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Music & Performing Arts Librarian
SALARY:       $57,604 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank
                       $66,626 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
                       The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials
Job No #:      522402
DEADLINE DATE:  July 18, 2022 - applications will be reviewed as received
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and student-centered Music & Performing Arts Librarian. This is a year-round (12 month), tenure track library faculty position that supports the School of Music, the School of Theatre & Dance, and related interdisciplinary programs supported by the College of the Arts. This librarian provides specialized reference, consultation, and library instruction, and manages collections in all formats to support music, theatre and dance. The Music & Performing Arts Librarian will work collaboratively with other faculty and staff of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University of Florida community. Additionally, this librarian will work collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections to acquire collections, provide services, and plan events related to those materials.
The Smathers Libraries are committed to creating a thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive culture that provides space for innovation and creativity. We support that commitment by offering a fulfilling work experience that allows for collaboration, growth, and development as well as shared perspectives. To support all colleagues, students, faculty, and staff and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives.
The library encourages broad participation in reaching decisions and consequently the Music & Performing Arts Librarian will contribute to discussions and provide input, and serve on various committees and teams. The Music & Performing Arts Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
  • Serves as primary liaison between the Libraries and the administration, faculty, and students of the School of Music and the School of Theatre & Dance, taking initiative to identify and meet their resource and service expectations and to facilitate ongoing communication.
  • Develops research collections supporting music, theatre and dance in a systematic and balanced manner, managing budgets and selecting both current and retrospective materials in appropriate formats to support the curricular, research, and creative needs of the university community.
  • Provides both general and specialized reference and instructional services. This includes offering classes addressing research skills and information literacy, as well as the development of LibGuides and other online resources.
  • Analyzes the music and performing arts collections and services, and provides assessments, reports, and recommendations as required for strategic planning and statistical reporting.
  • Contributes to the efficient management of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library facilities, public service programs and technical functions. May be assigned to coordinate or manage activities or personnel in one or more areas.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections to acquire collections, provide services, and plan events or exhibits related to special and archival collections.
  • Actively engages in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and creates a welcoming environment for all.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities including research, publication, grants, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

Application Process
To apply, submit
  • a cover letter detailing your interest in, and qualifications for this position
  • your current resume or CV
  • a list of three references including their contact information (telephone number and email address)
  • a written statement regarding strategies for outreach to faculty and students in the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. (250 words)
Apply by 11:55 pm (EST) on July 18, 2022 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Job Number 522402. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Joe Piazza, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at jpiazza@ufl.edu.
Position: Music & Performing Arts Librarian
Organization: University of Florida, George A Smathers Libraries
Location: Gainesville,  FL 
United States
Salary: $57,604 minimum salary
Posting Start Date: 6/22/2021
Date Posted: 6/22/2022
Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet the preferred qualifications.  We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or foreign equivalent program at time of appointment.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in music.
  • For appointment at Associate University Librarian rank, minimum eight (8) years of relevant experience required.
  • Broad knowledge of music, theatre, and dance literature as well as performance repertoire.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and/or perspectives in research, teaching, service, and other work.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills and/or teaching, and/or training skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators, and the public.
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace innovation and change.
  • Strong potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion outlined in the departmental by-laws.
  • Advanced degree in music, theatre, or dance.
  • Work experience in a library supporting music, theatre, and/or dance.
  • Knowledge of musical score publishing and distribution industry practices and trends as it relates to collection development.
  • Understanding of copyright law regarding music, theatre, and dance materials in all formats and how it relates to the use of library collections.
  • Teaching experience either in a library or classroom setting.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/20/2022
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University of Florida, George A Smathers Libraries
1545 W University Avenue

Gainesville,  FL 32611
United States
(352) 273-2601
Joseph Piazza