Part-time Temporary Position–Assistant Librarian, American Craft Council

American Craft Council

 JOB TITLE:                           Assistant Librarian

CLASSIFICATION:                Part Time / Temporary / Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:                       Librarian

LOCATION:                            Minneapolis, Minnesota


The American Craft Council seeks a qualified candidate to fill a temporary position of Assistant Librarian.  This position is 10 hours per week, starting the end of May through August, 2019.  Reporting to the Librarian, the Assistant Librarian will carry out day-to-day operations and services of the ACC special library of contemporary American art and craft.



  • Acquire and manage the journals, magazines and other periodicals that support the reference collections. Assist with collection development.
  • Digitally process, catalog, and prepare internal and external collection materials for future reference and research.
  • Process and file library materials.
  • Provide occasional reference service in person, by phone, by email or by instant messaging.



  • Degree or coursework in Library and Information Science preferred
  • Experience working in a library setting. Experience in a specialized or art/craft library collection is very desirable.
  • Experience working with library catalog and digital archive systems. Familiarity with WorldCat, Koha and CONTENTdm highly desirable.
  • Strong research skills in both print and electronic media.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and conduct research.
  • Working knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and MARC preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


The ACC is a community that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life.  ACC champions craft through American Craft – a bimonthly magazine, national juried shows, a specialized research library, achievement awards, and educational workshops and seminars.  To learn more about ACC visit


Take this opportunity to work with a team that is dedicated to convening the craft community and its supporters; and providing new opportunities for artists and makers.




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The American Craft Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


We value diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and welcome candidates from all walks of life.

New digital collection now available from the American Craft Council–Friends of Fiber Art International


Basket by Joanne Segal Brandford
Joanne Segal Brandford, dyed rattan basket, 1987, sprang construction. 10 x 16 in.

The American Craft Council is pleased to announce the addition of a new digital collection, the Friends of Fiber Art International Artist Files.

Friends of Fiber Art International was a not-for-profit organization whose mission was to educate and encourage the appreciation and collection of contemporary textiles. It presented lectures and symposia, supported exhibitions featuring fiber artists, organized travel programs focused on exploring the state and diversity of fiber art, and awarded grants to support the efforts of organizations with a similar mission.

Founded by fiber art collector Camille J. Cook in 1991, Friends of Fiber Art International was active until 2017, with membership that spanned the United States and 18 other countries. During its 26 years, the organization amassed a library of nearly 700 books and exhibition catalogues, and artist files representing more than 1,400 artists. The Friends’ board of directors donated the library and artist file materials to the ACC Library and Archives – along with a generous monetary grant that helped fund the digitization efforts.

The diversity of fiber arts is well represented, including weaving, embroidery, dyeing, basketry, beadwork, quilting, appliqué, fiber sculpture, and other techniques. The Friends of Fiber Art International Artist Files digital collection is a selection of the many fiber artists whose material can be found in both the Friends of Fiber Art International and the American Craft Council artist files collections. New content will be added on an ongoing basis.