Head Librarian, SCAD-Atlanta

SCAD-Atlanta seeks qualified candidates for the position of head librarian.

The person in this position is responsible for administrative supervision,
direction, scheduling and planning in a stand-alone library environment
while working in close collaboration with the dean of the library and
academic services and the executive librarian to maintain close
communication and integration with the Jen Library’s staff, resources and
services. The person in this position also works in collaboration with
SCAD-Atlanta administration, faculty and staff to integrate library
services, resources and staff into all appropriate college activities and
functions. The head librarian is responsible for explaining and assisting in
the use of print and electronic information resources and conducting
bibliographic instruction, library orientations and research workshops to
individuals and classes. The person in this position will prepare reference
and instructional materials in print and electronic forms.

Qualifications include an ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree, a degree
(undergraduate or graduate) in a subject discipline taught by SCAD, the
ability to work independently and provide day-to-day monitoring of all
aspects of the library including supervision of staff, scheduling,
collection development and liaison work with SCAD-Atlanta staff. Other
required qualifications include a minimum of one to two years of library and
supervisory experience, a strong public service orientation and familiarity
with traditional and electronic information resources. The head librarian
must demonstrate working knowledge of effective search strategies for online

Candidates should have strong verbal, written and interpersonal
communication skills as well as knowledge of interlibrary loan policies,
procedures and activities.

To be considered for the position please apply online at www.scadjobs.com

For the latest job openings or to apply online today visit:

ARLIS Ohio Valley Chapter Travel Award

Members of the Ohio Valley Chapter are advised that applications for the
$200 travel award for the Fall chapter meeting in Cleveland on November
3, 2006, are being accepted at this time. This is one of two awards to
be granted yearly, as funds permit. Criteria are available on the
chapter’s website.

For details, please consult:

The last date for submissions is October 16, 2006 and they may be made
via e-mail to either or both of the co-chairs: Jane Carlin
(jane.carlin@uc.edu) and Anne Morris (amorris@toledomuseum.org), or
by hard copy to their addresses on the Website.

Image Specialist/Cataloguer, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Image Specialist/Cataloguer, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

September 15, 2006
Job # 300302-W
A 25 hour per week, year-round position reporting to the Visual Resources Curator is available. This is a three-year term position with possibility of renewal. Provide access to analog and digital art images for curricular and scholarship needs through development and maintenance of current databases for collection and digital resource management. Utilize available authority sources and cataloguing schema and perform library and online research to organize creator, object and image records. Collaborate with slide library and instructional technology staff; assist faculty and students with slide and digital image presentation; and assist slide library patrons.

A Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, architecture or museum studies and a reading knowledge of at least one European or Asian language is required. Experience with online information services and visual resource management, including image or book cataloguing and text and image database management preferred. Effective communication skills, attention to detail and strong visual discrimination skills essential. Band 19. The deadline for receipt of resumes is September 29, 2006.

Please send a cover letter and resume including Job #300302-W to:

Office of Human Resources
Williams College
100 Spring Street Suite 201
Williamstown, MA 01267


e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@williams.edu
“Williams College welcomes diversity”

ARLIS/NE Fall Meeting at MIT

Dear ARLIS members,

We are very happy that Ann Whiteside, current
President of ARLIS/NA, has graciously offered to host
the New England chapter’s fall meeting at the MIT
Museum . We will discuss the important chapter
affiliation agreement at our
business meeting in the morning (among other topics),
and we will have a guest speaker from Mass Moca for a
discussion on collection development of contemporary
art materials in the afternoon. The day will end with
a tour of outdoor public sculpture on the MIT campus.

We hope that many of you will join us. Plese rsvp by
September 28 to Anne Reid (contact information below).
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Images Librarian , MIT

Images Librarian

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and innovative librarian to manage the visual collections and local processing support for the collections of Rotch Library, Rotch Visual Collections, and the Aga Khan Image Archive. With over 400,000 volumes and 350,000 images, Rotch Library is one of the premier libraries in architecture and planning in the United States. This is an exciting opportunity for a technically-oriented librarian to work in a highly collaborative environment and to develop and provide services to a dynamic user community.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Head Librarian. See full job posting and application procedure at: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/jobs.html.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2006.

MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of its staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

Image Indexing Survey

We would like your help with a survey on the topic of image indexing. We would like to gain a better understanding of how subject knowledge and indexing experience affect image indexing. We are interested in your participation because of your educational background and, or your experience with visual materials.

Participation in the survey is anonymous and voluntary. You may refuse to participate or discontinue participation at any time. If you have any questions about the survey you are welcome to contact us kate.mccain@drexel.edu, or jeb56@drexel.edu at any time about the survey. You may also contact Drexel University’s IRB Office at 215 875-5849 or at research@drexel.edu.

The online survey, consisting of ten questions and viewing-indexing of eight images, should take less than 30 minutes of your time. Your assistance in providing invaluable information about this topic is much appreciated.

Dr. Katherine W. McCain

Joan Beaudoin

Follow this link to access the survey: http://websurveyor.net/wsb.dll/32488/images.htm

Joan E. Beaudoin
Ph.D. Student & IMLS Fellow
College of Information Science & Technology
Drexel University

Rovelstad Scholarship to Attend the August 2007 IFLA Annual Meeting

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting
applications for the Rovelstad Scholarship to attend the August 2007
annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions (IFLA) in Durban, South Africa.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited library and information
science program, and should be interested in international library and
information issues. The scholarship covers conference registration,
airfare, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.

Interested students may apply at www.clir.org <http://www.clir.org/> or
request applications by phone at 202-939-4750, fax at 202-939-4765,
e-mail at abishop@clir.org <mailto:abishop@clir.org>, or by writing to:

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship

Council on Library and Information Resources

1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036

Applications must be sent to CLIR and postmarked by January 19, 2007.

Part-time Digital Resources Assistant, Roger Williams University (RI)

Roger Williams University Visual Resources Center
Part-time Digital Resources Assistant

The Digital Resources Assistant will assist the Curator of Visual Resources with technical tasks associated with the development and maintenance of the digital images collection.

– prepares images for inclusion in the Library’s image database using image software for cropping, enhancing, color correcting and other file manipulation techniques
– scans or photographs (digitally and/or using film) images from books, periodicals, and other print sources as required.
– assists with copy-cataloging of images using IRIS cataloging software.
– archives digital images using specified storage media.
– scans slides selected by the Curator of Visual Resources and processes the resulting images as described above; pulls slides from the collection and prepares them for scanning by an outside source.
– occasionally assist Curator of Visual Resources in training faculty members to use the digital image database and/or ARTstor.
– in the absence of regular staff, the Digital Resources Assistant may be called upon to assist students and faculty at the Circulation Desk and/or in the Visual Resources Collection

Bachelor’s degree required.
Knowledge and understanding of the technology used in the production and manipulation of digital images.
Digital and film photography experience required.
Experience with digital image processing required (specifically using Adobe Photoshop).
Strong interpersonal skills required.

Bachelor of Arts in fine arts or art history preferred.
Previous library or visual resources collection experience preferred.
Coursework in library science preferred.
Familiarity with database software preferred.

At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

To see the complete posting for this position visit: http://www.rwu.edu/Administration/Human+Resources/Employment/Open+Positions.htm

To apply for this position send resume and cover letter to human_resources@rwu.edu or to the Human Resources Department, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809.