Assistant Professor - Sound Archives Librarian

BGSU LIBRARY   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 31, 2024
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Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) invites applications for a Sound Archives Librarian with faculty rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Special Collections (SC) within the University Libraries (UL) and is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. The SC Department is seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented individual to serve as Sound Archives Librarian in the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (MLBSSA). This position processes and describes archival collections in a variety of formats, assesses and migrates legacy formats, catalogs sound recordings and other archival materials, and provides outreach and instructional services. The Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (MLBSSA) is part of the Special Collections Department within the University Libraries. With more than one million items, the MLBSSA is the largest collection of popular music in an academic library in North America. Recordings include 45s, 33s, 78s, CDs, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes and other formats. The sound recording collection is supported by books, scores, video, periodicals, fanzines, promotional materials and archival collections. The MLBSSA also provides materials in support of BGSU’s College of Musical Arts. 

BGSU is an AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion or sexual orientation. 


Bowling Green , OH