VACANCY: Permanent Art Collection Curator Position

Permanent Art Collection Curator Position 

Containing approximately 4,000 works of art, the Permanent Art Collection is available to classes and the public any time through a searchable online database or in person upon request.

  • The library has posted a professional Staff position, Permanent Art Collection Curator, to the ISU hiring site. The posting is active and accepts electronic application materials at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32504

Permanent Art Collection Curator – Responsible for the stewardship, documentation, research, development and care of Indiana State University’s permanent art collection, primarily comprised of prints, ceramics and paintings. This work includes providing access to the collection through on-campus venues, the maintenance of the catalog, safe storage of works, condition reporting and prioritization of conservation needs. The incumbent will ensure focused growth of the collection through strategic acquisitions and will identify objects for deaccession that do not meet the standards of the collection. In addition, the Curator will interact with the Department of Art and Design faculty to foster experiential professional learning opportunities for students; and collaborate with the Gallery Director to plan, install and publicize exhibitions of art pieces from the permanent collection. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to establish relationships with both internal and external constituencies including donors, collectors and artists; as well as a strong commitment to collaboration.

Other duties include grant writing and budget oversight, consulting and working with conservators, external communications and attending art committees as needed.

The position description for the Curator is also available on the Library’s website.

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ART AT ISU:

PAST ARTICLES RELATED TO THE PERMANENT ART COLLECTION

a few links to ART IN THE WABASH VALLEY

  • Arts Illiana: The mission of Arts Illiana is to promote, support, and enhance the arts and cultural activities of the Wabash Valley. Arts Illiana’s primary service area includes the Indiana counties of Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo. Interest is also given to the Illinois counties of Clark and Edgar.
  • ArtSpaces
  • ArtSpaces Sculpture Collection
  • Swope Art Museum

JOBS! Two Part Time Positions in Public Services

AVAILABLE: two part-time, temporary Staff positions, Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits, to the ISU hiring site. Two people will be hired from this posting to fill two different schedules. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2020 at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32548

Social distancing markers have been replaced
Circulation Desk staff await you behind acrylics; warren of Circulation staff cubicles behind desk

Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits:

  • Supervises Public Services area per schedule; conveys factual information in response to inquiries made by students, faculty, staff, nonaffiliated patrons, other ISU units, and other institutions.
  • Responds to emergencies calmly and efficiently, exercises considerable judgment within established procedures and guidelines.
  • Uses discretion, independent action and judgment to analyze facts, make decisions, and take action to maintain a safe library environment.
  • In cooperation with other staff members, supervises and trains student staff, directs student assistants in tasks that support daily operations.
  • Performs specialized library work in one or more library functions.

Duties of this position are related to daily operations and include all aspects of public services tasks.

  • Develops an increased knowledge of the library’s integrated online catalog.
  • Seeks opportunities to enhance job skills.
  • Communicates well in person, over the phone and via email.
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, including tact, courtesy and civility, in accordance with the library’s mission, vision and values.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and is able to communicate them to internal and external patrons.
  • All activities of the position performed in support of the Circulation Unit in consultation with and under the supervision of the Access Services Manager, Public Services Department.

Work Schedules:

  • 8:00AM-1:00PM Monday-Friday (one position)
  • 2:00PM-7:00PM Sunday-Thursday (one position)

Pay Rate:  $11.00 per hour, no benefits, no overtime.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15

September 15 –October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, why the mid-month dates? Read more about the unique date designation and the supporting federal government documentation here .  The month is meant to celebrate a deep and diverse community and there is continuing debate as to how to do so in an inclusive and constructive way.  The New York Times el space column discusses the divisive history of labeling and framing “Hispanic Heritage Month” and suggests ways to move forward

Throughout the month we will be highlighted resources and ideas both in and outside of our collections that highlight the depth and breadth that make up the Latinx community through art, music, science and more. To begin let’s look at a snapshot of the Latinx population in the United States today from NBC News.  In July, 2020, the Pew Research Center released some recent stats on the community.

Hispanics By the Numbers
Hispanics By the Numbers

Finally we’d like to suggest you take a deeper dive into the rich and varied contributions of Latinx Americans in this nation’s history by watching episodes of PBS’s The Latino Americans.  Available from Films on Demand.

Keep your eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter presence for more resources this month.

Opening June 15: Cunningham Memorial Library Building – Details

Library building re-opens 8am Monday June 15 !!

Summer hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm 

First-floor access only! Circulation Desk staff will handle your resource needs. Reference and Research help is available in-person and virtually. Use the Meet with a Librarian form at http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp  or via direct email http://library.indstate.edu/forms/liaison.asp. Online course and research support continues (visit http://libguides.indstate.edu/ResearchAssistance), and Reference/Research Chat with library staff is available during all library open hours and is linked in Blackboard.

Tour of the First Floor under Covid-19 Guidelines

Welcome back !! We are requiring masks and social distancing!
Mask and social distancing. See Circ Desk for assistance
View Library guidelines and Special Collections procedures
Bring your ID; Visiting the FCTE?
Please note the social distancing spacing i.e. the tape lines on the floor
Swipe your own ISU ID for entry
Circulation Desk staff await you behind acrylics
Note social distancing tape on floor
Study Rooms are not available at this time
Drinking fountains are not available at this time
No access to other floors at this time
Staff only on other floors. Thanks for your cooperation!
Social distancing at computers: Macs

Social distancing while awaiting your turn at the student printers: note floor tape

Social distancing at computers: PCs
Please observe social distancing at computer workstations
Browsing tables, chairs, and couches are available. Please follow social distancing guidelines
Browsing CDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk for assistance
Browsing books and graphic novels: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Feature Film DVDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
TV DVDs: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Browsing Documentaries: no self-service. Please go to Circ Desk
Please Exit Using the South Door – past the restrooms
Please use the South Exit door

Virtual Student Poster Exhibit: African-American Women in Indiana History: Finding Their Voices

Dr. Kim Stanley, Assistant Professor, History: 

Spring 2020:  Black Women’s History {HIST 213}: In honor of Women’s History Month,  students embarked on locating the voices of African American women in Indiana’s history. The historical record is often silent or only provides fragments on the lives of black women.  Because of this, we often do not know their experiences—and, if we do, it is often through the voice of someone else. Using Indiana State University Library’s Special Collections, students were tasked with placing and centering the voices and lives of black women within the history of Indiana.

>>African-American Women: Indiana State University {Vigo County}
>>African-American Women: Boone and Putnam Counties
>>African-American Women: Cass County
>>African-American Women: Clark County
>>African-American Women: Delaware and Randolph Counties
>>African-American Women: Greene and Vigo Counties
>>African-American Women: Hamilton and Madison Counties
>>African-American Women: Hendricks and Morgan Counties
>>African-American Women: Howard and Miami Counties
>>African-American Women: Johnson and Marion Counties
>>African-American Women: Lake County
>>African-American Women: Marion and Rush Counties
>>African-American Women: Montgomery and Tippecanoe Counties
>>African-American Women: Orange and Washington Counties