Reference Librarian/Music Librarian

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Job Description

Central Michigan University Libraries seeks a 12- month, tenure-track faculty Reference Librarian/Music Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor to join an energetic team. Serving about 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is a doctoral research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research.


Position Description: Shares responsibility with a team of 8 librarians in the Reference Services Department for providing reference and research support to CMU students, faculty, and staff and performing bibliographic instruction to classes as requested. Teaches 1-credit library skills courses as assigned with other Reference department librarians. Participates in collection development and serves as subject liaison for Music and other areas as assigned. Serves as Music specialist for the Libraries and assists with the acquisition and cataloging of music materials. Proactively communicates and collaborates with individuals inside and outside the library in order to provide the most effective library service possible.  As a faculty member, makes positive contributions toward university service and service to the broader profession and actively engages in scholarly and/or creative achievements. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned. This position includes weekend/evening hours.


Minimum Requirements: Applicants must possess an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program, excellent communication skills, a strong customer service orientation, and evidence of potential for earning tenure/promotion as a library faculty member. This position requires relevant experience or education in academic library reference and instruction, and an undergraduate degree in music. Applicants must show evidence of the ability to carry out assignments independently and cooperatively.

Preferred Requirements: Advanced degree in music, teaching experience, and cataloging experience.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $54,300. Excellent fringe benefits.

How to Apply

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to

Review of applications begins February 16, 2015. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable but July 2015 is preferred. Information about CMU can be found at

CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see

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