Jobs at Grand Valley State University Libraries
Faculty & Staff Positions
- Head of Collections
Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks applicants for the Head of Collections position. The Head of Collections is responsible for oversight of the University Libraries' $4.4 million collections budget, the development of policies and procedures, coordination of liaison librarian activities related to collection development, negotiation of license agreements, and assessment of the collections. The individual in this position serves as the primary contact for collections activities carried out through consortia and facilitates and provides guidance to the campus in addressing collections issues, including copyright and open access, and other emerging publishing models.
A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at gvsujobs.org. Review of applications begins Monday, March 17, 2014. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
- Peer Research Consultant
Good at research? Become a Peer Research Consultant and help fellow students improve their library research. Consultants work one-to-one or in small groups in campus libraries to help other students refine their topics; develop research plans; find books, articles and other sources of information; evaluate those resources; and talk through the entire process of doing library research to complete an assignment. This is an advanced student position that works collaboratively with library staff and faculty to provide a valuable library service to the campus community.
- User Experience Student Assistants for Fall 2014
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 staff the library Service Desk and help patrons at the point of need throughout the building. 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 basic research, providing building information and tours, helping to ensure a safe environment, and performing general circulation tasks. While a variety 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.
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 Commons scheduled to open in June 2013. The new Library will connect 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 http://www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness
For more information about the Grand Rapids community, visit http://www.experiencegr.com
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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