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The University at Buffalo Music Library is recruiting for the position  
of Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian.  We would be most appreciative  
if this job opportunity could be circulated and shared with alumni  
from the Spectrum Scholars program.

Cataloger/Reference Librarian
Music Library

The University at Buffalo Libraries is seeking applicants for the  
position of Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian in the Music Library < 
 >. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an  
academic research-oriented environment. The Music Library holds over  
210,000 volumes of scores, recordings, and literature about music. Its  
mission is to support the instructional and research needs of the  
University’s Department of Music. The library also supports  
disciplines which intersect with music (dance, anthropology, American  
studies, theatre, and information and library studies) and serves the  
music information needs of Western New York’s arts community. It is  
located on the ground floor of Baird Hall, home of the University’s  
Music Department. The position reports to the Director of the Music  
Library and Special Collections.

Working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent performs  
and supervises original and complex copy cataloging of music in all  
formats (scores, sound recordings, videos, computer files) utilizing  
the international bibliographic utility OCLC and Ex Libris Aleph, the  
local integrated library system. He or she creates and reviews name  
and name/title authority records in compliance with the Music NACO  
funnel project and helps to ensure the quality of the bibliographic  
database through adherence to national standards such as AACR2 and  
LCSH. The incumbent stays abreast of national standards for  
bibliographic and authority control and monitors emerging standards  
such as RDA (Resource Description and Access) and FRBR (Functional  
Requirements for Bibliographic Records) in anticipation of  
implementation. He or she provides reference service to Music Library  
patrons and works proactively to develop relevant instructional and  
promotional materials relating to music resources. Evening and weekend  
reference hours may be required. The incumbent participates in the  
training and supervision of students in the music librarianship  
program. This involves supervision of pratica and special projects,  
cataloging review, and team teaching courses in music librarianship.  
He or she may assist with collection development, exhibits, web  
content and other activities that support the mission and goals of the  
Music Library. The incumbent actively participates in the University  
Libraries and with professional associations such as the Music Library  

To see qualifications and apply, go to:

All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website using the link above.  
Applications will be accepted through December 2, 2009.
The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity  
Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a  
culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to  
teaching and working in a multicultural environment.