SMU Libraries- Librarian II-Fine Arts
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas
$66,500.00 - $68,000.00 per year

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Salary Range:

Salary Range: $66,500-$68,000- commensurate with the rank of librarian II

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

SMU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Dedman School of Law, Perkins School of Theology and Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem - paired with entrepreneurial drive - creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.

SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

SMU Libraries seeks a creative, forward-thinking librarian to develop and deliver research support and instructional services at Hamon Arts Library to vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in art, art history, dance and fashion media. The successful candidate will establish relationships with students and faculty to grow and sustain information literacy initiatives and support the curriculum through collection development and research expertise.

SMU is a nationally ranked private research university in Dallas, TX, with eight degree-granting schools. SMU Libraries includes six libraries on the main campus and one library at our satellite location in Taos, NM.

SMU Libraries and the SMU campus is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We seek to hire a person who shares our values of a diverse and equitable workplace based on teamwork with a proactive and positive approach in all that we do.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide information literacy instruction and consultation services to faculty and students in the visual arts and fashion media disciplines
  • Represent liaison departments on the Teaching and Learning Team and the Arts and Humanities Collections Team
  • Communicate with and advocate to liaison departments (art, art history, and fashion; others as needs arise)
  • Provide general reference and chat service
  • Assist library director and others with shared management of a gallery exhibition program


Education and Experience:

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; undergraduate degree in the visual arts (art history, studio arts, museum studies) or humanities discipline
  • Three years' experience in a research library or museum library
  • Three years' experience performing library instruction of research techniques and databases, collection development and public services in art-related subjects
  • Strong knowledge of information literacy best practices
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in art or humanities
  • Experience with gallery and museum curatorial practices
  • Familiarity with digital humanities projects incorporating data and data visualization, Omeka, spatial and mapping tools
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled. Applications submitted by May 15, 2024 will receive priority consideration.

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit:
  • A resume or CV,
  • A cover letter that addresses the education and experience required and preferred for this position.

  • EEO Statement:

    SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


    SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

    SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

    The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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