Category Archives: Professional Development

Professional development includes unpaid opportunities such as: mentoring, leadership, volunteering, call for papers (cfp).

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Are you a student? A librarian who is teaching for the first time? A librarian who wishes they knew more about teaching? A prospective librarian interested in instruction? We want to hear from all of you!

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Job Opportunity: Paid Cataloging Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art

Site description: The Art Reference Library is a 45,000 volume non-circulating library that provides reference service to the art museum staff (curators, educators, conservators) and the public at large.  The library not only houses books and periodicals, but also holds an extensive auction catalog collection and an artists’ files collection of ephemera material.  We also provide online access to auction, bibliographic, and reference databases. (https://ncartmuseum.org/art/library/)

Dates of Internship: August 26, 2019-December 5, 2019, with potential for renewal in Spring 2020

Hours: Maximum 10 hours / week. Hours are flexible within a Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm work week, but the intern is expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Application Deadline: August 12, 2019, with interviews to follow.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Librarian and the Library Assistant, the Cataloging Intern performs copy cataloging based on current standards.  The intern will also assist with other projects as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform copy cataloging of library materials

Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited graduate information and library science program
  • Experience in copy cataloging and classification of library material Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, and RDA preferred
  • Experience with computerized cataloging databases

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including

methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification

  • Knowledge of computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills – detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in art history and/or museum experience

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in an office environment in the Art Reference Library
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, needs to occasionally move about the library, and position self to retrieve books from lower shelves
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Ability to effectively use a computer

 

Application Procedure: Please submit via e-mail, as a single .pdf, your résumé along with a single-page cover letter expressing your interest in this internship.  Please include contact information for at least one reference.

 

Send Application Materials to:

Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian
Email: natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov

The North Carolina Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact Human Resources or call (919) 664-6894.

Job Opportunity: Paid Cataloging Internship at the Dallas Museum of Art

Cataloging Internship – Fall 2019

Dallas Museum of Art

The Mayer Library is pleased to offer a paid cataloging internship for the fall 2019 semester. The ideal candidate is a current MLS student who is enthusiastic about cataloging and has an interest in art history. This position may also be adapted for course credit or as a practicum. The intern will get experience in cataloging and classification, improve bibliographic search skills, and gain an understanding of museum library practices. I’ll be attending the annual conference in Salt Lake City and will be happy to talk with anyone who’s interested.

Read the full description and apply online here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/100826

Application deadline: April 15

Responsibilities:

Perform copy cataloging on books in the library’s backlog.

Search for MARC records in OCLC Connexion.

Update records in the library’s bibliographic database.

Perform end processing on select materials.

Assist with other cataloging projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate program for library and/or information science.

Completed coursework in descriptive and subject cataloging.

Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, and Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems.

Exacting attention to detail.

Ability to take direction and work independently.

Ability to lift 25 lbs. and push a book truck.

Applicants with an interest in art history and/or museum work preferred.

The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library is the art research library of the Dallas Museum of Art. Originally established in 1936, the collection opened to the public in 1944 and has grown over time into an essential resource for DMA staff, docents, and the general public. The non-circulating collection numbers 100,000 volumes and supports research on all areas of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. For more information, visit DMA.org/research/library.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – Summer Internship (Unpaid, but stipends available)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is seeking candidates for our summer internship program in the museum’s Library and Archives. This position is unpaid however there are several stipends that applicants can apply for.

The library internship provides students with a well-rounded, hands-on learning experience that provides exposure to all aspects of art museum librarianship. Tasks may include: reference, circulation, cataloging, archival processing, and collection management. Library staff works to match interns with current projects that correspond to their areas of interest. Past projects have included working with artist files, audio/visual collections, and archival collections. The internship is designed for graduate students focusing on library science and/or archives, recent MLIS graduates, and advanced undergraduate students who are considering careers in library science. Library experience or classwork in library science or archives is strongly preferred. Knowledge of art is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. May include some heavy lifting.

More information on the application process and the available stipends may be found here: https://www.mcachicago.org/About/Internships . Further questions may be sent to internships@mcachicago.org .

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP and VREPS November 2018 Virtual Conference

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work at our 2018 Virtual Conference:

New Media Challenges and Solutions for Art Information Professionals  

New media art, objects, and scholarly projects in the digital realm are challenging our traditional definitions and methodologies for collection, preservation, and research as information professionals. As the scope for new media continues to expand, how are we defining, describing, and cataloging new media objects? How are we preparing for and anticipating storage and conservation needs? How do we respect artist intent and support scholarly research around these born-digital objects?

We invite proposals that share research and projects featuring new media in art librarianship and visual resources management for our annual virtual conference, an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career librarians across North America.

The webinar will take place on Saturday, November 10th at 1PM CST. Submit your proposal via our Google Form to apply.

Proposals are due by Friday, September 14th. You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software in the evening on Thursday, October 4. If you have any questions, please email the ArLiSNAP Conference Planning Liaison, Michelle Wilson at michelle.elizabeth.wilson@gmail.com.

Internship opportunity: Paid Midwest Dance & Theatre Collections Intern, Newberry Library

Department: Maps and Modern Manuscripts

Summary: This 15 week internship is funded by a private donor. Working in the Department of Maps and Modern Manuscripts under the supervision of Newberry archivists, the Midwest Dance and Theater Collections Intern will participate in preserving, arranging, re-housing, and describing Chicago dance and theater archives and manuscript collections. This position is ideal for an individual intending to work with primary sources as part of an academic career, or exploring the possibilities of archival work.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of Newberry archivists, the intern will participate in the following archival activities:

  • Arrange and re-house materials in Chicago dance and theater collections according to archival practice.
  • Apply appropriate preservation treatments to collection materials. Treatments include, but are not limited to, surface cleaning, flattening, removal of fasteners, and photocopying.
  • Prepare detailed descriptive inventories for collections in a format compatible with the archival professional standard, Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  • Participate in identifying analog audio-visual formats in the collections, preparing them for digitization, and creating metadata.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student in a master’s program in library and information sciences and/or public history with coursework in archival processing required;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with primary sources;
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings;
  • Ability to shelve and lift archival boxes;
  • Familiarity with computer applications;
  • Academic focus on dance and theater history of Chicago and the Midwest preferred.

Schedule: 150 hours (typically 10 hours/per week for 15 weeks).

Dates: Fall semester, with start date in mid-September.

This is a paid internship.

 

See original job posting here: https://www.newberry.org/internships#mdi

Archives Research & Processing Fellowship

Archives Research & Processing Fellowship, 2.5 days/week

The New Museum Archives seeks an Archives Research & Processing Fellow to support the processing of records in the New Museum’s collections. The New Museum Archives document the New Museum’s history of presenting groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, public programs and civic initiatives, spanning from its founding in 1977 to the present day. Reporting to the New Museum Archivist, the fellow will assist with all aspects of collections processing, with tasks including:

  • Conducting research to identify records and relationships between record groups.
  • Assisting with the creation of finding aids and container lists.
  • Identifying items in need of preservation intervention.
  • Cataloging and re-housing photographic materials.
  • Identifying subjects and events in archival photographs.
  • Recommending items for digitization.
  • Assisting with digitization workflows, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework in Art History or Library/Archival Science. Must be currently enrolled student, or starting in Fall 2018.
  • Experience performing archival research and familiarity with handling of archival photos and documents.
  • Background in art history, particularly contemporary art and performance.
  • Experience arranging, describing, and rehousing archival collections, highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with preventative conservation and its application within archival collections.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and make workflow changes on the fly.
  • Experience cataloging in a content management system or OPAC, especially Collective Access.
  • Familiarity with digitization specifications and media formats.
  • Editorial and academic writing/publishing experience, a plus. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, also a plus.

Instructions:

Application reviews will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. This is a temporary 8-12 month position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, list of three references, and current resume with links to portfolios and writings to archive@newmuseum.org with subject line “Archives Research Fellowship”. Professional and academic letters of recommendation are welcome, and may be sent separately. Applicants who are selected for the position are expected to keep regular weekly hours, to be negotiated in advance with the Archivist, and will be paid with a monthly stipend. Course credit may be arranged.

2018-2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) is seeking candidates for the 2018-2020 fellowship. NYARC is comprised of the research libraries of the MoMA, the Frick, and the Brooklyn Museum. The fellowship provides an early career librarian (degree conferred in 2017 or before) the opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries via hands-on training and collaboration. This is a paid, full-time position with health benefits and funding for travel to the ARLISNA annual conference.

The application deadline is June 15. Read more here: http://www.nyarc.org/fellowship

Internship Opportunity: Photo Archive Intern, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC

Description

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 73,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Europe, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

Special projects: • Adding to our online database the following photo collections:
o Community life, education and health services provided to Moroccan Jews from the 1950s-70s o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel. o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others • Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

Responsibilities

• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.

• Conducting online research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Qualifications

Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a basic knowledge of photographic history.

Compensation

Unpaid.

Location

New York, NY

To Apply

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to archivesinterns@jdc.org.

Company Information

archives.jdc.org

Paid internship at Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum offers one full-time, 12-week paid internship each year to a recent college graduate thanks to the generosity of Michael and Judy Cheteyan. The internship can start in August or September 2018. Cheteyan interns choose a focus of Exhibition Development, Museum Education, or Collections Management. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. The application and more can be found at https://erieartmuseum.org/internships/. Any questions can be directed to Carissa Brandt at edcoordinator@erieartmuseum.org or(814)459-5477.