Research Services Librarian, Music

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Job Description

Librarians work in service-driven teams that support the university research, instruction, and library collections services. Librarian positions requires expertise in library services nurturing library partnerships with teaching and research faculty, students, staff, other libraries, publishers, etc. Librarians may be assigned to perform work related to one or more of the following: acquisitions, cataloging and metadata creation, preservation, collection management, research assistance, information fluency instruction, faculty and departmental ambassador, and archives and special collections. To effectively accomplish these responsibilities, the librarian must keep abreast of new models of librarianship and develop formal and informal methods of engagement that highlight the Library’s role in promoting and furthering this research. Among the means for doing so, the librarian must regularly engage in providing demonstrations of emerging scholarly resources and technologies to interested faculty, students, staff, librarians, the research community, and library supporters. All Librarians work closely together and in cooperation with librarians from other CWRU libraries to meet faculty and student needs to foster collaborative initiatives. The librarian should meet or exceed all expectations as outlined in the librarian broadband policy.


Required: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (especially music history/musicology), with completion of a second advanced degree preferred; BA/BS in music. Master’s or PhD in music may be substituted for MLS, in combination with demonstrated previous working experience in a library. Demonstrated experience in cataloging of music scores, sound recordings, and music-related audio-visual materials is required.


The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI.  Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services.  Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 5798 Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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