Part-time Weekend/Evening Librarian — School of Visual Arts — New York, NY

JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian
REPORTS TO: Digital Services Librarian
POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides reference service in the SVA Library on weekends and one weekday evening for a total of 10 hours per week. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed. This position will start in the Fall 2017 semester.

-Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with information needs.
-Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the head of technical services.
-Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
-Writes blog posts and maintains social media accounts on weekends.
-Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
-Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
-Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.

-MLS degree and subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
-Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening
-Experience using online art and design databases
-Proficiency in cataloging standards such as AACR2, MARC21, and RDA
-Excellent communication and customer services skills
-Ability to work independently

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to
No walk-ins or phone calls please.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

About John Pell

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

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