Performing Arts Librarian serves as liaison to the College of Performing
Arts (COPA) and coordinates reference programs for Leatherby Libraries.
Responsibilities include: providing reference assistance and library
instruction; selecting materials to develop the M. Douglas Library of
Music and the Theatre and Dance collections; participating in
digitization projects of music-related materials; creating performing
arts bibliographies, finding aids, brochures, and displays; maintaining
familiarity with audio technology systems; keeping abreast of the
literature in the fields of music, theatre, and dance; participating in
librarian committees; coordinating scheduling for the reference desk,
tours, and instructional programs; and other duties as assigned.
This position can be filled at either an Assistant or Associate
Librarian level depending on the qualifications of the final candidate.
All candidates must have received an ALA accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S.
degree by the time of hire. To be considered at an Associate Librarian
level, a candidate must meet all of the requirements and must have a
minimum of four years professional experience as a librarian.
Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Music or equivalent combination of
education and experience in music. Demonstrated knowledge of music
resources. Academic library experience, preferably with reference and
instruction. Ability to read music. Familiarity with a variety of
research methods to include demonstrated knowledge of print and online
reference sources and databases. Oral, written, and interpersonal
communication skills to promote provide reference services to diverse
audiences. Strong analytical, organizational, and time management
skills. Technical skills to learn and use systems and tools needed for
the position, with the ability to provide instructions to users.
Desired: Ability to catalog scores, sound recordings, and participate
in digitization of music related projects. Knowledge of a European
language such as German, Italian or French. Experience in music
librarianship, preferably in a higher education institution. Experience
in theatre and dance librarianship.