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6 nuevas ofertas de empleo en los EEUU

Os ofrecemos hoy seis nuevas ofertas de empleo recopiladas en la primera quincena de diciembre, todas ellas para los EEUU. ¡Suerte!

  1. La New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Manhattan, NY, EEUU) está buscando un Director asociado de exposiciones y administración de programación. Se puede enviar solicitudes hasta que se cubra la plaza. Accede a la oferta de empleo.
  2. La Biblioteca del Congreso de los Estados Unidos (Washington, EEUU) busca un jefe de la sección de grabaciones sonoras  (salario entre 108.000 y 142.000 dólares anuales). El plazo de envío de solicitudes está abierto hasta el lunes 19 de diciembre. Accede a la oferta de empleo
  3. También buscan un bibliotecario referencista para el departamento de “Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound”. El plazo de envío de solicitudes está abierto hasta el 29 de diciembre. Accede a la oferta de empleo
  4. La Universidad de Georgia (Athens, Georgia, EEUU) está buscando un jefe para el departamento de catalogación musical. Plazo de envío de solicitudes abierto. Accede a la oferta de empleo.
  5. El Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University de Murfreesboro (Tennessee, EEUU) busca un ayudante de archivo. El plazo de envío de solicitudes está abierto hasta el miércoles 3 de enero de 2017. Accede a la oferta de empleo
  6. La Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison está buscando un “curador” de música étnica americana. El plazo de envío de solicitudes está abierto hasta el lunes 19 de diciembre. Accede a la oferta de empleo

Oferta de empleo: Archivista para Berklee College of Music en Boston (Massachusetts-EEUU)

Berklee College of Music ofrece un puesto de Archivista en su centro de Boston (Massachusetts-EEUU). Códogo de la oferta: 298-215
Job Description

Under the general Supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Archivist is responsible for the organization of the current college archives into a user-orientated facility. Working with the Learning Resources leadership, the Archivist is responsible for the integrity, the development of goals and objectives for and the implementation of procedures for the collection and growth of the college archives. Additionally, the Archivist is responsible for acquiring and maintaining archives relevant to the college’s mission from outside the college community.

This is a grant funded position by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Required Skills
  • Works independently to organize the present college archive to ensure its effectiveness as a primary-source information center.
  • In collaboration with the Library administration, define the parameters and guidelines for acquiring significant materials from the college as they relate to the academic history of the college and collect within these guidelines.
  • Working the Library administration, define the parameters and guidelines for acquiring materials from outside the college that relate to the music studied at Berklee and collect within these guidelines.
  • Develop finding aids for the archival collections; local databases, web-based formats and MARC records may be employed.
  • Creates digital master files of historical sound, video, and other recordings housed in the Berklee Archives using professional archival guidelines and techniques employed in the preservation of this type of media.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student employees in basic archival tasks.
  • Provide reference services to the greater college community; establish policies concerning access to archival materials.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations to the Library administration.
  • Participates in the development of Learning Resources goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Experience

  • Masters in Information Science or related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
  • Formal archival education and/or demonstrated knowledge of archival audio preservation or formal education in sound engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in an academic archive facility.
  • Undergraduate degree or relevant musical background is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of information databases, indexes and multimedia web-based delivery systems as they relate to archival management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete projects.
  • Willingness and capacity to be directly and closely involved in projects.
Job Location: Boston, MA, US.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Formularios para la solicitud: Berklee College of Music

Oferta de empleo: “Music Liaison Librarian”, Baylor University (Texas-EEUU)

La Universidad Baylor (Texas-EEUU) oferce el siguiente puesto de trabajo:

Music Liaison Librarian (Tracking ID#: F008556 )


  • ALA accredited Master’s degree or graduate degree in music and relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or extensive knowledge of music
  • Knowledge of a wide range of music-related information sources and technologies
  • Understanding of key issues and trends in user services within academic libraries
  • Strong knowledge of emerging technologies and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities
  • Effective organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to take initiative
  • Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills


  • Graduate degree in music
  • Demonstrated innovative instruction and/or teaching
  • Relevant experience in collection development and public services at an academic or research library
  • Evidence of leadership in a user-centered library environment
  • Supervisory and/or team management experience in an academic library environment
  • Understanding and familiarity with learning management systems, online content management and publishing systems, mobile learning technologies, and social media tools


  • Design, implement and assess innovative instructional services including curriculum-oriented instruction, drop-in workshops, web-based tutorials, point-of-need instruction, library orientation, community outreach activities, and individualized research assistance
  • Develop, maintain and assess an active program of liaison services to faculty and students focused on engagement and collaboration
  • Build collections that support teaching, learning, and scholarship
  • Collaborate with other librarians to design instructional services and library activities which promote library resources and library as place
  • Participate in professional development activities by attending local and national conferences and meetings and maintaining membership in professional organizations
  • Participate in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
  • Meet University expectations for scholarship and service
  • Oversee the operations and services of the Crouch Fine Arts Library
  • Lead and develop the staff of the Crouch Fine Arts Library

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by August 29, 2012.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and a resume or current curriculum vitae to the Music Liaison Librarian Search Committee at:


Oferta de empleo: Catalog Librarian – Bates College (Lewiston, Maine, EEUU)

Bates College seeks applications for the position of  Catalog Librarian. Reporting to the Associate College Librarian for Systems and Bibliographic Services, the Catalog Librarian works in a collaborative setting to provide patrons access to all formats in the Library’s collection in a timely, efficient, and informative manner.
The Catalog Librarian creates original cataloging and enhances existing cataloging in WorldCat and the local catalog (Innovative Interfaces) according to national standards. The Catalog Librarian aids in current and ongoing departmental transitions, including the move from AACR2 to RDA, from a primarily print/physical collection to a primarily electronic one, and a possible transition to a web-scale management system. The Catalog Librarian will keep up-to-date with changes in librarianship, future directions of technical services, the availability/applicability of automated services, and other developments.

Responsibilities include: cataloging and classifying sound recordings, scores, manuscripts, and other formats as assigned, assigning Library of Congress subject headings and  classifications, sharing in authority control,  database maintenance and the loading of bibliographic record sets, loading and trouble-shooting monthly authority-record updates from Marcive, loading records for selected ongoing subscriptions, performing batch withdrawals of weeded material and overseeing the physical weeding process, maintaining current versions of procedures related to job functions in conjunction with others in the department, working on one-time Bibliographic Services projects.

The Catalog Librarian may serve on Library, College, and Colby-Bates-Bowdoin committees and task forces as assigned. The Librarian may also represent the Library in state, regional, and national forums related to bibliographic service and cataloging issues.

The successful candidate will have a master’s or postgraduate degree in library or information science or the equivalent work experience. A minimum 3 years of cataloging experience in a variety of formats using MARC and AACR2 is required. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to learn and apply new cataloging rules and adapt to new systems and processes. The ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with staff at all levels of the Library and College, along with the ability to work independently and with the flexibility to adapt to and lead change, is expected. Excellent oral and written communication skills, combined with analytical, collaborative, interpersonal, and detail-oriented skills, are also expected.

Desired qualifications include an advanced degree in subject area related to the liberal arts. Professional training or experience with non-MARC metadata standards and practices is also desired.

Working environment and physical requirements include: bibliographic services workstations, contact with Reference librarians and circulation services, contact with books, computers, printers, and copiers, ability to sit for prolonged periods, extensive uses of computer keyboard, visual acuity, walking, lifting, carrying, range of motion from bending to reaching overhead.


Bates College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects the diversity of our student body, alumni network, and local community. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume and submit an application online at http://www/bates.edu/employment/. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and until position is filled. Our preference is that all documents uploaded be in a .pdf format.

Incomplete applications may not be considered. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Amie Parker, Employment Manager, via e-mail at hrdept@bates.edu.

Oferta de empleo: Library Specialist V for Audiovisual Collections and Services en Dallas (Texas, EEUU)

Library Specialist V for Audiovisual Collections and Services – Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas)

The Library Specialist V for Audiovisual Collections and Services is responsible for operations of the Audiovisual Center within the Hamon Arts Library and shares circulation supervision responsibility with two other staff members.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Overseeing circulation of all types of library materials and assisting in processing course reserves; assisting in hiring, training and supervising student staff;
  • Assisting with preservation and access to audiovisual (AV) services and collections (including helping patrons use AV equipment, overseeing digital reformatting and storage of AV materials and maintaining library systems for online access to AV materials);
  • Managing library patrons accounts and processing fines/fess; providing support for library equipment, including computers, scanners and audiovisual playback equipment;
  • Assisting with patrons with general information and assisting patrons with requests (e.g. concert recording requests, holds/recall and missing item searches);
  • Overseeing gathering of library statistics, library security and opening/closing procedures.
  • This position works evening and weekend hours while SMU classes are in session, with some daytime hours between terms.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience is required, preferably in a public service or library environment.
  • Library experience and substantial knowledge of the fine arts is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Candidates must possess strong computer skills and experience, preferably with integrated library systems and media file editing
  • software.
  • Basic familiarity with use and maintenance of audiovisual playback equipment is essential.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work effectively with
  • faculty, students and staff.  Must possess a strong public service orientation.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must also have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by March 23, 2012.

To apply, visit http://smu.edu/hr/recruit/ and search for Job ID 900135 under Staff Career Opportunities.

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2012

Se celebra la octogésima conferencia anual de la Music Library Association (EEUU)

Logo 80ª Annual Meeting MLA

La Asociación de Biliotecas Musicales (MLA) de los EEUU celebra del 2 al 12 de febrero de 2011 su 80ª Conferencia Anual.  Cada año la MLA organiza esta conferencia nacional para debatir temas, promover nuevas ideas y compartir información en el campo de las bibliotecas musicales. La web de la MLA ofrece la información de todas las conferencias anteriores, pudiendo consultar, por ejemplo, las actas en este enlace.

MLA es la rama estadounidense de la IAML (International Association of Music Libraries), y en su web podeis leer -en inglés- muchísima información sobre su actividad, historia, objetivos… y además bibliografía, trabajos, becas…. relacionadas con su ámbito.

La cita será en Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), y ya tienen previstas las fechas y los lugares de los dos próximos años. Serán en Dallas, Texas, del 15 al 19 de febrero de 2012, y en San Jose, California, del 27 de febrero al 3 de marzo de 2013.


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