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Job Posting: Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a dynamic and highly-skilled professional to be the Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, including the Dance Minor program, providing in-depth research and teaching support for faculty and students as well as general support for the performing arts across the curriculum. As a member of the Arts & Humanities team in the Library’s Academic Engagement unit, the Librarian for Music and Performing Arts will collaborate with a cohort of subject and technology experts to advance and promote existing services to enhance scholarship in all phases of the research lifecycle, and to identify emerging needs and envision new services in response. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration.
  • Provide front-line support and consultation across all research services, as well as expert services and support for music and arts-related research throughout the University.
  • Work with technology and methodology experts on the Academic Engagement team to promote the Library’s existing and emerging digital initiatives.
  • Educate and inform faculty and graduate students about scholarly communication and intellectual property issues, and advocate for sustainable models of scholarly communication.
  • In collaboration with Academic Engagement’s Teaching and Learning team, develop and deliver effective instructional services via classroom-based sessions, online guides and tutorials, or other learning activities.
  • Engage with faculty to integrate information literacy and digital literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum.
  • Contribute to the development of collections in all formats, by scoping and communicating collection needs to the Collections, Access and Discovery team.
  • Partner with Special Collections to promote the use of the Library’s rare and unique music- and arts-related materials.
  • Participate in national conversations relating to library support of both traditional and emerging scholarship, through professional presentations, articles, and other means.

Qualifications, Required:

  • A master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in music and appropriate experience in an academic library.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Willingness to embrace the challenges of a constantly changing environment, and commitment to continual professional growth and development.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Familiarity with the tools and methods of digital scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Professional experience working in a music or performing arts library.
  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition, and performance.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.
  • Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music.
  • Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship.
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages (German and/or French preferred).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to embrace the challenges of a constantly changing environment, and commitment to continual professional growth and development.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Familiarity with the tools and methods of digital scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition, and performance.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.
  • Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music.
  • Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship.
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages (German and/or French preferred).

Full post: jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79487

Job Posting: Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, DC

Duties & Responsibilities    

  • Oversee the operations of the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives, including
    • processing, arranging, describing, and accessioning
    • developing collection agreements
    • conducting provenance and intellectual property research
    • coordinating communications with internal and external constituencies
  • Manage collection preservation for all collections in the Research Library
    • collaborate in identifying materials for treatment
    • consult on treatment options for collection materials
    • monitor and evaluate work performed internally and externally
  • Supervise ICFA projects to ensure timely and within-budget completion
  • Oversee digitization projects, including
    • internal and external workflows
    • imaging and metadata standards
    • metadata and digital asset management
  • Coordinate public services for ICFA collections in collaboration with other Library staff
  • Maintain and improve collection security protocols in collaboration with other Library staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Manager of the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives will hire, train, and evaluate (one to three) ICFA staff (permanent, part-time, and/or term).

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in library and information science and graduate degree in Art History or allied field. Experience evaluating, acquiring, and processing archival or image materials. Experience working with digital library repository tools and working experience with EAD and VRA Core. Experience with digitization standards and procedures. Familiarity with library security procedures. Supervisory experience in a library or academic setting.

Additional Qualifications

Academic specialization in a field related to the programs of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks (i.e. Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to work effectively in teams and small groups. Strong commitment to public service. Fluency in a language relevant to the Dumbarton Oaks collections (e.g. Greek, Spanish, Turkish) or reading knowledge of another European research language (e.g. French, German, Italian) an advantage.

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