Friday, August 05, 2005

Job Announcement: Clarke Historical Library

Job Announcement: Clarke Historical Library. I am on a search committee for this position at Central Michigan University. If you qualify, and wouldn't mind working with me, please consider applying.


Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library seeks a reference librarian/bibliographer to join an energetic team. Serving about 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is an innovative doctoral/research-intensive institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research.

Position Description:
The Clarke Historical Library, a special collections library at CMU specializing in Michigan history, CMU history, Native Americans, other Michigan related topics and children’s literature, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Reference Librarian/Bibliographer. This is a tenure-track, faculty position. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, service-oriented librarian dedicated to the provision of outstanding reference and research service and committed to the development of electronic as well as print collections. Primary responsibilities include: reference and research services, bibliographic duties, and supervision of the reading room. Other duties include providing library instruction and outreach, and collection development.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of potential for earning tenure/promotion as a library faculty member. Evidence of teaching ability/potential. Knowledge of a wide variety of relevant electronic and print reference resources. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as enthusiasm for service excellence. Ability to work independently and cooperatively. Potential for professional leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience in special collections libraries. Reference experience in an academic library, especially in a special collections setting. Expertise in history, especially Michigan history. Expertise in children’s literature and historical elementary school textbooks. Publications, particularly refereed publications. Experience with web page content development and technology-based instruction. Supervisory, collection development, and exhibit preparation experience. Additional graduate degree in a field related to the position.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $45,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Applications may be emailed to (please include the phrase “Clarke Library Reference Librarian Search” in the subject line). Alternatively, a hard copy application may be sent to:

Chairperson, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer Search Committee
407 Park Library
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Review of applications begins September 6, 2005. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see

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