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Research Visual Arts Librarian

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Franklin and Marshall College

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About Franklin & Marshall College: Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, private, liberal arts college known for academic rigor, opportunities for faculty-student research and its commitment to helping each student reach their full potential. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate students from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.\u00a0 Job Description: The Research & Visual Arts (RVA) Librarian will work within the Research Services\/Interlibrary Loan area to support the research and other needs of students and faculty using academic resources. The position will also assist with growing campus interest in the visual arts and digital scholarship efforts, liaise with the Art & Art History, Classics or other humanities departments, and lead on the shaping of the College Library's visual collections. The RVA Librarian will help to organize the College Library's outreach and marketing program, sustain our growing instructional efforts, and work collaboratively across the College on collection development and liaison activities including research services, library instruction, and student-initiated research appointments. To learn more about the College Library, please click here\u00a0. Responsibilities include, in conjunction with others: Assisting with staffing and providing research services, both in and out of the Research Services\/ILL Office Planning for the future of visual resources of all kinds within the College Library, with the Art & Art History department and the Phillips Museum Training for staff and students relating to visual resources and collections Managing, creating, and promoting visual collections Keeping abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of visual collections, with an emphasis on improving systems, equipment, procedures, preservation and access Documentation of best practices and standards, report and grant writing support, and creation of web content and outreach materials A successful candidate for the position will: Provide research services, library instruction and other assistance to faculty and students. Provide liaison services in support of the research and information needs of academic departments in Art & Art History and other assigned departments. Serve as an effective part of the library community through exploration, professional development and service. Actively contribute to the formulation of library-wide policies, procedures, goals and priorities, including present and future strategic planning efforts. Participate fully in ongoing change and development in the College Library, helping to determine best approaches to research services and visual collections. Have a strong commitment to public services, and their development and provision to our campus community. Possess a background in art or art history, experience with visual resources and collections, and a strong belief in the value of unique visual research materials to undergraduate, liberal arts education. Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events. Requirements: ALA- accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science is required. Coursework or experience in research services and visual collections is required. An undergraduate degree in art, art history and\/or a related discipline is preferred. A high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes is required. Experience with outreach\/marketing programs, or graphic design, is preferred. Previous experience in an academic library is preferred. The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential. Additional Information: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender\/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995. Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

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Located in historic Lancaster, Pa., Franklin & Marshall is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college. Since 1787, Franklin & Marshall College has provided students of high promise and diverse backgrounds with a cooperative learning environment, where professors inspire students to go beyond their expectations. We are an outstanding liberal arts college with a stellar academic program.

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