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Coordinator of the Music Library

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COORDINATOR OF THE MUSIC LIBRARYResponsibilities: Plan and administer the programs and daily operations of the Music Library, with considerable scope for planning and implementing new program initiatives, including the application of new technologies to the delivery of services. Supervise, train, and evaluate the branch supervisor who manages 2.0 FTE staff as well as student workers. Provide reference service in the branch. Develop collections in all formats for music and theatre. Participate in library instruction for the Music Library. Serve as liaison to the faculties of the School of Theatre and Dance and the Moores School of Music. Serve on Public Services Council with leaders of the Architecture and Art Library, the Optometry Library, Liaison Services, Special Collections, and Digital Repository Services. This position will report to the Associate Dean for Public Services.Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; subject background in music; excellent communication skills and strong service orientation. Ability to work in a team-based environment Preferred: Supervisory experience; bachelors degree or higher in music; experience in a music library; experience or demonstrated interest in user education.Salary: $54,000 – $58,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.Library Information: The Music Library is housed in the building of the Moores School of Music. The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment.The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions . The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/) . We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/ . For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu .Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.Permalink: http://info.lib.uh.edu/p/coordinator-music-library-1

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