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Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job no: 494112
Work type: Academic Administration
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-Library Instructional Support

Position Title:Director-LibraryDepartment:Library/Instructional SupportTerm of Assignment:ContinuingTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary:CompetitiveTravel:Less than 10%Brief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:Oversee all aspects of Olson Library, providing leadership and administrative guidance needed to support its mission to support scholarship, creativity, and civic engagement. Provide leadership and supervision of the academic functions within Library & Instructional Support, including faculty personnel matters, curriculum oversight, scholarship, professional development, and service. Work collaboratively within a shared governance, collective bargaining environment with staff, students, faculty, administration, and external community members. This is a campus-based position.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:Master's DegreeDiscipline / Degree Area:Library Science (ALA-accredited); History; or equivalent terminal degree in a related fieldRequired Specialized Training/Certifications: Required Minimum Work Experience:5 years of full-time higher education experience at the rank of Instructor or above (or equivalent experience at a higher education institution where rank is not granted)
5 years of professional experience in a library or archive
1 year of full-time supervisory experience or equivalent part-time experience
Experience with financial management and budgeting
Demonstrated record of degree attainment, professional scholarship, and service accomplishments sufficient to warrant appointment as a tenured Associate Professor or ProfessorKnowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Ability to articulate current and emerging issues and technologies in academic librarianship
Demonstrated progressive leadership, management, and supervisory responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and constituents
Knowledge of electronic resources, software applications, integrated library systems, and their roles in an academic library
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines.
Excellent problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to assess student learning outcomes or library/archives services/programs.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience working in library technical services.
Teaching experience, including instruction in the use of traditional and technological library or archives resources.
Experience in library or archive administration
Experience developing library or archive outreach programs or initiatives
Experience applying physical and digital accessibility standardsOtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV and unofficial transcripts.Contact Information:
Emera Bridger Wilson, Chair - [email protected]Equal Employment Opportunity:NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Mar 24 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 28 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

Working at NMU

Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

Have questions about working at Northern? Visit to learn more.

Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

Our other core values include community, rigor, environment, connection, opportunity and innovation.

The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
3) To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.
5) To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities.
6) To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.

There are many Northern Michigan University units and departments that work to cultivate diversity efforts. These departments include the President’s Office, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Enrichment, Multicultural Education and Resources Center, Center for Native American Studies, and International Programs.

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