Short Term Instructional Designer for Art+Feminism

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks an Instructional Designer to support the educational needs of our initiative.

Art+Feminism (http://www.artandfeminism.org/) is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female.  Since 2014, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. Foreign Policy Magazine named the founders Leading Global Thinkers and the project has received almost $200,000 in grant funding. Art+Feminism has also received coverage from Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, Canadian Art, and the BBC.

The ideal candidate has strong instructional design skills, an interest in feminist and social justice work, and a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community.

The Instructional Designer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Revise our editing kit (http://www.artandfeminism.org/editing-kit/), which includes 13 2-5 minute training videos and 2 reusable PowerPoint presentations. Revisions must also be ADA-compliant.

  • Consult on relevant external training materials to be shared with our community.

The position is grant-funded for up to $2500 and the work would take place from December, 2017 – February, 2018.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at info@artandfeminism.org.

Librarian Specialist – Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA

SALARY: $4,837.50 – $7,424.75 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 11/13/17

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EXAMINATION TYPE: Open Examination

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Six months

PERS/PARS CONTRIBUTION: The applicable retirement contribution (PERS/PARS) is deducted from the listed salary/wage for employee’s retirement benefits.

THE POSITION
The Librarian Specialist regularly performs duties that routinely draw upon and require specialized knowledge, experience, skills and abilities. This position will focus on collection, development and maintenance of art resources and materials. In addition, this position will focus on visual arts and music at the Brand Library and Art Center.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Assists the public in accessing information and library resources.

·         Provides some level of reference and research assistance.

·         Represents the library in public forums including providing school visits, classroom talks, orientation sessions and library tours and community events.

·         Plans and implements programs including, but not limited to storytelling, films, arts and crafts, recitals, gallery exhibitions, training workshops and other activities.

·         Orders, receives, and invoices library materials.

·         Catalogs and classifies library materials.

·         Assists in database maintenance.

·         Troubleshoots and maintains computer hardware and software.

·         Initiates inter library loans, conducts online material and information searches, produces subject bibliographies and reading lists, selects and maintains library materials.

·         Maintains currency of professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences. Reads professional publications to remain informed on new publications, trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.

·         Participates in staff meetings and system oriented planning sessions.

·         Maintains records and statistics, and prepares reports.

·         Directs clerical and part-time staff when the unit supervisor is absent.

·         Assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of utilizing the library.

·         May select, maintain, catalog and classify library materials.

·         Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of cataloging and filing rules and relevant print and online resources

Working knowledge of:
Automated library systems

Skill in:
Effective customer service
Effective public relations

Ability to:
Be an effective team member.
Be flexible in all work related situations.
Communicate with and relate to a diverse clientele.
Develop necessary skills to successfully accomplish the job.
Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts. Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Work in a team environment.
Work independently under general supervision.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Work overtime as requested.
Learn workplace skills and behaviors.
Pursue further training. Work a flexible schedule.
Work in both Central Library and/or branch library environments.

Experience
Three years professional library experience and demonstrated knowledge and expertise through work experience or education in the area of visual arts.

Education/Training
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university

License(s)/Certification(s)
Valid Class C California driver’s license

Note
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

SELECTION PROCESS
The examination will consist of an evaluation and an oral, with the evaluation as a qualifying step and the oral 100%. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including LiveScan fingerprinting. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.glendaleca.gov/

Job #17-0018 – LIBRARIAN SPECIALIST / BRAND LIBRARY AND ART CENTER

Library Circulation Assistant, Part-Time at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA

Description & Details
This position is a part-time, 14 hours/week (Friday 2:00-6:00, Saturday 12:00-5:00, and Sunday 4-9), academic year position. Conducts circulation operations and supervises student assistants in the Music Library; completes stack maintenance activities and searches as assigned. Provides circulation assistance in the Albert M. Greenfield Library as needed. This position reports to the Music Librarian and takes direction for circulation activities from Access Services Librarian. Hired candidate should be available to start January 2018.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
I. Public Service – 80%
A. Circulates materials using both computer and manual processes to patrons at the Music Library circulation desk and at the Greenfield Library circulation desks as needed.
B. Answers directional, informational and basic reference questions, and refers reference and other queries to librarians as appropriate.
C. Assists patrons in the use of computer catalogs and indexes, audio-visual equipment and collections, provides appropriate routine emergency and preventive maintenance, and reports malfunctions of equipment.
D. Assists patrons with photocopying, provides routine maintenance/cleaning of photocopy machines, and reports malfunctions.
E. Performs all public service tasks in a friendly and efficient manner; contributes to a welcoming atmosphere for library patrons.

II. Collection Maintenance (10%)
A. Participates in stack maintenance activities including shelving and shelf reading of all library materials; trains and supervises student assistants.
B. Processes claims-returned/not-on-shelf searches, following automated and manual procedures, and records related statistics.

III. Supervision (5%)
A. Supervises student assistants in shelving, stacks maintenance, and related projects, and maintains appropriate records on student work.

IV. Financial and Management (5%)
A. Collects fines, membership dues, and conducts other appropriate financial transactions at the circulation desk; ensures appropriate cash handling and security procedures.
B. Develops and maintains effective methods of communication with patrons, circulation staff, and other library staff.
C. Contributes to maintenance of departmental supplies, and timely preparation of supply orders.
D. Communicates issues arising on weekend days to Music Reference Librarian and/or Access Services Librarian. Keeps Access Services Librarian informed of work accomplished and weekend activities. Communicates music reference questions to Music Reference Librarian.

V. Other duties as assigned, including assuring the cleanliness of counter and tabletops and shelving areas as needed.

Relationships
I. Reports to Music Reference Librarian; takes direction for circulation activities from Access Services Librarian.
II. Consults and communicates closely with library circulation staff, especially those working in the other library on weekends.
III. Supervises student assistants.

Education and Qualifications
I. Education: A college degree and at least one year of library experience or the equivalent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

II. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A. Ability to lead and motivate student assistants in provision of effective and appropriate circulation services and collection maintenance activities.
B. Ability to organize, schedule work, set priorities, meet deadlines, follow up independently on assignments, deal with fluctuating workloads, and work in a neat and precise manner.
C. Thorough grounding in library procedures and policies relevant to the prescribed areas of responsibilities.
D. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, staff, and the public.
E. Ability to ensure through supervision and leadership a friendly, responsive, and productive work and public service environment.
F. Ability to communicate facts and ideas orally and in writing.
G. Typing skills and familiarity with computers.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
The University of the Arts-a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876-is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

How to Apply / Contact
Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

Assistant Archivist, The Charles M. Schulz Museum

The Charles M. Schulz Museum, a not-for-profit institution located in Santa Rosa, California, seeks a collaborative, organized, and enthusiastic Assistant Archivist to join our collections team. The Museum is home to an active Research Center that provides care and access to correspondence, periodicals, books, news clippings, and business records pertaining to the life and art of Charles M. Schulz.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Archivist reports directly to the Archivist, who is responsible for the overall administration of the Research Center of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. This position is focused on processing archival records related to the life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, as well as institutional archives. The Archivist Assistant works to implement archival management of records in electronic formats, assists with the public service functions of the Research Center, and engages in active outreach. This position also has responsibility for encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). In addition, the Assistant Archivist will work with processing assistants, including paraprofessional archival processors and interns. The successful candidate may also participate in digitization projects, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, and donor relations.

Qualifications

Required

A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, a graduate degree in archival studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a dynamically changing environment.
Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids.
Familiarity with concepts related to archival management of electronic records.
Knowledge of basic records management principles and current trends.
Ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
Fluency with digitization concepts and best practices.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred

Proficiency with PastPerfect Museum Software and ArchivesSpace.
Reference service experience in a research or academic library.
Expertise working with archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
Experience working with electronic records.
A comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative Suites.
Experience with oral history interviews.
About the Museum

The mission of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Museum carries out this mission through exhibitions and programming that:

Illustrate the scope of Charles M. Schulz’s multi-faceted career,
Communicate the stories, inspirations, and influences of Charles M. Schulz,
Celebrate the life of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters, and
Build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art.
Benefits and Compensation

This is an hourly non-exempt full time position requiring 40 hours per week, and includes medical and retirement plan benefits. Hourly rate is $19.23.

Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and samples/links of finding aids to:

Cesar Gallegos, Archivist
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, California 95403
cesar@schulzmuseum.org

Visual Materials Cataloger, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Under the direction of the Technical Services Archivist in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Visual Materials Cataloger works to provide greater access to both analog and digital photographic collections in the special collections of Cornell University Library and the photographic holdings of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

In creating descriptions across the collections, the cataloger will work to bring together the different approaches to descriptive practice currently utilized by the library and museum and communities. In the Library, the cataloger will identify photographic materials across collections and create descriptions based on archival standards and best practices to facilitate access and use, with a particular focus on photography in designated subject areas, including land and environment, labor, civil rights, and Asia. In the Museum, the cataloger will perform item-level cataloging for photographic collections using accepted standards and appropriate controlled vocabularies.  To enable discovery across the Library’s and Museum’s collections, the cataloger will work to ensure descriptions are consistent and compatible with relevant discovery platforms.

This position is a two-year benefits-eligible term appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of advanced degree and related experience.
  • One to two years of experience working in a special collections or museum setting.
  • Experience arranging and describing photographic and visual materials in an archival or museum setting according to accepted national standards, including DACS, EAD, and MARC.
  • Experience creating and updating item-level metadata using accepted standards and vocabularies such as LC, ULAN, AAT, TGM, and others.
  • Knowledge of the history of photography, photographic materials and processes, and the proper handling, care, and storage of photographic and visual materials.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise and/or interest in environmental, labor, American, or Asian studies.
  • Degree in history or a related discipline
  • Record of engagement with professional groups and activities and/or contributions to professional or scholarly literature.
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, eMuseum, or similar applications.

May work with dusty materials. Must be able to lift 20 to 40 lbs.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Link: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Visual-Materials-Cataloger_WDR-00013078

University Librarian at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC

The University Library provides materials and services which support the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ educational, artistic, and performance objectives, and which serve the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the school, as well as other members of the local community. The University Librarian provides leadership for the library with the following:

– Responsible for hiring, performance management and professional development of library personnel. Directly and indirectly supervises 7 professional librarians and 8 support staff, providing leadership that fosters a positive rapport and a collaborative spirit among all library employees.

– Oversees Access Services, University Archives, Benjamin F. Ward Music Library, Reference, Systems, and Technical Services.

– Directs the exploration, development, and implementation of innovative services and tools that provide high quality, user‐focused learning experiences and foster student success.

– Promotes assessment strategies and data‐informed decision making, enhancing support for future choices and changes in library service.

– Leads processes by which the library is integrated into the campus community, working to support the curricula, student learning outcomes and the goals of the university.

– Collaborates with library colleagues and the Provost in long‐range planning and budgeting for the library.

– Enhances financial support for the library through the pursuit of proposals and grants.

Minimum Qualifications

aster’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a demonstrated record of at least 5 years of successful, progressively responsible library leadership at the academic/university level.

Preferred Qualifications 

– Arts background

– Experience developing capacity for new and emerging areas of library focus – e.g. user experience, digital preservation, data collection, assessment, and digital scholarship.

– Experience acquiring funding through a diverse array of sources, including institutional funds, grant-writing, and fundraising

ARLIS/NA MOQ Fall Meeting / ARLIS/NA MOQ réunion d’automne

The Montréal-Ottawa-Québec chapter (ARLIS/NA MOQ) is excited to announce our Fall meeting which will be held on Friday, November 24 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal.

Please see the programme attached.

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Le chapitre Montréal-Ottawa-Québec (ARIS/NA MOQ) est heureux d’annoncer notre réunion d’automne qui aura lieu le 24 novembre au Centre Canadien d’Architecture à Montréal.

Le programme de la journée est ci-joint.

ARLIS-NA MOQ_Rencontre d’automne 2017_CCA

ARLIS/NA Ontario Fall Meeting – Nov. 10th

Registration is now open for the ARLIS/NA Ontario 2017 Fall Business Meeting in Hamilton! This season’s meeting will take place tomorrow Friday, November 10, beginning at the Hamilton Public Library. The day will include a tour, lunch and stroll through Hamilton’s many art galleries. Itinerary is as follows:

  • 10:30am-12pm:  Fall Business Meeting at 5th Floor Boardroom of central branch of Hamilton Public Library
  • 12-1:30pm: Group lunch at the George Hamilton Restaurant and Bar (not included in registration cost)
  • 1:30-3pm:  Tour of HPL Art Collection and Archives, and talk with Community Librarian about Arts Programming
  • 3-5-ishpm:  Tour of James Street North small businesses, art galleries, and artist run centres
  • 6-11pm: For anyone wanting to take in a bit more of what Hamilton has to offer, the meeting will coincide with the James Street Art Crawl!

*A carpool van from a central location in Toronto may be available if there is sufficient interest.

Visit the ARLIS/NA Ontario website for more information and to register!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply Now for the ARLIS/NA New England Travel Award!

Do you live in New England?
Are you attending the 2018 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference?
Would you like $1,000 to help defray the cost?

Members of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter are eligible to apply for a Travel Award. One applicant will receive $1,000 to help cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

To be considered, complete the application form by Friday, November 10th, 2017 (extended from 11/3). The recipient will be notified no later than Friday, December 17th (early bird conference registration ends on 12/23).

To see the original post on the New England Chapter website, visit: http://newengland.arlisna.org/apply-now-for-the-arlisna-new-england-travel-award/

Project Archivist at the Center for Creative Photography at The University of Arizona

The Library Information Associate, Senior (Project Archivist) will support the archives staff with surveying, processing, and describing two large, complex, keystone archival collections: the W. Eugene Smith archive and the Witkin Gallery archive. By completing this project, there will be improved intellectual and physical control, increased visibility and access to these collections, and ensured collection longevity. Essential functions will include: surveying the collections to identify processing and preservation issues; improving under-processed collections; refining finding aids to meet archival standards; rehousing and preservation; and authoring and publishing EADfinding aids online. This is an Extended Temporary Employment position.

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) is the premiere research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence. The Center for Creative Photography is a world-renowned leader in preservation, teaching, learning, scholarship, and the appreciation of archival material and works of art by North America’s greatest photographers.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete collection-level surveys on the W. Eugene Smith and Witkin Gallery archives
  • Advance intellectual and physical control over the materials by improving the arrangement, organization, and description of collection materials
  • Discuss proposed changes with archives staff
  • Rehouse materials as necessary
  • Improve finding aids to follow archival best practices and standards (DACS)
  • Author EAD finding aids using Oxygen XML editor and publish online
  • Link collections to subject guides available on the CCP website
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of Encoded Archival Description
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to follow complex guidelines
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate proper care and handling of materials
  • Ability to work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision

Minimum Qualifications:

In addition to ABOR Minimum Qualifications listed below:

  • Previous processing experience in an archives repository
    (EAD), DACS guidelines, and other archival standards and best practices
  • Excellent computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, XML editors, collection management systems)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science
  • Grant proposal writing experience
  • Knowledge of the history of photography, including the identification of photographic processes
  • Experience working in an academic research library, scholarly special collection, or large research organization

For more information & to apply please look here. Applicants are encourage to apply until November 12, 2017 with reviews beginning November 3, 2017.