The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Digital & Scholarly Initiatives Librarian to join our highly engaged and collaborative team of librarians dedicated to providing excellent and innovative services to law faculty and students.
The University of Michigan Law School has 82 full-time and 57 part-time faculty, and over 1,000 students. With over 1 million volumes, the Law Library has one of the world’s premier collections. The Law Library also has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of foreign, comparative, and international law materials. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.
Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Head of Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access, the Digital & Scholarly Initiatives Librarian will have the following responsibilities:
Monitor and evaluate technological innovations; assess and make recommendations regarding Library adoption and use of technology; and coordinate access to, implementation of, and staff education for electronic tools.
Coordinate the Law School Faculty Publications project and website, including hiring, training and supervising student research assistants.
Administer, coordinate, and manage work on the Law School Institutional Repository, as well as the Law School Research / Working Paper series.
Maintain and troubleshoot a variety of library systems, software, and services (e.g., Microsoft Access, ILLiad, LibApps, Innovative Interfaces Library Management System, and scanning software).
Participate in unit and Library-wide work, projects, and problem-solving, including as a member of committees and work groups, as assigned.
Use strategic technical thinking to help implement new technologies and services or to improve those already in use.
Work with Head of Reference & Research Services to design legal technology workshops for law students, and participate in teaching sessions.
Participate in outreach efforts to law students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Fill in for other librarians and provide back-up supervision for unit functions during vacations and other absences, as needed.
Participate in the evening and weekend rotation at the reference desk.
May be assigned other duties.
Salary: Minimum $60,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications; support for conference attendance; and a very competitive benefits package. Librarians at the University of Michigan hold academic appointments. This position can be filled at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Senior Associate Librarian level, dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Available: Applications accepted until August 30, 2019. Applications considered upon receipt.
A complete application requires applicants to upload all of the following documents as one PDF when applying:
Names and contact information for three professional references; you must indicate the nature of your professional relationship with each reference.