Director, Anderson Music Library

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Job Description

The University of Louisville Libraries is looking for an energetic and creative Director of the Dwight Anderson Music Library(Job ID: UL318). The successful candidate will be excited about engaging students; will use assessment data to find new ways to connect to students and fine-tune the collections; and will craft excellent services and programs that support learning, teaching, faculty research and creativity. The Director has responsibility for all aspects of management and planning for the Music Library, reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s senior library administrative team.

Information on the Music Library can be found at(

Information on the University Libraries can be found at(

– Provide innovative leadership in the development of services to faculty, students, researchers, and the community
– Manage daily operations of the Music Library including staffing, services, collections and facilities
– Supervise one faculty member, 4 full-time staff members and student assistants
– Develop and manage collections and information resources in all formats that support the teaching, research and performance goals of the School of Music.
– Preserve and provide physical and electronic access to archival collections and seek opportunities to add to those collections
– Oversee and provide general and specialized reference services to faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students, as well as researchers and the community
– Conduct assessments to improve instruction, collections, and spaces tailored to user needs
– Engage users with content on the Music Library web pages and social media platforms
– Promote the services and collections of the Music Library to the university and wider community and seek opportunities for partnerships
– Work collaboratively with music organizations in the community
– Cultivate relationships with donors and provide stewardship to donor resources
– Contribute to the goals and initiatives of the University Libraries through participation in strategic planning activities and collaborative work with others in the library system

Required Qualifications
– An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
– Undergraduate or graduate degree in a music field
– Three years relevant professional experience in a research music library or equivalent experience
– Management/supervisory experience in a library setting
– Effective oral and written communication skills
– Potential for satisfying the University Libraries Faculty promotion and tenure requirements(

Desired Qualifications
– Demonstrated commitment to public service
– Knowledge of collection development practices and information resources in music
– Experience providing instruction to classes and individuals
– Experience providing reference services and familiarity with methods of scholarly research in music
– Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and researchers
– Reading or bibliographic knowledge of a second language such as German, Italian or French
– Experience learning and using new types of technology
– Experience building collaborations across campus and fostering community engagement
– Membership in professional organizations such as MLA
– Experience as an embedded librarian

The initial rank and salary will depend upon experience and professional achievements. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days. Library faculty appointments are twelve month, tenure-track positions.

The full announcement is at:

How to Apply

Applications received by February 16th, 2015 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at( and attach a CV, letter of interest and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.

Direct questions to Neal Nixon, Director of the Kornhauser Library, at 502.852.5775 or

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