Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cleveland Museum of Art: Art Bibliographer, Asian Languages

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives seeks qualified candidates for its Art Bibliographer – Asian Languages position.  The Art Bibliographer— Asian Languages works in conjunction with the Director of Library and Archives and the Acquisitions team to ensure the development of the Ingalls Library collection in accordance with the written Collection Development Policy and through established relationships with vendors world-wide. The position is responsible for the identification and selection of books and other intellectual materials in Asian languages for the museum library.  Typical duties include working on matters pertaining to selection of materials and overall collection development including establishing book selection policy and criteria for acquisitions based on knowledge of the literature and needs of current and future researchers; maintains primary responsibility for the library’s acquisition of new materials in Asian languages through established relationships with key vendors; and assists with the receipt and processing of all Asian language gifts, exchanges, and transfer materials in all formats including evaluation of materials for relevance to collection.

Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA accredited program required.  Knowledge of art historical literature.  Foreign language fluency in either Chinese or Japanese required; reading knowledge of Korean and whichever of Chinese or Japanese where fluency is lacking.  Prior experience working in an academic or research library, preferably in an acquisitions department, and familiarity with integrated library systems and OCLC are desirable.  Excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills including the ability to create policy; supervise staff, interns, and volunteers; prioritize and manage workflow, projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a dynamic environment.   Must have experience developing and managing relationships with vendors, publishers and interface providers. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with institutional departments, community partners and potential donors. 

The Ingalls Library is one of the largest art research libraries in the United States with over 496,000 Volumes and a staff of 22. The library provides assistance to anyone seeking information on art and offers specialized workshops on research resources and techniques. The library’s mission is to support  the museum’s current and future collections, research, exhibitions, publications, lectures, programs and activities. The Museum Archives’ mission is to preserve records that document the origins, development, achievements, and activities of the museum and to administrate the museum’s records management program.

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Application deadline is October 31, 2014.