Music and Media Cataloging Librarian

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Job Description

Position Number: 401130
Requisition Number: F296
Job Title: Music and Media Cataloging Librarian, Tenure-Track Faculty
Department: Library Collection Development and Management

University Expectations    
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description    
MTSU’s Walker Library invites applicants for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position (#401130) at the assistant/associate professor level in Collection Development and Management. Start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

The position is a member of the cataloging unit and is responsible for providing bibliographic access to music and media formats. Other formats are included as part of the overall cataloging responsibilities. The library is a member of BIBCO and the Tennessee NACO Funnel.

Candidates should have demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, balance multiple responsibilities, and adjust accordingly to changing priorities, needs, and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary as well as proficiency with office and computer skills, including Microsoft Office or similar.

– Perform original and complex copy cataloging and classification of music scores, media materials, and other resources in monographic and serial forms in accordance with RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, LCC, and DDC; 
– Applies music theory and practice to subject analysis and classification
– Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work including creating and editing authority records.
– Contribute BIBCO and NACO records.
– Provide database maintenance and problem solving.
– Work closely with Visual and Performing Arts Librarian to establish and refine policies and procedures.
– Serve as resource for questions and problems related to ILS.
– Work closely with cataloging colleagues to refine local procedures and establish policies.
– Work closely with other library departments and/or sub-units as needed.
– Develop and maintain knowledge of emerging cataloging theory and practice, particularly in the area of music access.
– Serve on university and library committees as appropriate.
– Participate as appropriate in local, regional, and national associations.
– Perform other duties as applicable.
– Engage in research required for promotion and tenure.

The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to identify problems related to cataloging and devising solutions; be proficient in RDA, AACR2R, MARC, LCSH, LCC or DDC; and have the ability to meet the requirements of scholarship, service and librarianship of a tenure-track faculty position.

Required Education    
ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or its international equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree in Music (or substantial undergraduate/graduate coursework in Music) is also required.

Required Related Experience    
Minimum of one year, post-MLS experience cataloging music and media formats in an academic library or other relevant environment.

Other Desirable    
Applicants with BIBCO and NACO experience, cataloging knowledge of one or more foreign languages, or experience with metadata schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, or MODS will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits    
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

 •  Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
 •  Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
 •  An Employee Assistance Program
 •  Educational Assistance Programs
 •  Sick leave

How to Apply

See the full posting and apply here:

Job Open Date: 09/29/2017
Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration: 11/06/2017
Is this position Grant Funded?:    No

Special Instructions to Applicants    
Applicants are required to include their Research Statement or Creative Activities as appropriate to the discipline, their curriculum vitae, and cover letter at the time of online application.

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Beverly Geckle at

Additional Information    
If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters of recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information    
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Track
Job Type: Full Time

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