According to our poll last week, most respondents are interested in sharing a room at the Grand Hyatt or in a hostel nearby. The best deal for hostel rooms seems to be at the DC Lofty hostel, just six blocks north from the conference hotel. Have a look at the room pricing options on their website – prices range from a four-bed female dorm for $42.68 per person per night to an eight-bed mixed dorm for $32.76 per person per night.
If you would like to get in on this chance to save some money at the conference this year, email co-moderator Ellen Tisdale (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail[dot]com). Include the nights you will be in Washington and your lodging preferences (all female, all male or mixed rooms). If you are looking for a roommate to share a room at the grand Hyatt, email Ellen with the same information and she will get you connected. Remember that reduced conference rates at the Grand Hyatt are only available until March 28!
The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian. This position provides the opportunity to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic environment.
The Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library’s collections primarily support the diverse academic programs associated with the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The library’s holdings are complemented by collections of art and architecture titles in Knight Library and the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives. In addition to its 86,000 volumes, the A&AA Library holds unique collections of rare books, architectural drawings and models, and artists’ books. The A&AA Library has 4.0 FTE staff members, and several student assistants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the A&AA Library, and reports to the head of that department.
Required: ALA-accredited MLIS degree in hand by start date; strong academic background in art history, architecture, or visual arts; knowledge of art and architecture information resources; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Desired: Academic library experience; reading knowledge of a foreign language; graduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration, or design discipline; and experience with technology used in design disciplines.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).
This is a full-time, 12-month position, located in Eugene, OR. Librarians hold academic faculty status with rank, Career Non-Tenure Track. Contracts are fixed-term, renewable (two or three years) depending on rank. Professional growth and service in keeping with university and library standards for promotion, retention, and merit is expected. This position is represented by United Academics (http://uauoregon.org/). Appointment to the position will include successful completion of a criminal background check.
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by April 14, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.
Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 firstname.lastname@example.org. (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax).
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CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an innovative and learner-centered Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian who understands the changing environment of instructional technology, digital scholarship, and visual resources in an academic environment. The successful candidate will lead the development and coordinate the College’s digital scholarship program. S/he will also promote and support the use of visual resources at the College. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating with members of Information Services and other campus support organizations to plan and deliver information services and supporting resources. The position will be a member of the Instructional Technology Team and will assist in developing an instructional support program for the College.
The ideal candidate will provide leadership in promoting, developing and leading the digital scholarship program in the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center. This includes serving as an advisor to digital scholarship projects. S/he will develop the College’s digital visual resources collections and related services to support students, faculty and staff using traditional and emerging technologies. S/he will serve as a library and IT liaison to the Art History and Art departments and actively participate in research publication and conference presentations.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, or comparable education and 3-5 years of experience in a related instructional technology or visual resources library environment is required. Professional training in librarianship, information technology, visual resources management, or a related field involving digital scholarship is also required. Candidate must also possess substantial academic background in Art, Art History or associated area; knowledge of current visual resources collection practices and digital imaging technologies and web page development, including ARTstor and Shared Shelf; experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Experience with digital images and video is required as is experience with relevant hardware and software, and image database management; working knowledge with graphics and design software such as Adobe Creative Suites. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent writing, teaching, verbal and social/new media communication skills are needed. Must also have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with students, staff, and faculty; work individually and as a member of a team and interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college. Outgoing personality with strong leadership, collaboration and project management skills is required. Must be detail oriented, well-organized, ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant. The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by March 28, 2014 .
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to email@example.com (include your full name and “DigSch” in the subject line of your e-mail).
Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE
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Due Today March 7th!
ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter 2014 Bunce Travel Award
On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, the awards committee is pleased to extend the application for the William C. Bunce Travel Award of $600 for travel to the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, May 1-5, 2014. This award is given in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award is intended to support a chapter member’s professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. This Travel Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need; level of chapter participation; first-time attendance; and contribution to the conference.
To apply for this award please submit a letter of application, including relevant award criteria, and how you will benefit from attending ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Washington. You must indicate the level of funding you expect to receive from your institution and include a current resume or CV. Please send applications via email to Viveca Pattison Robichaud (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marsha Stevenson (Stevenson.email@example.com) and Sara Stigberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The extended application deadline is Friday, March 7th. Recipients will be notified by March 21, 2014. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance and will not be eligible to apply again for three years. After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development activities. This award is intended for members of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website (www.arlisna.org/join.html#howto) and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates website (midstates.arlisna.org/membership.html).
For additional information please contact a member of the Travel Awards Committee, Viveca Pattison Robichaud (email@example.com), Marsha Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sara Stigberg (email@example.com).
We want to help make this conference as easy and accessible for arlisnappers as possible. For that reason, we are exploring the different lodging options available. If you would like to share a room with other members, we would love to hear from you! Which of the following options would you prefer?
For an idea of pricing at the Grand Hyatt, have a look at the conference website.
For an idea of hostel pricing, have a look at the options listed here.
If you have other ideas or tips for conference lodging, leave us a comment here! If you would like to get in contact with other members looking for roomies, send your preferences (male or female, the dates you will be arriving and leaving Washington) to co-moderator Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale(at)gmail(dot)com).
Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC!
Generously supported by the TD Bank Group, these competitive paid internships offer study and training opportunities and work experience in the field of Art Librarianship and Archive Practice. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada.
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Deadline: 31 March 2014