via Archives Gig
This position exists to provide researchers and the public with access to information in the History Colorado collection, to provide reference service both onsite and virtually, and to manage the library’s photographic rights and reproductions permissions and collections use programs. These responsibilities include insuring institutional compliance with applicable copyright law and documenting commercial and nonprofit use of History Colorado images.
The position will provide reference services on a daily basis, will contribute to library and History Colorado publications and social media output, will develop and present occasional classes and workshops for library patrons, and will undertake other duties as assigned. In order to provide the best possible service to researchers, the general public, and internal patrons, the position will be familiar with HC resources including documentary and artifact collections, educational programs, and exhibits.
via Archives Gig
Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations, seeks a part time Photo Archivist for our Marketing and Communications Department. We have two core educational programs: Interlochen Arts Camp, serving 2,700 students in grades 3-12, and Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premiere fine arts boarding high school with an enrollment of 470-500.
The Photo Archivist will catalog historical and contemporary images for distribution online, for sale to students, parents and alumni, and for promotional use.
- Manage Interlochen’s photo archives
- Upload historical and contemporary photos to SmugMug
- Oversee gallery creation and approval process with arts directors
- Locate images, scan, upload and create photo galleries
- Respond to parent, student and alumni inquiries (email, phone and in-person visits)
- Provide images for marketing and alumni office use
The Museum of International Folk Art requires a senior librarian to direct all aspects of operation for the Bartlett Library, a specialized non-circulating collection and archive including purchase, catalog and accession of all books, periodicals, field research notes, slides, negatives and photographs. The senior librarian also provides electronic access to the collection through OCLC and data bases and assists museum staff, library patrons, docents and educators with reference and research requests and inter-library loans.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Science (AIA approved)
- Two years library experience with knowledge of anthropology, art history, or folklore.
- Individual be able to plan, develop and make procedural policy decisions concerning the library operations, the specialized collection and archive including purchase, catalog and accession of all books, periodicals, field research notes, slides, negative and photographs.
For consideration, please submit your electronic resume to Elena Sweeney, Deputy Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, email@example.com. All interested parties are required to apply online with the State of New Mexico Personnel NEOGOV website,http://www.spo.state.nm.us to be considered for the position.
Job Posting: Collections Librarian – Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical SocietyPosted: May 14, 2013
Application review begins May 10. Position open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled beginning the week of May 27.
The Collections Librarian provides public reference service for all museum collections (Research Library and Archives, Art, History, and American Indian Collections) to the general public, museum staff, and volunteers; organizes, inventories and preserves permanent collection objects, archival material, and digital media; catalogs books, ephemera, and photographs using copy cataloging and original cataloging standards and standard vocabularies; provides collection and loan management services for the exhibition program and museum collections; coordinates volunteers, interns, and students; completes digital and print reproduction orders for patrons and museum staff; assists with collection management; assists with administrative tasks; participates in public programs; collaborates with museum staff on assignment or project basis.
via UCLA Information Studies Job Listings
The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian at the Assistant Professor rank to assists patrons with their information needs by performing general and specialized reference work. Provides library instruction in assigned subject areas at on- or off-site locations. Participates in collection development and library liaison responsibilities in assigned subject areas. Maintains team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university. Fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service. Subject area responsibilities include Fine Arts, English, Foreign Languages and other subject areas as assigned. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Reference Services: •Provides general and in-depth reference desk service both at the reference desk and within campus departments for approximately one-fourth of the total workweek, including rotating weekend hours. •Evaluates and selects resources for assigned subject areas and makes them accessible through Campus Guides. •Instructs patrons in the use of print and electronic resources. •Conducts research consultations with students and faculty in assigned subject areas. 2.Instruction Services: •Provides general or specialized library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in assigned subject areas. Instruction may be provided in the library, at other locations on campus, or to remote users via web-based technology. •Develops and maintains up-to-date instructional materials in print and Web formats. 3.Collections Management and Liaison: •Actively cultivates and promotes interactions with faculty in assigned subject areas to develop and communicate the availability of library resources and services. •Evaluates and selects appropriate resources (monograph, serial, and electronic resources) for the reference collection and assigned subject areas. •Acts as a coordinator between the library and database vendors in assigned subject areas. •Conducts ongoing review and de-selection of materials. 4.Supervision and Coordination: •Provides supervision to Library associates, assistants, and student workers as assigned. •Coordinates the English 116 Information Literacy Program. 5.Other Job Responsibilities: •Participates in the evaluation and assessment of Library programs and services, including compiling and analyzing statistical data. •Develops and maintains current knowledge of advances in reference, instruction, and other areas related to this position by reading professional literature, subscribing to appropriate list servs, and regularly participating in professional development activities. Applies knowledge in continuously improving and advancing reference and instructional skills. •Participates in department and library planning •Develops and documents processes and procedures; periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed. •Accepts and implements other duties as assigned. 6.Faculty Responsibilities: •Serves on library and/or university committees. •Participates in cross-departmental projects within the library. •Participates in professional activities, professional development and scholarly research and publication activities as outlined in the “Guidelines on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations for Faculty Members of the University Library”.
Job Posting: Rare Books Curator and Cataloger, Special Collections Research Center – Temple University (Philadelphia)Posted: April 26, 2013
via Chronicle of Higher Education
The Temple University Libraries seek an engaged, creative and enthusiastic librarian to serve as rare books curator and cataloger for our Special Collections Research Center. SCRC is located on the main campus of Temple, a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu/about/.
Required Education and Experience:
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science.
- At least one year of professional experience teaching and interpreting rare and other book collections to students and faculty.
- At least one year of professional experience performing original cataloging of rare books or special collections.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of book history and the book arts.
- Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards, and schema, including DCRM, AAT, and LCSH.
- Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
- Second graduate degree in a discipline related to Temple collections such as English, History, or Art History.
- Knowledge of RDA, METS, MODS, and FRBR.
- Working knowledge of Latin; working knowledge of German, Spanish, or French.
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers@Temple, and reference TU-16517. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Goucher College, a selective liberal arts college located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, and the first college in the nation to require students to study abroad, invites applications for the part-time visual resources and art collection curator to manage and develop Goucher’s visual resources collection (including art and artifacts, slides, and digital images) under the direction of the Art and Art History Department and with the advice and consent of the College Art Committee.
Qualifications include a M. A. in Art History, Museum Studies, Library Science, or studies related to cultural sustainability with some background in art history, and at least one year of experience in a related position. Candidates who have bachelor’s degrees will be considered with additional work experience. Working knowledge in Past Perfect Database, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office; expertise with flat bed and slide scanners; and excellent research and writing skills are required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online.
Please submit the following application materials online:
- Cover letter with salary requirement
- Three professional references
via VRA Job Opportunities
The Digital Archivist will work at the Princeton University Library’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This library houses the Princeton University Archives (current holdings of approximately 15,000 cubic feet) as well as a major collection of 20th-century public policy papers (current holdings of approximately 20,000 cubic feet).
Reporting to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, the Digital Archivist is dedicated to the processing, description, and preservation of University records in both digital and analog form. The Digital Archivist’s primary focus will be to participate in the continued development and evolution of an electronic records program at the Mudd Manuscript Library. This work will include developing, implementing, and executing processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by the University Archives. The archivist will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and be able to manage complex projects. The Digital Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing, accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and contribute to work relating to development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and related technical issues. This position also works with a variety of stakeholders, including archivists and librarians, developers, IT staff, and donors, and will supervise the work of student assistants.
Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs .
Are you a fashion blogger or photographer, or have always wanted to give it a try? Do you have an appreciation for librarian style in particular? Will you be at the 2013 ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena?
If you answered “yes” to these, consider volunteering as an ARLIS correspondent to Librarian Wardrobe!
Our own Heather Koopmans has discussed the idea with the contributors at LW, and would like to find 1-2 individuals who are willing to help spread the word of ARLISian style. You must be:
- planning to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena
- willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
- comfortable with approaching ARLIS attendees to obtain their photo and a few other necessary details (no candid pics)
- able to collect at least five photos at the conference
If you’re interested, please contact Heather at hkoopman (at) scad (dot) edu, and she’ll put you in touch with Librarian Wardrobe.
Thanks for considering!
The Visual Resources Association has a number of new jobs posted this week. Check it out!
Job Posting: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian – Colgate University, Hamilton NYPosted: April 17, 2013
The Colgate University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and thoughtful individual to manage rare books, manuscripts, and other non-University Archives materials in the Special Collections and University Archives, including their development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, promotion and assessment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, s/he engages in educational planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials. S/he manages the Libraries’ major digital projects involving Special Collections materials (student newspaper, yearbooks, alumni magazine, course catalogs, etc.) including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage and creates and describes resources digitized locally.
Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent master’s degree and 2 years of experience working in a library, particularly at a liberal arts institution, or museum setting.
Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description and list of qualifications can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html
Application procedure: please apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2643
Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.
Review of application materials will begin on May 13, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Getting geared up for the conference? Want to help out in a fun and very easy way?
ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Membership Committee are seeking volunteers to staff our table in the exhibits hall on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. ArLiSNAP will be hosting a make-your-own-buttons booth for donations, and the Membership committee will have ARLIS informational handouts at the ready. For a student or first-time attendee, this can be a great opportunity to take a break from the conference and meet and greet passersby.
Have you heard? ARLIS/NA is instituting an unconference at Pasadena.
Job Opening: Architectural Archivist
Safdie Architects currently has an opening for an architectural archivist to assume oversight and responsibility for the Safdie Archive at McGill University, with a primary focus on preparing project materials for shipment to and inclusion in the archive.
The Safdie Archive is one of the most extensive individual collections of architectural documentation. Containing drawings, models and other design materials, as well as an online inventory or hypermedia archive, the collection has been housed at McGill University in Montreal since 1990. The selected candidate will take organizational leadership of existing project-related materials at the Safdie Architects’ office and act as primary liaison with staff at McGill to preserve and expand the archive.
- Working with Moshe Safdie and the architectural staff, determine significance of source material.
- Organize, catalogue and transfer materials to McGill and other archival locations, including assignment of copyright and assessed values.
- Manage the processing and preservation of original sketches and models.
- Maintain other electronic material organization, including video, film, publications and articles.
- Oversee materials for exhibit and lending, as appropriate.
- Work with the communications and marketing staff on special projects.
Preference given to candidates with:
- Advanced degree(s) in library science, architecture, art history, or equivalent degree or equivalent professional experience
- Strong knowledge of archival standards and collections management
- Understanding of the design and built environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent communication, attention to detail, organizational and project management skills
- Equal opportunity employer
- Full-time position, with competitive salary and benefits
- Candidates must be authorized to work in the US
Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The Art Library Summer Internship position will consist of processing 2 large collections of Art gift books. Included in this task are searching books in the RUL Iris catalog, processing books to send to cataloging, as well as preparing books for the Fall Art Library book sale. Also as part of this internship you will be asked to create a dynamic exhibit for the Art Library exhibition space about an artist or another arts topic that you have interest in, to be installed prior to the fall 2013 semester. Additional unexpected special projects may be assigned.
This position(s) will report to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian and will be an unpaid internship. If you have further questions about this position or would like to set up an interview please contact Megan Lotts email@example.com with your resume and a brief cover letter. Or feel free to call (848)932-7189 or send snail mail to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian; 71 Hamilton St; New Brunswick; 08901.
via Archives Gig
The Collections Information Associate (CIA) is responsible for managing information in the centralized Museum repositories (Collections Information Management System (Gallery System’s The Museum System (TMS)) and Digital Asset Management System (Extensis Portfolio). The CIA implements and utilizes best practices in the cataloguing of works of art and digital assets, collaborating with curators to provide image and information needs for exhibition and publications planning. As part of the Museum’s Information & Technology department and reporting to the Manager of Collections Information (MCI), the CIA participates in establishing data standards, training and supporting users and in researching, planning and implementing the Museum’s asset management and collections access strategies.
This is a 2 year term position with a complete benefits package.
The Collections Information Associate position requires extensive knowledge of and experience managing collection and digital asset data. Expertise in data standards, technical writing, SQL Server, and XML are required. Broad knowledge of digital technologies, standards, issues, and trends relating to collections cataloguing and digital asset management is necessary. An Art History background is preferred. The ability to work effectively in a team context, establish priorities, achieve goals, and support multi-faceted projects and the ability to work autonomously and make critical independent decisions is required.
-A minimum of 2 years experience in Museum Cataloguing
-2 years experience in Digital Asset Management
- SQL Server, XML, Crystal Reports, Basic HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access are required
The Final candidate must successfully pass a background check.
The CIA must show initiative developing expertise on new software, information delivery methods and technologies and have strong oral, written, and presentation skills. Additional duties are performed as necessary. The CIA must also show initiative developing expertise on new software, information delivery methods and technologies, have strong oral, written, and presentation skills, and work well in a team environment.
For complete job announcement and to apply, search for requisition # 1300214 on the Princeton Careers page.
If you are attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference you probably have questions about making the most of the conference or developing your professional network. The Conference Networking Program provides conference newbies with a more experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues.
For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in your profession at a personal level. Conference veterans are expected to contact their newbie prior to the conference, meet with them once arriving at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the organization, give conference-attending tips, and introduce new members to others at any events to help that person build his or her own network within the organization. The estimated time commitment is a couple hours, spread over the course of the conference.
Those requesting Conference Networking partners will be matched based on the information drawn from the registration form by coordinators from the Professional Development Committee. Both veterans and newcomers will be notified before the conference.
Prerequisites to be a veteran are to have attended one or more recent ARLIS conference and be reasonably well acquainted with the organization. The only prerequisite for newcomers is to be a first or second time conference attendee.
This is a fun and collegial program that has had much success and positive feedback. Both partners have found the program greatly enhances their conference experience.
Please submit the registration form by April 15: http://goo.gl/2im6U
If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Portis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contract Photo Archivist – Brooklyn, NY
Family in Brooklyn seeks experienced photo archivist to scan, touch up, catalogue, and archive fairly large collection of family photos (dating back through 4 generations/circa 1890s and later). A subgroup of the photos have already been archived, but stored in JPEG. Would prefer state-of-the-art digital archiving oriented toward the very long term. Would also love someone who would ultimately be able to prepare professional-grade albums and other graphics.
Relevant experience working with digital photographs required. Interesting eye a plus. Rates negotiable and commensurate with experience.
If interested, please send a resume and brief statement of interest (a few sentences is fine) to katylederer(at)gmail.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Proposed date of completion for the project would be this October or November. Hours can be flexible. Potentially the perfect gig for someone looking for a well-compensated side-project.
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian – University of Northern Iowa
via HigherEd Jobs
Rod Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Fine and Performing Arts Librarian and as liaison to the School of Music and departments of Art, Theatre, and the Textiles and Apparel major in the School of Applied Human Sciences to begin August 2013. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will provide planning and direction for fine and performing arts collections and services at Rod Library. The position will oversee the development of collections in all formats, collaborate with faculty to design curriculum-based library instruction in person and online, provide in person and virtual reference assistance and provide visionary leadership for the creation of new library collections and services in partnership with campus faculty. Some of the collections supporting these disciplines are currently housed in a separate section of the library, supported by a Library Assistant and student assistants. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with liaison departments, library staff and information technology experts to assess current and future information needs and to develop a vision for the ongoing support of fine and performing arts departments, taking into account current trends in the disciplines, in librarianship, in content creation and distribution, and collection access through digital and multimedia technologies. This is a tenure-track position. Participation on library committees and in professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Visit http://jobs.uni.edu for additional information and the full position announcement.
Visual Collections Librarian and Assistant Professor – University of Mississippi
via The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Visual Collections Librarian. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship and offers an opportunity to work independently and collaboratively with an extensive collection of world class photographic and film materials specializing in Mississippi and the American South.
Looking for a way to help out? We are looking to have someone take minutes for our meeting at the ArLiS/NA conference in Pasadena (Friday, April 26th at 12:30 PM). Your reward? Our undying love. And chocolate.
Job Posting: Digitization Supervisor / Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator – Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, Maryland)Posted: March 25, 2013
via VRA Job Opportunities
Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Web Manager, the Digitization Supervisor / Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing digitization projects for both the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center and the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Program, including the oversight of staff, policy, and workflow. Manages the continued growth and development of current projects and implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials and creation of descriptive metadata; and publishing of digital collections to the web using appropriate software and technologies. Researches, evaluates, and selects equipment, software, outsourcing options and procedures for digitization projects. Manages and maintains a digital collections repository, devising its operating procedures and workflows, ensuring adherence to standards and guidelines, ingesting digital files, facilitating the creation of standards-based metadata, and managing the long-term preservation of archival master files. Engages in outreach activities to market the MDCH Program and develop new collaborative partnerships with Maryland libraries or cultural heritage institutions to facilitate the digitization and online availability of historical documents, images, audio, and video; acts as a professional resource by consulting on various aspects of digitization projects. Keeps up-to-date with developments and emerging trends in digitization and develops realistic plans to incorporate new ideas and technologies into the Digitization Unit workflow. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Digitization Unit, including the training and supervision of two full-time staff and occasional part-time interns/volunteers. Some travel required, must have own vehicle.
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited college or university. Ability to manage and maintain a digital collections repository. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of best practices for imaging, analog to digital media conversion, metadata standards, and preservation of digital objects. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated creativity, initiative and self-direction; ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities; ability to work both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and project partners in a service-oriented, collaborative environment. One (1) year of supervisory experience directing and evaluating the work of others.
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with Librarian III-Digitization-Your Last Name clearly indicated in the subject line. Example: Librarian III-Digitization-Jones (Please pay close attention to the email address when applying as the email address is unique for each posting.)
Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013