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Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian, Lafayette College, Easton, PA


The Visual Resources Librarian, embedded within the Department of Art, coordinates the creation, management, and use of Visual Resources for art history and studio art instruction at Lafayette College, as well as for faculty and students from other academic departments.  Manages digital imaging lab within the Department of Art.  Participates in the Library’s instruction program, serving as campus lead for visual literacy education.  Contributes to the development of disciplinary image collections to support the curriculum, including image production, using and displaying digital assets, and consultation on best practices for daily use of digital resources.

Job Posting: Library Assistant II, Ferris Hodgett Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland


The job post (and the library website) is not explicit, but the Ferris Hodgett Library appears to contain the Art Exhibitions Catalogue collection, the graphic novels, film and streaming media, art image resources, and sheet music collection.

This is a permanent position with an annual salary of $31,718 – $44,476.

The successful applicant will assist in the provision of Ferriss Hodgett Library services and will perform general circulation, reserve and library operation duties. Duties include providing services to library users; inputting reserve records; assisting with data entry; opening and closing the library; circulating materials from Periodicals, General and Reserve Collections; providing a variety of general clerical duties; and performing other related duties as required. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Some experience (up to 1 year) in basic library work and completion of relevant courses towards: a 2-year library technology diploma, a 2-year community college diploma, or a university degree (6-12 credit hours) OR Experience (1-3 years) in basic library work and completion of some relevant courses towards: a 2-year library technology diploma, a 2-year community college diploma, or a university degree; OR any equivalent combination of experience and education/training.

A strong customer service orientation and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and follow both written and oral directions are required.

Job Posting: Acting Subject Specialist / Library Assistant, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary


As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this is a temporary position.  The starting range of pay is a full time equivalent salary of between $39,740 – $42,563, dependent upon skills, education and experience.

The unfortunate thing about this job posting is that it involves being a subject specialist, but does not specify which subject(s) ACAD is looking for at this time.

This temporary part-time role (24 hours/week) reports to the Associate Vice President, Instructional Affairs and will contribute to the College’s efficient and effective functioning of the Library by ensuring that print collections are maintained in good repair and order, and that circulation records are accurately maintained.

The Subject Specialist/Library Assistant provides faculty, staff and students with subject-related advice for effective access of library resources, and instruction in the use of library catalogues and systems.

Key components of the role will include:

  • In accordance with established procedure, oversees circulation of the library  collection, inclusive of books, periodicals, reference publications, electronic resources, films and videos.
  • Provides  subject related advice, assistance, and instruction to faculty and  students with respect to referencing the library collections and in the accessing of information from catalogues, indexes, reference materials, databases, the internet and other sources.
  • Provides support to students and faculty with regard to network access and computer  queries, and troubleshoots and reports computer and network problems to  the Computing and Technical Services department.
  • Coordinates the collection and reproduction of repro-text course packs, and maintains and submits reports of print and online course reading materials to Access Copyright.
  • Arranges for the external repair of damaged library material or executes repairs internally if appropriate. Laminates book jackets, and processes new and donated library material, inclusive of stamping, securing security strips, labels and barcode stickers.
  • Contributes to the general efficiency and effectiveness of the Library as part of the library team and provides assistance and support to other library staff as required or assigned.


  • BFA, BA or a suitable combination of education and experience, preferably with a minimum of two to three years’ experience in a library or collection management environment. Experience in a post-secondary institution, public gallery or museum is an asset.
  • Demonstrated advanced competency with electronic information resources and general office systems.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  •  Proven effective customer service skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively in cooperation with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

Job Posting: Arts & Humanities Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON


The U of T Mississauga Library is seeking a contract Librarian with a background in Arts & Humanities and/or Social Sciences to work on a contract basis with a dedicated team of Librarians and Staff. The successful candidate will provide Reference and Research Services to students, faculty and community users on a variety of topics using print and electronic resources, assist with the development and instruction of Library users in a classroom setting, engage in collection development and liaise with faculty in assigned subject areas, and carry out other special projects as negotiated.


Qualifications and requirements
Required – Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree or equivalent. Experience and willingness to work in a collegial environment is essential. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated commitment to public service, initiative, flexibility and ability to work effectively under pressure.

Prefererred – Applicants should be knowledgeable in the provision of reference service using Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences electronic and print resources, and should have experience doing classroom-based library instruction and liaison with faculty. Work experience in an academic library is preferred. The successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy the challenge of a dynamic and busy workplace.

Job Posting: Art Librarian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Northwestern University Library seeks an engaged, creative and service-oriented professional to interact with faculty and students to coordinate user services and outreach in the fields of art, art history, architecture, photography, and design. The Art Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation, developing instructional programs and materials, and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Art Theory and Practice and Art History. In consultation with and under the general direction of the Art Collection Head, the Art Librarian participates in collection development, preservation, and collection maintenance activities; selects books, journals, and electronic resources in assigned collection development areas; and develops exhibits and online resources promoting Art Collection resources.



Job Posting: Audiovisual Archivist, University of Arkansas

I don’t have a link to the job post for this one; all the content came on a listserv:

 The University of Arkansas Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic archival professional to assist with the leadership of the Special Collections Department to identify, solicit, preserve, and publicize archival collections to the academic community, within Arkansas and across the nation. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Audiovisual Archivist is responsible for recruiting, managing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible archival photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, video tapes, and other audio and visual formats.

Major responsibilities include: accessioning, arranging, describing, and creating archival finding aids for audiovisual collections; identifying audiovisual materials for digitization and working with library colleagues to create digital collections; identifying preservation issues among archival audiovisual materials and making recommendations for conservation and/or preservation of materials; actively participating in the planning for the department; working with the department head to identify funding, collaborations, and opportunities to promote and preserve its photographic and other audiovisual materials; working with the Development Office to establish donor relations and the continued acquisition of photograph and other audiovisual collections; providing reference and research support; and participating in relevant local, state, and national organizations.

Responsibilities of this faculty position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor and should possess strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, strong archival knowledge, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Required qualifications: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration on archival studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as history, public history, political science, or other appropriate field; relevant experience with processing and preserving photographs or other audiovisual materials, such as reel-to-reel tapes, etc.; demonstrated knowledge of archival data and/or digital asset management systems (such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or CONTENTdm); and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description, DACS, Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards and schemes.

Preferred qualifications: Archival Certification (Academy of Certified Archivists or the Society of American Archivists); knowledge of digital image scanning techniques and image capture and basic photograph and video editing; familiarity with copyright issues associated with audiovisual materials; knowledge of Arkansas history and bibliography; and knowledge of the history of photography and the standards, best practices, and current trends in the preservation and reformatting of archival audio and visual materials.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: $47,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by September 21, 2014, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to libhrofc@uark.edu to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.

Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYC


Position Title:
Video and Audio Technology Specialist 
Position Summary:
Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.
Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Education:
College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.
Required Experience:
Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.
Preferred Experience:
Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:
Film Library Technician IV

SupOrg – Division Equivalent:

TS1035 – Tisch School of the Arts

Position Summary:

Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.
Qualifications/Required Education:
High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalent
Preferred Education:
relevant certification
Required Experience:
2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.
Preferred Experience:
Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.


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