Library - Assistant/Associate Librarian (Liaison Librarian, Sciences)
Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI

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This position will serve as a liaison librarian to Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
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 growth of a library-wide scholarly communications program and assist in the development of instruction 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 profession, and institutional governance.
Applications from entry-level candidates will be considered.
This position may require some weekend and evening hours, and will be located at GVSU's Allendale, MI campus

Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions

Required Qualifications and Education

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; a strong commitment to public service.

Preferred Qualifications and Education

Background or demonstrated interest in the hard sciences or an undergraduate degree in one of the liaison areas served by this position; academic library experience; knowledge and/or experience with collection development and developing and delivering instructional programming; ability to learn and use new instructional technologies.

Job Classification/Range
(For Hourly Staff Only)

Salary Range
(For AP/Faculty Only)

Commensurate with experience



Date Position will Post to the Web


Application Deadline Info

Review begins December 10. 2012 and continues until position is filled

How To Apply

Click "Apply to this Posting". Include a cover letter, resume and list of three references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Job Category


Job Type

Full-Time 12 month

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