| The Arts Librarian for Access Services is responsible for all access services, including digital collections services, in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Reporting to the Arts Library's Associate Director for Access and Research Services, provides oversight of and assists in the planning for a wide range of library services including: information desks, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and privileges. Supervises four FTE staff and a corps of student staff for access and digital services. Participates in hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating the work of access and digital services staff members. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, leads the Arts Library Digital Services team comprised of Arts librarians and staff from access services and special collections areas. Works with the team to establish clear digitization workflows, define collecting parameters, and identify appropriate locations for digital assets. Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing digital access to resources in the Arts Library and Yale scholarly output in the arts, as part of Yale University's digital collections, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and digital collections, representing the public services perspective. |
S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to the School of Architecture and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.
Working in a collaborative environment, helps manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, and digital projects and services. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts. Develops library collections in all formats. Works with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.). Participates in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs. Participates in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and participates in campus, regional, and national professional organizations. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Access Services
University Job Title: Arts Librarian for Access Services
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability in designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Proven ability with digital projects.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated ability with management of digital resources, including one or more of the following: digital image collections, Omeka exhibitions, and/or LibGuides.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, or architecture. Experience in an academic library. At least one year of library supervisory experience. Experience with Drupal, HTML, XML, Omeka, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace and Aeon.
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