Fine and Performing Arts Librarian

Rod Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Fine and Performing Arts Librarian and as liaison to the School of Music and departments of Art, Theatre, and the Textiles and Apparel major in the School of Applied Human Sciences to begin August 2013.

The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will provide planning and direction for fine and performing arts collections and services at Rod Library.  The position will oversee the development of collections in all formats, collaborate with faculty to design curriculum-based library instruction in person and online, provide in person and virtual reference assistance and provide visionary leadership for the creation of new library collections and services in partnership with campus faculty.

Some of the collections supporting these disciplines are currently housed in a separate section of the library, supported by a Library Assistant and student assistants.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with liaison departments, library staff and information technology experts to assess current and future information needs and to develop a vision for the ongoing support of fine and performing arts departments, taking into account current trends in the disciplines, in librarianship, in content creation and distribution, and collection access through digital and multimedia technologies.

This is a tenure-track position. Participation on library committees and in professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.  Visit for additional information and the full position announcement.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an earned ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent and second graduate degree in related discipline; ability to work in a team environment and build positive working relationships with library peers and campus colleagues; excellent communication skills; and commitment to provide high quality library services and resources to students and faculty.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications include a graduate degree in music, experience in instructional or reference services at an academic library; experience with digital collections, copyright issues and the application of multimedia technologies; understanding of current trends in academic librarianship; and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college.  The University’s School of Music is nationally accredited and recognized for excellence.  It has over 400 undergraduate majors and 60 master’s students.
Rod Library provides access to rich information resources and innovative services in a vibrant learning environment.

APPLICATION: To apply, visit  Applicants will need to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Pre-employment background checks are required.  Applications received by May 1, 2013, will receive full consideration.  For more information, contact Ellen Neuhaus, Search Committee Chair, at or by phone at (319) 273-3739.
Rod Library encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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