Assistant Librarian

Center for Popular Music (MTSU) - Murfreesboro, TN


Serve as the Assistant Librarian for the Center for Popular Music (CPM) research collection containing over one million items, including more than 100,000 pieces of sheet music, 250,000 sound recordings, 20,000 books, photographs, posters, trade catalogs, and other materials. Primary responsibilities include: providing reference services to students and other patrons, both locally and remotely; original and copy cataloging of materials in various formats (reading room books, rare materials, sound recordings, sheet music, etc.); advising the Librarian on ordering books for the CPM reference collection and the acquisition of rare materials for the archive; maintaining the Center’s vertical files; providing instruction and tours for MTSU classes and other visiting groups; adding new periodicals information to Sierra; maintaining knowledge of current national cataloging and metadata standards as well as issues and trends in integrated library systems and how those might apply to his/her work; assisting with the Center’s social media accounts and event promotion; assisting with the general operations of the Center and performing other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Master's of Library and Information Science from an ALA Accredited Institution Required

Must apply online at:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,194.00 to $49,775.00 /year


  • research library: 2 years (Preferred)
  • full-time: 1 year (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Murfreesboro, TN 37132 (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • Day shift