Resident Librarian

Ann Arbor, MI
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Created: April 6, 2017


*How to Apply*

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should
be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should
address your specific interest in the position, your career aspirations and
any experience that directly relates to this position.

*Job Summary*

The University of Michigan Library Resident Program was created to support
our commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We are looking
for assistant librarian candidates who are interested in being exposed to
various areas of academic librarianship through a rotational program.
Selected candidates will experience three years of library work within
varied departments as well as engage in professional development and
mentorship. This holistic experience will provide a competitive advantage
in the search for a successive professional position. The U-M Library is a
part of the ACRL Diversity Alliance
<> supporting a broad-based library
residency program

The resident librarian is a three-year, nonrenewable term position at the
assistant librarian rank which will be tailored to reflect the successful
candidate’s professional interests and long-term career goals, and the
needs of the U-M Library. About 70% of the resident librarian’s time will
be spent working within the assigned area with the remainder of the time
spent in strategic professional development and mentoring, library and
campus experiences such as shadowing, committee and project work and
engagement with professional associations. Assigned functional areas may
change periodically based on the resident’s career objectives and the needs
of the library.

The first year will be devoted to acclimating the resident to U-M, the
Library, and to academic librarianship as a whole. Consequently, the
resident librarian will be assigned to a thematic area that crosses over a
variety of library areas and departments. Residents will be exposed to a
broad range of staff, operations, services, and functions related to each
selected thematic area. It is expected that candidates will bring a
commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to their work
within the selected themes. Possible themes may include, but are not
necessarily limited to curation, preservation, digital scholarship,
scholarly communication, learning and teaching, liaison librarianship,
impact and relevance, library administration, community outreach and
special collections.

The second and third years will include deeper exposure to various
departments and functions within the library and focus on a capstone
project. Throughout the experience, the resident librarian will participate
in strategic professional development, mentorship and engaged learning
which may include active involvement in committees, special projects and

The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in leadership in
academic librarianship, demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication,
demonstrate basic presentation skills, and possess the ability to be
flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments
<>, projects, and departments. In
addition, candidates are expected to be able to communicate and demonstrate
an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in


The resident librarian advances the Library’s mission to support, enhance,
and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of
the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by
collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record
of human knowledge. In fulfillment of this mission, the successful
candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:

- Perform assigned duties within assigned departments.
- Work with supervisors and mentors to determine a professional
development plan.
- Work with supervisors and mentors to engage in library, university and
community committees, initiatives, and projects as appropriate.
- Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and
initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic growth

*Required Qualifications**

- ALA-accredited master's degree or an equivalent combination of
relevant experience along with a relevant advanced degree.
- Ability to clearly articulate career objectives within librarianship.
- Exhibits an understanding and value of diversity and the importance of
inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the
differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an

*Desired Qualifications**

- Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship.

*Additional Information*

*Benefits, rank, salary*

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian rank. 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 range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000 per year for
the Assistant 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 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. One Resident
Librarian position will be filled. A second Resident Librarian position may
be filled pending budgetary approval.

*About the University of Michigan Library*

The U-M 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 U-M Library strives to develop and nurture the skills that will allow
us to manifest diversity as engagement, innovation, and above all, respect
for all individuals. These skills are vital to the library, which offers
its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire
U-M community and beyond. We seek out and celebrate diversity in all of its
forms, and more importantly, we embrace it as an organizational priority.
The library has a long history of actively engaging in diversity, equity,
inclusion and accessibility work, which is vital to the overall success of
an academic research library and the tenets of diversity are infused into
all aspects of our work.

The Library Human Resources office can be contacted at 734-764-2546 or

*U-M EEO/AA Statement*

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

How to apply


The Library Human Resources office can be contacted at 734-764-2546 or


Published: Thursday, April 6, 2017 18:29 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017 18:29 UTC