creating an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services
to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the
University. The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and
graduate education and one of the world's premier research
universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a
diverse cultural and social environment. The university is situated in
the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small-town
atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.
Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance with the development,
facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of Library diversity
initiatives. The subject specialist responsibilities may include
collection development, instruction, campus liaison, reference, digital
asset management, and other responsibilities according to the joint
needs and interests of the candidate and the University Library.
* Determine goals, objectives and strategies in establishing
and implementing system-wide diversity initiatives in the areas of
human resources, user services, and collection management.
* Develop effective mechanisms for evaluating Library diversity initiatives.
* Conduct research on diversity related topics including planning,
design, and coordination of various studies and special projects.
Write reports and communiqués; compile and analyze statistical data.
* Facilitate communication and perform liaison functions between
Library administration and various Library unit activities related to
* Represent the Library at appropriate meetings and professional
activities and work with various University officers and constituents
in the area of cultural diversity.
* Establish outreach mechanisms for diversifying applicant pools for all Library positions.
* Lead the University Library's outreach initiatives and assist LHR
staff responsible for coordinating Librarian recruitment activities.
Required: a relevant advanced degree (ALA accredited preferred), or an
equivalent combination of an advanced degree and experience in the area
of librarianship and cultural diversity; prior experience working in an
academic environment; knowledge of, participation in, and experience
with national groups promoting cultural awareness; knowledge of trends
and issues related to organizational culture and cultural diversity;
substantial experience in working effectively with a large diverse
staff; ability to provide leadership and manage programs and
initiatives; outstanding communication skills; and ability to work
independently within a variety of assignments.
Benefits, Rank, and Salary:
Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications. As a
professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University
Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for
professional development and travel, and, depending upon hiring rank,
will participate fully in faculty governance.
Retirement Options: TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments
Send application (cover letter & resume) as email attachments to [log in to unmask]
Attention: Robert Campe, Chief Operating Officer;
404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor,
MI 48109-1205. Questions may be directed to 734 764-2546 or to [log in to unmask]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.