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Job Posting: Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL

Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, and learner-centered professional librarian. The Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian provides leadership in the management of the Goldstein Library Special Collections and Archives unit and oversees the operations of digital collections strategies and support; develops and maintains a digital image teaching and study collection accessible to the Ringling College community; develops a strategic and systematic approach to acquiring and maintaining items of historical significance to the College; provides vision for the Special Collections and Archives web presence in coordination with the Library’s Technical Services Department. and the College Institutional Technology unit; creates in-house and online exhibits; collaborates with colleagues to identify, plan, and execute strategies for digitizing and accessing materials online; serves as a point of contact for Special Collections inquiries from the campus and broader community; mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the Ringling College community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.

This is a 12-month full-time position with faculty status.

More information and application: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1288

Job Posting: Web Producer/Data Coordinator, The Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg FL

The Web Producer/Data Coordinator is responsible for content production on The Dali’s digital properties including the website, email and social media platforms. He/she also supports the Membership department with the processing of applications & renewals.

This position works on multiple projects and enjoys collaborating with others within the organization, including working closely with IT staff and/or the outsourced development firm to execute changes. The Web Producer/Data Coordinator reports dually to the Curator of Rhetoric (for web-related duties) and the Membership & Group Sales Manager (for membership processing duties) within the marketing department



  • Works within the Museum’s Content Management System (WordPress) to update content – for example: selecting templates, formatting content, creating links, selecting cross-promotional articles, and adding images/video; then publishes and QA’s.
  • Ensures date/time-sensitive updates are made by managing a calendar/alert system.
  • Coordinates with IT/development firm to identify any broken links and create solutions.
  • Builds, tests and deploys promotional email blasts (includes pulling/uploading lists). Coordinates with IT and/or mail service partner to execute enhancements or fixes as needed.
  • Deploys Social Media content such as loading copy & images/videos and creating hashtags and links.
  • Assists with responses to inquiries/comments across social and review sites including coordinating with internal parties to generate answers.
  • Assists with content creation and site/email enhancements.


  • Processes communications associated with membership acquisition, fulfillment, and renewals. Reviews, merges and mails renewal and renewal upgrade letters.
  • Requisitions and mails products associated with membership benefits
  • Runs reports to reconcile store membership discount.
  • Maintains member data records to ensure information is complete and up-to-date.
  • Tracks and reports on membership inquiries and response rate.
  • Assists with membership mailings, phone solicitation and internet sales.
  • Assists with training staff and volunteers who interface with visitors & members.
  • Provides administrative support including filing, purchase orders, mailings, etc.
  • Assists with the preparation of, and during, Membership events.

– See more at: http://thedali.org/about-the-museum/careers-internships/web-producerdata-coordinator/#sthash.HEIGJLBM.dpuf

Job Posting: Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL

The Position: Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, learner-centered professional librarian. The librarian partners with academic departments and collaborates with other faculty librarians in the development and delivery of research instruction to meet student competencies and information literacies; assists with copyright education and consultations as assigned or directed; participates in digital resources acquisition, management, development and use; provides reference service and library staff training in research resources; assists faculty in collection development activities; envisions, develops, and executes digital projects and uses new technologies to facilitate instruction, learning and research; shares coordination and supervision of Student Research Consultants and research consultant program; and, actively participates in faculty governance, institutional service, and professional development and leadership. The ideal candidate will understand the needs of art and design practitioners, be able to effectively connect with students, work directly with faculty in an exciting, evolving curriculum, have experience selecting and managing digital resources such as online databases and ebooks, and use a variety of social media platforms and emerging software applications to deliver library services and content. This is a full-time position with faculty status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in design, studio, art history, or a media arts discipline as offered at Ringling College.
  • One year successful work experience teaching college-age adults in a college, university, museum, or cultural institution.
  • Experience with newer, emerging technologies.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess work responsibilities.
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with computers, both visually and dexterously.
  • Ability to effectively supervise student assistants.
  • Hearing and speaking abilities sufficient for regular communication with individuals and groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years recent post-MLS professional librarian work experience.
  • Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms.
  • Experience with one or more scripting and markup languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • Experience employing technologies such as mobile apps, widgets, screencasting, etc.
  • Work experience in a college or university library providing instruction and research services.
  • Library public services experience, post bachelor’s degree.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of artist’s books as a genre.
  • Experience supervising student assistants.

More information and application: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1241

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL

This position works under the general supervision of the Head Librarian. Examples of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Interlibrary Loan and Circulation. Acquires, processes, distributes, monitors, and returns resources needed for staff not available in the Ringling Art Library, as well as those requested from the Ringling. Manages ILL billing and payments. Works closely with the ILL Department at FSU’s Strozier Library.
  • Oversees the Library’s circulation and is responsible for Aleph training in conjunction with FSU’s Strozier Library.
  • Responsible for compiling statistical reports concerning the Library’s circulation, ILL, program attendance, reference questions, acquisitions, volunteer hours, catalog entries, and daily attendance in the library.
  • Responsible for the monitoring of the library’s budget with the division’s administrative assistant and the accounting department.
  • Assists with the oversight, training, and direction of volunteers, interns, and related tasks.
  • Assists with tours of the library and bibliographic/library use instruction for visitors, docents, staff, and students.
  • Shares weekly reference desk assignments with the cataloging library, assists the other librarians with general reference questions, and answers online reference inquires.
  • Compiles bibliographies and other written library aids, and may provide library skills training and bibliographic instruction to staff, students, docents, and volunteers.
  • Manages the Library’s exhibition catalog exchange program.
  • Manages the serials publications. Oversees a system to monitor use of the periodicals and, together with the Head of Library Services, researches and makes recommendations for the acquisition and weeding of periodicals. Manages the EBSCO automated serials management system and prepares periodicals for the bindery.
  • Together with the Head of Library Services and the Cataloging Librarian, plans and engages in the development of new programs and other library projects.
  • Attends and participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences inside and outside the library as necessary.


– Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience related to the duties of the position? (Note: higher education will substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.) – Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. – Experience providing library reference services. – Experience and knowledge of the policies and practices of library services


– MLS/MLIS degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university; a background in art/art history or previous work in a museum library. – Experience with the Aleph software. – Experience creating and managing library programs. – Experience training and supervising volunteers. – Experience with interlibrary loan and circulation activities.

Anticipated Salary Range

Low $30,000’s/year + Florida state benefits available.

More information and application: https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=39603&PostingSeq=1

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Miami International University of Art & Design, FL

The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. 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

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies


  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills


  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=33147&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Digital Library Coordinator, Revs Institute, Naples, FL

Salary: $42,000 to $46,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 11/19/15
Deadline: 12/28/15
Digital Library Coordinator
Position Overview

The Revs Institute research collection includes both a library and an archive.  It contains books, periodicals, manuscript collections, images, objects, ephemera and serials.  The Digital Library Coordinator is responsible for the production of images and metadata for the Revs Digital Library.  Although this is not a supervisory position, the Digital Library Coordinator does assist in overseeing the work of the Production Assistants on the team.

A background check and drug test are required.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Library Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the production of digital images, for ensuring that the appropriate metadata is assigned to those images and for tracking and documenting the progress of the project as a whole.  Responsibilities include:

  • Digital Image Production
    • Work with the executive team to determine which collections meet the criteria for digitization.
    • Train and supervise volunteers, staff and interns to prepare materials for digitization.  Create written procedures as needed.
    • Maintain relationships with scanning vendors and ensure excellent communication.  Coordinate transfer of material to and from vendors.
    • Coordinate with the Stanford team to ensure the quality of digital files produced by outside vendors.
  • Metadata Management
    • Train and supervise the entry of metadata into spreadsheets by volunteers, staff and interns.  Create written procedures as needed.
    • Develop and maintain a subject ontology to be used as index terms for Revs.  Expand this ontology as needed to include new materials and subjects added to the collection.
    • Supervise the assignment of subject terms to database records created by Revs staff, in an automated and manual way.
    • Work with Stanford Libraries to ensure the accuracy of the migration of Revs metadata to the Revs Digital Library.
    • Promote Revs ontologies for use in linked data applications.
    • Perform quality control by reviewing, adding, and modifying metadata for the digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
  • Project Management
    • Maintain detailed project documentation, set and track milestones, track delivery of scanned materials to and from scanning vendors and provide regular progress reports.
    • Facilitate communication between staff members at Revs and act as a liasion with Stanford team members. This includes facilitating meetings, scheduling conference calls as needed and maintaining an active email correspondence with project stakeholders.
    • Contribute to project related blogs, presentations, wikis and websites.

Required Education

  • MLS, MSLIS or comparable.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in developing or assigning metadata to specialized collections
  • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects
  • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
  • Physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with a variety of physical and digital formats
  • Dependable
  • Service orientated
  • Possession of a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to tpurcell@revsinstitute.org.

Internship postings: Ringling Museum of Art

Ringling Museum of Art

Summer Internships 2012


The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering five paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from May 21– July 27, 2012. The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida.  Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater and research library.  The internships are in the following departments:

  • Collections Management
  • Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art)
  • Education
  • Library
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Historic Asolo Theater

Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the museum’s operation.

Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

Application materials can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.ringling.org/Opportunities

The application deadline is March 23, 2012.


Position: Collections Management Intern

Department: Collections Management

Responsibilities: Work with TMS (the museum’s collections database) updating records for the Asian collection, Cypriot collection, photography collection, circus collection etc.; assist with digitization and other projects as needed

Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background

Position: Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Department: Curatorial (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Responsibilities: Research the photographers represented in a large donation of 20th-century European and American photographs, for the purpose of proposing temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations

Qualifications: Masters degree in art history with a concentration in photography; doctoral student preferred

Position: Education Intern

Department: Education

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Education Department; assist with research and development of adult programs and family activities; help to facilitate the museum’s summer youth program; contribute to docent training and evaluations Qualifications: Strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children

Position: Library Intern

Department: Library
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Ringling Museum Library; work on the museum object files digitization project, including cataloguing, editing, scanning and entering data into TMS (the museum’s collections database), ContentDM and other internal databases; work on social media applications and collection development

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries

Position: Marketing Intern

Department: Marketing and Communications

Responsibilities: Capture and post videos/photography of events and happenings around the Ringling Estate; design flyers and other promotional materials as needed

Qualifications: Video, editing and graphic skills; degree in graphic design, film and/or animation preferred

Position: Technical Production Intern

Department: Historic Asolo Theater (HAT)

Responsibilities: Work closely with the Technical Director in pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals for the summer circus production in the Historic Asolo Theater; work with performers to maintain production integrity and smooth day-to-day operations, including the run of the show

Qualifications: Degree in theater (recently completed); minimum of two years technical theater experience

Note: The circus performances in the HAT are held twice a day, Wednesday thru Sunday, for six weeks (closing July 29).  Each performance lasts approximately one hour.