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.

Job Posting: Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, The Field Museum, Chicago IL

The Field Museum Library seeks a curious, service-oriented librarian for a truly unique opportunity to connect with Museum staff, volunteers, associates and visiting scholars from all over the world. The Librarian is responsible for providing a full range of research and instructional services and participates in departmental liaison efforts.

Additional duties include overseeing the resource sharing program, coordinating outreach activities and library promotion. This service role also requires strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as knowledge of basic research methods and skill in using library reference techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide effective and timely reference and research services to patrons in person and via email.
  • Staff the Library’s Reference Desk as scheduled.
  • Develop and provide instructional services to library patrons, actively arrange for reference consultations with staff and others.
  • Create and maintain resources that support research activities and promote library collections and services.
  • Participate in the development of web-based resources, reading room exhibitions or public exhibitions as needed.
  • Participate in collection maintenance activities.
  • Coordinate and oversees all interlibrary loan/document delivery functions for the Library.
  • Actively engage in relevant  professional development and continuing education activities.
  • Supervise volunteers engaged in a variety of Library Collections-related projects

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science. Minimum one year of experience working in a library is required.
  • Expert WorldCat search experience. Experience providing reference services using a variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience  with a focus on interacting with a diverse group of Museum (or similar organization) professionals, visitors, donors and students with tact and expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills with large and small groups.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively across internal and external settings.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities.
  • Must be able to climb step ladders, reach books on high or low shelves, push carts and lift books/boxes up to 50 lbs. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods.

Preferred:

  • Experience using OCLC WMS ILL, including Article Exchange and IFM.
  • Experience with recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
  • Background/interest in natural history, anthropology, and/or museum studies, its literature, sources and research methods.
  • Familiarity with digitization projects.
  • Knowledge of at least one modern western European language.
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms.

Application: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Miami International University of Art & Design, FL

The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

Skills:

  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=33147&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Reference/Technical Associate, Lilly Library, Indiana University, IN

Job Summary: Provides reference and research assistance to Lilly Library (the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of the Indiana University Library system) patrons in person, by telephone and fax, and by regular and electronic mail; and ensures proper use and security of special collection items by patrons. Conducts tours for visitors; and assists exhibition coordinator with public exhibitions in the Lilly Library display areas and the publicity for those exhibitions. Schedules rooms and events for the Lilly Library; and compiles usage statistics.

FOR CONSIDERATION: Submit a letter of interest and resume that provides evidence of the qualifications outlined and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references that can comment about your qualifications for the position.

REQUIRED: Two years of college level coursework and one year of reference library experience.

Bibliographic or better knowledge of Latin, French, German, Spanish, or Italian; and knowledge of library procedures and resources. Ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; strong organizational skills; demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities; and ability to pay attention to detail and follow established guidelines. Computer experience including email, internet applications, on-line / database searching, and working knowledge of word processing/database/spreadsheet software. Good interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.

Must be able to climb flights of stairs, often while carrying collection materials, lift books and boxes (averaging 25-50 lbs.), bend and stretch to retrieve material, maneuver cumbersome and awkward items (such as posters, maps and architectural plans) up and down stairs, and move furniture for special events. Close concentration is also required to read fine print, card catalogs, and computer screens, which may cause visual strain.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree; six months of rare books/special collections experience; public speaking and editorial experience.

Apply by November 5, 2015.

More information and application: https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=15404&search=2

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 Posting: Reference Librarian – SCAD, Savannah, GA

The Savannah School of Art and Design is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian.

This position works with Reference Department staff and other library staff members to assist students, faculty and staff in their research and instruction needs. The Reference Librarian also assists in the promotion of library collections and services to the SCAD Community.
· ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
· Ability to plan and provide library instruction that incorporates information literacy standards and current teaching practices
· Current knowledge in the library field to address general and subject-specific information resources and effective search strategies
· Up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services
· Education or significant research experience in one or more subjects offered at SCAD
· Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
· Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students and staff in an academic library environment is preferred

Details and application instructions can be viewed at https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/9601.

Job Posting: Cataloger/Reference Librarian (Part-time), George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

Job Title: Cataloger/Reference Librarian (Part-time)

Department: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library

Reports To:Virginia Dodier, Associate Librarian

Status: Part-time – 28 hours per week

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: December 9, 2014 through December 23, 2014

Overview:

Responsible for cataloging and maintaining online library collection database. Provide reference and advisory services to researchers, staff, students, volunteers and library visitors.

Responsibilities:

  1. Catalog and classify library collection materials in all formats and languages, using Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Connexion and following Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd ed.) (AACR2) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Both original cataloging and copy cataloging required.
  2. Manage Voyager Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) modules and OCLC cataloging and interlibrary loan modules. Perform system implementations, upgrades and integration of new modules, as needed.
  3. Act as liaison to the University of Rochester (UR) for George Eastman House (GEH) library records held in the UR Voyager OPAC system. Serve as first responder for any Voyager issues, troubleshooting and working with the UR support team, as needed.
  4. Serve as contact person for OCLC and Rochester Regional Library Council.
  5. Fulfill library reference requests submitted through GEH website, letter, email, or phone.
  6. Instruct researchers, students, visitors and staff in the use of library catalogs and finding aids, and in the safe handling of library materials. Provide student orientations and tours.
  7. Manage the serials operation responsibilities, including purchasing. Supervise volunteers in serials processing and record keeping.
  8. Direct and supervise student workers and volunteers to ensure that work meets standards.
  9. Assist the Associate Librarian with library policies and procedures, specifically for cataloging and reference services.
  10. Purchase and catalog library acquisitions. Maintain acquisition records.
  11. Submit and process all interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for materials not available at GEH, as requested by staff and students.
  12. Catalog materials for the Conservation Department library.
  13. Other responsibilities/projects as assigned by the Associate Librarian.
  14. Supervise students and volunteers. Ensure that work meets standards.
Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution (MLS/MLIS with archives studies certificate preferred).
  2. 5 years of library reference and cataloging experience (museum or academic library experience preferred).
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, OCLS Connexion, MARC21, RDA and standard thesauri.
  4. Position requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and push/pull up to 40 lbs.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Virginia Dodier, Associate Librarian atvdodier@geh.org

Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/reference-intern

REFERENCE STUDENT INTERN

This temporary placement is targeted to students, with an undergraduate degree in the humanities, who are in the process of completing graduate level studies in Library and Information Science and/or Art History. The incumbent will assist with provision of reference services, on a part-time and occasional basis, within the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD University, and under the supervision of the Head of Instructional Services.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work scheduled shifts at the Reference Desk, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
• Provide backup circulation services using Horizon ILS
• Maintain weekly schedule for Scholar’s Portal Ask a Librarian services
• May participate in other areas of Library services, including library instruction, orientations, research workshops, inter-library loans and document delivery, liaison with faculty and collection development/digital curation, under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Partial completion of an ALA-accredited Masters of Information/Library Sciences or MA in Art History
• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art & design
• Related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library
• Experience with Ask a Librarian LivePerson software an asset
• In-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
• Technologically proficient with a strong public-service orientation
• Strength in presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students
• Demonstrable creative aptitude and capabilities in organization and problem solving
• Teaching experience or knowledge of instructional methods, as well as evidence of active contribution to the library profession, considered assets

Compensation:

HOURS OF WORK:

• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year

SALARY:

• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Application deadline:

Aug 18 2014

Job Postings: Reference Librarians (part-time, temporary), Simon Fraser University, BC

Please excuse the fact that I’m sharing this PDF from my own Google Drive; it was just emailed out this morning and no copy can be found on the SFU website.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4JS-UKo3Mi5Tk55YlhZV29fa2lFN3lhS0pLeFYzeGZ2RXlZ/edit?usp=sharing

The SFU Library invites applications for limited term part-time reference librarian positions at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters…. These positions will be of interest to individuals with a strong public service ethic and current experience providing reference service in a broad range of subject areas. Academic library experience is an asset but not required. Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent degree in hand by start date.

 

These are broad-range reference positions that can cover arts instruction, visual literacy, urban planning, and other topics of interest to arts librarianship. To wit:

The W.A.C. Bennett Library in Burnaby supports a wide range of programs and courses across all disciplines through its print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and liaison program. Students from the social sciences are especially active users of this library.

The Fraser Library in Surrey (http://www.lib.sfu.ca/surrey) focuses on media and digital resources in addition to print collections, in support of programs including Interactive Arts and Technology, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science and Business. Staff work as a team to offer the full range of traditional library services, plus the Library circulates equipment such as digital cameras and camcorders.

Belzberg Library serves graduate, undergraduate and non-credit programs at the SFU Vancouver campus, including: business, liberal studies, gerontology, publishing, urban studies, public policy, contemporary arts and communications. The library provides a full range of reference, liaison, instruction, and loans services. Further information is at the SFU Library web site at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/belzberg.

Subject to budgetary approval, these part-time librarian positions are available from are available from are available from September to December  2014, or September 2014 to April 2015. Positions will include weekday, evening and weekend hours. Exact dates and schedules will be negotiated with the successful candidates and are dependent on available funding.

 

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm PST on June 13, 2014.

Whitney Museum Grant-Funded Paid Project Staff Positions

[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: “The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships” per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]

The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.

Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software.  Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.

Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc.  A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.

Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:

Carol Rusk
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

library@whitney.org