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P/T - Wkend/Evening Lib, School of Visual Arts (NY)

P/T - Weekend/Evening Librarian, School of Visual Arts (NY)
DATE AVAILABLE: December 2015
JOB TITLE:  Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)
DEPARTMENT:  SVA Library, School of Visual Arts
REPORTS TO:  Digital Services Librarian

  • Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
  • Hours: 10 hours per week. The times: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm); Sunday afternoons (1pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to  8pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)  

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.


  • Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.  
  • Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the head of technical services.
  • Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
  • Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
  • Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.
  • Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
  • Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.   

  • MLS degree and subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
  • Ability to work 10 hours per  week, including weekends and one weekday evening  
  • Experience using online art and design databases
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills
  • Cataloging experience in an academic or museum setting
  • Knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC
  • Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Salary: $27/hr

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to  
No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.