Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

Sponsored by the Theatre Library Association, this scholarship acknowledges outstanding accomplishments of promising students specializing in performing arts librarianship and currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program or an archival training program.

This year’s theme: “How can performing arts library/archives professionals help create a more equitable and inclusive society?”

You might want to discuss what initiatives you have started or been involved with, comment on initiatives led by others, propose possible new approaches, and other topics.

Submit: A 500-to-1000-word essay on the topic: “How can performing arts library/archives professionals help create a more equitable and inclusive society?”; the application form; an up-to-date resume; and contact information for three references.

For more info, see: http://www.tla-online.org/awards/professionalawards/ (you have to scroll about halfway down the page for the Brooks McNamara Scholarship)

Job Posting: Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a dynamic and highly-skilled professional to be the Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, including the Dance Minor program, providing in-depth research and teaching support for faculty and students as well as general support for the performing arts across the curriculum. As a member of the Arts & Humanities team in the Library’s Academic Engagement unit, the Librarian for Music and Performing Arts will collaborate with a cohort of subject and technology experts to advance and promote existing services to enhance scholarship in all phases of the research lifecycle, and to identify emerging needs and envision new services in response. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration.
  • Provide front-line support and consultation across all research services, as well as expert services and support for music and arts-related research throughout the University.
  • Work with technology and methodology experts on the Academic Engagement team to promote the Library’s existing and emerging digital initiatives.
  • Educate and inform faculty and graduate students about scholarly communication and intellectual property issues, and advocate for sustainable models of scholarly communication.
  • In collaboration with Academic Engagement’s Teaching and Learning team, develop and deliver effective instructional services via classroom-based sessions, online guides and tutorials, or other learning activities.
  • Engage with faculty to integrate information literacy and digital literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum.
  • Contribute to the development of collections in all formats, by scoping and communicating collection needs to the Collections, Access and Discovery team.
  • Partner with Special Collections to promote the use of the Library’s rare and unique music- and arts-related materials.
  • Participate in national conversations relating to library support of both traditional and emerging scholarship, through professional presentations, articles, and other means.

Qualifications, Required:

  • A master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in music and appropriate experience in an academic library.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Willingness to embrace the challenges of a constantly changing environment, and commitment to continual professional growth and development.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Familiarity with the tools and methods of digital scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Professional experience working in a music or performing arts library.
  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition, and performance.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.
  • Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music.
  • Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship.
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages (German and/or French preferred).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to embrace the challenges of a constantly changing environment, and commitment to continual professional growth and development.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Familiarity with the tools and methods of digital scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition, and performance.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.
  • Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music.
  • Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship.
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages (German and/or French preferred).

Full post: jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79487

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: Digital Curatorial Assistant, New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digital Curatorial Assistant.   The successful candidate will work with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division to make accessible thousands of videotapes of unique and original dance documentation

Other responsibilities will include:

  • To arrange for the shipment of material to and from the labs
  • Update catalogue records
  • Fill out the metadata spreadsheets
  • Locate and retrieve masters from off-site storage
  • Arrange for long-term storage after digitization
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA/BS required, (JD, MLS or another Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, meticulous, analytical individual
  • Willingness to be proactive and to solve problems independently
  • Facility with entering information into databases
  • Ability to work independently on large, complex projects
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to organize large bodies of information effectively and to distinguish relevant from irrelevant issues
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of copyright law.
  • Commitment to the Library’s programs and mission
  • Knowledge of XML standards used by Digital Humanities/Digital Libraries projects (TEI/EAD) preferred
  • Experience clearing rights for digital projects preferred

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8794/digital-curatorial-assistant-%28temporary-for-1-year%29/job

Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Reference Librarian supports the services and activities of the Reference and Public Services department; advises library patrons and staff in the selection and use of materials related to film and the performing arts, and provides reference and in-depth research assistance to virtual and onsite library users. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, scholars and staff; assists in the training and supervision of reference staff and public services support staff; participates in abstracting and indexing and selection of published materials for the core collections; participates in tours and workshops, etc.; maintains and shares expert knowledge of reference-related activities and trends; may provide bibliographic instruction and outreach to Academy staff; may participate in wider Academy projects. This position collaborates with the department head to implement policies and procedures for reference services as well as applying creative solutions to developing and improving practices and procedures using current and emerging technologies; may be responsible for assisting and developing the library’s patron portal.

Position Requirements:

• Master’s degree in library and information science
• Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in film studies
• Professional work experience in an academic or special library
• Expert film history/industry knowledge
• Experience with specialized research for film-related requests
• Strong service orientation
• Project management skills preferable
• Experience working with web development tools, web interfaces and library systems
• Must be available to work evenings as required
• Other duties as assigned

Personal Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public and staff
• Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work with a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities

Physical Demands
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1029094&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460#.VTEwXGqQDRY.wordpress

Job Opportunity: Production Art Cataloger (Part-time), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Production Art Cataloger’s duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders.

Position Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications or art history required.
•M.L.I.S. or a student working towards the degree.
•Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
•Understanding of archival principles.
•Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required.
•Knowledge of art and print processes.
•Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
•Fluent English-language communication skills.
•Practiced in handling fragile materials.

Personal Characteristics:
•Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.
•Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently.
•Good penmanship.
•Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.

Physical Demands:
•Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
•Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
•Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
•Will need to climb stairs.

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1030795&B_ID=56&FID=1&Ad=0&Refer=http%3A%2F%2Foscars.appone.com%2FMenu.asp&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3#.VTExLMdYlPs.wordpress

Job Posting: Processing Archivist, the Shubert Organization, NYC

http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/6759643/processing-archivist

The Shubert Organization, Inc.
The Shubert Archive, a project of The Shubert Foundation, documents, collects, and preserves, the history of The Shubert Organization in its present and earlier configurations. With this purpose in mind, the Archive accumulates information and historical materials about the Shubert Brothers, the current Shubert Organization, Shubert productions, and all companies and theatres that have been owned and operated by Shubert since the company’s inception at the turn of the 20th century. A secondary focus is to support the study of Times Square and Broadway theatre history through the Archive’s collections.
QUALIFICATIONS:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited university with a concentration in Archives, or an equivalent degree such as an MA in Archives.
A graduate degree in Theatre History and a strong interest in the performing arts would be an asset.
Experience of at least one year in arranging and describing archival collections.
Demonstrated understanding of accepted archival standards in regard to archival description, controlled terminologies, and metadata.
Experience in all aspects of archival digitization practices and standards, including handling of archival materials and use of high-tech scanning equipment.
Familiarity with archival management software; knowledge of Cuadra Star, the Shubert Archive’s database program, is a plus.
Familiarity with Web publishing platforms.
Knowledge of preservation issues relating to both traditional and digital materials.
Physical ability to perform the duties of this position, including lifting and carrying of boxes weighing up to approximately 50 lbs.; climbing of stairs and ladders; and engaging in considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting.
Outstanding organizational and time-management skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Capacity to work independently, as well as on a team.
Top-notch oral and written communication skills, along with excellent editing skills.
Attention to detail.

The Processing Archivist will report to the Director and the Archivist and will assist the Archive staff in the smooth operation of the Archive. The ideal candidate will have a passion for theatre and a willingness to pitch in and be part of a team.

DUTIES:

Reconcile, consolidate, and fact check legacy inventories; create new inventories.
In consultation with the Archive’s Director and Archivist, identify priority collections and record groups for processing, and work to address the backlog of unprocessed collections.
Arrange and describe archival materials in all formats in accordance with professional standards and best practices.
Applying standard archival theory and practice, use Cuadra Star archives software, as well as other software such as Microsoft Excel, to create collection guides and finding aids.
For the Archive’s ongoing digitization project, manage the scanning of images and documents and apply appropriate descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata.
Oversee the Archive’s submissions of finding aids to the Online Public Access (OPA) catalog by standardizing the finding aids, preparing them for inclusion, and auditing the content for quality control.
Assist with collection maintenance and help manage physical space needs.
Assist with the re-housing of collections following best practices for storage and preservation.
Act as Assistant Editor on the Archive’s annual newsletter, The Passing Show, which is currently available both in print and online.
Supervise and train clerical personnel to assist with collection processing, as needed.
Perform other duties as required.

Job Posting: Cataloguing and Digitization Archivist, Stratford Festival Theatre, ON

(via the ARCAN-L listserv; no link!)

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of….

Cataloguing and Digitization Archivist

This full time position will report to the Director of Archives and will divide their time equally between two major areas of responsibilities;

• Digitization of archive content for the purposes of a) preservation, b) reuse by the Festival in the context of marketing, production support, etc; and c) research by external researchers.

• Surveying, accessioning and cataloguing of material in the Archive to improve the management and exploitation of the collections

Main tasks will be as follows:

• Copyright and rights investigation and documentation

• Digitization pre-processing work

• Digitization of collections (incl photographic preservation and creation of catalogue entries for object access) according to guidelines

• Active input to the development of the above processes

• Surveying of material currently in the Archive and retrospective accessioning of this material

• Accessioning of new material that enters into the Archives

• Cataloguing materials to relevant standards as prioritized by the Director of Archives and creation of authority records

You must hold a professional archives qualification and have practical experience of working in a busy archive department. Experience of cataloguing, digitization and use of software such as Adobe PhotoShop is required. Familiarity with Canadian copyright and information law in an archival setting is also necessary; knowledge of theatre and experience working in a theatre environment would be an asset.

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by December 5, 2014 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Job Posting: Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Date Posted: 5/8/2014
City: Cleveland
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Open
Description & Details
Function
Provides leadership in marketing and coordinating a program of scholarly information management and retrieval for faculty and students in the performing arts and humanities, including theatre and dance, English, music, drama, poetry, classics, medieval studies and School of Communication. Develops and manages assigned collections; provides general and specialized reference service and library instruction. Contributes to library decision making; serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in assignments. Keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology, applying current information technologies in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Significant academic preparation/undergraduate coursework in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Proficiency with current information technology. Knowledge of library instructional module development. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; flexibility and ability to work collaboratively across a broad spectrum of the university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Coursework or experience in librarianship in assigned subjects. Academic preparation/coursework or experience in two or more of the subject specialty areas. Pertinent professional experience.

How to Apply / Contact
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Requisition number 0601606.

Review begins May 13, 2014, with a deadline of May 26, 2014.