The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the 2014 Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013.
For detailed information about the Gerd Muehsam Award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
Past recipients of the award are listed at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_recipients.html
Follow the link to see the updated internship description and qualifications: http://arlisdmv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LibraryCollectionsIntern_20131119.pdf.
Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.
Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 15, 2013.
The Juilliard School
(New York NY)
This is a 42-week/year position, end of August through mid-June
• Assist the Principal Orchestra Librarian with the professional level preparation of all college large ensemble music, including pagination and distribution of practice parts, as well as marking bowings, cuts and edits as requested by conductors as needed
• At the direction of the Assistant Dean for Orchestral Studies, the Director of Orchestral and Ensemble Operations, and in conjunction with the Principal Orchestra Librarian, manage Orchestra Library presence at any reading, rehearsal, or performance at which large ensembles are present, ensuring the support of conductors, ensemble members, and administrative staff as needed
Web Archiving Program Coordinator
The New York Art Resources Consortium [NYARC], NYC
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of the libraries of The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Frick Collection, seeks an experienced information professional to coordinate a two-year grant-funded program to expand and improve its program for collecting and archiving web content of specialist art resources. The new program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by and based at the Frick Collection. Reporting to the Primary Investigator of the grant, the Web Archiving Program Coordinator will work closely with NYARC Directors and key staff to create and document effective workflow procedures for a program to capture, manage, and describe web content in five areas of focus that have been chosen to correspond with analog collection strengths. The coordinator will be responsible for managing subscriptions with Archive-It, Duracloud, and other outside partners to manage the lifecycle of the NYARC web collection, including selection, capture, quality control, description and access, and preservation.
If you are near the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on Nov. 7-10, consider joining them for their Fall Chapter Meeting! Among the exciting events is a tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Museum Library in Bentonville.
Register here at the website.
See the full schedule for details.
ArLiSNAP is in search of a second job postings liaison. This is a great way to connect our readers with job announcements (and if you’re currently on the hunt, offers a treasure trove of resources to check for opportunities!). If you’re interested, contact me (sgrimm[at]uscb.edu) or Ellen (ellen.j.tisdale[at]gmail.com) with your nomination!
Many thanks to Alissa Hafele for her dedication and service as a jobs posting liaison, and congrats on your new position!
Research Librarian for Performing Arts
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Performing Arts to plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services, and to develop and manage excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in music, dance, and drama.The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. See more
Processing Archivist- Full Time Position Rare Books Department – Special Collections Cataloging Team. This position may work evenings or weekend hours from time to time.Description:The individual hired in this position will accession, survey, appraise, process, and create EAD finding aids and MARC-format catalog records for a wide range of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts Division. Subjects covered by the Division vary greatly. Some of the main strengths are modern American, British, and Latin American literature; publishing history; and U.S. history. See more
The fall meeting of the ARLIS/NA Montreal-Ottawa-Quebec chapter will be held in Montreal on November 8, 2013 at the Archives and Documentation Centre of the McCord Museum and at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Rare Books and Special Collections
ARLIS/NA MOQ Chapter President
Save the date of Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the ARLIS/NY Fall Business Meeting at The Museum of Modern Art. Learn about current happenings and future plans for the chapter. Agenda will be posted soon to the website.
Follow the link below and sign in to RSVP.
http://slanyjobs.blogspot.com/ & http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs/
The ARLIS/NA-Mountain West Chapter is hosting a virtual conference: Wide Angle: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information which will take place on November 15, 2013. This conference will include presentations on artists and film, open content and visual resources, archives and artists, the digital humanities, visual literacy and more!
Arts & Humanities Librarian
via HigherEd Jobs
via UCLA Information Studies Job Listings
If any student in the upstate New York area would like to attend the October 3-4, 2013 ARLIS/WNY chapter meeting and conference, there is a travel award for you! Be sure to apply by September 23rd.
Student Travel Award for the ARLIS/WNY Conference, October 3-4, 2013
At the Watson Homestead, Painted Post, New York
Posted on September 12, 2013
To encourage students and prospective librarians to explore careers in art and architecture librarianship
through participation in ARLIS/WNY activities, specifically the Fall 2013 Meeting at the Watson
$110 to cover registration for the day and a half conference. Registration includes the program, food,
and shared lodging at the Watson Homestead.
To apply for the travel award, please submit by email:
1. A letter of application (no more than two sides in length) stating where you learned of the award,
your specific interest in art librarianship and expectation of the conference at the Watson Homestead
your professional goals, and why you think you are a worthy candidate for the award.
2. A resume listing education background, employment history, and professional activities and/or
interests. Please include your telephone and email address, as well as the names of two references
including title, email, addresses, and telephone numbers.
The deadline for submission is Monday, September 23, 2013
Candidates will be notified as soon as possible.
Please submit applications via email to:| Barbara Opar, Syracuse University (email@example.com)
Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
(New York NY)
Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.” The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.
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Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. A liberal arts university located in Cambridge, MA. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts that shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills
The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for the development, cataloging and maintenance of visual resources in art, consisting of digital image collections. This position reports to the Head Librarian at the Art Institute of Boston. The successful candidate will interface with the University’s integrated arts, art history and studio art programs. Responsibilities include: providing students and faculty with access to high quality digital and print art images; developing a local digital image collection in collaboration with faculty and librarians to support teaching, research, and creative work; cataloging art images according to the VRC core metadata standards; instructing individuals and classes on the use of image databases; actively promoting the art library’s digital image collections, resources and services; developing policies and procedures locally as well as liaise with the regional online catalog consortium (FLO) and other academic Visual Resource collections; collaborating with faculty and librarians in developing and promoting relevant media-focused special projects (e.g., digital exhibits, streaming media presentations); providing reference and circulation support for a vibrant art library; and performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in arts discipline.
- Two years minimum experience working with a visual resources collection, preferably in an academic library setting.
- Working knowledge of visual resources cataloging practices (e.g., VRACore, CCO, AAT) and controlled vocabularies).
- Strong digital image production skills, including image correction and scanning.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some early morning, evening or Saturday hours.
Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=41789
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.
Architecture and Art Librarian – MIT, Cambridge, MA
ARCHITECTURE AND ART LIBRARIAN, MIT Libraries, to use familiarity with the use and communication of research information in architecture and art to shape and deliver programs of instruction, reference, outreach, and resource selection; and serve as liaison to an active community of users involved in research and teaching at the leading edge of the field. Will act as the Libraries’ expert on research, learning culture, and information practices of the architectural design; building technology; computation; and history, theory, and criticism communities in the Department of Architecture. Duties include selecting and advocating for acquisition and discovery of research materials, targeting communications for creating awareness of services and collections and working to build connections within the communities; providing reference support and information-related instruction, including that regarding research skills, art and architectural image discovery and repositories, visual literacy and presentation tools; collaborating with colleagues to select, deliver, and support visual collections; promoting the Libraries’ repository-based services and providing support for scholarly publishing initiatives; acting as a participating member of the arts and humanities community of practice with fellow liaison librarians; coordinating the Rotch Library exhibits program; and actively participating in system-wide initiatives and serving on committees and task forces, communicating actively with fellow professionals through research, writing or presentations, and/or professional service activities.
A full job description is available at http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs.
Librarian – AMDA, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
AMDA, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, is one of the foremost postsecondary performing arts schools in the country and has campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. AMDA is currently seeking a librarian based at our Los Angeles campus.
Under the supervision of the library director, the librarian participates in all aspects of running the library, including working at the reference desk, developing an online cataloging system, assisting with collection development, and training and supervising student assistants.
Provides reference services to faculty, students, and alumni
Supervises the classification of books, music, and audiovisual materials
Plays a major role in the development of an online cataloging system for the library
Catalogs and prepares finding aids for library materials
Assists with collection development
Supervises the reformatting and preservation of audiovisual materials
Trains and supervises student assistants
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
Background in music and the performing arts preferred
Experience working with library classification systems, MARC formatting, bibliographic resources, and online catalogs
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and computer operating systems
Experience with audiovisual materials
Excellent written / oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and work positively with a diverse student body
Evening and weekend work may be required
Local candidates only (no relocation package)
If you believe you meet these requirements, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your resume, cover letter, salary history and current salary expectations in confidence to LALIBASST@amda.edu and indicate “LA Librarian” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Reader Services Librarian – Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
Closing date: August 30, 2013
Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Library, the Reader Services Librarian will coordinate and provide research, instructional, and outreach services for the Library’s users, both on- and offsite. Other responsibilities include facilitating access to the Library’s collections through supervising the staff and operations of the Ahmanson Reading Room, contributing to the development and management of the secondary collections, and representing the Library to students, visitors, and donors through tours and presentations. Develops and implements policies and procedures regarding the care and use of a world-renowned research collection. Supervises two full-time library assistants and has frequent and regular contact with curatorial and Technical Services staff.
* ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science (or equivalent).
* Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; demonstrated effectiveness in working with scholars and advanced students in the humanities and in making public presentations.
* Knowledge of technologies used in the management and dissemination of special collections materials. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and library applications such as Millennium ILS, Aeon, ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm.
* Knowledge of the basic history, theory, and professional practices associated with materials found in special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and graphic materials.
* Knowledge of intellectual property rights, copyright, rights management, researcher and donor privacy, and other legal issues.
* Demonstrated participation in relevant professional organizations and activities, and familiarity with the standards and best practices promulgated by core groups such as the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and the Society of American Archivists.
To apply, go to the Employment page at http://www.huntington.org and use the application form. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a PDF or Word document, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. On the application form applicants should refer to position #009-14. The search will remain open until the position is filled; applications received by August 30, 2013 will receive first consideration.
Library Relations Assitant – ARTstor, NYC
ARTstor is a nonprofit devoted to using technology to support teaching, learning, and research. The ARTstor Digital Library makes available 1.6 million images to 1,500 educational institutions and museums worldwide. ARTstor also offers Shared Shelf, a Web-based media management software service that allows institutions to catalog, edit, store, and share local collections within the ARTstor Workspace or on local and open sites. ARTstor is headquartered in New York, NY.
The Library Relations Assistant is responsible for supporting sales, account management efforts, and logistical planning for meetings, conferences, and related events. The Assistant should have strong problem solving and analytical skills; be able to work cooperatively with colleagues in all sectors internally and externally; and be committed to the delivery of high-quality service to the educational community. This position demands a detail, process, and structure-oriented team player who thrives in a dynamic environment.
Fine Arts & Architecture Student Librarian
This position regularly requires the part-time staff member to develop and lead one-time and on-going departmental projects. Projects may include working with physical and digital collections, creating online learning tools, conducting original research, and cultivating work relationships with full-time library colleagues, as well as individuals and organizations on campus and in regional arts, architecture, and planning communities. The person hired will also staff the Fine Arts reference desk in the early evenings a few days a week, and will be put into rotation as the sole librarian at the Knowledge Commons Service Desk on Saturday afternoons. Training will be provided.
Preference will be given to:
- a student working toward a Master’s in Library Science (or similar) degree, or who has equivalent library work experience.
- Academic background in visual arts, performing arts, art history, architecture, planning, history, or communication.
- Experience with digital image scanning, graphic design, and/or multimedia editing software (such as Adobe CS suite, Final Cut Pro, etc).
Complete position description and application available at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/25615
Archives Internship at the Guggenheim Museum Archives–Fall 2013
The Guggenheim Museum Archives seeks a current or recent graduate student for its Fall 2013 internship. This unpaid internship requires a minimum commitment of two days a week from mid-September to mid-December.
• Assist with accessions
• Arrange and rehouse collection materials
• Write and encoding finding aid
• Assist with onsite research appointments
• Write content for monthly newsletter and weekly Findings blog
• Current or recent Masters of Library Science student with a specialization in archives
• Knowledge of basic archival principles of processing, arranging and describing collections
• Familiarity with EAD and XML a plus
• Knowledge of modern and contemporary art a plus
If interested, please contact:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
345 Hudson St., 12th floor
New York, NY 10014
Photograph Archivist – Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT
The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.
CLOSE: August 22, 2013
SMFA Librarian – SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Under direction of the Director of SMFA Library Services and Visual Resources, maintain the School’s image and slide collections, provide reference services within the SMFA Library, teach user instruction to patrons, and manage the SMFA Library’s electronic resources.
A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science required. A minimum of 5 years of professional library experience required. Undergraduate degree in studio art or contemporary art history preferred. Must have experience working with the public in a library setting.
Full job description can be found here: http://www.mfa.org/employment/smfa-librarian
Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Librarian – Memphis College of Art
Memphis College of Art seeks a full-time librarian to partner with its current librarian in all aspects of management and leadership of a small, visual arts-oriented library. Duties include collection development, assisting with reference services, circulation, instruction and information literacy, cataloging, serials management, ILS maintenance, supervision of student workers, assessment and accreditation reporting, planning and managing the library budget. Evening and weekend responsibilities. The MCA librarians report to the Dean/VPAA.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program required; academic degree in a visual arts field preferred; excellent computer skills; ability to collaborate with faculty, Admissions, and other staff offices; 3-5 years professional experience.
Review of applications begins immediately. Position is open until filled.
Submit electronic application including cover letter, CV, statement of professional philosophy, and name, title, and contact information of three professional references to:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
ART BIBLIOGRAPHER, ASIAN LANGUAGES – THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives seeks qualified candidates for its Art Bibliographer – Asian Languages position. The Art Bibliographer— Asian Languages works in conjunction with the Director of Library and Archives to ensure the development of the Ingalls Library collection in accordance with the written Collection Development Policy and through established relationships with vendors world-wide. The position is responsible for the identification and selection of books and other intellectual materials in Asian languages for the museum library. Typical duties include working on matters pertaining to selection of materials and overall collection development including establishing book selection policy and criteria for acquisitions based on knowledge of the literature and needs of current and future researchers; maintains primary responsibility for the library’s acquisition of new materials in Asian languages through established relationships with key vendors; and assists with the receipt and processing of all Asian language gifts, exchanges, and transfer materials in all formats including evaluation of materials for relevance to collection.
A Master’s degree (M.A.) or Ph.D in art history required. Knowledge of art historical literature. Foreign language fluency in either Chinese or Japanese required; reading knowledge of Korean and whichever of Chinese or Japanese where fluency is lacking. Master’s degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA accredited program preferred. Prior experience working in an academic or research library, preferably in an acquisitions department, and familiarity with integrated library systems and OCLC are desirable. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills including the ability to create policy; supervise staff, interns, and volunteers; prioritize and manage workflow, projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a dynamic environment. Must have experience developing and managing relationships with vendors, publishers and interface providers. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with institutional departments, community partners and potential donors.
Application deadline is August 30, 2013.
Send resume, cover letter and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Posting: Curator of Visual Resources Collection – Department of Art/Ben Shahn Galleries William Paterson University, Wayne, New JerseyPosted: July 14, 2013
via VRA Job Opportunities
Job Code 176
The Department of Art/Ben Shahn Galleries, in the College of Arts and Communication, William Paterson University of NJ, seeks a Curator of Visual Resources Collection. This twelve-month position reports to the Gallery Director.
The curator is responsible for the organization, development, and day-to-day operations of the Visual Resources Collection. The selected candidate will facilitate access to digital images for faculty courses; collaborate with faculty in policy-making and long range planning to ensure that the collection supports academic programs; maintain and grow the current digital collection; and oversee and supervise the use of new imaging technologies. Additional responsibilities include researching, recommending and implementing new archiving software; teaching digital image usage workshops to faculty and students; and training and supervising student and/or graduate assistants.
Minimum requirements: A Master’s degree in art history or museum studies, or MLS with graduate level coursework in art history or equivalent is required. Additional requirements include three (3) years supervised work experience in visual resource collection; demonstrated experience in user interface configuration and development, relational database information systems and digital collection or image management systems. Proficiency in both PC and Mac platforms and knowledge of image and slide scanning, document and archiving software and hardware is necessary. Demonstrated managerial, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with diverse clientele, is essential.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tuition waiver offered for dependents upon meeting eligibility.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing professional work experience and scholarly interests, along with a current resume and the names and addresses of three professional references via email (electronic submissions preferred) to Kristen Evangelista, Director, University Galleries at email@example.com or via mail to Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University please visit http://www.wpunj.edu.
|DEPARTMENT:||Paul J. Gutman Library|
|QUALIFICATIONS:||The Paul J. Gutman Library of Philadelphia University is seeking a public services librarian with the following background or experience:
|EDUCATION REQUIRED:||M.S. in Library and Information Science or an M.L.S.; must be from an ALA-accredited program|
|RESPONSIBILITIES:||Handles a variety of public services roles including: coordinating operations of the Reference Desk, interlibrary loan, and an electronic visual resources collection. Serves as faculty liaison to several disciplines, supporting the collection development, reference, and information literacy needs of those areas. Provides some support for the library’s website. Provides regular reference service.|
|APPLICATION PROCEDURES:||Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume to: Karen Albert, MLS , Library Director, Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Email address: Libraryjobs@PhilaU.edu
|POSTING DATE:||July 2013|
ALA 2013 is drawing to a close, and we hope those of you who made it to the Windy City had a fulfilling experience!
We’re looking for a few good arlisnappers to provide a post-conference writeup. Did you participate in any VRC or art library-relevant sessions or see a great poster session? Visit any of Chicago’s incredible museums and want to tell us about an exhibit? Bonus points if you made it to any ACRL-Arts section meetings!
Even if you didn’t make it to any arts-focused events, what did you see that might generally be applicable to the arlisnap and ARLIS/NA community and new librarians? Interesting applications of existing or new technology? Creative approaches to instruction or outreach? Discussions of non-traditional collections? Cataloging for the zine librarian?