Thursday, March 9, 2017

Job Posting: Head of Preservation Senior Assistant Librarian, Binghamton University

Binghamton University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to join a department of library and information professionals. Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Services, the Head of Preservation coordinates our Libraries-wide preservation efforts and develops and implements programs for long-term preservation of the Libraries' collection.  The Head of Preservation collaborates with Reader Services, Research Services, Special Collections and Library Technology to develop Libraries-wide efforts for preservation, bindery operations, disaster preparedness and other programs to enhance the preservation of library material.
  • Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive library preservation program, including defining and prioritizing needs, establishing goals, objectives, plans and their implementation in alignment with the Libraries' strategic direction;
  • Hires, supervises, trains, mentors and evaluates preservation staff;
  • Cultivates a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and fosters the ongoing growth and professional development of the department's professional and support staff;
  • Oversees bindery operations. Oversees contract negotiation and implementation for monographic and serial binding and re-binding;
  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new strategies and technologies to address challenges to long-term preservation and access, addressing both traditional materials and those born digital;
  • Collaborates with Head of Digital Initiatives & Resource Discovery in developing an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Two years of appropriate post-MLS or post-equivalent-degree professional experience working with preserving, conserving or digitizing library, archival, or museum collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Libraries and university.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

For more details and to apply:

https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=82198

Saturday, March 4, 2017

PCB Members & Friends at Work


Maria G. Pisano

L’INFIORATA
A Show of Flowers: A Lecture presentation.
The Infiorata is an amazing celebration using flowers tocreate magnificent art displays for the feast of Corpus Domini throughout Italy.These ephemeral creations can be experienced for only one day every year. In her presentation, artist Maria G. Pisano will showcase the participants’ preparation of the designs and flowers, final works and speak to the amazing dedication and devotion of the participating groups.

Date & Time
Sunday, March 5, 5:00pm

Location

Dorothea’s House, Casa di Cultura Italiana
120 John Street,Princeton, NJ 08542 

Details


REFLECTIONS
A solo exhibit of books, prints and works on paper by Maria G Pisano. 

Date & Time
March 7 – 31, 2017.  
Opening Reception Sunday March 12, 3 p.m.

Location
Italian Educational and Cultural Center for the Arts at CasaColombo
80 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Details
Phone: 201 963 6332

Colette Fu

Popping Up and Out: Advanced Paper Engineering for Book Artists

In this intermediate workshop, participants will take their knowledge of basic pop-up techniques to the next level to create complex variations. Some mechanisms we’ll explore include opposing angle folds, parallel and angle lifting platforms, three-dimensional shapes, revolving mechanisms and pivoting pull-tabs. Once mastered, these mechanisms can become the building blocks for spectacular three-dimensional inventions. Participants will all go home with at least one finished pop-up spread. Pop-ups are really just inventive uses of cutting, folding and gluing plus your own unique play and imagination.  http://www.colettefu.com


Colette's 5-day workshop is part of the second annual Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies taking place at Mills College June 5-16, 2017. This two-week summer institute is open to members of the national book art community and will include 5-day workshops taught at the master class level by well-known book and print artists, a master critique seminar and a pricing seminar.

For more information on the Paper Engineering workshop, visit:

https://millsbookartsummer.org/session-ii-popping-up-and-out-advanced-paper-engineering-for-book-artists/

For details on the Summer Institute, visit:


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Two Opportinities at Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB)

Call for Artists: Mural Arts Program Artist Residency

Deadline March 6: Mural Arts Philadelphia invites visual artists working in any medium to apply for the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) 2017 Spring-Summer Artist Residency. This 12-week residency residency, housed in a storefront library on the Torresdale Avenue Commercial Corridor in Northeast Philadelphia, is a unique opportunity to combine personal practice, community engagement, and the creation of civically-focused public art. The Tacony LAB Artist Residency is open to visual artists based in the Philadelphia area with experience in public art and/or community engagement. Artists need not have experience in mural-making to be considered.


The Tacony Community Development Corporation (CDC) has identified the creation of new street banners for Torresdale Avenue as a key 2017 development goal. The LAB’s 2017 Spring-Summer resident artist will create these banners in collaboration with community members. 

The artist selected for the residency will have access to the LAB studio space for both personal practice and project creation; the space will be shared with LAB art classes and workshops.

The artist will receive a total stipend of $4,000, in addition to full funding for materials and supplies associated with banner creation. The artist will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week on-site in the studio and the Tacony neighborhood. Some of this time will be devoted to engaging the community through weekly activities with youth and adults. The artist will develop these activities in collaboration with the LAB Project Manager and the library staff. The artist will also be expected to take part in LAB open houses, relevant community meetings, and similar events.

Click here for the full application or visit muralarts.org/about/jobsartist-opportunities-0.

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Call for Teaching Artists: Wednesday Workshops

Deadline March 6: The Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB), a Mural Arts Philadelphia project, is seeking artists to lead evening art workshops for adults.

These free one-day workshops are held every other Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in the LAB’s studio space. Past workshops have included watercolor, jewelry-making, pysanky, fresco painting, and collage. Interests solicited from attendees for future workshops include fiber art, ceramics, comics, and mosaic. Lecture-based workshops on subjects such as art history, contemporary art trends, and new technologies are also welcome. Revisiting subjects covered in previous workshops is also welcome.

Artist will be responsible for setting up, running the workshop, and breaking it down. Supplies and materials will be provided by MAP. Attendance at workshops will be capped at 15 people. The artist fee for the workshop is $100. Workshops selected will be scheduled throughout 2017.

The Tacony LAB is located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is convenient to I-95 and is a short walk from the Tacony Regional Rail station.

If interested, please submit a brief description of your proposed workshop, a proposed supply budget and outline of materials, a CV or bio, an online link to your portfolio, and a letter of interest to maria.moller@muralarts.org by 5 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017.

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Thanks to the support of Councilman Bobby Henon, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Mural Arts Philadelphia have created the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) at 6918 Torresdale Avenue. This hub for learning, creativity, and community engagement combines a temporary home for Tacony’s neighborhood library with an artists studio. At the LAB, visitors can attend arts-focused events and workshops, borrow books, use computers, and access free Wi-Fi. Through December 2018, Mural Arts will be activating the LAB with art classes for adults and youth, arts-focused events, and resident artists who will work with the community to create public art in Tacony. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/taconyLAB.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Art of Ownership at the Rosenbach

Rosenbach Exhibition The Art of Ownership Explores
the Stories Behind Bookplates

PCB members and friends will enjoy this exhibit.


The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia presents The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present, on view September 21, 2016 – January 17, 2017. The primary function of a bookplate is simply to indicate the owner of a book, yet book collectors across the centuries have commissioned ornate and evocative designs that do more than designate property. From coats of arms and etched portraits to scenes of libraries and fantastical creatures, these miniature artworks may reveal a great deal about the ancestry, occupation, artistic taste, or philosophy of the men and women who used and circulated them. 

The Art of Ownership features beautiful and curious specimens from five centuries of books in the Rosenbach's collection, along with examples from the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Delaware’s William Augustus Brewer Bookplate Collection, and other regional repositories. 

  
Notable bookplates include the oldest known printed bookplate, a hand-colored woodcut circa 1480 [1]; bookplates from the personal libraries of King George III and Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt; an Irish landscape designed by Jack Butler Yeats [2]; and prints by Art Nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. Some bookplates offer whimsical portraits of the book collectors: William Keeney Bixby's bookplate depicts the owner as an octopus grasping books with all eight tentacles [3], and a lithographic print belonging to E. Norman Sabel depicts an attentive reader who has not noticed that his coattails are on fire. Several remarkable examples belonged to Philadelphian collectors, such as Harry Elkins Widener and Lucy Wharton Drexel. 


The Art of Ownership was made possible by a grant from the Pine Tree Foundation of New York and endowment grants from the Marilyn M. Simpson Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


To learn more about the Art of Ownership exhibition, visit rosenbach.org.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer residency at Second State Press

Cindi Royce Ettinger Fellowship

This is an excellent opportunity for the printmakers in the group:
Each summer Second Sheet Press hosts an artist whose work demonstrates an uncommon grasp of the printmaking medium and an energetic approach that will likely influence future printmakers. The select candidate is granted 24 hour access to SSP facilities for the one month during the summer, two flat file drawers, a modest stipend, and all critical feedback that membership in a communal print shop like SSP provides.  

Deadline for applications: May 22, 2016.

For more information and to apply please visit secondstatepress.org/opportunities.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Faculty Position, Book Arts Program, University of Utah

There is a full-time faculty position open at the University of Utah. Applications welcome.

The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah invites applications for Book Arts Designer & Instructor. This is a tenure-line, year-round faculty position. For details and to apply, please see the full job description: 

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/50345

Full consideration will be given to applications that are received before
May 1, 2016.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Job Opening: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austi


Conservator (Conservation Fellow)

The Harry Ransom Center’s Preservation and Conservation Division is offering a two-year Conservation Fellowship in book conservation. The position will begin September 1, 2016 and end August 31, 2018. As an integral member of the Center’s preservation and conservation staff, the conservation fellow will perform the full spectrum of book conservation treatment activities including written and photographic documentation; identification of historical materials, structures, and their condition; technical research; dialog with curators about treatment choices; and, the completion of minor and complex single item treatments and housings. The fellow will also develop and execute a conservation research project based
on the Ransom Center's book holdings. Over the two years, the fellow will have the opportunity to undertake treatment projects in the paper and photograph laboratories, as well as design and coordinate a manuscripts collection re-housing project. The fellow will assist the Senior Conservator in defining and developing a new handling orientation for patrons and staff, and serve as a member of The Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance.
The fellowship provides an annual salary of $43,000, plus benefits, and
$1,500 to support travel to professional meetings.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in art, art history, or library and information science and a certificate of advanced study in conservation, or Master of Science degree in Art Conservation. Must have graduated in 2014 or 2015, or expect to graduate in summer 2016. Instruction and/or experience should be primarily in book conservation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to conduct research, and to write for presentation and
publication.

Application procedure: 

Please go to 
<https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/search/0/
and refer to posting number 160303010607. Applicants must upload a resume, submit a letter of interest and contact information for three references.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) underconsideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a
commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, MLIS, PhD
Associate Director
Head of Preservation and Conservation

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
P: 512-471-5495
F: 512-471-7930
<http://www.hrc.utexas.edu>