Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library collects, curates, and facilitates access to a wide variety of music materials, ranging from printed music to audio/visual recordings and digital files. The person in this position participates in that mission by working with colleagues to provide access to music materials in the collection, including titles in multiple languages covering a wide variety of formats, genres and subjects. The Library participates in and contributes to national databases and name authority files. Reporting to the Manager of the Metadata Creation & Organization unit, the Music Metadata Librarian will be responsible for creating metadata for the Library's circulating music collections, and music materials in the Small Special Collections Library.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Undergraduate or graduate degree in music
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in an academic or research library.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience describing music materials in a variety of forms, including print, audio, and digital.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of various systems, such as library information systems, OCLC, etc. Knowledge of a variety of metadata schemas, for example, MARC, etc., to provide descriptions and access to materials. Ability to independently adhere to standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCRI, DCRM(B), and music and genre thesauri. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and productively in a team environment. Demonstrated success in working within a project schedule. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Reading knowledge of one language in addition to English. Ability to read musical notation.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge or study of music in various styles, music theory or performance. Language skills preferred are German and/or Italian.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office, Integrated Library Systems
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.