Librarian II, III or IV, Music and Audiovisual Collection

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the general direction of the Head of Public Services, the
    librarian will develop and provide services that support the programs in
    Sinclair Library at UHM.
  2. Sinclair Library houses the Music Collection, which includes music
    scores and books about music and music education, and the Wong
    Audiovisual Center, which holds videorecordings and sound recordings.
    Sinclair Library also emphasizes support to undergraduate learning and
    teaching through the University’s Student Success Center.
  3. This position is responsible for outreach to instructional faculty in
    the Music Department and provides general library instruction to
    students and specialized instruction for music and film.
  4. The Music/AV Librarian develops and delivers seminars, workshops,
    tutorials, web-based and other instructional materials, and information
    literacy instruction using a variety of delivery methods and venues.
  5. This position provides general and specialized information services,
    including in-person and virtual reference and research consultation, to
    students and faculty.
  6. This position performs collection development in Music and Music History.
  7. Additionally, the librarian collaborates with other Library faculty
    and staff in collection development and management of audiovisual
    collections, including developing new services, assessing technological
    developments, and overseeing digitization of audio and video materials.
  8. This position may require periodic evening/weekend reference service as scheduled on a rotating basis.
  9. The librarian will work in a team environment that incorporates
    innovation and new technologies to manage collections and serve the
  10. Library faculty are expected to be professionally active, progress
    successfully along the promotion and tenure track, and participate fully
    as members of the Library Faculty.
  11. Serves as primary liaison between the Library and the Music Department
    administration, faculty and students, taking initiative to identify and
    meet their resource and service expectations and to facilitate ongoing
    communication regarding library resources and services.
  12. Develops the Music Collection in a systematic and balanced manner,
    selecting both current and retrospective materials to support the
    curricular and research needs of the university community.
  13. Selects audiovisual materials, including sound recordings and
    videorecordings, and participates in the supervision of staff who
    digitize audiovisual material.
  14. Provides both general and specialized reference and instructional services.
  15. Creates instructional materials, including online research guides and tutorials.
  16. Applies expertise in copyright laws that apply to music and
    audiovisual materials and responds to inquiries about appropriate and
    fair use of these materials.
  17. Participates in the management of operations at Sinclair Library,
    including facilities management, development and enforcement of policies
    and procedures, and oversight of circulation and cash handling
  18. Contributes to the Library, the University, and the profession through
    substantive involvement in scholarship and service activities.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Applicants for all ranks must also have:
  2. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
  4. Evidence of strong critical thinking skills.
  5. Experience in a collaborative and collegial setting.
  6. Productive attitude and enthusiasm for an innovative and changing environment.
  7. Experience in providing quality reference service.
Librarian II Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
  2. Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a music field, or substantial coursework in music.
Librarian III Minimum Qualifications
  1. Minimum qualifications for Librarian II.
  2. Three years of appropriate professional experience at a college, university or research organization, or equivalent.
  3. Twenty-four credits of post-baccalaureate course work, preferably in a music field.
Librarian IV Minimum Qualifications
  1. Minimum qualifications for Librarian III.
  2. A second master’s degree in a subject area, preferably one related to music.
  3. At least seven years of appropriate experience.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Expertise or experience in the development and delivery of research instruction.
  2. Experience in providing library reference and research support.
  3. Experience in collection development, preferably for a music collection.
  4. Expertise or experience developing audiovisual collections in all formats.
  5. Supervisory experience.
  6. Knowledge of circulation functions in a library management system.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of trends in serving audiovisual materials and incorporating them into the curriculum.
  8. Baccalaureate degree in music, music performance, or music history.
  9. Broad knowledge of music literature and research sources.
  10. Working knowledge of standards related to electronic records, digital
    imaging, digital objects, and metadata as well as knowledge of a variety
    of digital content formats and standards.
  11. Demonstrated experience in providing outreach activities to students, faculty, or community groups.
  12. Academic library experience with collection development and public services.
  13. Coursework or work experience in copyright law and its application in academic and library settings.
  14. Knowledge of or experience with ethnomusicology collections, especially of Asian and Hawaiian/Pacific music traditions.
  15. Knowledge of or experience with Asian and/or Hawaiian/Pacific film.
  16. Knowledge of trends in music performance and education, particularly in relation to popular culture expressions.

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How to Apply

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Personnel Officer. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Address: Personnel Officer, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library; 2550 McCarthy Mall; Honolulu, HI 96822.  Inquiries: 808-956-7207

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