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Music Librarian

Organization: University of Virginia
Date Posted: 8/29/2013
City: Charlottesville
Location: Virginia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply

Description & Details
The Music Library, one of the Arts Libraries at the University of Virginia, provides services, programs and collections to promote and support the study of music at the University, with particular emphasis on the scholarship of the faculty and students of the McIntire Department of Music. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a progressive librarian to serve as the liaison to the McIntire Department of Music, particularly to the Critical and Comparative Studies and the Composition and Computer Technologies programs. Reporting to the Head of the Arts Libraries, this liaison librarian will provide in-depth, subject-based research and teaching support for faculty, students and visiting researchers, as well as general support for users of music materials across the curriculum.
Position Details
The successful candidate will:

* assess the current and future information needs of the department and will collaborate with faculty members, colleagues, and technology experts, both outside the Library and across Library departments, to identify and implement new and creative ways to enhance research, teaching and learning and to promote new forms of scholarly communication;
* oversee development of collections in all formats;
* take a leading role in projects or initiatives that use music collections;
* work closely with the Performance Librarian and other members of the Music Library, as well as with members of the Fine Arts Library, Clemons Library (including the Digital Media Lab), the Scholar's Lab and other groups dedicated to supporting traditional and emerging forms of both scholarly and creative work in music;
* work with Special Collections colleagues to expose and make accessible our unique or rare music collections;
* have a high awareness of communication and preservation issues affecting music in the university, including copyright and licensing, established and emerging media formats (audio and visual), music-related instructional technology, and all forms of dissemination for scholarly and creative work in music;
* participate in national conversations relating to musical scholarship, composition, and performance as they interface with the 21st-century research library.
 Required Qualifications:
* Graduate degree in Library Science or relevant field;
* Relevant library experience and music literacy
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Preferred Qualifications:
Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music;
* Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition and performance;
* Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship;
* Knowledge of two foreign languages (German and French preferred).  

How to Apply / Contact
This position is open until filled. CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and Contact information for 3 References (name, email, and phone) required. Complete details at:


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.