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ARSCLIST  February 2006

ARSCLIST February 2006

Subject:

Univ of Washington Notice of Vacancy - Sound Recordings Librarian

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John Gibbs <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 14:55:53 -0800

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> UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES
> 
> NOTICE OF VACANCY
> 
> 
> February 10, 2006
> 
> 
> TITLE:  Sound Recordings Librarian, Music Library
> 
> LOCATION:  Music Library
> 
> THE LIBRARIES:
> 
> Among the largest academic research libraries in North America and winner of 
> the 2004 ACRL "Excellence in Academic Libraries Award," the University of 
> Washington Libraries has a collection of more than six million cataloged 
> volumes, an equal number in microform format, more than 50,000 serial titles, 
> and a combined media collection of well over 27,000 items. Yet beyond the 
> strength of local collections and networked resources, excellent service 
> programs, knowledgeable staff, diverse facilities and size of budget, the 
> Libraries is known for innovation, responsiveness and an integrated planning 
> and assessment process that makes the user-centered library not just a goal, 
> but a reality. Students and faculty recognize the value provided by the 
> Libraries and rank the Libraries as the most important source of information 
> for their work. The Libraries also receives the highest satisfaction rating 
> of any academic service on the surveys of graduating seniors conducted by the 
> Office of Educational Assessment. The Libraries was commended in the 
> University's 2003 accreditation review for its rich collection, 
> well-qualified staff, and "exceptional service to students, staff 
> development, and a commitment to planning and assessment of service."
> 
> THE MUSIC LIBRARY AND LISTENING CENTER:
> 
> The Music Library is one of the 15 branches of the University of Washington 
> Libraries.  The Music Library holds over 68,000 books and scores, 43,000 
> sound recordings and other media, and about 300 subscriptions to current 
> periodicals. It is located in the School of Music, whose students and faculty 
> are the primary clients.  The Listening Center, located in the lower level, 
> has onsite audio and video playback equipment.  In collaboration with the 
> Media Center, located in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL), the 
> Listening Center is planning a shift to a digital sound and video delivery 
> system, pending funding.
> 
> 
> THE POSITION:
> 
> The Libraries seeks a creative and innovative individual to lead the 
> transformation of multimedia delivery and services at the Music Library of 
> the University of Washington.  The successful candidate must be knowledgeable 
> in building a sound and video recording collection, have a solid background 
> in music history, and have experience working with cutting-edge multimedia 
> technology.  Particularly encouraged to apply are candidates who demonstrate 
> an ability to work effectively and collaboratively, and are skilled in 
> forging and maintaining strong partnerships within and outside the library.
> Under the general direction of the Head, Music Library, the Sound Recordings 
> Librarian participates in collection development of sound and video 
> recordings, recommends the design and development of facilities and equipment 
> in the Listening Center, develops a preservation program for the recording 
> collection, catalogs audio-visual materials for the Music Library, provides 
> reference and user services including staffing the Music Library reference 
> desk, acts as faculty liaison, and performs other duties as assigned.
> 
> 
> SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
> 
> Responsible for collection development of sound and video recordings for the 
> Music Library and Listening Center.
> 
> Recommends the design and development of facilities and equipment to support 
> services of the Listening Center.  Conducts evaluation of adequacy and 
> suitability of facilities, equipment, materials, and services. Establishes 
> policies for maintenance of materials and equipment.
> 
> Advocates and coordinates multimedia enhancements in the Music Library in 
> coordination with Digital Initiatives Programs, Information Technology 
> Services, and other departments with the Libraries and on campus.
> 
> Maintains contact and builds effective relationship with the Media 
> Maintenance Technician at the School of Music on projects.
> 
> Catalogs Music Library audio-visual materials in accordance with AACR2, 
> producing original cataloging records as well as editing cataloging records 
> from the OCLC database.  Maintains cataloging records for the audio-visual 
> collection for the Music Library
> 
> Oversees the work of technicians for cataloging and catalog maintenance.
> 
> Participates in the preservation of sound recordings and works with the Music 
> Library's Special Projects Librarian in this and other areas.
> 
> In coordination with other music librarians, provides reference service, 
> including bibliographic instruction and other user education activities as 
> part of the public services program in the Music Library.
> 
> Maintains contact and builds effective relationships with faculty in the 
> School of Music.
> 
> Collaborates with the Head of Multimedia Services, OUGL, and other librarians 
> on campus regarding media materials.
> 
> Participates in library committees and meetings; represents the Music Library 
> in the Cataloging Policy Committee.
> 
> Participates in discussions of the Music Library and Listening Center 
> policies; provides specific contributions in assigned areas of 
> responsibility.
> 
> Develops grant proposals for preservation and other projects and programs in 
> the Listening Center.
> 
> Performs other duties as assigned or required.
> 
> 
> REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
> 
> Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association 
> or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
> 
> Experience in an academic library environment.
> 
> Working knowledge of the issues in digitization and delivery of digital 
> content in an academic environment.
> 
> Experience in answering music reference inquiries.
> 
> Excellent written and oral communication skills.
> 
> Excellent interpersonal skills.
> 
> Ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly 
> changing environment.
> 
> Strong commitment to user-centered services.
> 
> Flexibility and adaptability with a good sense of humor.
> 
> The ability to represent the Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally.
> 
> Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past activities.
> 
> 
> 
> DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
> 
> Two years experience working in a research music library.
> 
> Experience in collection development in music, especially in sound and video 
> recordings.
> 
> Experience in music cataloging, especially sound and video cataloging.
> 
> Masters Degree, or equivalent, in music history or other fields of music.
> 
> Knowledge of copyright and licensing issues related to media.
> 
> Successful experience in a variety of public service, technical service, 
> and/or information technology functions.
> 
> Experience in managing a diverse range of activities in a highly visible, 
> pressured academic environment.
> 
> Proven ability to develop technology deployment plans, including analysis of 
> cost/benefit issues.
> 
> 
> SALARY:
> 
> $40,000 minimum.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and 
> background.
> 
> 
> BENEFITS:
> 
> Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of 
> Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, The Vanguard Group, and/or Fidelity 
> Investments) on a matching basis.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 
> working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No 
> state or local income tax.
> 
> APPLY TO:
> 
> Charles E. Chamberlin
> Senior Associate Dean
> University of Washington Libraries
> 482 Allen Library
> Box 352900
> Seattle, Washington  98195-2900
> 
> Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume including a 
> work telephone number, e-mail address, salary requirements, and the names, 
> addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who are 
> knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications for this position.
> 
> 
> 
> APPLICATION DEADLINE:
> 
> To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 
> p.m., Friday,
> April 28, 2