Call for 2014/15 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

yale-universityThe Yale University Library welcomes applications and nominations for the 2014/15 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.  Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources.  Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applicants should submit a current resume, as well as a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references, to Holly Hatheway, Assistant Director for Collections, Research & Access Services, Haas Family Arts Library, via e-mail at holly.hatheway@yale.edu, before January 24, 2014.

The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form.  Please be sure to include “2014/15 Kress Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions.

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