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

Job Posting: Library Assistant, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you — Academy of Art University, the leading art & design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.

Job Description:

  • Provides public service and performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the circulation desk
  • Works with the integrated library system (Millennium by Innovative Interfaces, Inc) and performs routine clerical work as assigned
  • Provides circulation, ready-reference and reserve services to library patrons at assigned service points. Works on special projects as assigned
  • Checks materials in and out
  • Registers borrowers and updates borrowers’ records
  • Calculates and receives fines and fees
  • Carries out and explains circulation policies and procedures to patrons
  • Answers telephones and routes calls if necessary
  • Assists patrons with access to reserve materials
  • Provides basic ready-reference services in person and by telephone
  • Opens and closes the library on weekends and evenings
  • Works on special projects as assigned. Includes: bar coding library materials, shifting library collections and moving shelves, book repair, and moving light furniture
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail when working on library tasks
  • Demonstrates familiarity with library technology, such as online catalogs, wikis, blogs, databases, etc.
  • Troubleshoots basic problems with library equipment, including computers (Mac and PC), scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Assists patrons with basic computer functions and programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Preview, and Photoshop
  • Ad hoc projects such as shelving, inventory, and other general library duties as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge of current practices in library and information technologies and educational trends, particularly in relation to
  • Circulation and Public Service in libraries
  • Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all coworkers and provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous library experience and/or completion or current enrollment in a library technician certificate program is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge with Mac and PC computers required
  • Experience with troubleshooting basic technical problems strongly desired
  • Required to work at least one closing shift and/or one weekend shift
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, team player is a must

 

Full post: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/academyart/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=12561&esid=az

Job Posting: Librarian for Fales Library Archival Collections and Reference Services, NYU Libraries, NYC

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a librarian to oversee all aspects of archival collection development, management, reference, use, programs, exhibitions, teaching, and loans. This position will work closely with the Head, Fales Library on collection development, including donor cultivation, contract negotiation, collection assessment, and ongoing donor relations. It will also work with the Preservation Department to ensure safety of collections and collaborate with Archival Collections Management Department on the accessioning and processing of archival collections.

The Fales Library serves as the primary special collections repository at NYU in the arts and humanities. It’s strengths include the history of the English and American novel; the Downtown New York art scenes from the early-1970s to the present, including punk rock, performance art, postmodern dance, experimental theater, etc.; food studies; Riot Grrrl; and other developing areas of collecting. Fales supports research and teaching across the university. Fales also has a very strong user base in the world of art from around the world. The collections today include 365,000 printed books, ca. 10,000 linear feet of archival materials, and over 100,000 media elements. In the 2014-15 academic year, 1105 researchers consulted archival materials in Fales, representing 4333 boxes and 12,770 folders that were paged for researchers.

Responsibilities:

Working in a collaborative environment this three-year position (with possibility of renewal) is responsible for developing the archival and manuscript holdings; cultivating donors; negotiating contracts; assessing potential new collections; maintaining ongoing relations with existing donors; establishing and maintaining policies and guidelines for collection care and use; collaborating with the Preservation Department; the digital archivist to determine appropriate technical methods to ensure the preservation of the collections across all appropriate media; and with the Archival Collections Management department about accessioning, processing, and other archival procedures.

The position oversees access to archival and manuscript collections; consults with and provides reference for users of archival and manuscript collections; oversees requests for collection use for publication, exhibition, and duplication; coordinates collection loans for exhibitions to ensure accuracy of documentation, preparation, transfer, and receipt of physical materials; conducts presentations and bibliographic instruction; collaborates with the Head, Fales Library in the development of relevant programming, exhibition activities, and events in the Fales Library. Working with Fales staff, the position supervises students and full time/part time administrative employees; exercises authority or makes effective recommendations for hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, and any other change of status. Identifies and prioritizes assignments to ensure deadlines are met; reviews work for accuracy. Oversees daily reading room activities; supervises student assistants and interns in the use, care, and handling of materials; oversees collection of use statistics. The position also participates in the planning and implementing of short and long term strategic plans for the archives considering scholarly and technological trends, financial and space resources. Working in concert with Head, Fales Library and Associate Dean for Collections and Research Services determines allocation of grant money and other departmental funding.

Qualifications:

The position requires an ALA master’s degree in library science; a subject master’s degree relevant to the Fales Library collections, such as English or comparative literature, contemporary art, or area studies such as American studies, performance studies, or gender studies. Four to five years experience in collection development, donor relations, archival processing, and administration including at least two years in an academic or research special collection or archives division, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of archives and manuscripts management and processing, including proficiency with contemporary archival management tools. Knowledge of current trends in digital archives. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation. Preferred: Fluency in Spanish. Proven supervisory skills. Experience with public speaking and/or instruction.

This position is a Librarian of Practice position. Librarians of Practice are not on the tenure track.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to libraries.careers@nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

Full post: http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=425839#Fales

Job Posting: Art Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to serve as Art Reference and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Kohler Art Library, this position provides a full range of reference and research services to the campus community and general public. This position develops, delivers, and assesses innovative instructional services for engaged learning; uses social media platforms to promote library services and web content; and serves as a subject liaison to departments, providing support for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and collaborative research. Working closely with the UW Digital Collections Center staff, this position serves as project manager for art-related digital initiatives, including the Digital Library for Decorative Arts.

The General Library System recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness. All positions will be called upon to contribute to building a welcoming environment.

Principal duties:

  • Provide art reference services to UW faculty, students, staff and the general public; develop guides to art reference resources; evaluate and recommend new reference titles for acquisition.
  • Hire, train and supervise School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) student supervisors.
  • Conduct library instruction and orientation sessions; teach information and visual literacy skills using current learning theory and appropriate instructional technology; create guides and tutorials to accompany instruction sessions.
  • Serve as liaison between the art library and faculty in art-related disciplines to develop programming appropriate to their needs and the needs of their students.
  • With Director of the Kohler Art Library, co-teach on a bi-annual basis the SLIS course on Art Librarianship.
  • Manage, enhance, and promote the contents of the Digital Library for Decorative Arts and other art-related digital initiatives in liaison with the UW Digital Collections Center; serve as liaison with the Chipstone Foundation and other donors in developing art-related digital content.
  • Update the content of the art library website, promote art library collections and services through development and implementation of social media strategies.
  • Manage the art library in the absence of the Director; serve as back-up to other art library staff.
  • Maintain awareness of trends in art and general librarianship and the disciplines of art history, visual culture, material culture, art education, and studio practice.
  • Engage in professional development through participation at art library conferences and events.
  • Serve the UW-Madison General Library System through committee participation and other activities.

Degree and area of specialization:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent association/organization. Bachelor’s degree or above in art history or art.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of professional experience in an academic or other research library.
  • Experience providing library instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reference services to patrons at various levels of subject expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with new technologies in library services.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a respectful, inclusive and diverse climate.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages (other than English).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or above in art history.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with donors.
  • Experience with website design and maintenance.
  • Experience developing electronic information resources.
  • Knowledge of WordPress.
  • Experience with building digital image collections and metadata creation.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with HTML and XML.
  • Familiarity with digital humanities, scholarly communications, and library assessment.
  • Familiarity with information and visual literacy skills and current learning theory.

Apply online: http://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=87443

Full post: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummaryApply.aspx?pvl_num=87443

Job Posting: Librarian, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina

The Reference/Instruction Librarian will work in a team-based environment and serve as the primary library contact for all students, faculty, and staff in the following programs: English, World Languages and Fine Arts (Art & Visual Studies, Music) providing outreach, instruction, course materials, in-depth reference assistance, and collection development services.

More information and application: https://uncjobs.northcarolina.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=515105

Job Posting: Reference Librarian (part-time/temporary), Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Provides reference, research, and instructional services.  Assists with interlibrary loan, access services, collection development, website maintenance, and photocopy and copy photography services as needed.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis.  Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand.  Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.
  2. Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.
  1. Assists with incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations.  Responds to other requests for loans and copies.
  1. Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and website content.
  1. Assists with selection of collection materials.
  1. Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.
Qualifications
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.
  • Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.
  • Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

More information and application: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9278&PostingSeq=1&

Job Posting: Art & Architecture Library Public Services Specialist (Part-Time/Temp), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of the Art + Architecture Library, provides circulation and reference support, assisting users with checking out and locating library materials. Oversees shelving and provides collection management support as directed by the Art + Architecture Librarian. Manages print architectural drawings collection.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a public service capacity (in a highly public visible environment)
  • Experience in Windows-based computer environment and data entry
  • Experience in interpreting and explaining library policies to university members and the general public
  • Experience in directing and supervising the work of other staff and/or student employees
  • Experience using library resources (books, periodicals, reserves, print architectural drawing, etc.) and services (circulation, reference and back up for closing of library)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with III Sierra or other integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of research library environment
  • Experience working with architectural drawings
  • Experience supervising student workers

Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule; M-F between the hours of 1-5 PM, average of 20-25 hours. Occasional nights and weekends may be required.

Interested applicants should complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0160466.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff; limited to 1,500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Pay Range: $15.00/hr

Job close date: July 1, 2016

Full post: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/67171

Job Posting: Reference Archivist, UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Summary of Job Duties

Under supervision of the Curator, applies knowledge of best practices in special libraries and/or archives to answer reference requests from faculty, students, outside researchers, and the general public about the collections of a nationally known archive of architecture and design. Assists researchers in accessing and using the collections. Reference Archivist catalogs collection items to ensure access, following archival best practices and in-house procedures; manages the fulfillment of requests for photocopies and digital surrogates; manages in-house digitizing, and photography and digitization by vendors; supervises day-to-day work of students; assists Curator in training students in the reference and collection management work of the unit.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of cataloguing
  • Some background in architectural or art history or related humanities field
  • Experience handling original documents or art works
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with scholars, students, curators, and the public
  • Ability to write clearly, be highly organized, and able to work efficiently under pressure
  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent knowledge and experience in a special collection, archive, historical society, or museum environment and experience with collection management systems

Desirable Requirements

  • Reference experience in a special collection or archive
  • Knowledge of best practices for the maintenance of original documents or art works
  • Knowledge of architectural history, especially that of Southern California
  • Experience with archival processing and cataloguing

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2016

Full post: http://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190354

Job Post: Reference Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC

http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/jobs/5-reference-librarian-collection

Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The guiding purpose of the Collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research in order to reveal the changing character of thought of cultural and intellectual circles of the past, and point to the future of architectural thinking and practice.

The responsibility of this job is to provide timely general and advanced reference service on CCA’s Collection which includes among other material, publications, archives, prints and drawings, and photographs. The incumbent participates in the establishment, development and dissemination of Reference and Reader Services programs, policies, and procedures. The tasks also include reaching out to the researchers, welcoming and orienting them in the CCA’s Reading Room, helping with Reading Room supervision and maintenance. The incumbent handles interlibrary loan services and document delivery for internal and external researchers.

The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2016, and the position is scheduled to start in June 2016.

Job Post: Archives Specialist, Reference and Reproduction Coordinator, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Suitland, MD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427998400

SALARY RANGE:

$53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, January 29, 2016 to Friday, February 12, 2016
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full-Time, Permanent – Federal
This position is located in the Archives, Museum Assets and Operations Division; National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is responsible for coordinating reference service for NMAI archival collections, as well as fulfilling rights, permissions, and reproduction orders.