Media and Digital Assets LibrarianCalifornia College of the Arts - San Francisco Campus
FULL-TIME (37.5 HOURS/WEEK), EXEMPT
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. Noted for the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs, the college offers studies in eighteen majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college confers the bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, and master of fine arts degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, California College of the Arts currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students.
The Media and Digital Assets Librarian will serve the information needs of students and faculty working in the media arts, and assists users of digital art and design resources and related technologies. The librarian will oversee development and maintenance of the media and visual resources collections and will supervise staff in these areas. The position requires presence at the Oakland campus 3 or 4 days per month.
REPORTS TO: Director of Libraries
- Coordinate development of video collections to support the curriculum
- Act as liaison for students and faculty working in film, video, and animation
- Select and acquire videos and related literature
- Assist with cataloging of videos
- Perform, supervise, or outsource video dubs and transfers
- Assist with preservation and cataloging of archival audiovisual materials
Visual Resources and Digital Assets Management
- Manage all aspects of ARTstor participation, including development of personal and institutional collections
- Train and assist faculty, staff, and students in the use of ARTstor
- Serve as leader in the transition from slide to digital image use
- Coordinate digitization of images, usually through outsourcing
- Supervise visual resource operations performed by the slide curator, visual resources assistant, and student assistants
- Develop instructional aids for image access and use
- Maintain Filemaker databases for media and visual resource access not achieved via the OPAC
- Assist with the development of an institution-wide digital image repository
General Librarian Duties
- Provide reference and research assistance
- Assist with instructional services
- Participate in space planning and policy development
- Gather statistics, prepare reports, and develop assessment instruments
- Perform other duties as assigned
Previous work experience in a library, preferably academic. MLS or equivalent; or advanced degree in a relevant subject area. Knowledge of art and design history, contemporary trends, and the sources of documentation, with special emphasis on media and related genres. Demonstrable ability to be an expert ARTstor user, along with an interest in image and/or audiovisual cataloging. Familiarity with MS Office, Adobe Suite, iLife, and a database such as Filemaker. Supervisory experience desirable. Knowledge about photography and AV equipment also desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills, good time management skills, and advanced organizational ability. Public service orientation is essential. Familiarity with and ability to apply technological innovations to Library operations with strong computer skills in MS Word and Excel. Experience using and supporting Datatel Colleague or similar ERP software preferred.
SALARY: $40-50,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #1806)
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
fax (510) 594-3681
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.