Friday, January 18, 2008

Associate University Librarian for Public Services

The University of Michigan Library seeks an Associate University Librarian for Public Services (AUL for PS) to provide leadership for outstanding public service to the campus and wider community commensurate with the University of Michigan’s role as one of the finest institutions of learning in the world. The Library has a strong commitment to advancing scholarship as evident in the broad array of services, collections, and outreach initiatives currently offered. The recently launched Michigan Digitization Program ( creates an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University. The Field Librarian Program, which places librarians directly into the instruction and research environment with faculty and students, and our curriculum integration activities to integrate library resources into the campus course management system are two examples demonstrating ongoing service innovation. The AUL for PS joins the Library’s senior leadership team in an organization with a commitment to reconceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of discovery, and has a unique opportunity to lead in the creation of programs and services for the academic libraries of the future. Further information may be found at

· Directly responsible for leadership and direction of 19 libraries, with 9 direct reports and over 200 full time staff.
· Oversight for policy development, evaluation of and planning for public services, divisional communication and supervision, faculty relations, resource allocation and personnel actions, oversight of division budget, and other activities that maintain and enhance the provision of library services to the campus community.
· Promote collaborative and innovative outreach initiatives in support of research, teaching, and learning.
· To transform services, relationships, and facilities to meet changing needs of faculty and students in light of profound shifts in content, access, and technology.
· Recognizing that faculty and students need spaces that support their intellectual curiosity and facilitate critical inquiry, the AUL will take the lead in re-conceiving library facilities to better serve user needs.
· Represent the Library in state, regional, and national and public services forums.
· Work with administrative team on Library-wide administrative and development activities.

A minimum of ten years of substantial managerial and administrative experience in a large research library with an emphasis on public services and library management, or equivalent experiences, leading to the required knowledge and skills; demonstrated success in written and oral communication and strong interpersonal skills; strong analytical skills, budgeting and planning; knowledge and understanding of research library organization and interrelationship of divisions; sound grasp of current issues and trends facing research libraries including impact of research, outreach, and discovery services; proven leadership in the profession. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.

Final rank and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. As a professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates fully in faculty governance.

TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments

Send cover letter & resume to Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205 either by US Mail or email to (Call 734 764-2546 with questions or for further information.)

Review of applications will begin on 2/15/08 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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