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Ringing College is looking for faculty members who are committed to excellence in the classroom and who thrive in a small college atmosphere.

The Path to Pre-eminence
Ringling College of Art and Design and our students and alumni are recognized across the world as leading artists and designers. Our state-of-the-art facilities and rigorous curriculum prepare our students to graduate and immediately begin working in positions that turn their passions into their professions. Many of our programs are ranked nationally as the best in the world, including Computer Animation, Motion Design, and Game Art.


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The College offers a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, group-term life, voluntary life, and long-term disability insurance. Ringling also offers retirement plans and flexible spending plans. The College also participates as a member of the Tuition Exchange Program, a consortium of more than 600 colleges and universities that offer scholarships to the dependents of faculty and staff employed at member institutions.

The College provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to sex, age, gender, color, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Explore our beautiful grounds, residence halls, apartments, educational facilities, and maker spaces, and even take a virtual walk around the culturally rich city of Sarasota. Take the tour.

Living in Sarasota

Ringling College is located in southwest Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Tampa and about two hours south of Orlando, in an area known as Florida’s Cultural Coast. The city is known for its small-town feel, with all the amenities of a large city.

Sarasota has more than 55,000 residents, four private colleges and universities, and two public colleges, and is home to some of the world’s best beaches, a vibrant arts community, and a plethora of recreational opportunities. And all of this is within hours of the state’s world-renowned theme parks and professional sporting events venues. With no state income tax and home values increasing recently, Sarasota continues to stand out among the nation’s best places to live and work.


Sarasota is the county seat of Sarasota County, with 108,000 of the county’s 452,000 residents. Known as the “Cultural Capital of Florida,” Sarasota is home to museums, live theaters, gardens, galleries, operas, and ballets and has an active restaurant and nightlife scene. Residents enjoy unmatched walkability in a tropical yet cosmopolitan locale. With year-round sunshine, average temperatures at 73°, and 37 miles of open shoreline, Sarasota is widely regarded as a paradise, especially for retirees and families. The calm blue waters of the Gulf are perfect for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. Local nature trails offer hiking and biking with stunning waterfront views.


Serving more than 43,000 students, Sarasota County Schools consistently earn high ratings as one of the best school districts in Florida. Several individual schools have earned a 9 or 10 out of 10 review from GreatSchools and impressive marks from the prestigious “US News & World Report Best Schools in America” rankings.

In addition to strong public schools, parents can choose from a myriad of charter and private school options to find the educational settings that’s best for their child.


Business is booming in Sarasota, right alongside the tourism industry. Some of the county’s biggest employers include Sarasota Memorial Healthcare, PGT Innovations (building materials), Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Helios Technologies, Sarasota County Schools, and Tervis. Feld Entertainment (home of Disney on Ice and Monster Jam) and IMG Sports Academy are in nearby Bradenton, along with Tropicana.

Sarasota has also earned many business honors in the past decade, including several of Yelp’s Top 100 Florida Restaurants, No. 1 relocation destination, and a top city in the US to see the most growth from 2021 to 2022.


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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