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Job Opportunity: Art History & Visual Arts Librarian, Wesleyan University

Job TitleArt History & Visual Arts Librarian
CompanyWesleyan University
LocationMiddletown, Connecticut
Salary$61,300- $72,300
Posting Websitehttps://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8363/?date=10/28/2021
Required Experience • Graduate degree and knowledge in art history or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 

• Experience working in public services in an academic or special library, or in providing specialized support in arts research 

• Knowledge of information resources used in the study of visual art

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Effective communications skills with the ability to present information and ideas to various audiences

• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

• Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

• Strong user-service orientation and desire to work with constituents in an academic environment

• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Sample Job Responsibilities• Design, provide, and assess multimodal instruction on the use and understanding of visual and performing arts resources, concepts, and tools, including visual and media literacy across the curriculum.

• Promote and provide reference and in-depth research support in the visual and performing arts. 

• Serve as the primary communication conduit between the library and assigned academic departments, developing creative pathways that ensure faculty and students are aware of library services, collections, and initiatives, including broader developments in scholarly communication and digital initiatives.

• Design, provide, and assess outreach programs that promote information and visual literacy within and across the disciplines.

• Support the growth and maintenance of analog and digital collections to meet the needs of faculty and students, and represent the diversity of contributors in the field. 

• Build relationships with members of the Wesleyan community and beyond to share information and develop complementary or interconnected services that relate to the Library and/or support the overall success of Wesleyan students and faculty.

• Engage in professional development to maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and scholarship, particularly those related to the visual and performing arts. 
DeadlineNovember 29, 2021

Job Opportunity: Research and Instruction Librarian (2 positions) – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleResearch and Instruction Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationSavannah, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/28279
Required ExperienceEducation or significant research experience in one or more subjects offered at SCAD 
Professional experience working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in an academic library environment
Fluency with digital tools, discovery applications, catalogs, and systems like LibGuides, the Springshare suite, Sierra ILS, etc. 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will provide innovative library instruction and research services to groups and individuals, form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and help to develop library collections. You will facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits, lead library instruction for undergraduate and graduate students, and promote partnerships with the greater SCAD community. Using your in-depth knowledge of library resources and services, you will collaborate with faculty and staff to help students develop their information literacy skills and create/maintain online research guides, tutorials, and other instructional assets. You will also plan and contribute to outreach programs that promote library resources and services, contribute to the library’s social media presence, assist in maintaining statistics and assessments of library services; and identify, evaluate, and apply current and emerging technologies to better support research and instructional services.

Job Post: University Librarian, Emily Carr School of Art and Design, Vancouver


While this position sits on the far end of our ArLiSNAP experience cap (five years), I thought I would post it anyways, especially since some of our readers will be interested in seeing what a job post for a top art-library job looks like.

Applications are invited for a University Librarian to provide leadership, strategic direction and vision to the Library, Archives and other learning and research resources in support of the goals, objectives and philosophy of the University. The University Librarian provides leadership for innovation in relationship to collections, services and technology. The University Librarian is also responsible for the overall administration, planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of the University Library services, including Archives and Copyright. The University Librarian plays a significant role in the integration and representation of the Library within the Emily Carr Community, and the creative and cultural community.

Applicants must hold an ALA/CLA accredited Library degree (minimum Masters Level), including an undergraduate degree in art, design or media. At least five years of progressive library responsibilities and leadership experience in a comparable academic environment with a focus on art and design. Skills and abilities include: experience in a leadership role in a unionized, public sector setting including financial management, strategic and project planning, process improvement initiatives, decision-making, as well as achievement in the area of people and transformational leadership and collaboration; strategic planning, policy development, budget and staff management abilities; strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students and external contacts; ability to operate effectively in a dynamic and demanding environment; ability to engage with art and design curriculum and student needs; and, ability to effectively plan and implement strategic services and to follow through to completion of plans and activities.

Some Typical Duties:

  1. Directs the day-to-day operation of the Library, develops and implements procedures and systems within the Library, to ensure efficient and effective user-oriented operations.
  2. Provides strategic leadership and management to the Library in the planning, coordination, policy development and evaluation of all Library services and fosters strong collaborations and partnerships across campus.
  3. Effectively leads and manages the hiring, on-going professional development, training, supervision, evaluation, discipline, dismissal and grievance procedures and collective agreement administration for librarians and staff. Ensures successful day-to-day operation of the Library through effective deployment, supervision, engagement and team building of librarians and staff.
  4. Acts as primary University contact for external copyright organizations, including copyright collectives and licensing agencies.
  5. Oversees the development and communication of copyright policies and procedures for the University.
  6. Works with the Library, the Writing Centre, and the Teaching and Learning Centre to deliver coordinated copyright information to staff, faculty and students.
  7. Develops and administers the Library financial plan including the annual budget, resource allocation, expenditures and record keeping.
  8. In consultation with faculty determines, oversees and implements collection development policies and expenditure activities in order to acquire a balanced collection that supports and enriches programme requirements. May participate in selecting and assessing library materials and resources.
  9. With the librarians, develops an active program of library and research skills instruction for students and faculty. May also present lectures on library use and research methods as required.
  10. Ensures that the Library and related resources are effectively integrated with programs and student-centred areas, including the Aboriginal Gathering Place.
  11. Serves on various University committees; ensures representation and advocacy of the library services, resources and personnel within the Emily Carr community.
  12. Participates in related external organizations and establishes external collaborations with other post-secondary institutions to enhance patron service and resources; enhances the University’s profile and community participation through partnerships, association membership and other activities in the external committees.
  13. Cultivates relationships with creative and cultural communities, especially in Vancouver (i.e. Vancouver Art Gallery, other art and design schools, art galleries, museums and archives). Participates through partnerships and association memberships with organizations such as ARLIS/NA, AICAD and CPSLD.
  14. Assumes additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Vice President Academic + Provost.

Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting competition #A003-2016) by 4:00pm, Thursday, 16 June 2016.