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Social Sciences Resident Librarian

The University of Michigan Library Resident Program was created to support our commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. The U-M Library is a part of the ACRL Diversity Alliance supporting a broad-based library residency program. This opportunity is one of two opportunities (with the STEM Resident Librarian) in a resident librarian cohort.

Reporting to the Social Sciences and Clark Library team leaders, the Resident Librarian is a three-year, nonrenewable term position at the assistant librarian rank. Additional areas of focus may be tailored to reflect your professional interests and the needs of the Social Sciences and Clark Library team and the U-M Library.

The first two years of the residency will be foundational years focused on work within the Social Sciences and Clark Library team. You will work with a broad range of staff and functions within the library, and may participate in special projects or serve on library committees. During the third year you will increase focus on leadership and professional development, along with a capstone project. You will have opportunities for funded travel to professional conferences and workshops based on your projects and interests. It is expected that you will bring a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to your work.

We expect that you will be campus-based, but note that the library supports hybrid and flexible work environments (i.e., a combination of in-person and remote work, depending on specific job responsibilities). 

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library's mission.


  • Perform assigned responsibilities within the Social Sciences and Clark Library team, which may include reference, consultation and instruction related to the social sciences, data services, government information, GIS, and maps.
  • Engage with, explore, and assess the use of relevant technologies, including new digital and visualization tools, methodologies, and programs supporting new research, teaching, and learning in the social sciences
  • Develop professionally by collaborating on committees and programs and engaging in academic growth activities.

Possible areas of focus:

  • Work with colleagues to develop qualitative research support services. This may include developing expertise in relevant resources, such as Dedoose and NVivo.
  • Provide guidance for research data management best practices with qualitative data.
  • Develop expertise in data services, including geospatial data; may include support for data analysis, visualization, curation and metadata creation.
  • Develop subject-based expertise and liaison librarian skills within the social sciences. For example, developing library support for U-M’s Anti-Racism Faculty Hiring Initiatives.
  • Develop digital scholarship skills in the social sciences.
Position: Social Sciences Resident Librarian
Organization: Univetsity of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Salary: $56,000 to $61,000
Posting Start Date: 5/2/2022
Date Posted: 5/2/2022

Required Qualifications*

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • Ability or potential to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A).
Status: This listing expires on: 7/31/2022
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Univetsity of Michigan

Ann Arbor,  MI 48109
United States
Jesus Espinoza