Monday, March 2, 2015

Los Angeles - UCLA - Music Inquiry and Research Librarian

Title: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian
Salary: $55,993 – $69,331
Position Availability: Immediately
Open:  Feb 24, 2015
Close: Apr 21, 2015
Application deadline for first consideration: March 24, 2015
Position Duties:
Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Sciences, Arts, and Music, the Music Inquiry and Research Librarian will provide undergraduate and graduate students with an entry into, and a firm foundation for, the study of music and will assist advanced scholars and faculty by:
• introducing music majors in the Herb Alpert School of Music to the study of music and sustaining them through their UCLA education;
• helping undergraduates who take large general music classes or courses in various disciplines with a music component;
• assisting undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to research topics in music, particularly multi-disciplinary, cross cultural, and contemporary themes;
• participating in evaluating and selecting materials to ensure that Library collections serve the vast variety of music programs offered at UCLA.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Maximizing direct contact with students in person and through technologies.
• Embedding in music courses.
• Employing all technologies to develop instructional material, finding aids, and guides to music resources for students and researchers.
• Actively promoting the integration of information and media creation literacy competencies in academic programs across the School of Music curriculum.
• Providing information and establishing best practices for media creation literacy instruction to students and faculty.
• Assisting in developing programs, events and exhibits to display research accomplished at UCLA and featuring UCLA scholarship and library collections.
• Supporting classes outside of the School of Music but with a music component, including introducing music into appropriate classes in collaboration with librarians in the Powell Library (undergraduates) and the Young Research Library (primarily graduates in the humanities and social sciences).
• Promoting the scholarly resources for music provided by the UCLA Library, including Special Collections.
• Ensuring, with other Music Library staff, that UCLA's music collections support the comprehensive study of music at UCLA.
• Complementing the knowledge of the existing staff to provide the expertise in genres of music currently lacking (particularly jazz and popular music).
• Exploring innovative ways to reach both undergraduate and graduate students with music research needs.
• Following the latest library trends and technologies applicable to teaching and learning.
• Engagement with UCLA music and other faculty in their research on music.
• Engagement in professional activities and associations.
Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Strong knowledge in jazz, popular, and/or world musics.
• A thorough understanding of the research needs and the organization of scholarly materials in music and the humanities.
• Excellent understanding and experience with social media technologies.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work with staff, students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
• Ability to follow directions from supervisors and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees.
• Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.
Desired Qualifications
• Experience in a music library.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in music.
• Experience and knowledge of website maintenance using a content management system, particularly Drupal.
• Experience writing and designing LibGuides.
• Higher level ability to read, speak and understand a second European language, particularly Spanish.
General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.
Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.
Candidates applying by March 24, 2015 will be given first consideration for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
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