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Call for Proposals: AASL 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) Programming Committee is excited to release a call for session proposals for the 43rd Annual Association of Architecture School Librarians Conference, March 11-13, 2021.

We invite individuals from across our community to share insights and experiences. Whether you offer decades of knowledge or are just beginning your career, we want to hear from you on our conference theme:

Expanding the View: Prospects for Architecture Libraries

The Association of Architecture School Librarians seeks to expand our view by:

  • Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library profession, our own institutions, and promoting social justice. 
  • Pushing the boundaries of knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation by investigating new modes, relationships, and technologies.
  • Exploring interdisciplinary collaborations between architecture and allied disciplines in university libraries, classrooms, and digital spaces.
  • Expanding the library’s role in learning, teaching, and research through digital humanities, data curation, visualization, and other emerging technologies.

Conference programming will include different formats: lightning-talks, conference papers, group workshops, and discussion panels.

  • Lightning Talks: 5-minute presentations limited to 15 images/slides at 20 seconds each,
  • Conference Paper Presentations: 15-minute presentations, with five additional minutes for audience questions.
  • Group Workshops: 1-hour participatory sessions where the audience gets to explore a new tool or process using their laptops.
  • Discussion Panels: 45-minute discussion/debate between a group of four or fewer presenters on a single topic, with 15 additional minutes reserved for audience participation.

Submission Deadline: Midnight PST Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please note that proposal abstracts will be included in the conference program. Please use this Google Form to submit your proposals:  https://forms.gle/ssZouLRkY5WXbTdm8 If you have any questions regarding submissions for our sessions, please contact the 2021 Programming Committee at aasl2021stlouisconference@gmail.com.

Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture, MIT

VISUAL RESOURCES LIBRARIAN FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE, MIT Libraries-Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC), to participate in managing and ensuring access to materials and collections and support digital scholarship at MIT. Will identify, evaluate, and process images, digital resources, historic photographs, textual sources, and ephemera; create item- and collection-level cataloging and indexing for visual materials; assist in developing and implementing image metadata schemes; and acquire and manage copyright permissions. Will also work with the Archnet content manager to ensure that metadata and materials are entered into the database correctly and promoted to the site; advance the center’s ability to support teaching and research, providing teaching images and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites and assisting with the preparation of online research tools; coordinate and prioritize production of various digital products and track workflows and timely service to users; and handle special projects.

REQUIRED: MLS/MLIS or advanced degree (master’s or higher) in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Middle East; familiarity with architectural description; editing and/or curatorial experience; expertise with image metadata standards and online data creation tools (XML, HTML, MARC, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and general open source software); experience with digital image file management (FileMaker, Excel, Photoshop, and Archivist Toolkit/Archives Space) and ability to work with image databases; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully within a diverse community; strong organizational skills; proven ability to manage projects and competing priorities, adapt to change, and work successfully in a fast?paced, dynamic environment; strong analytical and problem solving skills; and ability to work across organizational boundaries. Job #13443-O

More information: http://libraries.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SVACVisual-Resources-Libn.pdf

and application: http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=7318&localeCode=en-us

Job Posting: Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State

Summary of Duties:

The Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, within Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA), leads ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description and access to digital materials, including video and analog materials converted to digital, in accordance with emerging standards and best practices; consults with and advises creators of digital content and external donors of content, when necessary; acts as school liaison to The Ohio State University Libraries; creates standards, policies, procedures, and tools for processing, discovery, and access to the school’s collections, and collaborates with faculty and staff on the active use of these materials; works closely with school leadership, faculty and staff in managing acquisition of digital content in all formats for digital records in the KSA Digital Library Office and School Archive; manages the Digital Library Office, which includes a large-format scanner, and School Archive; oversees operational budget and supervises undergraduate and graduate student staff; writes grants to secure additional funding for core activities; serves as the school’s Carmen and Mediasite affiliate via the affiliates program in the OSU Office of Distance Education and eLearning; responsible for maintaining the school’s Digital Library website.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Library Science with an emphasis on digital collections or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired; knowledge of metadata schemas, including ARTstor Core; experience with managing digitization projects; proactive work ethic and ability to work effectively, productively and collaboratively with only modest direct supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

Ability to lift and carry 35- to 40-pound boxes; demonstrated experience with web design and related software including Adobe Creative Suite; programming experience using Drupal, HTML, CSS,PHP, and JavaScript; experience with various database systems including MySQL; excellent visual and written communications skills pertaining to design; experience in website development and managing digital assets; experience working with images and video production; experience in office management and hiring, training and supervising student employees.

Target Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

More information and application: http://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/7895762?utm_source=BoxwoodIndeed&utm_medium=Indeed&utm_campaign=Boxwood%2BIndeed%2BFeed