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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

For those about to apply—we salute you.

Libraries have long played an important role in rock 'n' roll consciousness, as in the Tears for Fears video for "Head Over Heels."
Libraries have long played an important role in rock ‘n’ roll consciousness, as in the Tears for Fears video for “Head Over Heels.” Dailymotion

“Well she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now,” the Beach Boys sing in their 1964 hit “Fun Fun Fun.” “Seems like she forgot all about the library like she told her old man now.”

If you love this song, but do not relate to it in the slightest, we might have the job for you: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently looking for a librarian.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, or “Rock Hall,” is best known for their annual selection of new inductees. But the museum also boasts an incredibly comprehensive library and archive chock full of scholarship and memorabilia, from photonegatives of Aretha Franklin in the studio to Jimi Hendrix’s handwritten ‘Purple Haze’ lyric sheet to a full drawer of Kid Rock posters.

According to the online job description, whatever lucky headbanger is chosen for this position will be tasked with cataloguing library resources (including books, scores, and sound and video recordings), creating research guides, giving tours, and “represent[ing] the Rock Hall to the academic and library communities.”

For those about to apply—we salute you.