Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian

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Job Description

The University of Kansas Libraries, in Lawrence, Kansas USA, seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and motivated individual for the position of Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian. 

The successful candidate will be a member of the Content Development Department which is dedicated to the stewardship of the University of Kansas Libraries’ collections in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Members of the Content Development team work collaboratively to strategize about directions in managing the development and review of the Libraries’ collections to support University initiatives. The incumbent will steward and build collections supporting the research and curricular needs of faculty, staff, and students in music, music therapy/education, dance, theater, film, and other assigned disciplines in the humanities and/or social sciences.  Particular emphasis will be given to the collections in the Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library and the University of Kansas Sound Archive. The successful candidate will be proactive in evaluating and promoting innovative approaches to developing collections across all disciplines.  Reporting to the Head of Content Development in the Content and Access Services Division, the librarian will provide in-depth research consultations and advanced information literacy workshops in all disciplines supported.

This is an unclassified academic staff position.  Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience. 

How to Apply

For the job description, qualifications and application instructions, please visit

Review of applications begins on October 12, 2015.

Contact information to applicants: Leah Nelson,

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