Job Posting: Art Librarian, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens GA

The Lamar Dodd School of Art seeks a librarian to assist in the transformation of the School’s Visual Resources Center into a new full-service library. This new library will be the hub for the School’s commitment to research, quality instruction, and community engagement. A successful candidate for this position will have an entrepreneurial spirit and be ready to work with the faculty and the Director to chart a course for the new Lamar Dodd School of Art Library.

The Dodd Librarian will be responsible to the Director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Head of Collection Development with the UGA Libraries for the operation of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Library; for the development and management of the visual resource collection and a small and growing print and periodical collection; and for promoting awareness of and facilitating access to the collections. The position oversees course reserves and circulation for the School of Art community, and includes supervision of multiple student assistants. The Dodd Librarian assists the school’s faculty and students in use of materials and resources through appropriate and meaningful instruction and outreach programs as well as reference and research support. Depending on the qualifications, course instruction may be assigned to this individual.

The Dodd Library will serve as an instructional and research support unit inside the School of Art. This library will become a center for the community by providing meeting space and resources while building a shared collection with the UGA Libraries. The Dodd Library will build and maintain an image database for use in instruction and research by students and faculty. Support for students and faculty will be provided on a variety of levels. The Dodd Librarian will provide user support for digital assets and consultation on best practices for daily use of digital resources.

More information and application: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/942

Job Posting: Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts, UT Austin, TX

Purpose

Provide strategic approaches to selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources and research lifecycle support for Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts’ various design centers, Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts and Media, and other disciplines.

Essential Functions

Provide reference using appropriate media in all venues and channels, including individual and small group research consultation, and staffing of the Ask a Librarian virtual and in-person reference services. Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research, with materials in any and all formats including streaming video. Develop content for subject-based web pages. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments to exchange information about research consultation, collections and research lifecycle support services. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Provide marketing and assessment of library services. Engage in fundraising, development and outreach programs, such as exhibits and events. Collaborate with major art collections on campus including the Benson Latin American Collection, the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, Landmarks, the Warfield Center, and the Visual Arts Center. The position will work closely with FAL staff on departmental initiatives, take on additional subject areas as needed, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of relevant Subject Liaison Librarian experience in the Fine Arts. Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty to achieve and assess information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Two to four years of successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

More information and application: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160404010086

Job Posting: Librarian, Art Institute of Georgia-Decatur, GA

Job Summary:

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=33204&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Art Librarian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Northwestern University Library seeks an engaged, creative and service-oriented professional to interact with faculty and students to coordinate user services and outreach in the fields of art, art history, architecture, photography, and design. The Art Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation, developing instructional programs and materials, and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Art Theory and Practice and Art History. In consultation with and under the general direction of the Art Collection Head, the Art Librarian participates in collection development, preservation, and collection maintenance activities; selects books, journals, and electronic resources in assigned collection development areas; and develops exhibits and online resources promoting Art Collection resources.

http://www.library.northwestern.edu/node/8199