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Job Opportunity: Library Assistant III – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleLibrary Assistant III
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time limited term position (36 months)
Salary$19.95 – $24.44 Hourly
Posting Websitehttps://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3766/library-assistant-iii/job
Required Experience • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history or related discipline
• 3-4 years experience in library setting
• Familiarity with at least one foreign language preferred
Sample Job Responsibilities • Assists in complex metadata searching, selection, evaluation, editing, and creation for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g., labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, and local policies and procedures 
Uses various library software applications to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity: Metadata Specialist II – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleMetadata Specialist II
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Salary$57,225 – $71,531 Annually
Posting Websitehttps://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3765/metadata-specialist-ii/job?mobile=false&width=710&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Required Experience• MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred. 
• Minimum 2-3 years professional experience
• May require special subject, language, or technical expertise
Sample Job Responsibilities• Performs complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, and editing for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Prepares bibliographic metadata for contribution to BIBCO and name authority metadata for contribution to NACO, according to the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g. labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, and AACR2 
• Uses various library software applications to execute complex transactions to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• May provide training to staff and other colleagues, when required 
• May review work of other project staff 
• Suggests and may make revisions to procedures within assigned area in consultation or collaboration with other staff 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity – Gallery Archivist – L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleGallery Archivist
CompanyL.A. Louver Gallery
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time, salaried position
Posting Websitehttps://arts.ca.gov/collective/l-a-louver-gallery-236-2-gallery-archivist/
Required Experience • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with an art history background, is preferred
• Two or more years of experience in an archive or art library environment
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Skills: File Maker Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesARCHIVE
• Manage and care for historical and special collections
• Receive and process contemporary digital and print materials into collections, including gallery business records and correspondence; newspapers, art magazines and periodicals; books; ephemera
• Respond to research inquiries utilizing archive and library assets as resources, including sales-related requests, directors’ requests, and requests from external researchers
• Manage archive workflow between two locations: Los Angeles warehouse and Venice Beach gallery
• Train and oversee archive interns
• Implement special research, media, and curatorial projects
• Manage and care for two libraries: an artist-focused Artist Library and General Arts Library
• Order books of interest related to gallery artists or gallery research interests
• Ensure receipt and proper processing of all new publications into library collections in a timely manner
• Circulate and route books to gallery directors and staff, as needed
• Work with gallery receptionist to maintain publication inventory at gallery, coordinating between warehouse, gallery, and offsite storage
• Work with gallery receptionist and webmaster, manage Shopify e-commerce page on website ensuring item availability, price revisions, and addition of new inventory materials and descriptions
• Maintain artist CVs, biographies, and statements
• Field press related to artists daily (digital and print), saving in and to appropriate format(s) and repositories, and integrating into gallery communications as needed
• Exhibition updates: liaise with webmaster for website updates and circulate to team and directors
• Request and maintain images, installation photography, checklists, and press releases for artists’ exhibitions elsewhere for archive
• Provenance/literature/exhibition history management in artwork database records in coordination with registrar and gallery directors including works in current exhibitions, on loan, as well as updates reflecting newly discovered historical data
• Receive and process all image reproduction requests according to set protocols for each artist/estate/collection, liaising with directors and artists
• Provide concise image captions and credit lines
• Source and provide high-resolution images
• Track publications to ensure receipt of courtesy copies and forwarding copies to artists/studios/estates
• Meticulously document and track image requests / forthcoming publications
Application instructionsPlease submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format to work@lalouver.com

Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Archivist – The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

Job TitleAssistant/Associate Archivist
CompanyThe Menil Collection
LocationHouston, TX
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time; exempt from overtime
Posting Websitehttps://www.menil.org/about/employment-volunteer-opportunities
Required Experience • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives or Archival Certification. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
• Experience processing archival materials and experience in archival appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference service.
• Experience in a museum setting is highly desirable. Art history or studio art background preferred.
• Experience with ArchivesSpace and FileMaker Pro.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives for various internal and external users.
• Manage the appraisal, accession, arrangement, and description of archival collections in accordance with industry standards and best practices. Process unprocessed archival collections.
• Develop and maintain arrangement and descriptive standards for databases, finding aids, and other tools to facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives holdings for internal and external user groups.
• In consultation with librarians, curators, and others, identify documents and collections for digitization. Coordinate and implement digitization workflows and procedures in consultation with the Menil Collection’s Imaging Services Department.
• With the Librarian, implement and maintain the established policies and procedures of the Archives. Collaborate on and advance digital preservation activities.
• Provide archival oversite of the Records Management Program and Document Retention Schedule and advise staff on proper record-keeping practices. Develop workflows for the storage and access for digital document retention, storage, and preservation.
• Work closely with the Curatorial and Conservation Departments on selecting materials for inclusion in exhibitions.
Represent the Menil Collection Archives locally and nationally at professional conferences.
Application InstructionsFor immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@menil.org

Job Opportunity: Instructional Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleInstructional Assessment Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $45,000 – $48,000 annually
Posting Websitehttps://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=24942&lang=en#.YkNkvwTBLl0.link
Required Experience • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited school by position start date.
• 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.
• Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
• Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
• Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public facing library faculty, staff, and students.
• Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
• Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 10, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity – Web Services Librarian: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleWeb Services Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $50,000 – $57,000 annually
Posting Websitehttps://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=25116&lang=en#.YkNkv1K-LvU.link
Required Experience • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by start date
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework in web development
• Experience with editing at least one website in Drupal or another content management systems
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework with HTML, CSS, and other web programming languages
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop and evaluate the library’s frontend web presences and discovery services for continuous improvement, and collect and report usages statistics for these web services.
• Assist the Instruction and Research Services department with managing the UX for LibGuides and other SpringShare products.
• Use APIs, scripts, and automation tools to create system interoperability between the library’s web presences and share dynamic content between them.   
• Serve on the Library Marketing Team, Library Assessment Team, UCCS Web Advisory Group, and UCCS Digital Accessibility Committee.  
• Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as liaison to one or more academic units, providing collection development, library instruction and research assistance.
• Develop professionally as a member of the academic community through such scholarly activities as research projects, publications, continuing education, attendance at conferences, professional service, and university and library service.
• Maintain a portfolio
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 25, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity: Photoarchivist: Frick Art Reference Library, NYC

Job TitlePhotoarchivist
CompanyThe Frick Collection
LocationNew York, NY
SalaryRegular workweek is 35 hours, Mondays-Fridays; hours worked in excess of 35 per workweek are paid at time- and-a-half. Rate of pay is commensurate to experience. Compensation range: $25.27-$27.47 or $46,000-$50,000 annually.
Posting Websitehttps://www.frick.org/careers/photoarchivist
Required ExperienceMaster’s degree in art history preferred or library and information science from an ALA-accredited university. Strong art historical research background and reading knowledge of one or more foreign language(s). Familiarity with ExLibris Alma and Primo VE. Basic understanding of cataloging standards and MARC21 is desired. Experience with handling of archival materials, basics of project management, social media content creation and strategy, and organizing and leading public programs. Demonstrated ability to think and problem solve creatively, learn quickly, manage multiple projects in a timely manner, and apply new technologies and metadata standards. Knowledge of linked data principles such as Wikidata, BIBFRAME, and Linked Art is a plus. Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a broad range of library and museum colleagues. Commitment to professional development and growth and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Sample Job Responsibilitieshe Photoarchivist assists in the curation of the physical and digital Photoarchive collections, which includes creating and updating detailed library catalog records, preparing materials for digitization, processing gifts of photographic material, and coordinating shipments of Photoarchive material to and from off-site storage facilities. The Photoarchivist also provides support for the discovery of and access to the Photoarchive’s content; assists scholars and museum professionals with art historical research; works with Communications and Editorial departments to develop and create digital content for blogs, social media and webinars; serves as a member of internal working groups; and represents the library in cross-institutional initiatives.
Application ProcessPlease send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Associate Chief Librarian, Content
at jobs@frick.org (include “Photoarchivist” in subject line of email)
Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Job Opportunity – Project Archivist, Special Collections – Yale University – New Haven, CT

Job TitleProject Archivist
CompanyYale University – Library
LocationHaas Arts Library – New Haven, CT
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time – 2 year term
SalaryLibrarian (00) – wage website
Posting Websitehttps://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25053&siteid=5248&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1528702#jobDetails=1528702_5248
Required Experience1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 
Sample Job Responsibilities 1. Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach.
2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned.
4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts.
5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Opportunity: Liaison Librarian for Architecture – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Posting Website


Pittsburgh, PA

Open Date

Feb 06, 2022


Mar 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Carnegie Mellon University Libraries invites applications from qualified candidates for the faculty position of Liaison Librarian to the School of Architecture (SoA). This role involves the provision of services to support education and research in SoA, home to 37 faculty, and to 400 students enrolled in two baccalaureate degree programs, and a number of highly specialized masters’ and doctoral programs. The successful candidate will provide reference support and coordinate research access in the University’s Architecture Archives.


Accredited degree in library and information science and/or a PhD or advanced degree in architecture or a closely related field. Previous experience in academic or architecture libraries or in architecture research and education are highly desirable.

We invite you to apply if you have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Architecture librarianship or information management
  • Architecture education, research, or professional practice
  • Research data management or digital curation, preferably in architecture or associated fields
  • Academic librarianship in a research-intensive university

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the University Libraries. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work. 

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in academic librarianship and who will contribute to the breadth of our organization.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, diversity statement, and contact information for three academic or professional references with your application online through Interfolio.

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. Please visit CMU Libraries to find out more about our work. Please visit SoA to learn more about the education and research priorities of the School of Architecture. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.