Job Posting: Coordinator Slide Library, Northwestern University


Coordinator Slide Library (Digital Productions Assistant), Northwestern University Evanston Campus 

Job Summary: The Digital Productions Assistant provides support for digitization requests covering a variety of digital content. This position assists in the ingestion of digital content on both the technical and descriptive level. This position is the initial contact for all orders from Digital Collections patrons, routing intake for all production services. (The primary work location for this position will be the Main Library, but will spend some hours each week working in the Kresge building on the Evanston campus, and will be posted to other locations as needed to conduct collections inventories.) Specific Responsibilities: Processes digitization requests for all orders at first point of submission, and assists with intake of existing digital content; Prepares orders by searching relevant resources such as ARTstor and the local OPAC to avoid duplication of production work; Helps expedite orders and requests, and communicates with staff on technical and descriptive issues pertaining to digital content; Assists with inventorying items for digitization projects; Assists with the inventory, maintenance, and tracking of equipment, and orders supplies; Provides basic technical support for staff and end users; Performing related duties as required or assigned. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; Advanced working knowledge of digital video, audio, or image applications; Experience in a service-oriented environment. Preferred Qualifications: Previous museum, visual resources, or academic or research library experience; College level course work in Digital Media, Art, Photography, Film, or a related field; Previous digitization experience. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Date Posted: 2/21/2010 Coord Slide Library Northwestern University Evanston Campus. You can access the Northwestern University Careers site by going to: If you are an Internal Applicant, click on the link “Northwestern Community Job Opportunities.” If you are a new or returning External Applicant, click on the link “New or Returning External Applicants Job Opportunities.” Once you are on the Careers Home page, please follow the below steps to view the Coord Slide Library position: 1. Click on the “Advanced Search” link located in the Basic Job Search box. 2. Type: Coord Slide Library into the Keywords text box. 3. Click on the Search button to view the search results. 

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, Lesley University


Job Title: Visual Resources Curator
Organization: Art Institute of Boston Library, Lesley University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts,

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for the development, cataloging and maintenance of visual resources in art, consisting of digital image collections. This position reports to the Art Institute of Boston Librarian, and will interface with the University’s integrated arts, art history and studio art programs.  Responsibilities include: providing students and faculty with access to digital art images; developing a local digital image collection in collaboration with faculty and librarians; cataloging art images according to the VRC core metadata standards; instructing individuals and classes on the use of image databases; providing reference and circulation support for a vibrant art library. 

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in art discipline. Previous experience working with visual resources in an academic environment is required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some early morning or evening hours.

Application Information:

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Job Posting: Fine Arts Librarian, University of Utah

via ALA JobLIST:

Fine Arts Librarian
J. Willard Marriott Library
Fine Arts Librarian Search – Spring 2010

Brief Description
The Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts and Architecture Library, housed in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, is seeking an innovative and creative librarian to work in an exciting and recently renovated learning environment of free and open inquiry combined with a commitment to excellence in service. Reporting to the Head of Fine Arts, responsibilities of the Fine Arts Librarian will include specialized research assistance, instruction, collection development for print and digital resources, outreach, and digital projects in the areas of the visual arts, art history, architecture, music, ballet, modern dance, film and theatre. Opportunities exist for building collaborations across the library, campus, and community in support of Fine Arts and interdisciplinary work. This individual will help users blend visual and textual resources in support of a new University of Utah visual, information and technology literacy initiative. This program is being developed to embed teaching of these literacies into the undergraduate curriculum to prepare students for life and work in the 21st century.

Required qualifications
•ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent academic credential, by June 2010.
•Academic background of Art, Art History or related discipline, demonstrated through undergraduate or advanced degree, coursework, and/or work experience.
•Demonstrated aptitude for, or experience in, successful user-centered public service:
•Teaching and training, including classroom instruction and the creation of lesson plans and learning objects.
•Research assistance in person, by email, and synchronous chat service.
•Comfortable using both PC and Macintosh platforms.
•Proficiency with basic productivity software, in particular Microsoft Word.
•Experience using image design tools and software (Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Paint, etc.).
•Demonstrated aptitude for, or experience in, learning and using new types of technology and software.
•Demonstrated aptitude for, or experience in, innovative and effective leadership.
•Demonstrated aptitude for, or experience in, successful project management.
•Demonstrated aptitude for, or experience in, managing the work of others.
•Demonstrated effective writing and oral communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals, groups, and on a team in a collaborative, diverse environment.
•Demonstrated ability to be flexible and positive in a changing work environment.
•Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize work.
•Ability to meet University’s requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency).
•Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (

Preferred qualifications
•Advanced degree or knowledge in Modern or Contemporary Art, Graphic Design, Animation, Film Studies, Architecture, Urban Planning, or Arts Education.
•Reading comprehension in one or more Western European or Asian languages.
•Experience using website design software (Vignette, Dreamweaver, Blackboard, HTML, CSS, etc).
•Experience with multimedia and studio software (FinalCut Pro, Logic Pro, iLife suite, etc).
•Experience with interactive media (synchronous and asynchronous) such as blogs, wikis, Second Life, podcasts, vodcasts, iTunesU.
•Knowledge of and experience with art conservation, storage, and exhibition installation.
•Knowledge of and experience with copyright and intellectual property issues, as they pertain to the fine arts.

$44,000 minimum

Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, professional development time.

Marriott Library is an ARL library with holding of nearly 3 million volumes, 32,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources. The University, with a student population of 29,000, is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City. The library has just completed a large-scale renovation which includes a state- of-the-art Knowledge Commons and a center to create multimedia digital content. Teaching facilities, used by campus and library instructors, include 18 classrooms, labs and seminar rooms and a 250 seat auditorium.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Application Procedures
Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone numbers, of three references electronically to: Applications received by March 15, 2010 will be given full consideration.

The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to: Director, Office of equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, (801) 581-8365 (V/Tdd). Please refer to our website for more complete information.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Miami Int’l Univ. of Art and Design


via ALA JobLIST:

Reference Librarian
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 students, faculty, and staff with development of research skills.
· Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
· Assist Director in the cataloguing and processing of new materials in all formats
· Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
· Serve as coordinator for collection development.
· Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
· Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
· Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget
· Develop, maintain library operations manual.
· Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development.
· 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.


· Ability to work evening library hours from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the flexibility to cover different schedules if needed. Ability to work Saturday hours as needed.
· Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school
· At least 3 to 5 years experience working in an academic library in a post-secondary institution
· Prior cataloguing experience preferred
· 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.

To Apply:

Internal candidates must first notify their immediate supervisor before contacting:

Siuberto Socarras
Director of Human Resources
Miami International University of Art & Design

Apply by visiting this link:

Job Posting: Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist, Columbia College Chicago

via VRA-L

Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist, POS 283

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications, in a liberal arts setting. The Library Department is currently seeking a Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist to report to the Head of College Archives & Digital Collections

Manages the digital assets and digital collections of Columbia College Chicago Library and works with staff, faculty and students to identify digital resource needs for the College community. Assists with the acquisition and implementation of new digital collections. Provides expertise and advice in the development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections throughout the College. Responsible for the maintenance of web-based access to local and remote digital content. Participates in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies related to digital content.

* Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content * Maintains the custom-built front-end system for the Library’s Fedora digital content system * Manages project workflows for digital library * Develops and/or coordinates usability studies related to digital collections * Collaborates with Library and campus IT to ensure hardware needs * Participates in grant proposal writing process and budget planning * Assists with training and instruction on creation and use of digital collections * Engages in liaison activities with college department(s) including collection development responsibilities * Other duties as assigned

* ALA accredited MLS or an advanced degree in a relevant disciplinary field * Demonstrated experience in use of relevant digital library/archives metadata standards and technologies * Demonstrated experience in web development and authoring * Demonstrated experience in managing digital collection projects and workflows * Demonstrated experience with digital library/archive systems and automation techniques, especially open source solutions * Knowledge of digital preservation strategies, technologies, and standards * Knowledge of established thesauri and vocabularies used in library digital collections * Strong oral and written communication skills * Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students * Experience working in an academic library preferred Strong preference will be given to applicants with 2 or more years experience using Fedora Commons, PHP, XML, XPaths, XForms, XSL, Tomcat, LAMP set-ups, SQL, Javascript, XHTML/CSS and demonstrated knowledge of FOXML or METS, PREMIS, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core, EAD

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, LGBTQ, disabled, international, and minority individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Electronic submissions only – For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to:<> by February 15, 2010

Job Posting: Part time Archivist Position Open, for non-profit arts organization in Manhattan

Part time Archivist Position Open, for non-profit arts organization in Manhattan

Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) seeks an enthusiastic Archivist to develop, maintain, and provide access to the physical and digital archives for Asian American contemporary artists.

About the Organization and Archives:

Asian American Arts Centre brings cultural events in the visual and traditional arts to the general public since its establishment in 1974. Its aim is to address the distinctive concerns of Asian Americans in the United States, and their linkages to other cultural communities. Founded as a not-for-profit community arts organization, AAAC specializes in contemporary art exhibitions and archives that engage viewers in the historical and cultural presence of Asian American artists and those Americans influenced by Asia.

AAAC Artist Archive, a research archive of over 1,500 entries dating back to 1945, has been developed from the original slide archive that started in 1982. Artist vertical files have been accumulated documenting the history of Asian Pacific American artists in the United States. The first portion of it will be available as the first-of-its-kind digital archive on in the summer of 2009.

Minimum Qualifications:

– Master’s Degree in Archival Management, or Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a focus in archival and special collections studies. Equivalent degree or experience with a practicum or internship can be considered.

– Demonstrate understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections; understanding of current archival best practices and standards

– Some experience with digital preservation and metadata creation using professional standards such as AAT

– Commitment to professional growth; intellectual curiosity and engagement with archival issues

– Excellent organizational, time and project management skills

– Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills in English. Other Asian languages a plus.

– Ability to work independently; to take initiative and to exercise sound judgment

– Strong work ethic; commitment to diversity; ability to handle complex procedures is key

Preferred Qualifications:

– Experience working with artwork on paper, slides and photographs, or other visual materials

– 1-2 years successful experience for a digitization project

– Academic background in Asian / Asian American visual art, or art history

– Experience with digital assets management systems and imaging equipment

– Experience creating a successful grant application

Employment Period & Rate of Pay:

Starting Jan 2010; 14-16 hours per week; a wage of $12.50/hour or more depending on qualifications.

How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter stating why you are interested in this position (description of education/work experience highlighting those most influential), and a writing sample (this is for us to see your ability to think and write logically).

Email materials ASAP to

Robert Lee at

Asian American Arts Centre

111 Norfolk St

New York, NY 10002

212 233 2154

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – at Vanderbilt University

Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – (KCB17626) at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and
creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.
Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the
quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly
intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.

Our Mission
To be a truly preferred place to work nationally, being THE model of
excellence in customer service, response time, accuracy of information and
pride of affiliation with our institution.

Job Description:

Develops, manages, and maintains the history of art digital image
collections; in collaboration with the digital imaging specialist, implements
the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art
history; performs research necessary to catalog images of artworks; assists
collection users; trains and supervises assistants.

Minimum Requirements:
This position requires a Master’s degree, preferably in the History of Art
and/or MLS, and a minimum of 24 months of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:
Prefer applicants who received both BA and MA in Art History
Visual Resources Library experience; knowledge of digital image
production and software a must.
Knowledge of image cataloging and the ability to assign image
metadata according to VRA Core 4.0 and Cataloging Cultural
Objects Standards
Use and application of controlled vocabularies, including Getty
Vocabularies, LCSH, and TGN2; relational cataloging database
software, with a preference for VCat in FileMaker Pro
Use of Microsoft Excel to export catalog metadata as csv files for
importing into the MDID2 image database, advanced skills with

standard and specialized computer software such as Photoshop.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Oversees and implements the acquisition of images requested by
faculty, working with existing material, and/or locating images in print
or commercial sources with the goal of providing high quality images
for use in instruction.
Implements the cataloging of images of art according to the
established system; conducts research necessary to catalog.
Trains and supervises regular and student assistants in the
performance of various duties related to both analog and digital
Develops policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex
problems related to user requests; assists with research and special
Keeps pertinent acquisition records, including appropriate
documentation of sources.
Collaborates in the selection and ordering of equipment and
Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:
Please apply online at  (Requisition No.:KCB17626) by
December 31, 2009.  Applicants will need to create a candidate profile and
upload a copy of your cover letter and résumé.
This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).
Hours are 9:00am until 4:30pm; Monday thru Friday.
Salary ranges up to $45,749.60 annually; dependent upon years of
education and experience.
Experience may be substituted for education: basic qualification
requirement on a 2:1 basis (2 years of experience for each year of
education required, but not attained)
Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker
Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In
accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all
enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

Job Posting: Visiting Visual Resources Collection Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Visual Resources Collection Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Visiting Visual Resources Collection (VRC) Curator will manage a College-wide key teaching
resource serving faculty in Art History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and other FAA units.
The FAA VRC Curator will oversee the acquisition, processing and cataloguing of digital images
for FAA faculty’s teaching and research needs; maintain course web sites; and supervise
graduate assistants and part-time student workers. The VRC Curator will coordinate with the
University Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator and will participate in the University Library
group that is implementing ArtSTOR’s “Shared Shelf” platform on this campus.

1. Develop and maintain collections: In consultation with faculty, the Curator will continue
the VRC’s transition to digital images and will coordinate with the University Library
regarding campus-wide metadata standards.
2. Provide end user support: Train, assist and troubleshoot for faculty in the use of ArtSTOR
and other digital image databases.
3. Oversee course web sites: In consultation with faculty, organize and regularly update
course web sites.
4. Contribute to campus ARTstor “Shared Shelf” initiative: Coordinate with University
Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator, and other staff and faculty supporting visual
resource collections and services, to configure this platform for diverse user groups on
5. Technology Liaison: Work with FAA academic units and University Educational
Technology office to establish and coordinate effective hardware and software support for
teaching with digital images.
6. Visual Resources Professional Activity: Maintain active involvement in relevant
professional groups such as VRA, ARLIS/NA in order to keep abreast of developments in
the field of Visual Resource management

Master’s degree in art history, architectural history, library science, or related field. Expertise in
digital image collection, production, and management, including thorough knowledge of digital
imaging, scanning and correction, web-design (HTML and XML), PowerPoint, copystand
photography. Proficiency with ArtSTOR including its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). Familiarity with
metadata standards such as VRA Core 4.0, data content standards such as Cataloging Cultural
Objects (CCO), and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus,
Union List of Artist Names, Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. Strong computer skills with
proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills. Demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail. Ability to work
independently and as a team member and to effectively delegate and supervise others. Prior
experience managing digital visual resources to support use in an academic or research setting.
Knowledge of European or Asian languages desirable.
This is a full-time, visiting position (may become regular position at future date). Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable.

Application materials
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2010. Please create
your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and full contact
information for 3 references to:
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration,
faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also
embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.


For more information contact:
Prof. Lisa Rosenthal, Chair
VRC Curator Search
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Art and Design
143 Art and Design Building
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820