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Friday, June 13, 2014

F/T - Librarian, AMDA (NY)

Librarian, AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts – NY

American Musical and Dramatic Academy College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as two-year conservatory programs.

We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Librarian for our New York Campus. The Librarian is responsible for administration and development of the library, collection development, reference services, cataloging and bibliographic control, library instruction, staff management, and faculty collaboration. The successful candidate will be highly knowledgeable, innovative, results-oriented and strategically focused. S/he will possess excellent communications, interpersonal, and team skills.

  • Provide vision and strategic direction for the library.
  • Direct collection development.
  • Plan and develop cataloging utilizing an Integrated Library System (ILS) and LC classification.
  • Offer assistance to library patrons in accessing general and specialized information resources, including library policies, procedures, use of equipment, and electronic resources.
  • Maintain physical space and communicate with Facilities Department for cleaning, repair, replacement or support needs.
  • Interview, hire, train, and supervise staff of students and interns.
  • Lead library staff orientation meetings.
  • Reformat and preserve materials as needed.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library equipment.
  • Arrange and implement a plan for copyright compliance.
  • Prepare proposed annual budget.
  • Provide instruction on information literacy.
  • Maintain library web presence.
  • Keep up-to-date on current library issues and maintain professional association memberships.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop course-related readings and resources.
  • Host library tours and orientation sessions.
  • Contribute to the overall success of library services by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Master’s degree in Library Information Studies (MLS, MLIS, MS, or MSLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years experience in a Performing Arts Library or comparable.
  • Experience in library management at a post-secondary institution preferred.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in learning resources, information literacy, academic support services and library technologies.
  • Experience in management, budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
  • Knowledge of audiovisual format transfer and preservation standards and processes.
To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to