Job Opportunity: Head Librarian – Saint Louis Art Museum

JOB DESCRIPTION: HEAD LIBRARIAN (Exempt, Grade M)

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning and Engagement

SUPERVISES: Technical Services Librarian, Archivist, Public Services Librarian

SPECIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, three to five years administrative experience in an academic or museum library, and extensive knowledge of art history and art literature required. Master’s degree in art history and working knowledge of two European languages preferred. Position requires awareness of administrative practices in special libraries, especially acquisitions, financial management, and library systems.

JOB PURPOSE: To direct the staff and operations of the Richardson Memorial Library at the Saint Louis Art Museum; to administer Library activities in the areas of reference, circulation control, collection development, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and organization of materials; to manage the Library budget; and to create planning procedures for long-term policy development.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:

  • Establishes goals and objectives for the Library which further the mission of the Museum and the Division of Learning and Engagement.
  • Directs all Library reference services to Museum staff members and public patrons. Schedules and monitors the reference desk. Provides instruction to staff and volunteers in the use of library research materials.
  • Guides all Library technical services activities. Plans for future growth of the collection and approves materials for acquisition. Monitors staff activity in the organization of materials, including archival records, digital images, periodicals, books, and auction catalogues. Oversees collection maintenance activities, including preservation, shelving, digitization, de-accessioning, and offsite storage of materials. Develops the Library record-keeping procedures.
  • Prepares and manages the Library’s budget, tracking expenditures and reporting variances.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates Library staff and volunteers.
  • Plans for technological changes, as necessary for efficient access to library materials and information about art.
  • Establishes effective communication with the Museum’s administration through written reports and regular meetings.
  • Represents the Library as the institutional liaison with library consortia.
  • Collaborates with Membership, Development, and Curatorial departments as well as other Learning & Engagement departments on the planning of projects and programs.
  • Participates in the Museum’s cross-functional strategic and core function teams as appropriate.
  • Promotes a positive image of the Library to the public, donors, volunteers, and other library professionals.
  • Maintains an awareness of trends and developments in the fields of art and art historical scholarship and publishing, and mentors library staff on their impact on the profession.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (06/17)

Please apply online at https://www.hiretrue.com/hiretrue/showJobBoardPositions.do?jobBoardPK=54.

Fine and Performing Arts Librarian at Wayne State University

Librarian I/II/III

Learning & Research Support:  Fine and Performing Arts Librarian

Employment Security Status Track Appointment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian reports to the Associate Dean, University Libraries, and serves the faculty and students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, including the Departments of Art & Art History, Communication, Music, and Theater & Dance.  Additional subject areas within the humanities and social sciences may be assigned as appropriate.  The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian offers discipline-specific instruction, intensive discipline-specific research consultations, and discipline-specific reference assistance; serves as a resource for information on scholarly communication and copyright; and serves as a member of the libraries’ Instruction Team, with a focus on building students’ information literacy and research skills.  The full breadth of the position’s responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.

This position supports the Wayne State University mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. Wayne State students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. A successful Fine and Performing Arts Librarian must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science; strong commitment to teaching and public service; talent to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment; skills to analyze, organize, and present information; demonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasks; capacity to work independently or as a team member, and to communicate effectively with non-technical staff, vendors and other campus technology staff; familiarity with current trends in library technology along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; experience with literature in the arts or an undergraduate or advanced degree in the fine and performing arts or related field; library instruction experience; skills in using technologies to enhance instruction; experience in providing reference services, user education, information literacy, database searching, and in developing print and online instructional materials and tutorials; familiarity with current trends and issues in digital humanities and immersive technologies, such as makerspaces; experience with at least one of the leading learning management systems; established record or potential for professional achievement and service.

The Campus and University Libraries: The University Library System includes Learning and Research Support Services; Collection Management; Discovery Services; the Vera Shiffman Medical Library; the Arthur Neef Law Library; the Walter P. Reuther Library and Archives and Library Administrative Services. The School of Library and Information Science also reports to the Dean.  For more information, please visit: http://www.library.wayne.edu

Wayne State University Libraries

www.library.wayne.edu

The online resources and services of the Wayne State University Libraries

Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience.  Wayne State offers dental and health plan options, TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation benefits.

Application Procedure: Please submit electronically to posting #042775 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University’s ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should also provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which creates an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University.  Please contact Cynthia Krolikowski, Librarian IV, Special Collections, University Library System for additional information regarding the position at ac4979@wayne.edu.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Librarian for Public Services (search re-opened), The Frick Reference Library, NYC

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds of more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities

Provides on-site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public and staff; uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium); assists with the evaluation of resources; assists with department scheduling; assists with Public Services activities and special projects; 35-hour week, some Saturday and evening hours required; reports to the Chief of Public Services.

Qualifications

MLIS, MIS, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; academic background in the history of Western art; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation; ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, independently and as a member of a team; familiarity with the digital humanities and reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected. Other benefits include Short & Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days beginning year 2). All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered. 

Please send resume with salary requirements/history to:

Chief of Public Services
The Frick Collection
1 East 70st Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-879-2091

Email to: jobs@frick.org(link sends e-mail) (include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)

No phone calls, please.

Source: http://www.frick.org/careers/assistant_librarian_for_public_services_1

Reference Librarian at The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis

Position Summary

Provides reference, research, and instructional services. Supervises circulation, reception, interlibrary loan, photocopy and copy photography services. Oversees the library’s social media accounts.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis, including Thursdayevenings. Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand. Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.

·         Oversees incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations. Responds to other requests for loans and copies. Uses support and part-time staff as appropriate to provide timely and cost-effective services.

·         Supervises the Circulation Supervisor. Assists Circulation Supervisor with recruiting, training, and supervising full-time Reader Services support staff.

·         Works with the Digital Initiatives and Technologies Librarian to ensure that interlibrary loan hardware and software meet requirements and that the ExLibris Alma Circulation system and related equipment function properly and are used effectively.

·         Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.

·         Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and web content.

·         Serves on the Offsite Project team and Reference Team, as well as other library committees as required.

·         Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.

·         Supervises the Reader Services Department in the absence of the Head of Reader Services.

Qualifications

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited program.

·         Experience providing reference service and bibliographic instruction to a diverse patron base.

·         Experience assisting researchers with accessing archives and special collection materials.

·         Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.

·         Familiarity with library circulation procedures and trends in access services.

·         Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.

·         Experience working with websites, blogs, and social media.

·         Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

·         Supervisory and/or project management experience.

 **Please apply online at: https://hrweb.artic.edu/recruit/applyjob.html

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Paid Internship Opportunity (2 positions): Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern

Availability: Accepting Applications. 2 positions available.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. The Fisher Fine Arts Library is part of TRL and focuses its support on the History of Art department and PennDesign school (comprised of architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, historic preservation, city and regional planning, and urban studies disciplines). The Fine Arts Library Intern will facilitate access to and discoverability of lesser-known parts of the collection by assisting in collection analysis and development, engaging in digitization and metadata initiatives, and promoting the library on social media.

Responsibilities:
The Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern will be responsible for identifying parts of the arts and design collections for digitization, promotion, and development. This will include surveying the Fisher’s rare and specialized collections; investigating collection development needs; and focusing on parts of the collection that should be digitized and described in Shared Shelf, a digital asset management system. By extension, the intern will improve internal Shared Shelf documentation, as well as external guides on image rights and use. In order to promote the library’s collections, spaces, and programs, the intern will be responsible for posting regularly to the library’s social media account.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience:
Experience handling rare book and special collections materials; familiarity with metadata schema and standards; reading knowledge of at least one other language; background in arts or design discipline.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Patricia Guardiola
pguar@upenn.edu
Use subject line “Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship.”

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Original link: http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/fisherfineartsintern.html

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Research Library at the Yale Center for British Art will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship through February 1, 2017. Details of the fellowship and instructions on how to apply are at http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian for Public Services, The Frick Collection, NYC

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds of more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities

Provides on-site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public and staff; uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium); assists with the evaluation of resources; assists with department scheduling; assists with Public Services activities and special projects; 35-hour week, some Saturday and evening hours required; reports to the Chief of Public Services.

Qualifications

MLIS, MIS, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; academic background in the history of Western art; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation; ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, independently and as a member of a team; familiarity with the digital humanities and reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected. Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous defined benefit pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment. All employees may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements/history to:

Chief of Public Services
Email to: jobs@frick.org(link sends e-mail) (include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-879-2091

No phone calls please. Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.

More information and application: http://www.frick.org/careers/assistant_librarian_for_public_services_0

Job Posting: Librarian, Art Institute of Virginia Beach

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.

Supervises: Library Assistants, Student Library Assistants

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

Full post: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=36025&site_id=148&site_id=148

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 & 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