Music Catalog Librarian

University Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder

Music Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$40,000.00 to $45,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Boulder, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries invites applications from motivated and innovative librarians for the position of Music Catalog Librarian. As one of the largest music libraries in the Rocky Mountain region, the Howard B. Waltz Music Library is committed to providing access to its wide ranging collection, including the holdings of the American Music Research Center. The Waltz Music Library is one of five branch libraries on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. This position is primarily responsible for original cataloging and some complex copy cataloging of music materials in a variety of formats. This position supervises the Music Library’s technical services unit, which is responsible for acquisitions, serials, binding, and other technical services tasks. Cataloging is performed in OCLC and the local Innovative Interfaces Millennium catalog (Chinook). Standards in use include AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, LCRI, and MCD. Some reference and other public service duties are included. The Music Catalog Librarian is a member of the tenure-stream Libraries’ faculty. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are scholarly activity, creative work, and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Requirements Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school prior to the date of appointment with coursework in cataloging and metadata; an undergraduate degree in music; knowledge of MARC bibliographic and authorities formats; bibliographic knowledge of at least one European language (preferably German, French, Italian, or Spanish); effective oral and written communication skills; potential for scholarly activity, creative work, and service. Desirable Qualifications The following qualifications are highly desirable: music cataloging experience in a variety of formats (including electronic formats); supervisory experience; a graduate degree in music. The following are desirable: experience in an academic library, public service experience, and evidence of scholarly and creative work and professional service. Appointment and Salary The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment will be at the senior instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor level. The salary range is $40,000 to $45,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

HR Info

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 29, 2008. Send letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; resume or curriculum vitae; and names, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, Administrative Services, University Libraries, 184 UCB, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0184, or apply online at referring to posting number 803106. The full position description can be viewed at The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In addition, the University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Posted Jan 22, 2008