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Art and Architecture Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
August 15, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include:
1) A current resume or CV;
2) A cover letter; and
3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

Department Summary
Reporting to the Director of Branch Libraries, the Art and Architecture Librarian serves as liaison to the College of Design (School of Architecture & Environment, School of Art & Design, and Department of the History of Art and Architecture) developing collections, maintaining special/rare collections and delivering instructional services which support the college's curriculum and research needs including the Portland and online programs.

This position is located in the Design Library which houses over 90,000 books and journals on three floors and includes among its unique holdings rare books, artists’ books, historic architectural models, and architecture student drawings dating from the early 20th century.

Position Summary
The Art and Architecture Librarian provides course-integrated library instruction, and with faculty collaboration, designs tools and learning experiences to enhance lessons in information and visual literacy. This position provides reference services to faculty, researchers, staff, and students; and manages the Library’s special/rare collections. In addition, this Librarian collaborates with colleagues across the UO Libraries in collection development, instruction services, and programming.

The Librarian serves as the Design Library’s point person for awareness of trends in the college's scholarly communications, open educational resources, and research directions. Working in the UO Libraries’ highly collaborative, team-based environment, this Librarian may also participate in the development of digital research and education tools and special collections projects in collaboration with various UO Libraries departments such as Digital Scholarship Services, Data Services, Collection Services, and Special Collections and University Archives. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, and strong communication, collaboration, and time management skills.

Some travel to UO Portland may be required.

Minimum Requirements
• American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies in hand by offer date.
• Two years' librarian experience in an academic library.
• Experience providing library instruction face to face or online.
• Experience working with art/architecture collections in an academic library.

Professional Competencies
• Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• At least three years of experience working as a librarian with art and architecture collections.
• Experience managing and teaching with special & rare books collections.
• Experience teaching information literacy within arts or design curricula.
• Experience with using technologies to teach and collaborate online.
• Familiarity with ACRL Visual Literacy Standards and the ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals.
• Graduate degree in art history, architecture, fine arts, or design discipline.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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