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.

Job Posting: Librarian (Reference), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Job Overview
Summary

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 200 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 200 application limit is not met previously, the Job Announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 23, 2016. Applicants NEED to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library ‘s online public access catalog, the Gallery’s collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery’s internal network.
  • Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
  • Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
  • Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
  • Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
  • Performs literature searches in the Library’s collections and specialized online resources.
  • Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
  • Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
  • Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
  • In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library ‘s collections and resources.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as responsibility for providing reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Application deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 (or at 200 applications)

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300

Job Posting: Library and Archives Specialist, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Library and Archives Specialist

As a key member of the Library and Archives team, the Library and Archives Specialist assists with operations across the department. Working under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks and procedures primarily related to: interlibrary loan; paging and shelving; metadata creation; copy cataloging and serials. The Specialist will also support and perform library, archival and copyright reference research; and help with records management.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability in maintaining records and data in various information, library, and archival systems, as well as a familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LC authorities, and LC classification and shelf listing. A Bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires experience in copy-cataloging procedures or database maintenance guidelines. An ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

Job Posting: Librarian, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Summary

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and indivuduals outside the Gallery.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Processes ILL requests received from other libraries
  • Verifies NGA Library holdings, checks current ILL policy for circulation status and physical condition of requested material, and acknowledges the requests via international databases such as OCLC, and following established ALA procedures
  • Prepares materials for shipment and ensures their timely return; follows up on all outstanding loans by communicating with borrowers by telephone, fax, and regular or electronic mail
  • Processes ILL requests to libraries other than the Library of Congress
  • Verifies bibliographic citations in European foreign languages found in printed or online sources, locates appropriate lending libraries, and places requests using procedures established by bibliographic utilities, or ALA
  • Explains ILL services to patrons and instructs them in the methodology of verifying requests
  • Maintains effective working relationships with libraries throughout the United States in order to ensure responsive ILL service to Gallery staff
  • Assists in the establishment of procedures for handling ILL loan transactions, including the maintenance of records and compiles ILL statistics and prepares monthly and special reports
  • Assists NGA staff and CASVA fellows in searching print and online resources for potential interlibrary loans; performs complex and difficult searches for rare, obscure, or other hard-to-find volumes and
  • Assists staff in identifying and interpreting bibliographic records found in print and online indexes.
  • Reader Services and Reference tasks include:
  • Discusses research needs of outside potential readers through application of professionally accepted reference interview techniques; explains and interprets policy on library use and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate
  • Admits and registers outside readers according to established Library guidelines, and provides orientation to public areas
  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s online resources, including the Library’s online catalog
  • Answers reference questions received by telephone, letter, or in person from simple questions answerable from ready reference tools to complex questions requiring extended research in the Library’s collections and outside sources
  • Performs literature searches in response to staff requests using the Library’s print, microform, non-print, and vertical file collections
  • Assists with the preparation of updates to the Reader Services department’s orientation materials
  • Participates in the development of the Library’s reference and general collections by referring ILL requests to the Reader Services Librarian for possible acquisition
  • Organizes and maintains Reference Office files; reviews exhibition announcements and maintains the collection of current bulletins and announcements from other institutions throughout the nation and selected European institutions and
  • Compiles monthly reference statistics and prepares special statistical reports as requested.

Qualifications
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as professional librarianship experience that has involved performing interlibrary loan and reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Knowledge of procedures for ILL operations. At least one year of experience using Illiad, Adobe Acrobat, and automated bibliographic systems such as OCLC and Voyager.

 

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456838800/

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: 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: Library Assistant, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you — Academy of Art University, the leading art & design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.

Job Description:

  • Provides public service and performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the circulation desk
  • Works with the integrated library system (Millennium by Innovative Interfaces, Inc) and performs routine clerical work as assigned
  • Provides circulation, ready-reference and reserve services to library patrons at assigned service points. Works on special projects as assigned
  • Checks materials in and out
  • Registers borrowers and updates borrowers’ records
  • Calculates and receives fines and fees
  • Carries out and explains circulation policies and procedures to patrons
  • Answers telephones and routes calls if necessary
  • Assists patrons with access to reserve materials
  • Provides basic ready-reference services in person and by telephone
  • Opens and closes the library on weekends and evenings
  • Works on special projects as assigned. Includes: bar coding library materials, shifting library collections and moving shelves, book repair, and moving light furniture
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail when working on library tasks
  • Demonstrates familiarity with library technology, such as online catalogs, wikis, blogs, databases, etc.
  • Troubleshoots basic problems with library equipment, including computers (Mac and PC), scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Assists patrons with basic computer functions and programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Preview, and Photoshop
  • Ad hoc projects such as shelving, inventory, and other general library duties as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge of current practices in library and information technologies and educational trends, particularly in relation to
  • Circulation and Public Service in libraries
  • Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all coworkers and provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous library experience and/or completion or current enrollment in a library technician certificate program is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge with Mac and PC computers required
  • Experience with troubleshooting basic technical problems strongly desired
  • Required to work at least one closing shift and/or one weekend shift
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, team player is a must

 

Full post: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/academyart/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=12561&esid=az

Job Posting: Library Assistant – Archives (PT), The Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction

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

The Ryerson and Burnham Library is currently seeking an assistant who will manage image reproduction orders and contracts, process archival collections and provide administrative support for department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage orders for images (photocopying and image reproduction through Library and/or Museum Imaging Department) and prepare Licensing Contracts when appropriate. Collect all fees for image reproduction from patrons
  • Provide reference assistance with collections to AIC and SAIC staff and external patrons
  • Provide general administrative support, including: maintenance of collection, correspondence and contract files; shelving of collections; monitoring and restocking of supplies
  • Process archival collections (architects’ and artists’ correspondence, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia), establishing intellectual and physical organization of the collection; examine documents for conservation or special housing needs and refer to Conservation Department as needed
  • Write descriptive inventories (finding aids) of the collections using Encoded Archival Description markup language; update existing EAD finding aids as needed

Qualifications

  • B.A. preferred in art history or related field; knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American art and architecture
  • Well-organized; attentive to detail; capable of handling fragile materials with sensitivity; able to work independently
  • Research skills; familiarity with architectural drawings and digital imaging
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and HTML/XML/EAD highly desirable

Schedule

Part-time; this is a 20 hour per week position, to be scheduled during the week Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.

Full post: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9428&PostingSeq=1&

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.

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