Winterthur Library: Printed Book and Periodical Collection.
The Assistant Librarian provides reference and public services to Printed Book and Periodical Collection users, including Winterthur staff, students of two graduate programs – the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation - research fellows, visiting scholars, volunteers and the general public. Assists in developing and presenting instruction sessions for library users on Printed Book and Periodical Collection resources as well as library tours and orientations. Provides public services such as rare book photocopying and scanning, processing photoservices requests and paging rare books. Assists with technical services by performing copy cataloging. Coordinates all library loans, including interlibrary loan. Oversees course reserves, serials, and library circulation.
Preferred: in addition to above, an MA in subject area: American history, art history, or related field. Knowledge of Virtua, knowledge of OCLC; knowledge of Excel and Access.
Located on almost a thousand acres just North of Wilmington Delaware, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont. The Winterthur Library was established in 1952 to support research in the American decorative arts and material culture. It has become a recognized center for advanced study and is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of America's artistic, cultural, social, and intellectual history from colonial times into the twentieth century. Winterthur is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History and the Independent Research Libraries Association. The Winterthur Library Printed Book & Periodical Collection contains more than 70,000 volumes in open stacks and about 17,000 rare American and European imprints in closed stacks. The strength of this collection is the documentation of American household goods and their use, decorative arts and design, and the material culture of everyday life in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. In addition to monographs, rare books, and trade catalogues, the Printed Book & Periodical Collection offers currently published periodicals as well as auction and exhibition catalogues. For more information about the Winterthur, please visit www.winterthur.org.
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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.