Arts Librarian for Research Services–Yale University–New Haven, CT

Arts Librarian for Research Services

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 Haas Arts Library at Yale University seeks an engaging service-focused librarian for a newly re-envisioned position at the intersection of arts librarianship and digital collections that provides opportunities for growth and professional development in one of the country’s largest academic arts libraries.

The Haas Arts Library supports renowned programs in visual and performing arts at Yale: The Schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama, and the Departments of Theater Studies and History of Art. As liaison to the Schools of Art and Architecture, the Arts Librarian for Research Services builds relationships to best address the needs of these two-prominent studio-based programs.

The successful candidate will collaborate with other librarians to provide public services support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. S/he will build and maintain relationships with faculty and students to meet diverse research needs, including image research, scholarly communication, and copyright/fair use specifically related to research, teaching publishing, and creative practice with images. The Arts Librarian for Research Services shares responsibility with the Arts Library management team for long-range strategic planning for the library; foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitate communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system. S/he also coordinates Arts Library Digital Services in a distributed and innovative environment with librarians, technology, and preservation experts in the Yale Library and other departments across campus, facilitating access and discovery of arts-related digital collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional customer service to a diverse clientele.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
• A minimum of two years of professional experience in an academic library. Undergraduate degree in the visual arts, art history, design, or a closely-related field.
• Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.
• Demonstrated ability with reference and information literacy instruction in an academic library setting.
• Demonstrated ability with management of digital resources, including digital image collections and/or online exhibitions.
• Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, design, or a closely-related field. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication issues, copyright and fair use in the visual arts.

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 15 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, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.

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://bit.ly/50660BR.

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.

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