Music and Performing Arts Librarian -- Oklahoma City University -- Oklahoma City, OK

Main Campus, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
12 Month Faculty
Opening at: Sep 15 2023 at 09:00 CDT
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VP Area: Academic Affairs
Department: Library
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefit Eligibility: Yes

Position Summary:
The Dulaney-Browne Library and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invite applications for a tenure-track Music and Performing Arts Librarian position beginning in January 2024. This role is pivotal in providing library services with a specialized focus on the performing arts. The Music Librarian will oversee the Leichter Listening Library in the cutting-edge Wanda L. Bass Music Center, and offer services to the Dulaney-Browne Library, including reference, instruction, and faculty liaison duties. As a member of the university faculty, the Music Librarian is subject to the guidelines outlined in the Oklahoma City University Faculty Handbook and is expected to demonstrate continuous professional growth through participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and scholarly pursuits.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection Development: Develop and curate library collections in music and the performing arts for both the Leichter Listening Library and the Dulaney-Browne Library.
  • Leichter Listening Library Oversight: Manage the operation of the Leichter Listening Library, with a particular focus on training students and staff to effectively handle materials within the Leichter Listening Library.
  • Instructional Responsibilities: Actively engages students and faculty in information literacy through direct interaction, in-class instruction (both in-person and through technology), instructional materials development, and collection enhancement. May teach Musicological Methods, a graduate bibliography, and a research course.
  • Assessment and Committee Participation: Collaborate with campus and library assessment committees to create and implement assessment methods to inform decision-making.
  • Faculty Liaison: Act as a liaison to the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment, working closely with classroom faculty to promote information literacy and collection development.


  • Master of Library Science or equivalent required: Obtained from a library or information science program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Master's degree in music preferred: Demonstrating a strong background and expertise in the field.
  • Previous Academic/Music Library Experience preferred
  • Teaching Experience preferred
  • Evidence of Successful College-Level Teaching: Evidence of successful teaching at the college level is preferred.
  • Experience with OCLC WorldShare Management Services preferred.

About Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine, and the university has been recognized repeatedly as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

Procedure for Submitting Applications
Submit a CV, cover letter, list of 3-5 professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact for Additional Questions Please email questions about the position or the search to Christina Wolf, Professor of Library Science

Oklahoma City University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the faculties of higher education institutions. The Bass School of Music and the Dulaney-Browne Library are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and are aligned with our university’s overarching vision and mission. Further, we aspire to engage in our work in equitable and inclusive ways, and desire to work with a team member who is committed to our university’s and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s strategic goals.

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