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.
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.
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.
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.
This position provides general and specialized information services,
including in-person and virtual reference and research consultation, to
students and faculty.
- This position performs collection development in Music and Music History.
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.
- This position may require periodic evening/weekend reference service as scheduled on a rotating basis.
The librarian will work in a team environment that incorporates
innovation and new technologies to manage collections and serve the
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.
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.
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.
Selects audiovisual materials, including sound recordings and
videorecordings, and participates in the supervision of staff who
digitize audiovisual material.
- Provides both general and specialized reference and instructional services.
- Creates instructional materials, including online research guides and tutorials.
Applies expertise in copyright laws that apply to music and
audiovisual materials and responds to inquiries about appropriate and
fair use of these materials.
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
Contributes to the Library, the University, and the profession through
substantive involvement in scholarship and service activities.
- Applicants for all ranks must also have:
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
- Evidence of strong critical thinking skills.
- Experience in a collaborative and collegial setting.
- Productive attitude and enthusiasm for an innovative and changing environment.
- Experience in providing quality reference service.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
- Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a music field, or substantial coursework in music.
- Minimum qualifications for Librarian II.
- Three years of appropriate professional experience at a college, university or research organization, or equivalent.
- Twenty-four credits of post-baccalaureate course work, preferably in a music field.
- Minimum qualifications for Librarian III.
- A second master’s degree in a subject area, preferably one related to music.
- At least seven years of appropriate experience.
- Expertise or experience in the development and delivery of research instruction.
- Experience in providing library reference and research support.
- Experience in collection development, preferably for a music collection.
- Expertise or experience developing audiovisual collections in all formats.
- Supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of circulation functions in a library management system.
- Demonstrated understanding of trends in serving audiovisual materials and incorporating them into the curriculum.
- Baccalaureate degree in music, music performance, or music history.
- Broad knowledge of music literature and research sources.
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.
- Demonstrated experience in providing outreach activities to students, faculty, or community groups.
- Academic library experience with collection development and public services.
- Coursework or work experience in copyright law and its application in academic and library settings.
- Knowledge of or experience with ethnomusicology collections, especially of Asian and Hawaiian/Pacific music traditions.
- Knowledge of or experience with Asian and/or Hawaiian/Pacific film.
- Knowledge of trends in music performance and education, particularly in relation to popular culture expressions.
Full advertisement is at: http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/Jobs/NAdvert/19295/2621018/1/postdate/desc