College and university librarians share the professional concerns of faculty members. Academic freedom...is indispensable to librarians because they are trustees of knowledge with the responsibility of insuring the availability of information and ideas, no matter how controversial, so that teachers may freely teach and students may freely learn... Moreover, as members of the academic community, librarians should have latitude in the exercise of their professional judgment within the library, a share in shaping policy within the institution, and adequate opportunities for professional development and appropriate reward. Faculty status entails for librarians the same rights and responsibilities as for other members of the faculty. (From "The Joint Statement on Faculty status of College and University Librarians," American Association of University Professors and the Association of College and Research Libraries, AAUP Policy Documents & Reports, 1990 edition)
The Library faculty is strongly committed to librarian effectiveness*, especially in support of the teaching-learning process, service of value to the University, and musical or scholarly activity. The Department seeks a balance and appreciates a diversity of emphasis in shaping individual careers in these broad areas of commitment
The candidate shall prepare a resume and a narrative statement explaining and assessing the documented record of credentials, qualifications, and performance in the areas listed below. The Library faculty, acting as a department, shall review this material; they shall consider the following criteria as guidelines in their evaluation and apply them to the candidate. All examples are suggestive rather than prescriptive.
Librarianship at Talbott Library supports instruction, research, and performance in music. Librarians may effectively support this mission by acquiring appropriate materials in a variety of formats, organizing these materials in such a way as to facilitate access and use, and aiding Patrons in locating, understanding, and using these materials (reference and bibliographic instruction). Librarianship also involves liaison work with faculty, effective outreach to the user community, and other activities that contribute to the library's mission.
Evidence in this area must include:
Knowledge of, and skill in using resources, materials, and services in candidate's areas of responsibility In addition, evidence in this area may include: Italic text
(This list and those in the following sections are not intended to be comprehensive but, rather to provide an idea of appropriate activities. No qualitative ranking of activities is to be inferred by the order in which they are listed.)
Library faculty value contributions the candidate makes through service to the Library and University. These contributions promote the mission of the Library and University and help integrate the Library faculty with the programs and activities of the University. The department supports the individual interests and abilities of the candidate in service to the Library and the University.
Evidence in this area may include:
When research and publications are spoken of, certain alternate forms of publication are to be considered appropriate intellectual activity for Library Faculty. Some examples of alternate forms of publication might include annotated bibliographies, an extensive computer program designed to facilitate library operations, or an analysis of procedures within a department to facilitate improvements in service. Scholarship may also include traditional research in music history or theory (biographies, critical editions of scores, critical analyses, bibliographies, contributions to standard reference works) and may also include contributions to electronic sources, databases, and e-journals.
Because of Westminster's mission as a performance-oriented college, musical performance shall be considered as equivalent to scholarly activity. A music librarian's performance activities support her work as a librarian and enrich her effectiveness as a resource to the College community through reference, collection development, outreach, recruiting, and involvement in student life.
Because of dynamic nature of librarianship, the profession requires coordination and consensus for implementation of standards, guidelines, and programs on the national and regional level. Consequently, the Library faculty places a high value on participation in professional development and in library organizations. The level of intellectual, analytical, and creative work which this entails may be considered equivalent to coordinated research projects undertaken by faculty members in other disciplines.
Evidence in this area may include the following contributions to librarianship or an allied field:
education and formal courses, and the completion of additional degrees
Assistant Professor II - Librarian
Evidence of growth in skills and responsibilities which demonstrates potential for continued growth
Evidence of contributions of value to the University and Library which indicates a commitment to service
Evidence of scholarly/musical activity which shows promise of fulfilling the department's criteria for tenure
Evidence of professional development which demonstrates a pattern of commitment
Associate Professor- Librarian
Demonstrated continual growth in skills and responsibilities, leadership in the candidate's areas of responsibility, and effective support of the teaching-learning process
Ability to contribute to the design and execution of effective library programs
Is considered an essential member of the department
Evidence of continuing contributions to the Library, University, and/or community
Evidence of continuing scholarly/musical activity contributing to knowledge in librarianship or a relevant allied field
Evidence of continuing professional development and the potential for continued growth
Professor - Librarian
Expert knowledge of materials and resources in the candidate's area of responsibility
Innovative contributions to library operations, procedures, and functions which transcend specific job-related work assignments
Demonstrated leadership ability
Evidence of sustained value to the Library and the University
Sustained record of scholarly/musical activity contributing to knowledge in librarianship or a relevant allied field
Evidence of sustained professional development
Evidence of contributions to the profession
Talbott Library Policy Manual
Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ
The Library Academic Policy Committee (LAPC) is responsible for maintaining the Policy Manuals for both Moore and Talbott Libraries.
The Chair of the LAPC is responsible for having approved additions or revisions to the Policy Manuals incorporated into the Manuals and posted to the Rider University Libraries StaffWeb.
Please ask Talbott Chair or librarians to view Talbott Library Policy Manual
Talbott cataloging and technical services wiki at PBwiki : http://talbott.pbworks.com/w/page/17200235/FrontPage
Markup for Title Pages
Title pages of pam-bound items need to be marked so the student workers know what information to put on the horizontal ("long") labels. These labels almost always follow one of the following formats.
For an item with a single composer or author:
M7.B122 K3 v.1
Bach, Johann Sebastian
For a collection of works by various composers:
Famous silly songs
K. Kauffman, ed.
In nearly all cases, the line immediately under the call number should be the main entry: the name found in the 1XX field, or the title if there is no 1XX. Indicate that this is the main entry by putting a double underscore beneath the first letter of the main entry (last name of an individual, first word in the name of a corporate entity or of a title).
In the case of a work with a composer/author, the bottom line on the label will contain the title (245 $a). Mark the title with mini-parentheses.
If the work has the title as main entry, the bottom line will have the name of the arranger, compiler, or editor. Mark this with a single underscore below the first letter of the last name and also beneath the individual's function. If necessary, add the name and arr., comp., or ed. to the title page.
Write REF, OVERSIZE, or MiniScore above the call number as needed.
For items that cannot be labeled with one of these formats, attach a note clearly showing what the label should look like.
Moore and Talbott Use of 948 Field
Policy approved by LAPC 23 January 2007:
"Guests are generally defined as anyone other than RU students, faculty or staff, conservatory faculty and staff, WCC summer workshop participants, or retirees. Guests are requested to limit their use of printing, and it is preferred they save documents to personal storage devices, or e-mail. At the discretion of the reference librarian or circulation staff or supervisor on duty, guest printing usernamers may be given for small amounts of printing, but passwords will be entered by staff or librarians. All guest printing will be ten cents per page, payable at the circulation desk."