The Head Librarian is responsible for outreach and leadership for the Arthur Friedheim Music Library and Archives. The Head Librarian manages staff; provides reference consultations; oversees the library instruction program; designs and implements strategic planning; and develops and maintains the Friedheim music collection. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Institute Studies and works collaboratively with the Sheridan Libraries with a dotted line to the Dean of the Sheridan Libraries.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages more than 850 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
Essential Job Duties:
Provides overall management and supervision of the Music Library including collection development, outreach, reference, instruction, access services, technical services, archives, and reserves
Develops and implements short-range and long-range plans related to library services, collections, policies, and digital initiatives
Manages and supervises professionals (2), paraprofessionals (2), and student employees (varies)
Develops and maintains contemporary trends in music librarianship specifically with digital initiatives
Maintains effective and collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff across the Peabody community and the JHU Libraries
Provides leadership related to library development and maintenance
Maintains donor relationship in conjunction with Peabody External Affairs
Maintains a broad understanding of the Library's operations, policies, and objectives
Represents the Freidheim Music Library on the University Libraries Council and other appropriate committees and working groups
Internal and External Contacts
Develops and maintains donor relationships
Daily contact with faculty, staff, students and library patrons
Interacts frequently with Peabody and Sheridan Libraries IT departments
A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree required.
At least 5 years of demonstrated, progressively responsible leadership, management and supervisory experience. 10 years related experienced preferred.
A strong background in music
Knowledge of and demonstration of institutional effectiveness within music library settings
Experience with management of music materials and electronic information resources
Demonstrated ability to develop initiatives and implement plans related to instructional technology, student learning outcomes, and digital library initiatives (including digital collections, streaming, and preservation)
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Potential for professional achievement
A degree in music or a similar field
Experience providing reference consultations and instructions in an academic or higher education setting
Experience in a music library or a separate music collection
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.