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

Fine Arts Librarian – Ohio State University

The Ohio State University seeks innovative and dynamic applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Assistant Director for Collections, Instruction, and Public Services.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: creating a close working relationship between the Libraries and the teaching and research faculty in the College of the Arts and related units of the
University; partnering with the College of the Arts faculty to provide support for their teaching, research, and service; and actively seeking teaching opportunities to advance student engagement using innovative methods and by integrating information technologies, multimedia and knowledge resources into course management systems and curricula.

RESEARCH LIBRARIAN FOR VISUAL ARTS, UC Irvine

RESEARCH LIBRARIAN FOR VISUAL ARTS
(Art History, Studio Art, and Film & Media Studies)

The University of California Libraries seek a Research Librarian for Visual Arts to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly growing university ranked nationally in the top universities.  Research Librarians specialize in one or more subject areas and usually perform a combination of collection development, reference, and instructional duties.

The home library department of each Research Librarian will depend on which types of duties predominate, and will most likely be either the Collection Development Department or the Langson Library Reference Department.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Preferred appointment level is $39,000 – $65,448 (Assistant Librarian I –Librarian I).  Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Science Library and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of growth and change.  The library collection consists of over 2.4 million volumes and over 26,500 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  UCI is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members.  Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2010 accompanied by a proportional growth in faculty and staff.  Founded in 1965, UCI has had an extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years, including membership in the Association of American Universities, ranking among the top twelve public universities by U.S. News and World Report (among the top fifty research universities), and three Nobel prizes in the last nine years.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply are listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/jobs/libvac.html with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by October 2, 2006  will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.

Reference and Instruction Librarian, The New School

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Gimbel Library, The New School Libraries
New York, NY

Responsibilities:

· Reference service for New School University students and faculty
· Participation in the University Library’s Information Literacy initiatives
· Provision of bibliographic instruction for students and faculty
· Collection development in subject areas related to art, architecture and design
· Supervise student assistants as appropriate
· Assist in ongoing development of the Library website
· Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

· M.L.S. from accredited library school
· Additional graduate degree desirable
· Knowledge of art, architecture and design fields
· Demonstrated competence in reference and instruction
· Ability to supervise student assistants

Please refer to http://www.newschool.edu/admin/hr/23061.htm for information on applying.

The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

VISUAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST, University of Utah

DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY

VISUAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Visual Resources Specialist. The full-time staff position involves
oversight of the department image resources (slide, electronic, web site) in
a Mac environment and serves faculty (24 full-time, approx. 20 part-time).
Salary and benefits competitive.

Responsibilities: consult with faculty to plan and implement transition
from analog to digital teaching; develop and manage digital resources and
metadata schema; establish technical and archival protocols; maintain analog
collections and archival image resources; assist faculty in use of image
databases including ArtStor; supervise student assistants.

Qualifications: BA in art history required, MA preferred; MLIS a plus.
Minimum 2 years experience in analog and digital image resource management
in academic or analogous work environment; familiarity with digital
standards and current digital environment including copyright issues.
Proven experience with graphics software (PhotoShop, Dreamweaver) and
hardware (slide scanner, flatbed/transmissive scanner, copystand, and film
and digital cameras) and the ability to use basic office software
applications (FileMaker Pro, Word, Excel, etc.) is required. Reading
knowledge of at least two foreign languages desirable. Demonstrated success
in initiating, managing, and completing projects. Superior attention to
detail and accuracy essential.

Dept. web site: www.art.utah.edu. Applications
will be reviewed starting 1 November and until position filled. Start date
negotiable. For further information, please visit www.hr.utah.edu, click the Jobs link, and keyword search the
position by title. In addition to mandatory online application through
Human Resources, submit letter of intent, résumé, names and contact info of
3 professional colleagues to Chair of VRS Search Cmte, University of Utah,
Dept. of Art/Art History, 375 S. 1530 E. Rm. 161, Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0380.

The University is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women,
persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented US
ethnic groups, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known
disabilities of applicants and employees.

Program Outreach Manager, The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) seeks a Program Outreach Manager, a full-time staff position. Our office is open 8:30 to 5:00, Monday to Friday.

Founded in 1969, SNAG is the premier international organization for jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, and became a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit in 1973. Among the educational services and benefits SNAG provides to the contemporary craft field are several publications, including Metalsmith magazine and SNAG News, annual conferences, exhibitions, workshop grants, and website at www.snagmetalsmith.org (at the beginning of a new phase redesign and overhaul).

In order of organizational priority, the Program Outreach Manager will be responsible for
A. Conferences
B. Exhibitions
C. Website (with in-house webmaster and outside developer)
D. Grant research
E. Special projects, time permitting

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION
Bachelor’s degree in any area of the arts, management, business or a related field, and preferably a Masters degree as well
Minimum 3 years’ relevant nonprofit experience
Demonstrated abilities with program management
Ability to articulate and achieve program goals and objectives
Critical thinking and analysis
Administrative and organizational skills, detail oriented with accuracy
Develop, maintain and operate within budgets
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Computer skills (covering the basics: Excel, Access, grants research, Word)
Intellectual honesty, professionalism, accountability
Diplomacy and a sense of humor (a/k/a “people skills”)
Work autonomously and within a team framework
Work well under pressure, balance multiple competing activities, meet deadlines
Receive and integrate constructive performance criticism

SNAG offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter outlining one’s qualifications, a resume, and three professional references, to dsinger@snagmetalsmith.org, subject line “program outreach manager,” or by mail to: Dana Singer, executive director, SNAG, 540 Oak St., Suite A, Eugene, 97401. Deadline is Tuesday September 15, 2006.

PROGRAM OUTREACH MANAGER
JOB DESCRIPTION
SHORT VERSION

The position of Program Outreach Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Listed below, in order of organizational priority, are the duties and responsibilities of the Program Outreach Manager. The percentages assigned are rough approximations and provided only to give a better sense of priorities and weight.

SNAG ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Program Outreach Manager is the primary coordinator of SNAG’s annual educational conference. This requires substantial hands-on responsibility as well as oversight of the conference planning team. Limited travel required. [45% of your time]

EXHIBITIONS
Working with the Exhibitions Planning Committee and Executive Director, the Program Outreach Manager directs SNAG’s Exhibitions Program including both North American and International exhibits. This includes exhibits which are sponsored and managed entirely by SNAG, exhibits that are in collaboration with other organizations, and exhibits sponsored by SNAG and managed by an outside exhibition company. [35% to 40%]

WEBSITE
SNAG works with an outside website development firm. The Program Outreach Manager coordinates the creation of new content for the site, oversees the webmaster’s work, and ensures the site remains a dynamic and viable information source. The Program Outreach Manager will act as the website gatekeeper in fielding new submissions as well as coordinate the ongoing publication database for Metalsmith with EBSCO Media and the webmaster.

Future responsibilities include 1) coordinate the transition of the SNAG newsletter from hard copy form to electronic distribution; and 2) develop an e-commerce store of SNAG products. [10%]

GRANT RESEARCH
The Program Outreach Manager will work with the Executive Director to establish goals for SNAG’s grant objectives. The Manager will conduct ongoing research into foundation and government grants that support SNAG’s programs and provide operational support, including capacity building funds. The Program Outreach Manager will research and identify the top prospects, then provide this information to the Executive Director. With feedback and support from the Program Outreach Manager, the Executive Director will write the grant proposals and applications. [5% to 10%]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
The Executive Director may assign special projects to the Program Outreach Manager. Projects may include: educational outreach; legislation tracking; working with graphic designers on SNAG print materials and direct mail pieces; researching new ideas; and other projects, as time permits.

Research Librarian for Visual Arts

(Art History, Studio Art, and Film & Media Studies)
The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, and user- oriented Research Librarian for Visual Arts to plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services, and to develop and manage electronic and print collections in Art History, Studio Art, and Film & Media Studies.The Research Librarian for Visual Arts will provide liaison and outreach to faculty and students of the School of Humanities and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. The School of Humanities offers undergraduate degrees in Art History and Film & Media Studies and these two departments jointly offer a Ph.D. in Visual Studies (http://www.humanities.uci.edu/visualstudies/). The Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Studio Art, as well as a minor in Digital Arts and a graduate degree in Arts, Computation, and Engineering. More information about the School and its programs can be found at: http://www.arts.uci.edu/.

The successful candidate for this position will be jointly supervised by the Head, Langson Library Reference Department and the Head, Collection Development Department. The home library department will depend on which types of duties predominate.

Duties and Responsibilities

In the area of collection development, the Research Librarian for Visual Arts will be responsible for the selection, assessment, and management of collections and resources in the assigned subject areas. The candidate will serve as liaison to the faculty and students in the subject areas to insure that their information needs are being met as well as to promote the Libraries’ services and resources. The candidate will be responsible for monitoring budgets and making collections decisions that support the teaching and research needs on campus. The candidate will provide subject-based instruction and research consultations and develop and update subject webpages in support of research in the assigned subject areas. The candidate will also work collaboratively with the library Multimedia Resource Center to identify and provide the multimedia resources and services that support the research and teaching needs of the visual arts students and faculty.

In the area of reference, the Research Librarian for Visual Arts will provide specialized and general reference service at the Langson Library Reference Desk, supporting information needs in business, social sciences, humanities, education and the arts. The candidate will provide approximately ten hours of reference service weekly, including responding to in-person, telephone, and electronic inquiries. The candidate will provide specialized research consultations in the assigned subject areas and also maintain sufficient knowledge to provide effective general reference assistance.

In the area of instruction, the Research Librarian for Visual Arts will provide and promote specialized instruction services to students and faculty in the assigned subject areas. The candidate also participates in the Libraries’ information literacy initiatives and general education programs to assist campus and community users in improving their critical thinking, information-seeking, and research skills.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
  • Educational background in the subject to be assigned or experience performing reference, instruction and/or collection development for the subject.
  • Ability to assist and instruct users and students in specialized resources.
  • Strong interest in working with students and faculty.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Strong interest in library information technology, instructional technology, electronic resources, multimedia resources and services, especially in the subject areas to be assigned.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and in a dynamically changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred:

  • Experience assessing, evaluating, and negotiating digital resources in the subject areas.
  • Skill in developing, organizing, and maintaining web-based information resources.

Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

Langson Library Reference Department

As the primary research and information center of the Langson Library, the department supports research and teaching in the Arts, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Business and Management. The Department provides reference services including research consultation, online reference service, online searching, tours, and a wide range of instructional programs and workshops. The Reference Collection consists of key print resources along with a growing collection of media, data and electronic resources in the Multimedia Resources Center, which is also located in the department. A large Technology Enhanced Classroom, several seminar rooms and a robust wireless network throughout the Libraries provide excellent facilities for teaching. The department operates in a team-based environment and the staff consist of 10 librarians and 5 FTE library assistants.

Collection Development Department

The Collection Development Department is responsible for the librarywide development and management of general collections in the Langson Library, Science Library, and Grunigen Medical Library under the administration and coordination of the Assistant University Librarian for Collections. This department takes the lead role in developing and planning the overarching and ongoing collections policies, procedures, and projects that ensure that the scholarly resources available meet the campus teaching, research, and patient care needs.

The department consists of the Department Head and 5+ Research Librarians, who are responsible for supporting the collection, liaison, and service needs of UCI academic programs. In addition, there are 15+ other Research Librarians located in departments throughout the Libraries, who are responsible for both collections and services in their specialized disciplines. Each Research Librarian is a member of one of three discipline- based pods (a.k.a. teams) as well as of the library-wide Bibliographers Group.

The Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of growth and change. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. The Langson Library primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Social Ecology, Business, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Science Library primarily serves the Schools of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Computer Sciences. The Grunigen Medical Library serves the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles from the main campus.

The UCI Libraries have a staff of 273 FTE and an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments. The library collection consists of over 2.4 million volumes and over 36,500 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. UCI has had an extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years, including membership in the Association of American Universities, ranking tenth among the nation’s best public universities by U.S. News and World Report (also among the top fifty research universities), and three Nobel prizes in the last ten years.

Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2014 accompanied by a proportional growth in faculty and staff. Nearly 60% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African-American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers 40 doctoral programs in addition to the M.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity. They are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits, which may also include an attractive mortgage program, are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred appointment level is $39,000 – $65,448 (Assistant Librarian I – Librarian I).

Deadline for Applications

Applications received by October 2, 2006 , will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete résumés, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference’s professional relationship to the applicant, to:

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
e-mail: hr@lib.uci.edu
confidential fax (949) 824-3270 Electronic applications are preferred. Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/jobs/libvac.html, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity
employer committed to excellence through diversity.

2006-2007 ARLIS/NA INTERNSHIP AWARD – Call for Applications!

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 (applications materials in electronic form are preferred):

  • Resume;
  • Current transcript in PDF format [this may be an unofficial version and does not need to be issued directly from the institution];
  • An essay of up to 250 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit art libraries or visual resources collections; and
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

Cathy Billings, MLIS
Art Librarian & Gallery Manager
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 548-2713
cbillings@ci.glendale.ca.us

Internship Award Schedule of Deadlines for 2006-2007
October 3, 2006: Deadline for submission of applications to Internship Award Sub-Committee.
November 15, 2006: Internship Award Sub-Committee selects award recipient for 2007.
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 internship.
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. You may also 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

Curatorial Assistant, Library Assistant III, UMN

The College of Design (formerly College of Architecture and Landscape
Architecture and the department of Design, Housing, and Apparel) at the
University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a new position in the
Digital Collections and Archives Unit (formerly Visual Resources
Collection).
_________________________________________________________________________

Curatorial Assistant, Library Assistant III
Position available: immediately, new full time position

Location: Digital Collections + Archives (DCA), College of Design (CDes)
University of Minnesota, 65 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN
55455

Responsibilities / Main Job Duties:

Cataloging and Collection Development 60%: Edits, modifies and creates
records in collection database for public and administrative catalog.
Collaborates with DCA staff members to improve cataloging structure,
methods, and procedural documentation. Systematically re-accessions old
slides and creates cataloging records. Knowledgeable of cataloging
authorities and uses them on a regular basis. Collaborates with faculty in
new subject areas that are added to the collection. Knowledge of art,
architectural, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, and
graphic design history so informed decision can be made with regard to the
cataloging records. Makes informed decisions and researches work records
thoroughly. Cataloging is logical, consistent, and conforms to emerging
national standards used by CDes. Systematically re-accessions old slides
and enters cataloging information. Alerts and consults curator on areas
that require clarification. Suggests areas that need to be expanded and or
improved upon in cataloging or scanning.

Reference, Outreach, Needs Assessment / Training 15%: Conducts routine
reference database searches. Instructs patrons in the use of image database
and refers them to outside sources when applicable. Provides reference
services in person, over the phone, and virtual. Performs needs assessments
and designs training and outreach to meet patrons needs. Collaborates in
creating usability testing and studies to determine and maintain
effectiveness of DCA metadata (including website). Creates welcoming
environment for patrons, either in person or electronically. Answers
questions in a timely manner. Creates handouts for various levels of users
in collaboration with curator. Thorough understanding of collection to meet
patron’s needs. Maintains website and modifies content as directed or
needed.

Scanning and Copywork 20%: Copywork and slide scanning as needed. Able to
use Photoshop at an advanced level and train others in its use in the
creation of digital surrogates for the collection. Able to perform copywork
as needed when demand is high and workload is spread out among other staff
members.

Supervise Student Workers 5%: Checks over work of students and alerts them
of errors, correcting the issues through training. Schedules student
workers ensuring there is no overlap of time on scanning stations. Creates
work-plan for each week thus creating a consistent flow of images into
collection.

Minimum / Essential Qualifications:
(Education/Training/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/and/or Physical
Requirements) Five years relevant library experience in cataloging and
processing of photographic materials either in a special collection or
archive. College education can be substituted for experience on a year for
year basis up to three years. Experience in reference, public services,
outreach and training, in a special collection or archive. Must have
experience with database / image management software. Reading level
knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Selection Criteria/ Preferred Qualifications:
(Education/Training/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities) Demonstrated cataloging
ability in a visual resources environment. Working knowledge of VRA Core
and CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) metadata / cataloging standards.
Working knowledge of vocabularies related to visual materials, i.e. Getty.
Degree or extensive coursework in art history, architectural history,
landscape architecture history, urban design / planning history, interior
or graphic design history or a related field (see cataloging and collection
development). Degree or coursework in library or information science (see
cataloging and collection development). Demonstrated writing skills to
create training materials, marketing materials, and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and work conditions.
Experience with Filemaker. Photography experience both on-site and with
copywork. Extensive experience with Photoshop and various image scanning
techniques. Supervisory and training experience with students.

For information on the new college:
http://www.cdes.umn.edu/

For information on the collection:
http://www.cala.umn.edu/VisualResourceCollection/

databases:
CALA’s www.cala.umn.edu/vrc
until sept. 8 dev.cla.umn.edu/dcl/
after sept. 8 www.dcl.umn.edu

To Apply:
For the official posting and directions on how to apply, go to:
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
reference requisition number: 141435

In addition to the official application, Please also submit a cover letter,
resume, and three professional references directly to:
Jodie Walz
Curator,
Digital Collections and Archives
College of Design
University of Minnesota
65 Rapson Hall
89 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For more information about the position, or if you have questions,
call Jodie Walz at 612-624-4080, or email jwalz@umn.edu

_______________________________________________
Jodie L. Walz
Curator
Digital Collections + Archives
College of Design
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
*****************************************
jwalz@umn.edu direct (612)624-4080

search the collection at www.cala.umn.edu/vrc
search across the campus on sept. 8 at http://dcl.umn.edu

Backpack to Briefcase: Preparing for Life after Library School

Please join us at the ARLIS/NA 35th Annual Conference, April 26 – 30, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This AskARLIS session is a forum for the exchange of candid observations and collective wisdom between young and experienced librarians. Speakers will address topics relevant to both students and new professionals, such as discovering the hidden job market, translating theory to professional practice, professional development, and promotion and tenure. The Society’s seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to offer advice to the younger generation as well as gain insight into the concerns of new professionals.

Please share below the topics, questions or concerns that you’d like us to address at this session. (If you have more immediate concerns, please post them to the blog.)

Speakers:

  • Alessia Zanin-Yost will speak on preparing for the profession.
  • Heather Ball will speak on theory vs. practice.
  • Kristen Meyer will speak on the hidden job market.
  • Leslie Kott Wakeford will speak on professional development.
  • Tony White will speak on promotion and tenure.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Carter

Organized by Sarah Carter and Megan Macken with the assistance of Kristen Meyer, Marilyn Ramen, and Alessia Zanin-Yost.