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Job Post: Reference Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC

http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/jobs/5-reference-librarian-collection

Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The guiding purpose of the Collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research in order to reveal the changing character of thought of cultural and intellectual circles of the past, and point to the future of architectural thinking and practice.

The responsibility of this job is to provide timely general and advanced reference service on CCA’s Collection which includes among other material, publications, archives, prints and drawings, and photographs. The incumbent participates in the establishment, development and dissemination of Reference and Reader Services programs, policies, and procedures. The tasks also include reaching out to the researchers, welcoming and orienting them in the CCA’s Reading Room, helping with Reading Room supervision and maintenance. The incumbent handles interlibrary loan services and document delivery for internal and external researchers.

The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2016, and the position is scheduled to start in June 2016.

Job Posting: Architecture Archivist, Columbia University, NYC

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and collaborative individual for the position Architecture Archivist. Reporting to the Curator of Drawings & Archives, the Architecture Archivist will evaluate, arrange and describe visual materials and archival collections related to architectural design and practice as well as provide public services and outreach through consultation, instruction and presentation. Specific duties:
Archival activities
Evaluates, arranges, and describes visual materials and archival collections according to institutional and national standards, including providing metadata for drawings and other visual materials. Principal focus of effort is on large-scale drawing and image collections such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, and the images and archives of architectural photographers.

Outreach & instruction
Provides public services for the department including professional, technical, and subject-specific expertise and support to patrons and department staff; assist in reading room management, providing reference guidance and consultation to patrons; provide public outreach through consultation, instruction, presentations, and content for social media, including blog posts, and online exhibitions.

Curatorial activities
Assists in department curatorial activities including evaluation and acquisition of new collections including born-digital files, donor relations, organizing and preparing displays and exhibitions of collection materials, including assessing and resolving preservation needs, coordinating off-site collection storage and retrieval.

Special projects
Assists the Curator of Drawings & Archives and the Archivist in coordinating work produced by project archivists, GA/BAs, and interns; contributes to department planning and strategic development as well as internal and external professional discourse and standards; performs other duties as assigned.

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 600,000 volumes including more than 40,000 rare books, receives approximately 1,900 periodicals, and is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. The Avery Drawings & Archives collection comprises more than two million drawings and architectural records by primarily American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. Holdings include a diverse range of original and reprographic drawings, photographic materials, project and building files, business papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and personal papers. Represented in the collection are works by more than 900 preeminent architects. Particular emphasis is placed on the archives of New York City architects and their firms.

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information and application: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1452868607816

Job Posting: Arts & Architecture Librarian, UNC Charlotte, NC

The Arts and Architecture Librarian will provide research support to students and faculty to help them achieve their academic and professional goals, will design and teach instructional sessions, create online research guides, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

  • Actively engage with academic programs, university and external communities in assigned subject areas
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Manage the strategic and planning aspects of the Hight Architecture library, including research and reference, collection development, facility planning and management
  • Collaborate and work closely with the Architecture Library circulation supervisor, the Visual Resources Lecturer, and library and program staff at the Center City campus
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and monitor budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
    Perform other duties as assigned

More information and application: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6869

Job Posting: Digital Projects Specialist I, College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA

Job Purpose: Create and maintain digital image archive databases including document scanning, control and filing of images. Documents processed may include electronic text, photos, drawing and paper documents.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Use specialized software to maintain a database of photographic resources.
  • Research, test, install and maintain digital image databases.
  • Monitor and report digital image data needs; anticipate future needs.
  • Provide database availability to qualified users.
  • Perform document and image editing and quality control.
  • Maintain database related inventories and tracking.
  • Update logs and records related to imaging systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Technical Diploma, Associate’s Degree, or two years college coursework
  • Work Experience: One to two years job related experience,
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This job requires basic skills in photographic methods and media, library processes, database maintenance and photographic archival practices. Organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, attention to detail are required as is the use of specialized computer systems and software.
Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Preferred Work Experience: Experience troubleshooting or proofing code or creating accessible electronic texts heavy in mathematics.
  • Preferred Skills: 
    • Knowledge of XML, XHTML,CSS, XSLT
    • Advanced knowledge of Acrobat and Office
    • Excellent attention to detail and good problem solving skills
    • Skilled in mathematics (minimum calculus)
    • Advanced computer skills
    • Excellent spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension.
    • Typing speed of 45 words per minute or higher

More information and applicationhttps://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/gatech_temp/jobdetail.ftl?job=198040&src=JB-10160

Job: Project Processing Assistant, Harvard Planning and Project Management, MA

Under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Manager and working closely with the Processing Archivist, the Project Processing Assistant is responsible for processing new acquisitions from Harvard capital construction projects.
 
The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item metadata into the collection management system (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage.
 
All collection processing must follow established office policies and standards.
 
The PIRC is a busy office with a small staff. This position requires strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and honesty, a collegial, helpful attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and computer skills.  
 

  • Reports to Archivist/Librarian
  • Undertakes the physical and intellectual organization of architectural drawings and related construction project documentation. These materials will be in electronic and physical formats.
  • Processes materials and adds/edits metadata in the collection management system (TMS)
  • Houses, labels, and otherwise prepares collections for storage and research use following office guidelines.
  • Identifies problems resulting from incorrect, incomplete or conflicting bibliographic data and reports them to the Archivist and/or Processing Archivist.
  • Prepares materials to assist in the collection digitization project.
  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • College degree with a background in art, architecture and architectural history with enrollment in an MLS program preferred.
  • At least one year of previous archives or architectural firm related work experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy is necessary.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with shared work spaces.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with management regarding issues that may affect collection access, processing and storage.
  • Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks in the course of a day.
  • Familiarity with Gallery Systems TMS collections management system.
  • Familiarity with architectural records or subject knowledge of architecture helpful.
  • Experience processing visual resources.

Full description and application: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1171200&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND

Job Post: Archivist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418124900

This position is located in the Gallery Archives (GA), Secretary General Counsel (SG), National Gallery of Art (NGA). The primary purpose of the position is 1) to apply high-level specialized knowledge of architectural records to the most difficult issues relating to documentation of the entire National Gallery of Art campus and recent renovations 2) to strategically apply new technologies to management of digital objects in accordance with high-level archival strategies and principles and 3) to support and maintain a secure archival digital repository in accordance with national standards and 4) to perform other tasks requiring high-level archival understanding and experience.

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, Barnard College, NY, NY

This is a great opportunity for a qualified recent MLS graduate.

Job Function:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Teaching, Research & Technology, the Librarian for Art and Architecture provides research and instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Barnard and Columbia communities. The Librarian will teach information literacy and library research classes, give research consultations, and liaise with faculty and students in the Art & Architecture departments. They will also serve as personal librarian for students majoring in Art, Architecture, and Urban Studies as well as undeclared majors and first-year students.

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Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, and reports to the head of that department.

Qualifications:
For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 31, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

  • The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
  • Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
  • The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
  • The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
  • Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
    The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
    They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
    The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
    Primary Duties
  • Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
  • Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
  • Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
  • Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1428963989982