Ball State University Libraries include Bracken Library and branch libraries in the Architecture Building, Foundational Sciences Building and Health Professions Building. The Music Collection is part of the Education, Music and Media unit in Bracken Library, with resources and services supporting School of Music students and faculty, as well as the campus at large. The Libraries employ 47 professionals and 63 staff employees. With over 1.2 million volumes and 300 databases, the Libraries provide access to a full spectrum of scholarly resources and also offers vibrant and inclusive learning space for students, faculty, and members of the local community.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Provide specialized reference service to the campus and local community through in-person, telephone, online, and virtual chat means; provide individualized research consultation; participate in collection development for print, media, and electronic materials; work collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy to support the learning, teaching, and research needs of students, faculty and researchers; including serving as a liaison with the School of Music; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.
Pay Amount: $53,000
Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment; undergraduate degree in music. Reference, library instruction and/or other teaching experience; knowledge of music literature, music reference sources, and technical developments in the field. Effective oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; ability to work evenings and/or weekends.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in music and knowledge of French, German, and/or Italian; knowledge of musical notation and related software applications.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30117. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Suzanne Rice. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 1, 2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.