Sunday, June 21, 2009

Assistant Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Librarian to serve as the Government Documents Librarian and liaison to the Departments of Geology, Political Science and International Relations. Serves as the primary link between the Federal Depository Library program and the University Libraries. Duties will include providing virtual and traditional reference assistance, library instruction, and performing collection development. This position will be located at the Zumberge Library on GVSU's campus in Allendale, MI and will require some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment; strong commitment to public service.

Desired qualifications: experience working with government documents; background or experience working with the social sciences; experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library setting; experience with collection development. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, and an understanding of the GVSU campus mission, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and the ability to work in a team-based organization.

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include health and life insurance. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled; recent library school graduates and those from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply online, go to and attach a cover letter, list of references and resume and/or CV. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The university attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Rapids is a metropolitan area with a population of over one million, rich in cultural amenities and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.

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