Happy Tuesday, arlisnappers!
Are you currently working on a great project? Experimenting with a new technology or teaching tool? Curated an interesting exhibit or new collection?
Tell us all about it! We’re looking for contributors to help us develop more original blog content; let’s start by talking about what our amazing and diverse members are doing.
This is open to all of our students and new professionals (and even the not-so-new!), and can be a great opportunity to share your work or research in an informal, low-key environment. We’ll continue to solicit for more thematic content, so if you’re more research-focused at this point or aren’t quite ready to write, there will be many more chances in the future!
We’ll keep this as informal as possible, while still maintaining some sense of order and decorum (that’s our forte, right?). You can either post a comment here with your contact info and a brief description of what you’d like to talk about, or send an email to myself (Stephanie) or Suzanne, sgrimm AT uscb.edu or suzannewalsh AT gmail.com, respectively, and we’ll assign posting dates from there.
Can’t wait to hear from you all!
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great conferences, CFPs, scholarships and more opportunities below!
SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2013
Registration will be opening for The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI ) on January 21, 2013. Currently in its tenth year as a joint program between The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2013 will be held once again at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June
The SEI curriculum is suited to information professionals new to the
field, as well as more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals serving in a range of professional roles have
benefitted from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals,
university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals
responsible for image rights and reproductions. Reduced tuition is offered to VRA and ARLIS/NA members.
This intensive workshop specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging,
the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your
professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and
brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual
resources to professional development and future career roles.
Any questions? Contact the SEI co-chairs Betha Whitlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Amy Trendler (email@example.com) with questions.
The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI 2013.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/, has generously agreed to sponsor five scholarships for the 2013 ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-21, 2013. The intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules At SEI 2013, expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI.
Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $770 for tuition, room, and incidentals. If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2013 website: http://sei.vrafoundation.org/kress2013.html
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held April 25-29th in Pasadena, CA.
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/pasadena2013/
For more information about the Travel Awards, and to access the application form, please visit: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013travel
Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members. Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!
Application deadline for all awards listed below: January 31st, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ACRL ARTS SECTION’S ANNUAL DISCUSSION FORUM SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians? Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum to be held on Saturday, June 29th from 10:30-11:30 during theALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
- Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design (see list of possible topics below). It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in.
- There is no requirement for presenters to be Arts Section members to participate. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
- Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes with a short Q&A after.
Please email your proposals to Yvette Cortes (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 8th. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after.
- · Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
- · Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
- · Emerging technologies in arts libraries
- · Inventive collection management and development in the arts
- · Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
- · Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
- · Evaluating the needs of arts users
- · Use of images in information literacy instruction
- · Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits
If you have questions, please contact me.
Chair, ACRL Arts Section Publications & Research Committee
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and more opportunities below!
Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States
Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.
You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/
Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online)
The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.
We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:
Project planning with images
Image collections across systems and platforms
Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach
Visual literacy standards implementation
We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects.
Please submit proposals or questions to email@example.com. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:
Brief proposal description (150 words or less)
Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.
The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors for the Seattle ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference! The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by theACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities. You do not have to be a member to be a contributor, but it’s a great opportunity to get involved with 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 see previous ArtsGuides here:
Please let me know which section you’re interested in contributing to:
Visual Arts & Museums
Submissions would be due by December 3, 2012. If you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible.
Chair, ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee
“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”
You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses, driving directions or planning trips via public transportation, but have you considered how this same technology could be used at your library to improve library services? RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25, ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.
If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.
Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece
Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:
Questions about registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5.
Digital Media Librarian Academic Services/ Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art
Division: Academic Affairs FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to (Position Title): Director, Decker Library Work Schedule: 8:30 am -4:30 pm (M-F), one day a week 11am -7 pm Job Code & Description: S7200, Librarian The Digital Media Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Media Resources Collection (MRC), including digital images, the slide collection, material collection, videos and films; and for providing leadership with the on-going integration of analog and digital media technology and services. This includes establishing departmental polices and procedures, budget management, database administration and implementing collection initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library.
Summary of Essential Functions:
• Manage the daily operations of the Media Resources Collection and services
• Plan and allocate budget in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library
• Manage the digital asset portion of the Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Portfolio)
Supervise digital image and collections cataloging • Participate in collection development and outreach for still and moving image collections
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage MRC staff and oversees daily departmental operations, including hiring and evaluating staff.
• Develop collection of still and moving images for instruction, research and preservation purposes.
• Select, acquire and maintain collections.
• Explore new technologies and provide innovative ways to offer digital materials in support of teaching and learning.
• Oversee processing and cataloging for the image collection. • Establish polices and ensure best practices are followed for cataloging, creation and storage of analog and digital media, in coordination with the Catalog Librarian as necessary.
• Manage and oversee the organization and appearance of the digital asset management system. Coordinate with the Systems Specialist to manage the related portion of the ILS system.
• Work with librarians and staff responsible for online resource collection development, acquisition, maintenance and user discovery.
• Provides reference, instruction and one-to-one research appointments, including participation in the Personal Librarian program.
• Coordinate the acquisition and inclusion of institutional archive materials in the MRC collection.
• Provide reference and circulation services to patrons.
• Participate in local and national professional organizations as well as library related projects and institution-wide committees as needed.
• Perform other related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging metadata and cataloging standards including MARC, METS, MODS, VRA core, Dublin core, XML, TEI, and best practices for digital collections. • Familiarity with integrated library systems and relational database management. • Knowledge of, and interest in relevant analog and digital media formats and experience with computer
technologies, digitization protocols and digital copyright.
• Familiar with proper handling of archival materials, photographic media and fragile special collections.
• Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation.
• Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects and services.
• Ability to solve problems and prioritize work effectively.
• Masters degree in Library or Information Science
• Budget management and collection development experience with still and moving images
• Knowledge of art and the use of visual resources in an academic context
• 3-4 years visual resources experience in an academic or museum setting
• 1-2 years supervisory experience
• Bachelors, or Masters degree or strong educational background in Studio Art, Art History or related field
• Experience supervising digital projects
• Experience managing a visual resource center including supervision of student workers
Reporting to this position: 2.5 FTE (Media Coordinator, Patron Services Assistant, Media Resources Collection Assistant)
Conditions of Employment:
• Conditions: Background Check
• Must work at least one evening a week
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.
• Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
To apply online please visit: http://mica.interviewexchange.com AA/EOE
There are A LOT of educational opportunities in this post so read carefully! As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, internships and more opportunities below!
- Mark your calendar now for Sept 13th chat: Tips for a successful job interview. Open to all! http://connect.ala.org/node/186969. The interview stage of a job search can be riddled with emotions; excitement, nervousness, and stress to name a few. This chat will explore some of the ways you can be better prepared for your big day. Topics to guide our discussion include but are not limited to what activities your interview day may include, how you should prepare, how should you dress, what questions you might expect to get from the search committee, and what to expect after your interview is complete. While we will focus on academic libraries, many of the topics cross-over to other types of libraries. Please come with your questions and be prepared for a fun and informative chat! Deana Groves, ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Webmaster, will be your host along with the assistance of Liz Siler, ALCTS ANMIG Chair. The chat will be on September 13th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST and is open to ALA members of all types. To join the chat: connect.ala.org/node/186576
- Title: Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement
Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern. This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips. For more information and to participate in the Thursday, September 6, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/librarians-share-their-stories. How are some librarians finding practical ways to cope, successfully navigate, and even thrive in the face of a lingering recession? How can you recognize and avoid the most common mistakes that can determine the difference between success and failure in any career situation? How can you to reinvent yourself and prepare for success in a new career in a very different or less traditional role? What secrets can be learned from successful individuals who have become leaders in the library/information profession? What new career opportunities are possible for you and how can you plan a strategy to pursue something new? This webinar will assist library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, in understanding the wide range of career opportunities available to them and how to visualize a path to success. A number of successful and unsuccessful stories will be discussed. Attendees will review and analyze successful and unsuccessful case studies to help them chart a path to career advancement, such as moving into a less traditional library role or making a lateral move into a very different career. They will also learn how to identify, select and acquire the most relevant “front runner” or leadership “personas” that contribute to professional success in the current climate. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to envision their path to advancement through the analysis of the accomplishments of other librarians and information professionals who have successfully climbed the organizational ladder, transitioned into a new career, or become a “front runner” or leader in our profession. Learn how to continually reinvent themselves to overcome adversity and achieve success in any work environment. Gain insight into some exciting career opportunities often overlooked by librarians and information professionals. Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals. This webinar will be of interest to professional and paraprofessional library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new ones. This is the third in a series of four webinars presented by Deb Hunt and David Grossman. You can view their previous webinars at http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills. 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
Call for applications: 2013 ARLIS/NA Internship Award. Please share with current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art or museum studies. The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award for 2013.
The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART LIBRARY FALL INTERN PROGRAM 2012 — Library and Archives. The Whitney Museum of American Art Library is seeking applicants for internships to begin this fall 2012. Under the supervision of professional library staff, interns will gain first-hand museum library experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research to routine administrative and clerical tasks. Each intern will also focus on one individual project. Participants must be willing to commit to at least 120 hours during the semester and may arrange to receive college credit.
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Preferred candidates are students already enrolled in a certified graduate library degree program with an interest in American art and/or museum work, have internship or experience working in a library and excellent administrative skills. If interested, please submit, via e-mail, your cover letter, current resume and references to library[at]whitney[dot]org . Please include dates you will be available for an interview with Library staff.
- ACRL 2013 Conference Call for Poster Proposals
Got an innovative library-based project, best practices to solve a problem, or unique research findings? Consider sharing them in a poster session! Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of a topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Presenters can communicate additional details via online handouts. Presenters share their ideas with colleagues as attendees circulate during one hour time blocks in the poster session area, located in the exhibits hall. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per poster at any one time is recommended. The Poster Session Committee looks for topics that will engage attendees during repeated presentations.
Potential topics can be seen in the program tags that are included on the proposal instructions page (link below). Poster topics from underrepresented categories are of particular interest. Here are some examples:
cataloging & technical services
data management and services
Use the application form to sell your idea in a short, dynamic summary and provide a more complete discussion of the contents for the reviewers. Please plan to submit an electronic version of your poster so that it can be posted online with conference handouts. Submissions are due by November 9, 2012.
Program Proposal Instructions https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_instruct.cfm
Proposal Submission Form https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_submission.cfm
Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan[at]ala[dot]org or call (312) 280-2522.
- Marginalized Bodies: Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art
Deformities and disabilities have been depicted in art since antiquity, and yet a comprehensive text on the subject as it pertains to art of the Early Modern era has yet to be written. Barry Wind glosses over the topic in A Foul and Pestilent Congregation, dealing primarily with dwarfism and gibbosity as they pertain only to the themes of “the world upside down” and the Commedia dell’ Arte. These tropes of entertainment or curiosity are also discussed in monographs, mainly on artists like Velazquez and Callot, again limiting the discussions to depictions of dwarves at court and the comical aspects of deformity. Deformities and disabilities also figure in texts on teratology and the kunstkammer, for example, Datson and Park’sWonders and the Order of Nature. The richness of the social, cultural, religious, political, and philosophical aspects of deformity and disability in the Early Modern era have yet to be revealed. We wish to address this lacuna in Early Modern art scholarship by producing an anthology that integrates all aspects of deformity and disabilities as depicted in Early Modern art, utilizing an all-inclusive perspective. We seek papers that offer particular case studies on Early Modern depictions of deformities and disabilities that address the subject from this broader outlook.
Topics might include the apotropaic qualities of deformity and disabilities, deformities and disabilities as a means to exercising charity—the Catholic and Protestant approaches, deformed and disabled beggars, deformed and disabled saints, demonizing/idealizing deformities and disabilities, deformities and disabilities caused by disease, deformities and disabilities as reflections of sin, deformity and disability in mythology, deformed and disabled artists, aging and disability in artists and patrons, considerations of deformities and disabilities in architecture, the theoretical aspects of depicting the hideous in art, the treatment of deformity and disability in portraiture, concealment/disclosure of deformities and disabilities, and scapegoating the deformed and disabled at times of catastrophic events.
To be considered for the project, kindly submit a 500 word abstract to Sandra Cheng (schengnyc[at]gmail[dot]com), Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard (kac9b[at]mindspring[dot]com), and Lilian H. Zirpolo (lilianzirpolo[at]gmail[dot]com), along with a short CV, by September 15, 2012.
Conferences & Continuing Education
- We are looking for additional peer reviewers for Art Documentation, the journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. We welcome reviewers in all areas of interest and expertise, but in particular we are seeking those with the knowledge and background to be able to review articles about cataloging/metadata, digital collections, museum libraries, and new media/new technology.
Reviewers are needed for the Spring 2013 issue. You would receive the article by September 15 and have 3 weeks to prepare your comments and recommendations. We’d like to expand the pool of reviewers for future issues as well, so even if you are not available at this time but are interested in reviewing, I would like to hear from you.
Please follow this link to take the short Survey Monkey survey to indicate your interest in reviewing, your availability, and your areas of expertise:
- Archiving the Arts:
addressing preservation in the creative process
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University
and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Archiving the Arts unlocks dialogue concerning preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect.
Unlike corporate or policy-based content, independent media art evolves and is often born from fleeting processes, creative approaches, and undocumented methods. Its unique development deserves to be addressed by both its makers and those who fight for its welfare after creation.
Our primary goal is to straddle an antiquated divide. Instead of finite responsibilities dictated by title, archivists and artists must learn to work collaboratively in the complex independent media environment. Join us on October 13 as we bridge the gap!
Registration Fee: $15.00
Students with valid ID: $9.00
Seating is extremely limited
Kathryn Gronsbell via NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
Jeff Martin via email@example.com
Archiving the Arts is part of New York Archives Week, which is organized by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. www.nycarchivists.org.
- ALCTS web course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Session: October 1-October 26, 2012
This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management
- Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
- Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
- Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
- Collection analysis-why and how to do it
- Outreach, liaison, and marketing
- Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management
Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
- List the elements in a collection development policy
- Write a collection development policy
- Explain the importance of collection analysis
- Perform one or more types of analysis
- Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas
Who Should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Credits: This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP)<http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/lsscp>
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $129 Non-member
For additional details including registration links and contact information
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration[at]ala[dot]org. For all other questions or comments related to this web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art library as place
This questionnaire forms part of a project about art libraries and use of space. The aim of the project is to establish best practice examples for the use of physical and digital space. The questionnaire is open to all staff currently in employment in an art library. All answers are confidential and participants will remain anonymous.
[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: "The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships" per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]
The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.
Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software. Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.
Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc. A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.
Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for…
Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process.
This symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. Archiving the Arts allows for a dialogue that can enhance mutual understanding between both constituencies. By exposing these communities to best practices, working methods, and the technological and industrial realities faced by members of each group, we hope to foster a discussion, improve the current conditions, and widen awareness of preventative preservation for the long term.
The combined problems of born-digital works and media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not just with completed works, with the raw materials of film, video, audio, digital objects—that are essential to their ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools that serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation.
Archiving the Arts promotes dialogue between working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production.
The day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops will tackle the practical, theoretical, and technical issues that affect the artist and the archivist. Working across disciplines will result in a dynamic conversation and create a deeper understanding of the importance of preventative preservation.
Please see the Call for Papers below and join us on October 13th, 2012 during Archives Week in New York City.
CALL FOR PAPERS – ARCHIVING THE ARTS
The AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals forArchiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation) in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 as part of Archives Week organized by Archivists Roundtable of New York - www.nycarchivists.org.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell at NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
Papers, presentations, workshops, and posters are welcome on all issues concerning artists and audiovisual archivist. Possible topics include:
How do we integrate preservation strategies into creation? What are the benefits? What are the disadvantages?
Technically Speaking – creating & ingesting born-digital objects
What are the technical issues/specs regarding metadata crawling, signal problems, and the application of preventative preservation in production?
How does ephemeral art act as a counterargument to preservation? How do conservators work with artists who wish to intentionally destroy or abandon their own work? How do artists who restrict their work to a single format exist for posterity?
From the Studio to the Archive
How do artists’ intentions affect collection development? Archive policies and practices?
Growing an “Organic” Archive
“Organic” archives are repositories that develop from the intentions and desires of the contributing artist(s). How are artists and archivists working (or not working) together to create this type of archival system? What is known about existing “Organic” archives and what methods can be used to expand their potential?
Put Your Best Fail Forward
Share your unique collection/archival challenges that were not resolved, and why. Artists – what attempts have you made to ensure the welfare of your work? What is the disconnect between theory and practice?
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is seeking one full-time Archivist/Records Manager. The Archivist/Records Manager is responsible for organizing, and processing designated collections within the Archives collection, establishing physical and intellectual control, and creating detailed paper and electronic finding aids. The Archivist/Records Manager, in collaboration with the Head of the Research Library and Archives, is also responsible for establishing, managing, and implementing a Records Management Program (RMP). The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Head of the Research Library and Archives.
- Supervise archives and records management staff. Coordinate volunteers and interns. Hire and train new volunteers and staff.
- Establish a RMP, paper and electronic; update the database and inventory from the institution wide inventory completed 3/2011. Expand as necessary.
- Oversee legal research for records retention (RRS) and disposition (RDS) schedules.
- Write RRS and RDS, coordinate staff records management training, and implement the RMP. Prepare RMP policies and procedures manual.
- Assist in planning for the impending move of staff records and unprocessed institutional records currently in off-site storage locations.
- Survey the archives collections, ongoing, in order to propose arrangement, including retention and disposal criteria. Physically reorganize the collections in accordance with the arrangement schema.
- Re-folder, re-box, and re-house the collections.
- Prepare finding aids in three formats: paper, MARC, and EAD. Contribute finding aids to bibliographic utilities.
Education and Training: MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with course work in records management and archives administration or Masters in archival management with a CRM certificate desired. Certified archivist and/or records manager preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of current records management – paper and electronic and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.
Work Experience: Minimum of [3-5] years experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a RMP, processing archives, and preparing finding aids. Experience having established an RMP from the ground up preferred. Minimum of [2 - 3] years of administrative experience in an art or museum archives setting.
Skills and Abilities: Familiarity with computer-based information resources, especially in the area of database creation for archives and RMP. Experience working with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of XML; knowledge of current archival/RMP arrangement and description standards; knowledge of APPM, familiarity with DACS, AACR2r, and LC authority files. Demonstrated knowledge of current models, standards, and guidelines for efficient records management, paper and electronic. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others as well as demonstrated ability to work independently. Proven oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to promote archives/RMP issues and needs. Ability to be flexible and responsive to an evolving work environment.
Physical Demands: Ability to carry out physical maneuvers associated with RMP/archives work that may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching. Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes and work within a dusty environment.
SFMOMA is an EEO/AA.
Please submit resume and cover letter to: http://sfmoma.snaphire.com/?job=12609LIST
QUAL: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science with five to seven years of experience in an academic setting, preferably in a University or art and design school, is required. The successful candidate will have a degree in art history, fine arts, design, art education and/or advanced arts-related degree. Work experience beyond the MLS, in such areas as reference, instruction and collection development and experience with managing digital collections and the ability to lead in their future development is necessary. Must demonstrate ability to provide leadership and work collegially, articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services, generate creative solutions and manage change and a desire to participate in collaborative problem solving. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
DUTIES: Reporting to the Director of Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School Libraries, this position serves as the art librarian for Lesley University and the Art Institute of Boston (AIB), providing leadership and coordination for art collections and services. The Assistant Library Director’s primary responsibilities include collaborating with art faculty to build print and online collections that serve the curriculum, and works with University librarians and library staff to develop information and visual literacy competencies instruction. This individual’s essential functions will include and are not limited to, administration of the AIB Library, collection management, reference, instruction, supervision of staff, and collaboration in the AIB Library’s move from Boston to Cambridge.
SALARY: $51,358.17 — $70,874.49
TO APPLY: Please include a cover letter with your application.
Apply Online: http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=30699
(From Simmons Jobline)
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.
Ringling Museum of Art
Summer Internships 2012
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering five paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from May 21– July 27, 2012. The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida. Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater and research library. The internships are in the following departments:
- Collections Management
- Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art)
- Marketing and Communications
- Historic Asolo Theater
Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the museum’s operation.
Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).
Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US. The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.
Application materials can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.ringling.org/Opportunities
The application deadline is March 23, 2012.
Position: Collections Management Intern
Department: Collections Management
Responsibilities: Work with TMS (the museum’s collections database) updating records for the Asian collection, Cypriot collection, photography collection, circus collection etc.; assist with digitization and other projects as needed
Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background
Position: Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Department: Curatorial (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Responsibilities: Research the photographers represented in a large donation of 20th-century European and American photographs, for the purpose of proposing temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations
Qualifications: Masters degree in art history with a concentration in photography; doctoral student preferred
Position: Education Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Education Department; assist with research and development of adult programs and family activities; help to facilitate the museum’s summer youth program; contribute to docent training and evaluations Qualifications: Strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children
Position: Library Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Ringling Museum Library; work on the museum object files digitization project, including cataloguing, editing, scanning and entering data into TMS (the museum’s collections database), ContentDM and other internal databases; work on social media applications and collection development
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries
Position: Marketing Intern
Department: Marketing and Communications
Responsibilities: Capture and post videos/photography of events and happenings around the Ringling Estate; design flyers and other promotional materials as needed
Qualifications: Video, editing and graphic skills; degree in graphic design, film and/or animation preferred
Position: Technical Production Intern
Department: Historic Asolo Theater (HAT)
Responsibilities: Work closely with the Technical Director in pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals for the summer circus production in the Historic Asolo Theater; work with performers to maintain production integrity and smooth day-to-day operations, including the run of the show
Qualifications: Degree in theater (recently completed); minimum of two years technical theater experience
Note: The circus performances in the HAT are held twice a day, Wednesday thru Sunday, for six weeks (closing July 29). Each performance lasts approximately one hour.
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 Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100
works of art from the thirteenth to 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. It is one of the world’s
most perfect museums. The Frick Art Reference Library, one of
the world’s leading centers for research in the history of art,
was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984) to
further the goals of “encouraging and developing the study of the
fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of ‘kindred
The Scanning Technician is responsible for operating a Zeutschel OS 12000
HQ book and document scanner at the Frick Art Reference Library. Tasks
include handling fragile library collections, scanning each page of each
book or other library item, monitoring scanning operations, ensuring scans
meet quality standards, and tracking scanning progress. Responsibilities
• Proper operation of Zeutschel scanning equipment. No previous experience
necessary, training will be provided.
• Careful handling of fragile books and other library material for
• Evaluating scanned material to establish that scanning has been carried
• Ensuring that the scanning operation is running smoothly and efficiently.
• Managing, tracking, and reporting of scanning progress.
• Troubleshooting basic scanning or PC (Windows 7) issues.
The Scanning Technician reports to the Digital Project Manager and works
21 hours per week. Work hours take place between Monday and Friday
9:00-5:00. Schedule may be flexible, but must be consistent.
Successful candidates must be well organized, self-motivated, and capable
of handling library collections with care. The position requires standing
for long periods of time. Experience working in a library is preferred but
not required. Successful candidate will be trained by the conservators in
proper procedures for handling library materials and by the Digital
Project Manager in operation of the scanning equipment. Basic proficiency
with Windows 7 required. Proficiency with Adobe CS5 and Adobe Acrobat
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 an extremely affordable lunch in our
employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. 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.
Compensation: $15 per hour.
This temporary position is expected to continue for 6 months or longer.
Chief, Collections Preservation
Email résumé and schedule (days and hours available).
No phone calls please.
The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does
not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national
origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or
any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic
and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all
levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort
for a specific period of employment
Director, Wold Resource Center
Art Department, Colorado State University
Position: Director, Wold Resource Center, Administrative Professional Position – full-time 9 month position.
- BA or MA in Art History or arts-related discipline or Library Science or Information Science required.
- Non-Art degrees require an additional minor in Art History.
- Demonstrated expertise with archives management, art/metadata standards and best practices.
- Knowledge of issues of copyright and intellectual property rights as they affect our image collections.
- Experience in creating, capturing, processing and cataloguing images in a variety of digital formats.
- Familiarity with one or more metadata standards.
- Familiarity with various commercial and subscription-based image bases such as ARTstor. Experience with digital resource management software.
- Strong technological skills in both Window and Macintosh environments and
demonstrated ability with some if not all of the following software programs: Adobe PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, DreamWeaver, MS Access, Filemaker Pro, EmBARK and webKiosk.
- Ability to work with other campus constituencies to develop coordinated standards and policies governing image collection, use, and sharing.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to orient faculty, staff, and students in the use of the collections and computer applications.
- Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.
- Oversee the digitization of the collection’s slide images and integrate the image database
with the slide database.
- Select and purchase necessary software, hardware.
- Work closely with art faculty and University Art Museum to support their teaching and research needs.
- Oversee the access and storage of MFA theses and Art History capstone papers.
- Purchase teaching resource materials (DVDs, computer bubble testing sheets, reference books, etc.).
- Manage/maintain the computerized database, including performing scheduled
back-ups and routine file maintenance, coordinating software upgrades, communicating with the software
vendor regarding problems, customizations, and related issues.
- Collaborate with Library staff to develop coordinated standards of collection development and image delivery.
- Work closely with Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) technology staff.
- Supervise workstudy students, including their selection, hiring, training, scheduling, and oversight.
- Assist faculty, students, and visitors, in locating and using digital resources and traditional slides.
- Assist with digital repository of images from University Art Museum exhibitions, including uploading into ARTstor.
- Maintain all equipment in the Wold Resource Center and assist, when possible, with Visual Art classroom equipment and software needs.
- Develop policies and long-range planning for the collections, facilities, and services within the Department of Art, Morgan Library and the University Art Museum.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Proposed Salary: $35,000
Beginning Date: August, 2012
Application Deadline: January 19, 2012. Search may be extended if suitable candidate is not identified. Once the search committee has identified a list of semi-finalists, Department faculty will have access to these candidate’s files, including letters of recommendation.
To initiate application submit ONLY a resume; letter of interest addressing position criteria; names, addresses and phone numbers of three references who can be contacted (no letters, please).
Submit application to:
Chair, Wold Resource Center Director Search Committee
Department of Art
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770
To view the full posting and more info on Colorado State University, click here.
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
ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by
contacting the ADA Coordinator at email@example.com. In addition, the
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.
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. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art.
The Frick Art Reference Library seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, new library professional to fill the position of METRO Digitization Project Manager to manage the day-to-day activities of a recently awarded Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) digitization grant. This project, Phase II of a digital collection entitled “Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century,” will digitize late 19th and early 20th-century exhibition materials from historically significant New York City galleries and artistic associations held in collections at the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum Library. The wider dissemination of these documents will help researchers who seek to study and document artists, artistic movements, and the rise of New York City during the time it emerged as a global center for the international art market.
Responsibilities include coordinating the retrieval and preparation of materials at both institutions, working with conservation teams to prepare condition reports prior to digitization, coordinating a schedule for in-house scanning and metadata entry, performing quality assurance on digital files, and promoting the collection. This position will also assist with bibliographic record manipulation, record loading, and additions and enhancements to the Omeka online exhibition(http://gildedage.omeka.net/)
Recent graduate (or pending graduate) with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Experience working on digitization projects; good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of best standards for digital capture, description, and preservation; active interest in emerging and open source digital technologies; proven record of successful project management and working in a team environment.
Salary and Work Hours
This position is a part-time 8 hour/week position for a term of ten months.
The salary is $16/hour. Work hours may be scheduled between 9:00 and 5:00 pm, M-F. Travel to the Brooklyn Museum is required.
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 an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. 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 resume to:
Chief Collections Management and Access
The Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Assistant Visual Resource Manager, AAOA
Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Assistant Visual Resource Manager will be responsible for arranging, describing, and cataloging the collections of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Visual Resource Archive (AAOA VRA). A successful candidate will work closely with the Museum Archivist and the Collections Management staff in the Digital Media Department to establish and maintain archival and cataloguing standards for the Museum. Incumbent will create processing plans, arrange, house, and describe the records; create detailed online finding aids and catalog records; assist patrons of the collections and respond to collections queries, and seek out additional methods for online presentation of the collections to the public. Background research on collections to be undertaken with the aid of departmental curators, when necessary.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Responsible for the identification, arrangement, inventory, organization, and preservation of photographs and manuscript materials so they are accessible for reference
• Maintain national archival standards and utilize specific archival training to catalog archival collections
• Create finding aids for individual collections
• Provide reference assistance and answer research queries of museum staff and outside researchers
• Train and supervise volunteers and interns in the care, processing, and digitization of photograph collections
• Undertake collections surveys and identify possible funding to improve presentation and access of collections
• Other related duties
Requirements and Qualifications
Experience and Skills:
• 3-5 years of professional experience processing archives, personal papers, or manuscripts
• Successfully demonstrated experience applying processing and descriptive standards including DACS, EAD, and MARC-XML
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
• Proficiency with The Museum System (TMS) preferred
• Basic knowledge of the preservation and conservation practices for historical records
• Strong interpersonal skills, writing, and historical research skills
Knowledge and Education:
• Masters Degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science with a concentration in archives administration, special collections, or related discipline with coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections
• Demonstrated knowledge of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and other professional standards
• Background in art history preferred
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.