Reference Librarian, Rhode Island School of DesignFull-time (Academic year Sun – Thurs 2PM – 10PM; summer & holiday hours vary.)
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Readers’ Services Librarian, provide reference, library orientation, and bibliographic instruction, write and edit resource guides, and recommend new reference materials. Coach faculty members and librarians in individual and group instruction on integrating new technologies into teaching. Participate with other librarians on promoting library collections and services.
QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Background in art history preferred. Three years professional reference experience, including bibliographic instruction in an art library strongly preferred. Knowledge of contemporary art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art library. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian helpful. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary. Ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and extremely responsive to patrons. Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in the arts and related areas. Ability to work alone and as a team member. Strong technology background especially in emerging teaching and library technologies.
Salary: Minimum $37,000 [Librarian I], $50,000 [Librarian II]; excellent benefits, including sabbaticals. Position available September 2006.
To apply: send letter of application and resume to Librarian Search Committee, Human Resources, 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903.
Submissions via email are also welcome and can be sent as a Word attachment (or PDF) to Claudia Covert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.
RISD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.