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Job Posting: Digital Collections Assistant, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

Job Summary/Basic Function

Ringling College of Art and Design seeks an enthusiastic and creative Digital Collections Assistant (Library Technician III) for the Brizdle Schoenberg Special Collections Center at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. The newly created Center has a collection of rare books and facsimiles with an emphasis in art, design, and architecture; a diverse survey of artists’ books; and a teaching collection of digital images. The Digital Collections Assistant will work closely with the Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian to support the digital initiatives and daily activities of the Center.

The Digital Collections Assistant will participate in project planning, software evaluation, and digital preservation initiatives; develop a workflow for a wide range of digital projects; improve accessibility to the digital image collection including metadata creation; scan or photograph artists’ books for a visual discovery system; help create and preserve new digital assets, and contribute to online exhibitions and web-based bibliographies. The Assistant will also play a valuable role in the day-to-day activities of the public reading room, providing research and reference services and serving as the Special Collections Center supervisor in the absence of the Librarian.

The successful candidate will have experience or formal training in the development of digital collections; some experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum; some knowledge of digital preservation; and some experience with content management systems and digital repositories. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation, a willingness to work in a team atmosphere, and excellent organizational skills. Knowledge or interest in visual resources and artists’ books a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, studio, art history, media arts, or related discipline
  • Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms
  • Expertise using photo editing and photo management software
  • Familiarity with scanning and photographic equipment
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, implement, and assess work responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to carefully handle rare, fragile, and mixed format archival materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or coursework or experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum
  • Experience or formal training in the development of digital collections
  • Knowledge of digital preservation
  • Experience with content management systems and digital repositories
  • Knowledge of bibliographic conventions, and experience searching online catalogs
    or databases

Special Instructions to Applicants: Open until filled. For full consideration apply by January 8, 2016.

Full post: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1489

Job Posting: Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist, NJ Science & Technology University, Newark, NJ

Position Summary:

The Architecture, Art and Design Library Specialist provides the day-to-day operations of the Littman Library during the closing shift and is responsible for the library in the absence of the Director. Work schedule during the fall and spring semesters is Monday through Thursday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Friday 10:00 am – 6:00pm. Hours vary during summer sessions and break periods.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements library services according to the established policies, assists patrons with locating information in a variety of formats, and instructs individual patrons in the use of the library.
  • Shares responsibilities for the maintenance and circulation of various library collections: books, periodicals, video recordings, material samples and equipment.
  • Provides reference assistance and information literacy instruction to individuals and groups.
  • Shares responsibility for the development of various digital projects and initiatives, including the Littman Library Image Database and Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. Duties include digitizing materials, training and coordinating students assigned to work on the projects, performing quality control, developing and writing procedures, and using established standards in applying metadata.
  • Works with other University Libraries’ staff to create and maintain the Littman Library web pages.

Additional Functions:

  • Works occasional weekends such as Open Houses or special events.
  • Attends departmental meetings, when possible, and takes minutes as needed.
  • Participates in various library projects, programs and performs other related duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library or Information Science (ALA accredited).
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to excellent public service. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Microsoft Suite, web authoring tools, and maintaining social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Must have initiative, attention to detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible in a fast-paced, time sensitive, multitasking environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Establishes and maintains collegial professional relationships with all faculty, students, staff and administration.

At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a library, architecture or design firm.
  • Preferred knowledge and ability to implement GIS.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture, art and/or design.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Innovative Thinking, Initiative and Creativity
  • Professionalism
  • Effective Communications
  • Customer Focus
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Ability
  • Adapting to Change
  • Attention to Detail

Full post: njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55806

Job Posting: Graduate Assistant-Design Library (Temp, PT), NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

Provide reference and circulation service at the desk in the Design Library. May be responsible for closing or opening the library on weekends or evenings. Assist on Design Library Image Database project. Duties may include image cataloging, data enhancement, image digitization, digital image management, and digital copywork.

Minimum Experience/Education: Current enrollment in a graduate level library science program.

Departmental Required Skills:

Enrollment in a graduate level library science program. Completion of or enrollment in a basic reference services course. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work effectively with a team. Familiarity with searching library catalogs, databases, and the Internet. Interest in or background in design, art or architecture, with undergraduate degree or coursework in art, architecture or design preferred.

Open until August 25, 2016 (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time)

Full post: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/73709

Job Posting: Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL

The Position: Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, learner-centered professional librarian. The librarian partners with academic departments and collaborates with other faculty librarians in the development and delivery of research instruction to meet student competencies and information literacies; assists with copyright education and consultations as assigned or directed; participates in digital resources acquisition, management, development and use; provides reference service and library staff training in research resources; assists faculty in collection development activities; envisions, develops, and executes digital projects and uses new technologies to facilitate instruction, learning and research; shares coordination and supervision of Student Research Consultants and research consultant program; and, actively participates in faculty governance, institutional service, and professional development and leadership. The ideal candidate will understand the needs of art and design practitioners, be able to effectively connect with students, work directly with faculty in an exciting, evolving curriculum, have experience selecting and managing digital resources such as online databases and ebooks, and use a variety of social media platforms and emerging software applications to deliver library services and content. This is a full-time position with faculty status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in design, studio, art history, or a media arts discipline as offered at Ringling College.
  • One year successful work experience teaching college-age adults in a college, university, museum, or cultural institution.
  • Experience with newer, emerging technologies.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess work responsibilities.
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with computers, both visually and dexterously.
  • Ability to effectively supervise student assistants.
  • Hearing and speaking abilities sufficient for regular communication with individuals and groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years recent post-MLS professional librarian work experience.
  • Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms.
  • Experience with one or more scripting and markup languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • Experience employing technologies such as mobile apps, widgets, screencasting, etc.
  • Work experience in a college or university library providing instruction and research services.
  • Library public services experience, post bachelor’s degree.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of artist’s books as a genre.
  • Experience supervising student assistants.

More information and application: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1241

Job Posting: Color and Materials Librarian, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Occasional weekends may be required

Reports to: Director of the Library

The Color and Materials Library
(CML) is an established branch of CCS’ libraries located on the Taubman Campus.  This facility serves all undergraduate and graduate art and design majors at the College. The CML houses material samples, books, catalogues and periodicals relevant to the study of color, materials, sustainability, and trends in the commercial art and design context.


  • Oversee the daily operations of the CML;
  • Provide reference services, including bibliographic instruction sessions tailored to materials, to students, faculty and staff;
  • Purchase books and materials, including soliciting donor materials, to support the BFA and MFA curricula;
  • In collaboration with library staff, create, schedule and execute marketing events for the CML;
  • Perform original and copy cataloguing through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC);
  • Work with the Main Campus Library in collection management and serials control activities;
  • Evaluate and subsequently, update and withdraw library materials;
  • Train, supervise and manage work-study students assigned to the CML;
  • Collaborate with Department Chairs, faculty and staff to work with relevant manufacturers and suppliers to build and update the materials sample collection;
  • Chair a color and materials’ advisory committee;
  • With the Director, plan, research and develop annual operating budget and capital budget projects;
  • Work with part-time staff and other AICAD institutions to develop a color & materials database
  • Additional duties as assigned.


MLS from an ALA accredited program with one year experience.



Candidates with a background in art, design or material science are strongly preferred.  Candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated and service-oriented individual with strong organizational skills and excellent written and communication skills.


For full consideration, apply by February 29, 2016

More information and application: http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/about-us/jobs-at-ccs/color-and-materials-librarian

Job Posting: Instruction Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art

General Purpose: Manage the information literacy program for the library; instruct classes, individual students, and faculty. Provide reference assistance to clients and engage in professional librarian activities as elaborated below.

Summary of Essential Functions:
• In coordination with the Library Director, provide a consistently applied and assessable information literacy program for all library instruction sessions.
• Coordinate and perform library orientations, and participate in other library outreach activities on and off campus.
• Develop a variety of lesson plans and learning activities and monitor online tools that assess student and faculty responses to instruction.
• Provide reference service including but not limited to assisting clients in person or virtually by fulfilling information requests and instructing on the use of library resources.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage the schedule of instructors and provide the majority of library instructions and orientations.
• Strategize with the Library Director to create and promote information literacy outreach opportunities to increase in-library and classroom instruction for the campus community.
• Develop assessment and evaluation tools for the student and faculty instruction experience.
• Design multi-media online tutorials, guides to resources, and other presentations for library instruction information literacy initiatives.
• Partner with departments as a subject liaison.
• Partner with campus departments to create user resources and/or programs or workshops to assist with campus community needs.
• Assist in developing a campus-wide information literacy policy and skills assessment.
• Staff the full-service reference desk as needed for up to 20 hours per week.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Research skills in a dynamic electronic environment such as effective database searching techniques, strategies and use of a variety of programs and digital research platforms.
• Knowledge of the (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning and other important instruction information literacy practices and the assessment of them.
• Knowledge of “Best Practices” of classroom pedagogy in higher education to be able to apply these practices.
• Public speaking skills to make effective and engaging presentations to diverse groups.

Minimum qualifications: 
• Masters of Library Science/ALA accredited.
• Subject knowledge in art/art history and experience in conducting instruction sessions in an academic setting.

Preferred qualifications: 
• Teaching experience.
• European language familiarity.

Reporting to this position: work study students while on reference duty

Condition of Employment: 
• Flexible schedule requires regular day and evening hours and occasional weekend hours, varying with academic calendar;
• Travel to professional meetings

Application: https://mica.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=95

Job Posting: Archivist/Records Manager, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MA


The Archivist/Records Manager manages the College’s archival collections and records. This position is directly responsible for accession, preservation, and provision of access to permanently retained archival collections as well as oversight of temporary records. Primary responsibilities include (1) preserving archives and special collections, (2) preserving and disposing of records as scheduled, (3) locating and providing information and evidence needed to support College operations, to meet public information requests, and to advance scholarship, (4) complying with federal and state laws and regulations, (5) ensuring that the College’s history is effectively documented and well understood, (6) supporting the College’s curriculum by making rare materials available for teaching and learning.

The Archivist/Records Manager serves as a member of the library management team, collaborating on planning, implementing, and problem-solving all service areas. Secondary areas of responsibility include reference, collection development, and library-wide support.

The Archivist/Records Manager supervises part-time student employee(s).

Examples of General Duties:
1. Oversees and performs all aspects of collecting, maintaining, cataloging, and providing access to the College’s archives
2. Manages all aspects of scheduling, collecting, maintaining, providing access to, and destroying, the College’s institutional records
3. Educates College departments in records-management procedures and policies
4. Implements schedule of records retention and disposal
5. Handles all aspects of using offsite records storage
6. Acts as liaison to the State Records Center, State Archives, and State Records Conservation Board
7. Coordinates preservation activities for the archives, special collections, and the general library collection
8. Provides general library reference assistance in cooperation with library staff, and assists with bibliographic instruction as needed
9. Serves on the Library Program Area Committee (library team governance structure)
10. Provides backup for other library departments as needed
11. Collaborates with the MassArt Foundation and the Communications and Technology Departments
12. Trains library staff in areas relevant to archives, records management, special collections, and preservation
13. Creates and updates policies and procedures for archives, records management, and special collections
14. Manages designated budgets and any other funds appropriated for areas of responsibility
15. Collects and analyzes statistical data on archives, records management, special collections, and reports on departmental activity
16. Serves as a member of the library’s Collection Development Team and acts as liaison to two to three academic departments
17. Serves on college and consortial committees and represents the library in other capacities as needed
18. Works on special projects as established during the library strategic planning process, and performs other duties as assigned

The Archivist is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 19, 2015 and will continue until filled.


1. ALA – accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent, with coursework preferably in archival practices, records management, and special collections
2. A minimum of 1 year of experience in archives, records management, or special collections
3. Knowledge of current resources and practices relative to archives and records management
4. Experience with tools for archival description, cataloging, metadata creation, and standards such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an enthusiasm for working with a diverse community
6. Demonstrated leadership experience
7. Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, with desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
8. Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs


1. Background in visual arts; BFA, BA in Art Education or Art History, and/or advanced art related degree
2. Supervisory experience

More information and application: https://careers.massart.edu/postings/357

Job Posting: Library Assistant II, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MA


The Library Assistant II serves as one of the members of the Technical Services Team, works closely with Public Services, and does occasional projects for Auxiliary Services (Archives and Slide Library). Primary responsibilities include assisting with cataloging and circulation. Library Assistant II serves as the key staff member on duty Saturdays during the school year, overseeing circulation operations and supervising student workers during that time. Responsibilities may change in response to library priorities, as established by regular library-wide planning.

Library Assistant reports to the Technical Services Librarian A and supervises part-time student employees, as necessary.

Regular Duties:
1. Contributes to cataloging workflow by checking holdings, creating short records, performing copy cataloging, and assisting in materials processing
2. Facilitates workflow between circulation and technical services. Is responsible for some damaged, lost, and withdrawn items. Assists with catalog clean up. Manages missing items workflow and shares information with the Collection Development Team
3. Prepares damaged items for bindery
4. Acts as circulation supervisor one weekend day per week. Performs circulation functions and provides other front-line desk services including assisting patrons with library resources and equipment in the Computer Lab. Supervises student workers and opens and closes library as scheduled ensuring compliance with facilities procedures
5. Coordinates shelf-reading for student workers
6. Provides reference assistance during designated reference shift(s) and as needed
7. Collects statistical data related to primary responsibilities
8. Oversees the preparation and submission of student timesheets and contracts. Enters relevant data into student worker budget database
9. Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan

Occasional Duties:
1. Coordinates occasional collection inventories
2. Serves as back up to all library departments
3. Collaborates on policy/procedure drafting and refining
4. Works on special projects as established by library strategic planning and performs other duties as assigned

Massachusetts College of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

1. Applicants must have at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant. An Associate’s degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience
2. Accuracy and attention to detail
3. Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches
4. Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that are seasonal and/or respond to institutional needs, and the desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
6. The physical ability to move packages and to move and shelve books and other library collections

Preferred Qualifications

1. Familiarity with bibliographic utilities (OCLC), online library systems (Voyager preferred), and Microsoft Office

More information and application: https://careers.massart.edu/postings/381

Job Posting: Collection Strategy Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

SCAD seeks a talented collection strategy librarian to develop and maintain the print and digital resources students need to succeed.

In this role you will acquire, develop and maintain print materials for Savannah and Lacoste libraries as well as enable access to electronic resources that are shared across all SCAD locations.

In collaboration with library staff and academic departments, you will lead the ongoing assessment, maintenance and status of these collections. Working with the head librarians of Hong Kong, Atlanta and Savannah, you will assess campus and student needs and ensure resources are vetted, accessible and evaluated accordingly in terms of use, cost, currency and curricular relevance.

The ideal candidate has at least two years of library experience that includes electronic resources management, acquisitions and collection development in an academic library. A thorough understanding of online resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, digital platforms, licensing, pricing models and financial and statistical management needs is crucial.

You should also have prior experience with licensing and negotiating contracts with library vendors and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals, manage statistical data and generate reports.


– Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
– Excellent oral and written communication skills

More information and application: https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/12061

Job Posting: Collections Management Librarian, ArtCenter College of Design, CA


This position oversees operations of the newly formed Collections Management Department encompassing acquisitions, cataloging, and serials. As a leader in this section the Collections Management Librarian initiates projects to implement new catalog-related technologies, creates efficient workflows, and trains staff on these initiatives. Responsibilities include working closely with the Library Systems Administrator on ILS management, serving as the primary contact to OCLC, and providing technical support for creating and maintaining access to print, electronic, and multimedia format material. Incumbent has the option to participate in reference services.


  • Provide leadership in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and serials
  • Establish and manage interlibrary loan services
  • Create and maintain records for library materials to facilitate access and discovery
  • Catalog materials in both print and electronic formats in a variety of subject areas focusing on art and design through use of the library database, a national library database (OCLC Connexion Client), standards for classification and subject terminology (DDC, LCSH)
  • Perform both copy and original cataloging
  • Create authorities by individual downloads from OCLC or originally; work to convert legacy non-OCLC/LCSH authorities to these forms; follow national standards (MARC 21, AACRIIr), along with customized departmental standards
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Supervise two full-time and one part-time staff members
  • Work in partnership with Systems Administrator and other staff to improve access to database
  • Keep abreast of policies and trends in the area of collections management
  • Create and maintain accurate and authoritative records for all library materials in the library database according to national library standards, to allow library patrons to find and access physical and digital library assets
  • Maintain data to include the full life cycle of creation, updating and deletion based on library holdings
  • Develop procedures related to book processing and tracking lost or missing library materials
  • Maintain ILS integrity by managing authority control, oversees inventory projects, as well as updating location and record coding



  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging, classification, and authority control, as well as current standards, trends, and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA, MARC, and emerging technologies in collections management
  • Ability to track acquisitions budget using Microsoft Excel
  • Understand copyright as it relates to interlibrary loan
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience


  • Academic library experience
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Innovative Interfaces Millennium or Sierra
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment
  • Subject knowledge of art and design

More information and application: http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment_14249.jsp