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This page was updated August 2, 2018

Health Professions Librarian

Central Michigan University seeks a 12-month, tenure-track faculty Reference Librarian / Health Professions Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor to join an energetic library team. The Health Professions Librarian reports to the Director of Library Research and Instruction Services. Serving about 23,000 students, Central Michigan University is a doctoral research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research.

Position Summary
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 bibliographic instruction to classes as requested. Teaches 1-credit library skills courses as assigned. Participates in collection development and serves as subject liaison for the academic disciplines of Athletic Training, Communication Disorders, Health Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physician Assistant, Physical Education and Sport, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant. Proactively communicates and collaborates with individuals inside and outside the library in order 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 includes weekend/evening hours.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must possess an MLS or equivalent degree from an 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 relevant experience or education in academic library reference and instruction, as well as subject expertise, degree, and/or experience in a health-related field. 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
Academic or health-related library experience.
Collection development experience.
Additional advanced degree, preferably in a health-related discipline

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Informationist/Medical Library / Western Michigan University School of Medicine Library

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Library is excited to be recruiting for an Informationist/Medical Librarian. As a newer medical school and, consequently, an all-digital medical library, we are part of many innovative research projects, co-author scholarship, and instructors in the medical education, informatics, and biomedical sciences programs. The library's operation is small, yet mighty, and we have daily access to senior leadership, faculty, residents and staff, and a front-row view of how a medical school works. Our medical student approval rating on the Independent Student Survey is 100%, and we're known for being the most helpful and nicest faculty in the medical school. We are leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers in our school and community. We are a team of informationists, librarians and a computer scientist that supports each other’s dreams, ideas, experiments, and professional successes. We believe in each other, and our department offers a nurturing environment where anything is possible if you can build it. Informatics, informationists, biomedical scientists, librarians, or those wanting a new adventure are encouraged to apply.

Job description & apply here (please include a cover letter):


Western Michigan University School of Medicine ( seeks a Informationist/Medical Librarian to provide library services to support teaching and learning, research productivity and patient care. Coordinates and administers the formal educational efforts of the Library including developing instructional materials, research guides, web tutorial and support services to guide WMed stakeholders through the world’s recorded knowledge. Provides instruction and consultation in bibliographic research methods, health literacy and ethical scholarship including avoidance of plagiarism and respect for copyright.


  • Instructs on effective searching and evaluation of results for biomedical databases, evidence-based clinical resources, and point-of-care tools.
  • Provides consultation on how to use and retrieve literature and effectively manage citations with bibliographic management tools.
  • Develops self-instruction programs for information literacy skills and assessment tools to gauge student learning.
  • Delivers library instruction using technology tools including course management system, mobile and tablet devices, screen casting and web conferencing.
  • Co-teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops.
  • Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library’s resources and services.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates information resources and integrates new technologies in delivery of health information services.
  • Supplies, organizes, and manages content on the Library’s web page and medical school media channels.
  • Participates on medical school committees to support teaching, research, and clinical care activities.
  • Ability to work occasional rotations for evening and weekend hours as scheduled.


  • Master’s degree required, preferably from a library or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the life or health sciences preferred.
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals credential preferred.
  • Skill in teaching adult learners.
  • Ability to create and deliver user-centered information literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with assessment tools to evaluate and guide Library strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice.
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through scholarly publications and service activities.
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2018 and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The inaugural medical student class graduated in May 2018 after completing the innovative, patient-centered four-year CLEAR curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers or tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and two laboratory research floors. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Medical Library Assistant / Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Medical Library

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine's Medical Library is seeking a Medical Library Assistant. The Medical Library Assistant provides support to the Medical Library faculty and staff, facilitates the aggregation and reporting of publication and usage data, assists in the day-to-day functional operations of the library, and acts as a first point of contact for the school, university, and community.

The Medical Library Assistant position is a full-time (40 hours/week) clerical/technical position with the following schedule:
Tue-Fri: 11am-8pm
Sat: 8am-5pm

For more information and to apply, please see

Director of Library and Academic Support Services / Henry Ford College, Dearborn




Practicum Opportunities


Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Health Sciences Library ,   Windsor - 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, Director at or 519-973-4411 x 3178.

Orien Duda, Director
Medical Library
Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital
Phone: 519-973-4411 ext. 3178

Metro Detroit

Marilyn Dow
Liaison, School of Dentistry & College of Health Professions
University of Detroit Mercy Dental Library
Phone: 313-494-6905

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