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Head of Music Library, Librarian I/II

Head of Music Library, Librarian I/II

Michigan State University Job Location: Michigan Apply By: 10/11/2022 Date Created: 09-14-2022

Position Summary The Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL) seek an energetic, knowledgeable, and innovative person to provide leadership in the provision of music library services and collections and to serve as Head of the Music Library. The position requires engagement and collaboration with faculty, students, and the wider community to proactively develop creative new services and collections that meet our users’ changing needs. As Head of the Music Library, this position will develop collaborative relationships with campus programs, faculty, and students from the College of Music, the Residential College for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for Integrated Studies in the Arts and Humanities, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the Theatre Department, and others with teaching and research needs in music and associated areas. Areas of interest in the College of Music include musical performance and its methods, specific instruments, technical studies, music history, music education, music therapy, critical analysis, and ethnomusicology. The interest on campus encompasses Western classical music (including band, orchestra, and opera), sacred and secular vocal and choral music, jazz, contemporary American popular music, digital music, and the role of music in multi-media presentations, film, and commercial media such as advertising. Reporting to the Humanities Coordinator, this librarian will be responsible for meeting music-related information needs of MSU students, faculty and staff through library instruction services, in-depth reference, and digital services. An important component of this position is acquiring and maintaining relevant library collections in all suitable formats.  As Head of the Music Library, this position oversees two part-time staff members and several student employees. The successful candidate must be broadly focused and collaborative in order to meet evolving campus needs. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned. The MSU Libraries Strategic Plan guides our current and future work. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with our diverse campus to develop our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on MSU and the MSU Libraries’ dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/index.html. Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 39,000 under-graduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Exceptional commitment to patron and community engagement;
  • Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment;
  • Capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an intention to work in and foster a collaborative, respectful culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive, enthusiastic, and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences, constituencies, and colleagues including faculty, students, administrators, consortia partners, and national organizations as appropriate.
Desired Qualifications Graduate degree in music. Academic library and supervisory experience. Closing Date 5pm on October 11, 2022. Special Instructions to Applicants Minimum $65,000. Salary is negotiable. MSU provides generous fringe benefits. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, CV/resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references (2 must be present/past supervisors) to http://careers.msu.edu. Posting number 812678.

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