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A complete application requires applicants to upload all of the following documents as one PDF when applying:

1.     Cover letter

2.     Resume

3.     Names and contact information for three professional references; indicate professional relationship with each reference.

Who We Are

The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Scholarly Publishing Librarian to fulfill a central role in supporting and promoting access to the scholarly output of the University of Michigan Law School. This position is responsible for planning and managing various initiatives and programs related to promoting faculty scholarship, including the Law School Faculty Publications database and the University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

The University of Michigan Law School has 82 full-time and 57 part-time faculty, and approximately 1,000 J.D., 40 L.L.M., and 7 S.J.D. students. With over 1 million volumes, the Law Library has one of the world’s premier collections. The Law Library also has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of foreign, comparative, and international law materials. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.


Under the general direction of the Head of Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access, the Scholarly Publishing Librarian will have the following responsibilities:

Oversee the integration of the Faculty Publications database with the Law School website to ensure accurate and timely access to law faculty scholarship. 

Coordinate the Law School Faculty Publications project, including hiring, training and supervising graduate student research assistants.

·       Maintain an active awareness of the scholarly output of the Michigan Law faculty to better support their research activities and scholarship.

·       Monitor, evaluate, and implement emerging technologies for capturing and measuring scholarly impact.

·      Develop metrics, collect and analyze data, and prepare and present clear & relevant reports and presentations that document the use and outcomes of scholarly publishing and open access efforts within the MLaw community.

·       Administer, manage, and enhance the Law School Institutional Repository, as well as the Law School Research Paper series.

·       Build and maintain relationships with law faculty and students to promote the use of open access scholarly resources and highlight the library’s scholarly publishing services to the Law School community.

·       Create and lead education and outreach workshops related to scholarly publishing, open access, scholarly impact metrics, and author rights and data management.

·      Participate in unit and library-wide work, projects, and problem-solving, including as a member of committees or working groups, as assigned.

·       Fill in for other librarians and provide back-up supervision for unit functions during vacation and other absences, as needed.

·       Participate in the evening and weekend rotation at the reference desk.

·       Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

·       Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of information or library science.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of trends, resources, and services related to open access and scholarly publishing.

·       Familiarity with the full life cycle of scholarly publishing.

·       A strong service orientation.

·       Experience with repository platforms such as Digital Commons.

·       Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

·       Demonstrated ability to prioritize efficiently and solve problems effectively.

·       Creativity and adaptability in the face of multiple simultaneous demands.

·       Excellent and effective communication (oral and written), organizational, analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills.

·       Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends at the Information Desk on a rotating basis.

Desired Qualifications*

·       Several years of professional experience

·       Experience in an academic library

·       Experience with legal scholarship or law-related collections

·       Experience working with Drupal CMS

·       Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Office products

Underfill Statement

Underfill Statement:

This position may be filled at either the Senior. Associate Librarian level, Associate Librarian, or Assistant Librarian level, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Benefits:  In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and eligible family members, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous time off, retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year, many choices for comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.

Librarians at the University of Michigan hold academic appointments.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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