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Job Posting: Ruscha Project Archivist, University of Texas at Austin

Temporary, one-year Archivist position to arrange, describe, and house the papers, photographs, artworks, and associated materials in the archive of artist Edward Ruscha.

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Job Posting: Art and Design Librarian, George Washington University, Washington DC

Working as a member of the Research and User Services (RUS) Librarians team, the Art and Design Librarian will administer the collection and provide research services primarily for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design within the Columbian College of The George Washington University. The Art and Design collection is located on the first floor of the Gelman Library and supports the artistic and academic needs of the Corcoran School and the wider GW population. For further information, please visit http://library.gwu.edu/art-design. A key challenge for the position is to evaluate the relationship between the Corcoran School and the Art Department, and to develop a cohesive plan for their mutual needs. This is a newly created position that offers strong opportunities for leadership in developing the collections and services of a prominent art school within a major research university.

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ARLIS/NY Fall Business Meeting at NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library 10/27

*please excuse cross postings*

For those of you who are members of ARLIS/NA NY:

Dear ARLIS colleagues,

Our chapter has a very lively Business Meeting planned for next Monday, including the nominees for the 2015 Board, an open discussion about a national conference bid for New York, and the location could not be more central…

ARLIS/NY Annual Business Meeting
27 October 2014
New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library
CoLab, 2nd floor
455 Fifth Avenue [at 40th Street] New York, NY 10016

Draft Agenda
4:00-4:05 Welcome (Arezoo Mohseni)
4:05-4:10 Past and upcoming events report (Deirdre Donohue)
4:10-4:15 New Chapter mentoring program (Janis Ekdahl)
4:15-4:20 Development report (Beth Morris)
4:20-4:25 Membership report (Adam Hess)
4:25-4:30 Student/Early Professional Liaison report (Meghan Constantinou)
4:30-4:35 Social media report (Liz Lane)
4:35-4:40 News Editor report (Suz Massen)
4:40-4:50 Executive Board nominations, open call for nominations, and voting schedule (Janis Ekdahl)
4:50-5:20 Discussion about a bid for ARLIS/NA Conference in NYC (Suz Massen and Janis Ekdahl)
5:20-5:30 Questions and closing (Deirdre Donohue)

Please RSVP at: http://arlisny.silkstart.com/events/arlisna-new-york-fall-business-meeting

We hope to see you there,

Deirdre

Deirdre Donohue
Stephanie Shuman Librarian
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse
New York NY 10036-7703
ddonohue@icp.org
www.icp.org
http://icplibrary.wordpress.com/
twitter: @icplibrary


Reminder: Apply for the 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award!

This is a great opportunity for students and new professionals. Read more below!

 

The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Requirements
•       Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
•       The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
•       One submission is allowed per person or group

Required Format
•       Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
•       Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
•       All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Judging Criteria
•       Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Deadline
•       Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.

Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:

Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, alanmich@uw.edu
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.


Job Posts in Canada

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/architecture-librarian

The Architecture Librarian, as the Librarian for the School of Architecture, is responsible for the development, delivery, and assessment of the information services & resources required for the research, teaching and learning of the School of Architecture. The Architecture Librarian is accountable for the development and ongoing management of the Musagetes Architecture Library as related to its facilities and services. The Architecture Librarian will also take on a specialization.

User Experience Librarian, University of Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/user-experience-librarian

The User Experience Librarian develops templates and toolkits for web accessibility, usability, interface consistency and assessment, working as a member of the Libraries’ web development technical team to provide broad support to UTL web development initiatives. Working with the Assessment Librarian, the User Experience Librarian coordinates analysis and reporting on library web site usage, to support recommendations for digital library service and web site development. Working with reference and instruction librarians, the User Experience Librarian ensures that library services and resources are promoted and supported on all user platforms.

Archives Assistant, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Markham, ON

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/archives-assistant-7

Seneca Libraries is developing an archive to preserve documents, photographs, slides, and other media related to the history and operations of Seneca College. The focus of this project is to develop and implement procedures for processing and storing archival objects according to professional archival and records management standards.

We are seeking a student who is interested in gaining experience with basic preservation, accessioning, arrangement, and description of archival prints, negatives, slides, documents, and other media.

Systems Librarian, OCAD University, Toronto

http://bc.tbe.taleo.net/BC5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OCADU&cws=1&rid=433

  • Administer, maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the operational needs and services of the University Library including Reference & Instructional Services, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, Visual Resources & Special Collections, and Collection Development & Access, in consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Heads
  • Collaborate with IT Services on the successful completion of prioritized projects to advance collection management, scholarly communications and discovery and access services and emerging library service or collection initiatives.
  • Serve as Library Systems subject matter expert in relation to areas, such as data mapping for integration of library system functions with institutional information systems, and integration of library systems, including institutional repository, with visual resources systems and learning management systems
  • Serve as primary liaison between OCAD U Library and SirsiDynix, Scholars Portal, Institutional Repository software vendor (EPrints), and other software or service providers
  • Provide system and application administration for the virtualized library system (Horizon SaaS) and for all related peripherals and workstations, including oversight of installation and software maintenance

 

 


Art and Media Archiving Jobs

Digital Archivist (Visual Resources), Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum, Madison

http://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/madison-wi-pt-digital-archivist-term-wisconsin-veterans-museum/

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Archivist (Documents and Photographs), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian, Washington

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383976400

This position is located in Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies professional archival principles, concepts, standards, and methodology to process, arrange, and describe significant and complex archival collections.

Archivist (Correspondence, Photographs, and Architectural Drawings), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psc/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=31620&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, History, Art History, or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required.

Digital Asset Specialist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11308106

The Digital Asset Specialist acquires, catalogues, ingests and processes digital assets into the digital asset management system. This position has a focus on video and time-based media. Responsibilities include defining a base metadata criteria and set of standards for managing video and other asset types. This position works in collaboration with the Media Production team within the Department of Digital Media.


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