Subject Librarian – Research & Instructional Services, The New School, NYC

Responsibilities:
S/he delivers research and instructional services to The New School students, faculty, and staff. Duties are concentrated in subject areas related to design. This is a full-time position. The position reports to the Assistant Director for the Instruction Unit within the Research and Instructional Services (RIS) department who reports to the Director for Research and Instructional Services.

The Subject Librarian’s responsibilities include:

  • Serve as liaison to the Fashion Design, Fashion Studies, Product Design, Industrial Design, Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Communication Design, and Design and Technology programs by providing: outreach, instruction, 1-on-1 research assistance, reserves and new program support, coordinating collection development, creating online guides and tutorials.
  • Provide excellent internal/external customer service.
  • Coordinate with co-workers to deliver general research services through a tiered reference model.
  • Engage in outreach and communicate effectively with users to raise awareness of the libraries’ services and collections.
  • Design curriculum and instruction in information literacy, including information technology and participate in assessment; work with faculty to provide course-integrated instruction.
  • Assist in identifying and exploring opportunities for expanded instructional services.
  • Maintain current knowledge on relevant subject resources and participate in local and national professional associations and professional development activities in order to stay current with trends in academic libraries.
  • Serve on a library working group.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a four-year program
  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Background or strong interest in teaching and curriculum development
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in constantly evolving environment and eager to facilitate innovative change
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than 2 years relevant work experience
  • Master’s in relevant subject area
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current instructional technologies
  • Exemplary teaching skills or training experience

Job Family:
University Library

Posting Date:
07/28/2017

Open Until Filled
No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

LINK: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/14697

Job Opportunity: Art, Architecture and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities Department as Art, Architecture and Design Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative organization, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and outreach to the faculty and students of the School of Art + Design.  Established in 2016, the School of Art + Design has merged the departments of studio art, apparel merchandising, and interior design and offers courses in fourteen different areas in art, design and merchandising.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Indiana University Bloomington will offer a new master of Architecture degree program based in the School of Art + Design.   The program will have its primary focus in Columbus, Indiana, an internationally recognized center for architecture.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop services and collections in alignment with new and emerging programs in the School of Art + Design.  The Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and, in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities, will lead the Libraries in exploring and implementing digital arts and humanities efforts in areas of art, architecture, and design.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB’s Campus (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB’s historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives, most notably in the area of public humanities, which extend campus arts and humanities activities into the wider Bloomington and Indiana communities. The Libraries’ Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department’s direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in art and design who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the library’s collections related to Art, Architecture, and Design.
  • Serve as liaison to the School of Art + Design.
  • Provide reference and instruction for the School of Art + Design and arts more generally.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts and Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department’s direction.
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach.
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives.
  • Support research and scholarly communication for subject areas in art, architecture and design through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing.
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).
  • Contribute to developments in the field of Art, Architecture and Design librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting.
  • Two or more years of professional experience in an academic/research library.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities.
  • Advanced degree in a discipline related to Art, Architecture or Design.
  • Experience as subject liaison in the field of Art, Architecture or Design.
  • A minimum of three years of collection development experience in subject areas related to Art, Architecture, or Design.
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies and initiatives that support new scholarship in Art, Architecture and Design, for instance image-mining, form-finding techniques, computational geometry, or computer simulation.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 28, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

Link: https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians#ART

Job Opportunity: Production Art Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills CA

DESCRIPTION The Production Art Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s collections of production art, including costume and production design drawings, storyboards, title art, and animation cels and drawings. This is a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Graphic Arts Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set production art cataloging policy and procedures in consultation with the Graphic Arts Librarian
  • Create catalog records with descriptive metadata for production art
  • Maintain metadata standards and oversee their application
  • Identify metadata gaps and issues and implement projects to remedy them
  • Participate in Academy and library metadata governance committees
  • Train and supervise production art catalogers and interns
  • Oversee location and storage of holdings and strategize long-term storage plans
  • Prepare items for digitization
  • Identify conservation needs and coordinate with conservation staff to address them
  • Provide research assistance, including desk and telephone reference
  • Other duties as assigned including giving tours and supporting exhibition activities
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Requirements

  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree in an archival studies program
  • Bachelor of art in film studies, art history or art
  • An interest in the history of film
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
  • Demonstrated cataloging experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience working with Inmagic and/or Adlib databases is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and other relevant thesauri
  • Knowledge of art and print processes
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment is desirable
  • Experience creating, evaluating and updating workflows and related documentation
  • Experience training and/or managing staff
  • Fluent English-language communication skills
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials
  • Comfortable speaking in public to student and VIP tour groups

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves and drawers

LINK: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1605981&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Opportunity: Studio Librarian, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

The UTC Library invites applications from motivated, creative, and user-focused professionals to fill our Studio Librarian position.  The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement service initiatives to enhance the Studio as a learning environment and guide patrons in the use of Studio and library resources.

Library Description
In December 2014, UTC opened a 5-story 180,000 square foot library. The library staff comprises 21 librarians and 15 staff members, operates on an annual budget of over 3 million dollars, and possesses collection holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, 150 databases, and over 28,000 accessible online journals.  The new library provides a large information commons with 175+ public computers, 38 group study rooms, a media studio, 3 library instruction classrooms, a writing center, a cafe and a 24-hour study space. The library delivers a comprehensive range of public services, including proactive outreach, instruction, and reference. UTC Library is well equipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTC community.

Department Description
The UTC Library Studio is a collaborative creation space consisting of 24 workstations, a small recording studio, and a green screen photography studio. The space includes a service desk that provides reference services related to multimedia assignments as well as circulates cameras and recording equipment. We also provide 3D printing services and teach over 100 workshops and classes during the academic year. We support AV production, 3D modeling, graphic design, and interactive design for the UTC community.  The Department consists of 3 full-time tenured or tenure-track librarians and 2.5 FTE staff specialists that actively support 21st Century needs and addresses research related learning outcomes.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director of Studio, this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

Link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000P6

Job Posting: Art Librarian, University of California Berkeley

DESCRIPTION

Art Librarian
Hiring range: Associate Librarian – Librarian
$57,536 – $83,674 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment with an expected start date of January 2017.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to support world-class research and teaching through the development of the Library’s research collections and engagement with faculty and students associated with scholarship and practices in art history, art practice, and visual culture.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation’s premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and 1,600 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and
numerous subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with the collections and build their research skills.

The Library’s Arts & Humanities Division supports core research collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks and four additional library locations in Doe Library – the Art History/Classics Library, Graduate Services, Morrison Library, and South/Southeast Asia Library – as well as the Hargrove Music Library located across campus. With a staff of 14 librarians, 16 library staff, and over 50 student library employees, these libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs related to visual and performing arts, humanities, and international and area studies in a multicultural, global context. Visit http://www.lib.berkeley.edu for more information about the UC Berkeley Library.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Arts & Humanities Division, the Art Librarian supports research, teaching, and scholarship by shaping the Library’s rich research collection; developing research tools to facilitate user access to resources; and providing specialized orientations, instructional sessions, and research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Collection development/management includes responsibility for selection, acquisition, access, assessment, and stewardship of wide-ranging resources in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus. Through skilled management of collections budgets, including endowments, collaborative purchases, and donations, the incumbent guides the development of the core collections and special collections associated with history of art and art practice across geographic areas, languages, historical periods, and formats.

The incumbent cultivates and sustains connections and serves as liaison to faculty, students, and staff of key academic departments and programs; as well as serving as a resource for visual literacy, scholarly communication, digital humanities, and research methods to meet the evolving needs of fields serving the visual arts. In order to effectively enhance access
and support interdisciplinary research, the incumbent partners with other campus colleagues specializing in humanities, area studies, social sciences, and digitization, as well as with UC System colleagues including the California Digital Library.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Basic Qualifications at time of application:
    • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent degree
  • Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:
  • Advanced degree in an art-related field (such as history of art, visual culture, or other humanities focus) or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to visual arts and/or humanities in an academic or research library environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service, and ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in humanities, history of art, art practice, visual culture, and scholarship in the digital humanities
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within humanities, history of art, art practice, and visual culture disciplines and practice
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Capacity to thrive in a dynamic environment, respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities of library constituents, and afford a willingness to be flexible with liaison and selector assignments as assigned

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches related to disciplines in the arts
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Experience engaging in collaborative projects and programs at the local, regional, national, and/or international level
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

 

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01168. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae – C.V. noting degrees and relevant work experience
  • Cover Letter – Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

REFERENCES

  • 3 references required (contact information only)

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

  • Open date: September 27th, 2016
  • Next review date: October 28th, 2016; Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: March 31st, 2017; Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Full post: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01168

Job Posting: Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Duties

The Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager is responsible for the operation of the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the collection, Library website, and other online catalogs and databases. Assists in supervising, training, and evaluating 9-12 student assistants in Art & Architecture Collection operations. Works with Art librarian to maintain collections and stack areas, including searching. Processes new materials for the Art & Architecture Collection. Updates Library catalog records with location and circulation information. Performs bibliographic checking of titles in the Library catalog. Enforces and clarifies library policies, solves problems, handles complaints. Works with the other supervisors to review, evaluate, and update procedures on a routine basis. Serves at the Main Library information desk a maximum of 4 hours per week, assisting and instructing patrons in the use of the Library website, online catalogs, and databases. Works on special projects, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two to three years of library experience and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Ability to utilize independent judgement in recommending library policies and procedures; ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex description, filing, and data entry procedures.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience and ability to work effectively with patrons, including students, staff, and faculty.
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort in the digital environment; the ability to independently learn new technologies and their applications in libraries.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced academic environment.

Key Duties:

  • Assists patrons in the identification, location, and use of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the Library website and other online catalogs and databases.
  • Supervises the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk including check-in and check-out of Art Cage materials (including Art Cage Reserves).
  • Assists in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student assistants.
  • Liaison with Access Services and Reference Services when appropriate.
  • Works with Art librarian to initiate and coordinate special projects to facilitate and improve the Art & Architecture Collection operations.
  • Serves on the Information Desk a maximum of four hours per week.
  • Processes new materials and updates location and circulation statuses.
  • Identifies discrepancies between cataloged books and catalog record and forwards to appropriate agents for resolution.
  • Performs bibliographic checking of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Maintains a variety of statistics.
  • Consults with Conservation on physical processing.

Full post: jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190639

Job Posting: Librarian, Art Institute of California-Sacramento, CA

Under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Affairs and in collaboration with the Director of Learning Resources and Centralized Library Services Team, the Librarian ensures school library functions and services are appropriate and properly planned, implemented, and managed.  The Librarian assists the school community in use of the library materials and resources through appropriate and meaningful information literacy and instruction programs as well as reference and research support. The librarian assists the school community with use of academic support services and technology including tutoring, assessments, student portals, learning management systems, and others.

Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and assess library and information literacy instruction sessions and programs.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to school community.
  • Assist school community use of academic support and technology platforms and services including tutoring, student portal and others.
  • Author, implement, evaluate and update school library policies and procedures in close collaboration with the school Dean of Academic Affairs, system Director of Learning Resources, and Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Maintain library in an orderly manner; perform regular inventory, weed materials, and engage in minor catalog updates when requested by Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Process and maintain print periodicals, tracking receipt and filing claims for missing issues.
  • Receive, inspect and oversee shelving of materials purchased through Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Inform Centralized Library Services Team of school community suggested library purchases.
  • Collaborate with School Dean of Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness staff, and Centralized Library Services Team in compiling and submitting information and reports for both internal and external (accreditation) purposes.
  • Serve on school committees in order to promote, share, and gather information regarding library and related support services.
  • Collaborate with school IT to oversee library hardware and software, including AV equipment.
  • Aid Dean of Academic Affairs in selecting, training, and supervising Library Assistants and Student Library Assistants when applicable.
  • Administer academic placement and certification tests when applicable.
  • Conduct long range planning related job function.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Dean of Academic Affairs
Supervises:
Library Assistants, Student Library Assistants (No. # of Direct Reports varies by school)
Interacts With:
System Director of Learning Resources, System Centralized Library Services Team, faculty, students, administration and staff

Job Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school
  • At least one year experience working in a post-secondary institution library
  • Previous experience delivering instruction preferred
  • Knowledge of subjects taught by Art Institute system
  • Knowledge of library and educational technologies

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and self-motivation skills
  • Strong computer skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that system and school goals are met
  • Ability to effectively teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 15 pounds

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=35266&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Librarian, American Academy of Art, Chicago IL

**NOTE: It is not clear if this is a full-time or part-time position, you may want to investigate further before applying**

The American Academy of Art, a non-profit, regionally accredited art college located in downtown Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time/part-time librarian position. The librarian will plan, organize and implement the various library services and programs in support of the educational goals of the Academy. The ideal candidate will possess experience in all aspects of library services, exceptional verbal and written skills and a strong engagement with library trends in technology, teaching, and learning, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. M.L.S. required.

The American Academy of Art

Established in 1923, the American Academy of Art located at 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the fine art and commercial art fields. Admissions Representatives are trained to present the benefits of the career. The Academy is well known for its success in preparing students for a career in art.

The Academy prepares graduates to enter the leading galleries, advertising agencies and design studios as well as freelance opportunities.

For additional information about the American Academy of Art, visit www.aaart.edu

Please forward a C.V. and cover letter to Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, dwebb@aaart.edu. Review and interviews to begin immediately with August 1st 2016 start date.

More information: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176298264&Title=Librarian

Job Posting: Art & Art History Librarian, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Art and Art History Librarian. The incumbent is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the School of Art, and Art History program , and developing the corresponding Libraries collections. The Art Librarian is also responsible for coordinating the Fenwick Art Gallery. The position is located in Fenwick Library, at the Fairfax campus, and reports to the Team Lead, Arts and Humanities.

Duties:

Provides research/reference and outreach services in person and virtually; develops and maintains online subject guides and related materials; selects print and electronic format resources to support faculty and student research and instruction in assigned departments; provides library instruction and support for face to face and distance education classes in assigned departments and programs; follows trends in scholarship in assigned departments and programs in order to respond to student and faculty needs; supports Digital Humanities projects, research, and instruction within assigned departments and programs; manages the Fenwick Gallery and supervises the Gallery Assistant graduate student position; selects for and manages the Artist Book collection (located in the Special Collections Research Center); collaborates with other Arts and Humanities Team subject librarians to develop programming and market library services to users; helps others to increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences; participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc., within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty.

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent;
  • Second Master’s degree in Fine Arts (MFA), Art, Art History or related academic discipline, or equivalent training and experience providing library services to users in the area of the visual arts and/or Art History;
  • Demonstrated professional experience as a librarian (at least 2-3 years strongly desired);
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to advocate and promote library resources and services to a variety of constituents;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services to users in the visual arts, as well as a practical understanding of their changing research needs;
  • Experience with collection development in the visual arts and/or art history and knowledge of relevant vendors and publishers;
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Digital Humanities methodologies and research;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment in a distributed university setting; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.

Preferred:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Experience with developing and/or supporting Digital Humanities projects, research, or instruction

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply: 12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington DC region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications for this position (FA017z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

Full post: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/38108

Job Posting: Art Librarian (Temp), Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

Job Description:

This librarian serves in the Moriarty Arts Library at Lesley’s College of Art and Design (LUCAD), providing research and instruction support in the arts and manages collection development in art-related areas, including studio art and art history, serving students and faculty across Lesley University. The position requires collaboration with colleagues in the research and instruction department and includes a focus on developing, marketing and facilitating access to the Moriarty Arts Library collections as well as active participation in instructional programming at the Lesley libraries, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley’s online programs.

General professional responsibilities include research support service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in art history, fine arts or design, art education, and/or advanced arts-related degree preferred
  • One (1) year of library public service experience, or related professional experience
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements necessary for maintaining print, non-print, audiovisual, and digital collections
  • Experience with integrated library systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University

Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

Full post: https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=9A9E83BBEA33729A36A4C2394660A33B?JOBID=73387&CNTRNO=13&TSTMP=1466814779634