Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual Arts


DATE AVAILABLE: September 2011
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services


SCHEDULE: Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)


Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)


SALARY: $ 26.00 per hour


POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.




· Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.


· Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.


· Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.


· Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.


· Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.




· MLS degree and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in art & design history


· Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening


· Experience using online art and design databases


· Excellent customer services skills


· Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment


· In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC


· Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred


· Ability to work independently


· Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.


Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to No walk-ins please.




The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Posting: Collections Manager and Registrar, Tenement Museum

Position Description

The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager & Registrar, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and recovery. The Collections Manager supervises the work of consultants and interns, and works closely with the Museum’s Education Department and Facilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.


  • Manage the conservation program for 97 Orchard Street, overseeing monthly building monitoring and identifying conservation priorities
  • Supervise access to the collections and archives, respond to public inquiries regarding the collections, and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Maintain an accessible online photo database; provide access to images and updates image database records accordingly.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in the museum and its collections, interpret data from environmental monitoring equipment and determine corrective action.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to identify and assemble materials for use in programs and tours.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curatorial Affairs on collections development and matters related to research on collections items and the museum’s historic properties.
  • Contribute to exhibition planning and installation.
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for the general public.


Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science, History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or related field and have at least 2 years experience. Candidate should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have a working knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.


Commensurate with experience. Complete benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to dfavaloro@tenement.orgNo phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2011.

Summer Archival Internships at Museum of the City of New York

Archival Internships
Museum of the City of New York
Summer 2011

Internship Description:

The Museum of the City of New York is currently seeking two library school students interested in a summer archives internship. Interns will work with the Museum’s Theater Collection or Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection and will have the opportunity to gain experience in cataloging, handling fragile objects, evaluating the condition of the object for conservation and preservation, collection processing, and/or writing finding aids.  Interns may assist with reference inquiries and the Museum’s ongoing digitization project, as needed. Projects will vary according to an individual’s skill set and interests.

About the Collections:

Theater Collection

The Museum’s Theater Collection documents theatrical activity in New York City from the late 18th century to the present day. Tracing the relationship between New York City and the theater, collection holdings include: over 5,000 costumes and props, costume renderings, theatrical posters and window cards, drawings and photographs of theatrical personalities, a Yiddish theater collection, and 17,000 folders documenting local productions since the 1800s.

Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection

These objects document the day-to-day life of New Yorkers over the last 300 years with the bulk of the materials dating to late 19th and early 20th centuries. The ephemera comprise a variety of formats, including print material such as menus, invitations, pamphlets, and handbills; textiles such as pennants, sashes, ties, and scarves; and three-dimensional artifacts such as badges, buttons, children’s identification tags, and promotional items. The manuscript collection includes papers of influential New Yorkers and their families.  The subject of the material encompasses a wide scope of events and subjects pertaining to development of New York City.


Each internship requires a minimum commitment of  one full day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday – Friday workweek. Internships are unpaid. Preference will be given to students completing the internship for course credit.  Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters program for Library Science. Interns must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.  Students with a focus in Archival Studies are encouraged to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Theater Collections Archivist at

NYC Metro Professional Development Classes for April/May

Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!

To receive significant discounts on METRO Professional Development classes and other career boosting benefits, all current library school students are invited to apply for myMETRO individual membership at the student rate of $50 per year.  To learn more or to apply, please visit

Personal Digital Archiving
Wed, April 13  |  1-4pm  |  $35 METRO & myMETRO, $60 Non-members
During this hands-on session, instructor Ellyssa Kroski will explain the process of creating and executing an action plan for archiving personal digital assets, deciding what to store, consolidating multiple file versions, and cataloging resources.
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Information Architecture and Interaction Design (IA/IxD)
Fri, April 15  |  10am-4pm  |  $50 METRO, $40 myMETRO, $70 Non-members
Using a case study methodology, this workshop will introduce participants to the field of IA/IxD.  We will begin by reviewing the perceptual model necessary for thinking and working with IA/IxD and then apply this model to the process of IA/IxD by reviewing a case study from start to finish.
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Webinar: Introduction to Major Changes from AACR2 to RDA
Wed, April 27  |  10-11:30am  |  $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
This webinar will provide an entry-level introduction to aspects of RDA records that differ from AACR2, and what catalogers should expect to see in RDA records generally.
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METRO Book Talk: Boomers and Beyond – Reconsidering the Role of the Library
Thurs, April 28  |  6-8pm  |  $10 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
Diantha Schull and Pauline Rothstein will present an overview from their recent book “Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries”, focusing on foundation theories about longevity, including its implications for health promotion, learning, work, and spirituality.
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Webinar: Managing the Implementation of RDA at Your Library – What Administrators Need to Know
Fri, April 29  |  10-11:30am  |  $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Instructor Chris Cronin will inform library administrators and cataloging managers on how to begin thinking about preparing staff and systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA.
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Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections
Tues & Wed, May 3 & 4  |  10am-4pm  |  $275 METRO, $225 myMETRO, $325 Non-members
Instructor Dr. Marcia Zeng will examine the role of metadata in the digital environment during this two-day workshop.  The main focuses will be given to 1) the applications of metadata standards for distinct domains and information communities and 2) the creation of application profiles according to local needs.
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Enriching Metadata Services through Linked Data
Thurs, May 5  |  10am-1pm  |  $20 METRO & myMETRO, $30 Non-members
This workshop will explain the principles, concepts, and the potential usage of Linked Data in libraries of all sizes.  It will not cover technical implementation topics.
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VRA Core: An Introduction to Metadata for Cultural Materials
Mon, May 9  |  1-4pm  |  $40 METRO, $30 myMETRO, $60 Non-members
Instructor Elisa Lanzi will cover the overall benefits of using the VRA Core in order to ensure streamlined inputting of crucial information about works and images, and to improve searching and user understanding.
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Digital Rights Management for Library and Archives Projects
Wed, May 11  |  10am-4pm  |  $75 METRO, $60 myMETRO, $100 Non-members
This workshop will approach copyright from the collections and project management perspective.  Topics will include an overview of Section 108 and how to analyze underlying or third-party rights in textual, visual, audio, and moving image content.
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Webinar: The Future for Libraries
Tues, May 17  |  10-11am  |  $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Sarah Houghton-Jan, author of the popular blog, “Librarian in Black” will discuss how the current budget crisis will change the way we provide services to our patrons.  This webinar will be of particular interest for anyone interested in finding out what digital services libraries can build upon to better serve their communities now and in the future.
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myMETRO Presents: An Evening of Presentation by myMETRO Student Members
Wed, May 18  |  6-8pm  |  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a sample of cutting edge research in librarianship from three students, including an investigation of the impact of recommender systems; risk management applied to digital asset preservation; and a collaborative project to connect to LIS students.
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Using XML in Libraries
Thurs, May 19 and Thurs, May 26  |  10am-4pm each day  |  $75 METRO, $60 myMETRO, $100 Non-members (covers both days)
This two-day intensive workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use XML in the library environment, with a focus on using the language for resource description, metadata management, and electronic text encoding.
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Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Tues, April 12 | 10:00am-12:00pm |  Learn more & register: <>

Science, Technology and Medical Librarians: Current Trends in Electronic Scholarly Communication
Thurs, April 14 | 1:30-4:30pm <> | Learn more & register: <>

Smart Phones and Mobile Computing: Mobile Information and Literacy Panel – Are You In the Know About Info to Go?
Fri, May 6 | 3:00-4:30pm |  Learn more & register: <>

Digitization: Introducing the Newly Re-designed OCLC CONTENTdm
Mon, May 16 | 10am-12pm |  Learn more & register: <>

Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org212.228.2320 x 10 with any questions.