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Position available Lori Thorrat 06 Oct 2008 20:15 UTC

Continuations Librarian
The Ingalls Library of the Cleveland Museum of Art invites applications from
motivated and innovative librarians to provide leadership and expertise for
print serials, auction catalogs, electronic resources and related activities.  The
Continuations Librarian manages a department comprised of two para-
professional staff and reports to the Associate Librarian for Technical
Services.  The department is responsible for the selection, acquisition,
licensing, processing, access and ongoing maintenance of print serials, auction
catalogs and electronic resources. The Continuations Librarian reviews vendor
performance, oversees the annual budget and ensures the quality of
continuations control records in the integrated library system (Aleph).  The
position evaluates binding/preservation needs and plans for future storage and
facility needs for continuations and auction catalogs.  The position is a
member of the library senior staff and provides reference service related to
continuations and electronic resources as needed.

The Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art reference library (including
image library and museum archives).  Founded in 1916, the library contains
approximately 333,000 titles, including journals, 87,000 auction catalogues,
and 22,000 clipping files.   The image library contains approximately 285,000
digital images, and 6,000,000 photographs of works of art and architecture,
including individual photographs and microfiche.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program;  minimum of two to three
years related experience and/or training, preferably in a research library, or
equivalent combination of education and experience; prior knowledge of
acquisitions practices, including copyright, intellectual property and licensing
terms/issues in a networked environment; knowledge of link resolver software,
electronic resource management, and integrated library systems; working
knowledge of at least one European language, preferably Italian, French,
German or Dutch; demonstrated skills in management, supervision and training;
strong analytical and problem-solving skills; flexibility and the ability to work
both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment.

Desirable Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or
university in art history; project management experience; policy development.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three references to, mail to Human Resources, The Cleveland Museum of
Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106, or fax 216-421-0277.