Employment at ArtCenter


Liaison Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

The Liaison Librarian serves as the primary liaison to selected academic and non-academic departments. The Liaison Librarian works in a team environment within the Educational, Research, and Access department to provide collaborative leadership in the areas of: access to information, collection development, library instruction and information literacy, research support, and outreach services.

Reports to: College Librarian and Managing Director

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 7

Job posted 9/11/19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Liaison Librarian” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an American Library Association accredited program
  • BA/BFA/BS in art, art history, or design
  • Knowledge of art and design library and information resources
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning practices
  • Ability to independently plan and deliver instructional sessions
  • Ability to develop innovative outreach programs and services
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment to develop and complete projects
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Strong commitment to service and willingness to develop new competencies through professional development
  • A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity through collections, instruction, and outreach

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of contemporary fine art and illustration
  • Familiarity with art and design special collections, including zines
  • Experience planning and coordinating programs, workshops, pop-up libraries, and displays
  • Experience embedding information literacy into curriculum
  • Experience with library assessment, including developing student-learning outcomes
  • Familiarity with instructional design software, such as Camtasia
  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal and LC subject headings
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment
  • Proficiency in a second language (other than English)

Essential Functions

Collection Development — 25%

  • Assess, develop, and manage print and electronic collections in a team environment
  • Collaborate with assigned academic departments, Collections Management, College Archives, and Library Systems and Digital Collections to assess, develop, and preserve all print, media, and digital collections
  • Monitor book and media budgets for assigned academic departments in order to select necessary books and media
  • Work with assigned academic departments and keep abreast of forthcoming curricular changes in order to curate the Library’s collections

Research Services — 25%

  • Provide individualized reference/research assistance to students, faculty, and staff by responding to in-person, telephone, and electronic inquiries (may include some nights and weekends)
  • Assess and develop research guides in support of teaching and research for selected academic and non-academic departments

Instruction, Information Literacy, and Student Learning Assessment — 25%

  • Provide course-related library instruction to teach information literacy skills (may include some nights and weekends)
  • Develop instruction workshops, orientations, and/or tours for targeted audiences (may include some nights and weekends)
  • In consultation with faculty, develop library assignments to teach information literacy

Outreach Services — 20%

  • Cultivate relationships with assigned departments (may include some nights and weekends)
  • As the Outreach Coordinator, responsible for leading departmental conversations related to outreach
  • Coordinate the Library’s role in student orientations with CSE

Non-Essential Job Functions — 5%

  • Participate in Library and College committees
  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally performed in an office setting. Employees sit most of the time, but may move around the office environment for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.