Exhibits and Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Position: Exhibits and Outreach Librarian
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Location: Michigan
Date posted: 2/14/2008
Application deadline: 3/31/2008

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

The University Library of the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for the new position of Exhibits and Outreach Librarian in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to develop, manage and present an innovative exhibit and events program designed to enrich the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the University of Michigan campus and larger community. A newly created library gallery located at the heart of the central campus in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library provides an exciting venue for displaying Library special collections and rich treasures, hosting lectures, presentations, and traveling exhibits, and collaborating with campus and community partners. With a broad research collection of nearly 8 million volumes, the University Library also has a Special Collections Library internationally known for its collections of early manuscripts, social protest and radical literature, transportation history, and book arts, a renowned Map Library, and the largest collection of papyrus in the United States. The University of Michigan Library is well known for leadership in library services, including the recently launched Michigan Digitization Program (http://www.lib.umich.edu/mdp/), creating an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University.

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world’s premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. The university is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, the librarian will join a dynamic, collegial staff and will work in a collaborative and supportive environment. The successful candidate is expected to combine an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a related field with significant relevant professional experience in exhibit and program planning; outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills including demonstrated ability to represent the Library’s rich collections and programs to the campus and wider community; excellent organizational skills; experience creating Web-based exhibits; the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Further information may be found at:


Rank, Salary, and Leave:
Final rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. As a professional appointment in the UM Library, this position offers opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates in faculty governance. Benefits:
TIAA/CREF or Fidelity Investments; 24 vacation days a year, a generous benefits package.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and copy of résumé to:

Library Human Resources
404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
e-mail to: libhumres@umich.edu

Contact (734) 764-2546 for further information. Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on 3/31/08 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

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