Music Librarian

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Job Description

Wellesley College seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and forward-thinking Music Librarian to support the teaching and research interests of the Music Department faculty and students, and to provide leadership in broader library initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

— Creating an academic partnership with faculty to strengthen the existing collections, to develop contemporary collections in a variety of physical and electronic formats, and to provide innovative library and technology services for the 21st century.

— Providing music reference services, course-integrated instruction, and individual consultations on research strategies and the use of music information resources.

— Overseeing Music Library facilities, including maintenance of hardware/equipment, software, systems, and the library space.

— Managing Music Library circulation, course reserves, and circulation desk student staff.

— Working as a team member with other Collection Management Librarians, with responsibility for selecting resources in music as well as a broad range of subject areas in the humanities and other disciplines.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. The Wellesley College Music Library is a branch library, located in the Jewett Arts Center along with the Music Department, the Art Department, and the Art Library. It is part of Wellesley College’s Library and Technology Services. The Music Library contains a rich and diverse collection of Western classical music, jazz, world music, musical theater, and popular music, supporting both academic study of music and performance studies. The music collection also serves as a campus-wide resource, in support of study and teaching across the breadth of Wellesley’s curricula, including area studies, cultural studies, and interdisciplinary studies.


Required: Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution; 3-5 years relevant experience; strong knowledge of music literature and music reference sources; demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Preferred: Employment experience in a research or academic library; undergraduate or advanced degree in music, musicology or a related field supervisory experience

How to Apply

Please apply online at

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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