Art History & Visual Arts Librarian

Wesleyan University Library

The Art History & Visual Arts Librarian will provide research and instruction support to the departments of Art & Art History, Film Studies, and Theater. They will also initiate and participate in efforts that advance the student experience and institutional priorities, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion; practical idealism; and campus and community engagement. This is a wonderful opportunity for an art librarian or art history who has experience with library research.

  • Design, provide, and assess multimodal instruction on the use and understanding of visual and performing arts resources, concepts, and tools, including visual and media literacy across the curriculum.

  • Promote and provide reference and in-depth research support in the visual and performing arts.

  • Serve as the primary communication conduit between the library and assigned academic departments, developing creative pathways that ensure faculty and students are aware of library services, collections, and initiatives, including broader developments in scholarly communication and digital initiatives.

  • Design, provide, and assess outreach programs that promote information and visual literacy within and across the disciplines.

  • Support the growth and maintenance of analog and digital collections to meet the needs of faculty and students, and represent the diversity of contributors in the field.

  • Build relationships with members of the Wesleyan community and beyond to share information and develop complementary or interconnected services that relate to the Library and/or support the overall success of Wesleyan students and faculty.

  • Engage in professional development to maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and scholarship, particularly those related to the visual and performing arts.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

  • Graduate degree and knowledge in art history or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Experience working in public services in an academic or special library, or in providing specialized support in arts research

  • Knowledge of information resources used in the study of visual arts

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Effective communications skills with the ability to present information and ideas to various audiences

  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

  • Strong user-service orientation and desire to work with constituents in an academic environment

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

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Posted on November 1