The Outreach and Instruction Librarian serves as the coordinator for all instruction and outreach activities for the Arthur Friedheim Library and Archives. Responsible to build dynamic relationships with faculty, students, and staff by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and outreach programs and by participating as a member of committees within the Peabody Institute and the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Will lead efforts to promote library services and collections to Peabody as well as the broader University and Baltimore by analyzing trends in teaching and research, including the use of digital tools and practices. Stays current with scholarly publications in the field of music and dance and creates services to support these trends. The Outreach and Instruction Librarian reports to the Head Librarian of the Arthur Friedheim Library.
Promotion of Library Services and Community Outreach
Develop user-focused outreach initiatives that enhance student and attendee experiences in music and the performing arts. Create events that introduce students to new library technology, create events around new exhibits.
Connect initiatives and programming within the conservatory and preparatory to collections and services in the Friedheim Library for internal and external audiences.
Promote library services and collections through library and campus marketing channels to internal and external communities.
In collaboration with the Institute Archivist, design, install, and market physical and virtual displays of unique collections.
Establish campus relationships to connect a variety of constituents, including under-represented groups, with Friedheim Library collections, services, and initiatives.
Collaborate with Head Librarian and other departments to build programming in the library focused on enhancing community awareness of resources available for creating and researching music and dance.
The incumbent is expected to be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, digital instruction the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
Collaborate with Head Librarian to develop information literacy curricula for undergraduate, masters of music, and doctor of musical arts programs.
Provide research assistance, including virtual and individual appointments.
Teach one section of Music Bibliography each semester.
MLS from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science or a related advanced degree is required.
An additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
An undergraduate degree in music strongly preferred.
Two years related experience required.
Excellent presentation, instruction communication and relationship-building skills are required. Reference experience in an academic setting is preferred.
Creativity and innovation.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Must be able to demonstrate experience at time of interview in the use of information technologies, information management tools and a high level of analytical and searching skills.
Curiosity about and ease with new technologies.
Evidence of innovative, user-focused program development for diverse music and dance communities.
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Classified Title: Librarian II Working Title: Outreach and Instructional Librarian Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday; 37.5 hours Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute Department name: 10000998-Library Personnel area: Peabody
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