Music Librarian, Lead for Collection Management

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Job Description

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for User Engagement until the Director of Powell, Arts, and Music Libraries position is filled, the Music Librarian, Lead for Collection Management ensures access to music collections in multiple formats for use by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty performers and researchers, and scholars and performers. The incumbent works with the Music Librarian, Lead for Inquiry and Research (MLLIR) to plan the collections, services and spaces of the Music Library.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

• Coordinates the acquisition of materials in music disciplines (books, electronic resources, music scores, sound recordings, journals; ordering, receiving, binding, processing for the Southern Regional Library Facility)
• Designs, implements, documents, and manages acquisition procedures.

Digital Collections and Projects
• Coordinates acquisition, licensing, and processing of music disciplines electronic resources.
• With MLLIR, selectors, faculty and students, coordinates and/or initiates the development and implementation of music disciplines digital projects.

Conservation and Preservation
• Manages the conservation and preservation of music materials (books, music scores, sound recordings), working with the MLLIR, selectors, circulation and acquisitions staff, and the Library Preservation Program.
• With MLLIR, selectors, Library Preservation Program, and Library Special Collections develops grants for preservation and conservation of music collections.

Collection Management and Selection
• With MLLIR, selectors, and acquisitions staff, evaluates, maintains, and manages approval plans.
• With MLLIR and selectors, writes and maintains collection development policies for music disciplines collections.

Public Services
• Under the coordination of the MLLIR, performs Music Library classroom instruction, research consultations, tours, and orientations to classes and groups.
• Under the coordination of MLLIR, creates web guides and pathfinders both for class instruction and general use.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a music discipline OR equivalent education and experience.
• Strong knowledge of music disciplines (including ethnomusicology, music composition, music performance, music technology, music theory, and/or musicology) and genres (including classical, jazz, popular, and/or world music).
• A thorough understanding of the research needs and the organization of scholarly materials in music disciplines and the humanities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work with staff, students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience in a music library.
• Graduate degree in a music discipline.
• Experience and knowledge of website maintenance using a content management system, particularly Drupal.
• Experience writing and designing LibGuides.
• Higher level ability to read, speak and/or understand a second language, including Spanish or Chinese.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

How to Apply

Candidates applying by December 12, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position. For full announcement and application instructions, go to:

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