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RILM is hiring

15 February 2017

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is seeking to hire a part-time Assistant Editor to work in our offices at the CUNY Graduate Center.

• Keying and uploading of new entries into the RILM database; classifying each entry according to general musical topics.
• Checking each bibliographic detail for accuracy and consistency, and ensuring that RILM’s bibliographic and style rules are followed.
• Some editing of abstracts according to RILM style.
• Verifying new entries against the RILM database and other bibliographic sources, including OCLC’s WorldCat where applicable.
• Proofreading and other office duties as needed.

Background and qualifications: The candidate for this position must have a solid knowledge of music, strong written English skills, and a keen eye for bibliographic detail. A good working knowledge of another language in addition to English is required. Strong organizational skills, experience with computers (particularly databases and word processing), and the ability to work independently, but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity, is important.

Hours and pay rate: 20 hours per week would be optimal. Assistant Editors begin at $14/hour.

Application materials may be submitted to:

Joseph Orchard
RILM International Center
365 Fifth Ave., Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309
Phone: 212-817-1992
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RILM’s Response to the Executive Order

08 February 2017

The Board of Directors of the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) urgently requests the Trump administration to withdraw its Executive Order of 27 January 2017 suspending entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barring Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocking entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen).

For fifty years, RILM’s mission has been to facilitate and disseminate music research produced and published in all countries of the world. This goal has been fulfilled through a close collaboration between RILM’s International Center in New York City, RILM’s national committees in countries worldwide, and scholars doing musicological research anywhere in the world. RILM’s Board of Directors and the staff at the International Center greatly value such international collaboration and consider it essential for an accurate representation of the world’s music scholarship.

RILM’s goal is to represent music research in its bibliographic databases as inclusively as possible. We value diversity and support free inquiry into the music of all cultures and religions; indeed, these principles are at the very heart of RILM’s mission.

The ban directly jeopardizes our collaboration with scholars from Muslim countries and may impact RILM’s collaboration with researchers around the world. Free thinking cannot be suppressed by imposing arbitrary limitations on movement. With this in mind, we are inviting members of the scholarly community around the world to contribute to RILM’s bibliographic databases with additional entries for articles concerning music and Islam. Although this effort cannot relieve the hardship experienced by the good people affected by the ban, the representation and dissemination of writings by scholars worldwide can demonstrate the achievements and rich musical cultures of these communities. Bibliographic records can be submitted at

Тhe Board of Directors

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale

8 February, 2017