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On-Call Librarian / Schoolcraft College

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  •     Provide orientations and tours to classes, faculty students, and other individuals and groups upon request.
  •     Create information library publications for distribution to library users, including leaflets, handouts, and electronic newsletters.
  •     Serving assigned nights and weekends as specified in the posting under which the person was employed.
  •     Responsible for library operations when the only Librarian on duty.
  •     Assist users in locating information needed to write papers, do presentations, give speeches, and be successful in classes.
  •     Instruct users on how to locate books, periodicals and other library resources.
  •     Advise users on how to access needed resources in other area libraries/institutions.
  •     Attend and participate in scheduled departmental and divisional meetings during assigned hours.
  •     Participate in pertinent growth activities.
  •     Performance of other professional duties as assigned.
  •     Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library program and two (2) years of experience as a reference or public services librarian, preferably in an academic library.
  •     Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  •     Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with faculty, students and administrative personnel.
  •     Online library system experience.
  •     Preferred Qualifications Physical Requirements Salary $24/hour Work Hours 8-10 hours/week; flexiblePosting Number ACO106P Open Date 08/14/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to ApplicantsA current Cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript will be required at the end of the application process.
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Oakland University -- Associate/Professor and Director for OUWB Medical Library

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Job Title             Associate/Professor and Director for OUWB Medical Library
Requisition No. 0000617


Job Description Summary

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and

Reporting dually to the Dean of the Oakland University Libraries and the Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine, the Director of the Medical Library Program is responsible for the overall operations of library services to medical school students, faculty, and staff and for the continued development and oversight of the Medical Library Program. The Program Director works with the administrations of both the Oakland University Libraries and the OUWB School of Medicine to provide state-of-the art services, space, and resources to support the curriculum and mission of the OUWB School of Medicine and fulfill the accreditation requirements of the LCME.

Medical school librarians are tenure-track faculty in the ‘library focus’ track in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies (FMS). The academic appointment in FMS will provide the academic base in OUWB; in this role the faculty member will report to the Chair of FMS. The Director of the Medical Library Program oversees curricular and extra-curricular library-related activities of library focus faculty and works collaboratively with the FMS Department Chair regarding teaching, service and scholarly expectations toward tenure through OUWB.

Job Duties:
1. Define, develop and implement the Medical Library Program, including vision, goals and expected outcomes that reflect the OUWB School of Medicine’s commitment to information and digital literacy, collaborative learning models, and community outreach.
2. Participate in strategic planning that integrates the goals and missions of Oakland University and the OUWB School of Medicine.
3. Partner with academic units outside the Medical Library to integrate into curricula, scholarly endeavors, and clinical activities of Oakland University and Beaumont Health.
4. In cooperation with the Chair of FMS, evaluate library focus faculty regularly, pursuant to the criteria and expectations outlined in the OUWB faculty handbook.
5. Reimagine the Medical Library by leading its evolution into a Program through continued growth and innovation, further development of services and facilities, and expanded curricular integration and scholarship.
6. Lead, supervise, and evaluate library staff. Recruit new library staff when needed.
7. Revise and administer the library’s annual budget.
8. Collaborate with Kresge Library faculty and staff to sustain a core digital and print collection to meet the OUWB School of Medicine’s curricular and research needs.
9. Coordinate resources and services with Kresge Library and the Beaumont Health Medical Library.
10. Represent the library at the university, regional, and national levels; engage in statewide consortial partnerships for resource and information sharing purposes.
11. Meet all FMS tenure-track faculty responsibilities and expectations in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service as outlined in the OUWB Faculty Handbook, as indicated by rank.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, other considerations include:

1. Experience in an academic library.
2. Experience in program development and administration.
3. Experience with Alma Integrated Library System.
4. Understanding of scholarly communication models, OER, and open publishing.
5. Experience tracking and facilitating faculty scholarly activity.
6. Leadership / organizational training
7. Budgetary management skills to forecast, develop, and analyze financial data.
8. Additional graduate degrees in Education, Library Sciences, Medicine or a directly related field
9. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
10. Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)

Minimum Qualifications

1. An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree
2. Experience in developing and implementing services in a medical, nursing or health sciences library.
3. Commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine.
4. Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and services in support of medical education and research.
5. Demonstrated collection development experience (print and digital).
6. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills.
7. Experience supervising the work of others and demonstrated ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students.
8. Ability to meet the OUWB requirements for tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor level, including a record of professional achievement, teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copy of your transcripts (unofficial), and a diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion. Please complete the Professional References section of the application for three references.  Reference letters will be solicited for those candidates who reach the advanced stages of the search. At that time, a system-generated link will be provided through which references can submit letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Kara Sawarynski, Associate/Professor and Director
for OUWB Medical Library Search Committee Chair, sawaryns@oakland.edu

School/College & Department/Program Summary

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, and technologically advanced learning community, dedicated to enabling students to become skillful, ethical, and compassionate physicians, inquisitive scientists who are invested in the scholarship of discovery, and dynamic and effective medical educators. Please visit our website to learn more: https://www.oakland.edu/medicine/

Oakland University Standard Language

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate
degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities.  Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Pay Basis
Open Date 01/06/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Full-time Faculty
EEO Statement Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents
Required Documents

1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2. Cover Letter
3. Transcripts (unofficial)
4. Diversity Statement


Michigan State University, Life Sciences Librarian, Librarian I or II

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


Life Sciences Librarian, Librarian I or II

$54,000 minimum. Salary is negotiable.

 Position Summary

The Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL) is seeking a Life Sciences Librarian to serve as liaison to the Departments of Integrative Biology, encompassing diverse areas of life sciences from neuroscience to wildlife conservation; Entomology, including the community facing MSU Bug House; and graduate programs including ‘Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior’ and ‘Genetics and Genome Sciences’. As a member of the Sciences Team and reporting to the Sciences Coordinator, the Life Sciences Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues and partner with liaison units in providing library support for research, teaching and learning. Life 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 life sciences. 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, particularly as it relates to new and emerging technologies and digital scholarship. The successful candidate will be broadly focused and collaborative, building partnerships with faculty, students, researchers, and other library users. The librarian will 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. Essential duties include:

  • Online, hybrid, and in classroom instruction within courses
  • Research support and guidance
  • Collection development in relevant disciplines
  • Consultation and support around the creation, use, and storage of data and data sets as they relate to the life sciences

 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.

 Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the 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; 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 life sciences. Experience in an academic library setting. Experience in or familiarity with managing data or developing data management plans.

 Closing Date
5pm on February 1, 2022.

 Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $54,000. Salary is negotiable. MSU provides generous fringe benefits.

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. Posting number 754031.

Kettering University / Collections Access Librarian

Kettering University has a full-time opening for a Collections Access Librarian and the full posting can be viewed here: https://jobs.kettering.edu/postings/7310

About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.  More information here:  https://www.kettering.edu/about

--Kettering is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce--

Job Title: 
Collections Access Librarian
Position Status:  Full-time
Position Class Type:  Regular
Position Type:  Staff
Benefits:  Includes health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.
Apply Online Here:  https://jobs.kettering.edu/postings/7310

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialized knowledge or a degree in a scientific, technical, engineering or medical subject area.

Job Specific Required Qualifications:
•    Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. One to three years professional library experience.
•    Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
•     Advanced knowledge of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to library document services and interlibrary loan.
•    Excellent working knowledge of copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as they pertain to library resources.
•    Advanced-level facility with library systems, including OCLC, library system platforms such as Alma, electronic resource management and digital repositories.
•    Ability to meet deadlines, lead teams of peers, work independently, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage conflicting priorities.
•    Advanced-level skills with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly in Excel.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team skills and attention to detail.
•    Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
•    Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values
     o    RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
     o    INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
     o    CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
     o    COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
     o    EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Volunteer Expectations: Participation and assistance is expected at major campus special events, such as commencement.


Library Director / Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University

Posting Number : 045652
Position Title : Library Director, Shiffman Medical
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers :  University Libraries
Primary Department : Shiffman Medical Library

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The Wayne State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library. A critical resource for the largest single-campus medical school in the country, the Shiffman Medical Library supports the research, education, public health and health information needs of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, including landmark medical achievements such as the world's first successful open-heart surgery and the discovery of AZT for the treatment of AIDS and COVID-19 research. As a national leader in health equity and disparities research, the Wayne State University School of Medicine attracts top-tier students and has a proud history of alumni who break barriers--beginning with Joseph Ferguson who was the first African American in Michigan to obtain a medical degree in 1869.The School of Medicine's location and partnerships with hospitals, clinics, and the Shiffman Medical Library allow students to interact with patients and engage with researchers and physicians in practical ways. One of the school's major assets is the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons, which was designed specifically for students and houses classrooms, student services divisions, the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center, as well as the Shiffman Medical Library.

As part of a leadership team dedicated to providing inclusive and accessible services and resources, the Director will craft and execute a vision to continue to strengthen the Library's value in this changing age of information management. S/he will harness the strengths of a highly talented staff through effective management, empowerment, inspiration, and leading by example. The Director will maximize resources provided for staffing, collections, services and special projects through sound judgement and strong financial acumen. Externally, the Director will be highly collaborative, complementing and broadening the work of the Wayne State University Libraries, across campus and within the greater University community, through building strong and productive partnerships.

The successful candidate will be a strong, resourceful leader with a vision of how the Shiffman Medical Library can continue to meet the evolving needs of its constituents and add value to the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and other responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure library services and resources support the educational, research, health care needs of the campus community;
  • Provide professional expertise, administrative leadership, and overall direction for the Library including strategic, financial and space planning;
  • Actively collaborates with campus and community stakeholders to identify opportunities, programs, and resources to maintain state-of-the-art services and identifies innovative technologies and solutions to address changing information needs;
  • Provides primary administrative leadership for all operational areas of the Library including allocation of financial resources and personnel;
  • Provides direct supervision to academic staff Represents the Library locally, regionally, and nationally.


  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association;
  • Significant experience in a medical or other health sciences library, including fiscal and personnel management responsibilities;
  • Proven ability to lead a team of professionals, promote team growth and foster development of team members;
  • Successful planning, implementing and evaluating of library services and programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain grant funding and raise funds;
  • Proven ability to lead and implement strategic initiatives;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collegially and effectively with diverse groups of administrative leaders, faculty and professional staff of academic and healthcare institutions;
  • The experience and disposition to work in the public sector and a unionized environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster local and regional collaborations and participate in national programs.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional graduate degree in an area related to medicine, pharmacy, or other health sciences.
Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Working Conditions
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. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The School of Medicine offers master's, M.D., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science and public health to nearly 400 students annually. The school's research emphasizes neurosciences, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, perinatology, cancer, cardiovascular disease including diabetes and obesity, and psychiatry and addiction research. Students and faculty collaborate and innovate with health care systems and community partners to reduce health disparities and improve - and save - residents' lives. The School of Medicine's location and partnerships with hospitals and clinics allow students to interact with patients and engage with physicians in a real-world setting. One of the school's major assets is the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons, which was designed specifically for students and houses classrooms, student services divisions, the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, a sophisticated patient simulation center and the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center.

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: WSU Covid-19 Website<https://wayne.edu/coronavirus>
Job Type : Full-Time
Job Category : Academic Administration

STEM and Social Science Librarian / Wayne State University

Wayne State University Libraries seeks a Social Sciences Librarian and a STEM Librarian to join our team! Both roles will serve as subject librarians with liaison duties to assigned departments, conduct reference and subject-specific instruction, and participate in collection development.

The successful candidates will have demonstrated subject knowledge, reference skills, knowledge of emerging issues in librarianship, and a commitment to collaboration. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Wayne State offers a highly competitive benefits package; annual salary minimum is $50,000 (negotiable based on experience). Wayne State is in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center, a vibrant and engaging location.

Positions open until filled.

Apply at jobs.wayne.edu and by searching for the posting numbers listed below:
Librarian I, Social Sciences: posting ID 045700 (review begins 12 November, 2021)
Librarian I, STEM: posting ID 045699 (review begins 5 November, 2021)

Reference Librarian (Digitization) / Library of Michigan

The Library of Michigan has a Reference Librarian (Digitization) position open for interested applicants:

Position: Librarian 9-P11
Salary: $1,755.20 - $2,644.80 Biweekly
Location: Lansing, MI
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Number: 3103-21-111 LH
Closing: 9/17/2021

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position performs on a regular basis professional librarian assignments and functions as an entry-level Reference Librarian specializing in workflow design and planning for digitization projects, digital archiving and curation of online content, and consulting on metadata design and creation for items being digitized in coordination with the Collections Librarian. This work will fit within the overall plan and scope of the Collections strategy of the Special Collections unit.

Posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/3221599/librarian-9-p11
Position Description: https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/LIBPD21111.pdf

Assistant/Associate Professor & Information Services and Liaison Librarian / University of Illinois at Chicago

The liaison position focuses on advocating for the needs of the College of Medicine, designing instructional materials, supporting research initiatives, and offering feedback on collection development decisions. There are many growth opportunities with this position and it is in a very supportive library department. Finally, as it is a faculty position, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to conduct research and scholarly work.

If you are interested in learning more and applying, please visit the COM Liaison Position on the UIC Jobs site. For fullest consideration, apply by June 11th, and the closure date is June 25th.

Associate Dean, School of Information Sciences, Wayne State University

Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean position in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information Sciences and the Wayne State University Library System (ULS), this is a unique leadership opportunity for an experienced, nationally recognized leader to help grow the School and to provide oversight for its academic programs. It is also an exciting time at Wayne State University, which is Michigan's premier urban research university located in the Cultural Center and Midtown—the epicenter of Detroit's renaissance. Wayne State University has a strong urban commitment and has 29,000 full and part-time students.

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Practicum Opportunities


Windsor Regional Hospital Health Science Library- just  minutes from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Practicum students will have an opportunity to work in a fast paced library environment in an acute care hospital serving the information needs of all of our health care staff.  Work functions may include cataloguing in a Z39.50 web based library system, reference, literature searches, interlibrary loans, consumer health web page link development and maintenance, and serials management.

For more information or to schedule a site visit to explore this opportunity contact Orien Duda, Coordinator at Orien.Duda@wrh.on.ca.

Orien Duda, Coordinator
Health Science Library
Windsor Regional Hospital
Phone: 519-254-5577 ext. 33178

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