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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. In the cover letter, please explain your interest in working in a health sciences library, and provide specific and meaningful examples of your traits, skills and experiences that directly relate to the job summary, responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Summary

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.

 

The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) delivers innovative and high-quality information services to the University of Michigan's health sciences schools, basic and clinical research programs, and to Michigan Medicine, the University’s health system. THL informationists are a diverse group of information professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds who share a commitment to leadership in health sciences librarianship, to engagement in our communities of learning and practice, and to excellence in our work. We invite collaborative, enthusiastic, self-motivated early-career individuals who can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our team. The successful candidate(s) will gain domain knowledge in biomedical sciences and information resources and use this to advance the work of health sciences researchers, educators, students and staff.

 

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.

Responsibilities*

Provide information services and resources as a valued partner in the health sciences community (90%)

 

Sample activities include:

  • Partner with informationists and library staff to integrate the library into health sciences curricular, research, and clinical enterprises.

  • Partner with faculty by actively contributing to research proposals and projects, curriculum development and delivery, and evidence-based clinical decision making.

  • Partner with students in their learning and research activities.

  • Develop and introduce new services and programs to further the mission of the University in research, education, and patient care.

  • Promote awareness of  library services and collections to advance education, research, and patient care.

  • Represent the Taubman Health Sciences Library on appropriate University Library and University committees.

Grow and develop as a professional (10%)

 

  • Participate in relevant continuing education opportunities in both librarianship and health sciences disciplines or practices.

  • Participate in regional and national library and health sciences professional organizations and associations.

Required Qualifications*

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility

  • Evidence of skills needed to foster new connections and build relationships to advance the goals of a team

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously and effectively manage several complex projects

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary
 

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank. Salary and rank 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 this position are $50,000 - $55,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank and $55,000 - $60,000 per year for the Associate Librarian rank. The actual salary offered may vary 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.