Arts Librarian for Drama, Theater and Performance Studies, and Art History - Yale University

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Location: Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Salary: $65,000-$75,000
Employement Term: Full Time

Position Focus:

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale seeks a library liaison for the David Geffen School of Drama and the Department of Theater and Performance Studies. Responsibilities include collection development, instruction, reference, and outreach. Working collaboratively with Arts colleagues, this position also supports teaching, learning, research, and creative activities across the art and design disciplines through reference and instructional services. Supports the instruction needs for the Department of Art History. With the director and four other Arts librarians, participates in overall Arts Library planning and helps to foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional and national professional organizations, and collaborative activities. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 1 or Librarian 2. Librarian ranking information can be found at http://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions.

Essential Duties
  1. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and reference services. Serves as the primary liaison to the David Geffen School of Drama and the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and supports the instruction needs for the Department of Art History. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  2. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools.
  3. Collaborates with other librarians and archivists to support research and teaching.
  4. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
  5. May create online exhibits as part of the exhibits program at Haas Arts Library.
  6. Acquires resources in all formats.
  7. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations, and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
  8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited Library school and an undergraduate or advanced degree in the visual arts/design, art history, architecture, or drama/theater. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned in this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: https://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296164&p=1976545

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge of drama, theater studies, and dance reference sources, both print and online, as well as general art and design reference sources.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Knowledge of collection development best practices and best practices for library instruction.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to provide public services, instruction, and research support for these areas. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability to provide public services, instruction, and research support for these areas. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Advanced degree in the visual arts/design, art history, architecture, or drama/theater. Study and/or practice within a drama discipline. Experience with drama/theater-related library materials and/or library outreach to this community.

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