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Job Post: Fine Arts Librarian, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan


Full-time, Permanent position
Department or Branch:
Fine Arts, Frances Morrison Central Library

Under the supervision of the Fine Arts Coordinator, provides a wide range of information and circulation services. Responsible for system selection of materials, as assigned

  • Utilizes library and community resources to locate and provide information requested by users, performing complex bibliographic searching and research work as required.
  • Instructs and advises library users in the effective use of library resources.
  • Performs a complete range of duties related to the circulation of library materials and the registration of borrowers.
  • Acts as the supervisor of the area, in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Assists in the training, supervision and scheduling of staff in Fine Arts.
  • May be called upon to be a presenter or trainer for staff training (e.g. assist in training Casuals; to train other staff in the system on Librarianship principles; training on Fine Arts subject matters)
  • Responsible for the selection, development, organization and maintenance of sheet music scores, print books in the subject areas of music, theatre, film, television, crafts and decorative arts at the Central Branch.
  • Responsible for the preparation of bibliographies, discographies, booklists and brochures in print or on the SPL website.
  • Responsible for programming, preparing publicity, and participating in community outreach activities for Fine Arts.
  • Chairs the Library’s Permanent Art Collection Committee and Gallery Curatorial Committee, and coordinates activities related to these committees.
  • Responsible for the preparation of Program Guide content for Fine Arts, the Gallery and programs.
  • Participates in committee work and special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Masters degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited library school, with an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in fine arts; i.e. music or art.
  • At least six months of library experience or job experience relevant to the position.
  • Broad understanding of library principles and theories. (e.g. classification of library materials, intellectual freedom, access to information).
  • Knowledge of collection development and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to explain and implement library procedures, policies and regulations, according to Saskatoon Public Library values and practice.
  • Awareness of current trends in libraries, especially in the areas of information, music, fine and performing arts, i.e. music, art, film.
  • Good knowledge of the provision of information services and the methods used to locate information from library collections and digital resources.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and problem solve in a diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • Ability to motivate and direct staff in the performance of their duties, in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 9.1 kg. (20 lbs.)
  • Proven ability to provide effective public service.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of technology including Polaris, Microsoft Office, internet tools, electronic resources and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercisesound judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated reliability, including punctuality and attendance.
  • Must be well organized in planning daily work and accurately perform detail-oriented work.
  • Must be adaptable to change.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in the English language.
  • Acceptable current Criminal Records check is required.
  •  Knowledge of languages other than English is desirable.
Hours of Work:
36.25 hours per week.
Pay Band 11: $52,770.48 – $63,105.72 per annum.
All applications must be received on line by 4:30 p.m., April 29, 2016.

Job Posting: Queens Library at Queens Museum Project Coordinator, Queens Museum, NYC

The Queens Museum and the Queens Library for several years have collaborated on groundbreaking educational programs at both the museum and library branches across Queens. This partnership will culminate in the opening of the Queens Library at Queens Museum (QL@QM), a circulating branch library physically housed in the Queens Museum, the first circulating library housed in an art museum in the nation. Over the next few years as we prepare for the launch of this branch, the Queens Museum seeks to expand its collaborations with the Queens Library across all of our departments including education, public and curatorial programs. The QL@QM Project Coordinator will provide critical support to the growth and deepening of these partnerships. We are looking for a passionate experienced library science professional to help lead these efforts.

The QL@QM Project Coordinator will report directly to the QM Director of Education and work closely with Queens Museum staff in education as well as participate in a cross-departmental library partnership task force.

General Responsibilities

  • Act as a liaison between Queens Library and Queens Museum staff, helping to facilitate complementary connections between QL and QM staff, programs and resources.
  • Provide key support to Queens Museum’s major programmatic departments, the education department, curatorial and public programs departments.
  • Conduct research into Queens Library and Queens Museum collections and keeping abreast of QL programs and resources.
  • Manage the Queens Museum Queens Library membership card Provide general administrative support to the QL@QM partnership including but not limited to scheduling meetings and coordinating initiatives and projects between the two institutions.
  • Support documentation evaluation and grant reporting.
  • Develop and lead professional development workshops/training sessions related for Queens Museum staff on related library topics including but not limited to information and media literacy.
  • Performing other duties as required.


  • MLS or graduate background in education preferred
  • Successful experience working as a reference librarian
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent research skills.
  • Collaborative, team player.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong background in digital media and technology, particularly related to information/library science.
  • Experience working in arts/cultural/community organizations a strong plus
  • Teaching/mentoring/facilitation experience not required but a strong plus.
  • Able to thrive in culturally diverse settings, bilingual Spanish, Mandarin or Korean a plus.

This position is 14 hrs per week at $25/hr with the potential to grow. The schedule is flexible but hours will generally fall Mondays to Fridays between 9AM and 5PM with some evening/weekend work. This is a grant-funded, part-time, non-exempt position.

More information: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/9c32b229-b60c-4f05-b6ab-b052e26b7a57

Job Posting: Librarian II – Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center, New York Public Library, NY


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the research units of The New York Public Library.  Recognized as the world’s leading repository devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting materials on the global black experience, the Schomburg Center is a research library, cultural center and educational institute.
The Photographs and Prints Division is one of four Special Collections divisions and is devoted to collecting and preserving images of peoples of African descent as well as the work of photographers of African descent.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Curator of Photographs and Prints, the Librarian II:


  • Provides on-site and remote reference services, using print and electronic resources in the Photographs and Prints Division as well as the Jean-Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division of the Schomburg Center
  • Provides in-depth research assistance to users through one-on-one consultations
  • Develops and teaches classes for the general public
  • Creates collection guides and also prepares special subject guides in collaboration with other Schomburg Center public service divisions
  • Updates and creates content for Web pages, finding aids, and training materials
  • Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL and Schomburg Center’s Strategic Initiatives, including social media activities and outreach
  • Offers tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic and cultural institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
  • Collects and posts monthly collection use and education statistics
  • Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Performs related duties as required

Key Competencies:

  • Accountability and Professionalism
  • Customer service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Undergraduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history of photography or art history through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
  • Experience working in a photo archive or library or in a Special Collections unit of a research library or similar institution
  • Knowledge of African, African American or African Diasporan History preferred
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
  • Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
  • Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulated and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel

Work Environment:

Research Library

Urban Public Library

Starting Salary:

USD $49,732.00/Yr.


35 hours per week
Evenings and weekends as required.

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8696/librarian-ii—photographs-and-prints-division/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Posting: Mass Digitization Coordinator, New York Public Library, NY


The Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library is hiring a Mass Digitization Coordinator to serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams — e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches — with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL’s digitization activities. The Coordinator will also help refine existing workflows and explore new options for large-scale reformatting through vendors and partnerships in order to deliver as much material as possible through the Library’s own online collection portals and other digital library access sites like the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Internet Archive.

The position will report to the Manager of Digitization Services, and will work closely with Curators, the Metadata Services Unit, the Special Collections units and divisions, Permissions and Reproductions, the Rights and Information Policy Group, and many others at the Library. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the migration of library resources to the Internet: furthering the NYPL’s mission while working hands-on with exceptional collections using state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial and productive environment.

About the Department

The Digital Imaging Unit is part of NYPL Labs.  Based dually at the Library’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street, and at its cutting-edge services center in Long Island City, NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library’s knowledge for the Internet age. Labs combines core digital library operations (digitization, metadata, permissions/reproductions etc.) with an award-winning tech/design and outreach team focused on deepening engagement with digital collections and library data, and fostering new forms of research and creativity.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of the Digitization Services, the Mass Digitization Coordinator:

  • Aids in materials movement logistics in order to keep new and existing digitization flows steady
  • Coordinates logistics of large vendor and partner projects
  • Helps build new book-scanning workflows with an Internet Archive Table-Top Scribe machine and testing of imaging and asset processing workflows to determine optimal configurations
  • Supervises a Library Technology Assistant II position
  • Helps build out high-speed microfilm digitization capacity and workflows
  • Creates thorough documentation of mass digitization specifications, workflows, and outputs
  • Liaises with the Library’s curators, librarians, special collections archives and special formats processing staff, metadata staff, repository development team, copyright analysts, and others on a wide variety of projects
  • Assists with the selection of new equipment and keeps track of trends in digital reformatting
  • Explores new possibilities for creating broad public access to digital collections
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required
Key Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines, and meet deadlines while working independently and with minimal supervision
  • The ability to identify opportunities for, and implement solutions to achieve, greater efficiency in a production environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and reliability
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience within an arts or cultural heritage environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successfully demonstrated experience with production work, production scheduling and attainable goal setting.
  • Experience with handling art and/or library special collection materials, ideally within a digitization context
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training, supervising and evaluating staff and demonstrated experience in workflow planning and management, production of statistics, and an understanding of bibliographic records.
  • Successfully demonstrated working knowledge of information technologies associated with digitizing books, documents and visual materials including experience with Adobe Photoshop CS.
  • Awareness of leading trends in digitization, and an eagerness to expand the scope of digitization possibilities at NYPL

Application and more information: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8898/mass-digitization-coordinator/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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 Posting: Library Branch Manager/Management Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, WI

As a Library Branch Manager, serves as Librarian-in-Charge libraries.  Responsibilities include managing the overall service plan and operation of the agency including collection development and maintenance, services and programs, customer and community relations, out- reach and developing partnerships and overseeing the general maintenance and security of the library building and grounds.

As a Management Librarian, serves as Coordinator of the Arts and Media Department located at Central Library.  Responsibilities include high quality service, managing the department staff, outreach, and the development of the Milwaukee Public Library collection in visual and performing arts, music, rarities, recordings, film, sports, and recreation.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school (transcripts are required; please see the full posting at www.jobaps.com/mil).
  2. Five years of increasingly responsible professional librarian or supervisory experience, including three years working within a library environment.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Spanish language skills desirable.
  • Previous experience in a lead worker or supervisory role.
  • Knowledge and appreciate of the Arts.

Current Salary

The current starting salary (1DX) is $54,865 for residents of the City of Milwaukee, appointment above the minimum is possible up to $68,030 with approval. The annual starting salary is $53,519 for non-Milwaukee residents, with appointment above the minimum is possible up to $66,361 with approval.

Additional Information

Job Posting: Librarian I, Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario


Position Description:
Reporting to the Department Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing public service in the Information Services department at Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. The Librarian I will provide excellent customer service and work as part of a team of dedicated Library professionals. The position may involve providing public service in other Library departments as required.
The position provides a leadership role in the planning and implementation of programs including computer technology instruction classes, group tours and author visits and will contribute to the training of other staff. The Librarian I will further the goals of the Library in such areas as outreach, genealogy, digitization, and electronic resources. The Librarian I will assist in selection, weeding and other collection development work. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Library service with a consistent focus on customer centered service.
The Librarian I will provide assistance in the development and maintenance of the Library’s web site and online services.


•Retrieves information for customers and performs reference and reader’s advisory services
•Provides library materials to the public and processes hold requests and inter-library loans as needed
•Plans, promotes and conducts library programs and activities, including computer instruction classes, tours of the Library and author visits
•Handles client complaints and provides customer service in accordance with the policies and procedures of Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery
•Maintains appropriate records and statistics
•Participates in and contributes to the training of other staff in service area
•Participates in and assists in planning community outreach and partnership programs
•Assists in maintaining and updating web services including the Library’s web site, online databases and online resources
•Assists in maintaining, updating and resolving day-to-day issues with public and staff computer stations
•Develops library collections, selects materials, and performs weeding, as required
•Works on Library Digitization projects and other special initiatives
•Contributes to grant applications in appropriate areas such as author visits and technology upgrades
•Acts as person in charge of the Library as required
•Supervises the operation of the service area, in the absence of the Department Supervisor
•Relieves in other service areas as required
•Opens the building and / or performs security check and lock up procedures as required
•Performs other duties as assigned