Wednesday, February 4, 2015

UM Library job postings



The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest and most innovative academic research libraries in the world, and is dedicated to enabling the world changing work of the University of Michigan. In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, when you work for the University of Michigan Library you’ll work with engaged staff, comprehensive and well-known collections, and multiple and well-used facilities throughout the campus.

The University of Michigan Library is looking to fill 14 positions as part of a group recruiting effort, many of which will be dedicated to new and exciting initiatives related to accessibility, student engaged learning, and visualization. We’re seeking to further build our team of diverse professionals in the areas of learning and teaching, research, information technology, and diversity.

We are currently recruiting to fill the positions listed below. For questions please contact Library Human Resources at libhumres@umich.edu or 734-764-2546.

Two-year position that will result in collaborations, white papers, and presentations informing the library as we continue to make investment in accessibility.  The measure of success for this position will be the degree to which it brings together a community bound by its shared accessibility values, creates an effective framework for the library to engage with accessibility at a strategic level, and embeds accessibility in the earliest stages of innovation initiatives.  

Supports the design and usability of the library’s websites and applications. The ideal candidate will be a strong creative thinker and problem solver and have a passion for understanding users in the context of higher education.

Leads a library team of technology professionals and student consultants focused on the intersection of discovery, content, learning, technology, and curricular transformation. The director and the learning technologies team provide leadership for a suite of programs, services, and spaces in support of course-related projects and technology-rich learning activities.

Focuses on campus engagement and aligning the library’s expertise with campus research and learning agendas.  Engaging in outreach and building relationships with faculty and students will directly inform in-depth consultations, curriculum enrichment, information literacy initiatives, collection development, digital scholarship, research data services and specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects.

Responsibilities - the implementation and management of interfaces to the library’s digital content management and presentation systems. The ideal candidate will have a passion for developing accessible interfaces to web resources, bring a clear sense of design to the job, work closely with application developers, and have strong problem-solving skills.

Develop, maintain, and continually innovate our technical approaches to visualization resources and activities. The Visualization Systems Specialist will be an integral member of the library-wide team focused on visualization services.  

Focus on student learning in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment. The Learning Design Specialist will explore the intersection of library instruction, instructional design, pedagogy, and learning technologies.  This position requires a bachelor’s degree and successful experience programming with learning technologies, space, and teaching.

Guides and supports efforts to promote organizational diversity and inclusion in order to maintain a positive workplace climate and to offer the best possible services to all library staff and patrons. This includes setting strategic direction, goal-setting, planning, assessment, and advocacy.

Two-year position will design, build, and maintain web sites, systems, services, and applications in support of new models in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of and demonstrate experience with object-oriented programming languages, web frameworks, and current best practices in code design and web technologies.

Two-year position will apply learning theories, design principles, and technology to
develop, implement, and maintain general and course-specific learning objects/modules and other library instruction materials for our credit courses. The successful candidate will be a learner-centered digital education librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, higher education, and information literacy instruction in academic libraries.  

Two-year position will work in the area of digital preservation services. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of programmers, librarians, and other experts on a major initiative to build a new digital library system architecture. This is an opportunity to join a skilled and forward-thinking group, and to gain experience with modern technologies that support web-based research and archiving.

Three-year positions will help create digital library systems and build efficient, automated workflows. The successful candidates will work as part of a team of programmers, librarians, and other experts on a major initiative to build a new digital library system architecture and populate it with new forms of content.


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