Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time) – School of Visual Arts – New York City

DATE AVAILABLE: December 2015
JOB TITLE: Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO: Digital Services Librarian


Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
Hours: 10 hours per week. The times: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm); Sunday afternoons (1pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to 8pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)


Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.


Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.
Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the head of technical services.
Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.
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
Excellent communication and customer services skills
Cataloging experience in an academic or museum setting
Knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC
Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred
Ability to work independently
Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.

The 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 College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. 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.



To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu
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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