Monday, November 26, 2007

Instructional Technology Librarian

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library of the University of Michigan seeks a creative, client-centered Instructional Technology Librarian to help the University community incorporate technology and digital information resources effectively into teaching, learning, and research. The librarian will help provide leadership for service and instructional program innovation, and provide direct instruction and consultation for students, faculty, and staff.

Centered in the Knowledge Navigation Center (KNC), the Instructional Technology Librarian also participates in a wide range of established and developing instruction programs. The Knowledge Navigation Center and the Faculty Exploratory are two of several Library consultation and instructional facilities designed to assist the campus in understanding and applying new technologies. The librarian also assists with management of the instructional technology facilities, including primary oversight for hiring, supervising and training hourly staff. As a member of the Graduate Library Reference staff, the Instructional Technology Librarian provides reference service at the central Reference and Information Center and through the Library's virtual information service. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to support the University community through innovative program development, effective teaching, and outstanding public service.

The librarian will join a dynamic, collegial team and will work in a collaborative and supportive environment. Successful candidates are expected to combine expert teaching, a wide range of service-oriented activities including reference services, and innovative technology application while working with a diverse population of faculty and students.

The University of Michigan Library is well known for leadership in library services, including the recently launched Michigan Digitization Program (, creating an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University.

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. The university is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.

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Required Qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience; prior experience teaching technology use and application and excellent teaching skills; outstanding commitment and ability to help patrons at a variety of levels with technology design and experimentation; knowledge of web authoring and design, digital imaging and software; experience working in an academic or research library, or in a research environment; excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Rank, Salary, and Leave:
Rank is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. Final rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. As a professional appointment in the UM Library, this position offers opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates in faculty governance.

Benefits: TIAA/CREF or Fidelity Investments; 24 vacation days a year, a generous benefits package.

To Apply: Send cover letter and copy of résumé to Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205 or email to: Contact (734) 764-2546 for further information.

Deadline: Application review will begin on 1/1/2008 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer

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