Featured Posts for February 2015
The Aura of Materiality:
Digitization as Preservation
Visual Arts Research Data Management Kristin MacDonough on the
Audiovisual Artifact Atlas
Interview:
Kim Collins,
Art Librarian at Emory University

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

  • The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
  • Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
  • The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
  • The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
  • Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
    The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
    They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
    The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
    Primary Duties
  • Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
  • Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
  • Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
  • Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1428963989982


Job Posting: Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photo Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/20268/

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is seeking a full-time archivist to lead the Warhol Photography Collection Project.

From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol used his Minox 35EL camera to meticulously document his daily life. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection includes more than 3,500 photographic negatives and 3,600 contact sheets of multiple photographs. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection is a new addition to the Cantor’s existing collection of Warhol works and reaffirms the university’s preeminence in the study of the history of photography, from Eadweard Muybridge to Carleton Watkins to Andy Warhol to Robert Frank to Lee Friedlander.

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes more than 40,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.

CORE DUTIES*:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Curatorial Affairs, the Andy Warhol Photography Collection Project Archivist is responsible for planning the long-term access to the collection for scholars, students and curators. The Archivist is also responsible for the organizing, processing, digitizing and archival storage of the collection. In addition, they will work with Cantor’s curatorial staff on the exhibition and publication of the collection.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Develop and carry out a collection processing plan
  • Develop and carry out a collection digitization plan
  • Establish project schedule
  • Establish archival housing, preservation procedures and processing guidelines of both physical and digitized materials
  • Cataloging of the collection to the item level
  • Oversee creation of a website for online access to the collection on the item level
  • Meet the collection access needs of classes and scholars and researchers during the course of the Project
  • Collaborate with Cantor’s curatorial staff on exhibition and publication of the collection
  • Manage and facilitate the operational efficiency of a small, specific collection or help support the management of a major, extensive collection with multiple changing exhibitions.
  • Register, assign and maintain records of accession, catalog numbers, condition, and location of all objects in museum collection. Prepare acquisition reports for review of curatorial and administrative staff.
  • Compose concise description of objects, and record descriptions on physical files and databases and in collection catalogs. Recommend changes in record keeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility for efficient retrieval of collection objects.
  • Oversee handling, packing, movement, insurance, transportation and inspection of all objects entering or leaving establishment, including traveling exhibits; determine that damage or deterioration to objects has not occurred.
  • Arrange for insurance of objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommend insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection.
  • Coordinate incoming traveling exhibitions and term loans. Monitor travel, process loan documents and arrange for crating, packing, shipping and insurance; monitor objects during exhibition.
  • Coordinate light sensitive and gallery rotations. Partner with others to implement timeline, distribute checklists and gallery layouts. Generate and provide installation/de-installation checklists to preparators as scheduled.
  • May serve as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required; supervise loading and unloading of crates at airport, borrowing museum and other venues. May oversee installation of objects at borrowing museums.
  • May prepare and manage special project budgets as required.
  • May train and supervise the work of associate or assistant registrars, students, interns, and volunteers.
  • *- Other duties may also be assigned

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

  • A four-year college B.A. degree in Art, Art History, or related field required. A Master’s degree in Library Studies (M.L.S.), with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in Museum Studies desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in archives or special collections including demonstrated work as lead processor for restricted or complex collections

  • Experience of cataloging and managing archives to recognized standards

  • Ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget

  • Ability to work independently in a production-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative

  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Experience in working within collaborative projects with fixed deadlines

  • Flexibility and adaptability; ability to think creatively

  • Demonstrated experience with creation of blogs or websites

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, safe object handling and art preservation, packing and shipping, insurance, storage of art, security measures, and object numbering techniques.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, FileMaker security measures, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, students, docents, and other.


Job Opportunity – Architecture Librarian – City College of New York

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The City College Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief of the Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be service oriented and enthusiastic in working with library patrons.

The Librarian is responsible for directing the Architecture Library (the Library) located in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The Library is one of six CCNY libraries, and the successful candidate will join a campus-wide community of approximately 21 professional librarians, 20 administrative support staff, and 50+ student assistants. The Library has a growing collection of some 30,000 architecture monographs and bound journals, subscriptions to approximately 150 architecture-related journals in print and online, both domestic and foreign. The library additionally provides access to a large and growing collection of electronic books.

The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting professors in undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainable Urbanism. The Library serves as a significant information resource center.

Click here for more information and application instructions.


Job Opportunity: Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Reporting to Head of Fine Arts Library: provide reference and instructional support related to finding and using digital images and oversee collection management for building teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across IUB campus; participate in activities and initiatives of Arts & Humanities Department to provide expertise needed in traditional reference setting and digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons, providing reference services, collection support, and training for research community; managing and developing teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research; consults closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accessions image orders for inclusion in library’s teaching image repository (currently ARTstor’s Shared Shelf); provides research and publishing support and creates and fosters digital technologies, in collaboration with faculty, in order to strengthen teaching and learning through promotion and outreach for visual materials across IUB.

Qualifications:  Required:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or graduate degree or equivalent experience in art, art history, or design field; strong public service orientation; knowledge of, enthusiasm for, experience in application of new technologies in evolving academic information environment; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred: Two or more years of experience in academic/research library or in visual resources or museum setting; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction.

For complete list of responsibilities, qualifications and benefit programs go to:http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

To Apply:  Review of applications will begin Friday, April 3, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.

http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Image-Technologies-and-Visual-Literacy-Librarian/28912.cfm


Job Posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, SC

From Stephanie, who formerly held the position:

I wanted to pass on a posting that might not show up in the usual channels, as the title isn’t specifically “arts librarian.” It’s my previous job at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort, and the librarian primarily works with the studio art department on campus. There’s also opportunity for working with the digital repository on campus, for readers who have an interest! The studio art faculty are doing interesting, innovative things in the field of digital and new media, too, and are great people to work with. This would be an excellent position for someone right out of school or early career and looking for an opportunity to really tailor their position and try different kinds of projects. https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75651
Beaufort is also a beautiful small town in coastal SC, very near Charleston and Savannah, and has lovely weather (especially this time of year!).
Thank you!

Cheers,
Stephanie

The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction of various types to students, faculty, staff, and other library users.

Reference is done in-person and via electronic methods. Assistance to faculty and instruction are done to support the university’s goal of developing information literate students. The incumbent works a flexible schedule of 37.5 hours per week.

This position is located on the Historic Beaufort campus. Circulation and various other duties are a part of this position.


Job Posting: Librarian (Architecture Library), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Librarian, Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the Architecture  Library located in the School of Architecture, and supervising its three collections assistants and a dozen student workers. The School of Architecture Library is one of nine specialized libraries on campus, and the successful candidate will join a community of approximately 120 professional librarians, many professional specialists and administrative staff, and 200 support staff. The Architecture Library has a growing collection of some 33,000 monographs and videos, maintains subscriptions to more than 350 domestic and foreign periodicals, and provides access to an extensive collection of electronic resources. The Librarian will also develop the Architecture Library’s growing special collection which includes unique, contemporary material as well as rare architecture and design materials from the 19th century on.

The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting researchers associated with undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in architectural design, history and theory. The library also serves as a significant visual and  information resource for the creative work of the School’s design students at undergraduate and professional Master’s degree levels. Architecture at Princeton is taught in a broad cultural context with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries and past and current avant-garde movements. The curriculum that takes advantage of intersections between studio work and a rich culture of research and intellectual speculation.

The Librarian oversees all aspects of the Architecture Library, including collection development and preservation; reference and research consultation; user education; course reserves; and strategic planning. The Librarian works closely with humanities and area studies librarians to develop collections in architecture, urbanism, landscape and media. Collaborating with other Princeton University Library staff, the Librarian contributes to campus-wide library projects and initiatives. This librarian represents Princeton in the relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations. The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Qualifications Required
An ALA-accredited masters of Library Science or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience; ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library, as demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving experience; in-depth knowledge of architecture literature and reference sources; demonstrated understanding of current developments in information and architecture librarianship; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and to foster teamwork; effective oral and written communication skills; knowledge of at least one modern European language, preferably German, French, or Italian.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field; experience with an art or architectural studio program; background in the humanities
  • Experience in managing a branch library or library departmental operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience supervising library support staff
  • Experience with developing print and digital collections and managing an acquisitions budget
  • Demonstrated success reaching out to and working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system

Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


Job Posting: Communications and Theater & Media Arts Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Communications and Theater & Media Arts Librarian
Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Communications and Theater & Media Arts Librarian, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

The mission of this position is to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in theater, media arts, film, communications and other assigned areas as needed; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; 3) to develop and manage collections for the library in the assigned areas; and 4) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment.  Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5928


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