User Services Librarian - Tenure Track, Western Michigan University
The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the new position of User Services Librarian. This is a department lead for the User Services Department, which values positive, inclusive, and creative approaches to providing excellent user-centered services and programs for the WMU community.
The User Services Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Education and User Services and provides leadership for overall user experience, including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, computer support, and reference services. This position requires a wide range of professional responsibilities and activities, such as developing a philosophy and standards for service, engaging in assessment activities to measure and benchmark service effectiveness and quality, developing policies and procedures, and promoting library services to the campus community.
This position is responsible for leading service operations and staffing at WMU Libraries service desks during hours of operation, including nights and weekends. The position ensures efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction. Requires participation in departmental planning, attendance at department and library-wide meetings, committee membership, and other duties as assigned. The User Services Librarian is a fiscal year, tenure-track faculty position.
A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required. Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs 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: https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs
Application Deadline: Review of applications will beginOctober 30, 2017 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 www.wmich.edu/library.
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 25,000. 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.