Learning & Research Support: Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Employment Security Status Track Appointment
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian reports to the Associate Dean, University Libraries, and serves the faculty and students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, including the Departments of Art & Art History, Communication, Music, and Theater & Dance. Additional subject areas within the humanities and social sciences may be assigned as appropriate. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian offers discipline-specific instruction, intensive discipline-specific research consultations, and discipline-specific reference assistance; serves as a resource for information on scholarly communication and copyright; and serves as a member of the libraries’ Instruction Team, with a focus on building students’ information literacy and research skills. The full breadth of the position’s responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.
This position supports the Wayne State University mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. Wayne State students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. A successful Fine and Performing Arts Librarian must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science; strong commitment to teaching and public service; talent to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment; skills to analyze, organize, and present information; demonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasks; capacity to work independently or as a team member, and to communicate effectively with non-technical staff, vendors and other campus technology staff; familiarity with current trends in library technology along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; experience with literature in the arts or an undergraduate or advanced degree in the fine and performing arts or related field; library instruction experience; skills in using technologies to enhance instruction; experience in providing reference services, user education, information literacy, database searching, and in developing print and online instructional materials and tutorials; familiarity with current trends and issues in digital humanities and immersive technologies, such as makerspaces; experience with at least one of the leading learning management systems; established record or potential for professional achievement and service.
The Campus and University Libraries: The University Library System includes Learning and Research Support Services; Collection Management; Discovery Services; the Vera Shiffman Medical Library; the Arthur Neef Law Library; the Walter P. Reuther Library and Archives and Library Administrative Services. The School of Library and Information Science also reports to the Dean. For more information, please visit: http://www.library.wayne.edu
Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options, TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation benefits.
Application Procedure: Please submit electronically to posting #042775 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University’s ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should also provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which creates an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Please contact Cynthia Krolikowski, Librarian IV, Special Collections, University Library System for additional information regarding the position at email@example.com.