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Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator – Assistant Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries, a recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks energetic and innovative applicants for a Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator position, responsible for the overall management and direction of the Libraries’ scholarly communication program and repository services. The person in this position reports to the Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications and provides outreach to GVSU community on scholarly communications issues and services and leads the Libraries’ efforts to support new models of scholarly communication.  

The successful candidate will contribute to the libraries’ overall leadership team. Required qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty and must possess the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution, and institutional governance.


A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Application deadline is August 15, 2014. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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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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