Our readers who are interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries may be interested in this free webinar series, offered through Library Journal. Even if you’re not available when the webinars are running live, those who register will receive a link to the archive when it becomes available.
Part 1: What is a Data-Driven Academic Library? Wednesday, December 4, 2013,
3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Part 2: The Evolution of Usage:
Analyzing and Benchmarking Use, Wednesday, December 11th, 2013,
3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Part 3: Redefining Scholarly Value
Through New Data, Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Complete details and links to register: lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/11/webcasts/what-is-a-data-driven-academic-library/
Call for Panelists:
The ARLIS/NA Affiliate Session at the College Art Association Conference in New York City seeks three panelists to participate on the following panel to be held at CAA 2013 (February 13-16, 2013, in New York City):
21st Century Artist’s Publications: self-published print-on-demand artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books
With the increased use of print-on-demand publishing technologies, many artists are blending the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books, often creating print publications that are indistinguishable from one another.
This session is open to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand technologies on the typology of artist’s books, and to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand on the genres of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books. Has print-on-demand created a new typology (artist’s publishing) that is inclusive of multiple publication types? Has print-on-demand production and distribution transformed the creation of artist’s publishing and sales beyond (more traditional) brick and mortar dealer and distributor networks? What is the financial impact of print-on-demand for artists and/or dealers/distributors? Should new terminology such as artist’s publishing or book art subsume the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books?
Session chair: Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Panelists are encouraged to present varying perspectives about the impact of print-on-demand on the current genre of artist’s publications. Of special interest are papers that balance art history and studio art voices, as well as persons early in their careers to those that are more established, whether independent scholars, artists, teaching faculty, curators, or librarians. Each panelist will speak for ca. 20 minutes and will then participate in a moderated dialog with the audience about issues and topics raised.
Interested speakers should send the following information via e-mail to the session chair (deadline August 20, 2012):
- Proposed title for your paper/presentation
- A brief abstract (ca. 150-200 words) of your proposed paper
- A C.V.
All submissions will be acknowledged, and a final decision will be made by August 25, 2012.
***Call for Papers — Internet Reference Services Quarterly — New Authors Welcome!***
Internet Reference Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year.
>> Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal presenting information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.
>> IRSQ welcomes articles on all aspects of library reference and information services, including professional practices, electronic communications, information literacy, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.
>> IRSQ receives all manuscripts electronically via the journal’s ScholarOne website:
>>For more journal information and submission instructions, visit www.tandfonline.com/WIRS or contact Jason Sokoloff at email@example.com.
Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities e-Course
ASCLA’s popular and relevant online course, Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities, will be offered again this October.
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Course details, including links to registration, are at the ASCLA blog:
The course will run October 1-28, 2012, with two live online meetings on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:00-4:00p.m. Central time. Additional weekly coursework is self-paced.
During this course, participants will:
>>Identify library users with disabilities at their library
and the resources and assistive technologies available to assist them;
>>Examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that
have impacted people with disabilities;
>>Apply what they’ve learned to recommend changes in personal and organizational
behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities at their library.
This course is truly designed for all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators. ***We welcome group registrations!*** Two or more registrants from the same library, library system or network will save 15% on their course registration rates. More information is at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning
For more information about this course, visit this ASCLA blog post:
Four-Week eCourse Begins Monday, October 15, 2012 Your patrons trust your recommendations on what to read next, and as the use of iPads proliferates, they will look to you for recommendations on exemplary books as apps. The best of this new breed of apps use the multimedia, multitouch capabilities of the iPad to extend the concept of the book, creating a new immersive experience for readers. In this eCourse Nicole Hennig, head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will
- Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers
- Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them
- Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class
Each week’s lesson includes a video introduction, readings, and ongoing message board discussions. To participate, you will need access to an iPad. It’s recommended that students plan to budget $30–$50 on apps, though additional purchases are not required to take the eCourse. To get the most out of this eCourse you should already be comfortable with using an iPad and purchasing apps.
Nicole Hennig is Head of the User Experience Group for the MIT Libraries. Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading. She presents frequently on these topics at national and regional conferences.
6-Week eCourse runs from September 4 through October 12
Drupal is an open source content management tool that allows users to build complex websites without extensive programming, making it perfect for library websites. In this introductory eCourse, librarian, consultant and Drupal expert Sean Fitzpatrick will guide participants in building an attractive, functional library website using Drupal. This test website will be hosted on a server for six months after the eCourse, facilitating additional learning. This eCourse will focus on Drupal 7, while highlighting what is still applicable to Drupal 6. Whether the objective is a simple site or full-service digital branch, this eCourse will give participants the know-how to get a library website up and running.
Webinar: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement
Title: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement
Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific
This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server starting 30 minutes before the start of the webinar. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html
For more information and to participate in the July 10 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills
In these tough times, how can library staff:
· Leverage their existing skills to their best advantage?
· Learn how to acquire new skills critical for career advancement, career change, or solidifying their current position?
· Determine which of their skills are most marketable and transferrable to other positions?
· Learn how to package their most transferrable skills to maximize career growth and advancement?
This webinar offers practical advice for library staff seeking to expand their existing skill sets and develop new areas of expertise to broaden their career potential, maximize their earnings in their current position or gain that competitive edge for landing their next job. The presenters will identify and discuss more than 30 of the hottest skills in greatest demand in the library world.
Webinar attendees will be encouraged to determine which skills are most important to them and to assemble a customized skill set most likely to yield the highest payback for career growth and advancement.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
· Understand why expanding their skill set is the most important first step in boosting marketability and facilitating career growth and advancement.
· Learn about the 33 most sought after skills, in greatest demand in the current library work environment and understand why these are the most important skills to acquire.
· Have a firm grasp on six foolproof strategies for acquiring new skills.
· Learn how to conduct a self-assessment of their existing skill set as a prerequisite to formulating a plan to acquire the new skills they need for career advancement.
This webinar will be of interest to library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquiring new ones.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar
July 12—The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities
Speakers: Kenneth D. Crews, Director, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University Libraries, and faculty member at Columbia Law School and Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
Date: July 12, 2012
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4); convert to your time zone
Topic: This free hour-long webinar, “The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities,” will examine a few recent court cases involving fair use as applied to video streaming and digital books. It will focus chiefly on a court decision handed down in May 2012 regarding the digitizing of copyrighted books at Georgia State University for electronic reserves and for student use through course management systems.
Reserve your seat now—virtual seating is limited.
Register here: http://net.educause.edu/content.asp?PAGE_ID=1031973&bhcp=1
Free Webinar Series for new librarians!
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.
Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date and register!
July 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
Registration link: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/cjchmcs
Webinar length: one hour
Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998 where her theme was “ Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch”. Speaking about: How to develop leadership skills as a New Professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager, and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Speaking about Knowledge River, a model of a library school working with new professionals and students. http://sirls.arizona.edu/kr/
Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://lisnpn.spruz.com/
Next quarterly webinar scheduled for October 2012.
The series explore useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:
LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.
Questions and requests for information:
Coordinator of the series
Free E-Forum: Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century
July 11-12, 2012
Hosted by Kara McClurken and Kimberley Peach
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 2pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
The Brittle Book Program landscape has changed with the growing acceptance of digital surrogates as replacements for the printed book and the increasing scarcity of microfilming programs. Different options are available to Preservation Librarians than were available ten years ago. This e-Forum will facilitate the discussion of best practices, workflow tools, and decision making criteria used by those responsible for brittle and heavily damaged books in their libraries. We also invite those considering the start of such a program to bring their questions and ideas to the conversation.
Topics will include:
- Reformatting options
- Use of decision trees and evaluation flags
- The role of copyright in decision-making
- The role of the Bibliographer/Selector in decision-making
- Use of digital copies already available through HathiTrust, Internet Archive, and Google Books
- Decision to withdrawal or limit use of the original
- Cataloging procedures for digital or print surrogates
- Use of the 583 field for preservation action and retention commitment notes
- Costs and benefits associated with reformatting
Kara McClurken is the Head of Preservation Services at the University of Virginia Libraries. She has a degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland with a specialization in Archives and Preservation. Kara worked as an Archivist and Preservation Specialist at Smith College before working at SOLINET as a Preservation Services Librarian from 2006 – 2009. Kara recently conducted a survey of how various institutions address the problem of heavily damaged materials in their collections and presented the results at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference. Kara is an active teacher and consultant on a variety of preservation topics and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists.
Kimberly Peach has a degree in Library Science from the Catholic University of America and a Certificate in Preservation Management from The Preservation Management Institute at Rutgers University. Kim worked in the Binding and Collections Care Department at the Library of Congress before being selected for the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship at Yale University Library in 2010. From there she joined George Blood Audio and Video as Registrar and then went on to work on the American Archive Inventory Project at WXPN Public Radio. Kim has just completed two years of services as co-chair for the PARS Program, Planning, and Publications Committee, and has served as a preservation consultant on the Save Our African American Treasures Team of the National Museum of African American History and Culture since 2008.
*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.
Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment Online Course
Session: August 13 – September 21, 2012
Description: This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
- the definition of collection assessment
- techniques and tools
- assessment of print and electronic collections
- project design and management
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment
- understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis
- design and implement a collection assessment project
- perform a collection assessment of print resources
- complete a collection assessment of electronic resources
Who should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $129 Non-member
How to Register: For additional course details and registration information please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/ol_templ
Contact: For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Please note the first two items in bold are happening tomorrow!
Blended Librarian Webcast: Flipping the Classroom: Overturning the Traditional Lecture Thursday, May 10th @ noon (12pm) EDT
This is a free event & no registration is needed. There are a limited number of seats that are available on a first come first served basis. Please go to the BL site http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/ and log in to the “Quick Login” early to obtain your seat. It will be the webcast listed at the top of the webpage.
(Note: You need to be a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community to participate. No fee to join. To join go to the following page http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/join.html prior to logging on to LearningTimes to join the webcast – you should do this at least 12 hrs prior to attending a webcast.)
METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Catablogging – Leveraging Blogging Software to Present Your Collections on the Web
Speaker Chela Weber
Chela Scott Weber is the Associate Head for Archival Collections at the Tamiment Library & Robert f. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU. Prior to coming to the Tamiment, she was the Director of Library & Archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she implemented Emma, their WordPress based catablog of archives and special collections. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science and Certificate of Archival Administration from Wayne State University in beautiful Detroit, MI.
This event is co-sponsored/hosted with ACRL/NY Special Collections and Archives Discussion Group.
Visit the event website for more information and to register:
The AMIA Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals for Archiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP in New York City on Saturday, October 13, 2012 as part of New York Archives Week organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell atNYU.AMIA@gmail.com Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
FINAL DEADLINE for submissions is Friday, July 13, 2012.
The 3rd annual ShareAcademy will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at the CPCC Harris campus in Charlotte, NC. The theme for this year’s ShareAcademy is:
“Under New Management: Adventures in Leadership”
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Share with us your challenges, joys, reflections, techniques, skills and eye-opening moments about becoming a better, more efficient, more productive leader and manager. What habits or tricks have you learned or utilized to manage yourself, your time or your staff? How have you identified your strengths and skills and used them to your best advantage?
Workshop proposals are expected to be interactive, hands-on, and engaging for participants.
Call for proposals CLOSES: May 30
ShareAcademy Registration OPENS: June 4
*ShareAcademy is created and hosted by CPCC Library, but is open to anyone interested in the conference theme. Our primary goal is to provide a conference full of practical, hands-on material for its attendees.*
Submit your proposal here! http://www.cpcc.edu/library/shareacademy
ALCTS webinar: Rare Materials and RDA: Exploring the Issues
Date: May 23, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: Are you unsure about how (or whether) to apply RDA to rare materials? This webinar will present an overview of RDA provisions related to rare materials, including both bibliographic and authority records, and will explore how well RDA and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials
(DCRM) can be used together to describe rare materials. The webinar will reflect work sponsored by the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section’s Bibliographic Standards Committee, including a white paper prepared by the presenters.
Single Webinar Registration Fees: $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.
For additional information and links to registration, please click here.
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
See educational opportunities, such as CFP, workshops, events, webinars, etc.? Please email Braegan Abernethy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emilee Mathews (email@example.com) to get them posted here.
Library Relations Associate
New York City
ARTstor is a not-for-profit organization that assembles and makes available a Digital Library of images and associated data for noncommercial educational and scholarly uses, and an image management platform called Shared Shelf. The Digital Library and Shared Shelf are made available online through site licenses with educational and other not-for-profit institutions. ARTstor is headquartered in New York, NY.
The Library Relations Associate will share responsibility for expanding the ARTstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf participation within the educational community. Additional duties will involve billing, invoicing, and other special projects. The ARTstor community of potential participants consists of not-for-profit institutions in the United States and other countries. This position will require some travel (approx. 25%), and will demand a self-motivated, flexible, organized team player who thrives in an environment of constant change.
The LR Associate will report directly to the Associate Director for Library Relations.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Working to meet and exceed participation and revenue goals on an annual basis;
2. Communicating ARTstor’s mission, messages, and participation fee rationale to potential participants;
3. Identifying and managing new participation opportunities in the academic community;
4. Facilitating participation in ARTstor Digital Library at the institutional level by demonstrating ARTstor, its services and tools, and providing librarians and faculty members with useful information and strategies for promoting ARTstor as a campus-wide resource and platform;
5. Shepherding potential participants through the sales pipeline, including:
- Responding, via email and telephone, to participation inquiries via the ARTstor website
- Tracking contact information and “pipeline” status in our customer relationship management software
- Negotiating basic terms of License Agreements
- Working with other units to establish institutional access to the ARTstor Digital Library
- Giving remote demonstrations of ARTstor via GoToMeeting or other live conference software
- Setting up trial access for interested institutions
6. Representing ARTstor at conferences and other events deemed appropriate for this community;
7. Working closely with the Associate Director and other Library Relations team members on research projects, including market research;
8. Assisting with updating and maintaining the Talisma customer relationship management tool;
9. Contributing to internal reports;
10. Participating in all Library Relations and ARTstor staff meetings;
11. Keeping up-to-date on various ARTstor initiatives and developments and being able to communicate these initiatives to potential participants;
12. Additional special projects as assigned by the Associate Director and other senior staff members.
- Excellent communication skills in a variety of settings;
- Attention to detail and accuracy;
- Ability to work well as a team member;
- Strong technology skills, including familiarity with metadata structures, trends and web development as well as project management experience;
- Exceptional organizational skills;
- Ability to perform independently, be self-motivated, adapt to constant change and able to juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude;
- Strong commitment and interest in the use of images in an educational setting;
- Bachelor’s Degree;
- 3-4 years of experience in academic library or web/software development fields.
- Familiarity with the ARTstor Digital Library;
- Art, art history, or architectural background;
- Business development, marketing, and/or academic library experience;
- Working knowledge of image management software and database technology;
- Experience with customer relationship management software (Talisma, Sales Force or other);
- Master’s Degree.
ARTstor is an equal opportunity employer. ARTstor offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications for the position should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must submit a cover letter with salary requirements along with their resume. No phone calls please.
Interim Head, Fine Arts Library
Visiting Assistant Librarian – One Year Temporary Appointment
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Interim Head, Fine Arts Library.
The Bloomington campus includes approximately 37,000 students and 1,600 faculty and is also home to the highly ranked School of Library and Information Science (http://www.slis.indiana.edu/) that offers an art librarianship specialization (http://www.slis.indiana.edu/degrees/joint/specart.html) as well as a dual master’s degree in Art History and Library Science. Opportunities are available to participate in the programs and to work with and mentor students.
The Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), a high-density state-of-the-art shelving facility designed to preserve and provide access to 6.4 million volumes, provides excellent delivery services for faculty and students locally and around the world. In addition to holding low-use items from the Libraries’ General Collections, the ALF serves as secure storage and delivery for the Lilly Library’s rare books and manuscripts, most of the University Archives collections, and a large film collection.
The Fine Arts Library is located on the second floor of the Indiana University Art Museum on the Bloomington campus. The Library houses the majority of Indiana University Libraries’ books and journals in the fields of the visual arts, art history, architecture, design and related disciplines and supports the academic needs of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, including the Department of the History of Art. The collection comprises over 130,000 volumes and 390 periodical subscriptions.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the individual in this position will oversee the operation of the Fine Arts Library and work closely with students and faculty in the School of Fine Arts/History of Art. The successful candidate will:
· Provide planning, organization, implementation, and direction of public services for the Fine Arts Library.
· Supervise two support staff members at the Fine Arts Library.
· Oversee facilities maintenance and library security for the Fine Arts Library.
· Working with the Fine Arts fund manager, help to develop the Libraries’ collections in the areas of visual arts, art history, architecture, design and related disciplines; consult and collaborate with faculty and other librarians in purchasing decisions, as needed; review and document gifts from individual donors and IU Art Museum exchange program gifts.
· Provide and oversee reference service for the School of Fine Arts’ faculty, students, staff, and others.
· Provide library instruction for the School of Fine Arts, as well as related classes in Theatre and Drama, African Studies, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design, School of Education (art education), Art Museum docents, John Waldron Arts Center (book arts), and other areas/groups as requested, including instruction for the artists’ books collection.
· Serve as liaison to Art History faculty and School of Fine Arts [studio] faculty, including attendance at faculty meetings; IU Art Museum curatorial, exhibitions, and special events staff; as well as the IU Friends of Art.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; degree in art history, fine arts, or a related field; reading or bibliographic knowledge of French, German, or Italian; knowledge of and experience using major electronic and print art reference tools and resources; knowledge of and experience in the application of technology to library services; demonstrated teaching skills; collection, reference and library instruction experience in art, architecture and/or related fields; strong public service orientation; excellent managerial and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates; ability to meet the responsibilities of a tenure-track appointment.
Preferred: Advanced degree in art history, fine arts, or related field.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
· Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/enroll/video.html
APPLICATION REVIEW: Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. How to apply.
Director of Hamon Arts Library – January 2012
Position open until filled
Central University Libraries of Southern Methodist University seeks an exceptional person to serve as Director of the Hamon Arts Library. The successful candidate will possess a vision for the Hamon as a 21st-century library of the fine and performing arts, and the qualities necessary to make that vision a reality.
The Hamon Arts Library is part of Central University Libraries (CUL) and reports to the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services. Located in the Owen Arts Center of the Meadows School of the Arts, Hamon has extensive online and print holdings relevant to the visual and performing arts, as well as the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Wing and the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. The Hamon Arts Library primarily serves faculty, staff and students of the Meadows School of the Arts. Meadows majors and programs prepare students to excel as professionals in the arts, media and communications, and the Hamon staff works to align the library’s services and collections with the Meadows curricula. Central University Libraries is committed to supporting SMU’s aspiration to become a leading research institution within a dynamic, engaged learning environment.
The Director of the Hamon Arts Library provides vision, energy and leadership for three subject librarians who offer collection development, reference and instructional services for Meadows departments, two curators of special collections, one curatorial assistant, and three library specialists in circulation. Other responsibilities are administering the budget of the Hamon Arts Library, including university-allocated and restricted funds; creating and maintaining records, reports and statistics; and supervision of direct reports. The Director also serves on committees, including service on CUL’s Leadership Team, which sets policies and provides strategic vision for the libraries, and is expected to take an active role within SMU libraries, the Meadows School, and the University. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who sets priorities and promotes positive change in support of the teaching, research and creative needs of Meadows students, faculty and staff. The director will also work with staff in other areas of the library and university to advance technology and digital initiatives relevant to library services; cultivate faculty relationships; and make Hamon a visible and dynamic presence within Meadows, the University, and the greater Dallas arts community.
Requirements of the position include a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; a graduate degree in the fine or performing arts; at least five years’ progressively responsible post-MLS experience in an arts library, preferably in an academic setting; supervisory experience; demonstrated experience with the use of technology in an arts setting; strong knowledge of and experience with reference, information literacy, instruction and collection development; evidence of scholarly engagement and participation in professional organizations; and excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, including the ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated project management skills, experience in grant writing, and experience in overseeing the physical operations of a library facility.
Please visit our website http://www.smu.jobs to apply.
Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
CUL Human Resources Office / Facilities
Central University Libraries
Southern Methodist University
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from
innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the
position Art and Architecture Librarian. The Art and Architecture
Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position that will report to the
Faculty Director of the Humanities Department pending implementation of a
reorganization plan. Duties include general and specialized reference;
virtual reference; instruction services and classroom teaching as part of
an active library instruction program; and selecting library materials in
the areas of art, art history, architecture, and environmental design.
This position serves as the primary liaison to the Art and Art History
Department and the College of Architecture and Planning and assumes
primary responsibility for the development and delivery of research and
instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The Art
and Architecture librarian supports the integration of new technologies
into the Humanities Department and actively participates in departmental
policy planning and delivery of services.
The Humanities Department participates in virtual and in-depth personal
reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the
University of Colorado Boulder and specializes in services and collections
for the humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this
position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the
tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Position Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library
school by May 2012; undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history,
architecture, or related field or equivalent experience; coursework and/or
experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences;
awareness of national issues and trends in art librarianship services and
collection development; coursework and/or experience with library
instruction or teaching; awareness of relevant information technologies;
demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication
skills; potential for research, scholarly work and/or professional
Desirable Qualifications: Advanced degree in art, architecture, or
related field; one or more years of experience in an academic, research,
or museum library; experience in collection development; direct experience
incorporating digital technologies into art and architecture collections
or services (such as institutional repositories or Luna Insight); reading
knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly
Italian, Latin, German, or French; familiarity with copyright implications
for image databases; interest in working with underrepresented or at-risk
undergraduates; record of research or professional service at the national
Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate will be appointed as a
full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon
professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly
activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of
senior instructor, assistant professor, or above. Minimum starting salary
is $48,888. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays;
liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life
insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for
scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for
Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to
applications received by December 12, 2011. Application must be made
online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, referring to posting number 815191,
and must include a letter of application specifically addressing
qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal
addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may
be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at
Dylan.Wiersma@colorado.edu. The full position description can be viewed at
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is
scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We
encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this
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University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include reference
checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a
financial and/or motor vehicle history.
Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard College Library
Reporting to the Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, collaboration, and outreach for visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture to faculty, students, and researchers. Visual materials collections include digital images and slides for teaching as well as other formats documenting all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in the Fine Arts Library including historic photographs, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, and participation in collection development and management. Works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library and the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Collection Management, Development, and Access
- Identifies, evaluates , and acquires images, digital resources, historic photographs, and other visual materials for the library’s teaching and research collection
- Assesses and selects historic photographs and other visual materials in the Fine Arts Library’s collection for digitization and preservation (in consultation with the AKPIA Bibliographer and FAL Photographic Resources Librarian)
- Works with AKPIA and other faculty members, students, fellows, and visiting scholars to set collection priorities based on research and curricular needs
- Coordinates and prioritizes production of different digital products (scanning, uploading, cataloging); tracks workflows and timely service to users
- Provides intellectual control for Islamic visual materials in OLIVIA, ARTstor Shared Shelf project, and other catalogues including collaboration to establish best practices and authority control
- Participates in planning and implementing projects involving visual materials
- Develops long-range planning for Islamic visual images collection in consultation with AKPIA faculty and staff
Reference and Instructional Support
- Provides research services for visual materials in Islamic art and architectural history for faculty, students, and researchers
- Selects and provides teaching images in appropriate formats and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites
- Provides individual and group research support including in-class workshops and personalized instruction
- Assists faculty and students in integrating GIS, Prezi , and other visual tools in lectures, course websites
- Prepares online research guides, reference tools, and finding aids for Islamic visual materials
- Assists with image research and provides images, as needed, for Muqarnas and other Harvard and MIT AKPIA publications
Collaboration and Outreach
- Collaborates with diverse Harvard colleagues including the Loeb Design Library, NELC, CMES, and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
- Collaborates with AKPIA Documentation Center at MIT, Archnet, and other external initiatives on the creation and sharing of metadata, content, and services for users of visual materials on Islamic art and architecture such as SAHARA
- Works with other Harvard groups supporting interdisciplinary and digital scholarship such as academic departments and programs, DASH, CGA, and the Library Lab Initiative to develop content and research/teaching opportunities
- Supervises year-round student employees and temporary/project staff (as needed) in the creation of item level and collection-level cataloging and indexing for Islamic visual materials in all formats
- Working together with other stakeholders, develops special projects for access to and dissemination of Islamic visual culture
- Master’s degree in library and/or information science or equivalent experience
- Advanced degree at the master’s level or higher in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Islamic world, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or background etc.
- 3-5 years related professional library experience required
- Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)
- Expertise in image metadata standards and online data creation and access
- Computer skills including databases and digital image file management, required
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required
- Working knowledge of western European languages, especially French and German
- Knowledge of the contemporary field of Islamic art and architecture historical study and its constituents
- Knowledge of other archival collections projects related to visual culture and history of the Middle East
- Ability to use a computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse
Please apply with a cover letter and resume at the Harvard Employment Site.
Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/wy6zy39
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative individual for the position of Curator in the Office of Art Properties. Reporting to the Director, the Curator is responsible for the management, use, preservation, and development of Columbia University’s art holdings: paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and other objects. Specific duties:
- plans and establishes policies, working in collaboration with the Director and the Committee on Art Properties
- oversees the operation of the unit; hiring and supervision of staff, ensuring sound fiscal management and budgetary compliance
- serves as spokesperson for the unit in relations with university departments, and with the public
- assesses works of art for possible acquisitions, ensures safe handling and storage, and coordinates conservation
- oversees the management of collections, evaluating the proper uses of works of art, making decisions about lending art objects and responding to requests for reproducing art objects
- works to achieve maximum awareness and accessibility of the collection for research, teaching, and exhibition; will develop and manage a digitization plan for documenting art works and for making them accessible via web-based access and exhibition portals
- cultivates relations with donors, alumni, arts colleagues at other institutions, and community representatives
- M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in art history; MLS or graduate-level degree or certification in cultural object-oriented collections management or equivalent experience.
- Experience in a leadership position managing an art collection;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational and problem-solving capabilities;
- Demonstrated project management experience;
- Experience in fund-raising, grant preparation, and donor cultivation.
- Ability to work as part of a staff team, with a broad range of university colleagues, with students and with donors.
- Should have knowledge of collection management and museum practices;
- Interest in fostering fresh and interdisciplinary approaches to presenting and interpreting art and making the collection accessible for study and research.
- Experience in records and collection management, instructional uses of cultural objects, and exhibit and digital project development.
For immediate consideration, please apply online at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54991
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative art librarian committed to providing excellent services and programs in support of student learning, faculty research, and public engagement on a highly diverse campus. The position provides reference and instructional services, in a variety of modes, for both faculty and students; serves on a team acting as liaison to the Art History, Visual Arts, and Landscape Architecture departments; develops collections in print and digital formats; and creates and maintains web-based research guides, learning tools, and other digital resources. This is a tenure-track position within the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, and will require development of a research agenda, scholarly publication, and participation and leadership within appropriate professional organizations. Fulfilling the position’s responsibilities will offer excellent opportunities for collaborating with other Rutgers librarians and with teaching faculty, in collection development and management, reference, instruction, technological innovation, and research. The Art Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program and an advanced degree in art history; knowledge of one or more European languages, preferably French, German, and/or Italian; professional experience in art reference and collection development. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, familiarity with emerging technologies, individual initiative and creativity, and the ability to work well in a highly collaborative and diverse environment.
SALARY/STATUS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, one month vacation
LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries have a staff of 304, a budget of $28 million, and holdings numbering more than 3.6 million volumes. Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as their primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities. The New Brunswick campus is the largest of the three regional campuses, supporting over 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie classification Research University (very high research activity) campus. The Art Library supports research and instruction in art history as well as interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, and it is the key resource and service provider for the highly ranked Department of Art History and its doctoral program. In addition to its traditional strengths in Western European art and the art of the Americas, the Department of Art History is developing strengths in African, Asian, and Middle Eastern art, and the history of photography, with support from the Art Library.
TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Sandra Troy (APP. 195), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: 732-932-7637
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.
What do digital humanities scholars see as the potential of this interdisciplinary field?
Defining the Digital Humanities
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:00-2:00 PM
555 Lerner Hall, Morningside
Guests who do not have a Columbia University ID must RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, April 5.
Panelists include Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University; Federica Frabetti, Senior Lecturer in the Communication, Media and Culture Program at Oxford Brookes University, UK; and Dino Buzzetti, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Bologna. More information.
RESEARCH WITHOUT BORDERS EVENT SERIES
The Scholarly Communication Program at CU Libraries/Information Services presents a speaker series for the 2010-11 academic year on today’s pivotal issues in scholarly communication.
Join us for the third year of events exploring changes in how scholars and researchers create, share, reuse, and preserve new knowledge. The series is free and open to the public.
Follow the events remotely on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScholarlyComm.
Interesting profile of Anne Haas, art librarian at Bowdoin’s Pierce Art Library. In particular, her jump from public to academic. It is sometimes difficult to make that transition. However, doing so early in her career and being able to capitalize on an open position that became permanent seems to have worked for her.
In case you missed last year’s interview with Nedda Ahmed, Arts Liaison Librarian at Georgia State University (and ARLIS/NA webmaster), here it is!
Via: Nate Riggs
Opportunities for those interested in contributing to ACRL arts-related groups…
ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force (post-) ALA Midwinter virtual open meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 11:30-1:00 PST/2:30-4:00 EST
Register here: https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id (please note there are three IRIG meetings listed; please select the 2/16/2011 VLTF meeting)
Please join the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force for an open meeting to discuss the Standards development process and the soon-to-be-available draft Standards document. The meeting is open to all, and it is not necessary to be a member of ALA, ACRL, or IRIG.
The draft Standards document will be available on the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards blog (http://acrlvislitstandards.wordpress.com/) by Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Additional information about the Standards project is also available on the blog.
If you would like to submit a question or discussion topic in advance of the meeting, please email Denise Hattwig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors to the Philadelphia ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2011 ACRL Conference, March 30-April 2.
The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by members and associates of ACRL’s Arts Section to help conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ACRL Arts Section. It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience!
You can view previous ArtsGuides on the ACRL Arts Section page at:
If you are interested in contributing to ArtsGuide sections on Visual Arts & Museums, Galleries, Architecture, Theatre, Music, and/or Dance please contact the editor of this year’s ACRL ArtsGuide, Eamon Tewell, at eamont(at)gmail(dot)com as soon as possible.
Both ACRL members and non-members are encouraged to contribute.
Submissions would be due by February 18, 2011.
ACRL 2011 scholarship categories are:
- Librarian Scholarships - provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience to update their skills and knowledge
- Library Support Staff Scholarships – provide opportunities for library support staff to attend the premier event for academic and research libraries
- Library School Student Scholarships – provide opportunities for library school students to learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries
- Virtual Conference Scholarships – provide unique opportunities for collaboration, learning and networking online
- Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants - provide opportunities for Spectrum Scholars to participate in an ACRL professional development activity and opportunities to foster stronger relationships between Spectrum Scholars and their existing or potential mentors.
Deadline: Nov. 9, 2010
ARLIS/NA Lunchtime chat: “Visual Resource Centers and Academic Libraries: Shall the twain meet?”
April 16, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern
Moderators: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns and Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota
This chat is a lead-up to an in-person discussion at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4pm as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting.
* Are you interested in discussing the relationship between libraries and visual resource centers in the academic environment?
* Have you participated in a new conceptualizing of your visual resources unit? Will you be doing so in the near future?
* Is your visual resources center part of the university library system? Or soon to be?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us for a lunchtime chat to discuss opportunities for visual resource centers and libraries, and their potential partners on the college campus.
Discussion questions include:
1. What is the future of visual resources on the college campus – and the corresponding relationship of visual resource centers to libraries within the academic environment?
2. If you are currently facing the merger of your visual resources center into your library, what factors determined this merger? Who on campus lobbied for this or against the merger?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the library or of being a stand-alone unit? Some talking points may include: budget concerns; staffing; integrated library systems; changing image use on campus
4. What are some of the future trends concerning image use and how are these trends affecting visual resource centers and libraries?
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota, and Greta Bahnemann, Special Projects Assistant, University of Minnesota invite you to join them for a follow-up conversation at the ARLIS/NA conference in Boston on Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of the Visual Resources Division Meeting hosted by Nicole Finzer. Please bring your questions and comments as well as ideas and opinions as we explore this timely issue and look to the future.
Instructions on how to use Meebo chat software are included on the Chats page: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/
Transcripts of previous chats are also available on the Chats page.
The ACRL Residency Interest Group has launched a new podcast series called the “Newbie Dispatches.” It is a set of ‘casts on a variety of topics of interest to current library school students, recent graduates, early career librarians, and former and current library residents.
The first podcast is on publishing a manuscript for the first time, writing a manuscript prospectus, and getting into the world of academic publishing. The URL for this podcast is: http://acrl.ala.org/residency/?p=995
Our next cast will be similar, but will be a two-part cast with Kaetrena Davis-Kendrick, reference librarian at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Kaetrena will discuss her experience with journal submission and publication, and offer advice to newer librarians who are considering publishing for the first time.
All of the casts are free and accessible by the public: http://acrl.ala.org/residency/
The group is also taking suggestions for topics for future podcasts. If you have something you’d like to learn more about or hear discussed, just use the web form and send us a quick email: http://acrl.ala.org/residency/?page_id=9 or find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ACRL-Residency-Interest-Group/113621396297
A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t have to brave the stacks at a large university library!
In the Visual Resources world, staying relevant is always a major concern. Here are some survival tips for academic libraries:
Art librarians should be great at #2!
Another reason art librarians are just as relevant as ever, if not more:
“According to several reports published by the Primary Research Group, Inc., only about 47 percent of students are sure that they have ever been required to turn in a research paper exceeding ten double-spaced typed pages in length for any of their classes. More than 86 percent of students say that they understand the concept of plagiarism. The higher the grade point average, the less information for research papers was obtained from search engines, such as Google or Yahoo. Close to 19 percent of students in the fine or performing arts have ever asked reference questions via e-mail, the highest percentage among all types of majors or concentrations.”
Press Release from Primary Research Group, Inc., June, 2009, primaryresearch.com/release-200906251.html Retrieved August 6, 2009. Quoted in Gary Portillo’s “Fast Facts,” C&RL News Vol. 70, No. 8. September 2009. (emphasis mine).