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Vacancy Announcement: Resource Sharing Coordinator, Maryland Institute College of Art

Decker Library at MICA invites applications for a full-time Resource Sharing Coordinator to join our team! The Resource Sharing Coordinator manages our interlibrary loan and document delivery services and engages in the full-range of Access Services functions including course reserves, managing the service desk, supervising student workers, and overseeing the physical library space.

We are especially interested in candidates possessing:

  • Demonstrated experience in resource sharing and reserves, as well as knowledge of best practices.
  • The ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students to foster a collegial work environment that encourages growth, inclusivity, innovation, curiosity, and rigor.
  • Management experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.
  • A background in art, art history, or design.
  • Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity.

The position requires consistent evening and weekend hours. If interested, please see the full position description and submit application materials online:

About Us:

The mission of Decker Library is to empower MICA community members to make informed choices in their work and lives. If we are successful, the library will be a hub for socially engaged artists, designers, and educators in Baltimore, creating a more equitable world.

Our core values are:

  • Innovative, Inclusive, Investigative
  • We provide a welcoming space for learning, inspiration, and discovery.
  • We are partners with faculty in student learning, specifically relating to information literacy.
  • We help anyone in the MICA community find what they are looking for.
  • We are Decker Library!

Our goals are:

  • To become a participatory library, where conversations in physical and digital spaces create knowledge that is beneficial to the MICA community.
  • To practice critical librarianship, where we help our community develop critical thinking skills, provide information literacy instruction, promote being an engaged citizen, and critique power and privilege, including developing antiracist frameworks.
  • To become a beta space that allows for the prototyping of new and iterative ideas.
  • To be in partnership with campus units to better support learning.

Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Archivist, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of Assistant Archivist in the growing Library, Archives and Special Collections Department.  The Assistant Archivist is responsible for the accessioning of incoming and existing archival collections, including creating inventories, managing location information, and completing state records management requirements. The Assistant Archivist assists the Senior Archivist with the arrangement and description of collections at varying levels (collection, file, item, etc.) in accordance with the museum’s metadata and description standards. This individual follows VMFA’s handling protocols to ensure the preservation of the collections, and assists with research requests from archival collections as needed. In addition, the Assistant Archivist works collaboratively with all museum staff on records management needs.

This is a non-exempt position without benefits, scheduled to work about 28 hours per week on average and up to 1,450 hours annually (May 1 – April 30).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and cataloging archival collections in a library or archives environment, or equivalent records management experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks with little onsite supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent education and/or training.
  • Possess knowledge of professional archival standards, principles, concepts, and practice, and understanding of and ability to apply descriptive metadata standards (DACS, EAD, AAT, etc.).
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archival Collections Management Systems.

Special Requirements

  • Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
  • All staff, volunteers, and contractors are required to wear masks for all indoor and outdoor events.
  • While outside on campus grounds, all VMFA employees must wear masks when a social distance of six (6) feet cannot be maintained.

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Interested individuals must submit an online application. Posting will close at 11:59 pm on February 21, 2022.