Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative, proactive, and collaborative individual to serve as Music and Performing Arts Librarian and as a liaison to the departments of Music, Theater, and Dance of the Mason Gross School of the Arts on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Rutgers-New Brunswick, this position is responsible for providing in-depth research and teaching support for faculty and students in these aforementioned departments and supporting research and teaching in the performing arts throughout New Brunswick.
The Music and Performing Arts Librarian will be responsible for:
Collection development in the subject areas befitting a major research university and in line with the departments' research and curricular needs;
Educational and outreach initiatives focused especially on students with limited background in library usage to create a welcoming environment that values cultural and intellectual diversity;
Collaboration with faculty to design curriculum-integrated library instruction for in-person, online, and hybrid courses; participation in in-person and virtual reference, providing timely and accurate assistance to faculty and students;
Shaping new directions for development and access to collections through in-person programming as well as digital and multimedia technology using the infrastructure offered by the Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Laboratory and other library units
Performs related duties as assigned
The librarian will be based in the Douglass Library in New Brunswick and will be a member of the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty. This position may require working some evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will represent the Libraries in the aforementioned academic units and develop innovative library services and co-curricular collaborations, fostering close intellectual partnerships between the Libraries and the academic community. This is a tenure-track faculty position, requiring publication, research, and active participation in professional associations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requirements: A master's degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent is required. An advanced degree or demonstrated background in music and/or performing arts is required. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially in a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated commitment to fostering cultural and intellectual diversity as well as dedication to maintaining an inclusive, respectful workplace are required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Preferred: A minimum of three years' library experience, including collection development and public services related to music, theater, or dance; an advanced degree in music as well as familiarity with musical instruments, music history, music theory, music terminology, ethnomusicology, performance, and composition relevant to the music library setting; understanding of methodologies of academic research and publishing related to the performing arts and the ability to provide research support and instruction; proficiency in English and at least one additional language; demonstrated knowledge of the application of multimedia technology as it relates to audio and video; understanding of copyright issues as they relate to the performing arts; familiarity with current practices in musical score publishing; knowledge of archival standards and practices including the ability to assess and collaborate in the management of archival holdings in the performing arts; and proven familiarity with metadata standards are strongly preferred. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse populations, including first-generation college students, will be given strong preference.
Posting Number: 21FA1225
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 145828
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.