Monday, April 28, 2008

Position Announcement: Music Bibliographer, Central Michigan University

Reference Librarian/Music Bibliographer (Tenure-track, 12-month, Assistant Professor)

Central Michigan University Libraries seeks a 12-month, tenure-track faculty Reference Librarian/Music Bibliographer at the rank of Assistant Professor to join an energetic team. Serving about 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is a doctoral research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research.

Position Description: Shares responsibility with a team of 10 librarians in the Reference Services Department for providing all facets of reference service, including reference and research support, and library instruction. Teaches sections of LIB 197, a one-hour credit course and conducts specific instruction for other courses. Participates in collection development and serves as bibliographer for music and other areas as assigned. Serves as music specialist for the Libraries and assists Technical Services in acquiring and cataloging music material. As a faculty member, produces scholarly and/or creative achievements and contributes to university service. This position includes weekend/evening hours.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must possess an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program, excellent communication skills, service-orientation, and evident potential for earning tenure/promotion as a library faculty member. This position requires relevant experience or education in academic library reference and instruction, and an undergraduate degree in music or a demonstrably significant academic background in music. Applicants must show evidence of the ability to carry out assignments independently and cooperatively.

Preferred Requirements: Advanced degree in music and other teaching experience.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $52,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Applications may be emailed to (please include the phrase "Reference Librarian/Music Bibliographer Search" in the subject line). Alternatively, a hard copy application may be sent to:

Chairperson, Reference Librarian/Music Bibliographer Search Committee
407 Park Library
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Review of applications begins June 1, 2008. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see

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