Assistant/Associate Professor - Performing Arts Librarian - Tenure Track

Major Duties: - Provides vision and direction for the Music and Dance Library. supervises staff (one full-time library coordinator) and operations in the branch library. - Serves as the primary liaison between University Libraries and the School of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre. - Provides specialized reference and research consultations in music, dance, and theatre. - Designs and implements strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for the classroom and online. - Develops customized discipline and course-integrated research and resource guides. - Contributes to the development and management of collections that support learning and discovery in music, dance, and theatre. - Engages in ongoing assessment of library resources and services to meet the changing needs of students and faculty. - Builds and maintains strong collaborative relationships with students and faculty. - Equips others to assist WMU users with recurring performing arts-related information needs. - Demonstrates proficiency with current technologies and relevant information tools, and the ability to stay current with emerging trends.

Minimum Qualifications: - Degree from ALA-accredited program in library and information science. - Undergraduate degree in music. - 3+ years' experience in academic library. - Evidence of progressively responsible administrative experience. - Library reference experience and demonstrated knowledge of resources in music, dance, and theatre. - Evidence of providing user-centered library services. - Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies. - Experience in library instruction or other teaching in classroom or course-management systems. - Ability to work independently, creatively, and collegially with administrators, faculty, and staff and within the local arts community. - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. - Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement.