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Public Services Librarian

Organization: Allen Library, University of Hartford
Date Posted: 9/30/2013
City: West Hartford
Location: Connecticut
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply

Description & Details

Provides formal and informal bibliographic instruction to students, faculty and staff. Supervises circulation, reserves, stack maintenance and equipment operations in the music/dance library. Assists library patrons in their research using print, online and audiovisual resources in music and dance. Recommends public service policies for the Allen Library to Head of Allen Library and Mortensen Library’s Head of Reference and Public Services. This position may work evenings and/or rotate weekends.

Position Details

Assists students and other library patrons in making the best use of print, electronic, and audiovisual music, dance, and other performing arts resources in a wide array of languages and formats and responds to questions. Recruits, trains, and evaluates staff who provide reference and information service to library patrons.

Helps devise and implement public service policies, procedures, new services, and marketing strategies in consultation or collaboration with the Head of Allen Library and the Mortensen Library’s Head of Reference and Public Services. Assists the Head of the Allen Library in identifying priorities, goals, strategies, and direction of Allen Library.

Plans and presents instructional classes on information resources to students, faculty and staff. Administers the HLM 020 online information literacy course. Maintains print manuals and online information.

Supervises the Allen Library circulation department, including circulation services, course reserves, stack maintenance, and equipment. Supervises one full-time assistant plus student employees. Monitors the student employee budget in an effort to ensure prudent fiscal management.

Updates and maintains the Allen Library web pages in conjunction with the University Libraries Web Applications Developer and Technology Specialist to enhance usability, promote library offerings, and ensure maintenance is in compliance with University standards and University Libraries policies. Helps develop, enhance, and/or test information search tools.

Provides recommendations for title development of the print and online reference collection and assists in the overall maintenance of the collection.

Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at relevant meetings or seminars as well as through regular examination of literature in the field. Participates in relevant professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate.

Maintains statistics and develops accurate reports for the Head of the Allen Library.


Bachelors Degree required with a major in music and Master’s Degree of Library Science
from an A.L.A. accredited institution required (or recognized equivalents).

Work Experience: 1 year to < 2 years.

Salary and Benefits

Pay Grade: G -- See salary ranges at

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How to Apply / Contact

There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to


Music Library Association 1600 Aspen Commons Suite 100 Middleton, WI 53562

608-831-8200 FAX
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.