the area of collection development, the Research Librarian for Performing Arts
will be responsible for the selection, assessment, and management of
collections and resources in music, dance, and drama. Depending on the profile of the successful
candidate, the position may also assume responsibility for collection
development in one or more of the following languages: German; Spanish and Portuguese; French and Italian.
The incumbent will serve as liaison to
the faculty and students in these subject areas to ensure that their
information needs are being met, as well as to promote the Libraries’ services
and resources. The incumbent will also explore how the Libraries can assist
faculty with digital arts projects and research. The incumbent will be
responsible for monitoring budgets and making collections decisions that
support the teaching and research needs of the University of California, Irvine. As a member of the Collection Development
Department, the incumbent may take a lead role in various library-wide
collection development projects and initiatives.
The Research Librarian for Performing Arts will provide
specialized reference and research consultations in music, dance, and
drama. The Research Librarian will also
maintain sufficient knowledge to provide effective general reference assistance
in a variety of modes including in-person, telephone, and digital reference. Occasional weekend and evening shifts may be required. The incumbent will provide subject-based
instruction and develop and update subject guides in support of research in
music, dance, and drama and will also participate in the Libraries’ instruction
program for students enrolled in lower-division writing courses and other
information literacy initiatives.
degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an
equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
background in music, dance, or drama or experience providing reference,
instruction and/or collection development in the performing arts.
interest in instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library
services and resources.
to user-centered library services.
understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection
development, research, and reference in the subject areas of music, dance,
interpersonal and communication skills.
to work effectively in a team and in a dynamically changing environment.
to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and
understanding of the key issues and trends in the design and delivery of
library services in support of the academic mission of the university.
knowledge of German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian
managing or leading projects.
of scholarly communication issues and trends within the performing arts
of publishing trends and issues in the field of music.
in assisting faculty with digital arts projects and research.
received by November 18, 2013 will
receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.