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Job Summary

This position serves as the on-site manager of the Library program for the summer session and is responsible for day-to-day operations and the management and delivery of Library service at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS), Pellston, MI. Because of the Station’s distance from the Ann Arbor campus, the incumbent is directly supervised only during the opening and closing period at the beginning and end of the summer session, a total of approximately 8 days. Outside of these periods the supervising Librarian resides in Ann Arbor and is available by e-mail or phone.

Appointment is for 40 hours per week for 8.5 weeks, beginning June 21 and running through August 20, plus the three-day period from May 17-19, and additional training time in Ann Arbor as applicable.  Starting wage is $10/hr; the Biological Station will provide room and board at their expense during the incumbent’s tenure at the Station.



Under the direction of the supervising Librarian:

On-site management (20%)

Provide insights and recommendations regarding services and collections; identify, analyze, and report problems with collections, services, equipment, facilities, etc. to supervising Librarian or appropriate Station personnel; gather, maintain, and report all statistical data; work with supervising Librarian at opening and closing of camp; other duties as assigned.

Public service (60%)

Promote Library resources and services in a professional manner; process library-to-library and interlibrary loan requests; maintain course reserves for UMBS classes; update/maintain Web page; provide appropriate reference services to faculty and students, including referrals as needed; develop and provide user instruction in Mirlyn and other resources as appropriate; other duties as assigned.

Technical service (20%)

Analyze and pursue routine bibliographic problems; update Mirlyn records; prepare current journal issues for binding; maintain reprint file; other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications*

MLS or equivalent degree, or currently enrolled in an accredited degree program. Outstanding attitude toward public service.


Desired Qualifications*

Experience providing reference services in an academic setting

Biology degree or significant knowledge of the field

Experience providing computing support

Knowledge of field biological stations


U-M EEO/AA Statement

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