Music, fine and performing arts collection coordinator, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)


Music, fine and performing arts collection coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama seeks qualified applicants for the position of Music, Fine & Performing Arts Collections Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, the Music, Fine & Performing Arts Collections Coordinator is responsible for: evaluating, assessing and developing scholarly resources in all formats in music, fine and performing arts, instructing students and faculty in the use of arts print and electronic resources; providing reference service and in-depth research assistance in assigned subject areas; collaborating with library staff to provide access to relevant collections; collaborating with other Collections Coordinators and serving as a liaison to appropriate departments and programs. The Music, Fine & Performing Arts Collections Coordinator also is responsible for the operations and services of the Music Library.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; minimum two years post MLS library experience; second Master’s or Ph.D. in appropriate discipline; knowledge of and experience with music, fine and/or performing arts collections; experience with all aspects of collection management, including selection for remote storage; supervisory experience; ability to work both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and library users in a service oriented, team based environment; excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills; initiative and flexibility; ability to meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in library instruction and virtual delivery of services. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with digital humanities initiatives.

ENVIRONMENT: The University Libraries maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, SOLINET, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Voyager Integrated Library System. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure track appointment. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver. Substantial moving allowance may be available.

TO APPLY: Go to to apply for this posting. When applying, include complete contact info for references along with cover letter and vita.

Open until filled. Applications received by January 31, 2009 are assured of receiving full consideration.


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