Job Summary: U.S. History Librarian, Librarian IReporting to the Coordinator for Humanities Collections, this librarian is responsible for library liaison with the Department of History, and for flexible relationships with campus programs that rely on historical resources or historical analysis and with the subject librarians serving those programs (this could include programs in ethnic studies or area studies). The librarian provides, promotes, manages and evaluates library services and resources for the study of history, with special attention to the history of the United States. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, collection management, library instruction, the creation of subject-specific research guides, reference service, and collaboration to meet campus needs in digital scholarship. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.The successful candidate must be broadly focused, adventurous and willing to expand their range of liaison responsibilities as well as 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.This librarian works cooperatively with others in the library Digital Scholarship Collaborative to address trends, opportunities and needs in the area of digital scholarship. Potential areas of attention include digital text analysis, geospatial and visualization projects, and emerging aspects of the digital humanities. Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 5,500 faculty, 39,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.
Minimum Requirements: 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 skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students and staff; ability to work both collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to engaging in scholarly activity consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to independently pursue continuing professional development.
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