Friday, April 4, 2008

Women's Studies Librarian

The University of Michigan Library seeks a Women’s Studies Librarian to provide support to the Women’s Studies Department and to the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The librarian works within the academic departments and develops highly interactive services relationships with their constituents, as well as assisting the Library in collection development, reference, and instructional services.

As a member of the Graduate Library Reference Department, this position offers the opportunity to be part of a collegial, dynamic, and creative team of advanced subject specialists highly committed to public services and the values of scholarly knowledge exchange. The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, with a collection over three million volumes, serves the research needs of scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences.
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.

Further information about the University Library and community may be found at

Working directly with faculty and research scientists in the Women’s Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and under the direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction, the successful candidate will assume these responsibilities:

· Provide support to the Women’s Studies Department and to the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
· Provide leadership for collection development in the interdisciplinary areas of women and gender studies, sexuality studies, and the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality.
· Provide research consultation for faculty and students in the Women’s Studies Department and to the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
· Provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, and credit courses designed to foster the effective use of subject-resources and the effective application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship.
· Participate in grant writing activities to support the research of faculty and research scientists.
· Provide direct reference assistance to users at the Graduate Library Information Center or via virtual reference services.
· Collaborate on special projects, participating in long-term planning and service assessment, and serving on committees and task forces.

· ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience in a discipline significantly engaged in examining critical issues in the area of gender studies.
· Subject knowledge of the methodologies, and information resources relevant to research and study around questions informing the lives of women, and issues related to gender and sexuality research across multiple disciplines.
· Knowledge of information tools and resources relevant to research in the humanities, social sciences, and medical fields.
· Experience and interest in the application of technology to research and teaching along with a strong commitment to public services to a diverse community.

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 May 9, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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