Conservatory Library Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the James R. and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection at Oberlin – Oberlin, OH

The Oberlin Conservatory Library housed in the oldest continuing Conservatory in the United States seeks a Special Collections Librarian and Curator of James R. and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection. The Conservatory Library is one of three branch libraries that along with the Mary Church Terrell Main Library constitute the Oberlin College Libraries (OCL) system. OCL is a standard bearer of excellence since its founding in 1834, receiving awards and accolades from various professional organizations. With support for active leadership in the field, the incumbent will find a collegial and highly creative environment that begins in Oberlin and extends into the Greater Cleveland Region.

Reporting to the Head of the Conservatory Library, this position serves as a member of the leadership team that also includes the Public Services Librarian and the Technical Services Librarian. The Conservatory Library’s Special Collections Librarian is responsible for overseeing the development, curation, arrangement, description, access, and promotion of the Conservatory Library’s special collections, including the James R. and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection. Among the Special Collections Librarian’s key interfaces are the Core Reference Team, Visual Resources Curator, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the College Archivist, and the Head of Special Collections.

The Conservatory Library’s Special Collections Librarian supervises a number of support staff including a philanthropically funded Project Archivist and Curatorial Assistant along with several student assistants. The Oberlin College Libraries values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as it is an essential part of our College and Conservatory culture. It is important that the incumbent uses a DEI lens to successfully inform practices within and beyond the Oberlin College Libraries.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

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