Music Librarian

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Job Description

Music Library, one of the Arts Libraries at the University of Virginia,
provides services, programs and collections to promote and support the
study of music at the University, with particular emphasis on the
scholarship of the faculty and students of the McIntire Department of
Music. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and
risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited
by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of
great change.

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a
progressive librarian to serve as the liaison to the McIntire Department
of Music, particularly to the Critical and Comparative Studies and the
Composition and Computer Technologies programs. Reporting to the Head of
the Arts Libraries, this liaison librarian will provide in-depth,
subject-based research and teaching support for faculty, students and
visiting researchers, as well as general support for users of music
materials across the curriculum.

Position Details
The successful candidate will:

assess the current and future information needs of the department and
will collaborate with faculty members, colleagues, and technology
experts, both outside the Library and across Library departments, to
identify and implement new and creative ways to enhance research,
teaching and learning and to promote new forms of scholarly
* oversee development of collections in all formats;
* take a leading role in projects or initiatives that use music collections;
work closely with the Performance Librarian and other members of the
Music Library, as well as with members of the Fine Arts Library, Clemons
Library (including the Digital Media Lab), the Scholar’s Lab and other
groups dedicated to supporting traditional and emerging forms of both
scholarly and creative work in music;
* work with Special Collections colleagues to expose and make accessible our unique or rare music collections;
have a high awareness of communication and preservation issues
affecting music in the university, including copyright and licensing,
established and emerging media formats (audio and visual), music-related
instructional technology, and all forms of dissemination for scholarly
and creative work in music;
* participate in national conversations
relating to musical scholarship, composition, and performance as they
interface with the 21st-century research library.

 Required Qualifications:
* Graduate degree in Library Science or relevant field;
* Relevant library experience and music literacy
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Preferred Qualifications:
Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music;
* Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition and performance;
* Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship;
* Knowledge of two foreign languages (German and French preferred).  

How to Apply

This position is open until filled. CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and Contact information for 3 References (name, email, and phone) required. Complete details at:

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