Job Posting: Associate Librarian, Bard College

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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

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

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and the names of three references to Subject line: Associate Librarian 10019. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE
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Job Posting: Digitization Specialist-ICFA, Dumbarton Oaks

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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:, 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

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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

Or via our online application system at:

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

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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

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, The Art Institute of Washington


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:

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Job Posting: Temporary Cataloging Position, St. Lawrence University

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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)

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

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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


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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: