Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 08:33:02 -0500 (EST)

Here's another interesting phenomenon. Melding Music Librarian and Media
Librarian. What's the connection? I have no idea why this position is
being reposted, but it may be due to this connection. Why would someone
who is a music librarian be able to manage the overall media operation?
How many media librarians just happen to be music librarians too? Or even
have an undergraduate music degree? The job sounds good, but making the
music librarian the media libraraian -- or vice versa -- eliminates many
good candidates. Most people have done one or the other, not both. Just
an observation...

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Gwen Arthur wrote:

> >Gwen Arthur, Head of Public Services, Trinity College Library,
> >will be attending the ALA Meeting in San Francisco June 28-30.
> >Interested parties can contact her via the ALA Placement Service there
> >regarding the position described below.
> >
> >
> >
> >Music and Media Services Librarian
> >
> >Trinity College Library is seeking a Music and Media Services Librarian to
> >administer its sound recording and instructional media collections which
> >include sound recordings, video, film, laserdisc, CD-ROM, and multimedia.
> >Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the MMS Librarian provides
> >oversight of daily operations for two media units, including circulation
> >and reserves; supervision of paraprofessional and student staff; reference and
> >instruction for music and media resources; and acquisition and organization
> >of media materials and equipment. This position requires the ability to
> >manage two dynamic service operations effectively and to work in a
> >rapidly changing technological environment. The new Music and Media
> >Services Librarian will be participating in planning a new combined
> >music and media facility as part of the Library's current building project.
> >
> >The Trinity College Library holds more than 900,000 volumes, including
> >170,000 volumes in the Watkinson Library, an exceptional rare book and
> >research library. It is a selective U.S. Government Depository library.
> >The annual budget of the College Library is $3.1 million. Trinity College
> >Library is linked with the libraries of Wesleyan University and Connecticut
> >College in a consortium which offers a broad range of automated and other
> >library services, including a SIRSI information management system.
> >
> >Candidates are expected to hold the M.L.S. and an undergraduate music
> >degree (or its equivalent in experience and education), and to have
> >at least two years relevant library experience. They should have
> >working knowledge of nonprint formats, and current library and
> >digital technology. They should demonstrate familiarity with
> >MARC-based bibliographic databases and other machine-readable and data
> >files. Supervisory experience is preferred as well as an additional
> >master's degree.
> >
> >This full-time position is available immediately. Hiring salary is $32,000
> >or more, depending upon experience and qualifications. Please submit a
> >resume and cover letter, along with the names, titles, addresses, and
> >telephone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Stephen L. Peterson,
> >College Librarian, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Review
> >of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the
> >position is filled.
> >
> >Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Woman
> >and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities
> >should request any needed accommodation in order to fully participate in
> >the application process.
> >
> >