DePauw University seeks an innovative 21st century music librarian to lead the music library of the DePauw School of Music forward. Partnering with other forward-looking colleagues as a vital part of the 21st-century musician initiative, the librarian will help create the music library of the 21st-century, overseeing collections, services and operations of the music library located in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.
The music library is a focal point for technology, collections and services to the School of Music. The librarian will work collaboratively with faculty members, librarians and technologists to meet the expanding arts information resource needs of a music school focused on creating 21st century musicians. In particular, the librarian will work closely with the Dean of Libraries, the Dean of the Music School and the Coordinator of the Music Instructional Technology Center (mitc) to manage services and facilities that support instruction, composition and digital collections.
Responsibilities also include working collaboratively with related staff members to deliver streamed content, integrated technology services in support of the music curriculum and performance recording/archiving. The music librarian is a voting member of the DePauw Faculty.
Qualifications: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and an undergraduate or advanced degree in music, musicology or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a second area of expertise or experience in an additional area, such as film, theater or communications. Evidence of a strong service orientation, knowledge of music resources and the instructional applications and technologies necessary to support the needs of students and faculty members are also required.
Founded in 1837, DePauw University is a selective, undergraduate, nationally-ranked liberal arts college of 2,150 students with a professional School of Music of over 150 students and more than 50 faculty members. The Music School has embarked upon a bold 21st Century musician initiative to create musicians of the future instead of the past. The library will play a vital role in this initiative. The University is located in Greencastle, Indiana, within an hour’s drive of Indianapolis, Terre Haute and Bloomington.