Liaison Librarian

Allendale, MI
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Created: March 19, 2018


12-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Librarian (LIAISON LIBRARIAN)


Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks inclusive, user-oriented, and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. The incumbent will partner with undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics, and Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). These departments are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach in their assigned areas.  They offer consultations for instructional and research services tailored to the needs of diverse students and faculty in liaison departments. They will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the liberal education mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.

This is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position reports to the Head of Liberal Arts Programs and is located on GVSU’s Allendale campus. GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty; as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion and tenure, are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, and contribute service to the institution, including faculty governance.


Required Qualifications: Master of Information and/or Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; strong commitment to public service.

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics; knowledge with collection development; experience developing and delivering instructional programming; experience using and teaching research databases; ability to learn and use new instructional technologies.


A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Please submit a current CV or resume, cover letter and list of three professional references when applying.  Application deadline is on April 13, 2018. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

Grand Valley State University Libraries is a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues. For more information visit our FAQ:



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Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:31 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:31 UTC