Subject Librarian – Research & Instructional Services, The New School, NYC

Responsibilities:
S/he delivers research and instructional services to The New School students, faculty, and staff. Duties are concentrated in subject areas related to design. This is a full-time position. The position reports to the Assistant Director for the Instruction Unit within the Research and Instructional Services (RIS) department who reports to the Director for Research and Instructional Services.

The Subject Librarian’s responsibilities include:

  • Serve as liaison to the Fashion Design, Fashion Studies, Product Design, Industrial Design, Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Communication Design, and Design and Technology programs by providing: outreach, instruction, 1-on-1 research assistance, reserves and new program support, coordinating collection development, creating online guides and tutorials.
  • Provide excellent internal/external customer service.
  • Coordinate with co-workers to deliver general research services through a tiered reference model.
  • Engage in outreach and communicate effectively with users to raise awareness of the libraries’ services and collections.
  • Design curriculum and instruction in information literacy, including information technology and participate in assessment; work with faculty to provide course-integrated instruction.
  • Assist in identifying and exploring opportunities for expanded instructional services.
  • Maintain current knowledge on relevant subject resources and participate in local and national professional associations and professional development activities in order to stay current with trends in academic libraries.
  • Serve on a library working group.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a four-year program
  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Background or strong interest in teaching and curriculum development
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in constantly evolving environment and eager to facilitate innovative change
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than 2 years relevant work experience
  • Master’s in relevant subject area
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current instructional technologies
  • Exemplary teaching skills or training experience

Job Family:
University Library

Posting Date:
07/28/2017

Open Until Filled
No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

LINK: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/14697

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this Fall! The conference, Critical Librarianship in the Arts, will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017. The conference will consist of a keynote speaker followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences to share projects and ideas.

Our keynote speaker will be Jennifer Ferretti. Jennifer is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is well-known for her “Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ and Information Resources” Libguide, which offers different types of resources to interpret and view Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” through multiple lens. We have invited her to talk about Critical Librarianship in the Arts and what it means to her.

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference is focused on critical librarianship in the arts. As defined on critlib.org, critical librarianship is “a movement of library workers dedicated to bringing social justice principles into our work in libraries.” Do you have an example of critical librarianship through art that you would like to discuss? Or a unique perspective on how the arts could fight social justice? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Presenters need to be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of October 14, 2017. Presenters need to be available for a practice session the week before to test equipment. A date and time for the practice session will be determined at a later date.

Submit your proposal via this link by Thursday, August 31st.

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact the ArLiSNAP Co-Moderators, Courtney Baron, courtneylbaron@gmail.com, and Breanne Crumpton, becrumpton@gmail.com.

Best,

ArLiSNAP and VREPS

Announcing the ArLiSNAP/VREPS 2017 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this May! The conference, Critical Librarianship in the Arts, will take place at 1pm CST October 14, 2017.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Ferretti, the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The conference will consist of a keynote speaker followed by 1.5 to 2 hours of presentations by students and new professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences to share projects and ideas.

The Call for Proposals will be sent out next week.

 

STAY TUNED!!

Assistant Curator of Audio/Visual/Digital Resources

Job Summary

The assistant curator is a faculty-equivalent appointee who provides a wide range of professional services in the Fine Arts areas and Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts department, in support of its research, teaching, and public service missions. This is a part-time position that will require a minimum of twenty hours of work each week.

The assistant curator will:

Manage a collection of digital images used for teaching, research, and publication by the Art History discipline and maintain a working relationship with counterparts on the Ann Arbor campus.
Create new images using flatbed scanners, slide scanners, digital cameras, and Adobe Photoshop software.
Catalog images using EmbARK software (or equivalent) and make images available via Digital Library Platform and Services (DPLS) at UM-Ann Arbor.
Track and resolve cataloguing for errors
Support Fine Arts and LPA faculty to facilitate projects related to digital humanities research and teaching such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, virtual reality, and urban humanities. The hire will interact with IT specialists and librarians to enhance research and teaching (face-to-face, but especially online teaching platforms and image support) in the department. This hire would work with Music History faculty, to build collections and resources necessary for a digital music curriculum.
Supervise student assistants helping with the production of images and with staffing a digital art and music computer classroom during open lab hours.
Supervise equipment use in the AVD resources work area and the digital computer classroom when complete.
Manage, create content, and update the Fine Arts website and Facebook site.
Required Qualifications*

Candidate should have an MA, MLS, MS or MFA in a subject area appropriate to the visual resources collection. (Foundational knowledge of art history, appropriate background digital skills and strong writing skills are essential).

At least 1 year of experience in use of data management systems for cataloguing images, DVDs, music materials (for instance EmbARK); in use of Photoshop; and in use of tools like Omeka to facilitate faculty and student projects for the creation of digital humanities websites related to courses and independent studies projects (such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, and virtual reality software).

Familiar with technology and platforms for art history and music history online teaching and course development, as well as computer classrooms.

Must demonstrate knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights, including Rights Statements from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for implementation of the online image collection, and demonstrate knowledge of online image resource tools (including the Getty vocabularies) . The candidate must be well-organized, detail­ oriented, and welcoming of interaction with faculty and students.

Ability to stand, reach, bend, and lift a minimum of 15 pounds with full mobility.

Desired Qualifications*

An MLS, MA, MS, or MFA in a subject area appropriate to the visual resources collection (foundational knowledge of art history and appropriate background digital skills are essential). Preferred specialiy in Art History and very strong writing skills.

3 years of experience in use of data management systems for cataloguing images, DVDs, music materials (for instance EmbARK) ; in use of Photoshop; and in use of tools like Omeka to facilitate faculty and student projects for the creation of digital humanities websites related to courses and independent studies projects (such as digital mapping, 30 imaging, and virtual reality software).

Experience with technology and platforms for art history and music history online teaching and course development, as well as computer classrooms.

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/144959/assistant_curator_of_audiovisual_digital_resources

 

Travel Award: Mid-Atlantic Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award

Members of the Mid-Atlantic chapter are encouraged to apply for the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award. More information (including the award’s purpose and requirements) is available on the Mid-Atlantic chapter site, here. Students in the Mid-Atlantic region are additionally encouraged to join the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic chapter if they have not done so already. Joining is free for students! More information about joining for both students and professionals is available here. Once you are a member, you are eligible to apply for the Mid-Atlantic Conference Travel Award.

Award Highlights

DEADLINE: October 6, 2017
Required Materials:
-Must be a current member of ARLIS/NA and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter
-Current resume or curriculum vitae
-Letter including benefits of attendance, specific role in the conference (if applicable), and travel budget

**More information about these requirements and how to apply should be reviewed here before proceeding.

Job Opportunity: Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction

 

The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University invites applications for the faculty post of Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction.  Scholes Library supports the two internationally recognized schools in Art and Engineering that form the New York State College of Ceramics. The college is located on the beautiful, rural campus of the private Alfred University in upstate NY.

 

Position Description: The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction will be the lead professional in direct support of the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Art and Design.  The primary focus of this position is to work alongside art faculty to offer creative and meaningful instruction, learning assessment, and attentive library service.

 

Librarians at Alfred are leaders serving within a progressive, highly collaborative and project driven environment.  We embrace change, and value flexibility in all aspects of library service. The Art Librarian will assume multiple leadership responsibilities in the areas of art librarianship, library instruction, collection development, learning assessment, campus collaborations, and shared outreach programming.  This librarian will represent Scholes Library in all assessment team activities for the combined Alfred University Libraries. In addition, all librarians participate in general reference, operational activities and policy development.

 

The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction is a 10-month, probationary tenure-track appointment at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. Shared evening and occasional weekend service is required. Librarians serve as team members in cross-campus initiatives with Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University.  Scholes Library is a partner in regional and state consortia including the State University of New York SUNYConnect initiative.

 

Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Strong subject expertise, or degree in an Art related field is required.  Evidence of creativity and an understanding of best practices in instruction are required. The ability to work independently on multiple projects and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required.  The successful candidate will possess strengths in project management, leadership in team environments, and experience in the use of technology for instruction.

 

Formal training and/or experience in instruction is highly desirable.  Experience with social media promotion, outreach programming, and knowledge of special collections is also desirable.   A degree in Art or Education is not required, but is a plus.
To apply, please submit:
1) A letter of introduction outlining how your qualifications and experience match this opportunity;

2) A separate, short statement (up to 1 page) regarding your philosophy of information literacy instruction;

3) Current Resume/Vitae;

4) Names, email, and phone numbers of three appropriate references

 

Submit materials to: Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email humanresources@alfred.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits including tuition remission.

 

Alfred University, Alfred, NY, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Job Opportunity: Head Librarian – Saint Louis Art Museum

JOB DESCRIPTION: HEAD LIBRARIAN (Exempt, Grade M)

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning and Engagement

SUPERVISES: Technical Services Librarian, Archivist, Public Services Librarian

SPECIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, three to five years administrative experience in an academic or museum library, and extensive knowledge of art history and art literature required. Master’s degree in art history and working knowledge of two European languages preferred. Position requires awareness of administrative practices in special libraries, especially acquisitions, financial management, and library systems.

JOB PURPOSE: To direct the staff and operations of the Richardson Memorial Library at the Saint Louis Art Museum; to administer Library activities in the areas of reference, circulation control, collection development, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and organization of materials; to manage the Library budget; and to create planning procedures for long-term policy development.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:

  • Establishes goals and objectives for the Library which further the mission of the Museum and the Division of Learning and Engagement.
  • Directs all Library reference services to Museum staff members and public patrons. Schedules and monitors the reference desk. Provides instruction to staff and volunteers in the use of library research materials.
  • Guides all Library technical services activities. Plans for future growth of the collection and approves materials for acquisition. Monitors staff activity in the organization of materials, including archival records, digital images, periodicals, books, and auction catalogues. Oversees collection maintenance activities, including preservation, shelving, digitization, de-accessioning, and offsite storage of materials. Develops the Library record-keeping procedures.
  • Prepares and manages the Library’s budget, tracking expenditures and reporting variances.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates Library staff and volunteers.
  • Plans for technological changes, as necessary for efficient access to library materials and information about art.
  • Establishes effective communication with the Museum’s administration through written reports and regular meetings.
  • Represents the Library as the institutional liaison with library consortia.
  • Collaborates with Membership, Development, and Curatorial departments as well as other Learning & Engagement departments on the planning of projects and programs.
  • Participates in the Museum’s cross-functional strategic and core function teams as appropriate.
  • Promotes a positive image of the Library to the public, donors, volunteers, and other library professionals.
  • Maintains an awareness of trends and developments in the fields of art and art historical scholarship and publishing, and mentors library staff on their impact on the profession.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (06/17)

Please apply online at https://www.hiretrue.com/hiretrue/showJobBoardPositions.do?jobBoardPK=54.

Job Opportunity: Color Librarian, Lululemon–12 month contract

Not quite the conventional art library job, but it might be interesting!

 

REFERENCE #: 022010

LOCATION: Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada

JOB FAMILY GROUP: Quality Assurance

lululemon 
Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.

The color librarian manages the organizational process of the colour department and maintains their physical library in the LAB. This person is driven by process, structure and is independently motivated. The librarian is key in making the work flow for the colorist run more smoothly and efficiently.

a day in the life of the color librarian

  • Suppports colourist with tracking lab dip submission comments for colour and colourfastness in PLM
  • Maintains library for color standard development and color standard inventory
  • Measures lab dips daily for Colorist using Spectrophotometer
  • Measures seasonal color standards for Colorist using Spectrophotometer
  • Files all lab dips daily as well as ensures end of season maintenance
  • Manages all shipment to LLO and receives SSC mail
  • Pulls all lab dips for for design/merchandising meetings or readiness reviews
  • Ensures all colour approvals made in season are added to color continuity cards and filed in our library
  • Processes all invoices through Kofax
  • Assists the Colorist in ordering seasonal Color Palette
  • Assists in pulling heathers for thread matching
  • Organizes fabrics for the creation of the seasonal thread legend
  • Uploads recommended dye recipes to Flex PLM at the color level

the finer print 

  • You will have 1-2 years of administrative work experience
  • You have a love for organization
  • Ability to work well under pressure and achieve deadlines
  • Proactive, problem solving and results oriented
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Desire to excel and succeed
  • Actively live and breathe the lululemon culture and lifestyle
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self improvement (goal –oriented)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and an egoless nature
  • Self motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable
  • Outgoing, energetic, upbeat and fun!

Apply online: http://info.eu.lululemon.com/careers/ssc-jobs/color-librarian—12-month-contract-022010

Job Opportunity: Cataloging Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Cataloging Librarian

Department: ACA Library, SCAD Atlanta

Reports To: Head Librarian, ACA Library

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared By: Head Librarian, ACA Library

Prepared Date: May 22, 2017

Summary

The Cataloging Librarian coordinates and performs activities associated with the SCAD-Atlanta cataloging operation and coordinates efforts with those of the SCAD Libraries in Savannah and Hong Kong. The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original and copy cataloging primarily for art related publications, including books, serials, electronic materials, DVDs, artists’ books and book objects. The successful candidate must possess a user-centered attitude and a desire to work in a team oriented environment that serves a diverse population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs original and copy cataloging of print and non-print materials according to RDA, AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH and other relevant national standards

• Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions and assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to LC practice

• Performs bibliographic maintenance and data clean up

• Coordinates departmental policies, procedures, statistics gathering and assessment related to all aspects of cataloging operation

• Provides reference/circulation service ~10 hours per week to library patrons

• Participates in college-wide events, committees, and initiatives as applicable

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Assist in supervising library assistants, including hourly staff and work-study students

• Provide training related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience

• ALA-accredited MLS

• Experience in cataloging, and technical services operations

• Working knowledge of MARC formats, RDA, AACR2r, and LCSH/LC classification schedules

• Must be able to work independently and balance day-to-day oversight with longer term planning of all aspects of cataloging operations

• Familiarity with automated cataloging systems (OCLC Connexion) and professional trends in cataloging

• Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates possessing expertise in art, design, architecture or humanities.

• Experience with creating original catalog records for art related publications

• Experience using Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS

• Knowledge of collection development and acquisitions procedures

• Reference and outreach experience

Language skills

• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures

• Write reports and procedure manuals

• Effectively present information to staff and patrons

Computer Skills

• Knowledge of online cataloging, and integrated library systems required

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

Hours of Work

The college work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In order to accommodate the college’s business needs, employee may be assigned to other work days and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

Link: https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/17123

Job Opportunity: Art, Architecture and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities Department as Art, Architecture and Design Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative organization, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and outreach to the faculty and students of the School of Art + Design.  Established in 2016, the School of Art + Design has merged the departments of studio art, apparel merchandising, and interior design and offers courses in fourteen different areas in art, design and merchandising.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Indiana University Bloomington will offer a new master of Architecture degree program based in the School of Art + Design.   The program will have its primary focus in Columbus, Indiana, an internationally recognized center for architecture.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop services and collections in alignment with new and emerging programs in the School of Art + Design.  The Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and, in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities, will lead the Libraries in exploring and implementing digital arts and humanities efforts in areas of art, architecture, and design.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB’s Campus (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB’s historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives, most notably in the area of public humanities, which extend campus arts and humanities activities into the wider Bloomington and Indiana communities. The Libraries’ Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department’s direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in art and design who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the library’s collections related to Art, Architecture, and Design.
  • Serve as liaison to the School of Art + Design.
  • Provide reference and instruction for the School of Art + Design and arts more generally.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts and Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department’s direction.
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach.
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives.
  • Support research and scholarly communication for subject areas in art, architecture and design through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing.
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).
  • Contribute to developments in the field of Art, Architecture and Design librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting.
  • Two or more years of professional experience in an academic/research library.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities.
  • Advanced degree in a discipline related to Art, Architecture or Design.
  • Experience as subject liaison in the field of Art, Architecture or Design.
  • A minimum of three years of collection development experience in subject areas related to Art, Architecture, or Design.
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies and initiatives that support new scholarship in Art, Architecture and Design, for instance image-mining, form-finding techniques, computational geometry, or computer simulation.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 28, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

Link: https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians#ART