Position Type: Full Time
Position Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Assigned Area of Responsibility: SCAD Atlanta
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.
- 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
Once again California Rare Book School (CalRBS) is able to offer Kress Foundation-Dr. Frankllin Murphy Scholarships for Week 3 to those art librarians, art historians, and graduate students preparing to enter these fields. The scholarships cover tuition for one course and provide $1,000 toward the travel expenses of attending. They are competitive. Apply by September 15, at www.calrbs.org.
CalRBS 2014 Course Schedule
Week 3 (November 3-7, 2014)
“Books of the Far West, with an Emphasis on California” taught by Gary Kurutz at the California Historical Society
“History of the Book in East Asia” taught by Peter Zhou & Deborah Rudolph at the Starr East Asian Library, UC Berkeley)
“History of Typography” taught by Paul Shaw at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Reminder: VRAF Professional Development Grant
Application deadline for this grant is Wednesday, July 23, 2014
2014-2015 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for two VRAF Professional Development Grants, one to support the advancement of an emerging professional and the other to support the work of an established career professional. These grants can be used to support conference attendance, enrollment in a workshop, or participation in research activities. More information, including the application form, is included below. For consideration, submit your application to Linda Callahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, you may also contact Linda Callahan, email@example.com. The recipients of the VRAF Professional Development grants will be announced by Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Guidelines and Application Form: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/professional_development_grant/
Assistant Librarian for Public Services
Frick Art Reference Library
Part-time 21-25 hours/week
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth
century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an
internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art.
Founded in 1920, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.
Summary and Responsibilities
Provides on-site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public and staff; uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium); assists with the evaluation of resources; assists with Public Services activities and special projects; 21 to 25-hour week, at least one Saturday a month (September-May) required; reports to the Chief of Public Services.
MLIS, MIS, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; academic background in the history of Western art; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation; ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, independently and as a member of a team; reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable
Compensation: $21.00 per hour.
Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection
All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
No phone calls, please
(include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)
Chief of Public Services
The Frick Collection
1 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-879-2091 firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, 1narital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfor, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative and user-focused professional to fill our Studio Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). As part of UTC’s all-new forthcoming library, The Studio serves as a creation space that will support multimedia design and related emerging technologies. The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement service initiatives to enhance the Studio as a learning environment and guide patrons in the use of Studio and library resources.
The position is available October 1, 2014.
Reporting to the Department Head of Research and Public Services, and working in coordination with the Team Lead for the Studio in this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.
As Studio Librarian
- Develop and maintain the Studio as an effective student learning environment.
- Guide Studio patrons in use of technology resources.
- Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as a technology facilitator, workshop trainer, designer, and a developer of multimedia materials.
- Provide instructional design, development, and digital services.
- Work with faculty on instructional design/development projects.
- Promote educational technology and the Studio services to the campus.
- Identify, evaluate, and recommend multimedia and emerging technologies for campus and library needs.
- Assist in the development of the vision, goals, objectives, and actionable Studio Team events.
- In partnership with Library IT, maintain computers, hardware, and software delivery and production platforms.
- Promote student success and retention through advocacy of use of library services and resources.
- Guide and coach Studio staff specialist and student assistants in skills, methods, and best practices to better serve patrons utilizing the Studio.
As Research and Public Service Department Member
- Participate in Research and Public Service Department meetings and initiatives.
- Support public services operations as needed and appropriate in Circulation, Information Commons, and Instruction.
- Design and create multimedia content for instruction, outreach efforts, and library-wide needs.
As Library and University Citizen
- Participate in providing reference, liaison, and outreach services to University Community.
- Participate in library-wide planning and committee work.
- Participate in UT library system-wide planning.
- Participate in UTC governance, service, and be professionally active.
- Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
- Engage in continuing professional development.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- One year of relevant work experience, including demonstrated experience in multimedia development.
Required Hard Skills
- Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary multimedia software and hardware, including: Macintosh, Windows operating systems, Digital Video and Photography, Digital Audio Workstations, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Final Cut Pro, MS PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and other presentation software, video and audio digitizing interfaces, etc.
- Knowledge of current best practices relating to multimedia.
- Experience with subject guide platforms, blogging platforms, chat reference software and other commonly used library systems.
- Experience as a successful project manager and the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time.
- Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate to published and unpublished materials.
Required Soft Skills
- Possess the initiative, flexibility, and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability to handle complex, analytical and detailed work.
- Possess a positive attitude, be future-oriented, and embrace change.
- Effective writing and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students.
- Strong customer service focus, a passion for the profession, and a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community.
See the full description here.
Requisition Number: 20638
Job Title: MUSEUM SCIENTIST, PRINCIPAL
Working Title: Performing Arts Special Collections Project Archivist
Job Type: Contract
Department Name: 5400-GENERAL LIBRARY
Department Website URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources
Job Summary Statement: UCLA Library’s performing arts special collections form a major resource for the study of music, film and television, theater and dance, providing extensive, in-depth documentation of 20th century American popular culture, particularly in the Los Angeles region. Acquired over the course of many years, the collections vary greatly in accessibility because of historical difference in intake and processing practices. As a member of the LSC Collection Management team, the Performing Arts Project Archivist (PAPA) surveys all performing arts-related special collections currently stored in YRL, the Shared Processing Facility, the Humanities Building, and SRLF and contributes to a comprehensive LSC backlog inventory. In consultation with the Processing Projects Librarian, the PAPA assesses the level of processing appropriate to each unprocessed or underprocessed backlog collection inventoried and determines processing priorities, identifies collections appropriate for grant-funded projects, and assists with composition of proposals with budgets. The PAPA arranges, describes, and processes archival collections according to current archival best practices and standards, creates and edits EAD-encoded archival finding aids, and drafts collection-level MARC records, with the goal of improving discoverability of and access to LSC’s performing arts special collections.
Library Special Collections (LSC) is an enterprise-wide, organizational entity within the UCLA Library System that integrates special collections resources, services, and operations. Central to this re-organized unit is a curatorial team of four subject experts (Performing Arts, University Archives, History of Science and Medicine, Collecting Los Angeles), three format specific curators (Rare Books, Visual Materials, Manuscripts), and the Head of the Center for Oral History Research. LSC also includes three administrative sections: Collection Management, Research and Instructional Services, and Administrative Services. The Collection Management Section centralizes the acquisitions, rare book cataloging, and processing of special collections materials; coordinates lending processes; and integrates collaboration with the Cataloging and Metadata Department, the Preservation Program, the Digital Library Program, and Digital Collections Services. The Research and Instructional Services Section integrates public services for LSC, including centralized reference and instructional services, and exhibitions and programs. The Administrative Services Section consolidates the planning, budget, human resources, fundraising, assessment, technology, and events functions of LSC. The entire staff of approximately 40 FTE work together as a team to build, preserve, and provide access to the outstanding special collections of the UCLA Library.
Percentage of Time: 100
Shift Start: 8:00 am
Shift End: 5:00 pm
Qualifications can be viewed via the URL listed above. This is a 2 year contract position.
Bay Area Video Coalition
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.
BAVC is one of the nation’s longest-standing non-profit video and audio preservation organizations. By spearheading ongoing open source initiatives, BAVC remains a leader in the field, developing high quality preservation standards and practices, and serving cultural organizations nationally. 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).
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.
We require a minimum commitment of 12 months and 20-25 hours per week. This is a paid position.
If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at email@example.com
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110