The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, flexible, and user-oriented individual for the position of Music Cataloging Librarian. This position directly supervises 1.0 FTE Music Cataloging Assistant and graduate assistants, and reports to the head of the Special Formats & Metadata Section of the Resource Description & Management Department (RDM).
RDM actively supports the teaching and research mission of the UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries through metadata creation, analysis, and enrichment. The Music Cataloging Librarian manages the music cataloging unit within the Special Formats & Metadata Section, working closely with the Music Library and other technical services departments, providing original and complex copy cataloging of scores and sound recordings in multiple formats, managing other technical service processes for Music Library materials, participating in the NACO Music Project and BIBCO Music Funnel, and participating in special cataloging and catalog management projects as needed. This position’s supervisory responsibilities include hiring, training, and evaluating staff and possibly graduate students. The Music Cataloging Librarian will be expected to remain current with constantly evolving music cataloging rules, interpretations, and practices, and to participate in appropriate professional development, continuing education, and professional service.
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or related advanced degree.
· Undergraduate degree in music or related degree.
· Music cataloging experience.
· Supervisory, training, or project management experience.
· Experience cataloging with RDA, AACR2, LC/PCCPS, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and Music Library Association guidelines.
· Experience with the principles of authority control, including the creation and use of authority records.
· Bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
· Strong understanding of technical services and the special needs of music materials and their users.
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Advanced degree in music or related area.
· Minimum two years of relevant professional experience.
· Experience with the NACO and BIBCO components of the international Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).
· Familiarity with an integrated library system.
· Ability to contribute to a culture of diversity in the Library and University.
The North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library invites applications for the GSK Library Fellowship for the 2016–17 academic year (nine months: September–May).
The GSK Library Fellow will be considered a professional member of the library’s staff and will work closely with the curatorial, education, conservation, and other Museum departments. The fellow will gain experience with all aspects of the operation of a museum library, learn more in-depth use of art reference resources to assist the staff and the general public with their inquiries, and learn to process material received in the library. The fellow will be responsible for projects relating to special exhibitions. The fellow will also be responsible for contributing to collection maintenance. The fellow will also explore venues to promote the library’s resources internally and externally. Other projects may arise if time permits.
The Art Reference Library holds over 40,000 volumes including a substantial collection of artists’ files, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, and subscriptions to pertinent online databases. The library’s holdings reflect the permanent collection of the Museum: an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture and a rapidly growing collection in late modern and contemporary art. The library also supports research related to temporary exhibitions.
A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Library Fellow will be expected to work in the Art Reference Library for an average of 25 hours per week. As this is a temporary role, we are unable to provide sponsorship or benefits.
Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates recently graduated with a master’s degree in information and library science who have an interest in art librarianship. Educational background in art, art history, or a related field preferred.
Application procedure: Applications must include a resume and a cover letter with the names and contact information for three references. Interested candidates should e-mail their application to Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The candidate chosen for this role must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.
Applications must be received by February 15, 2016. A decision will be announced by March 29
About the NCMA. The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Museum possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture, and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. There are also smaller, but active collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections.
The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983. A new permanent gallery pavilion, West Building, opened in April 2010. (See www.ncartmuseum.org for more information.)
The Arts and Architecture Librarian will provide research support to students and faculty to help them achieve their academic and professional goals, will design and teach instructional sessions, create online research guides, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.
- Actively engage with academic programs, university and external communities in assigned subject areas
- Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
- Manage the strategic and planning aspects of the Hight Architecture library, including research and reference, collection development, facility planning and management
- Collaborate and work closely with the Architecture Library circulation supervisor, the Visual Resources Lecturer, and library and program staff at the Center City campus
- Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
- Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and monitor budget lines for acquisition of materials
- Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
- Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
- Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
- Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
Perform other duties as assigned
More information and application: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6869
POSITION: Audiovisual Archivist (At Will Appointment)
AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015
The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial Audiovisual Archivist to participate in a grant project exploring workflow and large-scale digitization for preservation of and access to sound and moving-image materials from the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/) in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/).
The Audiovisual Archivist will participate in the development of an integrated management system for sound and moving-image materials from accessioning through digitization for preservation and access. Reporting to the Head of Archival Technical Services and working closely with the SFC Curator, Audiovisual Conservator, and the Applications Analyst, the Audiovisual Archivist will process and catalog incoming and previously held SFC collections. The position will include: accessioning collections; appraisal; collection or item-level arrangement and description for archival collections; updating descriptions in legacy finding aids following digitization; and linking digital access copies to the finding aid. The Audiovisual Archivist will also participate in the writing of reports to the granting agency, as required.
The Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation’s foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production. We do this to advance the study and public recognition of these art forms, and support the educational, research and service missions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. Demonstrated experience with archival accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, and finding aid creation. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of archival arrangement and description. Demonstrated understanding of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of legacy audio and moving image media. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and students. Working knowledge of current and emerging trends in the archiving and preservation of audiovisual materials.
Preferred: A minimum of two years previous employment in an audiovisual archive or similar environment. Experience with MARC cataloging. Familiarity with audiovisual copyright issues. Demonstrated project management and planning experience. Experience contributing to grant projects.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits
This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/74166 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
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The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will be sponsoring an Emergency & Disaster Preparedness workshop on April 11, 2011 hosted by the Charlotte Museum of History for staff, board members, and volunteers who are interested in preserving and protecting cultural heritage when faced with emergency situations. The workshop will be led by Matthew Hunt, C2C’s Disaster Preparedness Coordinator.
Disasters come in many forms—Natural, Human-generated, Intentional, and Unintentional—and all are capable of causing significant property damage. Through this workshop we will give cultural institutions the tools and training to start their disaster planning and response preparations. We will all face a disaster one day, and our success after it will depend on our preparation for it. This workshop will cover the importance of planning for emergency situations, the elements of a disaster plan and why we need to test existing plans.
The workshop will open with an information session about C2C and NC ECHO; questions, feedback, and networking are encouraged. Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve how cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites) care for a wide variety of artifacts, books, papers, and other objects of our state’s cultural past. C2C project staff wants input on what types of workshops are needed. Additional workshops on collections conservation care and disaster preparedness will be offered in the future.
The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project is an IMLS grant-funded initiative aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible: Federation of NC Historical Societies, NC Museums Council, NC Preservation Consortium, State Historic Records Advisory Board, and Society of NC Archivists.
Registration Fee: $10
Make checks or money orders payable to: NC Department of Cultural Resources
Send checks or money orders to:
Connecting to Collections
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610
Please mail a copy of your registration with your registration check.