Job posting: Learning Commons Coordinator, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks a Learning Commons Coordinator. This is a full-time position with duties commencing on or about September 1, 2018.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Learning Commons Coordinator at Maine College of Art is a newly designed position tasked with developing and implementing the vision for a learning commons that will bring together the library and tutorial services. In an effort to bridge the College’s academic services and supports, the Learning Commons Coordinator will oversee MECA’s Learning Studio, manage tutoring and research support, oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the library collection, and will teach two courses each year. As an integral component of the research and support services provided by the College, the position will interface closely with faculty, students, staff, and the larger MECA community to help meet the academic goals and mission of the library as well as the institution at large.

The Learning Commons Coordinator’s duties include the hiring, supervising, and training of tutors and student workers, student tutoring, research support as needed, collection maintenance, and administrative tasks. The Learning Commons Coordinator collaborates with the Dean’s Office and reports to the START team on occasion to assist with early intervention of students experiencing academic challenges. As a faculty position, the Learning Commons Coordinator will also teach two courses each year based on educational background and subject specialties.

The position reports to the Library Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides research support to students, faculty, and staff as needed
  • Facilitates workshops for students covering library resources, research, and study skills
  • Participates actively in the planning and decision-making of both tutorial services and the library
  • Works to actively carry out the values of the College’s Diversity Statement and Compact both within the library and at the College at large
  • Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates tutors and library student workers
  • Tutors students on occasion
  • Oversees the maintenance of the library’s physical collections
  • Maintains circulation and other statistics to document library and tutoring activities
  • Manages office and library supplies, including inventories and ordering
  • Will teach two courses per year
  • Works with the Library Director on special projects as required
  • Serves on MECA committees as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Education, Rhetoric / Composition, English, Art History, Art Theory, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • At least two years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of library circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging procedures
  • Familiarity with the learning commons model and/or tutoring services in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Comprehensive understanding of how libraries and higher education can serve the needs of users from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong background in art and design curriculum
  • Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated management skills, such as interpersonal skills, aptitude for one-on-one and classroom teaching, and experience working with diverse learning styles
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective and collegial working relations with staff, students, faculty, and administration
  • Highly adaptable and responds well to change
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in emerging technologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and the ability to facilitate communication with the library and with key constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in library services in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success/achievement
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • BA/BFA in art or art-related field

COMPENSATION + BENEFITS

Salary range $44,000 — $48,000 depending on experience; health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made, with a targeted start date of September 1, 2018. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place “Learning Commons Coordinator [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement; (4) a teaching philosophy; (5) relevant scholarly publications (if available); (6) a list of five references with contact information, one of which should be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

INSTITUTION

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art­ and design ­oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Job posting: Library Associate, Circulation and Technical Services, Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art- NYC, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Library Associate, Circulation and Technical Services. This full-time position is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills.

The Library Associate is a key member of both the technical services and circulation departments, responsible for ensuring accurate access and inventory control of the library’s collection. Core tasks include receiving, processing, barcoding, and cataloging physical and digital collections in both MARC and non-MARC formats to international standards; performing quality control and resolving discrepancies for bibliographic records, utilizing Sierra software; sending and receiving orders and invoices in accordance with international EDIFACT protocols from all major book vendors; loading bibliographic records via FTP from bibliographic cataloging vendors and communicating with them for proper quality control; processing materials for offsite, withdrawals, and Wert commercial bookbinding; departmental library management and maintenance; managing cataloging of the reference collection in the Drawings and Prints; processing books for departmental libraries; managing daily recalls (average of 120 per month) between curatorial staff; and conducting a detailed inventory of library materials checked out to Museum staff. Provides outstanding service to all library patrons at the Circulation and Registration Desks on a daily basis.

This position reports to the Associate Manager of Circulation and Reader Services. The schedule is MondayFriday.

Please submit a cover letter stating your interest and your CV, addressed to the search committee to lib.search@metmuseum.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

  • Utilizes knowledge of RDA/AACR2 and the LC Classification system to create high quality descriptive and technical metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats for both physical and digital collections; catalogs research materials in all formats according to national standards
  • Assists with data loads of bibliographic and authority records and financial data from vendors using EDIFACT, systems maintenance, and Sierra library software
  • Assists in processing and cataloging of gifts for Watson and departmental libraries
  • Assists with collection management including offsite processing, withdrawals, and departmental library maintenance
  • Collaborates with library staff to maximize the functionality of our integrated library software, Sierra, to assess best practices and streamline workflow for inventory, collections management, recall procedures, and cataloging
  • Manages the daily recall process of library materials between curatorial staff and the circulation of departmental library materials for Museum staff
  • Coordinates with departing Museum staff to ensure all library materials are returned
  • Maintains an ongoing and accurate inventory of materials checked out to Museum fellows
  • Processes overdue notices for departmental library books
  • Assists with the maintenance of the circulation database in Sierra, including creating and updating item and patron records
  • Responsible for cataloging the reference collection in the Drawings and Prints departmental library
  • Assists in departmental book retrieval and circulation for library patrons
  • Coordinates with curatorial departments to conduct a detailed inventory of library materials checked out to Museum staff
  • Provides outstanding customer service in daily Circulation and Registration Desk shifts
  • Occasional weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Skills:

  • Library experience required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to do detailed work accurately and independently required
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and also push or pull objects weighing 30-400 pounds on wheels (book trucks).

Knowledge and Education:

  • Work toward or completion of an MLS preferred
  • Experience using an automated integrated library system and preferred
  • Knowledge of RDA/AACR2, LC Classification and MARC21 preferred

The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum’s collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library’s holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library’s staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

The Museum’s library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum’s departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.

See https://www.metmuseum.org to learn more about the Museum’s libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries’ catalog, Watsonline.

Job posting: University Archivist, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Posting Details
Position Information
Working Title University Archivist
Position Type EHRA Tier II
Position Number 060112
Full/Part Time Full-time
School/Department Information
The Library and Learning Commons provides materials and services which support the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ education, artistic, and performance objectives, and which serve the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the school, as well as other members of the local community. As a unit of the Library, the Archives exists as the institutional memory of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, documenting the school’s history from its extraordinary beginning to its present day standing as one of the world’s premiere arts schools.

Work Schedule and hours
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
The Library and Learning Commons provides materials and services which support the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ education, artistic, and performance objectives, and which serve the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the school, as well as other members of the local community. As a unit of the Library, the Archives exists as the institutional memory of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, documenting the school’s history from its extraordinary beginning to its present day standing as one of the world’s premiere arts schools.

The University Archivist:
– Oversees cataloging, discovery, preservation, and promotion of the collection that documents the student, faculty, and institutional experience of the University using best practices and professional standards.

– Manages relationships with campus shareholders for the continual intake of institutional records and archival materials, both electronic and physical and in a range of types and formats. Administers University Records in compliance with the NC Public Records Act, and as liaison with the State Records Management Office.

– Supervises one part-time employee and Archives volunteers.

– Conducts continued outreach to campus shareholders, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors, to nourish creative teaching and learning on campus and to promote knowledge and understanding of the origins and development of the programs and goals of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Is an active part of the archives life cycle at UNCSA by promoting campus documentation of performance and the creative process.

– Integrates archival collections with course curricula by working closely with faculty, providing instructional sessions around primary sources, and exposing library users to UNCSA history through exhibitions, displays, social media, and other forms of outreach.

– Creates digital access points to all collections through current cataloging and description standards; articulates, manages, and trains staff on cataloging workflows.

– Supports researchers at UNCSA and external to the institution with an ability to adapt to new research paradigms in the arts and humanities.

– Serves on campus-wide committees as needed and remains professionally active to stay current with trends and changes in the profession.

– Coordinates with the University Librarian and the Office of Advancement on fundraising and grant writing efforts.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science/Archives & Records Management from an ALA-accredited institution with 2 years of professional experience as a librarian or archivist.

Preferred Qualifications
– Arts and/or humanities background

– Demonstrated experience working with diverse collections and shareholders

– Experience with curation and/or collection development

– Proven ability and enthusiasm for bringing innovation and creative thinking to the workplace

Terms of Employment E2
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Command of archival theory and best practices, both for physical and electronic collections.

– A strong knowledge of digitization and cataloging workflows as well as the born-digital archival lifecycle. Experience with archival content management systems as well as digital file formats, electronic records management, and digital persistence practice and theory.

– Ensures long-term retention of physical materials (non-electronic) with knowledge of preservation practice and storage.

– Knowledge of current copyright and privacy laws, donor restrictions, and permissions related to public access of paper and born digital records.

– Ability to supervise as well as work independently on projects. Ability to collaborate with the Library team and campus shareholders, as well as to identify and develop new partnerships that enhance the reputation and use of the UNCSA Archives.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number AS171P
Open Date 06/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Salary Range
Recruitment Range, if applicable
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an EHRA position.

PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.

Failure to complete the application process as required by state regulations WILL result in your application being rejected for the vacancy and you will not be considered for the position.

Other materials may be requested at a later time.

Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Original job posting

Job Posting: Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats – The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Librarian – Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats
Hiring department Humanities Rsch Ctr
Monthly salary $3,750
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-05-18-01-0080
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes
None provided

Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Additional Information
Purpose
To enhance access and discovery for a variety of Ransom Center collections, while contributing to cross-departmental metadata initiatives and shaping new cataloging approaches compatible with current and emerging initiatives.

Essential Functions
Performs original and complex copy cataloging in MARC according to established national guidelines and standards appropriate for printed, published, and visual materials,including but not limited to pre-1821 monographs, maps,playbills, ephemera, photo albums and portfolios, musical scores, and selected works of art. Maintains workflows and communication within the unit on issues requiring expertise and guidance in rare books and special formats cataloging. Collaborates with other Description and Access units and with UT Libraries in support of cross-departmental metadata transformation and catalog management and maintenance activities; contributes name authority records to PCC NACO. Trains Federal Work Study students and interns to advance the initiatives of the department and provides quality assurance to ensure integrity of the unit output.

Marginal/Incidental functions
Liaises with curators and other staff to acquire and track printed and published media; participates in weekly and occasional weekend public service or reference work; may participate in Center and campus committees and initiatives.

Required qualifications
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program, or international equivalent; Experience cataloging library materials, preferably rare books and special formats; Evidence of knowledge of MARC and non-MARC bibliographic exchange formats, metadata content standards, controlled vocabularies; Evidence of knowledge of the role and function of authority control; Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, balance multiple responsibilities, and adjust accordingly to changing priorities, needs, and deadlines; High level of initiative, self-motivation and self-development skills; Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively work with internal and external audiences in fostering an atmosphere of positive participation and communication. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
At least 2 years of experience post-MLIS managing workflows on a library setting and coordinating cataloging projects; Experience creating authority records, and contributing to PCC NACO; Experience cataloging serials or non-printed and published formats; Experience working with metadata transformation and mapping; Supervisory or training experience; Demonstrated awareness of new and emerging bibliographic standards and technologies, and a commitment to their effective application; Knowledge of rare material handling and preservation; Reading knowledge in one or more languages other than English; A record of professional engagement and service or willingness to develop one; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Working conditions
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving

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Job Posting: Digital Archivist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood, CA

TITLE
Digital Archivist
DESCRIPTION
Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
Perform content audits and verify fixity of born digital collections
Manage preservation ingests and monitor file-based workflows for proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
Train and onboard new users
Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance and workflows
Assist DMS Manager with documentation of workflows, policies and processes
Assist DMS Manager and Information Technology staff with data migration, quality control and testing of systems

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science required
Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Adlib collections management software and Open Text Media Management is a plus)
In-depth understanding of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on media formats for audio and moving image file formats
Demonstrated knowledge of workflows for audiovisual production, digital restoration of film, video and audio
Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time
EDUCATION
POSITION Digital Archivist
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt
OPEN DATE 5/21/2018
LOCATION Hollywood
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
EOE STATEMENT The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, the Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.

Original job posting

Fine and Performing Arts Librarian at Wayne State University

Librarian I/II/III

Learning & Research Support:  Fine and Performing Arts Librarian

Employment Security Status Track Appointment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian reports to the Associate Dean, University Libraries, and serves the faculty and students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, including the Departments of Art & Art History, Communication, Music, and Theater & Dance.  Additional subject areas within the humanities and social sciences may be assigned as appropriate.  The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian offers discipline-specific instruction, intensive discipline-specific research consultations, and discipline-specific reference assistance; serves as a resource for information on scholarly communication and copyright; and serves as a member of the libraries’ Instruction Team, with a focus on building students’ information literacy and research skills.  The full breadth of the position’s responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.

This position supports the Wayne State University mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. Wayne State students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. A successful Fine and Performing Arts Librarian must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science; strong commitment to teaching and public service; talent to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment; skills to analyze, organize, and present information; demonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasks; capacity to work independently or as a team member, and to communicate effectively with non-technical staff, vendors and other campus technology staff; familiarity with current trends in library technology along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; experience with literature in the arts or an undergraduate or advanced degree in the fine and performing arts or related field; library instruction experience; skills in using technologies to enhance instruction; experience in providing reference services, user education, information literacy, database searching, and in developing print and online instructional materials and tutorials; familiarity with current trends and issues in digital humanities and immersive technologies, such as makerspaces; experience with at least one of the leading learning management systems; established record or potential for professional achievement and service.

The Campus and University Libraries: The University Library System includes Learning and Research Support Services; Collection Management; Discovery Services; the Vera Shiffman Medical Library; the Arthur Neef Law Library; the Walter P. Reuther Library and Archives and Library Administrative Services. The School of Library and Information Science also reports to the Dean.  For more information, please visit: http://www.library.wayne.edu

Wayne State University Libraries

www.library.wayne.edu

The online resources and services of the Wayne State University Libraries

Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience.  Wayne State offers dental and health plan options, TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation benefits.

Application Procedure: Please submit electronically to posting #042775 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University’s ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should also provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which creates an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University.  Please contact Cynthia Krolikowski, Librarian IV, Special Collections, University Library System for additional information regarding the position at ac4979@wayne.edu.

Research + Instruction Librarian in Science/Art at RISD

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian with a focus on the sciences, to start in August 2017.

We recognize diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences, scholarship, service, and/or professional practice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In this newly conceived entry-level position, the Librarian will engage in research, reference, collection development, and instruction, with an emphasis in the sciences (broadly defined but with a particular emphasis on the natural sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences). The Librarian will work collaboratively to shape and implement multiple literacy practices within the library and on campus. In this capacity, the Librarian will have an affinity for, experience in, and/or an articulated understanding of broad interrelated and creative thinking about art, design, and science information and practice.

The Librarian will be based in Fleet Library and will work in collaboration with library staff as well as other colleagues in the other units within the Dean of Libraries’ interdisciplinary community – The Nature Lab, Campus Exhibitions, and the Writing Center.

We see the Library as a laboratory and platform for creativity and ideas. We seek to create an environment that understands and respects the past while inventing the future. Our approach to research, instruction, and collection development emphasizes strong disciplinary focus with an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.

As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Science Librarian engages in research and professional development, library instruction, research assistance, and collection development related to the sciences – with an emphasis on the intersection of science and art practices, broadly defined. In addition, the candidate will engage in outreach to the RISD community – encouraging and creating connections across campus – as well as chair a library committee based on skills and interests. This is a newly imagined position and it reports to the Dean of Libraries.

The RISD Library was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Library is centrally located in an award-winning adaptive reuse space on the first two floors of a former bank – the remainder of the building consists of student housing, dining facilities, and storage. The original banking hall serves as the library’s stunning main reading room. All of the library’s collections reside within the structure – a luxury that allows for resources to be available to the community at all times.

The Library includes an open stack collection of over 100,000 volumes, including a reference section, 1500 RISD masters’ theses, and 330 current periodicals. Specialized collections and storage include another 54,000+ volumes. Print collections focus on art, architecture, and design, with approximately 15% currently focused on supporting areas of the humanities and social and physical sciences. Specialized collections include artists’ books, zines, rare books, an institutional archive, a materials resource library, and a picture collection.

The Library is building its digital platforms and currently hosts and operates an online institutional repository – Digital Commons @RISD – that collects and presents faculty and student research and creative work, college records and history, and materials from specialized collections.

RISD has a distinguished history of providing inspired leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates the campus.
Since its founding, RISD has pursued its mission to educate the public about the important role of art and design within society. That pursuit in conjunction with the STEM to STEAM RISD-led initiative makes this position particularly relevant and exciting. The goal of STEAM is to truly explore the combined thinking and practice of scientists, artists, designers, and technologists. The sciences are integrated throughout RISD‘s campus in different departments and are highlighted in the Digital + Media program, increased emphasis on the sciences in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, and the exceptional Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports librarians’ professional practice with sabbaticals, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD offers a critical review process, which is similar to the tenure process.
All librarians are members of a collective bargaining unit, the Full-time Faculty Association (NEARI/NEA).

Functions/Duties

·         Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, instructing patrons in the use of online and in person catalogs and collections in the arts and sciences.

·         Write and edit resources guides and explore platforms for sharing resources and telling the story of research through technologies and tools.

·         Provide orientation and research instruction – in groups and one-on-one – to RISD students, faculty, and staff with traditional library resources as well as using emerging technologies.

·         Support the development of information literacy (and multiple literacy) practices within the library and across campus.

·         Participate in the promotion, outreach, and marketing of library collections, resources, services, and projects.

·         Contribute to collection development initiatives and build access to science literature and resources with limited resources. Develop a suite of resources that aggregates and curates open access/open data/open source science resources applicable to artists, designers, makers, and creative thinkers across disciplines.

·         Serve on library, college faculty, and administrative committees.

·         Engage in professional development and research activities to advance the profession, your work, and your development as a librarian, colleague, and member of a local and global community.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an individual interested in defining, experimenting with, and building information systems, collections, and instruction related to and inspired by the sciences as well as art and design. We are seeking a colleague who has demonstrated (in scholarship, community engagement, education, or practice) creativity and curiosity within the field of librarianship.

·         ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Degree (or relevant experience) in a scientific discipline – with particular emphasis in biology, mathematics, design science, or the physical sciences.

·         One to three years professional experience providing research, reference, instruction, or public service in a library, laboratory, or research setting.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical, as is an ability to think critically and articulate ideas clearly. We are seeking an ideas person who enjoys working on a team and is generous and open to thinking that challenges their own.

·         Ability to work collegially and generously within a small team that is flexible and extremely responsive to users.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Knowledge of contemporary art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art school setting.

·         Knowledge of print and electronic resources – particularly open access, open data, and open source resources. We are an art school and this position will support scientific research in that context.

·         Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in the arts, sciences, and related areas.

·         Background in library technologies and emerging technologies – with a curiosity (and healthy skepticism) about current trends.

·         Reading knowledge of a language other than English.

·         Fearlessness (with a healthy dose of common sense)

Candidates who submit their materials before May 15, 2017 are assured full consideration. For more information, visit www.risd.edu/jobs.

Digital Asset Manager at The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection: Employment Opportunity

Title:                           Digital Asset Manager

Department:               Collection Management

Reports to:                  Chief Registrar

General Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Registrar, the Digital Asset Manager is charged with developing the infrastructure of the museum’s digital asset platform, and leading efforts in migrating and organizing exiting media, chiefly images, to meet the Menil Collection’s strategic digital initiatives and future implementation of a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

Specific Duties

  1. Work closely with the Menil Archives, and Curatorial, Communications, Publishing, External Affairs and Conservation Departments, to consolidate the museum-wide image and media usage and storage and establish consistent standards, policies, and procedures regarding the same.
  2. Create and enforce naming taxonomies and metadata scheme, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, and ensure application documentation is up-to-date.
  3. Distribute assets to internal users and external partners.
  4. Enforce digitization and photography standards.
  5. Lead training and education for staff.
  6. With the recent implementation of The Museum System (TMS) and Share Point software, and in the early stages of redeveloping the institution’s website, act as a vital hub within the museum’s larger digital and technological goals.
  7. Facilitate the integration of digital media assets into the TMS database from all museum departments, and work closely with IT staff and staff in departments across the institution to improve access to digital assets for daily use, special projects, and initiatives.
  8. Collaborate with and advise TMS administrator on configuration and customization of the TMS server application and other software for image handling and metadata application.
  9. Provide quality control for all metadata to assure accuracy and consistency across the institution. This includes the developing and managing of metadata tools, controlled vocabularies and other metadata standardization solutions.
  10. Assist in bringing existing assets up to appropriate standards, including reorganization of file directories and metadata cleanup projects.
  11. Provide functional support to individual staff DAM software users with technical support from the TMS administrator.
  12. Work closely with TMS administrator to improve and expand the distribution of and access to still image, video, and other digital assets for museum staff and external clients.

Qualifications

  1. BA or BS in Library Science, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. 3-4 years practical experience in a museum, archives, or library image archive, including: database management, software administration, digital rights management, metadata standards and practices, file formatting, and data migration.
  3. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels across the institution, and with outside organizations and vendors.
  4. Experience with TMS, digital asset management systems, and print and media technologies.
  5. A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well as independently.
  7. Must possess the drive and focus necessary to improve and expand the distribution of and access to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibition assets through digital media.
  8. Team player with the ability to organize information at a high level, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and creatively solve problems.

Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to:  Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.  Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

 

 

 

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Research Library at the Yale Center for British Art will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship through February 1, 2017. Details of the fellowship and instructions on how to apply are at http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

Job Post: Librarian (Cataloguer), Moving Image Section, Library of Congress National Audio/Video Conservation Centre, Culpeper, VA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434460300/

The Librarian (Cataloger) position reports to the Processing Unit Head, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services. The MBRS Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the moving image and sound recording collections of the Library of Congress. Content contained on a variety of moving image and sound recording formats and in a number of different languages is cataloged, including associated documentation pertaining to or describing the collections.

The incumbent catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of moving image materials. Resolves problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the most difficult problems and assists in ensuring that records are compatible with appropriate national and international standards. The incumbent trains and reviews the work of technicians, temporary staff, interns, and catalogers functioning at lower levels of proficiency in the cataloging and processing duties assigned them.

This position is located in the Processing Unit, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 337471.