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:
http://home.insightbb.com/~prunge2/arlisov/travel_award.htm

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
IMAGE SPECIALIST/CATALOGUER
ART DEPARTMENT
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

or

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

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
kate.mcain@drexel.edu

Joan Beaudoin
jeb56@drexel.edu

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

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Joan E. Beaudoin
Ph.D. Student & IMLS Fellow
College of Information Science & Technology
Drexel University
jeb56@drexel.edu
484.744.0983

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.

DUTIES:
– 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

QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the position of Drue Heinz Librarian.  The Academy is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities.

The Library collection, which comprises about 138,000 volumes, aims to provide various levels of support in the academic disciplines represented in the fellowship fields (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies).

The Library. located in Rome, is currently undergoing a major renovation, to be completed in September 2007. The Library is also in the process of changing its integrated library management software to “Millennium” (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), as part of the URBS library consortium (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche).

Prospective applicants should refer to the complete Position Posting on the Academy’s website at www.aarome.org. for additional information about position responsibilities, professional qualifications and application requirements.

The closing date for applications is October 10, 2006.

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
212 751 7200
212 751 7220 FAX

Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries, Michigan

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY

Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries

The University of Michigan University Library is seeking innovative candidates for the position of Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries.

The Director has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Askwith Media Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Music Library, and direct management responsibility for the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. The Director manages an annual budget of approximately $4 million in partnership with a dedicated, experienced staff of 39 FTEs and is a member of the senior management team and the Public Services Council of the University Library.

The University is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.

A complete description is available at www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/dael.html

To apply, send cover letter & resume to:
Library Human Resources
404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
48109-1205
or email to libhumres@umich.edu
(Call 734 764-2546 with questions or for further information.)

Review of applications will begin on 10/06/06 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Apply Now for 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award!

* CALL FOR APPLICATIONS *

* 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award *

* DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2006 * 

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award. The ARLIS/NA Internship Program provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. This award will grant $2,500 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

WHO MAY APPLY

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, studio art or museum studies may apply for the award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or show an equivalent combination of coursework and experience. 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Once an award recipient has been selected, she or he will select an institution to act as host for the internship with the approval of the ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee. The intern will work on-site a minimum of 10 hours per week to complete a total of at least 150 hours. Only one Internship is awarded per year and is to be completed within the 2006-2007 academic year.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to Sub-Committee member Cathy Billings (application materials in electronic format are preferred):

  1. Resume;
  2. Current transcript in PDF format [this may be an unofficial version];
  3. An essay of up to 250 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectation of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit art libraries or visual resources collections; and
  4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

Cathy Billings

Art Librarian

Brand Library & Art Center

1601 W. Mountain St.

Glendale, CA 91207

cbillings@ci.glendale.ca.us

INTERNSHIP AWARD SCHEDULE OF DEADLINES FOR 2006-2007

  • October 3, 2006: Deadline for submission of applications.
  • November 15, 2006: Selection of recipient by Internship Award Sub-Committee.
  • January 5, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Spring 2007 internship.
  • April 13, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Summer 2007.
  • May 4, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Fall 2007 internship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit the ARLIS/NA Internship award page online at: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html

View descriptions of past recipients’ internship experiences at: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_winners.html

QUESTIONS

Contact the Sub-Committee Chair:

Henry Pisciotta

Arts and Architecture Librarian

University Libraries

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-6778

henryp@psu.edu