Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Special Collections Librarian


The Oberlin Conservatory Library seeks an innovative, experienced librarian or archivist to oversee the development, curation, arrangement, description, access, and promotion of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection (believed to be the largest collection of jazz sound recordings and memorabilia assembled by a private collector) and other Conservatory Library special collections (including the Frederick “Eric” Selch Collection of rare books and iconography as well as the Herbert Goodkind Collection of literature on stringed instruments). This full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position requires an ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent accredited graduate archives management program; musicological background or extensive musical training with emphasis on American music and jazz; three years professional library or archives experience; as well as knowledge of and experience with digital library technologies, standards, and web design. For further information, see:

Please provide letter of interest, résumé, and names of three references (including address, email, and phone number). Applicants are encouraged to email documentation to (MS Word or PDF formats preferred). Alternatively, applications may also be mailed to: Conservatory Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, Main Library, Mudd Center, 148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074-1545. Application review begins immediately and may continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit applications by June 15, 2010.

Oberlin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The College actively seeks a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse staff and student body.

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