Director, Taubman Medical Library and Coordinator, Health Sciences Libraries

The University of Michigan University Library is recruiting for the
position of the Director, Taubman Medical Library and Coordinator, Health
Sciences Libraries.  This position, reporting to the Associate University
Librarian,  provides pragmatic, strategic, and innovative leadership for
the health sciences libraries of the University of Michigan
(, including forming and enhancing partnerships with the
schools, colleges, and health care system; ensuring that user-centered
services meet the constantly evolving needs of the large diverse research
and educational population; providing executive oversight of substantial
collection and revenue budgets; and fostering a collegial, productive
environment for library staff.

Taubman Medical Library ( is an academic health
sciences library whose primary clientele includes the Medical School, the
School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, and the University of Michigan
Health System.  The Taubman Medical Library serves as a resource for the
Schools of Public Health and Dentistry, both of which have freestanding
libraries that are also part of the Health Sciences Libraries Cluster
within the University Library (

ˇ       Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

ˇ       ALA accredited Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of a
relevant and advanced degree and experience
ˇ       Minimum five years of management experience in a health sciences library
with increasing levels of responsibility and demonstrated leadership skills
ˇ       Experience in successfully leading collaborative efforts to enhance user
services and to develop innovative resources
ˇ       Ability to respond creatively to rapidly changing academic, library,
biomedical research, and health care environments
ˇ       Strong user-centered commitment to public service, including outreach and
service excellence
ˇ       High level of knowledge of emerging information technologies
ˇ       Familiarity with issues, trends, and operational needs of research
ˇ       Demonstrated record of substantial professional achievements
ˇ       Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and active involvement in
the library profession
ˇ       Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with
faculty, staff, and students of culturally diverse backgrounds
ˇ       Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication (oral and
written) skills

Rank, Salary, and Leave:  Rank is anticipated at full Librarian.  Minimum
Salary:  $83,000.  Final rank and salary are dependent on qualifications
and experience.  As a professional appointment in the University of
Michigan, University Library, this position offers full benefits and
opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates
fully in faculty governance.

Retirement:  TIAA/CREF or Fidelity.

For the complete job description, please visit:

To Apply:  Send cover letter and copy of résumé to Diane Wyatt, Library
Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of
Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1205 or by email to:  [log in to unmask]
Contact (734) 764-2546 for further information.

Application Deadline:  Applications received by 5/14/2004 will be given
first consideration.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action

Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
Information Services Librarian
Taubman Medical Library
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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