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Music Librarian

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Position type: casual
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Library & IT, Other

The Music Librarian in the Department of Music is a casual position at Bucknell University that provides hourly wages for a regular schedule of work at times when the University is in full session and occasional hours as needed during term breaks and the summer. The Music Library contains approximately 7,500 scores and nearly 10,000 recordings. Additionally, some 7,500 books about music are located in the Bertrand Library.

Responsibilities of the Music Librarian fall into three main areas:

1. To be on duty in the Music Library on weekdays from 10:30 to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (under normal circumstances) when the University is in full session and during Exam Week. Routine duties include assisting students and members of the department faculty in locating scores and recordings for lectures, classes, and for study, and to provide assistance to students in operating the equipment in the listening room.

2. To supervise the ordering, acquisition, and cataloging of new scores and recordings. The Librarian will, at regular intervals two or three times a year, solicit requests from the department faculty for new acquisitions and will initiate requisitions and orders following University purchasing procedures. The Librarian will coordinate the acquisitions budget with the Chair of the department, to whom the Librarian routinely reports. The Librarian has the additional responsibility of cataloging new recordings. (The University Library catalogs Scores.)

3. To supervise student librarians, usually four or five in number, who staff the library in the evenings and on weekends. The Librarian will, at the beginning of each semester, set up a student schedule and will undertake to hire additional student librarians as necessary with the assistance of the Office of Financial Aid.

Previous library or musical experience is required. Previous experience as a music librarian is preferred. All staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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