The 2012 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award recipient, Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks energetic and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. This tenure-track position, located at in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, on GVSU's Grand Rapids campus, serves the university's growing undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and is a 12-month appointment. An ALA-accredited MLIS, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a strong commitment to public service are required for this position.
Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, collection management, and outreach in their assigned areas. They also offer consultation, and instruction services tailored to the needs of students and faculty in liaison departments. The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a library-wide scholarly communications program and assist in the development of instruction, reference and liaison services. They will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the GVSU campus mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.
GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty. They must possess the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution, and institutional governance.
Applications from entry-level candidates with the appropriate background will be considered. Qualified applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Salary range is commensurate with experience. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.
A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at www.gvsujobs.org. Review of applications begins Monday, February 20, 2012. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.