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Biomedical Engineering Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Libraries in Ann Arbor seeks a Biomedical Engineering Librarian to cultivate mission-driven partnerships with the U-M Biomedical Engineering community.

For a complete position description and application instructions, see:

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Associate Librarian rank and candidates applying by July 1 will receive first consideration.
The Biomedical Engineering librarian works to advance the services, initiatives, partnerships, and strategic agenda designed to advance the institution's research enterprise. The individual will engage and collaborate with faculty, researchers, and students primarily affiliated with the university’s biomedical engineering communities. The College of Engineering, along with the health sciences schools, and relevant STEM programs will comprise the primary communities served by this position. The position is aligned in the library’s HS-STEM division, which is the organizational home for Taubman Health Sciences Library informationists, Shapiro Science Library librarians, and engineering librarians located at the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library within the University of Michigan Library.

This position will report directly to the Engineering Lead Librarian and is based in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. The librarian in this role will collaborate with community members across multiple campus locations.

Primary liaison responsibilities will be to the Biomedical Engineering department, which is a joint department between the College of Engineering and Michigan Medical School. An additional liaison assignment with an engineering disciplinary community may be assigned depending on interest and expertise of the candidate.


  • Cultivates new models of engagement and builds partnerships between the library and academic, clinical, and research biomedical engineering communities.
  • Develops and promotes new value-added library services, resources, and programs to advance biomedical engineering research, education, and practice.
  • Provides effective and innovative instruction and consultation on the use of information resources and research practices.
  • Provides consultations to biomedical engineering faculty, researchers, and students at each stage of the research life cycle, on topics such as research data management, scholarly publishing, grant development, and research integrity.
  • Partners with faculty by actively contributing to research proposals and projects, curriculum development and delivery, and evidence-based decision making.
  • Monitors biomedical research landscape to evaluate and recommend information sources, specialized technologies, and tools to meet the research needs of the biomedical engineering community.
  • Participates in relevant continuing education opportunities in both librarianship and biomedical engineering disciplines and practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or graduate STEM degree.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with biomedical engineering, engineering, life sciences, or medical arenas in an academic or research environment.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and academic publishing practices in engineering, life sciences, or medicine.
  • Evidence of skills needed to foster new connections and build relationships to advance the goals of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A).

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of literatures, research methods, and data management best practices in biomedical engineering.
  • Relevant work experience in an academic library, or in a role providing professional outreach and service.
  • Experience developing and delivering student-centered instruction.
  • Experience with expert searching including systematic reviews.

Additional Information
Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Senior Associate Librarian rank. Salary and rank are dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the Library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.

The target salary ranges for the position are $55,000 - $62,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank, $62,000 - $68,000 per year for the Associate Librarian rank and $68,000 - $75,000 per year for the Senior Associate Librarian rank. The salary offered will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options are available.

Candidates that apply by July 1, 2019 will receive first consideration.

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

Our librarians and informationists are a diverse group of information professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds who share a commitment to leadership in STEM and health sciences librarianship, to engagement in our communities of learning and practice, and to excellence in our work. We invite collaborative, enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our team. The successful candidate in this new position will foster library collaborations in the biomedical engineering enterprise to advance the work of STEM and health sciences researchers, educators, students, and staff. Candidates possessing specialized experience or education related to biomedical engineering will receive special consideration.

We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we empower all employees to actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.
The University of Michigan Library welcomes and provides accommodations for individuals whose needs fall under the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please let us know if you request any accommodations.

Associate Director for Public Services, University of Michigan-Dearborn

We are looking for an Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Mardigian Library. If you are interested, please see the posting at UM Careers  Search for job posting 171828  (Keyword search box).

Learning Resources Technician, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak Campus

Please share an opportunity to work at the Royal Oak campus library at Oakland Community College.

Job Details
Title: PT - Learning Resources Technician
Job Group: Classified
Location: Royal Oak Campus
Regional Worksite Location: Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, & Southfield
Division: Learning Resources
Discipline: Libraries
Posting Date: 04/22/2019
Application Deadline: 05/10/2019
Days: Monday-Thursday
Hours: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Salary Range: $20.11

Summary of Purpose:
Perform complex clerical and technical duties in support of the functions of the libraries. The employee is expected to work in a multi-cultural diverse working environment.


  1. Search, input and update online records including bibliographic, patron, reserve and interlibrary loan records following a standard format. Assist with library services platform record maintenance.
  2. Verify interlibrary loan requests and locate local holding libraries. Maintain accurate interlibrary loan reports, files and statistics for interlibrary loans.
  3. Assist library faculty, as needed, in answering library user questions, including complaints or concerns, making appropriate referrals and assuming responsibility for operation of the public rooms.
  4. Maintain course reserves and periodical holdings information in the library services platform.
  5. Prepare library materials for shelving and circulation. Organize and conduct inventory projects. Resolve shelving conflicts and errors. Maintain correct shelving order for library materials.
  6. Provide clerical support for the libraries, including ordering supplies, reporting and tracking equipment problems and scheduling and billing for library services.
  7. Prepare computerized and manual reports (e.g. Alma Analytics, public service statistics) for the purpose of providing documentation and information to others.
  8. Train and direct college student personnel with appropriate approval.
  9. May be required to work additional hours.
  10. Performs related tasks as assigned.


  1. Provide circulation, interlibrary loan and reserve desk services to on-campus and remote users. Negotiate fines, collect money, and transfer funds to campus business office. Review policies and serve as first-line troubleshooter for related patron problems. Make appropriate referrals.
  2. Help patrons locate library material and provide assistance for use of systems and equipment. Coordinate the search process for missing library materials.
  3. Assist librarian with bibliographies, instructional materials and background collection development activities.
  4. Process and maintain the government documents depository collection from the Federal Depository Library Program by dating, affixing document numbers, shelving and updating and discarding records in the online library catalog.
  5. Maintain loose-leaf services. Collect, prepare and process library materials for the bindery. Review damaged library materials and handle basic repairs.
  6. Create tutorials and documents procedures for the ILS and related applications. Conduct workshops, as needed.
  7. Assist with the tracking and resolution of problems/issues related to automated library systems and library services platform.
  8. Attend meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. as required for the purpose of conveying and/or   gathering information required to perform functions. 

Library Systems:

  1. Perform copy cataloging in all formats using national and local standards and practices. Prepare materials for physical processing.
  2. Organize and oversee library services platform projects within the department and across the libraries.
  3. Handle OCC’s contributions to collaborative lists of serial holdings. Collect, input and update data for update serial lists for the campus libraries.
  4. Assist configuring and maintaining library services platform to enable data exchange.
  5. Serve as a resource to answer inquiries about bibliographic and holding records.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • An earned Associate Degree or higher in Library Science
    Any Associate degree or higher with 16 college credit hours in Library Science
  • Successful completion of Clerical Skills Battery (Language Arts, Math and Microsoft Office – Word and Excel)
  • Computer keyboard proficiency: 35 wpm
  • Minimum Two (2) years experience in a library setting
  • Demonstrated customer service experience

To be considered all applicants must complete and submit an on-line application and upload a current resume.

NOTE: All information requested must be submitted to evaluate your qualifications.  Failure to submit all required documentation as listed on the job posting will eliminate an applicant from further consideration.

Required Documents Message:

User Services & FYE Librarian UM-Dearborn Mardigian Library

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has an exciting job opportunity for an Assistant Librarian at the Mardigian Library. The chosen candidate will work with a dynamic team to manage the operation of the single service Library Info Desk at the Mardigian Library, including student hiring and training to provide first tier research assistance, live chat, and circulation services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The successful candidate will also serve as a member of the library faculty, developing and implementing innovative programming to engage students with the library. The incumbent will also partner with instructional faculty and other campus departments to help students achieve basic library skill competency, promote library services, and foster positive relationships and support student success.

This is a limited term, two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal

To apply, please see

Medical Library Technology Specialist, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine's (OUWB) Medical Library is seeking a Medical Library Technology Specialist who is responsible for collaboratively developing and managing the systems, interfaces, and data with which the library’s users access information and services in a variety of formats. This position provides assistance in application installation, configuration, management and development for the library’s Red Hat based infrastructure, assists in testing, implementing, customizing and managing various library technologies, and operates as a liaison between the Medical Library and other on-campus technology groups.

This is a full time administrative-professional position. For more information and to apply, please go to:

First consideration will be given to those who apply by March 29, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at as chair of the search committee.

Electronic Resources Librarian / University of Toledo, Ohio

Why The University of Toledo?

As the successful candidate, you will be joining the third largest public university in the state and with its many professional programs one of the more comprehensive institutions of higher education in the country. The university is also recognized for its leadership in distance and online education, its open access to students of underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds, and its large international population. Accordingly, the University Libraries encourages and supports diversity, innovation, and professional growth among its staff. As Electronic Resources Librarian, you will play a key role in the success of constituents across the university’s two campuses and beyond in a variety of fields and disciplines – from helping to further Lake Erie research to supporting patient healthcare to broadening the humanities offerings for faculty and students at the Toledo Museum of Art to contributing to undergraduate student success. As a university faculty member, your opportunities for campus and professional service and community engagement are abundant.

Position type and salary: Twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty represented by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Applicants are expected to show potential in professional and scholarly achievement and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor with a minimum $66,000 starting salary, depending on qualifications and experience.

Toledo combines a mid-sized cost of living with easy access to the recreational amenities and diverse cultural offerings typical of a much larger metro area. Learn more about this position, our institution, and how to apply at: . Applications received by March 22, 2019 will receive first consideration.

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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.

More information online at:

Position: Part-time Librarian, Novi Campus of Walsh College (with periodic Troy Campus coverage)
20 – 25 hours/week
Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 – 10:30 pm and Saturday or Sunday day shift

Reports to: Director, Library

FLSA: Non-exempt

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services, online searching and individual instruction to patrons.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining library research guides (LibGuides).
  • Keep current with library databases, search features and general reference sources.
  • Create online tutorials.
  • Develop and deliver library related presentations, as requested
  • Provide assistance at the Circulation Desk.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • ExLibris Primo/Alma experience required.
  • Strong track record of patron service required.
  • Proficiency with online databases, Internet searches, and library related technology required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Ability to develop and deliver library based instruction in the classroom, to small groups, and individuals that are appropriate to the learner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of business collection a plus.
  • Camtasia or Captivate knowledge preferred.
  • Must be available to evenings and weekends (see schedule above).
  • Must be able to work at Novi and Troy campuses.

To Apply: Submit resume with salary requirement to the Walsh College HR Office at: (Please indicate position in subject line)
Posted: January 8, 2019

Senior Informationist / Medical Librarian Team Leader, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Senior Informationist/Medical Librarian Team Leader.

The team leader is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the digital library and 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. The team leader will represent the library in the Chair’s absence.


  • Support and assist Chair in managing the day-to-day operations of the digital library. Provide general supervision and support to library staff and community faculty librarians to ensure departmental goals and objectives are attained.
  • Co-teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction, electives, and workshops in undergraduate and graduate medical education.
  • 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.
  • Delivers library instruction using technology tools including course management system, mobile and tablet devices, screen casting and web conferencing.
  • 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.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Five (5) years of professional-level academic and/or health sciences experience with a strong service orientation.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with medical vocabulary preferred.
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals credential preferred.
  • Ability to deliver expert literature search services for systematic reviews and other research projects.
  • Strong administrative, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills that encourage teamwork.
  • Experience in the area of foundational evidence-based practice ethology and skills.

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 and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension 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 is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of 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 has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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 two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core 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. 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.

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Learning and Research Support Librarian (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology), Wayne State University, Detroit

The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Learning and Research Support Librarian to support departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They will establish effective communication channels within assigned departments and will identify and advance the learning, teaching, and research needs of WSU students, faculty, and staff. The full breadth of the Learning and Research Support Librarian's responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.

Please refer to to apply for the position. Further details about the position are available at the WSULS Employment Opportunities page For additional information regarding this position, please contact Katrina Rouan, Learning and Research Support Librarian Search Committee Chair via email,

Assistant Professor, Digital Strategies Librarian, Oakland University (Rochester, MI)

Oakland University’s Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership for the Library’s digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment.

In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies Librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities
  • Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments
  • Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas
  • Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility
  • Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes
  • Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations
  • Participating in library, university, and professional service activities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


On-Call Librarian, Schoolcraft College, Livonia

Schoolcraft College Livonia, Michigan

Job Title On-Call Librarian

Job Summary

Job Duties Responsible for facilitating the flow of information to library users, including:

  1. Provide orientations and tours to classes, faculty students, and other individuals and groups upon request.
  2. Create information library publications for distribution to library users, including leaflets, handouts, and electronic newsletters.
  3. Serving assigned nights and weekends as specified in the posting under which the person was employed.

Service during a major portion of each week as reference Librarian, including:

  1. Responsible for library operations when the only Librarian on duty.
  2. Assist users in locating information needed to write papers, do presentations, give speeches, and be successful in classes.
  3. Instruct users on how to locate books, periodicals and other library resources.
  4. Advise users on how to access needed resources in other area libraries/institutions.

Participation in professional activities, including:

  1. Attend and participate in scheduled departmental and divisional meetings during assigned hours.
  2. Participate in pertinent growth activities.

Performance of other professional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. 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.
  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with faculty, students and administrative personnel.
  4. Online library system experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Salary $24/hour
Work Hours 8-10 hours/week; flexible
Posting Number ACO106P
Open Date 08/14/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants A current Cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript will be required at the end of the application process. Failure to upload required documents will result in an incomplete application.

Supplemental Questions
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Transcript 1



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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