Music Library Coordinator

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Job Description

American University Library invites applications for a Music Library Coordinator. 


The Music Library Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of the Music Library and the collections. This position oversees the technological aspects of the Music Library, including digitization of library collections/materials, streaming audio reserves, and its web and social media presence. Additionally, this position trains, supervises, and schedules the part-time employees; provides reference assistance to patrons; manages course reserves; and maintains the collections, including copy cataloging.


Bachelor’s degree with a focus on music strongly preferred. Extensive knowledge of music history and literature. Three years customer service experience, intermediate music research skills, and experience in using MS Office applications. Previous library related experience and two years supervisory experience. Experience with copy-cataloging and specialized software, such as such as Finale notation software, audio recording applications or digital collection management system is preferred.  Project management experience.

The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, high level of accuracy, strong attention to detail, excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills, excellent organizational skills; and demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision.  The incumbent must also be capable of handling multiple tasks and priorities, and demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and systems.

Salary: $22/hr – $24.17/hr

The American University Library,, serves the AU community through a collection of over 980,000 volumes, 25,000 sound recordings and 16,000 videos. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 100,000 journal subscriptions and over 350 databases in all subjects.  Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 73 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library’s budget is over $13.7 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students.  Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For information about American University, please see, and learn about the University Library at

Applicants should view the university’s outstanding benefits package on our web site at  

An EEO/AA university.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, log in to the AU careers website ( to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume.   Questions about the position can be addressed to Nobue Matsuoka at .

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