Academic Librarian

Academic Librarian: User Services – Immediate Opening

The User Services Librarian is an academic librarian position that is responsible for providing library services and academic support to Michigan School of Psychology (MSP) graduate students and faculty. Together with the Administrative and Technical Services Librarian, this position also coordinates the supervision of other library employees, i.e. library clerk or student employees.

This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Vice President.

Services to Patrons

Communicates professional values of intellectual freedom, copyright compliance, user confidentiality, and academic integrity through policy and education. Works with the Administrative and Technical Services Librarian to develop, communicate and enforce library policies.

Provides circulation services to students, faculty and staff.

Provides reference support and research skills instruction in the use of proprietary databases and other resources via email, Zoom, in person, and classroom or recorded presentations.

Manages interlibrary loan service (WorldShare) to support the academic and research needs of faculty, staff and students.

Enforces institution-wide copyright compliance for interlibrary borrowing and electronic coursepack readings through use of Copyright Clearance Center and RightFind. 

Services to Faculty

Assists faculty with identifying and procuring academic resources needed for teaching and e-coursepacks. Secures copyright clearance and establishes course pack fees.

Maintains psychological testing and assessment resources for courses; orders forms and ensures availability of needed resources for students and faculty. Consults with faculty on emerging needs of the psychological testing curriculum and collection.

Collection Management

Oversees the library management system and uses administrative features to enact library borrowing policies. Together with the Administrative and Technical Services Librarian, identifies new resources for purchase and processes acquisitions.

MSP is committed to creating and maintaining an environment of equity and inclusion in support of our diverse student body and the community we serve. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements  

  • Master’s degree in library science
  • 1-3 years of experience in a public or academic library
  • Demonstrated involvement in the professional community
  • Commitment to diversity and customer service
  • Expert skills in searching major psychology/social sciences databases
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Worldshare
  • Flexible and collaborative; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Available to work some nights

MSP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer.

A letter of interest with a brief description of relevant experience, resume/curriculum vitae, and references should be sent to:

Diane Zalapi, Vice President
[email protected]

Review of Applications will begin September 23rd and continue until the position is filled.

MSP appreciates all who express an interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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