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Job Posting: Librarian (Reference), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Job Overview
Summary

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 200 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 200 application limit is not met previously, the Job Announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 23, 2016. Applicants NEED to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library ‘s online public access catalog, the Gallery’s collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery’s internal network.
  • Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
  • Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
  • Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
  • Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
  • Performs literature searches in the Library’s collections and specialized online resources.
  • Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
  • Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
  • Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
  • In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library ‘s collections and resources.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as responsibility for providing reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Application deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 (or at 200 applications)

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300

Reference Librarian (2 vacancies), Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

This position is located in the Reference Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

Information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451342700

Fellowship Opportunity: GSK Library Fellowship, Art Reference Library at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library invites applications for the GSK Library Fellowship for the 2016­–17 academic year (nine months: September–May).

The GSK Library Fellow will be considered a professional member of the library’s staff and will work closely with the curatorial, education, conservation, and other Museum departments. The fellow will gain experience with all aspects of the operation of a museum library, learn more in-depth use of art reference resources to assist the staff and the general public with their inquiries, and learn to process material received in the library. The fellow will be responsible for projects relating to special exhibitions. The fellow will also be responsible for contributing to collection maintenance. The fellow will also explore venues to promote the library’s resources internally and externally. Other projects may arise if time permits.

The Art Reference Library holds over 40,000 volumes including a substantial collection of artists’ files, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, and subscriptions to pertinent online databases. The library’s holdings reflect the permanent collection of the Museum: an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture and a rapidly growing collection in late modern and contemporary art. The library also supports research related to temporary exhibitions.

A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Library Fellow will be expected to work in the Art Reference Library for an average of 25 hours per week. As this is a temporary role, we are unable to provide sponsorship or benefits.

Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates recently graduated with a master’s degree in information and library science who have an interest in art librarianship. Educational background in art, art history, or a related field preferred.

Application procedure: Applications must include a resume and a cover letter with the names and contact information for three references. Interested candidates should e-mail their application to Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian, at natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov. The candidate chosen for this role must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2016. A decision will be announced by March 29

About the NCMA. The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Museum possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture, and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. There are also smaller, but active collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections.
The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983. A new permanent gallery pavilion, West Building, opened in April 2010. (See www.ncartmuseum.org for more information.)

Job Posting – Reference and Instruction Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Position Type:  Full Time

Position Title:  Reference and Instruction Librarian

Assigned Area of Responsibility:  SCAD Atlanta

Category:  Staff

Work Year:  Year Round
SCAD libraries are focal points for inspiration, information, study and research. The university seeks a reference and instruction librarian to support these growing and rapidly changing environments.

 

Reporting to the head librarian at SCAD Atlanta, you will apply your strong public service orientation and customer service skills to assist talented students and professors in their academic pursuits.

 

On a daily basis, you will provide patron service at the reference desk, in classes and over the Web; conduct research workshops and orientations; and instruct patrons on how to best take advantage of the library’s print and electronic information resources.

 

We invite you to develop new programs for library instruction; maintain reference service statistics; coordinate library donations; assess and develop overall library services including outreach initiatives; develop the library’s collections by subject area; and liaise with departments throughout the university.

 

You will also represent SCAD through local and national library organizations and participate in library and university-wide events and activities.

 

Requirements:

– M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited program

– Undergraduate or graduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD

– Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources

– Working knowledge of effective search strategies and innovations in library instruction

 

Full application details and to apply: https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/8236