Music and Performing Arts Librarian

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Librarians & Library Administration
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037544 Department Code 20610-5452 Department SU Libraries Job Title Music and Performing Arts Librarian Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 00 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Music and Performing Arts Librarian is a critical member of the Libraries’ Digital and Open Scholarship Team, situated within the Department of Research and Scholarship. The Music and Performing Arts Librarian ensures that the Libraries’ collections and services support the academic, creative, and research needs of students and faculty in music and performing arts, including drama, theater, dance, performance, music industry, music education, and related disciplines. The Librarian provides essential services, including reference assistance, information literacy instruction, and collection development, and serves as the Libraries’ point of contact for these departments and programs. As a member of the Digital and Open Scholarship team, the Librarian contributes to broader library services supporting new modes of digital scholarship and the creation and distribution of open content. Qualifications
The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce. We are fully committed to hiring and developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage applicants who share these values to apply.

  • MLS ( ALA -accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Undergraduate degree in music or equivalent formal musical training
  • At least one year of experience working in an academic library
  • At least one year of serving patrons in music or performing arts fields
  • Reference and instruction experience, preferably in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Collection development experience
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Knowledge of trends in digital media and formats
  • Understanding of the streaming media landscape
  • Understanding of copyright issues as they relate to music recording and composition
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians
  • Interest in participating in regional, national, and international collaborations related to music librarianship, media, and/or digital scholarship
Liaison Responsibilities
  • Serve as liaison librarian to select programs within the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences related to music and performing arts.
  • Develop professional relationships with faculty, researchers, staff, and administration in appropriate schools, colleges, and departments to assess and respond to research/teaching needs.
  • Interpret/communicate findings obtained from patron outreach to SU Libraries stake holders.
  • Provide in-depth subject reference and consultation services in assigned disciplines through in person consultation, email, and virtual communication.
  • Develop and provide specialized online and in-person information literacy instruction for undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff in assigned disciplines.
  • Create and maintain subject-related information/instructional materials.
  • Participate in the marketing, development, implementation, assessment, and provision of outreach programs for the Libraries.
  • Select materials in coordination w/Collection Development and Analysis Librarians and perform other relevant discipline-specific collections activities.
  • Support and consult with faculty and students in open-access and effective publishing approaches as relevant to furthering the mission of the University.
Digital and Open Scholarship
  • Participate in team programming to highlight digital and open scholarship initiatives
  • Support innovative uses of digital library collections, tools, and resources including local and licensed content, and software and hardware in the SUL Digital Scholarship Space
  • Assist library patrons in the development of digital literacies.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in emerging technologies, digital media and infrastructure, and open access publishing.
Professional Development and Service
  • Participate in interdisciplinary library teams as assigned and work collaboratively and creatively to implement and enhance programmatic services that benefit the University.
  • Engage in activities that contribute to the advancement of the Libraries, the University, and the library profession.
  • Maintain awareness of professional developments, issues, and practices through research and activities that increase one’s knowledge and abilities, and that positively impact one’s performance and service contributions.
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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/27/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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