African Studies librarian job posted

From Michigan State University: “Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Collections, this librarian has responsibility for collection development (in cooperation with others) for materials from and about the continent of Africa, emphasizing Africa south of the Sahara. Duties include selection of materials, specialized reference and library instruction, faculty liaison, collection management, promoting the collection, working on grant proposals, some travel to Africa, and participation in cooperative collection development agreements.” Application period closes Feb. 29, 2016.

The successful candidate must be creative, broadly focused and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet Position Summary: evolving campus needs. The candidate will also participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on interests and qualifications; assignments in cataloging or digital initiatives are likely possibilities. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Other relevant duties as assigned.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.

Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.

The job application process is best accessible by entering the posting number 2513 at https://jobs.msu.edu

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