Music Librarian
University of Oregon Libraries
Eugene, Oregon

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Music Librarian. Applicants should be eager to apply excellent technical and interpersonal skills to perform cataloging within Metadata Services and Digital Projects (.75 FTE) and reference services in the Music Services Department (.25 FTE). The music and recordings collection, the largest in Oregon, is housed in the main library, and includes standard classical and world music repertoire in books, scores, serials, and recordings, as well as a historic sheet music collection. There is a special emphasis on music by women composers and composers of the Pacific Northwest. Metadata Services and Digital Projects provides a wide array of services resulting in intellectual, virtual and physical access to the libraries’ collections; assists members of the University of Oregon community with organizing and making available collections of materials in a variety of formats; coordinates and supports the growth and maintenance of the libraries’ digital collections; and maintains the University of Oregon’s institutional repository, called Scholars’ Bank. This position reports to the Head of Metadata Services and Digital Projects and works collaboratively with the Head of Music Services. The UO Libraries are known for their spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for their ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.

Responsibilities: The Music Librarian performs original and copy cataloging for music materials, primarily scores and sound recordings; performs name, title, series and subject authority work; contributes to the development and implementation of digital library projects related to music; provides assistance to students and faculty in the Music Services Department (8-10 hours/week); participates in the development and documentation of cataloging policies and procedures; and serves on library and campus committees. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree in hand by start date; music degree or strong background in music, especially the classical repertoire; knowledge of AACR2, LCRIs, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC21 formats; good reading knowledge of one or more European languages, preferably German. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds; potential to excel in a dynamic academic library environment, displaying leadership, flexibility, initiative, creative energy, and resourcefulness.

Preferred: experience cataloging in an academic or music environment; ability to identify and analyze forms and concepts in library materials in the field of music; reading knowledge of Italian or French; knowledge of emerging metadata issues and trends; experience working with integrated library system (preferably Innovative) and OCLC.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package, which may be found at:

Application Deadline: Applications received by September 20, 2010 will receive priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Send Word or PDF attachments via email to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources,, and include the following:

  1. cover letter addressing qualifications for the position;
  2. résumé that includes a physical mailing address;
  3. list of four references that includes, names, phone numbers, and email addresses [one of whom must be indicated as your most recent supervisor].

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