Thursday, February 7, 2008

Assistant Head, Music Library

Search Extended, Description Revised)Northwestern University Library seeks a librarian knowledgeable in music, skilled in reference and instruction, and committed to providing optimal patron service. As Assistant Head of the Music Library, this position oversees all public services operations and contributes to the overall administration of the Music Library. RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general direction of the Head of the Music Library, the Assistant Head serves as the primary music librarian for reference and bibliographic instruction and administers all Music Library public-services operations, including supervising 2 FTE responsible for circulation, reserve services, public computing, and stacks organization. Maintains up to 20 scheduled hours of reference service per week, provides classroom instruction upon request, develops instructional guides for the Music Library website, and engages with the patron community to promote the Music Library’s reference and instructional services. Assists researchers with manuscripts, archival collections, and other rare materials. Participates in collection development in assigned areas. Assists the Head of the Music Library in general management of collections and services. Serves as chief liaison to public-services units of the University Library and represents the Music Library on relevant committees. Engages in appropriate professional development, continuing education, service, and research activities. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in library science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Bachelor’s degree in music. Work experience in an academic library serving music users. Extensive knowledge of music history and literature. Expertise with print and electronic information sources. Two or more years successful supervisory, training, and/or management experience. Aptitude for teaching and training. Reading knowledge of Western European languages. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in music. Collection development experience. Familiarity with website design. Familiarity with music cataloging, acquisitions, and archival practices. Evidence of professional service or research activity. Expertise in twentieth-century and contemporary music. ENVIRONMENT: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private university with an extensive library system. This includes the Northwestern University Library, three branch libraries on the Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus. Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The holdings of the libraries total over 4 million volumes. See more information about the Library at: The Northwestern University Music Library is among the nation's largest music libraries and is distinguished internationally for its extensive holdings of printed music and archival materials documenting music composed since 1945. See more information about the Music Library at: SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience. TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names of three references, to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300 or Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Peter J. Devlin
Director of Library Personnel and Administrative Operations
Northwestern University Library
Phone: 847 491-2882
Fax: 847 467-1284

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