Engineering and Innovation Librarian, Lib I/II Continuing
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 816254
Engineering and Innovation Librarian, Lib I/II Continuing
The Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL) is seeking an Engineering and Innovation Librarian to serve as liaison to programs in the College of Engineering; the Construction Management Program in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction; and the interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Program in the Eli Broad College of Business. As a member of the Sciences Team and reporting to the Sciences Coordinator, the Engineering and Innovation Librarian will partner with liaison units in providing library support for research, teaching and learning and collaborate with library colleagues, including the Entrepreneurship Librarian at the Gast Business Library. Engineering faculty at MSU are a community of researchers and teachers, both on campus and around the world, with a focus on global engagement to solve problems. MSU’s extensive opportunities for teaching and learning in the field have been enhanced with the recently opened STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, which emphasizes the importance of classroom and laboratory spaces for gateway science courses, including engineering. In support of these initiatives, the Libraries serve as a center of activity and engagement on campus, with librarians empowered to support both student development and transformative research activities.
The MSU Libraries are closely aligned with teaching and learning innovation on campus and are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in or excited about innovative teaching methods, particularly as it relates to new and emerging technologies and digital scholarship. The successful candidate will be broadly focused and collaborative, building partnerships with faculty, students, researchers, and other library users. The librarian will participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Essential duties include:
Online, hybrid, and in-classroom instruction within courses
Research support and guidance
Collection development in relevant disciplines, including standards and patents
Consultation and support around the creation, use, and storage of data and data sets as they relate to engineering and entrepreneurship
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system. They are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position and serve 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Library and Information Science
Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be Flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
Exceptional commitment to patron and community engagement;
Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
Attention to detail;
Preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment;
Capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an intention to work in and foster a collaborative, respectful culture.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive, enthusiastic, and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences, constituencies, and colleagues including faculty, students, administrators, consortia partners, and national organizations as appropriate.
Background, interest, or coursework in an area of engineering or the sciences.
Experience in an academic library setting.
Experience in or familiarity with managing data or developing data management plans.
Required Application Materials
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, CV/resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references (2 must be present/past supervisors) to http://careers.msu.edu.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Minimum salary $54,000. Salary is negotiable. MSU provides generous fringe benefits. For questions, please contact Jacquelyn Hansen, [email protected], at MSU Libraries Human Resources Department.
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
The Libraries are at the center of academic life at Michigan State University, providing expertise, collections, and infrastructure for discovery and creation. We facilitate connections that support research, teaching, and learning in our local and global communities. Discover more about us at: https://lib.msu.edu/strategic-plan/.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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