Research Data & Government Information Librarian at Western Michigan University- Kalamazoo, MI

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Research Data and Government Information Librarian.

The Research Data and Government Information Librarian collaborates with other units across the WMU community to develop and provide coordinated support for research data management and curation that is responsive to local needs. This position provides consultation and reference services on finding and using data, builds awareness and support for managing data and educates the community on best practices for data collection, management and preservation.

The position also serves as the WMU Libraries Government Documents depository coordinator, developing and managing the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) collection and selection profile, currently selecting 50% of available items. As part of the Research Services Unit, this position provides specialized research support for data and government information sources. It interprets materials, educates and assists users and develops preservation and management plans for materials and collections.

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 and application procedures.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: Flexible

Procedures:  A cover letter, vita, and list of references must be submitted online to WMU’s career and job posting website:

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

University Libraries: With more than 1.5 million total titles, and almost 500 databases, Western Michigan University Libraries is the fourth largest university library system in Michigan and among the top 100 in the country with active instructional and collection development programs.  The WMU Libraries are housed at four locations:  Dwight B. Waldo Library (Main), the Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center, the Gary and Rita Swain Education Library, and the Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library. Further information concerning the University Libraries can be obtained at

Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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