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KENZIE TANG <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:56:25 -0500
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Please post the following job description.  Thank you.
                                NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
                                        Position Vacancy
Title:     Reference Librarian and Selector for the Performing Arts
(Search Re-opened)
Description:   Subject specialist for 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 video selection (excluding
music) for the Library's Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media and
works with other subject specialists to build the collection.  Works
with the faculty to promote classroom use of video, and with NYU-TV to
develop video programming.  Plays a leadership role in regard to
issues of video copyright, fair use and licensing.  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.
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 video and
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
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.
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 July 31, 1997 to: Jeffrey Slemmer, Director, Library
Personnel, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South,
New York, NY 10012.
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