Position Head of Interlibrary Services, Subject Specialist for Canadian Studies & Military History and Librarian for International Teaching & Learning Initiative
Summary Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, this position administers the unit that provides interlibrary lending and borrowing for the MSU Libraries. This position is also responsible for administering the delivery program that fills requests for scans of articles to all MSU affiliates, delivery of books to MSU faculty offices, and provision of library materials to distance-learning students. In addition, this librarian is responsible for the purchase-on-demand and reserves programs. Responsibilities include hiring and supervising 10 staff who are members of various bargaining groups including the Administrative Professionals Staff Association, Administrative Professionals Association and Clerical Technical Union of MSU; collaborating with colleagues in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and MeLCat libraries to ensure that policies and IT systems that foster interlibrary services are appropriate and functioning properly; planning for future innovation in Interlibrary Services; compiling and analyzing data to ensure goals are met and to inform evidence-based decisions. As the Librarian for International Teaching & Learning Initiatives, this librarian teaches information literacy classes focusing on international students including classes in the College of Business focused on speakers of Mandarin. This librarian consults with faculty on the teaching of international students as needed. Approximately 15% of the time, this librarian will serve as the Subject Specialist for Canadian Studies and Military History. This includes selecting appropriate materials and maintaining collections in these areas as well as liaising with faculty and students in these areas to determine information needs, answer reference questions, and develop information literacy skills.
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.
Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.
Masters -Library or Information Science
Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited school. Minimum of two years of experience leading an interlibrary services unit in a large research library (member of the Association of Research Libraries). Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking and experience managing, motivating and leading staff. Experience supervising unionized staff. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the ILLiad and RapidILL interlibrary loan software and the Sierra integrated library system. Strong analytical and project management skills with an ability to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high-pressure public-service setting with a commitment to delivering high quality service. Knowledge of copyright and fair use guidelines as are applicable to an interlibrary loan setting. Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy principles to students, including international students. Demonstrated experience as a library subject specialist and liaison. Excellent oral and written communication skills; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity to engage independently in continuing professional development.
Demonstrated knowledge of the MeLCat Resource sharing system. Experience working with library consortia. Experience selecting materials in the areas of Canadian Studies and Military Science. Education in the areas of Canadian Studies and/or Military Science. Experience selecting materials using the GOBI ordering software. Experience managing library approval plans. Experience with course management software such as Desire To Learn. Mandarin language proficiency.
Required Application Materials
Names, addresses and email addresses of three references
Minimum $52,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references through the MSU careers page.
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