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Job Opportunity: Business Librarian: University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • 1.  Job Opportunity: Business Librarian: University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Posted 03-04-2022 15:23
    The Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has a current opening for a Business Librarian. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. Please see the link to the posting and how to apply: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/212095/business-librarian

    Job Title: Assistant Librarian

    Working Title: Business Librarian

    Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

    Closing date:  March 23, 2022

    Apply at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/212095/business-librarian

    Job Opening ID:  212095

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and currently enrolls just over 9,000 students. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located 10 miles west of downtown Detroit and 35 miles east of Ann Arbor. The campus is strategically located on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Region.


    This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of instructional librarians as Assistant Librarian faculty in the Mardigian Library on the UM-Dearborn campus. As a member of the library faculty within the Library Research Center, the chosen candidate will serve as a Business subject specialist and liaison between the library and  several departments within the College of Business (COB). 

    We invite applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates who will be receptive to and foster new ideas, work collaboratively with team members, and possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and planning and organization skills. Additional key attributes are the abilities to foster successful partnerships within the library and across university departments, to provide excellent services, and to demonstrate initiative and flexibility by adapting programs and services to support research, teaching and learning.

    The Business Librarian primarily supports teaching and research by providing library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach, including research data support and grant-writing assistance. The ideal candidate will possess a broad academic background and specific experience or interest in business. This position reports to the Head of the Library Research Center.


    Specific duties:

    • Develop and deliver online and in-person library instruction and research support services to the College of Business (COB) students and faculty (some evening and weekend assignments).

    • Partner with instructional faculty within the College to help students achieve learning outcomes such as information literacy, written communication, problem solving, creative thinking and integrative learning.

    • Participate in collection development activities in all areas of the College and related collection areas with the collection development team of the Mardigian Library.

    • Provide support to graduate and undergraduate students, learning communities, and co-curricular initiatives

    • Support scholarly publishing and research initiatives of faculty and students of the College of Business.

    • Active participation in professional organizations/scholarship, university and library committees as required for promotion.

    • Responsible for general reference, including walk-ins, virtual appointments, and reference chat shifts.

    • Develop instructional resources for physical and remote delivery of library instruction.

    • Provide outreach for library services, programming, and events.

    This position is open to early-career librarians. We welcome applications from candidates that meet our minimum requirements, and we encourage you to speak to your experience and knowledge, including in positions outside of libraries and tell us how it may connect to some of the preferred qualifications for this position.

    Required Qualifications 

    • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. 

    • Experience delivering in-person and online reference service.

    • Ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation within the library and among teaching faculty are essential.

    • Commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

    • Strong computer skills, including the ability to learn and use new tools as needed.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience in teaching and experience as an embedded librarian highly desired.

    • Knowledge and understanding of business information resources in an academic, special or public library setting

    • Experience developing instructional materials for use online.

    • Experience with online course management systems and other technology resources to teach, promote, and distribute resources.

    • Demonstrated knowledge and application of assessment techniques to student learning outcomes in instruction.

    • Grant writing experience.

    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 and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please apply with a single document that includes a cover letter and resume and three professional references.

    Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Joel Seewald
    Natural Sciences and Geography Librarian
    Mardigian Library
    University of Michigan-Dearborn