(20200206) Instruction and Outreach Librarian - Western Michigan University

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Instruction & Outreach Librarian. This entry-level liaison librarian position will build collaborative partnerships between the libraries and social science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, primarily history, gender and women’s studies, and political science, plus other social sciences disciplines as assigned. Liaison librarians support Western Michigan University’s commitment to being a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by providing high-quality library instruction and research support to our diverse campus community.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in the Instruction & Outreach Department of the University Libraries and will report to the Associate Dean for Education and User Services. Primary areas of responsibility include teaching library skills and concepts to undergraduate and graduate students, developing in-person and online learning activities, developing library programs to support student and faculty research, providing in-person and online research consultations, and monitoring the collections for relevance to the assigned curricular areas. In support of our commitment to growth and development, the successful candidate will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record, including conference travel and time for scholarly activity. The University Libraries strongly encourages applications from candidates in underrepresented groups, multilingual candidates, and those with a passion for inclusion, accessibility, and related themes.  

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA is required. Applicants currently completing a master’s degree may be considered with proof that the degree has been received by the anticipated start date. 

Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

The position is a fiscal-year, tenure-track appointment and will be based on Western Michigan University’s main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2020.

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.

Direct link to posting: www.wmujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=57479

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Posted Date: 
02/06/2020 to 03/06/2020