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

Posting Website


Pittsburgh, PA

Open Date

Feb 06, 2022


Mar 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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


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

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

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

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

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

Application Instructions

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

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

Job Post: Liaison Librarian for the School of Interactive Arts & Technologies, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC


The deadline for this job competition is May 2nd, 2016.

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Librarian for Interactive Arts & Technology and Publishing. Reporting to the Head, Fraser Library, this full-time, term (August 2, 2016 to July 28, 2017) position will be based at Fraser Library, Surrey campus and will support the School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) at the Surrey campus and the Publishing program at the Vancouver campus.

This position will be attractive to a very adaptable and innovative individual with excellent communication and collaborative skills and a strong public service focus; one who is highly motivated to embrace new technologies and to provide services to faculty and students.


  • Act as liaison between the SFU Library and the faculty, staff and students in SIAT and Publishing at the Surrey and Vancouver campuses.
    • Promote library services and collections and report the discipline’s requirements to the appropriate area of the library.
    • In collaboration with Collections Management develop, assess, and manage information resources in all formats to address the teaching and research needs of SIAT and Publishing. This may include maintaining the collection policy; maintaining profiles for approval plans; reviewing subscriptions; selecting material; providing budget oversight; other collection activities.
    • Communicate with faculty and students in SIAT and Publishing about trends in scholarly communication and publishing, and promote the library’s programs in this area.
  • Provide instruction and assistance to students and faculty in the use of information sources through instructional seminars, guides, and individual consultations.
  • Provide in-person and online reference service in all disciplines as a member of a team serving students and faculty in an active research environment.
  • Work with other library staff on project teams and committees.
  • Develop professional knowledge, skills, and disciplinary expertise on a continuing basis.
  • Participate in professional organizations.
  • Note that while the current assignment is for SIAT and Publishing, areas may be reassigned as needed.


  • MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Reference, collections, and instruction experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist students and faculty in a busy research environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to master electronic information sources thoroughly and quickly.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and delivering instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial team environment.
  • Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Reference and collections experience in a related discipline.
  • Broad knowledge of bibliographic tools and electronic resources in a related discipline.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Experience with education technology products.
  • Degree in related discipline.

Job Posting: Arts & Architecture Librarian, UNC Charlotte, NC

The Arts and Architecture Librarian will provide research support to students and faculty to help them achieve their academic and professional goals, will design and teach instructional sessions, create online research guides, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

  • Actively engage with academic programs, university and external communities in assigned subject areas
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Manage the strategic and planning aspects of the Hight Architecture library, including research and reference, collection development, facility planning and management
  • Collaborate and work closely with the Architecture Library circulation supervisor, the Visual Resources Lecturer, and library and program staff at the Center City campus
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and monitor budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
    Perform other duties as assigned

More information and application: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6869

Job Posting: Liaison Librarian – Fine Arts, Denison University, OH

Full-time, Exempt, Salaried Position. 40 hour standard workweek. Additional evening/weekend hours required as job demands.

Basic Function 

Collaborate and partner with teaching faculty in the Fine Arts Division regarding campus-wide information literacy to determine instructional needs, methods, outcomes, and collection development and management. Participate in normal activities of all University librarians.

Essential Job Functions

Partner with the Fine Arts Division as the Liaison Librarian. Assist in providing instructional needs for the Division. Select and monitor library collections in all media in support of the Fine Arts in consultation with the Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Resources. Promote the use of information and technologies in research and teaching in consultation with the Assistant Director for Education and Research Services. Collaborate with teaching faculty in the Fine Arts to acquire and determine best use of information resources to enhance instructional methods and improve learning outcomes.

Participate in the normal activities of all librarians, including but not limited to general reference work including weekend and evening rotations, committee assignments, and basic and course-specific instruction. Perform collateral duties in library operations, such as digital-metadata creation, technology support for library personnel, or library web page maintenance, depending upon skills and interests of the Liaison and the needs of the library.

Minimum Qualifications 

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, completed or near completion, or equivalent master’s degree in an information-related field. Demonstrated subject expertise/degree in the fine arts. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and colleagues. Strong competency in written and oral communication. Ability to manage projects and programs. Demonstrated ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines. Demonstrated aptitude for detail-oriented work, while grasping major trends and exhibiting creative thinking. Demonstrated ability to create effective web pages or willingness to learn. Exhibit a strong public service orientation, a commitment to service excellence, flexibility, initiative, and the ability to flourish in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Second master’s degree in the fine arts. Previous experience in instruction.

More information and applicationhttps://employment.denison.edu/postings/1104