Assistant Curator, Visual Resources Collection, ASU

Position available, accepting applications:
Assistant Museum Professional – Academic Professional Position (Assistant Curator, Visual Resources Collection)

Arizona State University, School of Art

(http://art.asu.edu/jobs/asstmuseum-prof.html)

Institution and Department Profile

Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities in the nation with a bold new direction for transforming the institution in the 21st century. The Tempe campus is one of four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and is located in the heart of Tempe. Across the four campuses nearly 60,000 are enrolled in daytime and evening classes which is the fourth largest university enrollment in the nation. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries, the university art museum which includes the Ceramics Research Center, four School of Art galleries, and performing arts spaces. The School of Art is located on the Tempe campus and is part of the Herberger College of Fine Arts which also includes the School of Music; Department of Dance; the University Art Museum; and Arts, Media, and Engineering.

The School of Art is a highly ranked program with 49 full time faculty positions, 11 staff, and 1,309 majors in BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD programs. These include concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Digital Art (undergraduate only), Digital Art (undergraduate only), Digital Technology (graduate only), Drawing, Fibers, Intermedia, Metals, Museum Studies, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Studio Art (undergraduate only).

Position Description

Working with the Curator of the Visual Resources Collection to develop, research, and manage the collection of slides and digital images for the School of Art at Arizona State University which is a comprehensive visual arts program serving classes at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

Managing and maintaining the Visual Resources Collection; cataloging, researching and accessioning images (slides and digital); producing and maintaining class review web-pages; supervising and assisting with the training of graduate and undergraduate employees; monitoring collection circulation; assisting in the development and management of databases; providing reference and instructional services.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 8-5 and other times as required for position duties.

Required

Master’s degree in Art History or MLS with BA in Art History or related field and curatorial experience in a Visual Resources collection. Demonstrated knowledge of visual resource collection practices.

Desired

Demonstrated knowledge of the following: VRA Core and Cataloging Cultural Objects; Madison Digital Image Database (MDID2); MS Office and MS Access; HTML editing, Adobe Photoshop, and image scanning; library and art historical research methods for the purpose of cataloging and classifying images; evidence of research translation ability for at least one Western European language (preferably French, Italian or German). Demonstrated skill in using PC hardware and software related to maintaining visual resource collections and developing class review web pages which includes but is not limited to word-processing, database, and web development software. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Evidence of participation in related professional organizations for example, Visual Resources Association, VRA; Art Libraries Society of North America, ARLIS/NA; and/or College Art Association, CAA, etc.

Application Procedure

Application deadline is every two weeks until the position is filled. Include cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of 3 references. On employment history, include month – year date format. Send all to Chair, Assistant Museum Professional Search Committee, School of Art, Box 871505, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1505.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lise J. Hawkos
Curator, Visual Resources Collection
Director, Harry Wood Gallery
School of Art
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505
480.965.6163
480.965.8338 (fax)
lise.hawkos@asu.edu
http://art.asu.edu/
http://asu.edu/museums

Visual Resources Librarian, RISD

Visual Resources Librarian

Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design is looking for a Visual Resources Librarian for its new Fleet Library at RISD. This is a key managerial position responsible for the operation of the Visual Resources Department, including digital images, the Slide Collection, the Picture Collection, videos and films; and for providing leadership for the institutional transition from analog to digital collections. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Library Services and supervising 3.6 FTE staff. Duties and qualifications are listed on the RISD web site at http://www.risd.edu/about_jobs.cfm. To apply: send a letter of application and resume to Librarian Search Committee, Fleet Library at RISD, 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903. Submissions via email are also welcome and can be sent as a Word attachment to cterry@risd.edu <mailto:cterry@risd.edu>  or through the RISD jobline. Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.
RISD is an equal opportunity employer who encourages inquiries and applications from female and minority candidates. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Private Book Collection Opportunity in New York

New Yorkers:

I am looking for someone interested in helping one of our library donors
with an inventory of a private book collection.

The collection is housed in an Upper East Side apartment.  It consists of
roughly 100 feet of books, journals, ephemera, and auction catalogs.  The
collection is primarily on art with a special focus on the 2nd quarter of
the twentieth century.  Some related correspondences may also require
attention.  The owner wants to hire someone with some knowledge of these
types of art publications to help describe and categorize the items in the
collection.  A younger person with an interest in art librarianship would
be a good match — or possibly a part-time employee in an art
library.  Payment is negotiable but would not be high.  Good references
will be essential — preferably references provided by art librarians.  No
book dealers, please.

Someone interested in this work or librarians with someone to recommend are
welcome to contact:

Henry Pisciotta
Arts and Architecture Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
henryp@psu.edu

Update: To Do

You might have noticed that the blog’s been a bit quiet recently. Sara Carter has submitted the request for ARLIS funding, but if we are granted funding, we won’t receive it until next year. In the mean time, the most practical plan of action seems to be to convert our committee blog to the real thing (or create a new one just like it—opinions?). There are a few things left to do before we can go live. If you can help with any of these, please indicate your interest on the blog and note the deadline below.

#1 Provide some input about the welcome page—do we want/need a welcome page? Suggestions for text?

#2 How to use a blog—judging by some of the comments we’ve received, we need a simple “intro to blogging” page. This can be adapted from the many other how to blog resources out there.

#3 I’m planning to clean up the design a little bit. If you have design suggestions or any other comments, let me know. These will just be minor changes. The most important one at this point is to increase the body text size and to format the headers in a more beautiful way…

#4 (ongoing): Add your links — LIS programs, opportunities, anything related to Art Librarianship/Visual Resources/etc, etc — to the Blogroll and assign them categories. These links show up on the Resources page. You have to be logged in as an administrator to do this. (If you need help with this, email me or Bryan bryan@theloars.com )

We are aiming to go live September 15 and to send the link out to library schools across the country at that point.