Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian; Sound Recordings Cataloger

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Job Description

This tenure-eligible position is in the William & Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University Bloomington.

Position Summary

Provide original cataloguing of sound recordings and videos in all formats (compact discs, LPs, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, digital audio tapes and streaming audio, video cassettes, DVDs, video laser discs); provide original cataloguing of all Indiana University Jacobs School of Music performance recordings; provide original cataloguing of other formats including books, scores, manuscripts, dissertations and other monographic materials as needed; supervise one full-time paraprofessional staff member and several part-time student assistants. Collaborate with the immediate supervisor and the department head to plan and implement policies and procedures for the operation of Music Technical Services. Remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules and interpretations, including AACR2, RDA, MARC 21, LCSH, and LC classification. Participate in national cooperative cataloging initiatives: OCLC National Level Enhance, PCC/BIBCO and the NACO Music Project. Participate in the appropriate music cataloging forums at the national, regional and local levels. Participate in meetings and activities of professional music library related groups, including but not limited to: Music Library Administrative Committee, Music Library Advisory Committee, Music Library Staff, IO Cataloging Congress. Participate in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities. Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree in music; three to five years previous music library experience; previous sound recording cataloging experience using AACR2, RDA, OCLC, MARC format for music materials and MARC authorities format; previous experience with a local online catalog; bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages in addition to English; outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in a group; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track appointment.

Additional Qualfications

Preferred qualifications include: Supervisory experience; experience in the use of OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system; demonstrated knowledge of current topics pertaining to music cataloging procedures; awareness of current and developing music cataloging and metadata standards and practice; awareness of current and developing projects involving linked data.

Expected Start Date: 7/1/2015

How to Apply

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A complete application consists of a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, e-mail address, and other information for each of your reference providers. An e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. If you need help completing your application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen, (812) 855-5541, Best consideration date: 3/30/2015.

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