University of California, Berkeley
Head, Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library
Hiring Range: Associate Librarian V—Librarian V
$60,408-$95,388 per annum, based upon qualifications
The University of California, Berkeley, welcomes applications for a dynamic, experienced, innovative and service-oriented Head Librarian to lead the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library.
The Head of the Music Library reports to the Associate University Librarian and Director for Public Services and Subject Specialty Libraries (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences). The Head is responsible for setting priorities in support of the university’s teaching and research missions, and shares in decision-making processes concerning library-wide planning and governance. Areas of overall administrative responsibility include management of Music Library budget and operations (including facilities), staff recruitment, supervision and staff development, and library public relations including donor relations. Other areas of responsibility include collection development both digital and print (including communicating with selectors in related fields and fostering collaborative relationships and agreements within the UC/Stanford Music Librarians group), public services (reference, bibliographic instruction and circulation) and technical services (cataloging and processing), as well as developing web-based resources in support of these functions. The Head must demonstrate an active role in professional and scholarly organizations at the local, national, and international level. It is expected that the Head of the Music Library will develop strong connections with faculty and students in order to address collection and service needs creatively and effectively. The UC Library System has a strong commitment to adopting new technologies. The Head is expected to participate in the growth and the implementation of new formats.
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent. Minimum of three to five years experience as a music librarian in a research library. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, supervisory, and analytical skills. Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of music faculty and students and a working knowledge of music and audio information technologies and their ability to enhance library services. Familiarity with relevant print and electronic sources and well-developed computer and searching skills. Demonstrated understanding of music collection development issues, including the changing landscape of scholarly communication. Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt in an evolving organizational environment. Candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
An advanced degree in music and reading knowledge of a Western European Language. Demonstrated experience with current and emerging trends in music collection development and collection assessment. Experience with rare materials, including manuscripts and archives. Experience managing a library unit and supervising staff. Experience developing and managing budgets. Professional contributions beyond the primary job, active participation in University and professional organizations, and other research and creative activity will be expected. Depending on the research activities of the successful candidate, this position may lead to opportunities for teaching in the Music Department.
DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2008. This position will remain open until filled.
The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is not in the bargaining unit and is eligible for an administrative stipend.
Librarians 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. UC 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 is provided.
Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 The Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: 510-642-8675
Or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications sent via e-mail preferred.
For complete information, please visit http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/headmusic.html.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer