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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 library is seeking a Mathematics and Statistics Librarian to act as the library’s communication, research, and information literacy partner for the mathematics and statistics faculty, staff and students. This position will develop strong connections with faculty, students, and librarian colleagues to integrate instruction, information, and data literacy into classes as well as to provide, assess and develop reference, information, research consultation, and instruction services. This position will work in partnership with collection coordinators to acquire resources to meet the curricular, research, and project needs in mathematics, statistics, and biostatistics scholar communities.

The library champions 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.

This position will report directly to the Head of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) team.

Responsibilities*

  • Serve as primary liaison between the Mathematics, Statistics, and Biostatistics departments and the university library, researchers, faculty, staff and students.

  • Provide research consultation and instruction to faculty, students, and the general public.  

  • Provide outreach and promote relevant services, collections, policies, and procedures through departmentally appropriate engagement methods.

  • Partner with faculty, other librarians, and library staff to integrate the library into relevant curricula and research environments.

  • Advise on collections resource needs and learning spaces related to Mathematics, Statistics, and Biostatistics and manage special projects in these areas.

  • Develop and maintain expertise on a range of library and eScience topics including scholarly communication and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.

  • Maintain an awareness of external trends and innovations in research services and publishing.

Required Qualifications*

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

  • Knowledge of the scholarly communication and research processes in science

  • Excellent oral, written and instructional skills

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a consultative environment, and demonstrate initiative and self-direction

  • Ability to respond effectively to multiple changing needs and priorities

  • 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*

  • BA/BS or higher degree in science, engineering, or mathematics; or equivalent combination of significant academic training and experience working in a science or engineering library

  • Knowledge of the scholarly communication and research processes in mathematics

Additional Information

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 $53,000 - $55,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank, and $62,000 - $64,000 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.

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.