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Librarian for Psychology and Sociology

Librarian for Psychology and Sociology

University of Michigan Job Location: Michigan Apply By: 06/15/2022 Date Created: 06-02-2022

The Social Sciences and Clark Library team is located administratively within the Research Division of the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor. We are subject librarians, liaisons, and functional specialists with expertise in the social sciences, government information, maps, GIS, and spatial and numeric data. We partner with programs and departments on campus to enhance teaching, learning, and research activities through impactful access to library collections and services. We offer expertise across all phases of the research lifecycle and we value a collegial and collaborative approach to our work. Reporting to the Director of the Social Sciences and Clark Library team, you will provide leadership and support for research and instructional activities in psychology, sociology, and related sub-disciplines. You will work in close collaboration with library and campus colleagues to build and provide services, collections, and programs to meet the needs of our faculty and students. You will contribute to the library's consultation services and instructional programming. You have an active knowledge of resources used in social sciences research and teaching, and current and in-depth knowledge of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and open research practices in the social sciences. Liaison and subject specialist assignments are subject to adjustment at the discretion of the Director of the Social Sciences and Clark Library. We expect that you will be campus-based, but note that the library supports hybrid and flexible work environments (i.e., a combination of in-person and remote work, depending on specific job responsibilities). Responsibilities*
  • Provide outreach to faculty and students in the Department of Psychology, the Department of Sociology, and the Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies to promote library collections, services, and resources.
  • Work with faculty to develop and teach course-integrated library workshops.
  • Work with faculty and students to calibrate library collections and services to their research and teaching interests and increase library responsiveness to their needs.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of online research guides and tutorials.
  • Engage faculty, students, and other users on issues relating to digital projects and data, and refer them to other experts.
  • Lead the acquiring and assessing of collections in assigned subject areas, including Psychology, Sociology, and Organizational Studies.
  • Collaborate with collection management coordinators, administrators and committees and others to improve collection workflows.
  • Participate in a range of professional activities that comprise continuing commitments to research, teaching, and service. These activities include membership in professional and scholarly organizations, and participation at conferences or other events.
Required Qualifications*
  • Master's degree in library or information science, or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • 3+ years' experience with library public services, such as research consultation, course integrated instruction, engaged learning, and liaison and outreach activities.
  • Experience developing programs and collections to meet the needs of faculty and students.
  • A strong understanding of the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion expressed through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Desired Qualifications*
  • Advanced degree in Psychology, Sociology, or a related discipline or equivalent field work or other professional experience contributing to knowledge of the field.
  • 1+ years of experience performing and providing guidance to facilitate expert searching including systematic and scoping reviews.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of digital scholarship, and familiarity with new digital tools, methodologies, and programs supporting new research, teaching, and learning in the social sciences, humanities, or international studies.
  • 1+ years of experience with research data issues and practices such as data management planning, access and discovery, data sharing, metadata, and preservation.
Additional Information Appointment is anticipated at the Associate or Senior Associate Librarian rank. Salary is dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. The target salary range for this position is $63,000 to $69,000 for the Associate Librarian rank and $70,000 to $81,000 for the Senior Associate Librarian rank. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement. The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, generous time off (24 vacation days per year, and 15 sick leave a year), matched retirement contributions with immediate vesting, professional development opportunities, and more. TIAA and Fidelity Investments' retirement benefits are available. Application Deadline Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled. U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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