Outreach Specialist

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Job Description

CU Boulder Libraries invites applications for an Outreach Specialist to promote and provide outreach for services, collections, and spaces centered in the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. The Howard B. Waltz Music Library supports the teaching and research of students, faculty, and staff in music and the performing arts on campus through multifaceted collections, services, and spaces.

Who we are:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.


CU Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.


Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Library Service Promotion and Outreach

  • Develop user-focused outreach initiatives that enhance student experiences in music and the performing arts.

  • Connect initiatives and programming within the College of Music to collections and services in the Music Library.

  • Promote library services and collections through library and campus marketing channels as well as physical and virtual displays.

  • Establish campus relationships to connect a variety of constituents, including under-represented groups, with Music Library collections, services, and initiatives.

  • Liaise with Libraries Outreach group, Marketing manager, and related stakeholders so that promotional activities in the branch align with library and campus communications initiatives.

  • Work with members of the Arts & Humanities department on outreach coordination.

  • Serve as a representative on the libraries outreach team and in other service capacities as appropriate.

Operations Support

  • Work closely with the Branch Manager to ensure daily operations are appropriately staffed and managed.

  • Provide research assistance

  • Share daily monitoring of general music library email account.

  • Serve as the point person for library analytics.

  • Maintain library signage, including monthly hours calendars and call number signs

  • Participate and provide feedback in student hiring process.

  • Work collaboratively with Music Library staff on joint projects.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position starts at $45,000.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.  The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.  Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be professional. Be supportive. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.


What we require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service focus

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Outreach experience

What you will need:

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Facility with technology

  • An eye for design

  • Curiosity about and ease with new technologies

What we’d like you to have:

  • Undergraduate degree in music

  • Relevant experience in libraries and/or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science

  • Evidence of innovative, user-focused promotion and marketing

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

How to Apply

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