Librarian I/II Continuing- Education Librarian

Job description

Librarian I/II Continuing- Education Librarian

Job no: 611406
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Libraries
Department: Libraries 10056536
Salary: 52000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Continuing System Academic Staff, Library/Museums/Archives
Working/Functional Title

Librarian I/II Continuing- Education Librarian

Position Summary

The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries invites candidates to bring fresh perspectives to our Education Librarian position. This librarian will be responsible for meeting the information needs of MSU students, faculty, and staff in the College of Education, a premier unit consistently ranked among national leaders. Responsibilities include college and departmental liaison, library instruction services, in-depth reference for MSU-affiliated users, and developing and maintaining relevant library collections, including the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection. This position reports to the Collections Coordinator for the Social Sciences.

Campus units found in the College of Education and the responsibility of this position include the Department of Teacher Education, the Department of Educational Administration, the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education, and the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Program (HALE). Liaison could potentially extend to other units reflecting interests and strengths of the candidate and the needs of the library.

Collection responsibilities are accomplished through awareness of campus teaching and research needs, selection of materials, and management of existing collections including migration to new formats and de-selection when warranted. We seek candidates with the aptitude and interest to grow in digital librarianship in relation to collection development.

The candidate also will participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Examples include, but are not limited to, reference, library instruction, outreach, collection management, cataloging, and digital scholarship. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must be creative, broadly focused, and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

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.

The MSU Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with others to grow our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at:

Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 5,700 faculty, 39,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.

Minimum $52,000. Salary commensurate with experience. MSU provides generous fringe benefits.

Required Degree

Masters -Library or Information Science

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 communication 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 collaboratively and independently;
  • Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment;
  • Capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.
Desired Qualifications
  • Background, interest, or coursework in education or related fields of the social sciences;
  • Academic library experience;
  • Post-secondary teaching experience;
  • Interest in current trends and issues in children’s and YA literature.
Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references.

Special Instructions

Minimum $52,000. Salary commensurate with experience. MSU provides generous fringe benefits.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references at MSU's Careers website.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 24, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 15, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 10/15/2019
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