Reference Librarian/Government Information Librarian (Tenure-track)
Central Michigan University 115 reviews - Mount Pleasant, MI

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Position Summary
Central Michigan University seeks an energetic Reference Librarian/Government Information Librarian to curate and develop the Libraries’ extensive print and digital government documents collections as well as broadly promote the use of government information resources. This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor. In order to obtain tenure, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity, publication, and professional service.

Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of Information Services, the Reference Librarian/Government Information Librarian has primary responsibility for providing consultation, reference, collection management, and instructional services to faculty, students, and community users of State of Michigan and federal government information in all formats. Consults with technical services staff on bibliographic control practices and maintenance of government information as required by the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Promotes government resources to the university community and beyond.

The Reference Librarian/Government Information Librarian also participates in general Reference Department activities, including bibliographic instruction, reference desk shifts, and research consultations. Teaches LIB 197, a one-credit information literacy course, and serves as a subject librarian for content areas determined in consultation with the Libraries’ Director of Collection Development. Participates in CMU Libraries’ programs and on committees. As a faculty member, engages in scholarly and/or creative activities and makes contributions toward university service.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must possess a master’s degree from a library and information studies program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent. Experience providing general reference assistance (pre- or post-master’s degree); demonstrated potential to provide effective library instruction; demonstrated knowledge of trends in library public services; knowledge of government publications; fluency in library and educational technologies; strong, demonstrated commitment to public services; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in teams; ability to contribute to service and outreach within the university and community; willingness to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends; potential to earn faculty tenure and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional advanced degree or equivalent. Professional experience working with federal or state government documents in an academic, public, or research library. Successful experience providing library instruction. Knowledge of FDLP guidelines. Evidence of ability to promote use of government resources and create collaborative relationships with individuals and groups external to the library. Collection development experience. Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

To Apply
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Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications begins April 15, 2013. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the Department
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About CMU
Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, Central Michigan University is one of the nation’s 100 largest public universities and the fourth largest in Michigan, with more than 21,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU offers academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including several in key areas of strength and emerging interest. CMU also has established a College of Medicine, which is actively recruiting students for its inaugural class that will start in the summer of 2013.

EEO Statement
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see .)

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