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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. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

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 Learning Programs and Initiatives team seeks an experienced learner-centered Digital Education Librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, higher education, and information literacy instruction in academic libraries.  The Digital Education Librarian will apply learning theories, design principles, and technology to create and maintain general and course-specific learning objects, modules and other library instruction materials for various courses and sessions.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.



The successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:
  • Create a repository of tutorials, exercises  and assessments that are accessible through course management and library systems in support of a comprehensive online learning plan.
  • Collaborate with library instructors, campus partners, library information technology staff, and coordinate efforts among library departments.
  • Design instruction sessions and modules using standard information literacy competencies and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Participate in the assessment of instruction practices and assess efforts around online learning, including leveraging learning analytics data to improve student learning. 
  • Join colleagues in teaching in-person classes.
  • Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with the theory and application of instructional design models.
  • Strong collaboration and project management skills.
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development.
  • Education, study, or experience in instructional design, education theory, or similar field of study.
  • Experience with web design and graphics.
  • Experience with design software such as Articulate Storyline or Camtasia.

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary 
Appointment is anticipated at the Associate or Senior 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 $55,000 - $63,000 per year for the Associate Librarian rank, and $60,000 - $72,000 for the Senior 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 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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