Internship, Gagosian Gallery Library, New York

PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Gagosian Gallery Fall Library Internship

The Gagosian Gallery library is looking for a current MLIS/MLS student to intern at its Madison Avenue location during the fall of 2016.

The potential candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of two days a week, one of which may be a Saturday.

The intern will catalog books according to in-house standards, manage inventory of auction catalogs, maintain an orderly library, and assist with special projects as needed.

Candidates should be organized, analytical, reliable, and able to work independently. A background in modern and contemporary art is desirable, though not required.

The internship is paid and may be taken for school credit if necessary.

Please send resume and cover letter to Arielle Cohen at

Job posting: Information Resources Technical Specialist, University of Michigan

Information Resources Technical Specialist (link)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Visual Resources Collections (VRC) unit of the Department of the History of Art supports faculty, students, and staff with their visual resource needs. VRC staff acquire images of visual culture, provide descriptive information specific to the study of art history and other disciplines, and assist in instruction for digitizing, describing, finding, and using images to aid in the study of visual culture.

The candidate selected for the Information Resources Technical Specialist position will perform complex technical and bibliographic functions and serve as metadata coordinator. Responsibilities will include; coordinating the acquisitions and metadata of images, and overseeing technical processing of image cataloging. This position will oversee the standardization of cataloging data to professional standards and best practices (VRA Core, Cataloging Cultural Objects). In addition to cataloging, digital imaging of archival materials will be part of the daily workflow.

CFP: 2017 VRA Conference VREPS lightning round

Call for Proposals for the “New Faces, New Voices: Emerging Professionals Lightning Round”

Due: EOB August 29

Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) is pleased to to announce a call for proposals for lightning presentations by new professionals (within 10 years of the start of their career) and students for the 2017 Visual Resources Association’s Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The format is 24 x 7 (24 slides in 7 minutes), with 8-10 presenters. A moderator will keep talks on time and facilitate discussion.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the form at: 

If you have any questions, please email me at:

Archivist – Visual Materials, Office of the Missouri Secretary of State (Jefferson City, MO)


Vacancy Notice

To our applicants with disabilities:  If you need assistance with this or any phase of the employment process, please contact our Personnel Office at (573) 522-6254.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate your needs.


Archivist – Visual Materials $3,192-3,309 per month



Jefferson City, MO


Records Services


This is a professional position that comprises a variety of standard archival practices, including, but not limited to, accessioning, arranging, housing, labeling, describing, and creating finding aids for state-created records of permanent historical value.  This position reports to the Assistant State Archivist.

The archivist performs necessary work to assure the preservation and accessibility of historically accurate information. Assignments involve conducting inventories and surveys; recommending policies and procedures for managing records; and processing records for patron access.

NOTE: The examples of work performed for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Job Functions and/or General Responsibilities:

  • Provides physical processing of incoming visual materials, which include photographs, maps, manuscripts and motion picture film among other media: receipt, labeling, removal of duplicate or harmful materials, shelving, and filing.
  • Uses CONTENTdm digital management software to establish intellectual control over accessioned records and promotes access to the information that the records contain by the creation of descriptions for upload to Missouri Digital Heritage, the statewide portal to online digital collections.
  • Prepares written reports on processing before creating finding aids.
  • Recommends policies and procedures for management of visual materials.
  • Identifies conservation problems and makes recommendations for preservation.
  • Acts as liaison with Missouri Digital Heritage staff and State Imaging Center to provide digital access to statewide collections.
  • Advises staff, volunteers and interns on tasks related to job functions.
  • Assists reference staff and researchers as needed.
  • Works on a wide variety of special projects, including, but not limited to, exhibit planning and production and promoting the Archives through public outreach and publications.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of archival principles and established archival practices, particularly related to photographic and audio visual materials.
  • Broad knowledge of Missouri history.
  • Knowledge of the organization of Missouri state and local government.
  • Knowledge of sources, methods, and techniques used in historical research.
  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, public officials, private groups, and the public.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing.



  • A master’s degree in history, archival administration, historical administration, or library science (with an archival component) is preferred. Must be able to lift and carry a forty-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials. If not presently a Certified Archivist, must agree to seek certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists as soon as qualified to do so.
  • Experience working with CONTENTdm digital collection management software strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and scanning experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro for audio-visual editing strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Access, and Excel. 

Posting Period:   Position posted 08/02/2016 for a minimum posting period of 2 weeks.  The minimum posting period will end: 09/02/2016.  After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.


Procedures:         Application materials (resume, completed application.) may be mailed or emailed to:  Attention:  Archivist – Visual Materials, Human Resources, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 1767. Jefferson City, MO 65102. EOE



Job posting: Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin

Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts

University of Texas at Austin, Texas

The University of Texas at Austin has revised their job posting for a Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts to either Librarian I or Librarian II. The Humanities Librarian will provide strategic approaches to selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources and research lifecycle support for Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts’ various design centers, Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts and Media, and other disciplines.

For more details, please see the attached document: Humanities for the Fine Arts Librarian.

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta)

SCAD seeks a research and instruction librarian to join the ACA Library of SCAD in Atlanta.

In this role, you will assist students and faculty in the identification and usage of appropriate print and electronic library resources. This includes providing information literacy instruction, library orientations and research workshops, preparing print and electronic research guides and tutorials, and coordinating student-focused library outreach activities.

You will support the library’s online research services, participate in the selection of print and nonprint resources for all subject areas, and assist in staffing the reference and circulation desk. In addition to coordinating departmental policies and procedures, you will oversee all research- and instruction-related assessments and maintain reference and instruction service statistics. This role also requires participation in universitywide events, committees and initiatives.

The ideal candidate is familiar with traditional and electronic information resources and demonstrates working knowledge of effective search strategies and innovations in library instruction. You should be comfortable speaking to classes and large groups. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and social media tools is preferred.

− M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited program
− Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a subject discipline taught at SCAD
− Strong public service orientation and experience

VRA Foundation Internship Award

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the fourth VRAF Internship in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at:

Applications are due on July 31, 2016.