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Job Posting: Fine Arts Librarian, California College of the Arts


Fine Arts Librarian

San Francisco Campus
Full-Time, (37.5 Hours/Week), Exempt
Job #1991
April 2010
About California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,800 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit www.cca.edu.

The Fine Arts Librarian serves the information needs of students and faculty working in the fine arts studio programs. Areas of responsibility are collection development, reference and research services, and library instruction. The Fine Arts Librarian coordinates ARTstor services, including supervision of the Visual Resources Curator, who digitizes and catalogs images for instructional purposes.

Report to: Director of Libraries

Department: Libraries

Collection Development:
• Select books and other publications to enhance the fine arts collections of both Meyer and Simpson Libraries; selections are primarily current publications on contemporary art.
• Review and process acquisition requests from fine arts students and faculty.
• Review, assess, and determine disposition of gift books and periodicals.
• Manage budget for collection area and work with the Acquisitions Associate to determine vendors and best pricing for acquisitions.
• Participate in weeding the library collections.
• May also have responsibility for specific special collections, such as artists’ books.

Public Services:
• Provide reference service in the fields of art and design.
• Assist fine arts students with their research needs, primarily for thesis work.
• Facilitate interlibrary loan requests.
• Provide library instruction, including in-class instruction and orientations.

ARTstor Services:
• Manage all aspects of ARTstor participation, including development of institutional collections and administration of personal collections.
• Train and assist faculty and students in the use of ARTstor, including its Shared Shelf service.
• Work with faculty who need assistance developing digital image resources for their classes.
• Supervise visual resource operations as performed by the Visual Resources Curator and student assistants.

General Librarian Duties:
• Participate in space planning and policy development.
• Gather statistics, prepare reports, and develop assessment instruments.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

MLS or equivalent; or a doctorate in an arts-related field with significant work experience in an academic library. Must have demonstrable knowledge of contemporary fine arts, including its sources of documentation. Ability to identify and selectively acquire fine arts publications to enhance the library’s collection. Familiarity with ARTstor and ability to become an expert ARTstor user; knowledge of digitization issues highly desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills, good time management skills, and advanced organizational ability. Public service orientation is essential.

$40-50,000 / annually commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Application Instructions

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #1991)
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
fax 510.594.3681

Application Deadline: Applications received by June 11, 2010, will receive priority consideration. Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.

CCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Job Posting: Library Technical Assistant IV (Curatorial Fellow), NYPL



The New York Public Library seeks candidates for a two year Library Technical Assistant IV (Curatorial Fellow) temporary position in the Wallach Division of Art Prints, and Photographs.


The Library Technical Assistant IV (Curatorial Fellow) will be a fully integrated member of the Photography Collection, with an emphasis on processing and cataloging photographs and making them accessible to researchers in the Prints and Photographs Study Room and across Web-based platforms. The Library Technical Assistant IV will also provide general curatorial support to the Curator of Photography. Duties include:

Providing public service for the Collection.
Maintaining departmental accession files.
Responding to inquiries about the Collection.
Coordinating projects with Wallach Division and Collections Strategy staff and volunteers.
Assisting with exhibitions and loans.
Assisting with research and writing on Collection material and proposed acquisitions
Other related duties as required. Position includes benefits.


Bachelor’s degree in the humanities.
Master’s degree in art history or related field or in the final stages of, or having recently completed, a PhD preferred.
Successfully demonstrated reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Successfully demonstrated commitment to scholarship in art history, preferably in the field of photography.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a positive outlook on a broad range of tasks.
Familiarity with computer cataloging of visual materials, preferably in TMS (The Museum System), preferred.

job posting – arts librarian

Hi everyone,

A visual and performing arts librarian position recently became available at Florida State University. This is my old job so I can attest that it is a great position for a new librarian who wants to get a lot of experience.

For more information and to apply, visit the Florida State University job site at https://jobs.fsu.edu. (Job ID #31467)

Job Posting: Digital Services Library Associate, NYSID


Date Posted

Position Digital Services Library Associate

Description The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), the only institution of higher learning in New York devoted exclusively to the design of the interior environment, seeks an individual to support the technology infrastructure of the library, liaise directly with IT and academic computing, and assist faculty with digital images for teaching, as well as other technology needs.

• Manage digital assets for the library, including images, archival collections, and electronic theses
• Work directly with faculty to help them create, manage and use digital assets in teaching
• Work closely with librarians to continuously update and keep library website design relevant and uniform in appearance across all platforms, including online resource subject guides and a library blog
• Responsible for basic website development
• Work with library staff to create and edit video tutorials for students and faculty
• Manage electronic resources including indexes and full text databases to ensure off-campus access
• Create instructional guides for technology equipment use in library
• Keep abreast of current trends in technology as relevant to the library
• Manage photo copiers and accompanying vendor relationship
• Work scheduled hours on the main service desk of the library, with very occasional night or weekend shifts
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library

Requirements: A BFA/BA in one or more of the following: Interior Design, Architecture, Fine Arts, Art History, Humanities or background in Educational Technology. Skill sets in Photoshop CS4, Dreamweaver, html, scanners, basic knowledge of library databases, catalogs and other online environments. Strong customer service skills.

Preferred: MA, MFA or MLS and 1-3 years of work experience. XML/XSLT, JavaScript, CSS, basic AutoCAD.

NY School of Interior Design
New York, NY County
Email Address resumes@nysid.edu
Website URL http://www.nysid.edu

NYSID provides an outstanding benefits package and a collegial and supportive work environment. Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@nysid.edu


Job Posting: Associate Librarian, Bard College

via ALA JobList:

Associate Librarian

Bard College,
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 04/07/10

Associate Librarian
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson river, is seeking a full-time Associate Librarian to support an active graduate research center library. The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of contemporary art and curatorial practices from the 1960’s to the present day. For additional information about CCS Bard, please visit www.bard.edu/ccs.

The Associate Librarian will assist in the day-to-day collection management and public service activities for the CCS Library including; technical services, processing, description, and cataloging, processing course reserves, providing access and public service activities, training & supervising work of student assistants, research and correspondence related to collection development projects.

The successful candidate will have their MLS (ALA-accredited) and a minimum of 2 years original and copy cataloging experience in an academic or research environment. In addition, demonstrated experience in the cataloging of non-print materials, including electronic resources is required. The successful candidate will have knowledge of reference resources, both print and electronic, for the contemporary arts, international contemporary art movements, artists, and communities and be detail-oriented, inquisitive and flexible, with good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to prioritize competing tasks. Spanish language skills preferred. A complete job description can be found at www.bard.edu/employment.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and the names of three references to recruit@bard.edu. Subject line: Associate Librarian 10019. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE
Email recruit@bard.edu to apply for this job.

Job Posting: Digitization Specialist-ICFA, Dumbarton Oaks

via VRA-L:

Title: Digitization Specialist-ICFA (Image Collections and Fieldwork
Archives), Byzantine collection

Location: DUMBARTON OAKS – Library. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
and Collection is located in Georgetown in the Washington, DC area.
Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, is dedicated to
supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and
Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, symposia,
exhibitions and publications. The Byzantine collection of ICFA includes
approximately one-half million photographs in different formats as well
as fieldwork papers and records.

Reports To: Gunder Varinlioglu, Byzantine Assistant Curator

Grade: 51, ($29K min): Final salary to be determined by education,
experience and skill sets. Full-time, non-exempt. Full range of
benefits. This is a one year term appointment with the possibility of up
to two one year extensions.

Function: Supervise and coordinate the digitization and cataloguing of
the collection of photographs and fieldwork archives. Make the
information available for scholars and researchers around the world.
Answer researcher queries both on site and via email.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Catalogue photographs using Harvard University’s OLIVIA

2. Supervise and coordinate the digitization and cataloguing

3. Digitize photographic prints, films, and archival papers using a
flat-bed scanner and/or a professional digital SLR camera and/or
oversight of this process.

4. Process and upload images files to Harvard University’s Digital
Repository Service and link them to OLIVIA database records.

5. Review database records for consistency and accuracy.

6. Process and fulfill photo order inquiries by phone, mail, email
and onsite.

7. Participate with the Assistant Curator to organize the
collection for faster and easier access; write reports that evaluate and
discuss the contents of the collection.

8. Supervise and train temporary employees on office procedures,
preparing collection inventories, tasks pertaining to the preservation
and organization of photographic and archival holdings.

9. Other related duties as required.


1. M.L.S. or M.A. in Art History or Archaeology required with
undergraduate degree in Art History or Medieval Studies preferred
2. Experience in creating and managing databases, processing
images, scanning and using a digital camera
3. Strong computer skills
4. Accuracy and attention to detail
5. Excellent interpersonal skills
6. Desire to work in an academic environment
1. Experience with and/or knowledge of archival practices
2. Experience and/or interest in digital humanities
3. Previous experience in a visual resources collection, library,
or museum
4. Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages:
Russian, Modern Greek, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Italian, French, German,
or Arabic

Application: Provide CV or resume and letter of application
highlighting the areas of interest and match between your education,
skill sets and experience and those required and preferred for this
position with three (3) letters of recommendation.
Apply to: jobs2009@doaks.org, or fax to 202-337-5940, or mail to
Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St, NW, Washington, DC 20007.



Job Posting: Project Archivist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

via ARLIS-L:

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks an experienced archivist to manage and expand the institutional archives program for the museum. The Project Archivist is a full-time, two-year position funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation. The successful candidate will report to the Head Librarian.

Job Responsibilities:

Review and complete assessment and appraisal of archival materials according to professional standards.
Assess and maintain archival guidelines, policies and procedures.
Develop retention guidelines for museum-wide use.
Implement a plan for the arrangement and description of museum records in a manner consistent with standard professional practices.
Process and create finding aids for priority collections to make them accessible to the public.
Facilitate online posting of finding aids.
Collaborate with library staff in contributing original cataloging of archival records to OCLC.
Recognize and respond to immediate conservation needs discovered. during the appraisal process and determine short and long-term storage plans.
Provide information for reports to the granting agency.

Desired Qualifications:

Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration or specialization in archival management and/or archival certification.
Background in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field preferred.
Strong project management skills.
Minimum of three to five years experience processing archives and preparing finding aids.
Strong working and theoretical knowledge of archival management, arrangement and description.
Familiarity with MARC, AACR2r, LCSH, DACS, EAD and Archivist Toolkit.
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of preservation practices.
Ability to lift and move materials weighing 40-45 lbs.

For consideration, please submit a resume to:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Human Resources Department
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Fax: (323) 857-4720
E-Mail: jobs@lacma.org

Or via our online application system at:


Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

via ALA JobList:

Posting Number: 0600155
Title: Visual Resources Librarian
Posting Type: Internal/External
Working Title:
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Hiring Department: LIBRARY
Position Summary: A key library managerial position reporting to the Director of Library Services and supervising 2.6 FTE staff. Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the visual resources department, including the image, film, video and picture collections. Provide reference, collection development and instructional services. Provide leadership in the development and use of digital images; oversee materials collection.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or an equivalent combination of education and experience; BA or higher degree in art history strongly preferred. Minimum five years professional visual resources or relevant academic library experience required. Knowledge of issues and standards for visual resources cataloging. Strong technology background especially in emerging teaching and library technologies. Familiarity with current issues in digital imaging, rights management and pedagogy. Ability and interest in overseeing development of materials collection. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is helpful. Record of professional involvement expected.
Other Requirements:
Posting Date: 03-15-2010
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Full-Time
Other than regular hours (typically 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri.):
Hours/week and months/year: 12 month full time position
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include in your resume or cover letter the names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by April 15, 2010 will be assured full consideration.

RISD requires all applications to be submitted via this electronic system. If you are having difficulty processing your application, please contact Anj Shaw at jshaw01@risd.edu

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, The Art Institute of Washington

via LISjobs.com:

Job Title: Reference Librarian
Organization: The Art Institute of Washington
Location: Arlington, Virginia,

The Art Institute of Washington Library is seeking a Reference Librarian to provide reference, research, and information literacy instruction to the campus community.  Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Reference and information literacy instruction

Planning and assessment

Web site maintenance

Personnel supervision

Other duties as assigned

Desired skills include:

Knowledge of current theory, practices, and issues pertaining to information literacy

Ability to plan projects, report outcomes, and manage a variety of responsibilities

Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff

Familiarity with art, business, design, education, hospitality, or other subjects taught at the school

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to develop and maintain print and online resources

Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility

This position requires a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school.

To apply for this position please go to: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=2657

When applying, please mention that you saw this ad on LISjobs.com.

Job Posting: Temporary Cataloging Position, St. Lawrence University

via VRA-L:

Dear colleagues,

This year, St. Lawrence University is working on a grant-funded project to create a digital image collection of artwork by contemporary Nigerian artists.

I am looking to hire someone to catalog artwork by 14 artists who will each submit 15-50 items for the digital collection.

We plan to use ARTstor Core as the metadata schema and these controlled vocabularies: AAT, ULAN, TGN, and LC Subject and Name Authorities.

Please contact me off-list for more information.


Catherine Tedford, Director
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery
St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

315 229-5174 (ph)
315 229-7445 (fax)