will be provided to assist in the attendance of a national-level professional conference.

Full posting: https://uacareers.com/postings/28127

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

Internship Opportunity: Photo Archive Intern, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC

Description

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 73,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Europe, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

Special projects: • Adding to our online database the following photo collections:
o Community life, education and health services provided to Moroccan Jews from the 1950s-70s o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel. o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others • Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

Responsibilities

• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.

• Conducting online research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Qualifications

Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a basic knowledge of photographic history.

Compensation

Unpaid.

Location

New York, NY

To Apply

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to archivesinterns@jdc.org.

Company Information

archives.jdc.org

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

Paid internship at Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum offers one full-time, 12-week paid internship each year to a recent college graduate thanks to the generosity of Michael and Judy Cheteyan. The internship can start in August or September 2018. Cheteyan interns choose a focus of Exhibition Development, Museum Education, or Collections Management. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. The application and more can be found at https://erieartmuseum.org/internships/. Any questions can be directed to Carissa Brandt at edcoordinator@erieartmuseum.org or(814)459-5477.

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.