Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Learning and Research Support Librarian to advance the University's mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. Our mission of access and proud culture of diversity demands a Learning and Research Support Librarian who embraces an environment of inclusion that extends beyond simple tolerance by leveraging the power of peoples' individual identities and diverse perspectives.Position Summary:The Learning and Research Support Librarian will support the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where declared STEM majors have increased over the past 5 years by nearly 50%. The full breadth of the Learning and Research Support Librarian's responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.This position requires a passion for advancing student success, a positive, "can-do" attitude, and a combination of skills and professional confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, reference, and research and scholarly communication support within the WSULS. We seek candidates who are invested not only in the future of librarianship but also in building a culture that will establish the WSULS as an example research library of the future. The successful candidate will be an innovative designer of library solutions within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must also be knowledgeable of current library and scholarly information trends and practices and possess the ability to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the WSU community.Reporting to the WSULS Assistant Dean, the responsibilities of the Learning and Research Support Librarian include:Establish and maintain effective communication channels to identify and advance the learning, teaching, and research needs of WSU students, faculty, and staff.Provide quality teaching and research-focused information services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology.Collaborate with other subject librarians and university staff to provide effective instruction, student success programming, and reference services to WSU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.Advance WSULS digital publishing and scholarship initiatives by providing support for scholarly research workflows, including scholarly communication, copyright, and research data management.Participate in cross-functional teams and system-wide work relating to the WSULS strategic pillars of Student Success and Retention, Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Organizational Development (Culture and People).Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will enhance STEM support at WSU and advance the WSULS strategic pillars of Student Success and Retention, Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Organizational Development (Culture and People).This position is an Employment Security Status track appointment.
Qualifications: Experience and Qualifications:Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; strong commitment to teaching and public service; ability to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment; ability to effectively analyze, organize, and present information; demonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasks; capacity to work independently and as a team member; familiarity with current library trends and technology and the ability to apply this knowledge to local situations.The starting salary range for a Librarian I is $46,397, Librarian II $50,743, and Librarian III $55,900. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 76_205850
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.