Job Opportunity: Music Librarian, Westminster Choir College of Rider University

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey, is looking for a Music Librarian (reference, and collection development, and other duties as needed).

Description: Talbot Library seeks an energetic, and self-motivated individual who has an interest in working in a highly focused music library that emphasizes collegiality and genuine decision-making authority in key areas of library policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be engaged in a range of library tasks.

Primary responsibilities are providing reference services to library users, and participating in collaborative collection development; additional responsibilities include catalog maintenance, participation in the development of departmental policies and procedures, assistance with staff training, and committee work. Reference responsibilities are scheduled in rotation with the other librarians (including some evenings and weekends). Opportunities exist to assist in developing and participating in the library instruction program. Participation in library and university committees and in professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited M.L.S.; undergraduate degree in music; public services experience at a reference desk; bibliographic knowledge of two foreign languages; ability to work both cooperatively and independently and to contribute positively to a collegial team environment; strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Second graduate degree and scholarly/musical activity are required for promotion and for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Sierra or similar ILS; experience working with textual databases and streaming media databases, services, and technologies; graduate degree in music.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

How to Apply / Contact
Applicants must apply directly for Position No. 300450 through our website at:

Please attach: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement outlining commitment to diversity and evidence working with and teaching diverse students; and the names and contact information for three references. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position.

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