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Instructional Outreach and Technology Liaison

General Information

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an independent music conservatory offering degrees through the doctoral level. CIM also provides high quality music instruction to the community through its Preparatory and Continuing Education Division. The Institute is located in the artistic heart of the city: a five-minute walk from Severance Hall (home of the Cleveland Orchestra) and the Cleveland Museum of Art, and near many of the city’s major theater and music activities.

Robinson Music Library, which underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2007, is located next to the award-winning Mixon Concert Hall and the Gilliam Family Music Garden. The Library creates a nurturing environment for the study of music, supporting the educational objectives of the Cleveland Institute of Music and fostering students' musical growth and development. The Library holds excellent print and media collections in all areas of study at the Institute, focusing on Western classical music. The Library also has a growing collection of online resources, including streamed audio and video subscriptions. Robinson Music Library has a shared online catalog with Case Western Reserve University libraries and is connected to the University’s campus network. The library staff includes 5 professional librarians, 4 paraprofessionals, and student assistants. More information about the Library is available at


  • Supervises all reference operations; assists graduate and undergraduate students with their research
  • Plays a major role in bibliographic instruction
  • Trains all student employees in basic reference skills and gives advanced reference training to student reference assistants. Provides training to library staff on new online resources
  • Maintains and troubleshoots library computers, working with the Institute's IT department and liaising with CWRU
  • Creates content for the library web pages and is the library liaison to the Institute's webmaster
  • Compiles bibliographies and guides and tutorials and assists with library promotional activities, including videos
  • Assists with the evaluation of the reference collection and online resources
  • Oversees all aspects of serials management
  • Plays a major role in library social networking efforts
  • Works closely with the Media Librarian and the Circulation Supervisor to implement the library's public service policies. Primary back-up circulation supervisor

This position includes working one evening per week and occasional Saturdays.


  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Undergraduate degree in music
  • Minimum 2-3 years library experience in reference and/or online resources in a music library
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent Internet and online database searching skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Enthusiasm for learning and applying new technologies in an academic environment
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of HTML and some web editing experience
  • Some teaching experience
  • Experience with INNOPAC online library system
  • Experience with social networking software
  • Graduate degree in music
  • The successful candidate will be working with both Macintosh and PC computers, and ideally should have prior experience with both.

Position Availability

Position available April, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants can apply at

This page was last updated on February 23, 2015.

Human Resources

Megan Swerbinsky

Director of Human Resources

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 219

f. 216.795.3141


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