Assistant Professor-Humanities Librarian-Waldo Library-Terminal/1 Year Appointment

Western Michigan University

United States

May 30, 2022


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Assistant Professor-Humanities Librarian-Waldo Library-Terminal/1 Year Appointment

Posting Number



University Libraries



Job Type:

Non-Tenure Track

Pay Type


Salary Range:

$52,625 - $64,250 Plus a generous benefits package

Major Duties

- Planning, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction session in the assigned liaison areas.

- Consulting with classroom faculty on information-literacy related assignment design and content-related library collections.

- Meeting with students for individual reference consultations, which includes maintaining an open online calendar for scheduling consultations.

- Providing online reference via email and LibChat.

- Updating LibGuides, online tutorials, and other online learning objects to support the curriculum in the assigned liaison areas.

- Promoting library resources and services to the assigned liaison departments via multiple communication channels.

- Responding to inquiries about library instruction, reference, and collections.

- Participating in library events and initiatives.

- Supporting colleagues with high teaching loads as needed.

- Participating in faculty governance and other shared leadership opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

- A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA, or a completed bachelor's degree and verified enrollment in an MLIS program with an anticipated graduation date no later than May 30, 2022 from an accredited institution.

- Demonstrated potential for achievement in library instruction and reference in a liaison librarian environment, including comfort in initiating new conversations, public speaking, and facilitating group activities.

- Familiarity with common library instruction tools and resources, such as discovery tools, humanities databases, LibGuides, teaching and learning tools (such as Blackboard or D2L), assessment software, and citation managers.

- Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Desired Qualifications

- Demonstrated content knowledge in the humanities.

- Experience in an academic or public library in an instruction or reference role.

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications Curriculum Vitae List of References

Optional Applicant Documents


Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Position Information:

Western Michigan University is seeking a humanities liaison librarian to fill a 35-hours a week, benefits-eligible, one-year term faculty position in the WMU Libraries' Instruction and Outreach Department. The humanities covered by this position include English, Communication, Spanish, Philosophy, Gender & Women's Studies, Comparative Religion, and World Languages & Literatures. Entry-level applicants who have comfort and confidence with teaching and reference are welcome.

Western Michigan University Libraries is committed to the University's strategic direction on inclusive excellence and equity and actively works to promote a diverse and accessible University culture. WMU Libraries strongly encourages applications from candidates in underrepresented groups, multilingual candidates, and those with a passion for inclusion, accessibility, disability advocacy, and related themes.

In support of the Libraries commitment to career development, the incumbent will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Support will be provided for time to attend professional development activities, initiating scholarship, and developing service experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the WMU Jobs website will be considered. Go to: https:// www. for benefits and other information.

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Open Until Filled

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