Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented early career librarian to join our team as Librarian-in-Residence. The Librarian-in-Residence will help us serve the University's mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. The University mission embodies 150 years of educational excellence and access. Its students, staff, and faculty are driven to transcend historical and divisive inequities in our society. The University's mission of access and proud culture of diversity requires a Librarian-in-Residence who embraces an environment of inclusion that extends beyond simple tolerance by leveraging the power of peoples' individual identities and various perspectives. WSULS aims to achieve its vision by focusing on four foundational pillars: student success and retention, digital publishing and scholarship, community engagement, and culture and people. The three-year residence program will provide relevant professional experience and positive mentorship to prepare a path for success in academic librarianship. The position aims to match the service and operational goals of WSULS with the professional interests of the Librarian-in-Residence. The program will provide well-structured opportunities to experience multiple areas of academic librarianship and will ensure enriching experiences overseen by mentors, program facilitators, and library leaders. As members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, we are committed to "increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups." The Librarian-in-Residence at WSULS will join a cohort of residents/fellows from over 50 other ACRL Diversity Alliance member institutions. RESPONSIBILITIES:By the conclusion of the three-year program, under the supervision of the WSULS Associate Dean, the Librarian-in-Residence will have:Participated in providing services that support the information and research needs of students, faculty, and other patrons at an academic institutionDelivered services, resources, and outreach activities that advance WSULS' missionExplored various roles in an academic library to see how different functional units interact and contribute to the library as a whole Cultivated the collaboration and communication skills necessary to work effectively in an academic libraryGained practical work experience and professional development opportunities Contributed to shaping the field of librarianship through research and scholarship, and possess the communication skills and perspective to contribute to discussions about professional practice Gained demonstrable knowledge related to ongoing relationships with users and be able to articulate appropriate strategies to support education and researchDemonstrated project and time management skills necessary to successfully manage complex projects Received specific professional development and training focused on beginning their professional careerGained the requisite experience and skills to compete for a position in an academic library
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; if degree is in progress at the time of application, must be completed by June 2020. Strong commitment to teaching and public serviceDemonstrated ability to build and sustain working relationships across roles, disciplines, and unitsAbility to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environmentEvident skills to analyze, organize, and present informationDemonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasksCapacity to work independently and as a team memberFamiliarity with current trends in library technology plus the ability to apply this knowledge in a work environmentPOSITION START DATE WILL BE SUMMER 2020BENEFITSIn addition to salary, the position provides 22 days of vacation and 22 days of sick leave per year, plus paid holidays. Wayne State's human resources benefits package includes health coverage options, retirement savings plans, tuition assistance, wellness rewards programs, and more. WSULS provides $1250 annually in professional development funds for this position. The Librarian-in-Residence will be represented by the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) Local 6075.
Internal Number: 76_207547
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.