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Coordinator of the Music Library

Organization: University of Houston Libraries
Date Posted: 2/12/2014
City: Houston
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply

Description & Details

Responsibilities:  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.

How to Apply / Contact

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: .  

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or .


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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.