The Waltz Music Library, one of four branch libraries of the University of Colorado at Boulder library system, houses one of the largest and most important music research collections between Chicago and Los Angeles. We serve faculty, staff, and students of the College of Music and the campus at large, as well as the community and visiting researchers and scholars.
As the flagship university of Colorado’s multi-campus system, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of thirty-four U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audio-visual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.
What your key responsibilities will be:
In this position, you will supervise the daily services of the Waltz Music Library, ensuring that staffing, scheduling, training, work assignments, procedure setting, performance evaluation, payroll preparation, building and facilities operations, and overall workflow are properly maintained. First among your tasks will be to build a culture of training, including the development of comprehensive training materials. You’ll also provide circulation and reference services to meet patron research needs. It will be important that you be able to anticipate the needs of the library’s daily workflow and patrons. You will also be analyzing various types of data to evaluate the service needs and the needs of the library itself.
The successful candidate will be high-energy, goal-oriented self-starter, willing to dig in and take on numerous projects.
What we can offer:
In addition to a market-based salary commensurate with your background and experience, the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match!), paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
What you should know:
What we require:
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited university.
- Four years’ relevant, professional experience in Libraries providing reference and customer service OR two years of relevant professional experience and two years of coursework in library and information science.
What you will need:
- Strong interpersonal skills,
- Ability to work with people at all levels in the organization
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability to represent the Music Library to researchers and patrons from all parts of the world, to CU faculty and departments, and to all departments within the CU Boulder Library system.
What we’d like you to have:
- Degree(s) in Music and/or Library Science.
- Experience working in an academic music library.
- Experience as a supervisor.