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Position Open

From:

Esther Gillie <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Thu, 5 Feb 2004 11:38:28 -0600

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The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign has just posted the following 
position:

Music Librarian and Associate Professor
or Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  June 1, 2004.  The University Library invites 
nominations and applications for the position of Music Librarian, a 
full-time tenured position as Associate Professor or Professor of Library 
Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the University Librarian, and 
working cooperatively with faculty of the School of Music and the Arts & 
Humanities Division Coordinator, the Music Librarian is responsible for the 
administration of all Music Library programs and services, including 
personnel, public service, collection development and management, budget 
management, and cataloging.  The Librarian hires and supervises staff, 
oversees the budget including endowment funds, and along with other 
personnel, provides reference services and research assistance to the 
Library’s clientele.  The Music Librarian also maintains communication with 
the School of Music Library Committee; represents the Music Library in 
local, national, and international activities; writes and coordinates 
grants; and in cooperation with the Library Development & Public Affairs 
Office, identifies and cultivates potential donors.

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one 
of the preeminent research collections in the nation and the world.  With 
10 million volumes and a total of 21 million items, it ranks third among 
academic libraries in the United States and first among public university 
libraries in the world.  As the intellectual heart of the campus, the 
Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and services 
possible and engaging in research and development activities – both of 
which support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public 
service.  The Library employs approximately 100 faculty and 250 staff 
members.  For more detailed information, please visit 
<http://www.library.uiuc.edu/>http://www.library.uiuc.edu.  The Library 
consists of more than 40 departmental libraries that are located throughout 
campus and administratively organized into nine divisions.

The Music Library holds one of the largest collections of its kind at a 
public university, and is ranked among the top music libraries in the 
United States. Its collections contain more than 765,000 volumes, including 
over 57,000 monographs, 520,000 scores, 22,000 microforms, 150,000 sound 
recordings, and over 20,000 items in other formats and media.  The Music 
Library supports a wide range of advanced programs in the School of Music 
and collects materials within most fields of musical performance, music 
education, musicology, music theory, and composition.  Music Library 
reference tools comprise one of the most extensive collections in the 
state.  The Music Library holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive 
microfilm collection of manuscripts of Renaissance music, forming the core 
of the distinguished Musicological Archives for Renaissance Manuscript 
Studies. Located in the Music Building, the library serves the 700 students 
and 68 faculty of the School of Music, as well as a diverse clientele 
throughout the state and nation, and numerous foreign scholars. Current 
staff includes 2 librarians in addition to the head, 7.0 FTE staff, 1.0 FTE 
graduate assistant, and over 20 student workers. The Music Library is one 
of six libraries comprising the Arts and Humanities Division.

Qualifications:
Required:  Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA 
accredited North American Library School or its equivalent.  Master’s 
degree or equivalent graduate level coursework in music.  Minimum of five 
years relevant experience in a research library, including oversight of 
collection development.  Knowledge of the information needs of music 
scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates.   Substantial experience 
with new technologies, e.g. digitization, scanning, full-text databases, 
online indexing, and search engines.  Demonstrated ability to plan and 
implement new programs and services.  Leadership skills, including the 
ability to manage change in a positive manner.  Superior oral and written 
communication skills.  Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with 
colleagues, students, academic faculty, and the larger user community in a 
complex, changing, and multicultural environment.  Demonstrated superior 
interpersonal skills. Evidence of research and scholarship sufficient to 
meet university standards for a tenured faculty appointment.  Reading 
knowledge of one or more Western European languages beyond 
English.   Desired:  Broad knowledge of music history, repertory, and 
literature. Concern for the common goals of the arts and humanities 
disciplines.  Evidence of active participation in professional 
organizations in the field of music and/or librarianship.  Familiarity with 
library preservation and principles of archives and special collections.

Salary:  Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and 
credentials for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

Terms of Appointment:  Twelve month appointment; 24 work days vacation per 
year, 11 paid holidays, 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative) plus an 
additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health 
insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage 
for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities 
Retirement System, which includes several private options, is compulsory 
(8% of staff member’s salary is withheld); newly hired university employees 
are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to 
its deduction.

Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a 
comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Research Level 1) 
that is ranked among the best in the world.  Chartered in 1867, it provides 
undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, 
conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to 
the state and the nation.  It employs 2,000 faculty members who serve 
26,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students; 
approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for 
excellence in teaching.  More information about the campus is available at 
<http://www.uiuc.edu/>http://www.uiuc.edu.  The University is located in 
the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population 
of 100,000 and are, situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles 
west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles northeast of St. Louis.  The University 
and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational 
environment ideally suited to the work of a major research 
institution.  More information about the community can be found at 
<http://www.cucvb.org/>http://www.cucvb.org/, http://www.ccchamber.org, or 
<http://www.uiuc.edu/misc/campus.html>http://www.uiuc.edu/misc/campus.html.

Apply:  Send letter of application and complete curriculum vitae with the 
names, addresses, telephone numbers and email address (where available) of 
five references to Cindy Kelly, Head, Library Human Resources, University 
of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Suite 
127, Urbana, 
IL  61801.  Email:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
Electronic applications are acceptable initially, but must be followed by a 
hard copy with signature.  Phone (217) 333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure maximum considerations, applications and 
nominations should be received by March 15, 2004.  Interviews may occur 
before the closing date with a decision made as soon as possible after 
closing date.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



Esther Gillie
Music User Services Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Library 
Administration
Music Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
2136 Music Building MC 056
1114 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217.244.4072 [log in to unmask]
fax 217.244.9097 

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