Job Posting, Univ. of Michigan, (Repost)

Cara Slavens (
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 09:33:25 -0700 (PDT)

The Film/Video Library is the primary resource for film, video, audio,
and mixed media formats supporting the instructional and research
needs of the University of Michigan. With a collection in
excess of 15,000 titles, service is provided to all schools and
colleges of the University regardless of discipline. The
Library is currently developing a plan for the distribution of digital
resources and services. Staff are expected to work in
close collaboration with other information professionals from the
University Library and the Digital Library Production
Service, CAEN, Media Union, and the School of Information. Under the
supervision of the Director of the Arts and Engineering
Libraries, the successful candidate will perform public service
duties at the Media Union and participate in UM Library
activities. Responsibilities include: Overseeing the management
of the Film/Video Library; Planning, implementing, and
evaluating services and projects; Hiring, training and evaluating a
staff of four; Overseeing the continued development of a
first-class media collection; Working with librarians and faculty in
a distributed environment to improve access to media
collections for the University community.

This position is posted as a Associate Librarian/Sr.
Associate Librarian. The rank of the selected candidate will depend
on qualifications.

Advanced degree in a media related area (i.e., film/video,
cinema studies, instructional technology, etc.), or BA/S degree in
an appropriate field; media librarianship experience or
familiarity with the higher education media market; hands-on
experience with instructional technologies and digital
media; teaching or training experience.

MLS from an ALA accredited school, or an equivalent
combination of relevant advanced degree and experience; minimum
2 years experience in an academic environment; strong
commitment to public service; supervisory experience, or the
interest and potential to supervise; excellent oral and
written communication skills; ability to work effectively as part of a
team of information specialists working with culturally
diverse faculty, students, and staff; familiarity with media technology
and its potential for network applications. Minimum salary : Associate,
$35,500 - Senior Associate, $41,000; 24 working days of vacation a year;
15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits.

Applications received by Sept. 29, 2000 will be given first consideration.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action

Please send applications (cover letter and resume) for
this professional position to the following office:
Library HumanResources, c/o Laura Woolley, 404 Hatcher North,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205,

Call (734) 764-2546 for further information; 8AM - 5PM Monday-Friday.