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Company name
Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Library, Education

Posted on
Jan 20,2019

Valid Through
May 05,2019


The Director of Library Research and Instruction Services (


) provides vision and leadership for user-centered research and instruction services within the


department. This 12-month non-tenure track staff position administers and oversees all department programs and services and supervises and evaluates department librarians and staff. The director encourages the promotion of resources and services to user communities, contributes to collection development, and is responsible for the departmental budget. The director serves as a member of the Libraries’ Dean’s Advisory Council and is engaged in professional service and scholarly activities. Review of applicants will begin on February 25th, 2019.

Required Qualifications


accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.

Five years of professional academic librarian experience providing reference services, library instruction sessions, and research support.

Three years of successful supervisory experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries, including principles of information literacy, instruction methodologies, and technologies supporting reference and research processes.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated experience assessing library programs and services.

Service on committees within the library, college/university, and professional associations.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of scholarship and peer-reviewed publications.

Additional advanced degree.

Experience serving non-traditional students, online learners, and

faculty who teach online.

Collection development experience.

Experience teaching credit bearing courses.

Familiarity with tenure-track faculty obligations and responsibilities. Experience using Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo platforms and Springshare tools.

Duties & Responsibilities

Plans, implements, oversees, and evaluates all


programs and services.

Gathers and analyzes departmental data and prepares administrative reports.

Ensures effective communication and collaboration within the


department, throughout the libraries, and across the university.

Promotes service excellence and develops user-centered policies and procedures.

Manages the departmental budget and ensures effective stewardship of allotted funds.

Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising department librarians and staff.

As needed, provides research assistance to library patrons and contributes to the development of the library’s collections.

Works with the Director of Collection Development in support of subject librarian activities.

Serves as a member of the library’s Deans Advisory Council, as an ex-officio member of the Libraries’ Curriculum Committee, and on committees within the libraries, the university, and professional organizations and associations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At


, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group

Professional & Administrative -Salary

Staff Pay Level

Pay Range

$70,000 -$90,000


Academic Affairs


Library Research & Instruction Services

Position Status


Position End Date

Employment Status




Position Type

12 month

Weekly Work Schedule

M-F 8:00-5:00 Evenings & Weekends as necessary

At Will?



Mount Pleasant, MI

About the Department

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.


offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online


and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field,


is a member of the


Division I Mid-American Conference.


Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement


, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community.


does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Company info

Central Michigan University
Phone : 989-774-4000
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Company Profile
Check out everything CMU offers, whether you're a high school student exploring college options, transferring from another institution, interested in graduate programs, serving in the military and want to complete your degree, or returning to college as a working professional. Established in 1892, CMU is one of the nation's 100 largest public universities and offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. They include nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant

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