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Assistant Music Librarian - 520101 AA Library Services

Position Deleted on 4/26/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Greenville, NC
  • Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Music
Full Time
Job Description: Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant Music Librarian. The successful candidate will work with other faculty and staff members to ensure access to the holdings of the music library.

Responsibilities: The Music Library, located in ECU's Fletcher Music Center, is staffed by two faculty librarians, three full-time support staff, and student assistants. Under the direction of the Head of the Music Library, this position incorporates a variety of public and technical service aspects. Public service responsibilities include reference service, bibliographic instruction, and general library supervision, which require some evening and weekend duties on a rotating basis. Technical services responsibilities include all cataloging of scores, sound recordings, and video recordings for the Music Library collection using OCLC and the Sirsi-Dynix Symphony integrated library system. Serves as Music Library webmaster with responsibility for both the intellectual content and technical maintenance of the Music Library's web site. Serves as subject liaison to the School of Theatre and Dance and works collaboratively with Joyner Library's collections and technical services division.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a renewable 12-month, fixed term contract position with faculty status. $43,500 minimum salary with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines.

Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's web site at for additional information.

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions. ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment. We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at

Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent; at least one degree in music; experience and/or substantial coursework in cataloging; familiarity with technology in a library setting; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with staff and users.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree from an appropriately accredited institution in music or related field, or substantial progress toward same; reference experience in an academic, research, or music library; experience with a national bibliographic utility and a local online library system; experience with authority control; instructional experience; knowledge of web page design applications; bibliographic knowledge of European languages; supervisory experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Process: Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must complete a candidate profile online through ECU's employment website. Letter of application; resume; names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references, must be attached to the application electronically. Additional materials such as transcripts, may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Assistant Music Librarian
Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 03/05/2013

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.
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