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Librarian for Research Services, New York University, NY


The Institute of Fine Arts Library seeks an innovative and energetic librarian for a tenure-track position in research services! This position reports to the head of the Institute of Fine Arts Library, who reports jointly to the Institute’s director and the Division of Libraries’ associate dean for research & research services. The successful candidate will assist in providing research support and library instruction and will establish positive relationships with the faculty and students in the Institute of Fine Arts and within the NYU community at large. In addition, the position will:

  • Serve as a liaison to faculty, students, and visiting scholars by delivering programs designed to improve the total user experience, providing research support and library instruction, and ensuring optimal accessibility of resources and services.
  • Help to plan and implement the library’s collection development policy in all formats and address issues such as material selection, collection maintenance, and planning for collection areas.
  • Perform statistical reports, assessments, other data compilation, and special projects as needed.
  • Manage the IFA Library when the head is absent.
  • Participate in professional activities and update developments and trends in the fields of art history and academic librarianship.

About the Institute of Fine Arts

The Institute of Fine Arts is a center of advanced research and graduate teaching in art history, archaeology, and art conservation. It has been a site of knowledge production since its founding in 1932 and has also produced many of the world’s leading art historians, museum directors, curators, and conservators. The Institute offers Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in art history as well as a dual MS/MA degree in conservation and art history for students choosing to specialize in conservation. The library comprises two research collections—the Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts and the Conservation Center Library—which support the research and curricular needs of the Institute of Fine Arts’ graduate programs at their two venues, at 1 and 14 East 78th Street, respectively.

About NYU Libraries

The Division of Libraries values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture and are committed​ ​to​ ​building​ ​and sustaining​​ a​ ​diverse,​ ​inclusive,​ ​and equitable​ ​organization​ that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more information regarding the Libraries’ commitment to IDBE, see the Libraries’ Mission & Values Statement, our Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement, and our Commitment to Anti-Racism.


Faculty status and an attractive benefits package, including five weeks of annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program and MA in Art History or a closely related field.
  • Three years of experience in library instruction, collection development, or public services.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong oral, written, and organization skills along with the ability to balance multiple tasks and to attend to detail.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

How to Apply:

Submit your CV and letter of application, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here The application review will begin by 11/15/2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.