Saturday, October 30, 2010

Arts Librarian

The College of William and Mary seeks an Arts Librarian.  The Arts Librarian serves as the liaison to three departments (music, art and art history, and theater, speech and dance) and is responsible for the overall operation of the Music Library. The Arts Librarian is expected to develop and sustain innovative ways of using library collections and services to support both the creative and scholarly activities of these departments and related interdisciplinary efforts.

The Arts Librarian will plan and monitor Music Library operations; manage collection development for the library; serve as primary source of reference services and conduct library instruction; participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the Research, Instruction and Outreach Services (RIOS) Department; be active in library and university committees.

The incumbent should be willing to collaborate with academic faculty, students and library staff; be open to experimentation; and possess an imaginative and creative approach to librarianship.

Required Qualifications:
- Ability to manage library operations
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
- Excellent instructional skills
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Demonstrated success in academic liaison work and building library collections
- ALA accredited MLS
- Three to six years public service experience in an academic library
- A degree or extensive participation in the arts
- Knowledge of library technology

This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

Located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, William and Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It is a "public Ivy" with 7,800 students, known for outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, and service.  The College is home to the excellent Muscarelle Museum of Art and has a fine theater tradition. In addition, half or more of our undergraduates participate in musical groups at some point; a cappella groups are especially popular. 

William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Applications must be submitted on the Human Resources web page

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