Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Provo, Utah,
invites application for the position of Music and Dance Librarian, a
continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the
Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL).
The mission of this position is 1)
provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library
instruction in the assigned areas; 2) to work as the library liaison to
faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; and 3) to
participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional
Preference is given to qualified
candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.
The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a
rapidly changing environment.
Exemplifies honor and integrity; adheres to the standards of personal behavior outlined in the BYU Code of Honor.
Supports the Library and University mission, goals, and objectives.
Observes Library and University policies.
Promotes collegiality and harmony.
Mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues.
Serves on Library, University, and consortia committees that go beyond assigned responsibilities.
Attends Department, Library, and University meetings, including devotionals, forums, and convocations.
the scholarly/professional community through activities such as holding
office or performing committee service in relevant associations;
organizing professional meetings and/or panels; serving as a referee of
scholarship,; editing newsletters or journals; serving on editorial
boards; consulting; or teaching in academic departments.
LIBRARIANSHIP: PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENT
Demonstrates effectiveness in serving as a liaison to faculty in the School of Music and Department of Dance through:
*Reaching out to faculty,
*Developing collections and managing content in the assigned areas,
*Promoting and providing Instruction in information literacy,
*Providing reference/research support,
*Promoting and coordinating of projects to digitize collections,
*Promoting faculty and student understanding of contemporary scholarly communication issues and practices,
*Marketing library resources and services in the areas of music and dance,
*Employing emerging technologies as appropriate in the accomplishment of the foregoing.
Sets and accomplishes relevant goals within specified professional assignments.
Participates in committees that are a direct outgrowth of assigned professional responsibilities
Achieves appropriate quantity and quality of work in assigned professional responsibilities.
Uses sound judgment in decision-making.
Manages personnel and resources effectively including submitting reports, keeping statistics, and managing appropriate budgets.
LIBRARIANSHIP: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Stays abreast of issues and trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and scholarly communication.
Stays abreast of issues and trends in music and dance.
Stays abreast of scholarship in music and dance, and other appropriate subject areas of expertise.
Takes courses to enhance professional assignment and/or career opportunities.
Studies professional literature.
Attends conferences and workshops.
Participates in appropriate professional associations.
LIBRARIANSHIP: SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE WORK
Collaborates with other faculty in appropriate research endeavours.
research or innovative/unique information in the assigned fields of
music and dance, and/or in the field of librarianship at conferences,
workshops, seminars, and/or other professional meetings.
Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to librarianship and/or to music and dance.
exhibits that highlight unique library materials with a unified theme
and context, providing significant educational opportunities for the
Performs other approved scholarship/creative works.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Individuals with related education or work experience and who are committed to completing the MLS within a specified period of time may be considered.
Additional advanced degree and/or experience with music education or musicology in an academic environment preferred.
Reading knowledge of European languages (French, German, or Italian) is an asset.
to provide advanced research assistance and to participate in outreach
programs such as course-integrated instruction, exhibits, and
presentations in assigned subject areas.
Subject expertise in
assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess the curricular and
research needs of the university, and to build collections to align with
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
and desire to interact with students and faculty and excellent
interpersonal skills enabling one to do so including the ability to work
collaboratively with these populations and with library colleagues.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Flexibility including adaptability to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.
Demonstrated potential for leadership and for supervising other employees.
Technical skills including demonstrated familiarity with tools commonly used to conduct research in assigned areas.