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Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Provide leadership within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff. Work with all faculty and students, the Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of research, teaching, and learning through film and media. Serve as liaison to the University’s Film Studies Program. Collaborate with all faculty to select, manage and develop film collections to support this area and other areas as assigned. The Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for all library staff involved in facilitating faculty and student projects related to and incorporating film and the cinematic arts and will be expected to conduct regular scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. Manage the University Libraries film collections, both digital and analog, and recommend strategic priorities for the physical and digital development of the film collection. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus is integral to the position, as will be programming screenings and organizing special events.

Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.

***Review of Applications will begin June 15th and continue until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Create instructional resources and tutorials, provide instruction, and offer research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
  • Coordinate the selecting, ordering, promoting, and presentation of programs in the International Film Series, ChinaFest and African Film Weekend. Provide public introductions for selected films.
  • Collaborate with liaisons and appropriate divisions within the library to create, coordinate and manage best practices for film, audio and image collection maintenance, growth and preservation.
  • Create and maintain research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas.
  • Maintain knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing for digital media especially in the area of streaming and performance rights. Participate in university wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright and intellectual property standards.
  • Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to film and media studies. Align resources as appropriate to support these departments.
  • Supervise and evaluate Media Scheduling Manager/Student Assistant Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Specialized knowledge of film history and digital media.
  • Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in consortia and community projects or programs.
  • Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the University of Richmond libraries.
  • Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services.
  • Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology.
  • Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • 2-4 years’ current experience working with film collections in an academic library or educational setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities, with particular focus on the history and theory of film and media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.

Desired:

  • Bachelors in a related subject area.
  • A second advanced degree (M.A/M.S.) in a related subject area is preferred.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • The position requires evening and weekend instruction/research coverage and attendance at film showings and related programming as needed throughout the school year.

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=603


Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – FIT – NY,NY

Job Description:

Full-time staff member to curate digital-image databases for department teaching and other activities. Responsibilities include: acquiring and cataloguing digital images for in-house and subscribed databases; working with Department Technologist and FIT Library in maintaining and expanding FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL); creating and managing workflow for digital-image database maintenance; working with faculty to maintain currency and accuracy of databases and their metadata; orienting new faculty with available databases; maintain survey-course and textbook files for course-specific image folders; responsibility for the department and major’s visual materials and presence in the college.

Requirements:

M.A. in Art History; reading knowledge of French, German, Italian; library experience: familiarity with ULAN, Library of Congress headings, Getty Thesaurus; computer literacy.

Job link here.


Job Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

The Film & Media Librarian provides general research and academic technology assistance to students, faculty and staff. This support includes serving as a library liaison to assigned departments. As a liaison, the person in this position promotes the wide range of services offered by the library, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Film & Media Librarian teaches information skills, provides one-on-one consultations, and creates research guides and other instructional materials. The person in this position is responsible for development of specific areas of the library’s collection.

A special focus for this position is film and media creation and curation. The Film & Media Librarian provides expert assistance with curricular and library needs related to video creation, and serves as the library’s curator for physical and digital visual media.

Research & Instruction

  • Serve as a library liaison to assigned departments.
  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty through regular communication and outreach.
  • Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources.
  • Educate students and other researchers in library and information skills, for example through course-related workshops that incorporate learning outcomes, active learning exercises, and assessment.
  • Create and maintain research guides,library web pages and other online instruction materials; make content and design decisions based on user needs.
  • Conduct research consultations and provide research assistance at public service points.
  • Provide assistance with curricular development, for example through collaborative collection development. Also take on shared responsibility for collection development for general research use.
  • Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development and collaboration, and other scholarly activity.
  • Provide positive representation of the library across Middlebury by attending relevant workshops, meetings and events.
  • Work cooperatively with others in the library and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors.
  • Contribute to routine tasks and annual goals for the Research & Instruction Workgroup, the Liaison Program, the library and Middlebury.

Film & Media

  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty who use visual media in their teaching.
  • Develop strong working relationships with staff who work with visual media, including the Academic Technology Workgroup, Media Services, Collections Management and Special Collections.
  • Provide expert assistance with video editing and creation and the use of new media platforms.
  • Provide expert advice regarding visual media digitization, copyright and access issues.
  • Work to provide quality and timely access to physical and digital visual media collections, including streaming video.
  • Enhance library instruction and outreach efforts through the use of media and video tutorials.
  • Provide support and guidance regarding visual media-related issues to library liaisons through regular communication.
  • Assist with formulating and following policies and procedures pertaining to visual media.
  • Maintain expertise in the variety of visual media formats, technologies and equipment, with associated knowledge of life cycles and preservation practices.
  • Maintain awareness of developments, standards, and policy interpretation in the area of visual media.
  • Provide support and feedback to the staff responsible for cataloging and developing metadata for visual media.
  • Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources related to visual media.

Education

  • Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a strong background in at least one liberal arts academic subject required
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities, or discipline-specific experience in an academic library, preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent instruction and research skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills required
  • Video editing and creation skills (Camtasia, iMovie, etc.) and technology skills required
  • Flexibility and a willingness to develop new competencies required
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment required

Experience

  • Some experience with video editing and production required
  • At least 2 years of post-degree experience in an academic library, including instruction, preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience with collection development in an academic or visual media library preferred

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/10931


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


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