Collection Management Librarian

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Job Description

Salary/rank: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant or Associate Librarian, twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment.

Responsibilities: Building of the Library’s collections including selection, evaluation, acquisition, retention of materials in a variety of languages/formats using OCLC, ALEPH ILS, and in-house and vendor databases; monitoring the Library’s acquisition budget. Serving as liaison to the College’s Fiscal Unit; working with vendors; monitoring curriculum developments, and maintaining acquisition and collection development policies/procedures/manual. May include assisting in cataloging materials, supervising student assistants, and other relevant duties.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS and bachelor’s degree in music required; master’s degree in music required. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; broad knowledge of musical repertory, experience in an academic music library, working knowledge of foreign languages. Able to work effectively in a collaborative and creative environment, able to work independently and as a member of a group in a truly interdependent environment; flexibility to adapt to changing technological environments. Ability to meet promotion requirements of demonstrated excellence in position performance, service, and leadership. Experience working with acquisitions modules in an ILS preferred.

Institution: The Warren D. Allen Music Library, an autonomous library administered by the College of Music, has a staff of 3 librarians, 4 paraprofessionals, 4.5 FTE student assistants, and has its own in-house technical service unit. All of the full-time staff have at least a bachelor’s degree in music. The Music Library has an excellent working relationship with the College of Music. The FSU University Libraries are members of ARL and CRL. See

The College of Music, with 90 faculty, 40 support staff, and 1,150 students, offers a wide range of degrees in music, baccalaureate through the doctorate. See the College of Music web page at

The Florida State University is a comprehensive research institution of 16 colleges and schools with 2,200 faculty serving a student body of 39,000. The University is situated in Tallahassee, Florida’s beautiful, wooded capital city, with an area population of over 240,000. Located in the “Big Bend” area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season.

Pay Plan: This is a Specialized (Non-tenure track) Faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary competitive.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Please upload a single document as a CV, that includes a cover letter, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least four references (including mailing address, phone, and e-mail).

Open Until Filled. Review of applications will begin 31 March and continue until the position is filled.

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