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Job Opportunity: Instructional Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleInstructional Assessment Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $45,000 – $48,000 annually
Posting Websitehttps://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=24942&lang=en#.YkNkvwTBLl0.link
Required Experience • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited school by position start date.
• 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.
• Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
• Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
• Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public facing library faculty, staff, and students.
• Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
• Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 10, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity – Web Services Librarian: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleWeb Services Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $50,000 – $57,000 annually
Posting Websitehttps://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=25116&lang=en#.YkNkv1K-LvU.link
Required Experience • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by start date
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework in web development
• Experience with editing at least one website in Drupal or another content management systems
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework with HTML, CSS, and other web programming languages
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop and evaluate the library’s frontend web presences and discovery services for continuous improvement, and collect and report usages statistics for these web services.
• Assist the Instruction and Research Services department with managing the UX for LibGuides and other SpringShare products.
• Use APIs, scripts, and automation tools to create system interoperability between the library’s web presences and share dynamic content between them.   
• Serve on the Library Marketing Team, Library Assessment Team, UCCS Web Advisory Group, and UCCS Digital Accessibility Committee.  
• Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as liaison to one or more academic units, providing collection development, library instruction and research assistance.
• Develop professionally as a member of the academic community through such scholarly activities as research projects, publications, continuing education, attendance at conferences, professional service, and university and library service.
• Maintain a portfolio
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 25, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity: Liaison Librarian for Architecture – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Posting Website


Pittsburgh, PA

Open Date

Feb 06, 2022


Mar 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Carnegie Mellon University Libraries invites applications from qualified candidates for the faculty position of Liaison Librarian to the School of Architecture (SoA). This role involves the provision of services to support education and research in SoA, home to 37 faculty, and to 400 students enrolled in two baccalaureate degree programs, and a number of highly specialized masters’ and doctoral programs. The successful candidate will provide reference support and coordinate research access in the University’s Architecture Archives.


Accredited degree in library and information science and/or a PhD or advanced degree in architecture or a closely related field. Previous experience in academic or architecture libraries or in architecture research and education are highly desirable.

We invite you to apply if you have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Architecture librarianship or information management
  • Architecture education, research, or professional practice
  • Research data management or digital curation, preferably in architecture or associated fields
  • Academic librarianship in a research-intensive university

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the University Libraries. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work. 

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in academic librarianship and who will contribute to the breadth of our organization.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, diversity statement, and contact information for three academic or professional references with your application online through Interfolio.

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. Please visit CMU Libraries to find out more about our work. Please visit SoA to learn more about the education and research priorities of the School of Architecture. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15th and will continue until the position is filled. 

Job Opportunity: Library Technician – The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Job TitleLibrary Technician
CompanyThe University of the Arts
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
SalaryNot Listed
Posting Websitehttps://www.uarts.edu/about/employment-opportunities/LibraryTechnician
Required Experience• Significant college coursework, with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. Some educational experience in the arts is preferred.
• At least one year of library experience or the equivalent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Circulates materials to patrons at the UArts Libraries circulation desk.
• Answers directional, light reference, and informational questions, and refers reference and other queries to librarians as appropriate.
• Assists patrons with photocopying and printing, provides routine maintenance/cleaning of photocopy machines, and reports malfunctions.
• Assists patrons in the use of computer catalogs and indexes, and audio-visual equipment and collections; provides appropriate routine emergency and preventive maintenance, and reports malfunctions of equipment.
• Coordinates and participates in stack maintenance activities including shelving and shelf reading of all library materials, and assists in training and supervising student assistants in these areas.
• Processes claims-returned/not-on-shelf searches, following automated and manual procedures, and records related statistics.
Application InstructionsInterested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.eduPlease ensure job title is in the Subject line.

Job Opportunity: Instruction Librarian, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Job TitleInstruction Librarian
CompanyThe University of the Arts
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
SalaryNot Listed
Posting Websitehttps://www.uarts.edu/about/employment-opportunities/InstructionLibrarian
Required Experience • ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science is required and an academic degree in the arts is preferred.
• Strong professional experience or coursework in information literacy instruction, preferably with knowledge of instructional technologies and learning theory, at the college level.
• Experience with providing reference and research assistance in an academic library context.
• Experience with collection development.
• Experience with arts education is desirable, especially in higher education.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Provides information literacy instruction in the library and in the classroom. Develops written and online materials to support and promote these efforts and ensure UArts community awareness of library resources and services. Leads the University Libraries’ instructional program, including assessment of student learning. 
• Serves as library liaison to assigned departments, including faculty outreach and collection development.
• Participates in orientation activities for new students and new faculty.
• Participates in circulation desk coverage. Answers directional and informational questions from patrons, and answers reference questions in-person and online. Assists patrons in the use of library resources. • • • Contributes to library social media presence.
• Compiles monthly reference and instruction statistics into reports for the Director for Library Services and the Director for Library Operations.
• Writes periodic reports on instruction and assessment efforts and the activities of the IRLG.
• Attends meetings of librarians, library staff, and other standing and ad hoc groups. Convenes and sets agendas for meetings of the IRLG.
• Collaborates with Director for Learning Assessment (Provost’s Office), First-Year Writing Program Director (College of Critical & Professional Studies), and other academic administrators as needed.
Application instructionsInterested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.eduPlease ensure job title is in the Subject line.

Job Opportunity: Reference & Instruction Librarian – Wentworth Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design – Boston, MA

Job TitleReference & Instruction Librarian
CompanyWentworth Institute of Technology
LocationBoston, MA
SalaryNot Listed
Posting Websitehttps://jobs.wit.edu/postings/5720
Required ExperienceMaster’s Degree
1 year experience in a library setting
Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThis position reports to the Associate Director for Reference & Instruction and provides reference and research support for Library users. In addition, the incumbent provides research and information literacy instruction, selects materials to support the architecture and design programs, and acts as Library Liaison to the Architecture, Industrial Design, and Interior Design Departments. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will also be responsible for developing programs and services to support online and distance education, in collaboration with the Reference & Instruction Department and Institutional partners.

The Library also manages various gallery spaces within the Library and elsewhere on campus, and the Reference & Instruction Librarian will lead the exhibits program and coordinate with Institutional exhibitors.

This position may be required to perform other duties to support Library and Institutional initiatives.

Some evenings and weekends are required.

Job Opportunity: Librarian for Research Services – NYU

Job TitleLibrarian for Research Services
CompanyThe Institute of Fine Arts Library NYU
LocationNew York, NY
SalaryFaculty status and an attractive benefits package, including five weeks of annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.
Posting Websitehttps://apply.interfolio.com/95626
Required Experience1) MLS from an ALA-accredited program and MA in Art History or a closely related field.
2) Three years of experience in library instruction, collection development, or public services.
3) Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
4) Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
5) Strong oral, written, and organization skills along with the ability to balance multiple tasks and to attend to detail.
6) Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will assist in providing research support and library instruction and will establish positive relationships with the faculty and students in the Institute of Fine Arts and within the NYU community at large. In addition, the position will:
*Serve as a liaison to faculty, students, and visiting scholars by delivering programs designed to improve the total user experience, providing research support and library instruction, and ensuring optimal accessibility of resources and services.
*Help to plan and implement the library’s collection development policy in all formats and address issues such as material selection, collection maintenance, and planning for collection areas.
*Perform statistical reports, assessments, other data compilation, and special projects as needed.
*Manage the IFA Library when the head is absent.
*Participate in professional activities and update developments and trends in the fields of art history and academic librarianship.
DeadlineApplication Instructions
Submit your CV and letter of application, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here https://nyu.box.com/v/diversity-statement. The application review will begin by 11/15/2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Art and Architecture Librarian – Sabbatical Replacement –

Job TitleArt and Architecture Librarian – Sabbatical Replacement
CompanyPratt Institute
LocationBrooklyn, NY
Full-time/Part-time4-month, full-time position
Posting Websitehttps://apply.interfolio.com/92276
Required Experience● A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA (or equivalent) accredited program ● Academic background in history of art, architecture, design, or related arts discipline 
● Experience providing reference or instruction service in a library setting 
● Experience using Springshare LibApps products or an equivalent library web application 
Sample Job Responsibilities● Provide research assistance through chat reference via the LibAnswers platform and one on one research consultations via Zoom. 
● Provide information literacy instruction via Zoom for students in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the School of Architecture, and the School of Design. 
● Review gift books for subject areas in design and architecture and review the current collection, making recommendations for updated editions of titles. 
● Revise and create research guides and other online learning tools. 
● Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. 

Job Opportunity: Global Services Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleGlobal Services Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationSavannah, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/27068
Required Experience– ALA-accredited Master of Library Sciences degree 
– Minimum of two years in a librarian position (circulation department preferred) 
– Experience planning and implementing events in a library environment 
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will partner with other library and university departments to ensure that the library provides the highest degree of services, resources, and support to the SCAD community. You will contribute to all aspects of customized library service delivery, both on-site and online, and across the SCAD community. You will also support students’ expectations for a full calendar-week library operations schedule. 
The qualified candidate has a demonstrated ability to improve customer service and staff efficiency in access services and to develop motivated teams. The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication, stellar multitasking and organization skills, and should be familiar with integrated library systems. The candidate should also have experience providing services and resources in mixed-mode situations to include online or distance education, hybrid instruction models, etc. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing/delegating tasks and responding to urgent deadlines is also essential. 

Job Opportunity: Special Collections Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design

Job TitleSpecial Collections Librarian
CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
LocationAtlanta, GA
Posting Websitehttps://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/27898
Required Experience– Undergraduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD
– Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university
– Professional experience in special collections, artists’ books, preservation, and digitization
– Experience with cataloging and metadata creation preferred
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will develop and implement all activities and planning related to preservation and will determine appropriate archival procedures, storage, and policies for the library based on best practices. You will establish and maintain departmental statistics, standards, policies, procedures, and online research guides; assist staff in the combined reference and circulation desk; support online research services and student-focused outreach activities; and assist students and faculty alike in the identification and use of appropriate special collections materials. Among other duties, you will also lead and initiate digital image production and metadata creation and offer research assistance for the image databases.
As a special collections librarian, you will lead a robust program of artists’ book instruction and outreach, coordinate exhibition and preservation planning, and support audiovisual collection activities. You will plan, manage, and promote the annual Artists’ Book Symposium and Student Artists’ Book Competition. You will also provide access to the prominent artists’ book collection, including group and individual instructional sessions and tours for prospective students and external groups.