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System Director, Library and Archives, Henry Ford Health

Henry Ford Health has an immediate opening for the System Director, Libraries and Archives. This position provides integrated administrative leadership for Sladen Library at Henry Ford Hospital and for the three libraries located in the System’s community hospitals as well as for the Lam Archives.
JOB NUMBER: 232503 

GENERAL SUMMARY: Reporting to the System Vice President for Medical Education (VPME), the System Director, Libraries and Archives, provides integrated administrative leadership and educational resources for medical students, interns, residents, fellows, the HFHS interdisciplinary healthcare team and affiliated physicians. Identifies and implements strategies to address system, hospital and medical education programmatic goals while meeting the requirements of accrediting and other agencies to ensure program quality. Provides administrative oversight of all HFHS libraries and archives located in hospitals, medical centers and corporate locations throughout Southeastern Michigan. Advocates for educational resources, strengthens the institutional commitment and negotiates for capital resources. 

• Master's degree in Library Sciences from an American Library Association (ALS)-accredited program with a concentration in health sciences. 

• Ten years progressively responsible recent experience developing and implementing services in health sciences library.
• Five years recent experience directing a medical or academic library preferred. 

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Biological and Biomedical Sciences Librarian I/II, Michigan State University 

Job no: 847361
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Libraries
Department: Libraries 10056536
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 58000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Library/Museums/Archives, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly 

Position Summary 

The Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL) is seeking a Health Sciences Librarian focused on the biological and biomedical sciences to serve as liaison to the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Physiology, the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Grand Rapids); and the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program. They will also liaise with graduate PhD programs in Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences. 

Essential duties include:
• Online, hybrid, and in classroom instruction within courses
• Research support and guidance for researchers at all levels
• Collection development in relevant disciplines
• Consultation and support around the creation, use, and storage of data and data sets as they relate to the biological and biomedical scienc  

As a member of the Health Sciences Team and reporting to the Health Sciences Coordinator, the Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues and partner with liaison units in providing library support for research, teaching, and learning. Biological and biomedical science faculty at MSU are an innovative community of researchers and teachers both on campus and around the world, with a focus on global engagement to solve problems. MSU’s extensive opportunities for teaching and learning in the field have been enhanced with the recently opened STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, which emphasizes the importance of classroom and laboratory spaces for gateway science courses – including the Biomolecular Science Gateway program for graduate students. In support of these initiatives, the Libraries serves as a center of activity and engagement on campus, with librarians empowered to support both student development and transformative research activities. 

The MSU Libraries are closely aligned with teaching and learning innovation on campus and are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in or excited about innovative teaching methods. The successful candidate will be broadly focused and collaborative, building partnerships with faculty, students, researchers, and other library users. The librarian may participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system. They are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position and serve on library and university committees as elected or assigned. 

 The MSU Libraries Strategic Plan guides our current and future work. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with our diverse campus to grow our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on MSU and the MSU Libraries’ dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/index.html

 Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. 

 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status. 

 Required Degree
Masters -Library and Information Science 

 Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
• exceptional commitment to patron and community engagement;
• ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently;
• ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
• attention to detail;
• excellent interpersonal skills with an ability and commitment to establishing a productive, equitable, and inclusive culture collaborating with diverse colleagues and constituencies across campus, regionally and nationally as appropriate.
• preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment;
• capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development. 

 Desired Qualifications
• Background, interest, or coursework in an area of the biological and/or biomedical sciences.
• Experience in an academic library setting including an internship, co-op, practicum, or work experience in a science or health sciences library.
• Experience with searching biomedical databases including PubMed and Web of Science.
• Knowledge of citation management programs such as Endnote.
• Experience in or familiarity with managing data or developing data management plans.
• Experience in or familiarity with research impact metrics.
• Experience in or familiarity with supporting advanced evidence synthesis reviews with a focus on systematic or scoping reviews. 

Required Application Materials 

Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, CV/resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references (2 must be present/past supervisors) to http://careers.msu.edu

Together-we-will Statement 

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/ 

Special Instructions
Minimum $58,000. Salary is negotiable. 

MSU provides generous fringe benefits. 

For questions, please contact Jacquelyn Hansen, aholajac@msu.edu, at MSU Libraries' Human Resources Department. 

Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon. 

Website http://lib.msu.edu 

Department Statement
The Libraries are at the center of academic life at Michigan State University, providing expertise, collections, and infrastructure for discovery and creation. We facilitate connections that support research, teaching, and learning in our local and global communities. Find out more at: https://lib.msu.edu/strategic-plan/. 

MSU Statement
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. 

Advertised: Feb 16, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 15, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

Librarian (PT), Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 


Henry Ford Health has an immediate opening for a part-time librarian (24 hours/week). This position works with another full-time librarian to provide reference services to the Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township staff and to generally manage the day-to-day services of the library. JOB NUMBER: 231584  


Under direction of department leadership, develops, implements and/or coordinates highly specialized professional library services in one or more of the following areas: Reference services, System-wide selection, licensing and organization of library materials, Library system-wide website development and oversite, System-wide library curriculum development, instruction and manuscript preparation, System-wide electronic journal management and scholarly activity tracking, Document delivery and interlibrary loan services, or Day-to-day management of a regional library. The customers and end users of these services include physicians, researchers, other clinical service providers, and hospital leadership. 


• Master's Degree in Information/Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program.
• Certification within the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is required within one year of employment.
• Two (2) years of professional (post Master's) library experience or one year professional (post Master's) library experience in a medical or an academic library setting (more experience is much preferred).
• Master's Degree in Information/Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program preferred.
• Certification within the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) preferred.
• Three-four (3-4) years of professional (post Master's) library experience in a medical or an academic library setting is preferred.
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Advanced verbal and written skills, including formal and informal presentation skills.
• Strong organization, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
• Expert skills in searching major medical and scientific databases including PubMed, CINAHL, and Embase.
• Excellent internet searching skills. • Strong knowledge of evidence based medicine principles and practice.
• Overall knowledge of library tools, systems, and resources, including integrated library systems (e.g. SirsiDynix), library link resolver software (e.g. SFX), and document delivery/interlibrary loan systems (e.g. ILLiad).
• Familiarity with standard library bibliographic databases (e.g. OCLC) and standards (e.g. MARC).
• Familiarity with the EndNote citation management program and with the LibGuides content management and curation platform.
• Solid technology background, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and customer-service skills.
• Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
• Ability to lift, bend, and reach materials on library shelving, including handling these materials while standing on rolling ladders and stepstools.

Health Equity Informationist (Assistant/Associate Librarian), The University of Michigan Library


This is a full-time, regular, unionized position as part of LEO-GLAM. Appointment is anticipated as an assistant librarian or associate librarian. The target salary range for this position is $59,500 to $62,000 for the Assistant Librarian rank and $63,000 to $73,000 for the Associate Librarian rank. 

As the Health Equity Informationist, you will develop and apply specialized health equity and diversity knowledge to provide information and engage in activities to progress toward health care equity by reducing health disparities. In collaboration with the HS-STEM team (Health Sciences - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), you will cultivate relationships with the health sciences communities and create a climate of cooperation for engagement between the library and schools, colleges, and departments in health and biomedical sciences. You will report to the Assistant Director of Academic and Clinical Engagement. 

• Partner with our administrators and faculty on strategic development of programs and projects relevant to health equity and structural racism in healthcare, including grant-funded activities. (25%) 
• Collaborate with campus community and library colleagues on instruction to support educational, clinical, and research needs. (20%)
• Provide expertise in advanced searching, including practice guidelines and systematic review searching, and data science. (15%)
• Provide consultation services that address information needs relevant to health equity, health disparities, and antiracism. (10%)
• Promote our services, collection resources, programs, and specialized technologies relevant to instruction and research in reducing health disparities and addressing structural racism in healthcare. (10%)
• Represent our department on appropriate committees. (10%)
• Participate in continuing education opportunities and stay current with literature in librarianship, health sciences disciplines, health equity, and structural racism in healthcare. (10%) 

Required Qualifications*
• A master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in a relevant field.
• Familiarity with scholarly and academic publishing practices in health sciences.
• 1+ years of experience building relationships to promote the goals of a team.
• 1+ years of experience managing several complex projects at once.
• Understanding of diversity and the importance of inclusion expressed through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization. 

Desired Qualifications*
• Knowledge of literature, research methods, and best practices related to health equity and health disparities.
• Relevant work experience in a health sciences library, or in a role providing outreach and service.
• 1+ years of experience developing and delivering student-centered instruction.
• 1+ years of experience with expert searching including systematic reviews.
• Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals. 

Library Director, Cleary University  


Cleary University invites candidates to apply for the position of Library Director. The academic team at Cleary University seeks a dynamic student- and faculty-focused leader possessing a successful record of championing a strong, vibrant, and relevant educational experience of exceptional quality. 

Fulfilling Cleary University’s Mission to “provide an intimate and inclusive, student-centered business education that instills the values of The Cleary Mind™ in our community”, the Library Director works closely with key academic, student affairs, operational leaders, and university personnel to support the success of Cleary University’s student and faculty communities, which includes traditional campus-based students, student athletes, and returning adult students across a variety of faculty-taught instructional modalities. 

The Library Director requires an individual with thoughtful leadership and innovative vision. Working with the students, faculty, key leaders throughout the University, and relevant personnel, the Library Director is responsible for advancing the excellence and quality of the University’s curricular (undergraduate and graduate) programs, co-curricular programs, and initiatives. Using outstanding communication and administration skills, the Library Director aligns essential internal and external constituencies toward common goals. 

Best consideration will be given to those candidates with applications received before August 6, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 


Identify, evaluate, and communicate emerging trends, resources, practices, and standards in library resource management, usage statistics, data management, access, and discovery to enhance library services. 

Create and implement a strategic plan that envisions the evolving role of library services and educational resources to support student and faculty success in a progressive, innovative university environment. 

Manage the life cycle of library resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, and serials. 

Support, supervise, and evaluate day-to-day library operations and related support processes across all instructional modalities. 

Communicate, gather relevant information, make determinations, and satisfy student and faculty questions, challenges, and emergencies. 

Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, and support library personnel. 

Conduct regular meetings with faculty, covering routine academic matters and stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern. 

Collaborate with the faculty within the system of academic governance to develop and revise the academic curriculum for strength, vibrancy, relevancy, and quality, including key usage of periodic assessment and program review efforts. 

Collaborate with relevant academic, student affairs, operations leaders to propose, construct, and implement academic and University initiatives to improve student and faculty success. 

Implement and manage online library technologies to promote efficient and effective library usage (e.g., LibGuides, EZProzy, etc.). 

Create training/instructional videos, research guides, and digital materials for use across a variety of student and faculty populations and instructional modalities. 

Collaborate with relevant personnel to measure, monitor, analyze, and communicate undergraduate Academic Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness metrics and goals (including those related to library service efficacy). 

Fully support compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies. 

Fully support ongoing and emergent institutional accreditation, programmatic accreditation, and institutional affiliation requirements of Cleary University. 

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications 

An earned master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (from an ALA-accredited institution) or in a related discipline/field from an institutionally (i.e., regionally) accredited institution. 

A minimum of three years of progressive leadership experience in university/college library administration, equivalent to a Library Director, Associate Director, Associate Librarian, or Services Coordinator. 

Successfully experience developing, revising, or maintaining library holdings and related resources in a college/university library. 

Successful experience developing, revising, or maintaining trainings/instruction for students and faculty in a college/university library. 

Successful experience developing, revising, or maintaining information technologies to support access to library holdings and related resources. 

Successful experience developing, negotiating, or maintaining vendor relationships to acquire and optimize library holdings consistent with financial budgets. 

Successfully experience developing, revising, or maintaining co-curricular assessment in a college/university library. 

Successfully experience promoting and implementing a library’s key role in the teaching/learning process and as a key contributor to information literacy. 

Successful experience developing, revising, or maintaining policies and procedures supporting open access, scholarly communication, copyright compliance, plagiarism compliance, and intellectual freedom. 

Familiarity with the ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) framework for information literacy for higher education Required Skills Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms. 

Strong and effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong and effective organizational, budgetary, and time management skills, including demonstrated proficiency in meeting deadlines and urgency in responding to student, faculty, and staff communications. 

Demonstrated commitment to academic governance. 

Effective working cooperatively in a team environment. 

Proficiency making decisions a data-driven and data-informed environment. Proficiency working with standard office, learning management, and mobile applications. 

Employment Classification: The Library Director will be a full-time employee.  

Application Instructions: Visit https://cleary.edu/about-cleary/employment/

Librarian I/II, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library at Wayne State University


We are searching for an experienced Librarian I/II 046732 at our Detroit campus location. 

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

Essential Functions (Job Duties):

The Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library at Wayne State University Library System is pleased to announce the creation of a new three-year Library Residency position in Urban Health Research. 

The Residency in Urban Health Research Librarianship will give two new library professionals the opportunity to gain expertise in biomedical library services in a vibrant, urban health research environment while pursuing certification from the Medical Library Association (MLA) in research data management or consumer health information management, or in-depth knowledge and skills in scholarly communications and publishing. 

The overarching goal of the residency experience is to foster the professional growth and development of underrepresented groups in academic research librarianship in a supportive, team environment. 

Two dynamic, service-oriented, and team-oriented Urban Health Research Librarians (UHRL) will be chosen to support the academic and clinical communities of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, delivering in-depth biomedical information research support, user consultations and instruction, information management responsibilities, and some special projects. 

The positions will be fully embedded in the Shiffman Medical Library organizational structure, working with a team of librarians and staff and reporting to the Library Director. They will be responsible for assessing user needs, ultimately leading activities, training, and projects to increase the discovery and application of library resources for urban health research. 


Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program in information and library science earned by December 2019. 

At least 2.5 years of professional experience working in an academic, public, special, or research library setting. 

Direct experience working with diverse user groups and building professional networks. 

A growth mindset, driven by effectively embracing challenges and welcoming opportunities. 

General knowledge of MLA professional competencies. 

Some experience or increasing knowledge of providing reference services, conducting literature searches, delivering online library instruction via Zoom, Teams, and Skype, and creating LibGuides. 

Job Type: Full Time 

Funding/Salary Information: 

Compensation Type: Annual Salary 

Job Openings: 2

Reference and Instruction Librarian-Health Professions (Tenure Track, Assistant Professor), Central Michigan University 


Central Michigan University seeks a 12-month, tenure-track faculty Reference Librarian / Health Professions Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our library team. The Health Professions Librarian reports to the Associate Dean of University Libraries. Serving approximately 15,000 students, Central Michigan University is a doctoral research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Shares responsibility with other librarians in the Library Research and Instruction Services department for providing reference and research support to CMU students, faculty, and staff, and performing library instruction to classes as requested. Teaches a one-credit library skills course as part of a rotation with others. Participates in collection development and serves as subject liaison for the academic disciplines of the College of Health Professions. Performs literature searches and constructs systematic review searches as requested by College of Health Professions faculty. Proactively communicates and collaborates with individuals inside and outside the library to provide the most effective library service possible. As a faculty member, makes positive contributions toward university service and service to the broader profession and actively engages in scholarly and/or creative achievements. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned. This position may include occasional weekend or evening hours. 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications; minimum $60,000. Excellent benefit package available, including medical, dental and generous retirement contributions. 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program, excellent communication skills, a strong customer service orientation, and evidence of potential for earning tenure/promotion as a library faculty member. This position requires library reference and instruction experience. Applicants must show evidence of the ability to carry out assignments independently and cooperatively. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Preferred Qualifications: Subject expertise in a health-related field. Experience working in an academic library or health sciences library. Experience performing literature searches and systematic reviews. Additional advanced degree. 

Message to Applicants: Review of Applications begin March 6, 2023. The starting date is negotiable, but July 1, 2023 is preferred. Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, March 6, 2023. You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. 

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. 

About the Department Mission statement: In accordance with Central Michigan University’s mission, shared values, and goals, the Libraries support and enrich the learning experience and create a dynamic environment through which our community can discover, access, and use information effectively for academic success, research, and life-long learning. 

To learn more about the Libraries, visit the Libraries’ website.  

Tenure Track Medical Librarian, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

 The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Medical Library is currently seeking a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty librarian within the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. The successful candidate will be an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian expected to work with medical students and an interdisciplinary team of master educators, clinicians and researchers within the Department of Foundational Medical Studies, OUWB and Oakland University’s Medical Library. 

Please see the full position description at https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/25809 for more information and to apply.

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