The Getty Research Institute seeks a service-oriented and creative Reference Librarian II to join the Getty Library’s Research Services department and work in partnership with colleagues. The Reference Librarian II provides high-level and wide-ranging in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services to a diverse and international user community (including the public, staff, residential scholars, and registered readers). As a member of the Reference team, the Reference Librarian works closely and in partnership with librarians, library assistants, archivists, curators, and various staff across the Getty.
The ideal Reference Librarian II candidate will be passionate about the arts, architecture, and visual culture and advancing the mission and goals of the Library and Getty Research Institute. They will foster relationships with staff across the Getty and thrive in assisting researchers to facilitate their work in the extensive collections.
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, ongoing collecting program, public programs, institutional partnerships, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars’ programs. Among the world’s premier art libraries, the Getty Library and its Special Collections include over 1.5 million volumes, rare materials, and digital resources, which serve a vast international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and collectively provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange. (We have two Reference Librarian positions available).