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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 Digital Pedagogy Librarian contributes to the evolving digital scholarship and consultation programs. Our development of digital scholarship and consultation services is part our strategy to reshape services and spaces to meet the future needs of a student population and faculty whose demands are shifting in an increasingly digital era.

The Digital Pedagogy Librarian partners with students, faculty, staff, and librarians to enhance learning, teaching, and scholarship through application of new technologies and emerging digital research methods across disciplines, as well as critical engagement with library collections and data. The Digital Pedagogy Librarian consults and teaches in-person, online, and in hybrid learning environments to enhance exploration, creation, and the sharing of scholarly work in our community. The Digital Pedagogy Librarian may provide functional supervision of student employees.

The University of Michigan 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.



  • Provides leadership for the library’s critical engagement with new and established technologies that impact discovery and inquiry, research workflows and productivity, and engagement with library collections and data.

  • In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Librarian and other campus partners, develops programs and designs services supporting digital scholarship and digital pedagogy across disciplines to promote next-century literacies, connect library resources and expertise to campus learning, and empower researchers, scholars, and learners.

  • Leads the continued development of the library’s services related to citation management in collaboration with other subject and functional specialists

  • Contributes to program development around ScholarSpace, including the coordination and promotion of workshops and events.

  • Promotes inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to accessibility in the development and delivery of services and programs.

  • Participates in ongoing learning and professional development relevant to position responsibilities and areas of interest.

  • Serves as service lead for the library’s use of Omeka in collaboration with others

  • Advances the mission of the library through participation in committees and initiatives.

Required Qualifications*

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

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team to solve complex problems.

  • Demonstrated interest in designing and delivering digital scholarship services in an academic library setting.

  • Experience using or teaching citation management tools such as Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks, or other similar products.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Omeka, OCR software, and/or text mining methods and techniques.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and universal design.

  • Experience designing and delivering digital scholarship services in an academic library setting.

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant 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 $56,000 - $66,000 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 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.