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Saturday, November 28, 2009

F/T - Library Director - NY School of Interior Design

Library Director
Institution: New York School of Interior Design
Location: New York City, NY

* Admin - Libraries

Posted: 11/20/2009
Application Due: 12/18/2009
Type: Full Time
New York School of Interior Design seeks new Library Director

In continuous operation since its founding in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is ranked among the top design schools in the United States, and is a fully-accredited, independent institution of higher education in New York devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions.

Located on Manhattan's Upper Eastside, NYSID currently enrolls over 750 students studying in one of several undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as on a non-matriculated basis, and taught by a dedicated faculty of practicing designers, architects, visual artists, art and design historians, and scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. Under the leadership of a new president and guided by a new strategic plan, the college has charted a bold course for the future, including the addition of new degree programs and the expansion of the college's physical plant. NYSID enjoys significant relationships with New York City's world-renowned design and cultural resources, including those found at some of this country's most important design centers and showrooms, architecture and design firms, art and design publications, and world-class museums and cultural institutions.

To learn more about NYSID and its programs, please visit us on the Web at

NYSID seeks a dynamic, collegial, service-oriented Director of the Library to work in collaboration with library staff to provide leadership in collection development, service enhancement, reference assistance, maintaining and expanding visual resources, and bibliographic instruction. The Director of the Library also coordinates agreements for cooperative library services with other institutions, and chairs the college's library committee.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College, the Director is an important member of the Academic Affairs team, and is responsible for budget planning and management. The Director will also demonstrate a thorough understanding of electronic databases and digital media. This is a 12-month position and will require some evening and weekend hours.

REQUIRED: MLS from an ALS accredited program, the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment, and a strong student service philosophy.

PREFERRED: Reference and library instruction experience and a background in design or fine arts.

Individuals wishing to be considered for this exciting opportunity are asked to submit a letter of interest, current resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Balbina Calo, Human Resources Administrator, by December 18, 2009. Please submit requested materials electronically to:

NYSID offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. NYSID is an EOE employer.

Apply to Postal Address:
Balbina Calo
Human Resources Department
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Email Address:
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