Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion: Western Michigan University

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The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion.

This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University’s commitment to being a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by exploring innovative approaches to connecting the library with its community. The Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion will build inclusive community engagement programs in collaborative partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, such as academic and student support offices on campus and community partners outside the university. The Librarian will lead the full lifecycle of program development, including listening for community needs, developing a portfolio of programming, and measuring and articulating impact. The Librarian will champion library programming that features a broad array of perspectives and approaches, including culturally diverse resources, multilingual communication, and passion for inclusion and accessibility.

As a three-year, full-time faculty resident, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Education and User Services and will work closely with four library departments to learn from and support their engagement efforts: Instruction & Outreach, Research Services, User Services, and the Office of the Dean. This position also will participate in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance Program, which will include both regional and national cohorts to share experiences and develop professionally. In support of the Libraries commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience.

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required. Please visit for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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