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Becky Albitz (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 17:02:55 EST

Title: Reference Librarian and Selector for Media and the Performing

Description: Subject specialist for media and the performing arts
assigned to the General and Humanities Reference Center, Bobst
Library. Librarians serve as partners in the educational mission of
NYU by establishing strong relationships with the faculty and
students, building appropriate subject collections, and
acting as intermediaries to the world of information. Coordinates
media selection (excluding music) for the Library's Avery Fisher
Center for Music and Media and works with other subject specialists
to develop, build and promote the media collection. Public service
responsibilities include reference assistance with both print
and electronic media; library instruction covering traditional,
online and Internet resources; faculty liaison; and preparation of
bibliographies and collection guides. Collection development
responsibilities include selection and assessment of performing arts
resources in print and non-print formats, including video
recordings, laserdiscs and spoken word materials; and participation
in the preservation efforts of the library. Areas of selection
responsibility in the performing arts include cinema, dance, theater,
radio and television. Works closely with NYU's Tisch School of the
Arts in supporting research and teaching in all aspects of the
performing and media arts.

New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York
University serve the school's 50,000 students and faculty and contain
more than 3.5 million volumes. The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library houses
2.5 million of these volumes and serves as the University's principal
research resource. New York University is a member of the Research
Libraries Group and serves as the administrative headquarters of the
Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium which
includes three academic institutions in Greenwich Village. The Avery
Fisher Center for Music and Media is a state-of-the-art media center
with a video collection strong in theater, cinema, and video arts and
an expanding collection of documentaries in a variety of disciplines.

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS, subject Master's degree required
for tenure. Two years of successful public service experience in a
relevant academic or special library; extensive knowledge of a
performing arts field; successful experience in media materials
evaluation, selection and acquisition, preferably including its
integration into the university curriculum. Knowledge of one or more
Western European languages highly desirable. Experience with
electronic information retrieval, Internet and other networked
resources. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong
service orientation. Familiarity with bibliographic instruction

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with
experience and background. Minimum: $36,000.

Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
application, including the name, address and telephone number of three
references by February 28, 1997 to: Jeffrey Slemmer, Director,
Library Personnel, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square
South, New York, NY 10012.