Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Assistant Library Director, Art Institute of Boston Library

Job Description:
Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, seeks a dynamic and experienced librarian to oversee the library at the Art Institute of Boston (AIB), one of Lesley University’s six schools.

The Assistant Library Director will provide a full range of reference, visual and information literacy services for undergraduate and graduate students in the arts as well as faculty and students engaged in art-related curricula throughout the University. The successful candidate will administer a focused collection of art materials, collaborate with faculty from the University’s integrated arts, art history, and studio arts programs and university librarians, and take a leadership role in the final plans for a new arts library relocating from Boston to Cambridge.

Reporting to the Director of Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School Libraries, this position serves as the art librarian for Lesley University and the Art Institute of Boston (AIB), providing leadership and coordination for art collections and services. The Assistant Library Director’s primary responsibilities include collaborating with art faculty to build print and online collections that serve the curriculum, and works with University librarians and library staff to develop information and visual literacy competencies instruction. This individual’s essential functions will include, but are not limited to, administration of the AIB Library, collection management, reference, instruction, supervision of staff, and collaboration in the AIB Library’s move from Boston to Cambridge.

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science with five to seven years of experience in an academic setting, preferably in a University or art and design school, is required. The successful candidate will have a degree in art history, fine arts, design, art education and/or advanced arts-related degree. Work experience beyond the MLS, in such areas as reference, instruction and collection development and experience with managing digital collections and the ability to lead in their future development is necessary. Must demonstrate ability to provide leadership and work collegially, articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services, generate creative solutions and manage change and a desire to participate in collaborative problem solving. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:
Grade 26 Salary Range: $51,358.17 - $70,874.49

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:
Please include a cover letter with your application. Please apply online at: http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=30699

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