Public Services Librarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Public Services Librarian


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.

Principal Duties:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of
Public Services Librarian. The Public Services Librarian reports to the Director of Library and Archives and coordinates all aspects of public services functions in the Library and Archives, including reference service, instruction, outreach, and management of the Library Reading Room; serves as the primary reference librarian and provides reference assistance to on-site and off-site users; provides instruction to users on Library and Archives’ resources and technology; assists in developing the library collections of the Library and Archives; and helps to ensure high-quality service to Library and Archives users.


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science; three or more years experience providing reference service and instruction in a music library or archives, preferably in an academic setting; experience in library instruction and/or other teaching experience; knowledge of public services policies and practices in music libraries; understanding of key issues and current trends in music library reference service; knowledge of music literature and resources used in music libraries.

Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in music or other relevant degree; experience with collection development in a music library; experience creating web-based library subject guides; experience with virtual reference service (including IM and/or chat) and web technologies; supervisory experience; familiarity with archival work.

Optional Information:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its Library and Archives as well as its educational programs. The Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be the most comprehensive repository of written and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these materials for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in order to further their understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and its impact on our society.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


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For consideration, send resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history to: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114-1022, Attn: Human Resources – Public Services Librarian. You may also e-mail or fax to: (216) 515-1998. No telephone calls please.


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