Data Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor

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Created: January 12, 2018


Western Michigan University Libraries seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Data Librarian.

The Data Librarian collaborates across the WMU community to develop and provide coordinated support for data management and curation that is responsive to local needs. This position provides consultation and reference services on finding and using data, builds awareness and support for managing data and educates the community on best practices for data use, collection, management and preservation. This position also manages the WMU Libraries Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) collection and selection profile.

The position is part of the Research Services Department responsible for curation, preservation, and promotion of specialized collections, planning and executing digital projects, and providing research and educational services in support of specific program areas. The position will participate in library-wide activities and committees and may also supervise staff.

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required.

Please visit for further information regarding the position and application procedures.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: Flexible

Procedures:  A cover letter, vita, and list of references must be submitted online to WMU's career and job posting website:

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

University Libraries: With more than 1.5 million total titles, and almost 500 databases, Western Michigan University Libraries is the fourth largest university library system in Michigan and among the top 100 in the country with active instructional and collection development programs.  The WMU Libraries are housed at four locations:  Dwight B. Waldo Library (Main), the Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center, the Gary and Rita Swain Education Library, and the Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library. Further information concerning the University Libraries can be obtained at

Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 23,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 15:24 UTC

Last updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 15:24 UTC