Job Posting: Librarian, The Art Institute of California, Silicon Valley, CA

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:


  • 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


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


  • 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:

Internship Opportunity: Library & Archives Intern, Blizzard Entertainment, CA

The Blizzard vault team is seeking a highly organized Library Science graduate student to assist with the day to day activities of the Blizzard library, as well as on-going projects within the Blizzard archive. The vault team provides outstanding customer service and daily access to research materials to support creative inspiration, aid in production, and enhance professional development for all Blizzard employees. In addition, the Blizzard archive is dedicated to the care and preservation of the company’s history and culture in the forms of concept art, sculpture, textiles, legacy games, company documents, storyboard, fan art, and much more. You will work directly with the Blizzard librarian / archivist while providing support for all campus employees.

As an intern at Blizzard, you will have the opportunity to potentially work on a variety of projects relating to Blizzard Entertainment. In addition, you will get a chance to work on tasks you may not see in a traditional library / archive setting such as rehousing of oversized ogre clubs, preservation of dragon statues, and the creation of metadata for video game concept art. The Blizzard library is a center point at Blizzard used by employees for growth and learning and of course for fun and relaxation (our custom designed RPG table gets daily use). As an intern, you will join the small team of professionals that work to maintain and grow the library and archive.


  • Support the day-to-day activities of the on-campus library (circulation, retrieval, cataloging, reference services, collection development, systems cleanup).
  • Assist and gain hands-on experience in the arrangement of physical archival collections, preservation techniques, sorting, handling, identification, rehousing, and digitization of a variety of materials.
  • Assist with the development of our in-house DAM system.
  • Assist in the creation of metadata for a large and continuously growing digital archive.
  • Assist with the organization of controlled vocabulary terms unique to Blizzard games.

Intern Guild Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university, or planning to enroll in Fall 2016
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2016 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 31, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – September 2, 2016 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

Level Requirements

  • Current MLIS graduate student
  • Experience in dabbling in the Information Sciences
  • Able to relate your librarianship training/education and flexibly apply it in a game industry setting

Recommended Talents

  • Understanding of traditional and digital archiving approaches
  • Having knowledge of our Blizzard universe can be helpful, but is not required

Quest Items

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Application and more information:

Job Posting: Digital Tools Fellow, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

The Digital Tools Fellow will work closely with the Instructional Designer, Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Instructional Librarian as well as Program Chairs, key faculty, ETS staff, and student liaisons from the Student Learning Center and academic advising program to identify training and support needs for students and faculty around various digital tools of practice.

To help alleviate some of the burden placed on faculty to use critical classroom time teaching to the tools, the Digital Tools Fellow will work with faculty and with students to identify the areas of greatest need and implement a training and support program for students that will have the greatest impact on their learning outcomes. For example, this will most likely include the development of a workshop series to teach all aspects of the Adobe Suite. The Digital Tools Fellow will also research and review other 3rd party tools where appropriate and make recommendations back to faculty who are trying to meet a functionality/curriculum requirement that our standard set of tools does not meet. Related to this is our hope that we can utilize the Fellow’s technical skills to assist in software testing and iPad configuration, alongside Media Services staff. The Fellow will help guide and coordinate the selection of standard tools to be included on all lab and iPad images – according to pedagogical needs and assessed priorities.Reports To: Instructional Designer

Department: Educational Technology Services (ETS)


  • Identify training and support needs for students using digital tools in their art practice in order to meet their learning objectives.
    • Develop online help documentation to support the training needs.
    • Develop and deliver (or coordinate) training and workshops for students.
  • Evaluate 3rd party tools and test in collaboration with ETS staff and faculty.
  • Curate and market videos and other online education resources. Test and compare other requested subscriptions, like Digital Tutors.
  • Work with the Web App Developer/Administrator to ensure that we offer a WordPress service we can scale and support for student projects and programs as they relate to teaching and learning.
  • Help ensure cross-collaborations based upon curriculum needs that involve lab/studio managers and the instructional designer – and instructional support services in general – so that faculty and students have a more cohesive learning and support experience. This might include the coordination of existing help documentation, outreach initiatives, and general communications.
  • Based upon curriculum need, advise on the future of “Laptop Teaching Spaces” as we move away from more traditional computer labs into more agile BYOD labs.
  • In collaboration with the User Support team, collect and articulate all existing software/plugin/font list into one solid online resource.
  • Develop assessment criteria and measure the impact of the Digital Tools Fellow program.


  • The Digital Tools Fellow must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting to groups of faculty, leading workshops for students, and publishing outreach and marketing communications.
  • Must have the ability to design and coordinate events.
  • Must have strong Adobe Suite skills, along with general familiarity with the Google Apps for Education, data visualization tools (like Tableau), WordPress, online educational resources like, and other digital tools used for art practice.
  • Must be comfortable using a variety of devices such as the iPad.



Additional Locations

San Francisco

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


Please address any questions to


NOTE: I found this posting here on, but I cannot find any mention of the fellowship on the school’s website. It looks like Indeed will email applications directly to “,” so it might be worth asking if they are still accepting applications before putting all the work into writing a cover letter!

Job Posting: Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, CA

The Motion Picture Research Library is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated, service-oriented Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this Librarian performs a variety of complex, technical and specialized library functions in relationship to the acquisition of resources processed in the Technical Service Department for the Margaret Herrick Library. This position will begin January 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs routine acquisitions activities for books, periodicals, and digital collections
  • Participates fully in department collection development program
  • Performs auditing of current and prospective vendors to assess service and pricing, renegotiating discount/pricing structures with appropriate vendors
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with vendors and service providers
  • Orders and receives resources via firm order and/or approval plan
  • Assists with management of acquisitions budgets, produces financial reports and purchase orders from the ILS and acquisition databases. Generates additional reports which support the financial responsibilities of the department, including subscription information for AMPAS departments
  • Ensures monthly reconciliation of all funds with MHL ledgers
  • Responsible for the lifecycle of licensed electronic and print publications
  • Resolves complex issues involving electronic resource and print subscriptions
  • Corresponds with publishers/vendors and monitors their offerings of e-resources
  • Responsible for serials accounts for all Academy group and library subscriptions
  • Assists with copy cataloging
  • Assists with digital initiatives and projects
  • Participates in professional growth and development to enhance skills and knowledge of current trends in acquisitions, collections and electronic resource management
  • Seeks opportunities to introduce new methods and technologies to improve service
  • May supervise Library Assistant (Periodicals)
  • Assists in other library activities as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited program
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with digital library collections, vendors and material budgets in an academic or research library
  • Minimum of two years of experience with library databases and library systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally, effectively and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Applicants must submit Cover Letter and Resume

More information and application:

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


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


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



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


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

More information and application:

Job Posting: Arts and Humanities Librarian, California State University San Marcos, CA

Arts and Humanities Librarian Instruction/Reference/Collection Development

Salary: Starting at $60,960

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and student-focused tenure-track librarian to provide information-literacy focused instruction and reference for students and faculty in the disciplines of  literature and writing, modern languages, philosophy, women’s studies, and fields within CSUSM’s School of Arts.

The successful candidate is a reflective instructor that plans, teaches, and assesses student learning with a focus on continuous improvement and recognizes that proactively fostering partnerships with faculty beyond the library is essential for the success of these efforts.

For more information, please see:

Email to apply for this job.

Job Post: Librarian/Archivist, American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, CA

Solo librarian and archivist for collection of about 3000 books and periodicals and a large and growing archive of bookbinding and book trade ephemera (photographs, 18th – 20th century bookbinding ephemera, binders’ tickets, bookbinding material samples, machinery manuals, more). The collections are mostly uncataloged; the majority is English language material, with some French, German, Russian, other languages. Current operations involve MARC21 cataloging and copy cataloging with OCLC Connexion Client and Koha, and processing collections in our archive using ArchivesSpace.

Librarian will manage reading room for researchers and visitors using the non-circulating collection. Other responsibilities: contributing content to museum blog/newsletter highlighting items from collections and leading some tours and talks. Should feel comfortable talking with visitors about work on various projects as part of the archives processing will be downstairs on the visitors floor.  Librarian will work with Associate Director on projects related to exhibitions and digitization of collection.

Job Posting: Director of Archive, San Francisco Opera—Volunteering/Administration/Archivist.aspx

§ Master’s Degree in Library Science with a concentration in archives
§ Preferred degree in history
§ Minimum ten years’ archiving management experience
§ Able to establish, grow and advocate for the Company’s first official
§ Able to ensure the Archive is a living/ongoing resource for the
Company, its supporters, artists, academia, and the public
§ Serve as a key role in the preparation of the Company’s upcoming
Centennial (2022/2023)
§ Able to establish best practices for the evolving San Francisco
Opera Archive
§ Familiar with all phases of archive management
§ Detailed understanding and experience with the most current
archival records management technology
§ Detailed knowledge of media records management and tools
§ Excellent familiarity with archiving software and tools
§ Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all
artists, staff, public and volunteers in a professional,
collaborative, confidential manner
§ Serve as a key staff member of the Company.
§ Able to manage and direct the volunteer archive corps
§ Management and organizational skills, including the ability to work
independently, prioritize competing tasks, exercising good judgment
and the ability to thrive well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing
§ Excellent computer skills including strong familiarity with Microsoft
Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
along with Photoshop and archival software
§ Comprehensive knowledge of opera and classical performing
arts preferred

Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CA

Job Opening Title: Archive Assistant Intern
Institution/Organization Name: The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Hollywood, Ca, USA
Application Deadline:
Years of experience required: entry level okay

The Dennis Hopper Art Trust Archive is looking for 1-2 interns to work approximately 10 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-4pm to start for training with Archivist). More hours are available if interested or needed for academic credit.
The DHAT Archive is in need of responsible and precise individuals to assist with archival data & image entry, photo research and scanning for import into a new Art and Archive database.

This position is available to begin immediately and will continue for the Summer semester. There is a possibility that the position can carry over to or begin again in the Fall for internship credit for the right candidate.

Contact Name: Jennifer Vanoni
Contact Email:jennifer(at)