Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives
Archival Collections and Branches Department
Bowling Green State University Libraries seek an energetic, collaborative, and user-focused archivist with a passion for popular music to serve as the Sound Archivist for the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (ML/BSSA). This is a tenure-track position with rank of Assistant Professor. The Archivist will work with sound recordings and popular music collections, with an emphasis on supporting and achieving strategic initiatives for the unit.
Bowling Green State University Libraries are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. In support of an open and welcoming environment, we believe that it is critical for every member of the library community to share the responsibility for equity and diversity.
Reporting to the Chair of the Archival Collections and Branches Department, the Sound Archivist is responsible for providing access to materials in the Bill Schurk Sound Archives. This includes preservation of sound recordings—including the production and management of digital surrogates when appropriate—and formal description of collections, including the creation of traditional catalog records and finding aids. The Archivist will also: assist with assessing gifts for acquisition; participate in outreach and instruction activities related to the collection, popular music, and the recording industry; participate in the day-to-day operations of the ML/BSSA, including service on the music library’s reference desk; and participate actively in library governance.
Salary and Benefits 12-month, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary in keeping with peer institution libraries for rank and candidate’s experience and credentials.
BGSU is a founding and active member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 90 Ohio institutions. The UL comprises general collections (housed within the William T. Jerome Library) in social sciences, humanities, and sciences; government documents; the Curriculum Resource Center; and is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Center for Archival Collections, which includes the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, and the Music Library/Sound Recordings Archives. Additionally, the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository, that serves BGSU and the University of Toledo, is managed by the University Libraries.
Established in 1910, BGSU has received consistently high national rankings by US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for its strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students. BGSU enrolls more than 20,000 students in a variety of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. With an in-town residential campus, BGSU is located in northwest Ohio, 20 miles south of Toledo in close proximity to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus. For more information, visit our web site: www.bgsu.edu . BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
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Application and Nomination Process
This position is available beginning July 1, 2017. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit or https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.