Jobs at Grand Valley State University Libraries

Faculty & Staff Positions

Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries is looking for a new Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian. The Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of data management strategies that will support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Libraries’ and University’s physical and digital assets and resources. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with librarians, archivists, IT staff and faculty to develop the technological and organizational infrastructure needed to support the library’s growing digital collections, digital scholarship and digital preservation initiatives.

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Student Jobs

Access & Delivery Student Assistant

The Access & Delivery Department needs you! We're looking for task-oriented, detail-driven students to help with checking in library materials, reshelving items, working in the mailroom, and working with our Automated Storage & Retrieval System (the cranes) at the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale campus. Interested? More details are available in the downloadable application below. Please complete it and bring it to the service desk at the Mary Idema Pew Library. Applications accepted until April 3, 2015.
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User Experience Student Assistant

Join a team designed to create a better experience for library patrons in the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons!  Become a User Experience Student Assistant and help staff the fast-paced library Service Desk.  Excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library, and the ability to work collaboratively with other students and staff are required.  Primary responsibilities include assisting patrons with research and circulation needs, providing building information and tours, and assisting with emergency and safety procedures.  Many varieties of shifts are available, all applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and extra hours during Exam Cram and for training purposes. 

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About the Area

Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive four-year university located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts nearly 25,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, including the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commonswhich opened in June 2013. The new Library connects students, resources, and technology and change the face of education at GVSU. This new facility is designed with green building concepts and we are pursuing the highest possible LEED certification. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, and offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life. For information related to the GVSU work/life experience, visit

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Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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