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


Job Posting: New York Historical Society–Print Room Reference Librarian

New-York Historical Society – Print Room Reference Librarian

Collection Description
The Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections holds more than 250 collections, including 500,000 photographic prints and negatives, over one million historical prints and ephemera, approximately 100,000 architectural drawings, and the records of such noted American architects as Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead and White. These collections are used daily by in-house and external researchers, including historians, art historians, architects, preservationists, filmmakers and the general public.

Job Description
The New-York Historical Society is seeking an experienced reference librarian to work in its Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Public service is the primary focus of this position. Specific aspects of public service and other responsibilities include:

• Conducting in-depth reference interviews prior to scheduling of appointments; coordinating and providing reference service on-site and by telephone, letter, and e-mail to all those interested in the department’s collections. Occasional provision of reference service in the library’s departments of manuscripts and printed collections.
• Educating researchers about rules and procedures for proper handling of the collections; monitoring researchers’ use of the collections
• Providing photocopies for researchers and coordinating image requests with the Department of Rights and Reproductions
• Keeping monthly statistics on collections usage
• Working with the Department Head and other staff to set processing and cataloging priorities for the Department, including the selection and organizing of collections for digitization.
• Coordinating the retrieval and return of collections for researchers, maintaining collections, and tracking the flow of collections in and out of the Print Room
• Assisting in record keeping of acquisitions
• Education and outreach activities, such as group presentations

M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school. Three years’ experience in a busy reference setting, preferably in an academic or research library. Experience identifying and working with visual materials collections, and familiarity with their care, organization, and arrangement. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in an environment of frequently shifting projects and responsibilities. Good attention to details and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Subject specialty in art history, American history or New York history is preferred.

To Apply
For consideration please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to hr1@nyhistory.org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

McNay Art Museum seeks a full time Assistant Librarian to assist the Head Librarian by providing administrative and professional support in the areas of reference, collections development, acquisitions, funding, facilities planning, public relations, and other areas as needed.

Responsibilities would include managing the public information desk, assisting with the general research as well as that of the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions to the staff, docents, and library visitors. Will manage gifts and donations to the library. The assistant also assists with the library’s collection development and acquisition program, both print and digital resources.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Library/Information Science from and ALA accredited library school required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills required. Academic background in art, art history, or theatre-related disciplines demonstrated through undergraduate degree coursework, and/or work experience. Pratical knowledge of library emerging technologies related to the design and delivery of library services. Minimum of two years experience in a fine arts library and library space planning, highly desirable. Must be able to carry heavy library materials. Flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
or mail:
McNay Art Museum
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209-0069

(h/t: LISjobs.com)

Job Posting: Weekend/Evening Librarian at School of Visual Arts


DATE AVAILABLE: September 2011
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services


SCHEDULE: Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)


Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)


SALARY: $ 26.00 per hour


POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.




· Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.


· Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.


· Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.


· Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.


· Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.




· MLS degree and graduate-level Art History degree, or strong background in art & design history


· Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening


· Experience using online art and design databases


· Excellent customer services skills


· Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment


· In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC


· Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred


· Ability to work independently


· Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.


Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit http://www.sva.edu/workingatsva


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins please.




The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.


Humanities Librarian, Holland, MI

from UT School of Information JobWeb:

Location: United States, Michigan, Holland
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Entry Level
Special Librarianship
Hope College
University Libraries

JOB DESCRIPTION: Includes faculty status with rank, non-tenure track. Seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Instruction/Reference Librarian who can work closely with classroom faculty and students in a liberal arts college.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include full participation in an extensive instruction program, reference services, collection development in the humanities, and outreach to faculty and students.

* Required qualifications include an MLS (or equivalent) from an accredited program
* An undergraduate degree in one of the humanities (English, Religion, Philosophy, History, or Languages)
* Excellent teaching skills
* Self-reliance as well as the willingness to consult and collaborate with colleagues
* Knowledge and experience in reference services
* Strong technology skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
* Willingness to work some nights and weekends on a rotating basis is required.
* Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine excellence in librarianship with professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college operating within the historic Christian faith.

* Additional qualifications preferred include a second master’s degree in a humanities discipline; proficiency in a foreign language; expertise with technology such as digital humanities projects or web page creation or design.
* The library is housed in an award winning building and received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the college category in 2004. (Ms. Kelly Jacobsma, Director of Libraries, jacobsma@hope.edu)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of candidates will continue until the positions are filled. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, research plans if applicable, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation to:

Chairperson (per position listing below)
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
(616) 395-7000

POSTING: http://www.hope.edu/admin/provost/openposition.htm