Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Interdisciplinary Librarian I reports to the Assistant Dean, University Libraries, and coordinates the library system's partnerships with emerging interdisciplinary research initiatives on the Wayne State University campus. The position offers instruction, research consultation, and reference assistance to faculty employed under a new interdisciplinary hiring initiative, as well as interdisciplinary research centers, programs, and units; serves as a resource for information on scholarly communication, copyright, and research data management, with a particular focus on the scholarly workflow; and serves on other cross-functional teams as appropriate. 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 Interdisciplinary Librarian must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. This is an Employment Security System position.
Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science or equivalent education and experience; demonstrated understanding of opportunities and challenges presented by emerging and interdisciplinary initiatives at research universities, 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.
Internal Number: 76_206225
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.