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Saturday, December 19, 2009

P/T - Assistant Librarian - Frick

Assistant Librarian for ARCADE Project (part-time)


The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Arcade is the online catalog and integrated library system for three members of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). Built on Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium product, Arcade unites the collections of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, a database of nearly 800,000 records. Development of Arcade is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant is administered by The Frick Collection with two project staff: a full-time Project Coordinator/Systems Manager and a part-time Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian will provide support for the continuing development of Arcade. The Assistant Librarian reports to the Project Coordinator and Systems Manager, under the supervision of the grant coordinator at The Frick Art Reference Library. This position is currently funded through December 2011, continued funding to be determined.

Assist the Project Coordinator and the ARCADE library directors in developing, planning and implementing resource sharing among the consortium libraries. Provide on-going maintenance of link resolver software and the electronic resources management (ERM) module. Produce statistics and lists on a regular basis using ARCADE features. Send and load bibliographical files. Develop procedural and administrative documentation. Facilitate communication, training, and meetings for the ARCADE libraries. Participate in cataloging projects as needed at the ARCADE libraries. Serve on consortial committees. Assist with maintenance of NYARC website

The position is part-time, 21 hours per week, to be scheduled during operating hours of 9:00-6:00 M-F.

MLS from ALA accredited program; experience in technical services of a research library; knowledge of MARC format; familiarity with library management systems, especially III; knowledge of emerging technologies in the area of electronic resources; familiarity with OCLC; ability to work independently as well as with individuals and groups; attention to detail; excellent typing/proofreading skills; excellent organizational, personal and communication skills; an ability to meet deadlines.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection
Salary is competitive, based on relevant experience. All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, to help ensure the employment experience is enjoyable we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Please send resume with names/contact information of three professional references to:
Expected hire date: January 31, 2010.

Only Electronic Applications will be accepted.

E-mail to:
Attention: Coordinator for Shared ILS

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


Lily Pregill

Arcade Project Coordinator and Systems Manager

Frick Art Reference Library

10 East 71st St., New York, NY 10021

tel. 919.246.5004

Arcade is a collaborative project of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of The Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Originally posted on a library school listserv.