The purpose of the Music Librarian position is to supervise and set policy for the Music Resource Center (MRC), a satellite of the G.R. Little Library, located in the music building. The MRC is a reference collection of materials used directly in the teaching of music, primarily consisting of books, scores, and sound recordings. The music librarian is a member of the G.R. Little Library staff and works directly with the music department. The position serves to ensure that ECSU remains in compliance with the music department’s accrediting body, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), by providing library space, staffing and holdings.
Responsibilities involve: Develop and oversee the music library collection and acquisition; Assess current music library holdings; manage the physical arrangement of the MMC in use of space and arrangement; Provide reference materials and research assistance to students and faculty; Coordinate the Music Library and G.R. Little Library quarterly newsletters; Staff the Public Services desk in the G.R. Little Library, including some evening and weekend shifts as need (in rotation with other librarians); Catalog all holdings in the Music Library under the guidance and leadership of the Technical Services Librarian; Provide outreach to music department faculty, students and staff, as well as, the university community; Assist with the development and creation of music user guides and training materials; Serve on G.R. Little Library and Visual and Performing Arts department committees as appointed; Supervise and train student workers; Perform other duties as assigned as requested by the Director of Library Services and/or Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts department.
Substantial course work in music.
Committed to enhancing public access to library resources.
Possess strong analytical and decision making skills.
Possess strong interpersonal skills, service orientation, and organizational skills.
Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of and familiarity with information resources, especially in music.
Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program with at least two years of increasingly responsible library work experience, preferably with experience in an academic library environment.