Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services–Haas Arts Library, Yale University Library–New Haven, CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: The Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services provides leadership for digital services as part of the Arts Library’s access services program. In collaboration with the Arts Library management team, coordinates all aspects of access services including circulation, course reserves (including digital image and streaming services), resource sharing, collection maintenance, privileges, and security. May supervise 1-3 support staff in the Access Services Unit. Takes the lead role in the creation and maintenance of web-deliverable information that supports existing public and digital services and develops service innovations utilizing technologies and customer service expertise. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Public Services of the Arts Library, the Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services works in a distributed and innovative environment with librarians as well as technology, course support, and preservation experts both within the Arts Library and other departments across campus. The Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services also provides public services using a wide range of resources, including local and remote online databases, superb paper-based collections, and instructional and information technologies. Specific assignments will be established with the Director of the Arts Library, through periodic goal setting and reviews, and may involve a broad range of duties.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion; experience with web-based projects.
Demonstrated ability with library public services.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated ability with management of digital resources, including digital image collections, Omeka, and/or Libguides.

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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, or architecture. Experience in an academic library.
Experience with Drupal, HTML, XML and Artstor.
Experience with reference and instruction in an academic library setting.
Experience supervising staff and student workers.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world’s foremost collection of books on color.

Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 33106BR.  Please be sure to reference 33106BR in your cover letter.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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