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Art Librarian

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**This posting has been extended through September 26th. If you have already applied to this position you do not need to apply again.** A complete application contains a CV or resume, cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for all the position requirements and any of the position preferences, and a list of three professional references including email, contact information, and an explanation of the relationship. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 26, 2017.

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Art Librarian
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting has been extended through September 26th. If you have already applied to this position you do not need to apply again.
A complete application contains a CV or resume, cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for all the position requirements and any of the position preferences, and a list of three professional references including email, contact information, and an explanation of the relationship.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 26, 2017.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement
Posting Number 20161192S
Job Description

The Ohio University Libraries seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking Art Librarian to work with stakeholder communities in the visual arts and advance digital arts and humanities efforts within the Libraries. The Art Librarian will partner with library staff, University faculty and staff, and students in the visual arts to explore, establish, deliver, and assess services which connect Libraries’ collections to University curricular efforts and demonstrate the value of the Libraries to the University community and to student success. Robust engagement, outreach, and collaborative teamwork with Libraries staff, the University community, and the wider public are central to the work of the position. Specifically, the Art Librarian will:

Responsibilities

  • Partner with visual arts and visual communications disciplines, including academic departments, the University museum, and arts groups across campus to identify, prioritize, and deliver services and spaces that connect the Libraries’ collections to the production and research needs of stakeholder communities.
  • Lead the Libraries in exploring and experimenting with digital arts and humanities efforts, including the implementation of new technologies, practices, and tools connected to Libraries spaces, projects, and services.
  • Support the research and creative endeavors of students, staff, faculty, and members of the community, including specialized research and reference consultations.
  • Conduct and assess information literacy instruction in the visual arts, including assessment of user needs to best foster curricular integration of Libraries’ collections and services.
  • Engage in resource selection and management to support curricular and academic goals, including management of collections budgets, and the assessment of collection development efforts.
  • Engage in collection management and stewardship of existing legacy collections, including distinctive collections in the arts.
  • Lead and manage the Libraries-wide exhibit program, coordinating with a range of co-curators and Libraries staff and members of the University community, and advancing an online presence for exhibits.
  • Engage in regular professional development through research, publications, presentations and participation in state, regional, and national associations as part of a continuing commitment to bring best practices and innovative services to the Ohio University Libraries.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution at point of hire.
  • At least one year of relevant library experience.
  • Experience and/or formal education or training in the fine arts.
  • Demonstrated interest in or experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and practices.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for a changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and leadership skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills and a consultative mindset.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging models of research in the arts and humanities and an understanding of directions in academic libraries and higher education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A second graduate degree in a related discipline.
Department Library
Pay Rate

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University employees enjoy a liberal benefits package, including 22 days annual vacation, generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement. The Libraries are committed to professional development to both strengthen new librarians’ knowledge in subject disciplines and to further their expertise in the profession.

Job Open Date 09/05/2017
Posting Close Date

Sept. 26, 2017

Job Category Administrative - Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Library
Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40 hrs / week
Expected duration of assignment ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Eileen Theodore-Shusta, theodore@ohio.edu, 740-593-2989
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

Job Information

Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Job Family/Subfamily Library Services/Museum-Subject Specialist
Career Track & Level IC 3
Pay Grade CA&P|17|

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
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