Librarian I, Libraries

East Lansing, MI
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5058

Internal Posting Date: 03-07-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-05-2017

External Closing Date: 04-05-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Librarian I

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Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: Libraries

Primary Department: 10056536 LIBRARIES

Position Employee Group: Continuing System Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Continuing System Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum $52,000

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Position Summary: Science Librarian, Librarian I

Reporting to the Coordinator for Science Collections, this librarian will proactively liaise with the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE). The librarian will provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services and resources in chemistry and CMSE. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, reference service, library instruction, the creation of subject-specific research guides, chemical structure searching, collection management and working with other science librarians to meet the needs of CMSE. The librarian will also develop an understanding of the data needs of various science colleges and departments, including but not limited to chemistry and CMSE, and will work with data librarians to meet the data management, curation and visualization needs of these populations. This librarian will also collaborate with other science librarians in providing library instruction to general and interdisciplinary science students. The successful candidate must be broadly focused, adventurous and willing to expand their range of liaison responsibilities as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.

Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 5,500 faculty, 39,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students and staff; ability to work both collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to engaging in scholarly activity consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment independently pursue continuing professional development.

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Desired Qualifications: Educational background in the sciences or chemistry, or experience serving sciences or chemistry related populations. Educational background, experience, or interest in data management/curation/visualization.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Learning Philosophy
Work/Writing Sample
Research Interests
Research Funding

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Minimum $52,000; Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, CV/resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Mathias Schueller/Administrative Assistant/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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