The ARLIS/NA 2022 Annual Conference this year marks the society’s Golden Anniversary in Chicago. In addition to honoring this milestone with a marquee panel on the early years of the organization on Wednesday afternoon, the conference will feature many invaluable discussions, panels, meetings, and speaker sessions for every information science professional.
We have created suggested conference schedules for three types of information professionals in the field as a way to guide those attending! Note that all of the suggested events are subject-specific and do not include general events, although those are greatly suggested for anyone interested regardless of the profession such as First-time attendee meetings, DEIA events, and happy hours!
Additionally, you can find the schedules of our co-moderators, Chaun Campos and Jessica Craig at the end of this post for more inspiration on how to plan your day at the conference. As new professionals, Chaun and Jessica are both planning to attend the ArLiSNAP Professional Websites Workshop and ArLiSNAP Happy Hour, along with other sessions that align with their new professional interests.
Note that tours and workshops that require an additional fee are specified, and advance registration is required before March 29, 2022, for these tours and workshops. The registration link for all tours/workshops can be found here.
The Reference and Instruction Librarian performs highly specialized, professional duties in the areas of library Research, Reference, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs highly specialized, professional duties in the areas of library Research, Reference, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students.
2. Areas of performance include (but are not limited to):
participating in the design, delivery, and evaluation of front-line library services to the SAIC community;
course-integrated, web-based, and other approaches to information literacy instruction;
providing research consultations and reference services;
collaborating with colleagues throughout the library and the campus to optimize the user’s experience of library collections and services;
current knowledge of traditional and emerging technologies and best practices relevant to the assigned areas of responsibility.
3. Proactively engages the School’s agenda for student success.
4. Promotes best practices for a student-centered library.
5. Participates in building the library’s main collections (both physical and digital).
6. Contributes as needed to planning, policy development, and assessment for the Flaxman Library.
7. Serves as formal liaison to one or more curricular programs at SAIC.
8. Participates as assigned in: activities of other Flaxman Library work groups; and internal or external committees and projects.
9. In the absence of the Research and Access Services Librarian and the Access Services Manager, may supervise: Senior Access Services Assistant, Circulation Assistant, and Student Workers as assigned.
10. Other duties as assigned.
Commitment to the educational mission of the School and respect for all members of the campus community.
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related field.
Background in the arts or humanities.
Some experience working in a library, archive, or similar institution.
Demonstrable knowledge of current issues and best practices for library Research, Reference and Instruction.
Knowledge of vendors and delivery systems for current reference resources.
Understanding of instructional methods and measures used by libraries.
Proficiency using standard office software, web services, and networked environments.
Proficiency using social media relevant to library outreach and instruction.
Ability to work effectively within a team or independently.
Professional experience in a similar position, especially at a school of art, design, or architecture.
Proficiency using integrated library systems (ILS), OCLC, and/or other standard library technologies.
Experience working in art- or design-related fields, especially at an independent, non-profit college of art and design.
Degree(s) in the visual arts, design, or architecture.
Provides reference, research, and instructional services. Assists with interlibrary loan, access services, collection development, website maintenance, and photocopy and copy photography services as needed.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis. Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand. Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.
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.
Assists with incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations. Responds to other requests for loans and copies.
Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and website content.
Assists with selection of collection materials.
Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.
Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.
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.
More information and application: 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=9278&PostingSeq=1&
**NOTE: It is not clear if this is a full-time or part-time position, you may want to investigate further before applying**
The American Academy of Art, a non-profit, regionally accredited art college located in downtown Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time/part-time librarian position. The librarian will plan, organize and implement the various library services and programs in support of the educational goals of the Academy. The ideal candidate will possess experience in all aspects of library services, exceptional verbal and written skills and a strong engagement with library trends in technology, teaching, and learning, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. M.L.S. required.
The American Academy of Art
Established in 1923, the American Academy of Art located at 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the fine art and commercial art fields. Admissions Representatives are trained to present the benefits of the career. The Academy is well known for its success in preparing students for a career in art.
The Academy prepares graduates to enter the leading galleries, advertising agencies and design studios as well as freelance opportunities.
For additional information about the American Academy of Art, visit www.aaart.edu
Please forward a C.V. and cover letter to Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review and interviews to begin immediately with August 1st 2016 start date.
More information: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176298264&Title=Librarian
The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago invites applications for the Digital Initiatives and Technologies Librarian.
The Librarian will guide the Libraries’ digital future supporting digital and technology services that support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. The Librarian will strategize the Libraries’ presence in a future digital environment providing the vision for and implementation of optimal access to electronic assets and resources through the library’s website. Candidates must understand the broad landscape of trends in information technology and libraries, and must have a demonstrated track record of successful project management, implementation, and evaluation of technologies and services.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Libraries and Archives, the Librarian coordinates leadership and vision in planning, implementing, managing, growing, supporting and preserving digital initiatives that support the mission of the library and the AIC. The Librarian will work closely with the AIC Digital Experience and Access department to develop and maintain the Libraries’ website and access to resources. The Librarian will collect and use data to inform decisions on technology integration and will evaluate implemented projects. The Librarian is both the support and primary technology strategist for library-specific projects, works closely with the Information Technology department for hardware and software implementation, and trains and advises library staff on use of internal and external systems. The Librarian establishes and maintains library systems and connections to outside resources including the Integrated Library System (ILS), Interlibrary Loan (ILL) System, OCLC, and licensed resources. The Librarian provides the vision for the Libraries’ digital environment and the skills in project management necessary to achieve it.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required with 2-5 years professional experience.
Working knowledge of web development, design, frameworks, and standards.
Demonstrated project management experience from research and planning to implementation to evaluation.
Knowledge and understanding of automated library systems and related search and discovery products and digital repositories.
Familiarity with best practices in digital asset management, discovery, and preservation.
Experience in/familiarity with preparing technology-related RFP’s, budgets, and grants.
Knowledge of metadata creation.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate collaboration.
Ability to communicate with diverse library users and staff.
The Field Museum Library seeks a curious, service-oriented librarian for a truly unique opportunity to connect with Museum staff, volunteers, associates and visiting scholars from all over the world. The Librarian is responsible for providing a full range of research and instructional services and participates in departmental liaison efforts.
Additional duties include overseeing the resource sharing program, coordinating outreach activities and library promotion. This service role also requires strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as knowledge of basic research methods and skill in using library reference techniques.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide effective and timely reference and research services to patrons in person and via email.
Staff the Library’s Reference Desk as scheduled.
Develop and provide instructional services to library patrons, actively arrange for reference consultations with staff and others.
Create and maintain resources that support research activities and promote library collections and services.
Participate in the development of web-based resources, reading room exhibitions or public exhibitions as needed.
Participate in collection maintenance activities.
Coordinate and oversees all interlibrary loan/document delivery functions for the Library.
Actively engage in relevant professional development and continuing education activities.
Supervise volunteers engaged in a variety of Library Collections-related projects
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science. Minimum one year of experience working in a library is required.
Expert WorldCat search experience. Experience providing reference services using a variety of print and electronic resources.
Demonstrated customer service experience with a focus on interacting with a diverse group of Museum (or similar organization) professionals, visitors, donors and students with tact and expertise.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated presentation skills with large and small groups.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively across internal and external settings.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities.
Must be able to climb step ladders, reach books on high or low shelves, push carts and lift books/boxes up to 50 lbs. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods.
Experience using OCLC WMS ILL, including Article Exchange and IFM.
Experience with recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
Background/interest in natural history, anthropology, and/or museum studies, its literature, sources and research methods.
Familiarity with digitization projects.
Knowledge of at least one modern western European language.
For the record: This is a borderline “unicorn” position, and I am posting it reluctantly! (If you want to hire someone with a masters degree and foreign language skills, pay them a decent wage!)
The Research Assistant conducts research for a series of art history videos and some administration of Art vérité, including maintenance of special projects, phone inquiries, and maintaining calendar.
• Conducts extensive research and data collection for Art vérité video production projects
• Maintains and updates systems for tracking materials as they enter the Art vérité archives
• Assists with cataloging of photo assets in database
• Assists with license and copyright permission requests and agreements
• Maintains and regularly updates bibliographical lists
• MA or higher in Art History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies or a related field from an accredited institution
• Knowledge and experience of art historical terminology and concepts
• Ability and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency in English and German, French, Spanish or Italian ideal; document translation ability
• General understanding of databases and operating systems, including familiarity with FileMakerPro and Evernote; experience working with social media systems, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram
Minimum five (5) years related experience in arts-based business or organization
The Chicago Tribune has an opening for a Photo Archivist in the Newsroom Information Center. Responsibilities include archiving published photographs in our archiving system – SCC MediaServer; adding metadata and keywords to photo records; providing research to newsroom staff using both the online database and historical collection of print photographs; participating in other photo and archive related projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or masters degree in library science; a minimum of three years’ experience in the photo, research, or database area of the reference library in a medium size or large metropolitan newspaper or equivalent; and a working knowledge of SCC MediaServer, Merlin or other electronic photo archiving system. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required as well as good news judgment. Must be able to bend, reach shelves, negotiate narrow aisles and lift up to 30 pounds.
The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago seek a highly collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented Library Technology and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The Librarian will guide the Libraries’ digital future while maintaining its excellence in traditional media. The Libraries strive for a flexible and dynamic environment that encourages user-centered technology enhancements. The successful candidate will develop, manage, and assess library services designed to support the Art Institute of Chicago community of users. Candidates must understand the broad landscape of trends in information technology and libraries, and must have a demonstrated track record of successful project management and implementation of technologies and services.
The Library Technology and Digital Strategies Librarian is a key member of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries’ administration responsible for maintaining high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, preservation, and the delivery of library services and resources to the entire Art Institute of Chicago campus. The Librarian provides leadership and vision for the enhancement, extension, and integration of the Libraries’ technology and tools in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. The Librarian will lead in the creation and maintenance of web-deliverable information that supports existing public and digital services and develop service innovations utilizing technologies and customer service expertise. The Librarian provides technical expertise for evaluating external service providers, application development, project management, risk management, and strategic planning. The Librarian is the primary technology strategist for the Libraries and works collaboratively with all library department heads and other directors/managers in the Art Institute of Chicago organization.
MLS from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required, with 2-5 years professional experience. Background in the visual arts and experience providing access to digital resources highly desirable.
Experience or knowledge
Familiarity with current and emerging trends in digital library technologies and infrastructure.
Knowledge and understanding of integrated library systems (Innovative preferred) and related search and discovery products and digital repositories.
Experience with planning and implementing ILS migrations preferred.
Familiarity with digital asset management systems, digital preservation systems, and the OAIS reference model.
Familiarity with best practices in digital asset management, discovery, and preservation.
Knowledge and understanding of library systems, workflows, and operations; experience with web-based programs and server management.
Experience with original cataloging and knowledge of metadata and bibliographic schema (e.g. EAD, MARC, Dublin Core).
Experience with ILLiad, Mac iOS, Adobe Suite, server management.
Familiarity with copyright and fair use or intellectual property rights.
Leadership, project management, communication, and organizational skills and competencies.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate collaboration.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse library users and staff.
Experience in/familiarity with preparing technology-related RFPs and grants.