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Save the Date – Northern California Chapter’s Fall Meeting, November 1

Attention Californians! The next ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, on the University of California campus. This meeting marks the first time their Chapter will meet jointly with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. This all-day meeting will include a tour of the Art History/Classics Library, a no-host lunch at the Faculty Club, and a guided tour of the Phoebe Hearst Anthropology Museum ($10 fee per person). Mark your calendar, and registration details will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Tour of the Art History/Classics Library, Doe Library (Lynn Cunningham, Art Librarian)

Northern California Chapter Business Meeting

Joint luncheon with Special Libraries Association at the Men’s Faculty Club (designed by architect Bernard Maybeck)

Tour of Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology led by
Research Anthropologist Ira Jacknis

Explore the Berkeley campus on your own.

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco campus of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has a full-time opening for the position of Assistant Librarian. Under the direction of the branch Head Librarian this position is responsible for the following library duties while adhering to the Mission Statements of the Library and FIDM.


  • Assist in all Library services; including, but not limited to: reference services, circulation, cataloging, and serials.
  • Assist in developing and delivering in-person presentations that integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Assist in collection development and maintenance.
  • Answer questions in the library, either in-person, via telephone, or library e-mail.
  • Provide support of cataloging and processing of materials as assigned.
  • Provide support of serials check-in and processing of serials subscriptions as assigned.
  • Prepare and maintain instructional and promotional handouts.
  • Assist in the maintenance and display of the costume study collection.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the materials workroom.
  • Assist students in basic troubleshooting procedures on computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and print management software.
  • Assist in the display of library materials.
  • Participate and provide feedback for the Library’s social media networking sites.
  • Assist in annual inventory.
  • Perform shelf reading and shelving duties.
  • Help maintain the appearance and functionality of the Library.
  • Participate in events in support of FIDM or the Library.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and enrollment in program and/or course work toward an accredited MLIS.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Computer literate at the intermediate skill level with competency in those tasks determined necessary for the position.


  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Background or previous work experience related to one of the areas of study at FIDM.

More information and application: https://baynetlibs.org/2016/04/07/job-assistant-librarian-fashion-institute-of-design-merchandising-fidm-san-francisco/

Job Posting: Information Literacy Librarian, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Job Description:
  • Develop and deliver subject and assignment-specific instruction about print and online resources
  • Develop and deliver workshops and materials on using the online subscription databases to obtain articles
  • Develop and deliver workshops and materials on using the library catalog to locate books, magazines, films, and other media
  • Assist Reference Librarian to provide library reference services to students and faculty, by responding to requests for research help in-person, and via email
  • Develop and provide training on electronic and print materials addressing the importance of information literacy, including how to assess information sources, how to cite sources and how to use effective online search techniques
  • Assist Information Literacy Program Director to develop subject-specific library resource guides, in print and digital forms, to aid students and faculty in finding the resources most relevant to their field and to improve awareness of the collection
  • Create web-based tutorials and virtual tours about library resources and services in collaboration with the Director and the Systems Librarian
  • Staff the reference desk and provide roving reference services
  • Research and advise on electronic and print resources for potential acquisition
  • Create and apply tools to track and assess the participation and satisfaction of instructional sessions
  • Employ print and electronic reference tools including the integrated library system (Millennium), the library OPAC, subscription databases, and instructional software (Camtasia, iShowU) to create teaching aids
  • Provide training opportunities about the library collections, tools, and resources for library staff
  • Supervise library assistants as staffing patterns require


  • Collaborates as necessary with Library staff on ad hoc projects, reports, events, and online productions
  • Maintains professional development through participation in professional organizations such as Art Libraries Society of North America, American Library Association, Visual Resources Association, and BayNet
  • Maintains knowledge of current practices in library and information technologies and educational trends, particularly in relation to information literacy and instructional design 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned



ALA-accredited Master’s degree; knowledge of information literacy competencies and standards, experience in a college or university; expertise in instructional design.


  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited institution


  • At least one year of experience with academic, branch campus, joint-use or distance learning librarianship
  • Demonstrated facility with virtual reference, webpage design and online tools
  • Strong technology skills including demonstrated experience with courseware, conferencing, social media, multimedia production and emerging technologies
  • Evidence of active participation in information literacy and instruction programs
  • Experience or coursework in instructional design and assessment, and preparation of instruction materials or tutorials
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service for a variety of constituents
  • Evidence of initiative, flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional research and service activities

More information and application: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/academyart/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=12277&esid=az

Job Posting: Audio-Video Preservation Fellowship, San Francisco

This is a one-year fellowship, 20-25 hours per week, paid but with no specific salary information.

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is accepting applications for its Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship. The Fellow will work for a period of one year within the Preservation Department, assisting with the development of  a suite of educational resources designed to assist individuals and organizations alike in taking initial steps to assess and establish a preservation plan for their audiovisual materials….

We wish to work with a library, archives, film production or history student/recent graduate who aspires to learn about preservation planning and archival audiovisual formats and who demonstrates the strong desire to help us advance the field of moving image preservation.

Duties will include:

  • Researching existing audiovisual preservation tools and educational resources

  • Assisting with the research and acquisition of various samples of audiovisual formats

  • Assisting with the identification and documentation of conditions that can impact the well-being of audiovisual materials (during both storage and also playback)

  • Participating in, and providing support for, the production of educational resources (including print materials, instructional videos, and web content).

Skills acquired will include:
Knowledge of audiovisual preservation best practices and familiarity with the field of media preservation. A thorough understanding of the preservation of audiovisual materials (including equipment, format identification, proper care and handling and cleaning techniques, and playback and storage best practices).

Experience desired:

  • Video or audio production or post-production

  • Training in preservation or archives (particularly video or audio preservation), library education/ experience or current training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at preservation@bavc.org

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110

Job Posting: Archivist/Records Manager, SFMoMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is seeking one full-time Archivist/Records Manager. The Archivist/Records Manager is responsible for organizing, and processing designated collections within the Archives collection, establishing physical and intellectual control, and creating detailed paper and electronic finding aids.  The Archivist/Records Manager, in collaboration with the Head of the Research Library and Archives, is also responsible for establishing, managing, and implementing a Records Management Program (RMP).  The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Head of the Research Library and Archives.


  • Supervise archives and records management staff.  Coordinate volunteers and interns.  Hire and train new volunteers and staff.
  • Establish a RMP, paper and electronic; update the database and inventory from the institution wide inventory completed 3/2011.  Expand as necessary.
  • Oversee legal research for records retention (RRS) and disposition (RDS) schedules.
  • Write RRS and RDS, coordinate staff records management training, and implement the RMP.  Prepare RMP policies and procedures manual.
  • Assist in planning for the impending move of staff records and unprocessed institutional records currently in off-site storage locations.
  • Survey the archives collections, ongoing, in order to propose arrangement, including retention and disposal criteria. Physically reorganize the collections in accordance with the arrangement schema.
  • Re-folder, re-box, and re-house the collections.
  • Prepare finding aids in three formats: paper, MARC, and EAD.  Contribute finding aids to bibliographic utilities. 


Education and Training:  MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with course work in records management and archives administration or Masters in archival management with a CRM certificate desired.  Certified archivist and/or records manager preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of current records management – paper and electronic and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.

Work Experience:  Minimum of [3-5] years experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a RMP, processing archives, and preparing finding aids.  Experience having established an RMP from the ground up preferred.  Minimum of [2 – 3] years of administrative experience in an art or museum archives setting.  

Skills and Abilities:  Familiarity with computer-based information resources, especially in the area of database creation for archives and RMP.  Experience working with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of XML; knowledge of current archival/RMP arrangement and description standards; knowledge of APPM, familiarity with DACS, AACR2r, and LC authority files.  Demonstrated knowledge of current models, standards, and guidelines for efficient records management, paper and electronic.  Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others as well as demonstrated ability to work independently.  Proven oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to promote archives/RMP issues and needs.  Ability to be flexible and responsive to an evolving work environment. 


 Physical Demands:  Ability to carry out physical maneuvers associated with RMP/archives work that may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.  Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes and work within a dusty environment.


Please submit resume and cover letter to: http://sfmoma.snaphire.com/?job=12609LIST